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THE DIARY OF HANNAH DELVINA JARVIS , née PETERS
1st
July to 31st
December 1842
scans of the Diaries downloaded from University of Guelph Rural Diary Archive
https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/collections/show/49
Transcribed by Thomas M. Walker
great – great – great – grandson of Hannah Jarvis
tom at tmwalker dot uk
[1842 Jul] 1 Rain all day – Sandy called & John Stayner – finished 11 shirts – got 14 more.
2 – Rain continues – the girls cleaning the bed rooms – Weather cleared up –Cathy retuned to Hamilton – Eliza & Alexr came Home – Julia Hn
with them – Sandy called – Mrs Stayner returned very sick –
3 – Sunday – fine – Miss Tench J. Stayner & Sandy – Mr
Tench.
4 – cloudy – H. O. & Alxr
went to Niagara – Sandy –
5 – Rainy morg – H.O. & Alxr [word off edge of page] Evg fair – Sandy – Miss Smith – Stayners – Mr Tench - here
6 – fine morng – Miss Tench – Sandy – T Stayner – Grange
7 – very fine – all went to to see the Church consecrated a note from Fritz saying Maria
the Family returned from [missing] at six in the Evg – J Stayner [words in margin missing] Catht stayed all night – [words missing] St Catharine – a
Man – his Wife & three Children killed – Magrets Mills set on fire - not [word illegible]
8 cloudy – H. O. – H H H & Augusta went to Drummondville in Dr Hns carriage – Maria better – Cathn returned – Thunder storm – Rain all the
afternoon – – Sanford left – behaved Ill -
9 – cloudy morng – Julia Hamilton stayed all night – Sandy & J Stayner –
10 Sunday – fine. Julia stayed all Night – Sandy & J Stayner. H O – very sick – Herbert also – Dr
Hodder sent for – Mrs
Mc
Micking
11 fine very warm – Dr Hodder came up – Julia went a cross the River – Miss Tench – Miss Smith hired Charles – he left at night at $2 per month
12 very warm. Mrs
Mc
Cormick – Tom – & George – Mrs
H. Jn
Hamilton – Miss Tench –
13 very warm – Wrote to J Burnham enclosing $9 – Mrs
C Seacord attd
– J & T Stayner – Sandy
14th
very warm – Miss Tench – the Girls went to Mrs
Mc
Mickings –
15 very Warm – Dr Hamilton & Mr McMicking called on business to Mrs H O H. – T Stayner –
16 very warm & dry – Dr Hamilton Mrs & Miss James Hamilton – Miss Askin and Jarvis Hn arrived from Toronto –
Mr & Mrs Brotherson – Miss Smith – T Stayner – Augusta came back
17 Sunday – fine – dry – sultry – Mrs J.H & party dined here – J Stayner went to Maria – & Tom – Sandy – Miss Smith – Mr Tench
18 – fine – dry – warm – Windy – Mrs Jh Hamilton – Miss Tench Mr Tench – Sandy J & T Stayner – Mrs Stayners Daughters arrived
Alexrs birthday – several Boys came to play with him in the Eveng –
19 fine – dry – sultry – T Stayner – Mr Tench –
Mrs H O & Cathn called at Mrs Stayners
July 20 – Mrs Sinclair – J & T Stayner called here – -
21 – fine – not so warm – Mrs
James and party dined at Dr
Hamiltons – Mrs
Jn
Hamilton & Family arrived from Kingston – J & T Stayner and Sandy –
Miss Tench –
22 – fine – dry – cool – began cutting Hay – Mrs Js Hamilton went and called on Mrs Jn Hamilton. Miss Tench – Julia – FitzGeralds – Mrs Jn Hamilton –
T. Stayner – Sandy. drank Tea with Mrs McMicking –
23d fine – dry – all went to the Falls returned to Tea – J & T Stayner – F & Miss Tench – Mrs Mewburns called – –
