Sunday, 7 September 2014

Transcription of John Richard Stubbs' diary for 1858

Cloth bound 3 ½ inch x 6 inch notebook “Renshaw’s Diary and Almanack for 1857”
 

In the flyleaf is written “JRS  Jany 1857    For 1858 & 1859”
 

The entries for 1858 and 1859 are written in the 1857 Diary by using it as a notebook with the printed dates and days deleted and ten plain pages stitched into the back.

Up to Saturday January 9th doing nothing but going to Office   Suffering from Carbuncle

Sunday January 10
Twice to BB Church.  Once to Aldbro

Monday January 11
To Office   Had breakfast at Uncles.  The Workmans left Uncles this morng   At Noon about home   At Night went to see Jane Capes   Went to Leonard Sedgwicks to sup   H.E. Clark   J.Smith  Wm Morley   Smallwood   Steele   Joe & I were there   played Cards   Got home about ½ past one

Tuesday January 12
To Office   At Noon working at the Office.  At Night went to Smallwoods & to Sedgwicks   Arranged to go with Leond & M. Sedgwick in the Cab to Starbeck

Wednesday January 13
Went with Leonard & Mary Sedgwick to Taitlands to Leonards Wedding   he paid my fare   Tom Sedgwick joined us at Leeds   Fanny Stubbs met us at Settle Station   Had a Fly to Taitlands  Had tea there    Tom Sedgwick   Wm Nixon & I went to sleep at Stackhouses    Leonard went to Richardsons
[Fanny Stubbs is Bp Stubbs’ sister Frances 1836-77]

Thursday January 14
Went to Taitlands to 1st breakfast & helped Uncle to arrange.  Went back to Stackhouse’s   got dressed   Took Leond to Church & they got wed.  Tom Sedgwick  I  Wm Stubbs  Wm Nixon & Hy Redmayne were Groomsmen    Miss Nixon   Mary Redmayne  Mary Sedgwick   Fanny Stubbs & Margaret Ingelby were bridesmaids.  Went to Taitlands   Sat down 30 to breakfast at ½ past 12 Bride & Groom started about 2.  We some of us walked to Stainforth Foss & on to the rock in front of Taitlands   went & had a 1st tea at Stackhouses    Went to Taitlands  we were above 50 of us  Had a splendid dance   Got to Stackhouses about ½ past 3   Went to bed about 5  Everything passed off firstrately
[John's friend Leonard is marrying John's friend Jane Redmayne.  He is a few days short of his 29th birthday; if baptised as a baby, she will soon be 24.  Her brother Henry was baptised in Dec 1841; he is possibly 16.  Her sister Mary may be about 14.  Mary Sedgwick is about the same age as John, that is 19, and Fanny Stubbs is 21. Wm Stubbs is the future Bishop, then aged 32]

Friday January 15
Had luncheon at Taitlands   Tom Sedgwk  Mary & I came home by York.   Went to Uncles

Saturday January 16
Uncle Hirst went to London.  I went to Uncle Hirsts to stay   Went to call on Mary Sedgwick & Mrs Capes

Sunday January 17
Went to BB Church in the morng    walked with Dora to Roecliffe in the afternoon & stayed at home with her in the evening

Monday January 18
To Office    At Noon walked down the Banks with Mrs Joe.  Sat in the house at Uncles in the evening

Tuesday January 19
To Office.  At Noon went to Bridge Foot.  Spent evening at Uncle Hirsts.  Went to see Mrs & Mr L W Sedgwick

Wednesday January 20
To Office.  At Noon about home.  At Night went to call on Mrs LWS with Sophy

Thursday January 21
To Office   At Noon about home   At Night went to tea at Leond Sedgwicks   Bro[ugh]t Mary & Jim down to Uncles to sup

Friday January 22
To Office.  Went to Aldbro   Mrs Capes was confined of a son.  Went to Smallwoods   Read Law   Set Mary Sedgwick home to Aldbro. Met Leonard   called for ½ a minute & saw Miss Nixon

Saturday January 23
To Office.  Mrs Capes & baby going on very nicely.  At Noon at Aldbro   At Night Read law & had tea at Smallwoods   Richard Hirst came home

Sunday January 24
Went twice to BB Church.  In the afternoon Rd Hirst & I walked up the Common & round by Minskip Lane opposite Crows home   Mr & Mrs L W Sedgwick appeared at Church

Monday January 25
To Office.  At Noon rode Joes Mare to Aldbro.  At Night read law at Smallwds   Went to Bridge Foot   Fetched Sophy from Practise   Uncle Hirst came home from London.  Stayed on still at Uncles

Tuesday January 26
To Office   Dined at Uncles.  At Night went to Sedgwicks   Had tea with them   Miss Nixon was with them   Got to Uncle Hirsts about ½ past ten   Had a very pleasant evening

Wednesday January 27
To Office.  At Noon rode Joes Mare round by Aldbro.  At Night Read law at Smallwoods

Thursday January 28
To Office  Had a walk by the fields towds Kirby Hill.  At Night Read Law at Smallwds  Went to Mrs Parkers of Langthorp to fetch Mother & Sarah

Friday January 29
To Office   At Noon Rode Joes Mare to Langthorp field.  Read Law at night

Saturday January 30
To Office.  At Noon about home  At Night Read Law at Smallwoods   Went to Station to meet Joe coming from London   Rd Hirst came   Rd Hirst came   we slept togr at Uncles

Sunday January 31
Twice to BB Church & once to Aldbro

Monday February 1
To Office.  At Noon at the Office.  At Night Read Law at Smallwoods

Tuesday February 2
To Office.  At Noon went with Joe to Langthorp   At Night Read Law

Wednesday February 3
To Office.  At Noon walked & had dinner with Joe & Sarah.  At Night read Law at Smallwoods

Thursday February 4
To Office.  Wrote to Heelis.  Alice & Lizzy went to School today.  At Noon went with Capes to Aldbro   Dined there   At Night Read Law at Sds   Joe & Sarah had tea & supper with us at Uncles

Friday February 5
To Office.  At Noon walked with Capes to call at Mrs Parkers at Langthorp  At Night Read Law at Sds   Went to fetch Sophy from Sedgwicks   Had a good deal of singing   Got home about ½
 past 11

Saturday February 6
To Office.  At Noon rode Joes Mare up Topcliffe Road.  At Night went to Joes    Sophy Hirst was there

Sunday February 7
Twice to BB Church once to Aldbro   Dined at Uncles   Walked before dinner whilst they were at Sacrament with Steele to Roecliffe.  Set Aunt Bell to Aldbro at night   Sophy went with me

Monday February 8
To Office.  At Noon walked with Dora & Sophy & Joe to Langthorp.  At Night Had Mr & Mrs Leond Sedgwick & Miss Nixon   Jim Sedgwick   Capes    Aunt Bell   Sophy Hirst & Mary Sedgwick   Joe & Sarah to tea at the Bridge Foot at 8 o’clock    Had singing & conversation   Sophy & I set Miss Nixon to Leonards

Tuesday February 9
To Office.  At Noon walked with Joe to Langthorp   Mrs Leonard Sedgwick & Miss Nixon were there   I walked home with them & bid Miss Nixon good bye as she leaves tomorrow

Wednesday February 10
To Office.  At Noon walked with Dora to Langthorp.  At Night read Law at Smallwoods   Went to Mrs Powells for Dora

Thursday February 11
To Office   At Noon Had walk.  At Night Read Law at Smallwoods

Friday February 12
To Office   Went with Joe to Langthorp   At Night read law at Smallwoods

Saturday February 13
To Office.  At Noon about home.  At Night Read Law at Smallwoods

Sunday February 14
Twice to BB Church.  In the afternoon Rd Hirst & I walked up Minskip Beck

Monday February 15
To Office.  At Noon went to see Sarah at Langthorp.  At Night read Law at Smallwoods

