Wednesday, January 21 1756

At home all day. My brother and Mr Bowman dined with us. Mr Bowman stayed and smoked a pipe with me. Rec’d ½ bushel wheat of William Sinden. The Halland gardener cut my grape-vine and drank tea with us. Thomas Davy supped with us and he and I played at cribbage; I won 1d. I paid him 13d for my share of Martin’s Magazine; that is, 1d per piece over half price, on account of their being to be mine. Paid for milk ½d.

Wednesday, November 12 1755

At home all day. Paid for butter 3d; paid for milk ½d. Rec’d of Joseph Fuller 1 bullock’s heart worth about 8d. In the evening went down to Mr Porter’s to talk to him about Mrs Virgoe’s affairs. Paid Elizabeth Mepham by Lucy Mepham 5/- for the making of 10 round frocks. Finished posting my day book in the evening.