The Weather Diary of Sir John Wittewronge, October 1686

Audio footage of extracts from Sir John's diary

Read by Geoff Cordingley

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Observations of weather, Octob(er): 1686.

The 8th instant one of the stray cowes carved

The 12 instant began to burn seacoles in the kitchin

The 13 rackt off my english wine into 3 little vessells & 8 bottles conteyning in all about 19 or 20 gallons

The same day came 2 hampers of Canary, the one conteyning 2 dozen of bottles & 8 of Rhennish the other 1 dozen & half of canary

The 15th drawn off a vessell of 15 gallons of Meath & bottelled 4 dozen of qte, & one dozen of pint bottles.

Wednesday the 20th instant the young sow pigged 7 Piggs

Satterday the 23th instant another of the stray Cowes calved.

Pigeons drawn this yeare 1686


In March                     08-00

In April                       06-03

In May                        03-08

In June none, in July     07-03

In August                    07-02

In September               06-11

In October                   05-09

In Novemb: 2d-1 dozen 01-00

In all                          46-00

1st A very close cloudy day                                   W:E

8 A very delicate clear day, al day                          W:WSW

15 Misty in the morning & afterwards a cloudy day    W:SW&S

22 A clear, calm, warm day                                    W:NE

29 A very fine clear warm, calm day                         W:SW

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