Sunday, 22 September 2013

4th Nov 1766 et seq.

Tuesday Mr Needham was married to Miss Lee - Nottingham

(just for family historians)

Tuesday 18 Nov The Revd Mr Trall (Frall?) and Widow Newsam was married he 25 she 49 years old

(think she might have been wealthy?)

Saturday, 14 September 2013

27th October 1766

My Wife went to Stourbridge to See her Sister Who is very Ill and gave her in money 4:4:0

Fryday 24th Oct Dyed Mrs Hesketh and on Sunday Night Dyed her Sister Tayler.

Poor Elizabeth - both her sisters died in the same week.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Thursday 23rd October 1766

Mistress Patt Sherwin married Frank Longden, Hosier

I've just put this in for the benefit of any family historians who are researching these people

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Thursday 6th March 1766

Dorothy Oates Dyed 5 in y morning. my wife went the same day

9th Went to Miss Oates Funerall at Bingham in a Post Chaise and cost 5/- Staid at Mrs Oates until 13th March and spent 12d Gave the maid 2/-

Presumably Mrs Tye was a good friend of the late Dorothy?  

There - a picture of the church where the funeral took place not long afterwards.  There is a history of the church in the town of Bingham.

Google estimates that Thomas's journey would take 11 minutes today!

Dorothy Oates was expected to die because Thomas has a marginal note on the previous page

15 Feb Saturday Mrs Oates Daughter made her will & signed to Cutt of the Entail of their Estates at Crich in Derbyshire.

I can find a record of a Mr Oates of Crich being rich enough to be liable for "Ship Money" in the 17th century but otherwise I've drawn a blank

Friday, 26 April 2013

29th December 1765

Dyed Prince Frederick Wm 15 year of his age. Went into mourning 5 Jany.

Frederick William was the fifth son of the then Prince of Wales, Frederick Louis.  Frederick and his father, George II, were at (metaphorical) daggers drawn (I'm not sure that is relevant, but I know it, so I'm telling you anyway). 
This is the only portrait I can find of him - it is before he was breeched - Google doesn't like that spelling but it is to do with being put into breeches not being broken.

Friday, 22 February 2013

15th October 1765

Billey's Feast at Grantham

I can't find anything about this feast on the web.

Grantham had a Festival  - it still has but the current one doesn't seem to be a continuation of an old tradition.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

29th August 1765

Cousin Levett was married to Rev. John Deacle

I've included this for family historians. Maybe it will be useful.  
A John Deacle was at Lincoln College Oxford at the right sort of date to be this man.

I've found him!

He's recorded as married to Elizabeth Levett which fits.

Thomas's grandmother was a Miss Levett.