Tuesday February 16
To Office   At  [sic] Had a walk.  Went to Joes   had a young party at night

Wednesday February 17
To office  At Noon read Law   At Night walked with Smallwood to Woods of Skelton

Thursday February 18
To office   At Noon about home  At Night Had a party at Uncle Hirsts to meet Mr & Mrs Clark of Ellenthorpe & Mr & Mrs L.W. Sedgwick   Had a dance   Kept it up till ½ past 12

Friday February 19
To office.  At Noon walked to Langthorp   Went to Church at Night   Read Law at home

Saturday February 20
To office.  At Noon about home   At Night Read Law at Smallwoods

Sunday February 21
Twice to BB Church   once to Aldbro

Monday February 22
To office.  At Noon Had a walk up the Common with Sophy.  At Night Sd & I & Joe went in Morrells phaeton to H.E.Clarks evening party   Had a dance    got home about 2.  Slept with Rd Hirst at Uncles

Tuesday February 23
To office.  About home at noon.  At Night Went to an Oratorio in the School Room   Heard Mrs Sunderland    Steele sang & sevl others   Slept at Uncle’s

Wednesday February 24
To office.  Rode Uncle Hirsts pony   dined at Dishforth   Went to Cundall on business   Got a man called Dalby to go on horseback to Scotts 2 miles from Cundall & in returning His horse fell & broke Dalby’s leg   Got home about 7 o’clock   Dora Hirst & I set Aunt Bell to Aldbro

Thursday February 25
To office    At Noon went to Langthorp   Had an evening party at the Bridge Foot  Mr & Mrs Clark & Mr & Mrs L W Sedgwick   Danced   played Cards   Richd Paver came   Got to Uncle Hirsts there I slept a little after one

Friday February 26
To office.  At Night Smallwood & I walked to Uncle Picks   had supper & got home about ten

Saturday February 27
To office   At Noon walked to Langthorpe   At Night called to see Misses Stott & Steele   went to Sedgwicks   Had a rubber

Sunday February 28
Twice to BB Church.  Stayed at home in the afternoon

Monday March 1
To office.  Very snowy all day.  Read Law at Sds at night   went to fetch Mother from Sedgwicks

Tuesday March 2
To office.  At Night Read Law at Smallwoods   Had tea & supper at Uncle Hirsts   Joe  Sarah & M. Ann Sedgwick were there

Wednesday March 3
To office.  At Night read law at Smallwoods.  Read law at home

Thursday March 4
To office.  At Noon dined at Langthorp.  At Night Had party at Stotts  Played Cards  Left about ½ past 12   I slept at Uncle Hirsts

Friday March 5
To office.  At Night went to Church    Joe   Capes & I supped at Smallwoods   Played Cards

Saturday March 6
To office.  At Night Sd & I had a short walk  Read Law

Sunday March 7
Twice to BB Church   Recd Sacrament   Came a very heavy fall of snow tonight

Monday March 8
To office   At Noon Read Law   At Night Had a walk up the Common   Read Law

Tuesday March 9
To office.  At Noon read Law   Mary Ann Sedgwick & Sophy Hirst spent the day at the Bridge Foot   At Night Sd & I walked to Woods of Skelton

Wednesday March 10
To office   At noon read Law   Smallwd & I went about 3 o’clock in Morrells phaeton to Ripon   Had tea with Preston   Got home about nine

Thursday March 11
To office.  At Noon Read law.  At Night Had a short walk up the Common   Finished 1st vol of Stephens Commrs  Went to Aldbro to fetch Mother
[Stephens Commentaries on the Laws of England]

Friday March 12
To office   At Noon Commenced 2nd vol of Stephens Commentaries   Dined & had tea with Uncle Hirsts.  Went to Church  At Night & read Law

Saturday March 13
To office   At Noon Read Law   At Night Had short walk   Read Law   Fetched Sophy & Mary Ann Sedgwick from Joes

Sunday March 14
Twice to BB Church   once to Aldbro

Monday March 15
To office   At Noon Read law   At Night Had a short walk with Smallwood   Read Law  Had tea at Uncles   Set Sophy to practise

Tuesday March 16
To office   At Noon Read Law   Had a party at Mrs Powells at night   played Cards   Got home about ½ past twelve

Wednesday March 17
To office   At Noon Read Law   Dined & had tea at Uncles   It was Aunt [sic] birthday   At Night Read Law   Went to Sedgwicks   got some physic
[Leonard Sedgwick practised medicine for a time in Boroughbridge before moving to London in the 1860s.  His younger brother James Sedgwick was the doctor in Boroughbridge until his retirement to Wimbledon in 1900]

Thursday March 18
To office   At Noon walked to Langthorp   At Night Had a short walk with Sd   Mr & Mrs Parker of Langthorp & Cousin Bessie Stamper had tea with us

Friday March 19
To office   At Noon Had a walk   Had tea at Smallwoods

Saturday March 20
To office.  At Noon about home.  At Night Had short walk with Smallwood   called at Sedgwicks

Sunday March 21
Only went once to Church to Aldbro in the afternoon   Was very unwell

Monday March 22
Did not go to do the Mail   Went to Office after   At Noon about home.  At Night Had a short walk  Read Law

Tuesday March 23
To office.  At Noon Had a walk.  At Night Walked to Langthorp

Wednesday March 24
To office.  At Noon went to Aldbro   Got a first rate dog from Capes  he got him from Peacock relieving officer.  We walked round by the Pasture back.  At night had tea at Smallwoods

Thursday March 25
To office   Capes & I had a long walk down the Bank   Capes & Jane dined with us   About home at night

Friday March 26
To office.  At Noon Walked with Joe & Sarah up the river   At Night Smallwd & I walked round by Stump Cross

Saturday March 27
To office   At Noon Had a short walk   At Night Smd & I walked to our field opposite Slaters & home by Langthorp

Sunday March 28
Twice to BB Church  once to Aldbro.  Did the Mail as Uncle was unwell

Monday March 29
Read Law  Went to office   At Noon read law   At Night Sd & I had a walk past Langthorp cottage

Tuesday March 30
Read Law.  To office.  At Noon read law   At Night Had a walk up the river   went to Church

Wednesday March 31
To Office.  Spent the day at Uncles   Had a P.O. Surveyor over


Thursday April 1
To office   About home all day

Good Friday April 2
Went to do the Mail   To BB Church in the morning  to Aldbro in the afternoon   Capes & I went to Joes at night   Had a long walk up the river

Saturday April 3
Went to York.  Had some teeth stopped   Saw a man named Sheppherd hanged.  Sent Crab by train to Mr Workmans

Sunday April 4
Once to BB Church & once to Aldbro.  Had tea at Uncles

Monday April 5
To office   Sarah was confined of a little girl   Dined at Uncles.  Had tea at Smallwoods

Tuesday April 6
To office.  At Noon about home.  At Night at home.  Could not go to Mrs Clark’s party as I had a swollen face    Smallwood & Sophy came in for a short time

Wednesday April 7
To office.  At Noon about home   At Night was at Uncle Hirsts

Thursday April 8
To office   At Noon about home   Spent the Evening at Smallwoods   Harry Redmayne came to Leonard Sedgwicks

Friday April 9
To office   At Noon walked to Aldbro   At Night Had a walk

Saturday April 10
To office.  At Night Had a walk

Sunday April 11
Father & I went to Aldbro Church in the morning   I kept house in the afternoon   & to BB Church at night

Monday April 12
To office.  At Noon read law    At Night Spent evening with Harry Redmayne at Capes’   Had a long walk down the river past Ramsdens

Tuesday April 13
To office    At Night went to Owens’ sale   Smallwd & I walked thro Minskip & back

Wednesday April 14
To office  At Noon read law   At Night  Harry Redmayne had tea with us    we two walked half way to Ripon to meet Sd    Came home by Skelton

