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THE DIARY OF HANNAH DELVINA JARVIS , née PETERS
1st
January to 31st
December 1843
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
January 1st 1843 cold – H.O. & Hellen – Augusta Alxr & Jarvis went to Niagara to Church – Letter from
Jany 1st Amherstburgh – from M.J Hamilton – Mr & Mrs Robinson bought a 2tr o Venison – stayed about an Hour – Mr Sinclair – Mr Crayton J & T
Stayner – – Sandy dined here – H.O. wrote to Cathn – H H – Eliza – Hellen – Augusta – Alxr – Jarvis & Caron – went to the Kirk –
2d cloudy – some snow – H Js birth day – 80 years old – born in 1763 –
3d sunshine – very cold – Mrs – J & T Stayner – she brought 3 nightgowns to be made for Louisa
4 fine – cold – sunshine – the weather much moderated – H.O went up to see the Dr – his advice to go to Toronto with Jarvis – Mr Cummungs –
Mrs Mackim – Miss Racey – dined here – H.O – H H H & Eliza went down
Jany
5 to Mr
Mc
Mickens – he is to try and sell the sleigh – Candles from Sandy & Butter – T & J. Stayner –Sandy –
6 – fine mild morning – H.O – Alxr & Jarvis left for Toronto at 10 O’Clock – Pony in high spir spririts– J Stayner – Mr & Mrs Sinclair went of to St
Cathns on their way to Richmond Hill – a thaw commenced –
7 still thawing – Dr Hamilton called about the sleigh – some Rain – snow all gone but in spots – J. Stayner –
8 – thawing – Sunday – high Wind – rain and Hail – Lightning – Evg cold hard frost – Sandy J & T Stayner –
9 – fair – washing – Mr
Cummings & Francis – H.O. & Alxr
returned from Hamilton – about between 6 & 7 in the Evg
– walked from St David –
bare ground – bag of flour from Rt H
Jany
9 Billy Dibble murdered his Wife by knocking out her Brains –
10 – Rain – a dismal day – Simsom & the Post-Master sent in their accounts –
11 – fine day – Letter from Jessie – H.O. Eliza & Alxr went to Tea at Mrs McMicken – J & T. Stayner Sandy –
12 – gloomy day – Rt
Hamilton Snr
H.O. went up to Mrs
Stayners – Jane Hamilton sent a sleeve pattern to H.O. – Mrs
Mc
Micken & children drank
Tea here –
13 cloudy dark – Dr Hamilton began snowing about four – J Stayner – report of Inquest on Mrs Dibble – death by Liquor and Fits –
Jany 14 – snow – cold – Lewis & Harry Stayner –
15 – Sunday – cloudy – H.O – H H Alxr went to Niagara to Church returned with Inteligence that Jarvis had ran away from College – J & T Stayner
– Sandy –
16 Cloudy – Washing – Sandy J. Stayner – wrote to S.J.P & Myrthe Peters – Smith of Fort Erie ran away for shooting at Mr Warren
17 – sun out – very fine – H.O – H J and Alxr went to the Falls – to have H.J.s certificates signed – could not get them signed – dined at Mr Streets –
drank Tea at Mr Fitz-Geralds – returned home in the Evg nearly on bare ground – Maria sent Augusta 12 & a spool of Thread & three new
coppers – the Mewburns & J Stayner – Fanny McCormick at Mr Streets – Mr Street accepted the Trust of H.O.H. Property –
Jany 18 very fine mild morng – Alxr went up to see the Dr on business for his Mother – Mrs Tench sent a piece of fresh Pork – J Stayner –
19 dark gloomy day – some Rain H H sent Mrs Stayners Caps home
20 Rainy morng – very mild – Dr Hamilton sent a loaf of straw to H.O. – H.O – H H H drank Tea with Mrs McMicken – Sandy
21 high Wind – fair – Sandy Letter from Mrs Cassins – Toronto –
22 Sunday – very fine – mild – Mrs
Stayner – J & T Stayner – Sandy – H.O. Eliza – Augusta went to Methodist meeting – Wm
Tench dined here –
23d Washing – cloudy – windy – some Rain – Sandy – Mewburn J & T Stayner –