24 fine & dry – very warm – Mrs James Hamilton & Party left by the Carrs – T Mewburn – Mr Tench & Grange –
July 24 Sunday – Heavy thunder storm cloudy – sultry – Mr & Mrs Sinclair Stayners – Sandy –
25 Warm & sultry – Miss Richardson Miss Muerhead – Stayners –
26 – Warm & sultry – Mrs & Miss Tom McCormick – Miss Ellen Jarvis – Mrs Dr Hamilton – Grange –
27 Warm & dry – Mr
Grange Mewburn – J Stayner –
28 – Warm & dry – Pendegrass took away the colt – Mr Tench – Brock – Grange – T. Stayner
29 very warm – McPherson got in the remainder of the Hay – Miss Tench – T. Stayner –
30 – Rain after one O’Clock – and during the Night – Sandy at 10 O’Clock at Night – with two Letters – one from old Rt Hn to Julia – one for
Augusta from her sister Cathn

July 31 Sunday – fair – quite cold – Wind N-W – Mr
& Miss Tench wrote to Myrthe Peters – Sandy – J & T Stayner –
August 1st cloudy – Wind high – N-W – cold washing finished by ten – Wrote to S.J. Peters –
2d fair – wind N-W – cool
Mrs McCormick – J & T. Stayner
3d
Cloudy – wind West – warm – T & Mrs
Stayner – Sandy –
4 fair – warm – Dr Hamilton stopped up the Window in the Garret – with Mortar – Evg – Miss Smith – Nichol – J & T Stayner – Sandy – Hodder –
F. Tench –
5 – fair – cool – H O & Cath spent the afternoon with Mrs J Hn – J & T Stayner – Sandy –
6 fair & Warm – H.O. & Jessie went to Niagara – returned with Mrs
Jn
Hn
– J & T Stayner –
7 fair – Warm – Sunday – Sandy – T & John Stayner – –
August 8h – a tremendous thunder storm with torents of Rain – Miss Tench, H. O. & Ellen went to Niagara –
Washing done at 12 O’Clock – H.O. & Hellen returned – James Boulton – lost is gown –
9h Rain – T Stayner – Miss Smiths – Mr Tench –
10 Cloudy – Rain – Mr Tench – B J Hamilton –
11 – Cloudy – T Stayner – Sandy
12 fair – Julia Hamilton – Miss Whitney – J & T Stayner – Sandy – Miss Tench –
13 fair – Cathn
& Hannah went to Niagara – Hannah returned – Dr
Hamilton & Family left this for New York – on their way to England – H.O. &
Jessie drank Tea at Mrs Stayners – Miss Tench
14 – Sunday – fair – J & T Stayner – Sandy –
15 – Sultry – Rt Dickson – Miss Hosmer – Miss Macklin – Mr Tench – Mrs Jn Hamilton & five children – Mrs McMicking & Child –
August 15 Miss Smith – J Stayner
16 sultry – Mrs Jn Hamilton & Boys Cathn went to the Falls with Mrs Jn H Saml McComick – drank tea at Mrs Stayners – H.O. – Cn – H H H – Jessie –
Eliza and Self – J & T Stayner – Mewburn – Miss Tench
17 – Cloudy – sultry – a little Rain – H. O – Ctn
– Alexr
& Jarvis dined at Rt
Dicksons – came home in his carriage – J & T Stayner – Sandy- a Row at
St Cathn –
18 – Rain in the Morng – then fair – high wind – H.O & Jessie went to see Mrs J Hamilton – Rain in the Evg – they walked home in the mud – Mrs J Hs
servants refusing to put the Horses in the Carriage – Jessie went to Niagara with Sandy – J & T Stayner – Sandy
19 – Various – Mr
& Miss Tench – Miss H Hamilton – Miss Chesmore – H H H – Jessie & Eliza went to Mrs
Mc
Mickings –
20 – Cloudy – H. O. & Jessie went with Mr John Hamilton to Niagara – Mrs McMicking – Mr & Mrs Sheed – J & T Stayner – Sandy – Mr Tench –
received a Letter from Mrs T McCormick
August 21 Sunday – very fine – J & T Stayner – Sandy – Wm & Miss Tench –
22 – very fine – the City of Toronto with a large Party for the Falls
23d very fine – F & Miss Tench