Thursday April 15
To office    At Noon read law   At Night Hy Redmayne  Smd & I had a short walk   it came on wet

Friday April 16
Read law   Went to Office   At Noon read law   At Night  Capes  Joe  Smallwood  Hy Redmayne  went to Robt Green’s farm to ferret    Had a bit of good sport    Read law

Saturday April 17
Read law   Went to office   At Noon about home   At Night Smallwood & I walked to Ouseburn & back

Sunday April 18
Twice to BB Church   once to Kirby Hill

Monday April 19
Read law   To office   At Noon Smd & I walked thro Minskip & round to Crows & home by Grafton Road   Went to Joes to sleep   Mr & Mrs Ld Sedgwick of York came to our house

Tuesday April 20
To office   Read law at Noon   At Night Had tea with Hy Redmayne & Capes  party at Uncle Hirst - Hy & I had a walk up Minskip Beck

Wednesday April 21
To office.  At Noon walked to Langthorp   At Night Rode Joes Mare to Dishforth   Supped at Cousin Marks

Thursday April 22
To office   At Noon read Law   At Night Sd & I walked as far as Leaf’s of Spellow    I called   Supped with Sd

Friday April 23
Read Law    to office   At Noon went down the Banks with Capes   At Night Sd & I walked round by the Spellow Road towards Leafs

Saturday April 24
To office    Read law  At Noon   Read law    About ½ past 3 I rode in Smiths dog cart with Sd who was going to Cattal Station to Ouseburn Workhouse & walked to Ouseburn    Had tea at Uncle Picks   Walked to Grassgills   Rd Paver & I went out to shoot rabbits    did not get any    Hy Redmayne stayed with me at Uncle Picks
Cattal Station is on the old OS on the York and North Midland rlwy, east of Knaresboro]

Sunday April 25
Morning & Evening to Gt Ouseburn Church    Rd Paver spent the day with us.  Jim Sedgwick who was at Crosby’s had tea with us

Monday April 26
Walked from Ouseburn   Went to office   At Noon went to Aldbro  walked with Capes round by the Pasture.  At Night   Sd  Joe  Capes & I walked up the river as far as Mulwith

Tuesday April 27
To office.  At Noon in the fair   At Night Smd & I walked up Spellow road & down towards Leafs   Had 2 good courses with rabbits

Wednesday April 28
To office   At Noon about home   At Night Sd & I walked past Langthorp Cottage & round by Newby Gates & Mulwith home

Thursday April 29
Drove Aunt Hirst to Northallerton    Had the management of the sale of the goods &c of the late Mr Hy Hirst   Uncle Hirst came by train   Slept at the Golden Lion

Friday April 30
Got some deeds registered at Regr Office  Attended sale & got home by the last train at night went to sup at Uncles   Aunt & Uncle drove home in the afternoon

Saturday May 1
To office   At Noon about home  At Night went to Mrs Michl Smiths to tea   Dora & Sophy & Sd were there   played cards   I went to sleep at Uncles as he went to London this morng

Sunday May 2
Twice to BB Church once to Aldbro   Spent day at Uncle’s   Rd was there

Monday May 3
Read law   To office.  At Noon read law.  At Night went by train to Pilmoor   Met Sd coming from York   We walked home round by Thornton Brdge
[Thornton Bridge House is on the 1880 O.S, north of Brafferton, on the river Swale]
Tuesday May 4
Read law   To office  At Noon read law   Walked with Sd to Leafs of Spellow   got leave to shoot rabbits

Wednesday May 5
Read law   To office   At Noon read law   At Night Sd & I walked to Uncle Wms Plantation  Met Harry Redmayne there with the gun   I shot a rabbit

Thursday May 6
Read law   To office   At Noon read law   At Night Sd & I walked to Dishforth   Supped & then returned

Friday May 7
Read law   To office  At Noon read law   At Night Sd & I took the gun to Spellow Grange   did not get anything

Saturday May 8
Read law   To office   At Noon about home  At Night Harry Redmayne  Sd & I walked to Uncle Wms Cottages

Sunday May 9
Morning & Evening to Aldbro Church   Afternoon to Kirby Hill   No service at BB Church on acct of alterations in the Organ   Hy Redmayne slept with me at Uncles

Monday May 10
To office   At Noon Hy Redmayne & I had a walk   At Night Sd   Hy Redmayne & I went to Spellow Grange to shoot rabbits   We only got one.  Hy slept with me at Uncles

Tuesday May 11
To office.  At Noon read law   At Night Hy Redmayne & I went to Clarks of Ellenthorp Hall   stayed supper.  Aunt Bell was there.  Hy slept with me

Wednesday May 12
Read law.  To office.  At Noon Read law  At Night  Sd & I walked to Dishforth  Had supper there

Thursday May 13
To office  Read law.  At Noon.  At Night drove our DogCart to Starbeck to meet Tom   Sd went with me to Knaresbro   got home about ten

Friday May 14
To office   At Noon read law.  At Night Tom  Sd & I walked to Leafs of Spellow   I shot one rabbit   Supped with Sd

Saturday May 15
Read law   To office   At Noon about home   At Night Tom  Capes & I had tea at Uncles   We walked to Minskip

Sunday May 16
Twice to BB Church  once to Aldbro

Monday May 17
To office.  At Noon read law   At 3 o’clock went to shoot rooks at the Hall   Shot about 150.  After tea went to Ellenthorp Lodge & Hall  shot about 85.  Supped at Heaton Edwins

Tuesday May 18
To office   At Noon with Tom   At Night went down by train to Jacob Smiths   shot 218 rooks Supped & walked home

Wednesday May 19
To office   At Noon read law   At Night Tom & I had tea at Sds at 6  Went up Minskip Beck.  Had a 2nd tea at Leonds   Played Cards

Thursday May 20
To office  Tom left us today.  At Noon read law   At Night Sd & I went by train to Helpy  shot 6 or 7 rooks  Rd Sedgwick was there   had supper & walked home.  Uncle Hirst retd from Paris.

Friday May 21
To office.  At Noon read law.  At Night went with Sd & Jno Clark to Leafs

Saturday May 22
To office   At Noon about home.  At Night Sd & I walked up the river

Sunday May 23
Twice to BB Church once to Aldbro   Did the mail

Monday May 24
To office   At Noon read law   At Night Sd & I went & called at Mr Leafs of Spellow

Tuesday May 25
To office   Read law.  At Noon Read law  At Night Sd & I walked thro Minskip

Wednesday May 26
Read law   To office   At Noon read law   At Night went to tea at Capes’s.  Thos Hawksley was christened today   walked home with Dora & Sophy
[Thomas Hawksley Capes was born 22 January]

Thursday May 27
Read law   To office.  At Noon read law   At Night Sd & I went to Mr Leafs rabbits   I shot one

Friday May 28
Read law   To office.  At Noon about home.  At night Sd & I walked to Uncle Wms Wood   I shot a rabbit

Saturday May 29
Read law   To office.  At Noon about home  At Night Sd & I walked up the river

Sunday May 30
Twice to BB Church   once to Aldbrough

Monday May 31
Read law   To office   At Noon read law   At Night Capes & I walked up Minskip Beck. I went to call at Leond Sedgwicks - Sd went to Ripon for a fortnight

Tuesday June 1
Read law   To office   At Noon Read Law   At Night Capes   Joe   Charlesworth & I went ratcatching to the Mill - Supped at Uncles

Wednesday June 2
Read law   To office   At Noon called with Capes at Leonards.  At Night Steele   Charlesworth   Joe & I went boating

Thursday June 3
Read law   To office   At Noon read law.  At Night in the House   a very heavy thunder storm came on

Friday June 4
Read law   To office  At Noon read law.  At Night walked with Joe & Capes up the river

Saturday June 5
Read law   To office  At Noon about home   At Night Sd came from Ripon   Had tea with him Went to Leafs  Shot 2 rabbits