Jany 24 high wind – Hail – Sun shine – H.O H H & Eliza drank Tea at Mrs Stayners – J & T Stayner – Sandy report says that Archy Gilkison was in Jail
for Debt – Gurnseys man put up the Fence in front
25 – high Wind very cold – Letter from Cathn Jessie & Duff – John Stayner
26 – fine cold morng – rain at Night – Sandy – snow towards morng
27 – fine sun shine – mild morng

28 – Side of Mutton 6/ – pd
– 100wt
Flour and a bag of Bran from Mc
Pherson – 2 bushels of Oats at 2/ – owing 1/ to Williams – Sandy – snow in the
Afternoon –
29 Sun shine in the morng – Sunday – Mrs – J & T Stayner Sandy Mr Clayton – Mr Tench he brought News of the dangerous situation of Mrs
Lowring after the birth of her Sson – continued fine-
Jany 30 very fine – soft weather – H.O. lent the Pianoforte to Mr Humfry and Tench – they are to return it in good order and to keep Jessie’s in tune
besides – H.O. went to Niagara to call on Mrs
R Dickson – Mc
Pherson took Poney and slay to Niagara to be mended – Dr
& Mrs
Mewburn –
washing done – H.O spent the day at Rt Dicksons – Mr FitzGerald – wife & son – Sandy brought me 3 bottles of Ink – 3/ owing him also 2
sticks of black sealing Wax 2/ owing – an Almanack – H.O. returned in her own slay –
31 Rain in good earnest – in the afternoon high wind snow –
Feby 1st – 43 High wind – snow – very cold – sun shone out about 11 O’Clock H.O – H H & Eliza spent the Evg at Mrs McMickens – Sandy –
2d fine clear cold morng – H.O – H.H. Augusta & Alxr went to Niagara – bought ¼lb darning Cotton 2/4d
– 43 Feby
2 – also 2 combs 3/ – stuff for caps – 4lb
Butter from Dr
Hamilton 4/ unpaid – J & T Stayner – Sandy brought a piece of Cotton from Mr
Ross – it
cut 11 shirts to be made as soon as possible –
Rt Hamilton Jnr drank Tea here –
3d gloomy day – cold –
4th fine – mild – H.O – H J – Alxr – Emma went to St Catharines – dined at Eliza’s with Miss Thompson – Wm & Eliza returned as we were coming
away – Saw in the Paper that Mr
Robinson was turned out of his situation for no fault, but oeconomycal arangements of Government – the
Govr Genl made worse – Mr Mrs & Master FitzGerald – bought St Cathns 4 Brooms 6/ – a pound of Tea 6/ – pd – Candles 2/ – qtr Mutton 2/6 – pd

5th Sunday – snowing – FitzGeralds still here – J & T Stayner – Sandy brought the News that Mrs Lockhart had failed – FitzGerald went home
took Alxr with him –
– 43 – Feby 6 – blustering cold day – Mr FitzGerald brought Alxr home & took Maria & child back – the stage turned back – going to Niagara
7th clear & very cold – snow getting drifted – Dr & John Hamilton Sandy & J Stayner – Mrs Tench sent down Pork – 2 halves – 10 shirts finished –
and sent off –
8 clear – very cold – Sandy Mrs J – T Stayner – Mrs Clayton – the Honble J Hamilton returned to Kingston – Mrs Stayner brought four Night-
gowns to be made – Sandy – heard from Jarvis & the Girls – sent Jarvis 2 Night-gowns by J. Str
9th
clear – cold –
10th clear – more moderate – Miss McCormick – brought a neck of Pork – George Jarvis – Mr Humphry came & tuned the Piano – J. Stayner – 3lb
Butter – from Dr Hamilton’s at 1/ – J. Stayner fixed the stove Pipe, which was nearly down – Rain with very high south Wwind –
– 43 Feby 11 – fine cold windy morning – not pd 100wt Flour – from Dr Hamilton – H.O – H H & Eliza & J. Stayner went to Niagara – bought 1lb Tea pd – 1lb
Candles – Shellitto – not pd
1/ made the Girls each a pr of mitts – to bring in Wood –
12 – Sunday – clear – very cold – H.O. took the Children out to ride – Poney went off very steady – H O. Ellen – Augusta and Alxr went to
