Easter day: In the morning my brother arose and went to Mr Smith’s at Heronsdale [a small manor in Waldron] with a pair of gloves, and came back and breakfasted with us and then went home. No churching this forenoon on account of Mr Porter’s being not at home. We dined on a piece of bacon, potatoes, turnip greens and a plain batter pudding. My whole family at church in the afternoon the Reverend Mr Hamlin of Waldron preaching here; the text Colossians 3:1: “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.” After churchtime I went down to Mr French’s to balance the parish accounts, which I did as under:
|Mr French Dr.
|To poor tax for 1757 for Whyly
|Do. the woodlands to do.
|Do. Mr Virgoe’s
Per contra Cr.
|To 43 bushels wheat and 2 bushels 2 gallons oats delivered by him to Will Sinden for the use of the poor between the 13th September and the 9th April and amounting by Sinden’s account to the sum of
|12 bushels oats and Tester
|To his churchwarden’s bill
which sum of 3.3.2¼ that was due me I made received on a Bill of Mr Francis concerning the charges of carrying home Will Tull. I also paid him 15d for ½ bushel oats on my own account. I stayed there till near nine o’clock. In my absence my brother and George Richardson came to our house for the remains of Mr Madgwick’s gloves. My brother came down to Whyly to me, but did not stay, but they both stayed and drank tea with my wife. Thomas Davy sat with us in the evening. Rec’d of Mr John Mugridge 4.0.6 in part of poor tax. This day Richard Elless and Elizabeth Geal were publicly asked.