Sunday June 6
Twice to BB Church   once to Aldbro.  After church at night Had tea at Leonards

Monday June 7
Read law   To office  At Noon read law   At Night I went to Leafs   Shot 1 rabbit which I left for Mrs Fletcher
[Possibly Mrs Fletcher of Minskip]

Tuesday June 8
Read law   To office.  At Noon read law  At Night Capes   Steele & I went boating   I then walked with Steele to Minskip   Had an invitation to join a Helperby Pic Nic to Brimham tomorrow which I declined.  We called at Charlesworths

Wednesday June 9
Read law  To office.  At Noon read law   At Night Capes & I walked to Slaters & up Minskip Beck   I supped with him

Thursday June 10
To office   At Noon Read Law  At Night Capes  Steele   Charlesworth & I went boating

Friday June 11
To office   At Noon Had a walk down the Banks with Charlesworth.  At Night Capes & I went to Leafs   He shot 2  I shot one rabbit.  We had a glass of beer at Mr Clarks of Minskip on our return

Saturday June 12
To office   At Noon went by train on business to Mr Grays of Brafferton   Richd Hirst drove me round by Thos Lunds home.  Had tea at Uncles.  At Night  Uncle Pick fetched Capes & me in the Dog Cart to spend tomorrow at Ouseburn
[Probably the Rev Wm Gray, canon of Ripon, and vicar of Brafferton]

Sunday June 13
Twice to Gt Ouseburn Church   Alexr Hunter  John Hunter   Frances Hunter & Rd Paver spent the day with us   Aunt Bell  Aunt Henlock & Mr Robt Rheeder came down in the afternoon    Called at Crosby’s & Uncle Williams
[The Hunter family in the 1851C for Ouseburn area are William and Elizabeth, both aged 48, with five children under 17, include John aged 10.  1851C: Peggy Rheeder, 67, William R., 33 (both b Gt Ouseburn), and Mary Rheeder, 15, b Marton]

Monday June 14
Stayed breakfast at Ouseburn  Walked home after   To office  At Noon read Law   Walked to Langthorp   At Night Capes  Joe  Charlesworth  Steele   E.C.Clark  Smallwood & I went boating   Sd & I walked round by Aldbro

Tuesday June 15
To office   At Noon about home  At Night Sd & I had a short walk   It came on a very heavy thunder storm

Wednesday June 16
To office   At Noon in the fair   At Night Sd & I walked to Langthorp cottage & round by Kirby Hill

Thursday June 17
To office.  At Noon was in the fair   Alice & Lizzie came home today   Edwin Mitchell dined with us.  At Night Sd & I walked to Minskip

Friday June 18
To office   At Noon about home   At Night Sd & I had a walk

Saturday June 19
To office   At Noon at home   At 4 o’clock I went with Sd who had got Mr Smith to drive him to Aton Station as far as the lane leading to Grassgills   I went on to Grassgills   After tea Rd Paver & I went rabbit shooting   I got 2 shots  killed them both

Sunday June 20
Mr & Mrs Pick   Rd Paver & I went to Marton Church in the mg   In the afternoon Rd & I walked to the Moor   At Night we two walked as far as Uncle Pick’s at Ouseburn   Tom Johnson set us part of the way back
[Presumably Mr & Mrs Pick of Grassgills; Marton with Grafton is the nearest village]

Monday June 21
Rd Paver & I went to the rabbit holes but did not get a shot.  Had breakfast   walked home   At Noon was in the fair   Mr & Mrs Workman came to our house.  At Night Sd & I strolled about

Tuesday June 22
To office   At Noon in the fair  Tom Scholfield had dinner with us.  At Night I went with him to the Station   Sd & I round about the fair

Wednesday June 23
To office   At Noon in the fair  At Night Mr & Mrs Clark  Uncle Wm & Aunt   H.E.Clark  a Mr Newsam who was saying at Mr Clarks  Dora & Sophy had tea with us   Was in the fair   Had some good fun

Thursday June 24
To office   At Noon at home  At Night Capes  Sd & I went boating

Friday June 25
Mr & Mrs Workman left us  they took Lizzie & Alice with them  To ofice  At Noon at home   At Night walked to the workhouse to meet Sd coming from Skip Bridge

Saturday June 26
To office.  At ½ past one Fletcher & Mrs Chas Stubbs drove with me to Starbeck   I went by train to Settle stn.  Drove to Settle in Mr Wm Fosters drag as it was at the Station  Uncle Redmayne met me in the fly at the Lion.  Jane Capes & Baby were at Taitlands

Sunday June 27
Went to call at Thos Stackhouses   Went to Stainforth Church   After dinner Jas the footman walked with me to Settle   I called at Mrs Roberts & the Terrace  was introduced to Mr Walter Hills.  We retd by Stackhouse   After tea  Uncle   Mary & I went to the Low Barn & in the Wood   Mary left us   we went on to Billinger & called at Richd Armisteads
[Mary Anne Stubbs, sister of the Bishop, married Walter Hills at Navestock on 14 Dec 1858]

Monday June 28
Uncle Redmayne drove me to Settle Station   Went to Skipton Sessions  Had a case there (The Queen v Ellen McDonald)  Dined at the Devonshire at 4 o’clock  Came with Sergeant Croft to Knaresbro   Walked from there   Sd met me 4 miles on the road.  Got home about eleven

Tuesday June 29
To office   Mr Capes went to Taitlands   At Noon about home  At night Mr ? & I went towards Mr Leafs

Wednesday June 30
To office   At Noon about home.  At Night Sd & I walked past Mr Clarks of Minskip up opposite Mr Crows & on to Nineveh & then turned down & came back by Marton & Grafton

Thursday July 1
To office.  At Noon at home  At Night Sd & I had tea at Joes  walked up the river side & supped with Joe

Friday July 2
To office.  At Noon at home  At Night Joe  Sd & I had a short row  We supped at Sds   played cards

Saturday July 3
To office  At Noon Had my likeness taken  in John Parkers Yard by a travelling artist   At Night had a short walk with Sd   Lizzy & Alice came home from Doncaster   Uncle & Aunt Pick  I went home with them

Sunday July 4
No church in the morning at Ouseburn   went afternoon & night  Sd walked on in the afternoon  I retd to BB with him after church   Johnson had tea with us

Monday July 5
To office.  At Noon walked down to see the Cricket Match.  At Night Sd & I walked round by Spellow & Staveley  called at Mr Leafs

Tuesday July 6
To office   At Noon called at Sedgwicks on Fanny & Mary Ann Stubbs & Mr Hills.  At Night Sd & I walked to Dishforth supped at Cousin Marks & then returned

Wednesday July 7
To office   At Noon about home  At Night Sd & I walked to Grassgills   Rd Paver went with us to the rabbit holes   Rd shot one

Thursday July 8
To office  At Noon about home.  At Night met the Sedgwicks  Fanny & Mary Ann Stubbs  Walter Hills  Joe  Sarah & Aunt Bell at Uncle Hirsts

Friday July 9
To office   At Noon about home   At Night Capes & Jane came from Taitlands   went to Aldbro to see them   Mary Redmayne came to Leonards   I had tea there

Saturday July 10
Sd & I set off to Liverpool en route to Wales   Joe drove us to Starbeck   got to Liverpool about ½ past 12   Tom met us   walked about the docks &c till 5 when we had champaygn [sic] dinner at the Goat Hotel   Went to the Amphi Theatre   walked round the town   we stayed at the Canton Hotel

Sunday July 11
Tom & we went to the church for the blind.  Went to Toms lodgings to see his 2 dogs.  Dined at the Canton at 3  Went by Ferry to New Brighton & from there by Wallasey to Bidston on foot where we had a most splendid view of the adjoining neighbourhood   from there we walked thro Birkenhead Park to Birkenhead   Had tea at the Royal & returned by pckt to Liverpool   Tom stayed all night with us

