Monday, January 31 1757

Rec’d by Elizabeth Day a note from the churchwardens and overseers of the parish of Waldron wherein they acknowledge Elizabeth Day and Ann her daughter to be legally settled and to belong to their parish. It was signed Nicholas Attwood, Will Peters, John Jones and Josias Smith… At home all day, but cannot say busy. Mrs Chatfield drank tea with us, and her husband, coming to accompany her home, stayed and smoked a pipe or 2 with us. This day received advice from Mr John Crouch that Francis Smith has not paid him the £10 sent him the 18th instant. This day delivered to Mr John Vine Jr his bill, amounting to 18.15.11¾, and received his, amounting to 2.5.6. Thomas Davy spent the evening and supped with us.

Tuesday, January 25 1757

After breakfast Mr Jeremiah French came into our house, and we agreed to go and talk with Elizabeth Day and Thomas Lewer, which we set off in order to do. But as we were going alone, we heard that Elizabeth Day was not in the way, upon which Mr French asked me to go into Jones’s, which we accordingly did and spent 2d apiece. Just as we were coming out, we saw Dame Dan and her daughter Day pass by, whom we called into Jones’s and talked to. [We] informed her of our intentions to remove her if she does not go out of our parish before Tuesday next. We then went to Thomas Lewer’s, but he was not at home; so we left word of our intentions with his wife. We came back again to Jones’s (for it is, I think, impossible to get Mr French by a sign post). We had not sat long before we saw John Jones the overseer of Waldron ride by, whom we called to and talked with about Elizabeth Day. He says their parish no ways desires her to intrude on our parish, but had much rather she would come home. So it’s plain the fault of her living here is her own. We spent 12d on the parish account… When I came home again, I dined on some sausages and hog’s puddings. In the evening marked up 4 dozen hoses.

Sunday, November 30 1755

In the morning I got up and went to Mrs Day’s to invite her and Miss Suky to dinner with us and breakfasted with her. While they were at church in the forenoon, Samuel and Nanny Slater went home. My brother Moses came to see us while they were at church and he, Mrs Day and Miss Suky dined with us on a hare, a piece of boiled beef and turnips and a bread pudding. After dinner Charles Diggens came in. Mrs Day and Miss Suky and my wife went to church and came back and drank tea. Mrs Day and Miss Suky went home about 5:25. Charles Diggens and my brother Moses stayed till about 7:15 and both went home a little merry. Paid for bread 2d.