The Diary of John Carrington - January 1805
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Read by Keith Morbey
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To Ware on pony, dined at Brother Haslers : The Eagle, after Spent up Town at Burrs : The Wheatsheaf: 6d. Sold Mr Hudson 6 qr Barley at 49s qr. Spent at Eagle and Gave Will Frances: 1s
To Paul Benfields Rent Feast at the Bull Wiltshires at Watton at Stone. He paid Poor Rate, Land Tax, and Property Tax for wood land. They gave us a Good Dinner and punch.
To Ware Park to pay Thomas Hope Byde Esq., The Receiver General, for the County Property Tax. He was out but was made welcome. From thence to Ware, slept there and spent at the Wheatsheaf one Burns…next Day called at Ware Park again but Mr Byde had company and would not take the money £101. But ordered me to be made welcome which I was, by Stalley (the)Butler, and Mrs Knight (the) Housekeeper, Knight (the) footman, Webb (the) coachman and Dewey (the) Groom. Gave the boy for horse: 6d
To Tewin (The Rose and Crown) Sons spent there on Baker’s Account who offers himself, as Candidate for the County, as Lamb, the Member, died yesterday.