Monday July 12
Atarted at 6 o’clock by pckt to Birkenhd  from there by train to Chester & had breakfast there  then on to Llangollen Road Station   from there by bus (5 miles) to Llangollen thro’ the vale of Llangollen  some of the finest scenery I ever saw.  We there had luncheon & went by Coach to Llanberis (48 miles) where the scenery the first 30 miles was most enchanting   the last 18 miles was very wild indeed & the fog fell fast from the adjg hills thereby impeding our view.  At Llanberis we had tea

Tuesday July 13
Stayed all day at Llanberis.  Went to see the Waterfall & then Sd & I walked with a young gentn up towards the top of Snowdon.  Played cards in the Evening   very wet all day

Wednesday July 14
Sd & I with other two gentelmen went to the top of Snowdon without a guide  about 2 miles up we had some very nice views particularly descending on the Beddgelert side:  after we had been a short time on the top  2 ladies & a young gentleman (Lady Astley Coopers Sister  niece & son) joined us to Beddgelert where we had luncheon   from there we took a Car   drove to Pont Aberglaslyn & from there back to Llanberis (the most beautiful drive I ever had)  where we stayed all night   our party (tho’ very aristocratic) were most agreable [sic]
[Sir Astley Paston Cooper 1768-1841 was an eminent surgeon]

Thursday July 15
We along with the same party as yesterday took a car to Carnarvon & we all went by train to Bangor where the Coopers left us   but one gentleman stayed with us  We went to the British Hotel.  We walked to see the Tubular & Suspension bridges which are wonderful works of ingenuity    from below the Tubular bridge we took a boat & came under the Suspension bridge as far as the George Bathing House near Bangor where we dismissed the boatman & Sd & I bathed (in the Menai Straits)  we then went to our hotel & had luncheon  took the ferry across the river & walked (2 miles) to Beaumaris which is a lovely spot  we then took a boat from Beaumaris direct to Bangor & had dinner at 7 o’clock  we then had a walk thro’ the Town

Friday July 16
We left Bangor by the Tourist coach past the Penbryn Slate Quarries which are most wonderful 2500 men being at work in them  we drove thro the pass of Nant Francon which was most superb  past the waterfall thro’ Bettws y Coed & had luncheon at Llanrwst  we then went on to Conway (altogr 38 miles drive thro splendid scenery)  we walked from Conway to Llandudno a most beautiful watering place  we ascended Ormes Head just above Llandudno from whence we had a most extensive view & then retd to Llandudno & stayed at the Queens Hotel  we walked about on the beach where we met 3 friends we had travelled with previously

Saturday July 17
Having bathed in the sea & had breakfast we walked to Conway & saw the Old Castle & had luncheon  from there we proceeded by train to Chester & saw a good deal of the Old Town  we were to have spent Sunday here & Tom came down to spend it with us but we preferred going to Liverpool & we stayed at the Stork Hotel  we went to the Adelphi Theatre after tea

Sunday July 18
Tom Sd & I went to the parish church in the morning where we had a very beautiful cathedral service    in the evening we went to the church for the blind    we dined at 3 o clock & had a walk by the river side on the the landing stage after church in the evening

Monday July 19
We went to St Georges Hall to see the inside of the Building & then executed a few commissions in the Town.  Tom went to his office & returned to us at the Stork to Luncheon at 2 o’clock  He saw us off by the 3.50 train   we brought a very large dog for Joe  we came straight away to Starbeck & took a fly home

Tuesday July 20
To office.  At Noon about home  At Night after tea went with Capes  Joe  Sd  Mary Redmayne  Sarah & Aunt Bell boating  Supped at Joes  walked home with Mary R to Leonards

Wednesday July 21
To office   At Noon about home.  At Night went to Leonards party  Had a very pleasant evenging  danced after supper  left about 1

Thursday July 22
To office  At Night Sd & I walked to Ouseburn  went to Uncle Picks  had supper  got a ride home with Uncle Wms man in the Dog Cart  He was setting Harcastle the painter to Skelton.  Fanny Stubbs came to stay with us today

Friday July 23
To office  At Night Sd & I walked to Spellow  I had one shot  killed a very fine rabbit  Uncle & Aunt Redmayne came to stay at Leonards

Saturday July 24
To office  At Night I called at Leonards  Walked to Uncle Wms at Ouseburn   got wet stayed all night

Sunday July 25
Morning & evening to Gt Ouseburn Church  In the afternoon Aunt & I took the Dogs down the Croft.  Sd walked on & I returned to BB with him after church at night  Rd Paver set us part of the way

Monday July 26
Read law  To office  At Noon Read Law.  At Night Sd & I walked to Grassgills went rabbit shooting  I got 2 shots missed them both

Tuesday July 27
Read law  To office.  At Noon read law  At Night Had a young party at Aunt Bells.  Went a row   retd to supper & had a game at Cards

Wednesday July 28
Read law  To office  At Noon read Law  At Night I had a walk with Mary & Sophy Hirst  we also had a short row in the Canal.  Had tea & supper at Uncles

Thursday July 29
Read law  To office  At Noon about home  At Night Sd  Aunt Bell  Fanny Stubbs & I drove Mrs Morrells phaeton to Uncle Picks  met the Howes  Chas & Alice Atkinson & Tom Johnson there  had a game at ball in the field  Got home about eleven

Friday July 30
Read law   To office   Sd Capes Joe & I rowed up to Westwick

Saturday July 31
Read law To office  At Noon at home  At Night Sd & I walked by Mr Crows to Grafton & on to York Road  Fanny Stubbs went to Ouseburn to stay till Monday

Sunday August 1
Twice to BB Church & once to Aldbro

Monday August 2
Read law  To office  At Noon read law   Fanny came from Ouseburn.  A large party went to Westwick in 2 boats to tea - At Night I rode Joes mare to Dishforth

Tuesday August 3
Read law   To Office   At Noon Read Law  At Night Sd & I walked to Grassgills  I had 3 shots at rabbits  killed one.  Uncle & Aunt Redmayne came to stay at our house

Wednesday August 4
Read law   To office   At Noon read law  At Night Sd & I went to Helperby by train  we returned by train as it was wet

Thursday August 5
Read law  To office   Uncle Wm missed the train so I went with him in his Dog Cart to Pilmoor & he caught it there   I brought the Dog Cart back  the Horse flung both his hind shoes.  At Noon read law  At Night went with a large boating party to Westwick  Got wet  walked with Uncle Redmayne to Ld Sedgwicks

Friday August 6
Read law   To office  At Noon read law  At 3 o’clock went with a party to Mr Barroby’s at Dishforth  Met Jim Sedgwick there   got home about ten  walked to Capes’ with Fanny Stubbs who was staying there

Saturday August 7
To office  At Noon Lizzie & Alice & Mary Redmayne went to School.  Uncle Redmayne went with them on his way to Taitlands  At Night I walked with Mother  Aunt Bell & Aunt Redmayne down the Banks & then walked to Aldbro with Mrs Capes & Fanny Stubbs

Sunday August 8
Twice to BB Church and in the afternoon walked with Aunt Redmayne to Kirby Hill Church

Monday August 9
Read law   To office  At Noon read law  Walked to Langthorp  At Night Sd & I walked thro Langthorp by the fields up past Langthorp cottage & on by the fields into the Skelton Road home.  Our people were all out  Read Law Chronicle

Tuesday August 10
Read law  To office.  At Noon read law  At Night S & I walked up the river side & back by Langthorp

Wednesday August 11
Read law  To office   At Noon read law   Fanny Stubbs went home today.  At Night  Joe  Sarah Sd & I went up the river in the boat

Thursday August 12
Read law  To office  At Noon Read Law.  At Night walked with Aunt Redmayne to Station to see off Mr & Mrs Jefferson of Northallerton & Miss Hartley who had been spending the day at Sedgwicks