Stamford church in the Evg
– dined at Dr
Mewburns – J & T Stayner – Sandy took Tea here
13 – cloudy – cold – H.O. H.H. Eliza Caroline & Alxr
went to Chippewa returned about eight in the Eg
– one cord of Wood – from Mr
Mc
Pherson not
paid for – J Stayner – Sandy
14th snowing wind East – cold – Washing done – Letters from Jessie – Jarvis – and Cathy – an invite to the Batchelors Ball – to the Girls –
– 43 Feby 14 – postage d9 Cury – d4 for H.J. – Mr Cummings & Miss C Ross called and took H.H.H to Chippawa – Sandy –
Feby
15h
– cloudy – very cold – Sun shining – Sandy –
16th sunshine – very, very cold – some rain – Candles from Shiletto not pd 2/ – Hannah returned – Mrs Cummings sent H.J some Butter – Mrs
Stayner & Thos – brought her night gown back – Mr Tench
17th fine morning – a Tun lb400 of Hay $ 9-4 10 from Major Brown $8 – not pd H.O. – H.H.H – Eliza & Alxr went to Niagara – – 4lb Butter 4/ from Dr
Hamilton – not paid –
H.O &c got an upset – nearly frozen on their return – J & T Stayner – 1lb Tea 4/ sugar 4lb 4/ not pd –
18 – clear & very cold – 100 Tacks from old Humphry’s 6d not paid – took up the oil cloth and cut and
– 43 Feby 18 mended it – Dr & Mrs Humphry J & T. Stayner – snowing in the evg
19 Sunday – snowing – rather mild J & T. Stayner – Sandy –
20 fine morng – cold – snow very deep –
½ cord of wood – from Crawford nt pd H.H – Eliza & Augusta went to Mrs McMickens to spend the Evg – Sandy – Mr Tench stayed all night
21 – mild, some snow – Letter from Miss A. Hamilton – Hamilton – 2 Bushels of Oats – from McMichen at 2/ – not pd – Sandy – 2lb Candles at 1/1 –
J Browns nt pd – J & T Stayner – T Mewburn
22 thick – hazy – mild –some snow H.O – H.J – Auta & Alxr set out to go to Drummondville – met the FitzGeralds – turned with them – they dined
with us – T & Miss Mewburn drank Tea here – J & T Stayner also –
– 43 Feby 22 Mr & Mrs Crayton came in – Mrs FitzGerald brought 11 Bibs (& two Dollars) from Mrs O’Riely to made – Mr McPherson brought two loads of
Wood – supposed 2 Cords
23d fine mild morng – very cold at Night – H.H & Eliza went to Dr Mewburns & spent the Evg – Mrs Clement – Miss Nellis – Sandy – J. Stayner –
24h fine clear morning – Jane Hamilton – Mr B & Mrs Robinson Miss Thompson – Mr Tench – Mr Humphry he tuned the Piano – J Stayner – H O –
H H – Jane & Alx drove to Drummonville –
25 fine – cold – H O – H.H. – Jane – Alxr & Herbert going to spend the day with Maria – Mr Tench – Mr & Mrs Clayton. J & T Stayner Mrs Stayner –
Mewburn – Sandy
Feby 25 5+6wt of Flour – 4lb Butter from Dr Hamilton not pd – high wind in the Evg – Candles 2/ paid Bread 2/ – Tin Kettle 4/ not pd
26 Sunday – mild – cloudy Sandy – J. Stayner – took a Drive –
27th cloudy – snow – Jane – H.H. & Eliza spent the day at Mrs Stayners – Mr Stayner & Mrs Trenc called – Dr Hamilton & H.O. signed a Deed of
conveyance for an Hundred Acres of Land in Vaughn sold for £125 Cy – Tea 4/ – Soap 4lb 2/ pd – T Stayner – T Mewburn –
28 – fine clear Day – Collector called – for statement of Cattle &c – Letter from Jessie – H.H – Jane Alxr & J Stayner went to Niagara received $12½
of Mc
Cormick on account of S.P. Jarvis – H.H brought Augusta’s Boots back – half soled – cost 2/ Cy not pd
T Mewburn & J Stayner Dr
Hamilton
March 1st cloudy – some snow – high wind – westerly – Holland 2/-
– 43 March 1st busy Ironing – H.O. H H & Jane walked down to McMickens – Mrs Hodder – Sandy spent the Evg – snow in the Night 1lb Candles 1/ pd also 2lb
Candles 2/ got on the 16th
2d
clear – cold – Windy – Jane went up to Dr