24 Mr & Mrs Walter Dickson – Miss Hellen Hamilton – two Miss Burges’s Ctn went to Niagara to stay – Dr Hamilton returned –
25 Cloudy – Robert H & Maria & Child – Sandy McMicking – J & T Stayner – H.O. went with Sandy Duff to Niagara –
26h – heavy rain in the morning various through the Day – J Stayner & Robert Hn returned to Hamilton –
27 – Cloudy – then fine – Mrs Rt Dickson – Miss Cn Hamilton – H.O. took Maria to Drummondville, all drank Tea at Mr McMickings – Alxr McMgs
birth day – T Stayner – Sandy Duff – Dr Hn Rt Hn –
28h – fine – very warm – Sunday – H.O. – H H H – Je & Eliza went to Niagara
August 28th Sunday – Church in Dr Hns carriage – J Stayner – Sandy Duff
29 – fair – very warm – Washing done by half Ten – Miss Tench – Jn Stayner – Sandy Duff – Julia Hn
30 – fine – J Stayner – Julia Hn went back H.O & Eliza crossed the River
31 – fine – warm – E Robinson – Miss Thompson – Ellen Jarvis – Jn Stayner – Miss Tench – stayed all Night
Septr 1st – fine – Windy – Miss Tench went home – H.O. & Boys went to Niagara – stayed all Night – Mr Grange – J Stayner –
2nd Cloudy – warm – H.O. returned – Mr & two Miss Richardsons Mr [name rubbed out] all invited by R Dickson to a Picknick. –
3rd Rain – no Picknick this day – Mr Grange
4h Sunday – fair – cool – the family went to Kirk – Mr Grange J & T Stayner – Sandy –
Septr 5 Rain before daylight – thunder Lightning – high Wind westerly – Washing finished ½ past 10 – Mr Grange – H H H & Jessie went to the
Picknick – Ctn came home – Picked the Plums – sent a basket to Mrs Stayner – also to Mrs Guernsey – part of a Barrel to Mrs Sl Jarvis
6 – fine – cool – went to Toronto in Transit – paid $2 – surprised Mary – H H H. – Alxr & Herbert went also –
7 – fine – warm – a large dinner Party – dinner at 7 O’Clock – half past Ten the House empty –
8th Cloudy – cool – Miss Jarvis’s – Miss Powell & Miss Philips went to the Review – Rain in the afternoon – borrowed from Saml $8 –
9th Rain – large dinner Party at 7 O’Clock –
10 fine – cool – walked out – called on Mrs
Powell – rode out with Miss Powel to Rosedale – Miss Innes dined here – Rain during the Night – Mrs
Allen –
Septr 11 Sunday – fine very warm – walked to Church – heard a good sermon – Rain in the afternoon Miss Innis dined & Mrs Maul – heavy Rain –
thunder & lightning during the night –
12 fine morning – Saml went to Kingston – Mrs Howard called bought a blank Music book 3/ pr scissors 2/- aquaforte /6 –
Thunder – lightning & Rain during the night – Mary gave the Dols for Cn & Emma – met – Dr Hodder –
13 – Morng fine – cool – walked out called on Mrs Allen – Mrs Horn – Lady Campbel – Mr Allen – Mrs Ridout – Miss Winslow – Miss H Jameson – Mrs
Howard called – purchased two Dolls 2/6 – Mary gave a Waggon to Herbert 7/ – Eggs $2
14 – fine – cool – Mrs & Miss Baldwin called – went riding to College Avenue through the Town – down past the Don Bridge to the plank Road
bought a Knife for Jarvis 1/3 –
Septr
15 Rain – rose at 5 O’Clock – Breakfasted half past six – went on board the Victoria – left Toronto at half past seven – a very rough passage –
H.O.H. – Alxr & Herbert very sick – arrived at Niagara at 12 O’C at Queenston at one O’Clock – paid for Buns 4/- gave Marys Woman 2/- the
Man 1/- cartage up to the House 2/- – found all well but Eliza who had the Ague and swelled face – drank tea at Mrs McMicken’s –