Friday August 13
Read law  To office  At Noon Read law  At Night Sd & I walked thro Minskip up a lane which lead to the Wetherby Road down past Grafton Grange to Grafton & home

Saturday August 14
Read law  To  office  At Noon set Joe & Sarah to Langthorp  At Night drove the old pony to Baldersby to stay till Monday  Mr & Mrs Outhwaite of London were there

Sunday August 15
Mrs C Barroby  Annie Morley & I walked to Skipton church in the morning  We walked to St James’s in the Evening  I walked home with James & Annie Morley & walk Overbury  Met Mrs Heddon  was introduced to her

Monday August 16
Drove home from Baldersby after breakfast   To office.  At Noon about home.  At Night Joe  Sd & I went to Sampsons of Langthorp to try the Kirby Hill Harmonium.  Went & supped at Joes  Brought Aunt Bell from Joes

Tuesday August 17
Read law   To office  At Noon Capes & I walked with Joe to Langthorp.  At Night Sd & I walked to Woods of Skelton  went to Aunt Bells to sup.  Joe & wife  Capes & wife  Aunt Redmayne & I were there.  Had a game at whist

Wednesday August 18
To office   At Noon about home.  At Night Had some justice business at Aldbro at 6 o’clock   Had some friends at our house

Thursday August 19
To office   At Noon read law   Went to dine at Joes  At Night went & had a short walk with Joe & Sarah

Friday August 20
To office   At Noon Read Law  Walked with Joe to Langthorp  At Night Capes  Joe & I walked to Westwick  Had some porter there & walked home  Hy Redmayne came tonight to stay till Monday

Saturday August 21
To office   At Noon about home.  At Night Harry Redmayne & I had a walk thro Langthorp down Dog Kennel Lane.  Went to sup at Ld Sedgwicks

Sunday August 22
Hy Redmayne & I went to Aldbro Church in the morning  to Kirby Hill in the afternoon  to tea at Joes  & walked down to BB Church with Sarah at night

Monday August 23
To office   Hy Redmayne left us.  At Noon read law  At Night went to Joes  Joe & I walked up to Kirby Hill church to see what the workmen had done  went to sup (grouse) at Mrs M.L. Smiths

Tuesday August 24
Read law  To office  At Noon read law  At Night went to Joes  Walked about there

Wednesday August 25
Read law  To office At Noon read law  At Night Rode the old pony to Ouseburn  Supped at Uncle Picks

Thursday August 26
Read law  To office  At Noon Read law  At Night at Joes  went across to see Sampsons horses with Joe & Capes

Friday August 27
Read law  To office  At Noon read law  At Night Capes Joe & I took the boat to Slaters & walked on to Roecliffe to see Poulters dogs

Saturday August 28
Read law  To office.  At Noon about home  At Night at Joes [....] about

Sunday August 29
Twice to BB Church  at Kirby Hill in the afternoon  Had tea at Joes

Monday August 30
Read law  To office  At Noon read law  At Night at Joes  Sarah Joe & I walked to the station to meet Mr & Mrs Leonard of York

Tuesday August 31
Read law  To office  At Noon read law  At Night Capes  Aunt Redmayne & Jane Capes had tea at our house.  Capes & I attended a sale of the Independent Chapel at the White Horse  it was not sold

Wednesday September 1
Read law  To office.  At Noon read law  At Night was walking abt with Rd Hirst

Thursday September 2
To office  At Nine o’clock I met Charlesworth at Kirby Hill   we walked down to Ellenthorp Hall & waited till Mr Allansons Frank came  we went out shooting  Had luncheon at Heaton Edwins.  Frank shot 10 brace of partridges & 3 hares.  We lost 3 birds.  Charlesworth & I then went down to Humburton about 6 o’clock & had tea  came home by the train  I walked to Joes to fetch Mother  Had supper there

Friday September 3
To office.  At Noon about home  At Night I went by train & Joe & Capes walked to Helperby to the anti Felony association   Supped at Mr Roger Butterys  Walked home  arrived about 12  got wet

Saturday September 4
To office  At Noon about home  At Night walked as far as Broom Close & back  Met Smallwood at the train coming from Scarbro.  Uncle Redmayne came to Capes’ tonight

Sunday September 5
Twice to BB Church  In the afternoon walked with Steele & Miss R Stott to Kirby Hill Church  the Harmonium was opened.  Uncle Redmayne had tea at our house

Monday September 6
Read law  To office.  At Noon was up at Sds  At Night Joe Sd & I walked round by Kirby Hill

Tuesday September 7
To office  At Noon read law.  At Night Capes & I walked to Broom Close to meet Sd coming from Skelton.  Uncle & Aunt Pick  Aunt Bell   Sd  Sophy Hirst & I went to Pablo Fanque’s Circus

Wednesday September 8
To office   At One o’clock Sd & I drove Mrs Morrells phaeton to Starbeck  went on by train to Leeds.  Saw the decorations of the street &c in  honor [sic] of Her Majesty’s visit yesterday to the inauguration of the Town Hall.  Went to a concert at the Town Hall.  Heard Weiss & wife. Si[...] Reeves  Alboni  Clara Novello Santley & Cooper sing  It was glorious  Charlesworth & Steele were there   Steele came home with us  we arrived about a quarter to three

Thursday September 9
To office.  Uncle Hirst went to Langdon   Aunt & Mary went to Redcar.  At Night Sd & I walked thro Langthorp up behind Mrs Parkers & down the Cottage Lane.  We had Aunt Redmayne  Mrs Clark Mrs LWS & Sophy & Sarah to tea & supper.  Sophy & I set Sarah home.  I then went home with Sophy to sleep as Uncle was from home.  Miss Nixon was married today

Friday September 10
To office.  Had wedding cards from Miss Nixon  At Night Sd & I walked thro Minskip & up opposite Crows & down Gibbet Hill home   Steele  Joe  Capes & I went to Sds to sup as he is leaving next Wednesday to go & live at Scarbro

Saturday September 11
To office.  At Night Sd & I walked to Ouseburn  Called at Crosbys & Uncle Wms  Supped at Uncle Picks

Sunday September 12
Twice to BB Church   Dined at Uncles  Stayed at home in the afternoon.  After church at night walked home with Sarah to Langthorp  After supper Dora  Sophy & I turned out to see the comet

Monday September 13
To office.  At ½ past nine I drove Smallwood in Uncles Dog Cart to Dishforth  from there to Norton to Thos Lunds  to Thornton Bridge to Leond Sampsons & Jacob Smiths & home to Joes to dinner.  Had tea with Sophy & Sd at Michl Smiths - supped at the Bridge Foot with Sd  Sarah & Joe.  We walked to the station to meet Uncle coming from Warwickshire

Tuesday September 14
To office   Dined at Aunt Bells.  Had tea with Sd at Uncles.  Supped at Capes

Wednesday September 15
Went to Smallwoods to bid him goodbye as he left Borobridge today to live at Scarbro.  At Noon walked with Capes to Aldbro.  At Night Had tea at Uncles.  Went by train to Roger Butterys supped there & stayed all night  Rd Sedgwick supped with us  Mrs R was at Redcar

Thursday September 16
Came from Helperby with Rd Sedgwick by 9 o’clock train   Father & Mother went to Redcar.  To office.  At Night Had a short walk thro Langthorp

Friday September 17
To office.  At Night walked thro Langthorp

Saturday September 18
To office.  At Night Had a short walk  Went with Dora to meet Miss Thompson at the station.  Supped at Charlesworths.  A Cousin of his a Solicitor from Leeds   Steele & his brother were there  got home about eleven

Sunday September 19
Twice to BB Church.  Kept home in the afternoon

Monday September 20
To office  At Noon read law.  At Night Sarah & I walked as far as Broom Close  Read law

