3rd Jan 1757
Miss Drury married the Revd Mr Pennell Schoolmaster at Rotherham Yorkshire 3 Jan 1757
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Dined and Supt at Mr Ayscoughs and gave his maid and man as I give them nothin the year besides and am at his house almost everyday 5/-
Thomas usually tips the maid 1/- when he dines out so he has scarcely paid his debts!!! However, 1/- does seem a lot for the time.
Thomas has also left his landlord to live with Mr Richard Dale but I don't know why.
Admiral Bing was shot at Portsmouth for not fighting the French Fleet at Portmahon
This is just a note in the margin (Thomas is doing more of those). It refers to the famous incident which caused Voltaire comment in Candide "Dans ce pays-ci, il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres". Here is a picture of Admiral Byng.
Gave our Tenant Warning to Leave our Farm at Pinkston Monday
Thomas means that the 28th March is a Monday, not that he gave him less than a week's notice.