16 – cloudy – cold – Dr Hodder J & T Stayner – Mrs Sinclair – Sandy the Boys went to Niagara with Mr McPherson, to see the Races – Catn & Jessie
dined with Mrs J Hamilton Hannah drank Tea at Mrs Stayners – J Hamilton – Mr McCaul – Dr Hodder –
17 – fine – cold – Dr Hamilton – Mr B. & Eliza Robinson – brought a basket of Peaches – Mrs & two Miss Robinsons – Mr &Mrs Sinclair drank Tea
here – J & Mrs Stayner – Alxr went to the Falls – called on Maria – child
Septr
17 very sick – Maria sent word for H.O.H. – H.J. & Augusta to go up and see her – sent down two Boxes of Mignonette & a bag of Beans – 9/ to
H.H.H. –
18 Sunday – Rain – cleared up about nine – fair quite cool – J. Stayner – Mr McPherson took Hannah – Augusta Alexr – Jarvis & myself up to
Drummondville to see Maria FitzGerald – Child very ill – T. Stayner –
19h cloudy cold – had a Fire – J Hamilton Mrs J. Hamilton and two Children – took H.O.H. & Cathn to see Maria – found her child better – Wm
Dickson Jnr – Miss Ellen Hamilton – Miss Chesmill H.O.H & H.H.H went to Mrs McMickens & Thorburns – Mrs Thorn very ill – Sandy Mr Tench
20 – fine – cool – Mrs
Lyon – Miss Mc
Cormick – Mr
Cumming – Mr
Maclin –
21 Rain – high Wind – cool – Mr & Mrs Mills St Catharines – Mr Tench – Henry Stayner – H.O.H. – Jessie – Ellen & Jarvis went to Niagara – in Mr
McPhersons Waggon
Septr 21 Flour from Mr McPhersons – Basket of Plums from Augusta – Mr Tench – Boots for Helen & Caroline and Jarvis
22 Cloudy – cold – Mrs J. Hamilton & two Children – she took Cathn to Niagara to have her Tooth plugged – returned about 8 – Tooth not done –
a basket of Plums from Mrs Hodder – John Stayner – 2/ for candles
23 fine – cool – Mrs Hodder – John Hamilton – Miss Tench – Cathn went with Mr Jn Hamilton to Niagara to have her Tooth plugged – Jarvis went
to Toronto to College in Transit – 2/ for black cotton thread – Mr Tench – T Stayner Mrs Clayton –
24 fine – cold – Mr Tench –
25 Sunday – fine – H.O.H – Jessie & Alexr went to Niagara Church in Mc Pherson’s Waggon – Sandy – J & T Stayner – Mr Tench –
26 – fine – Washing done by ½ past 10 – Mrs J Hamilton & Children called and took Cathn & Jessie to Niagara picked the hops – Miss Tench Mrs
Stayner – J Stayner – Dr Hodder – Sandy –
Septr 27 very fine – cleaning House – Mrs T Robinson – Mrs Bastado. J Stayner – Mrs & Miss Kingsmill Miss Hellen Hamilton – Hannah took a ride on
Horseback – say Maria Child better – Sandy –
28 – very fine – mended Carpet in green Room – finished cleaning House Cathn & Miss Tench spent the day at Mrs John Hamiltons – Mrs McMicken
and Aler – Mr McCaul – & Clark Hamilton – Children went to Dr Hamiltons to pick Pairs –
29 fair – Mrs Jn Hamilton and family left for Kingston in St George – Mr & Miss Tench – Sandy – Ross sent a piece of Cotton to be made up – Cathn
& Hannah took Tea at McMickens – Eliza preserved 24lb Pairs – Rain, about 10 O’Clock – T Stayner –
30 fine – Windy – T. Stayner –
October 1st
fine – Windy – finished 11 shirts – sent 8 to Mr
Ross – Hellen preserved 10½lbs
of Pairs – Mrs
[one or two pages clearly missing, as last entry ends abruptly and no entries until October 17]
Octbr 17 Tea at Mrs McMickens –
18th – Rain – put in the glass in washroom window – also in Cottage window -Ironing & baking – Carpenter came to look at the leak in the Roof –