Tuesday September 21
To office  At Noon went with Capes to see the Cricket.  At Night Capes had tea & supper with me.  Aunt Bell was at Mrs Powells.  We walked to our field thro Langthorp  Charlesworth came & supped with us

Wednesday September 22
To office.  At Night walked to station  My coat & trousers came from Lpool but not the waistcoat as the Tailor was short of the cloth.  Went to Uncle Hirst   Steele  his brother & Mary Sedgwick were there   Stayed supper.  Had a very pleasant evening  Miss Thompson of Hatfield was there

Thursday September 23
To office.  At Noon Capes & I had a walk down the banks.  At Night at home read law

Friday September 24
To office.  At Noon went to Sampsons on business.  At Night Capes came down & spent the night with me   Aunt Bell was at Aldbro

Saturday September 25
To office.  At Night went to Ld Sedgwicks to tea at 7   played cards  got home about 11
Uncle Hirst went to Redcar

Sunday September 26
Twice to BB Church.  Went to Joes in the afternoon

Monday September 27
To office   At 10 oclock I drove Uncle Hirsts Dog Cart with Sarah thro Ripon to Harrisons of Fountains respecting a horse of Sampsons of Langthorp    from there back to Ripon   from Ripon to Turners of Quarry Moor on whom I personally served a notice that if he did not return the money & take back the horse he would be sold by auction,  when he offered to give Sampson £45 for the horse back or give him £15 to keep it - At Night about home  went with Joe to sup at Capes

Tuesday September 28
To office.  At Noon went down to the Cricket field.  At Night went to Joes & from there to the train to meet the Hirsts & Miss Thompson coming from Duncombe Park.  Leonard Sedgwick was telegraphed for to Aunt Hirst who was ill at Redcar

Wednesday September 29
To office.  At Noon at the Cricket Field.  About 3 o’clock Rd Hirst came with a note which Mr Roger Buttery had brought from Redcar to say Dora  Sophy & Rd were to go by the 6 train to Redcar as Mrs Hirst was very ill   They went by the train but received a message at Pilmoor to say they were to return as poor Aunt was dead.  Leond came home from Redcar & Mary Hirst also came with him.  She died about 3 o’clock of paralysis apoplexy

Thursday September 30
To office.  Had breakfast at Uncles  At noon Father & Mother came from Redcar also Uncle Hirst & Mrs Chas Stubbs and the corpse came by Ripon  At night Had tea at Joes

Friday October 1
To office   Had breakfast at Uncles.  Dined at Joes as Sarah was in York.  At Night about home

Saturday October 2
To office.  At Noon at Uncles directing funeral cards.  At Night went with Capes to station as Chas Dixon was rather expected
[Possibly a relation of Miss Dixon cf 1856; the London family had Dixon relations]

Sunday October 3
Twice at BB Church.  Stayed at home in the afternoon

Monday October 4
To office.  At 12 o’clock we committed the remains of poor Aunt to the grave.  She was borne shoulder height by 6 men & a pall was borne by 8 ladies.  There was a large funeral.  Holdsworth & Owen performed the ceremony   At Night read law

Tuesday October 5
To office  At Noon about home  At night read law

Wednesday October 6
To office  At Night read law

Thursday October 7
To office  At Night read law

Friday October 8
To office  At Night read law

Saturday October 9
To office.  Was at the office after tea   Capes & Jane supped with us

Sunday October 10
Twice to BB Church.  Did the Mail

Monday October 11
To office.  Received a gold pin by post from Smallwood as a birthday present - At Night read law -

Tuesday October 12
To office   At Noon rode Joes mare thro’ Langthorp  At Night Uncle Wm & Aunt & Mrs Clark of Ellenthorp dropped in to Tea

Wednesday October 13
To office   At Night Joe & Sarah & Mrs Capes had tea with us   Went to Uncles for a short time

Thursday October 14
To office  At Night Read Law
Friday October 15
To office  At Night read law  Went up to Sedgwicks

Saturday October 16
To office   At Night Had tea at Uncles  Went to Capes’s to supper

Sunday October 17
Twice to BB Church  Once to Aldbro

Monday October 18
To office   Drove to Knaresbrough Sessions in the prosecution of Ralph Dickinson but the prisoner being too ill to attend the recognizances were suspended till next Sessions.  Got home about two o’clock.  At Night called on Mr Bainbridge  Went to Ld Sedgwicks   Had a rubber

Tuesday October 19
To office.  At Noon had a walk   At night went with Aunt Bell to Capes’ & brought Mrs Charles Stubbs back   Supped at Uncles

Wednesday October 20
To office.  At Noon had a walk   at Night about home & at Uncles with Aunt Bell

Thursday October 21
To office   At Noon had a walk down the banks  At Night walked with Capes to Aldbro  came back to Uncles   Rd was there   Walked with him to Langthorp & back  Supped at Uncles

Friday October 22
To office   Mrs Charles & Alice went to London today.  At Noon had a walk  At Night went to Joes  supped there
[As John’s sister is at school, this is presumably Mrs Charles’ 10 year old daughter]

Saturday October 23
To office.  It was the fair today.  Uncle Pick Mr Jno & Mr Wm Houseman dined with us.  At Night went to the office for a short time.  Uncle Hirst went to London today

Sunday October 24
Twice to BB Church & in the afternoon to Kirby Hill

Monday October 25
To office   Mr Chr Barroby  Mr Jas Morley  Uncle Wm  Uncle Pick & Mr Miles Rainforth dined with us - At Noon was in the fair with Uncle Pick.  At Night Called at Stotts with Aunt Bell

Tuesday October 26
To office   At Noon had a walk   At Night went to Church as it was the 6th Anniversary of the opening of the Church when the Bishop of Ripon gave us a most splendid sermon

Wednesday October 27
To office.  At Noon Had a walk.  At Night about home

Thursday October 28
To office.  At Noon about home   At Night went by train to Northallerton on business stayed all night at the Golden Lion

Friday October 29
Left Northallerton at ¼ past ten  came to Thirsk station where I had to wait till 12.  I amused muself by watching 2 gentn shooting near the Station   Got home at one.  Went to dine with the Borobridge Jury at Mrs Morrells where we had a splendid dinner   left about 5 o’clock  At Night I went up to Sedgwicks

Saturday October 30
To office - At Noon went by train to Northallerton  finished my business by ½ past one  walked to Sober Hill   went over the farm with Tom Scholfield  Had tea with him & I rode his pony to Otterington Station   He walked by my side & took the pony back   I got home by 8 o’clock train
[There is a building marked Sowber Gate on the present OS on the outskirts of Solberge.  There is still a station near South Otterington, but the now disused Northallerton-Ripon railway ran near to North Otterington, close by Sowber Gate]

Sunday October 31
Went to Aldbro Church in the mg  Kirby Hill in the afternoon & BB in the Evening

Monday November 1
To office.  At Noon Joe & I walked by the River Side   I read Law Chronicle   At Night began to  have a fire in the Register Office.  Read law there

Tuesday November 2
To office.  At Noon Had a walk  Read Law Chronicle  At Night Read law at the Register Office

Wednesday November 3
To office  At Noon had a walk & read Law Chronicle at office  At Night Read law at Register Office

Thursday November 4
To office.  At Noon had a walk.  At night Read law at Register Office

Friday November 5
To office   At Noon rode Joes Mare to Ouseburn.  Dined at Uncle Picks & then returned.  At night read law at Register Office

Saturday November 6
To office.  At Noon about home  At Night Read law at Register Office   Called at Uncle Hirsts to see Uncle who returned from London tonight

Sunday November 7
Twice to BB Church.  In the afternoon called of Joe to go to Kirby Hill Church   went back to Langthorp to tea  after tea brot Sarah down to BB Church & set her home after

Monday November 8
To office.  At Noon Had a walk  At Night went to Sampsons of Langthorp on business   spent the evening at Joes