Hamiltons with Mr
Mc
Pherson – took her two Pictures to pieces – to carry home – pd
Mr
Mc
Micken
for 2 Bushels of Oats – got the 21st Feby – pd J Brown for 2lb Candles 2/ got 21 Feby –
H.O – H H – Augusta & Alxr went to Drummondville – left Augusta – 4lbs Butter at 1/1 – 4/3 – pd –
Jane Hamilton went home – Mrs Stayner – Mr Crayton & T Stayner took her – crossed the River at 2 O’Clock
Mrs Taylor & child brought over a Corpse from Rochester – to be buried at Toronto – her Father George S Ridout
Maria sent some nice Tarts to the Children – Mrs Godder T Mewburn – J Stayner
3d fine morng – cold – Mr Tench paid Dr Hamilton for 15lb Butter ½5/ received – 1st – 10th & on 25th –
March 3d 15lbs Butter 5/ not pd – a load of green Wood Mr McPherson not paid – Sandy – T Stayner T Mewburn – 2lb Candles 2/ – pd
4 fine – cold – Mr Mrs & Miss Mills dined here – H.O – H H – Eliza went to Mrs Mickens – H.J. bought two Tracts for H H & Eliza 21/ – Tea ½lb 3/6
– staylaces /5d – pd 100wt Flour – from Dr Hamilton not pd – Sandy – J & T Stayner T Mewburn – Mrs Stayner returned from Buffalo –
5 Sunday – fine sunshine morg H.O – H.J – Hellen – & Alxr went to Niagara Church – called at Mr McCormicks – had some crooks on nols –
dinner sent off the Table for us to eat our cakes – John Stayner & Tom – Sandy
6th fine – Sunshing morning – very cold – Mr – Mrs & two Miss Cummings & old Mrs Maclim dined her – Dr Hamilton called and offered H.O.
Wood, if she could hawl it – pd McCawlay $2 on account – yest 1/– pd – Cotton 1/3
43 March 6 – load of green Wood from McPherson arrived – Joseph – Augusta – Mary (Robert) Hamilton Rt Low – from Hamilton – Sandy – J & T Stayner
7 very fine morning – H.O pd a Man for horse collar $2 H.O – H H – Joseph & Augusta Hamilton Rt Low – went to Drummondville – took Tea
with Maria – brought Cathy back she stayed all Night
2lb Candles – Sheletto 2/ not pd –
8h
mild morng
– Joseph & Augusta Hamilton, left for Hamilton also Rt
Law – H.O – H H & Hellen took Cathy to Drummondville in the Evg
– – T
Mewburn & J Stayner – Alxr
very unwell with a cold –
9h fine sunshine morng – Mr & Mrs & Master Creen – Mrs Samson – Wadsworth began to draw Wood from Dr Hamiltons – T Stayner with a Letter
from Jarvis – Mr Tench to borrow the Poney – Wadsworth drove four load of Wood – 4lb Butter of Dr Hamilton – not pd – J Stayner
– 43 March 10th mild – cloudy some snow – & rain Letter from Cathn – Argus – from Hamilton –
Rt Hamilton came and took his Daughter Mary over the River – good lucke – Wadsworth drove 3 loads of Wood – J Stayner – young
Sinclair – ½lb
Tea 4/ pd
– Mr
Tench returned Pony, at Night
11 cold westerly Wind – Jarvis – the Girls H.H & Eliza went with J Stayner & Sinclair to Drummondville – 2lb Candles 2/ not paid – Shiletto – 2
Bushels of Oats 4/ pd R.J Hamilton & Mr Freeman – H.O – H J – Hellen – Alxr & Herbert took a drive to St Davids – Wadsworth drew 2 loads of
Wood – Messrs Stayners – Mewburn & Sinclair spent the Evg Here – H.H & Eliza pr Boots 10/ each
12 Sunday – fine, rather cold – R.J. Hn Cathy, Mr Freeman – Miss Rogers – brought Augusta home and dined here – J Stayner & Sinclair in the Evg
– Sandy for five minutes
13 snow – mild – Washing done at 3 O’Clock – C Sinclair – Mrs Stayner
– 43 March 13 Hannah spent the Evg at Mrs Stayners –
14 fine – very cold – H H & Eliza went to the Falls with Mrs
Stayner &c – 2lb
Butter – (Mc
Pherson) 2/ pd
Sinclair = J Stayner – thread 6d
– 15 – fine – cold – ½lb Tea 4/– starch 1/ pd – H.O – H.J. & Alxr went to St Catharines – called at Mr Robinson – they were out – Miss Thompson very