received a Letter from Samuel P Jarvis with an order for £4 2 0 Cy Alxr droped it – which anoyed me much – H.O. went in search for Letter &
found it –
19th fine – cold – some Rain – Mr & Mrs Leeming drank Tea here – Rt Hamilton Jr – T Stayner – Sandy – Miss Smith –
20 fine – cold – borrowed Dr Hn Horse and carriage – H.O. Alxr H.J. went to Niagara – H.J received from Mr McCormick £14-2-6 – her Pension for
Six Months – paid out for Flannel &c £3 13 2 – for Boots $5 – for combs 2/ – Almonds $1 candied Orange & Lemon $2-2- – Oil & Mace 13-
quilted Jessies Pettecoat
Octbr
21 fine – cold – Dr
Hamtn
carriage H O – Jessie – Augusta & H.J. went to see Maria dined there – bought 31½lb
sugar $9½ 100wt
Keg of Butter £3 of
Ross – drank Tea at Captn Boyds – 1½lb Citron 9/ – Eliza’s Pettecoat – quilted – J & T Stayner – Mewburn – Sandy –
22 – Rain – $1 to H.O. for Tea – Candles – old George $1 – pd other Man $1-4 for potaging Potatoes – Butter Keg – Sandy – Catrn Pettecoat quilted –
23 fair – cold – Sunday – Mr & Miss Tench – H.O. & Cathn dined at Mrs Tenches – J & T. Stayner – Sandy – paid Sandy $4 – –
24 fine – washing done at 11 O’Clock – South Wind – pleasant – part of the Potato’s ploughed up by McPherson Children picking up – paid Mrs
McCauley $8 – a bar of soap from Sandy – all turned out to pick up Potato’s – Rain at half past 3 O’Clock – got in the greater part that was
turned up – Rain all night – Mr Tench – Sandy
Octbr 25h fine morng – windy – cloudy about 12 O’Clock – Ironing done at 12 – Cathn & Miss Tench went to Niagara in Transit – J & T Stayner – Sandy –
Potatoes in – Mr & Mrs Crayton
26 fine morng
– Potato’s in – Cathn
& Miss Tench returned – Dr
& Mrs
Hodder – Mrs
Hodder brought an handsome blue Bonnet for Jessie – stayd
all Night – Julia Hamilton also – Mr
& Mrs
FitzGerald and Child also Mr
Tench – J & T Stayner – Sandy – some Rain
27 fine – Mrs Hodder went to see her Mother – Mr FitzGerald returned from Niagara having his Teeth plugged – H.O. sold 4 Pigs for $4 dollars
took Beef in payment 140lb at $3 an hundred –
28 fine – Mrs Hodder & Miss Hodder Julia Hamilton – Mr & Mrs Pumphry Mr FitzGerald returned to Drummondville – H.O & Mrs FitzGerald went
down to the Fishery – got no Fish – gave H.O. 2/ for Candles – Jane’s Mother would not demean herself to take a place of all Work
Octbr 29 fine – H.O. & Ellen & Alxr took Maria & child home in J Hamilton’s carriage – Mr Tench H H H – Jessie & Eliza spent the Evg at Mrs McMickings
– Sandy –
30 fine – Sunday – Miss Tench – Jane’s Mother wishing to try to do Maria’s Work – J & T. Stayner – Sandy – Miss Tench – Family went down the
Hill to Meeting –
31st fine – Washing done at 11 O’Clock – Mr Brock – Miss Jarvis Wm Jarvis – Miss McCormick – J Stayner – Sandy –
Novbr 1st fine – warm – H.O – Alxr & Cathn went to Niagara in Transit – Miss Tench – lost her Passage – Ironing done about twelve – gave H.O. $5 for
Mc
Pherson for Flour – H.O &c returned in the Queen – Sandy – J & T Stayner –
2d fine – baked cake for Jessie – a soldier diging the Carrots – 6 other – H H – Eliza & Miss Tench
drank Tea at Mrs Stayners – Miss Tench stayed all night here – frost
Novbr 3d fine – soldier still here- Mr & Mrs Clayton – John Stayner drank Tea here – picked up Potato’s, for the Box – mended the green tea pot – H.O.
