Thursday, 4 September 2014

Transcription of John Richard Stubbs' diary for 1855

Small leatherbound notebook “The Universal Pocket Diary & Almanack for 1855”
Much of the diary is empty.

In the flyleaf is written
Feby 8  a  ltre of Mr Grows found by Broadbelt betwn the PO & Ornhams brot here by a ...iler.  Add d to
T & H Ferrabel
Saturday June 30
Went to Taitlands

Sunday July 1
To Stainforth church  & Giggleswick  went to Catterick Foss

Monday July 2
Went to Skipton Sessions   Co.... prest  6 months   Came home  walk.. from Knaresbro

Sunday July 8
3 times to church

Monday July 9
Had Emma Eteson &c to tea   went boating

Tuesday July 10
Had a bather with Leonard

Wednesday July 11
Walked to Ouseburn   Stayed all night

Thursday July 12
Walked home   played at Cricket

Friday August 3
Henry R & I drove to Ouseburn to fetch Bell   a dog for Uncle R
[Henry Redmayne, his cousin]

Saturday August 4
Taitlands people returned home

Monday August 6
Went to Helperby to fetch our Jane & Sophy
[His sister Jane Stubbs and cousin Sophy Hirst]
Tuesday August 7
Drove Jane & I to Dishforth to see F Barker about boots  Jno  Barroby sendg pigs &c to Wetherby

Thursday August 9
At night rode to Ouseburn   stayed all night with Uncle P

Friday August 10
Leon/d S & I had a walk   returned home from Ouseburn
[Leonard Sidgwick]

Saturday August 11
Fished at night

Sunday August 12
Church 3 times

Monday August 13
Attended meet/g with Uncle at Ouseburn   Went to Ouseburn at night with Uncle W & aunt ret/g from Scarboro

Tuesday August 14
Walked home from Ouseburn   went to Aldbro to see Burley

Wednesday August 15
Rode with L W S to Kirby Hill & Burton Grange

Friday August 17
Went with H E Clarks pty to Hack Fall

Tuesday August 21
Went to Mr Clarks   Had a dance

Saturday September 8
Aunt Bell  Mrs Lascelles & Miss Haydn called

Monday September 10
Took Aunt Bell to illeg   supped Lascelles

Thursday September 13
Went to Ouseburn to get orders   supped with Aunt Pick

Friday September 14
Played at Cricket

Saturday September 15
Les illeg Capes & I walked round by All Ar...

Saturday November 10
Went to Dishforth   stayed till Saturday following   Mrs Beck was there
[Dishforth was the home of Mark Barroby]

Sunday November 11
Church at Marton le Moor a.m.   Dishforth p.m.

Monday November 12
Drove Mrs Richardson down to Thirsk   stayed dinner & returned
[Mark Barroby had two married sisters, according to Bp Stubbs:  Ann, who married Richard Richardson and died 1859, and Mary, who married William Richardson of Leeds - cf p 32 Bp Stubbs.  This could be either.]

Tuesday November 13
Helped Thos Mason with steam thrashing machine   rode down with Chas Mason to Mr Barrobys men on B.B. Road

Wednesday November 14
Went to Melmerby for Miss B/y  from there to Baldersby  dined & returned in the pm  Had a little ferreting
[Miss B/y is presumably Miss Barroby.  Mark Barroby had a sister Elizabeth, who died s.p.  and for whom no marriage is recorded by the Bishop]

Thursday November 15
Went with Thos Morley to Ripon    returned & had tea with him   dined at the Royal Oak
[John was related to Morleys through his grandmother Jane Stubbs.  Bp Stubbs records no Thos Morley who correlates here.]

Friday November 16
Went shooting with Thos Morley & spent the day with him   Shot 3 birds

Saturday November 17
Walked home in time for business   Tom came home
[His older brother Thomas, now aged 21]

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