Thursday, Oct 9 1755

Lent Mr Richard Stone, doctor, in cash 5.5.0, for which he gave me his note of hand… This day gave Henry Vine 2d for going to Framfield. This day wrote an agreement between John Watford Jr and Sarah Thunder, wherein she hires part of John Watford’s house at 5/- per quarter, to be paid quarterly, and she to pay the window tax. On failure of her paying it quarterly, she is to go out of it at a quarter’s notice. N.B.: she is to enter upon it the 11th instant. My brother Moses came over after dinner and stayed till 5 o’clock. He drank tea with us. At home all day and busy. My wife very bad with the rheumatism. Paid John Cayley 6.6.6 in full for the bill I received of him the 24th September 1755 on Weeks, for which I gave him my note of hand, but now took in.

Monday, September 29 1755

Sent Mr Will Roase the bill I rec’d of John Cayley on Weeks (the 24th instant), value: 6.6.6, and likewise sent him my draft on Messrs Margesson and Collison… for £20, which makes together 26.6.6. Sent the aforementioned bills in a letter by George Richardson, who called on me in his way to Lewes. This day William Weller and Samuel Elphick came over to Hoathly and signed Samuel’s indentures, in which he is to serve 7 yrs from the 24th June 1754, but on a previous agreement he is to let him free at any time. Paid for bread ½d. Paid Nicholls in goods and money 8/- in full for 8 days’ work. Paid Master Bridgman 6d for a breast of lamb of 2½ lbs this day. Sent Mr John Crouch a bill on Messrs Margesson and Collison… value £10. My brother Moses came over in the afternoon and stayed all night.