pd King 4/ – Dr Hamilton
4 – fine – baking cakes – to H.O for 100wt Flour – 20/ – Dr Hamilton sent 4 barrels of Apples – the Man finished taking in the Vegetables – Mrs
Bayley – Mrs McCormick – Miss Lotn Robinson Mrs McMicking & Sons – Miss Julia Hamilton – H H H & Jessie went to Tea with Mrs McMicking –
to H.O for Candles 2/ – Sandy Jarvis Stayner –
5 fine – got all the Potato’s into Bins – the man returned to Drummondville – paid him $6 – Sandy – Mrs
Tench sent a piece of Port – to H.O. 2/
for soap
Nobr 6 Sunday – fine – Mr Tench Miss Tench – Mists Duff & Stayners
7 foggy – warm – Mrs Stayner & sons Mr & Mrs Clayton – Mr & Mrs Sinclair spent the Evg – Sandy Wind East – began to Rain at Nine
Mrs Hodder had twin Boys at Six in the Morng – Dr Hodder called to let us know – rained all Night.
8h – Rain, wind east – 2/ to H.O. for Candles – Sandy – Mr Tench – soldier came to cut wood – Queen – came in –
9h – Cloudy – some snow & Rain – /6 to H.O. for mending Snuffer – Sandy – heard that Mr Duff had nearly been lost – the steamer being burnt –
he swam on shore – found his Trunk next day – it having been thrown overboard by some one to assist him in swimming he gave heart of
the contents among the Passengers – who lost every thing –
Novbr 9 but life – this took place on the Morng of the sixth – between the Hours of 4 & 5 – on Erie – steamer – Augusta was over the River
10 fine morg – some snow about 1 O’Clock – snow & Rain in the Eveng –
11 Cloudy – Alexr went over the River – in the Queen – returned in Ferry – brought a pr of Boots for Jarvis – Augusta came on board of Transit –
found her going to Niagara, and had to jump on shore – Sandy –
12th
– Rain – Paper 1/6 – Candles 2/ – Ferry /6 – Ginger 1/6 to H.O. to pay Soldier for cutting wood – 6/ –
13 Sunday fine clear warm day – H.O. & Cathn
went to Church in Mc
Pherson’s waggon – Augusta returned from Quiston – Julia – John Whitney –
Mrs Tench and J & T
Tench all dined here – Dr Hodder told an untruth about his Wife’s having Twins – Sandy – J & T. Stayner – Julia returned –
Octbr 14 – Rain all day – a dismal dark day – Mr Duff arrived at 8 O’Clock in the Evg – Sandy – J & T Stayner – Evg clear
15 – Clear cold morng – Ironing Sandy J & T. Stayner –
16 – fine morng – up at five – to have Breakfast in time for H.O & Mr Duff to go on Board the Queen for Toronto – Sandy – J Stayner – Candles 2/
17 very cold – the ground covered with snow – severe Westerley Wind stormy all day and Night – Turkey killed –
18 still very cold – the wind very high – 4 Fowls killed –
19th
the wind still westerly – not so high – Washing done – and mangled –
Novbr 19 borrowed 20wt of Flour of Mr Gurasy – 13½ of Mrs Gray bags and all – Mr Tench and Julia Hn dined here – Sandy T Stayner – 2/ for Candles –
20 Sunday – cold – wind West – not so high as it was – H.O. – Jarvis & Mr Duff returned in Transit – a heavy snow storm for two or three Hours –
J & T Stayner Sandy – –
21 Clear & cold – Miss Tench – Sandy – Flour from Dr Hamiltons – Loaf sugar from Sandy’s – side of Beef – pd 3/ two & ¼ due – but H.O. $1 –
22 – Cold – Cloudy – Hannah went to Mrs McMicking to bake Pastry – Miss Tench called & took Catn to Niagara – Dr Hodder very sick – borrowed