Tuesday November 9
To office.  At Noon Had a walk   At Night Read law at Regr office

Wednesday November 10
To office   At Noon Had walk  At Night read law at Regr Office   Went to sup at Charlesworths to meet Bainbridge & Steele  very pleasant evening

Thursday November 11
To office  At Noon had a walk   At Night Read law at home  Walked with Mary Hirst & Sophy & Joe to meet Mother & Co coming from the lecture at Kirby Hill

Friday November 12
To office.  At four o’clock walked with Charlesworth & Steele to Woods of Skelton  Had tea   set off home about ½ past 7  called at Scotts on our way home  he was out

Saturday November 13
To office   At Night went by train with Charlesworth & Bainbridge to Humburton  Had a very pleasant evening  walked home arrived at ¼ past eleven
Sunday November 14
Twice to BB Church  Went with Rd Hirst to Kirby Hill Church in the afternoon   Set Sarah home from BB Church in the evening

Monday November 15
To office.  At Noon Had a walk with Joe  At Night Read law at Regr Office

Tuesday November 16
To office  At Noon Had a walk   At Night Read law at Register office.  Went to newsroom

Wednesday November 17
To office.  At Noon had a walk   At Night Read law at the office   Freeman commenced going to the office tonight for the first time after tea so I go there to be quiet & read

Thursday November 18
To office.  At Noon had a walk up the river side  At Night read law at office

Friday November 19
To office.  At Noon walked up to Kirby Hill   At Night Capes  Joe & I walked up to Kirby Hill   I then went with Capes to Aldbro  Aunt Bell was there  I stayed supper & brot her home

Saturday November 20
To office  At Noon went on business to Rushtons of Langthorpe  called at Mrs Parkers   At Night read law at the office

Sunday November 21
Twice to BB church  To Kirby Hill Church in the afternoon  called at Joes on my way

Monday November 22
To office  At Noon had a walk  At Night read law

Tuesday November 23
To office  A surveyor (Mr Bland) of the Post Office came over today   he wanted to go to Helperby so I drove him in Uncle Hirsts Dog Cart    Had luncheon at Mr Roger Butterys & had old port & claret at Mr Lawsons    Got home about ½ past 4    Had tea at Uncles    Saw Bland off by the train    went to Joes    Brot Sarah to the station to meet Joe coming from York

Wednesday November 24
To office  At Noon had a walk   At Night read law at the office   Went to Bainbridges to sup   Charlesworth & Steele were there

Thursday November 25
To office   At Night read law at the office

Friday November 26
To office  At Night read law at the office.  Went to Bainbridges to sup of oysters


Saturday November 27
To office  At Night read law at the office   went to Leonard Sedgwicks   Had a rubber at whist

Sunday November 28
Twice to BB church  Walked with Joe & Sarah to Kirby Hill Church in the afternoon

Monday November 29
To office.  At Night read law at the office

Tuesday November 30
To office   At Night read law at the office

Wednesday December 1
To office.  At Night read law at the office

Thursday December 2
To office  Poor Mr Barroby droped down dead in his bedroom today   Engaged with Uncle Hirst at night

Friday December 3
To office.  At Night went with Joe & Capes to a sale at Thompsons of Langthorp of some property belonging to Mr Jno N Warwick

Saturday December 4
To office   At Night went up to Leond Sedgwicks

Sunday December 5
Twice to BB Church   In the afternoon rode Joes mare to Dishforth to see Miss Barroby & Mrs Richardson    Mr & Mrs C Barroby were there   Left directly after tea

Monday December 6
At 6 o’clock went to Ld Sedgwicks to breakfast   he & I drove Uncle Hirsts Dog Cart to Starbeck   went on by train to Bradford Sessions on the trial of Ralph Dickinson for cutting his throat.  Aunt Redmayne & Harry came to Bradford & James Foster came to us   We left by the 4.40 train & got home about 8 

Tuesday December 7
To office.  At Night read law at the office.  Went to sup at Joes

Wednesday December 8
To office  At Noon had a walk   At Night read law at the office

Thursday December 9
To office.  At Night read law at the office

Friday December 10
To office   At Night read law at the office

Saturday December 11
To office   At Night Richd Hirst & I walked to Skelton   Called at Squire Woods got home about ½ past eight

Sunday December 12
Twice to BB Church  In the afternoon walked with Rd Hirst to Kirby Hill Church

Monday December 13
To office   At Night read law at the office

Tuesday December 14
To office  At Night Read law at office  Charlesworth  Steele & Bainbridge supped with us  They left about eleven

Wednesday December 15
To office.  At Night had tea at Uncles   A Surveyor of the Post Office came over about a £5 note which was said to have been extracted from a remittance by Bramley to London.  Read law at office.  Went up to Leond Sedgwicks

Thursday December 16
To office   At Noon walked to Joes.  At Night went to sup with Father & Mother at Uncles

Friday December 17
To office.  At Night went by the 6.25 train to York to see Mr Oldfield  Postmstr of York in reference to my being charged by Bramley of extracting a £5 note from a letter posted by him  Slept at Scawins   Lizzy & Alice came home today

Saturday December 18
Left York by the 6 o’clock train   walked from Pilmoor to Mr Roger Buttery’s   had breakfast there & got home by the 9 train   At night had tea at Aunt Bells  called at Bainbridges & Charlesworths

Sunday December 19
Did not go to church in the morning as I was unwell.  Walked to Kirby Hill Church in the afternoon & went to BB Church in the evening

Monday December 20
To office.  At Noon rode Uncle Hirst’s pony to Uncle Wms at Ouseburn  Had dinner there & returned home   Uncle & Aunt Pick were at Harrogate.  At Night read law at office.  Supped with Joe  & Sarah  Capes & Jane  Lizzy & Alice at Aunt Bells

Tuesday December 21
To office.  At Night  Steele  EC Clark  Charlesworth & I went to Woods of Skelton to tea   played cards   got home about ½ past nine

Wednesday December 22
To office.  At Night called at Ld Sedgwicks  Bainbridge & I had supper at Charlesworths

Thursday December 23
To office.  At night rode Joes mare to Uncle Picks.  Aunt gave me two white pocket handkerchiefs & a £1  for a Christmas Box  Got home about ten

Friday December 24
To office   At night about home

Saturday December 25
Went to BB Church in the morning  Stayed Sacrament   Capes  Jane  & Baby dined with us.  After dinner I walked to Ouseburn  Had tea at Uncle Picks  then I went to Uncle Wms to stay until Monday mg

Sunday December 26
Twice to Gt Ouseburn Church   In the afternoon Chas Atkinson & I had a walk with the dogs.  Tom Johnson came in after church at night

Monday December 27
Walked from Ouseburn.  Rode one of Sampsons Horses of Langthorp on his business to Windsor Castle Inn  Met Sampson at Marton le Moor   Called at Rowells & Sampson & I rode home together & very jolly it was.  Smallwood came by the noon train to our house   Rd Hirst & Mrs Clark of Ellenthorp dined with us  At Night went calling at Aldbro & in the Town with Smallwood

Tuesday December 28
To office   Went to Station to see Smallwood off by 12 o’clock train   Rode Joes mare & met with the York Hounds opposite Heaton House   Had a splendid gallop with them across towds Low Dunsforth & up to a barn on the Lane from Ouseburn to Marton where they struck off towds Leylands Wood & I came home by Marton.  At Night read law at office

Wednesday December 29
To office  At Night read law at office

Thursday December 30
To office.  At Night Went to Capes  Miss D  Miss Sarah Appleton of Dishforth  Miss Clarke of Minskip  Miss Calder  Jane Sedgwick & Mary  Alice & Lizzy  Joe & I were there   got home about ten

Friday December 31
To office   At Noon rode Joes mare to Dishforth to called at Mrs Richardson  At Night read law at office


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