26th April 1750
Rupert Brown's Wedding Comes out.
Did Mr Brown keep it a secret?
28th May 1750
Bout. a pound Shagg Tobacco 13d
This is the first time that Thomas records buying the evil weed!
12th June Bout. a Tea Canister Mr Pearson 9d
¼ fine Hison Tea Mr Butcher 4/-
Isn't Tea expensive? Hison or Hyson Tea is a Green Tea which definitely commands a premium even today.
My Brother was very Unhappy in some affair at Retford but don't know the truth.
(I will have a hunt through the box of family papers marked "Tye" and report back if I find anything)