civil – gave us some Bread – Butter – Cheese sweet Biscuit & Wine – We went to Mrs Mills – she was very kind gave us Tea – Hotcakes – Butter
– Cheese – Cake – preserves & Bitters – came home in a Hour & Ten minutes – J Stayner – Humphry returned the Piano –
16 – fine – mild – H.O. – H H – E & Alxr went to Chippawa – took Carrots & Parsnips to Maria – her Tumbler & Crock – 2lb Candles at 2/ nt pd
Sheletto – 5lb Butter 5/ nt pd 5lb Flour from Dr Hn not pd – ½ past 2 O’Clock – began to snow – H.O. &c returned not finding any one at Home at
Chippawa –
– 43 March 16 called on Mrs Leeming – dined with Maria – H.O. – H H much fatigued – lay on the Soffa all the Evg –
17th snowing – cold – cleared off about Ten O’Clock – very cold – H.O & H H went to Mrs McMickens to Tea – J. Stayner – H.J. had a Letter from
Jessie –
18h clear and very cold – scrubbing – 1lb Tea 8/– Bar of Soap 2/6 nt pd (Browns) – T Stayner – Sandy – 5lb Butter 6/3 – Mc Pherson for Maria not pd
19 Sunday – fine – cold – H.O – E & Alxr went to Church – Niagara – J Stayner – Sandy – drank Tea here – some snow – cold evg –
20 cloudy – cold – Wadsworth drew two loads of wood – Mrs
J Stayner – Mr
& Mrs
Sinclair – washing done at three
21 – cloudy – cold – Washing done at three – Wadsworth drew two loads of Woods – upset one – old Mrs
Merrit died at six in the Evg

– 43 March 22 cloudy – colds – Wadsworth brought one load of Wood – H.O – H.J – H.H – & Alxr
went to St Catharines – dined at Mrs
Robinsons H.O. took her
Teeth to be mended – had three stumps extracted – with very little Pain – some snow – 2lb Candles 2/– Sheletto – not pd – J Stayner – Letter
from Jessie – Stayners went to Richmondhill –
23d Snow – high wind – West – very cold – Catharines birth day – Ironing – Sandy – H.O. – H.H. & En went to Mrs McMickens – a wedding in
Queenston – Brown the Baker & Miss C. Smith – between 40 & 50 Guests – snow continued all day
24 fine – cold – H.O – H.H & Ea
went to Tea at Mrs
Mc
Mickens – 6lb
Butter 6/ nt
pd
Dr
Hamilton Sandy – J Stayner – qtr
Veal– from Guernsey – load
of Wood of Wadsworth
25 Snowing – cold 12 O’Clock mild H.O – Heln Alxr took Augusta up to Drummondville and 4½lb Butter at 2/3 pr pound – returned in a heavy
snow storm – cold – J Stayner – 2 Bushels of Oats 4/ nt pd – McMicken –
– 43 March 26 Sunday – fine – mild – H.O – H H & Alxr went to Niagara Church – Dr Hamilton came from Toronto – H.O. brought him up from Niagara &
took him Home – J Stayner –
27th snowing – mild – South Wind – spool of thread –/6d – 1lb Candles 1/ nt pd – Shelletto –
28 – snowing – mild – turned to Rain – 100wt Flour from Dr Hamilton nt pd Washing done about two – T & Henry Stayner – young Creighton very
cold in the Evg
29 fine morng – fine all day – Dr Hamilton – J Stayner – 1lb Tea 6/ pd – Letter from Catharine $4 – McCormick
30 cloudy morning – qtr Tun of Hay $2½ pd – 2lb Candles 2/ pd Sheleto – Wadsworth drew 3 loads of Wood – the last from Dr Hamiltons – snow in
the Evg – J Stayner T & Frank Stayner – H Creighton –
31 snow in the morng – Dr Hamilton received a Duff Pamphlet of
– 43 March 31 an intended Duel – Letter from J Stayner – Rain in the afternoon & Night – Catherine – Black horse Tavern – burnt on the Niagara Road –
April 1st
cloudy morng
– Mrs
Mills with the Dentist to fit in H.O. Teeth – H.O – H.H. & Alxr
Herbert went to Drummondville – 3lb
of Butter – nt
pd
– Dr
Hamilton – a Letter from Myrthe Peters, also from Mr Tench [word illegible] away took Jessie did not ask for C