Mrs Hodders [word illegible] – J & T Stayner – cleaned the silvers – busy all hands – placing the things on the supper Table for the wedding –
23d fine part of the day – J & T Stayner – Sandy – borrowed of Sandy Plates – Dishes – Glass &c – Mr Duff went in the Wine – borrowed Sinclairs
Horse to go to Drummondville – borrowed of Mrs FitzGerald sheets – Pillowcases Candlestick – Knives & Forks &c Spoons –
24th
fine day – for the season – every thing ready for the Wedding – Table looked very nice – the Party from Hamilton arrived & in Number – Dr
Hamilton – Stayner Family – Mc
Cormick do Mc
Micking, Wife, & Mother – Sandy Mewburn – FitzGerald, Wife, Child & servant – stayed all
Night – 4 Officers – Grange – Mr & Mrs Robinson – Miss Smith – Nichol – Jnh – Jessie was married at seven – Mrs Stayner & Augusta displeased
that she did not wait for their arrival – Mr Green obliged
Novbr 24 to be back at nine to marry an other couple – broke up dancing between two & three – all appeared pleased – 3 Mr Tenches & Miss Mr & Mrs
Robinson went to the Inn –
25 dull – snow – the Hamilton party took H H H – Eliza & Julia to the Falls for a Bathe – they Breakfasted here – took Tea & the Ladies slept here
– Went to Bed early
26 – Jarvis went on board the Queen & returned in the Transit – pretending to be sick – the Hamilton party went Home – Mr
& Mrs
Duff – H.O. Ctn
H H H – Eliza – Julia – all spent the Evg
at Mrs
Stayners – busy clearing up, after our Party – very tired – snow storm in the Night –
27h – fine clear cold morng – high Wind – H.O. – H H H – Eliza – Mr & Mrs Duff took a ride in the slay – to Drummondville – to see Maria – Sandy – J
& T. Stayner – Mr Tench –
Novbr 28th all went to Mr McMickings to a Party – stayed till 3 O’Clock in the morng – Dr Hodder Mr Tench – Miss Tench stayed all Night – a very pleasant
Evg – upwards of 40 People there – Jarvis went in the
29th
Queen to Toronto – A beautifull clear day – all very much fatigued – went out to call on Mrs
Mc
Micking & Stayner Miss & Wm
Tench – Wm
&
Miss Tench – Mr
& Mrs
Duff – Ctn
– H H H Eliza – went to Mr
Mc
Micking to spend the Evg
– Mr
Mc
Micking – Miss Nichol – Sandy –
30 – Snowstorm – all day- Sandy –
Decbr 1st fine day – Washing done – Wm & Miss Tench – Cathn & Jessie got their new Bonnets – black Sattin –
2d fine cold morng – Mr Tench left for New York – Sandy – J & T Stayner Officers of the [letter illegible]th Rifle – called
Decbr 3d – a thaw – Mr & Mrs Duff went to Niagara in a slay – dined at McCormicks – Jarvis sent home on account of scarlettina – Dr Hamilton called – Mr
& Mrs McMicking – Sandy – Jane – Julia – Eliza – returned – J & T Stayner dank Tea here – Mrs & Miss Tench Little Hodder – called – Pony put
in the stable – shod –
4h – Sunday – very mild – thawing Sandy – J & T. Stayner – Mr & Mrs Duff – Cthn – H H H – Eliza – Alxr Jarvis Jane – Eliza – Julia went to Church – up
the Hill – T McCormick called –
5 – cloudy morng – Washing – some Rain & snow – Wind North-east – Sandy – T. Stayner – load of Wood of McCauly – Mrs Sinclair – sick
6 – cloudy – Miss Hamiltons went over the River before Breakfast – the Father sent for them yesterday in the storm – Wm & Miss Tench – J.
