The Day Book of Frederick Thomas Chennels, December 1872

Audio footage of extracts from Frederick's diary

Read by Iain B.

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3 Tue. 

Damp dull morning Pony shod: 2 fore shoes Water End. 4 Bushel Wheat Thomas Fensom 29s. 6d. 4  Bushel Tares, 4 bushel offal wheat to be ground with 4 bushels and barley of Reynolds. Saw Daniel Groom very ill with abscess

4 Wed. 

Fine starlight morning. Church at ½ past four

6 Fri. 

Fine morning after rain, fine day. To the station with William call at Woodmans. George Ginger to Hemel Hempstea to-night to see Doctor. To Gaddesden Church lit by candles at 7 o’clock evening. Paid Lt Woodcraft Ringers 10s

13 Fri. 

Frosty morning, showery dull day. To Ashridge Estate Office to pay rent to Mr George. Call at Miss Halsey, bought 6 pigs at 10s each paid £3. Paid Mr Sedgwick Tithe at Gaddesden, and received of Mr Sedgwick 15s 6d

17 Tue.             

Dull damp morning. Dung cart in Gt B Field Clover

21 Sat.

Mrs Chennells and Alfred started for Bedford. ½ Ton of coal for Church by Draper

24 Tue. 

Very dull morning wet night. To Union 11 Guardians. Brought Mary the pony to Water End to be shod. Plow in Redins. Mr Drake called and cousin Mark called on his way home

25 Wed. 

Dull morning. Fetch William from station. Children christened

26 Thu.            

Fine morning. 1 ¼ load of wheat straw [by] W Draper [to] London. Paid cottage tenants 19s. Brace of pheasants of Earl Brownlow, gave 1 shilling

30 Mon. 

Dark dull morning, very dark morn Received of Fensom £1. 9s. 6d Wheat. Father called to see Mary

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