Tuesday, 3 February 2009

6 April 1740
Went to Hornsey Wood with Mr Randall 8d

Not much wood thereabouts now but the local history society's book is called "From Forest to Suburb" - It was a Sunday so Thomas was not at work. When I check, I find that most of Thomas's outings are on Sundays. Although he bought a Book of Common Prayer early in his stay in London, church is not much mentioned
An exception to this is

11 May 1740
Went with Mr Hall to Low Laton Church spent 9d

Leyton used to be called "Low Leyton" and the church Thomas visited would have been St Mary's

The Tower dates from before Thomas visited and some of the monuments inside are from then but the church has been rebuilt so Mr Tye would not recognise it today.

17 June 1740
Bout 3 Volumes Free thinkers 7/-

I found a bookseller with this for sale today - at £75 which is only a few ££ more than the 7/- would be had it been invested at 3% for the intervening 269 years!

"Three volumes (269 + 238 + 260 pp, excluding index pages); originally issed as a weekly paper. These volumes end with no. 159, dated 28.9.1719. The paper continued printing till 28 July 1721. Main contributor was Ambrose Philips, but other contributions were made by Dr Boulter, Lord Primate of all Ireland, Rt Hon Richard West, Esq, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, Rev Dr Gilbert Burnet & Rev Henry Stephens. Spines darkened and some wear - corners rubbed and front cover of Vol 1 nearly detached. Decorated with vignettes. Armorial bookplate of William Johnson MA : 'Coll: Regal: Cant: Soc:' [Fellow of Queen's College Cambridge?) on inner pastedown of each volume.Old paper label near foot of spines. From the collection of J W Willis Bund, founder of Worcestershire Historical Society (1843-1928). "

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