Stayner – Mr & Mrs Clayton – Sandy –
7h Cloudy – Mr Duff & Cath went to Niagara – with Poney – Jand & Eliza Hamilton returned
Decbr 7 – Mr Duff & H.J. dined at Mr McMickings – H.O – H H H – Eliza Jane – Eliza – Julia went to call on Mrs Stayner – Jessie had the Ague – Mrs & J T
Stayner – Mr & Mrs Clayton came up – - all the young ones walked back in a frolic – made noise enough to pull down the House
8 very unpleasant day – Rain snow and Windy & cold – Mr Duff drove H H H and Julia out to Mrs Boyds with Poney – Jane & Eliza dined at Mr
Stayners – Coll Hamilton called about five – for them to be ready to go with him in the Morng – T. Stayner walked home with them – Sandy –
9 – clear – windy – R H took the Girls to Niagara – Jessie & Cath busy packing their Trunks – H.O. making Ginger bread-roils – Jessie & H H H –
Eliza – Augusta – Mr Duff & the 3 Miss Hamiltons went to Tea at Mrs McMickens – T Stayner –
Decbr 10 = Cloudy – not very cold – Mr Duff drove H.O. & Cathn to Niagara with Pony – Miss Hamiltons things sent over the River – Miss Tench brought
in her Trunk – stayed all Night – J. Stayner – H.O bought 12 cups & Saucers – $2 – bought 100wt
Flour from Mc
Pherson – nt
pd
11th
– Sunday – cloudy – Jane Hamilton came over – Mr
Duff gave Cathn
a plaid cloak – $5 – Edmund, Miss & Wm
Tench – some of the Family went to
the Scotch Fire [word illegible] Oats from McPherson –
12 cloudy – all up and Breakfasted at seven – ready to start for Hamilton – went in Mr Tenches slay to Beaver-dam – with Jessie – H.O. & H H
went on with the Poney – turned out beautiful day – slaying very fine – all ice – returned at two O’Clock – Jane left for Buffaloe – –
Decbr 13 – snow-storm -mild – cleaned all the Knive – put away ten – clean the Pantry shelves – Sandy –
14 fine Morng – scrubbing baking – day continued fine
15 – fine morng – A load of Wood from Mr McPherson – nt pd Mr Mrs & Master FitzGerald – Mrs & Miss Melvill – Miss Farrand – H.O – H H returned
accompanied by Rt J.H. & Mrs O’Reily – stayed all Night –
16 – cloudy- appearance of more snow – Rt J.H. & Mrs O’Reily went to Chippawa – Mr FitzGerald came for his Wife and Child –
17 – high wind – cold – J. Stayner – Sandy brought some shirts to be made
18 Sunday – high wind – cold – H.O. Eliza & Alexr went to Niagara to Church – H.O & H H went up to Mrs Stayners
Decbr 18 Sandy – J & T. Stayner –
19 – Windy – cold – washing – Alxr took the two sows out to Mrs Jacobs – they came back – Sandy –
20 – Warm – H.O. – H.J & Jarvis went to Niagara – H.O. borrowed $4 of McCormick – three pr Boots for Cne Emma * Herbert $2-6/ – 1lb Tea $1 –
Candles 2/ – thread 1/ – McCauley drawing Wood
21 – Warm – thawing – Mr Mrs & Master FitzGerald – Mr & T McCormick – Sandy – J. Stayner – Letter from Cathn & Jessie at London –
22nd – high wind – very cold – Wm Tench – Mr FitzGerald came with a soldier to take down the Pipe of the Hall stove – could not, as the other Man
did not come – Flour from Dr
Hamilton’s half load Sandy –
Decbr 23d – very cold – Water froze in the Kitchen during the Night H.O. wrote to Cthn & Jessie – T. Stayner – Sandy – Candles 3lb –
24 – fine – cold – H.O. – Hellen – Alxr & Jarvis went to Niagara – scrubbing – Sandy sent a Turkey to H.O. – Sandy
25 Sunday – cloudy – H.O. -H.J – H H & Eliza went to Church at Niagara in Mr McPhersons slay – H.J. dined at Mr McCormicks stayed all Night –
H.O. & Augusta called for H.J. in a slay to go to Queenston in the afternoon – Jn
Stayner – Sandy
26h Cloudy – mild – Ironing – Miss Whitney – T Stayner Sandy – Mr, Mrs, Miss Balls – Miss Samson – took down the Stove Pipe – which was nearly
full – Mc
Pherson took the two Sows a ride – to Mrs
Tenches – left them there
Decbr
26 to mend their condition – and change at six
27 fine morng – busy canning House – a Letter from Crh & Jessie who arrived at Amherstburgh on 22d all well – Sandy – J & T Stayner – H.O – H H
went to Mrs Stayners to Tea –
28th – snow – H.H.H went to ride with Mr & Mrs Sinclair – they drank Tea here – J & T Stayner
29th
– dull – cold – some snow – Sandy – 100wt
Flour $2 – pd
– 1lb
Tea
30 – Cloudy some snow – cold – Sandy – Sandy Sandy took 3 shirts back –
31 very cold – cloudy – Sandy – J Stayner –