The Day Book of Frederick Thomas Chennels, September 1872

Audio footage of extracts from Frederick's diary

Read by Iain B.

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2 Mon.

Very fine dull morning. 9 Horses dung cart in Dunhill thick coat. E Shepherd rung 37 pigs. Mr Wingrave to look at well bucket.

5 Thu.

Fine dull morning. To Barnet Fair with George Young. Bought 8 Calves of Snoxall. Harvest Home at night. Good supper – Mr Young and Edwin Rolph came. 6 Bags wheat H[emel] H[empstead], 2 Fowles H H, 70 eggs H H.

9 Mon.

Fine dull morning. 1 Qr Oats of G Hayden and 25 Bags Wheat of G Hayden at 37 shillings a load. 22 Cwt of coal of Balderson. 1 Cwt Rock Salt. Plow In Blankets piece. Sold D Fleen 2 calves £10, 6 sheep 5 at 6s 6d, 1 at 5s.5d. 1 Qr Barley, 2 sacks tops and 2 sacks Bran of Woodman. Mr Meacher called to ask me to join them shooting.

10 Tue.

Very fine morning. Letter to Adam to ask to join shooting party. 2 store pigs Liberty – £3 paid. To Mr Meachers to tell about shooting party. Plow in Dunhill, 3 plows. Paid Mr Gale for men £3 12s.

13 Fri.

Fine heavy dewy morning. Thrashing crops 3 men. To Mr Meachers shooting party. Proctor, 2 Meachers, Piper, F C, Wilson and Ayliff. Shot 30 brace birds and 20 hares. Stoped to dine at ¼ before seven, home at ½ past nine.

14 Sat.

Dull fine morning. 3 men thrashing crops ¼ day. Received 3 Hares and 4 Brace birds, very small from Mr. Meacher after yesterday shoot, not at all pleased at the result. F C.

16 Mon.

Fine dull morning. Hand Machine to Mr Meacher. W Groom thrashing crops by flail To the station with Mrs. Smith. Call see Woodman about wheat 4 Bushel Oats of Reynolds. William Smith wife fell down and died this morning a little before seven.

18 Wed.

Cousin John shot by Christopher Buckmaster in the foot by accident, went on well for three weeks then a change for the worse. Doctor said there was great danger.

20 Fri.

Dull morning. To Edlesboro to see cousin John.

23 Mon.

Fine day frosty morning. To Hempstead with Boys. To Davis for [a] plow. Sawyers to H H Pit for sawing cherry wood in Arrow Beams. Plough Nightshill Drag harrow Blankets piece over furrow. New all wood plow complete from Davis.

24 Tue.

Dull damp morning, showery day. To Water end to see Mr Drake about the Tithe Rent change to be paid on 9th Oct 1872 – 2 months before we used to pay. 1½ load straw James Halsey £2. 0. 6 paid. Paid Charles Davis 1 load dung Nighsthill.

25 Wed.

Very fine morning. 1¼  load straw W Draper to London.

28 Sat.

Dull damp morning. Arnold to Chesham. 15 bags wheat to Reynolds 37s load and 467 lbs straw Mr William Rolfe [at] 9s hundred. Paid Sawyer £1. 14s. 8d. Party shooting over my Farm left brace birds & hare.

30 Mon.

Fine morning Machine threshing barley 1 load Clover hay W Draper to London. Rec’d £2. 10s Machine to Meacher

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