The Weather Diary of Sir John Wittewronge, October 1686
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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