2 Sunday – fine, sun shone – warm H.O – H.J – Alxr went Niagara Church dined at McCormicks – the Road very rough – much water – some mud
called at Dr Hodders – He sick also Mrs Hodder – broke the Harness twice – the sleigh struck the Ponys Heels, which affronted him, he set off
in stile – Alxr at last stopped him we got home safe – Sandy – J & T Stayner – J Stayner drank Tea here – Pony lost his fore shoe –
3d fine – warm – the snow going fast – which gladdens many a Heart – Cattle dying for want of nourishment throughout the Country – Washing
done at One O’Clock – H.O. went to Niagara with J. Stayner, his Horse had sleigh
– 43 April 3 a Fire in Queenston at the Bakery H.O. returned about 2 O’Clock – back road very bad – came back on the front road – Sandy – J Stayner
4 cloudy – dull Day – Sandy T Stayner – Letter from Jane &c
5 fine clear day – warm – the Transit made her first Trip to Queenston this year – Mrs Stayner & Mrs Creighton came in her = Broom 2/6 pd – 1lb
Candles 1/ nt pd Shiletto – thread Thread /6d pd – J Stayner – Letter from Ctn
6 – fine – Grey is to have the Cottage, from this day for $1-4s pr month – Ann & Lydia Guernsay spent the day here – Mr Tench – H.O – went to
Mrs
Mc
Mickens – Sandy – J & T Stayner
Mr
Downs lost his suit against Dr
Hamilton – having purchased up Sn
bridge Notes after receiving payment on all he had in hand – Govnt
decided – it no just – Rain – Hail & snow – during the day
– 43 April 7th Clear fine Morng – Alxr took the Drs sleigh home 4lb Butter 4/ nt pd – Dr Hamilton
8 – cloudy appearance of Rain a little Rain – J Stayner – Tea went very high at the *sale* (Custom House) –
9 – Sunday – fine morng – Road so bad, could not go to Church – read the Service with the Family J & T Stayner – some snow – H.O. – H H & Eliza
went up to Mrs Stayners to Tea – a Letter from Jessie & Catrn – An Order that no News Papers or Pamphlets that contain English Novels or
other Publications shall pass thro’ the Post Offices & if attempted to cross the River otherwise are liable to be seised –
10 – fine morng cold – 4lb Candles – from Augusta – J Stayner –
– 43 April 11th fine morg – Washing done at twelve O’Clock – 50wt Flour nt pd – Dr Hamilton – 100wt Hay – Mr Gurnsey – nt pd – H.O. borrowed 1lb Tea from Mrs
McMicken – T Stayner
12 fine clear cool morng – H.O. – H H – E – walked up to see Mrs Stayner – Sandy
13th Cloudy – Rain at twelve – Mr Tench – Mr Indian making many enquiries about the Hamilton family’s –
Sowed – Celery – Cauliflowers – Early Battersea – Bermuda milon – Winter squash –
the young cow calved – Mr Street and Mr Hamilton called Mr Street signed my Certificates –
14th Good Friday – fine – wrote t S.P.J. enclosing Bills – 6lb Butter 6/ nt pd Dr Hamilton
– 43 April 14 Jarvis returned from school for The Easter Holydays – Sandy – T Stayner –
15 fine morng – Bushel Barley – from Dr Hamilton – J & T Stayner –
16 very fine – Easter Sunday – Eggs for Breakfast – could not go to Church – J & T Stayner
17th
Cloudy – appearance of Rain – the Queen’s first Trip to Queenston Mr
Mrs
& Master FitzGerald – Augusta – came home – the Cistern at the
end of the House found on examining to be frozen up almost solid – J & T Stayner – Steamers – chief Justice & Admiral came up to
Queenston – rain in the Evng – Letter from Cathn
18th snowing fast – Set two geese on 13 Eggs each rain & snow during the day
– 43 April 19 Cloudy – washing done at 10 one – a box of old clothes for the Boys, from the Dr Hn – a Trunk and Desk of Papers, belonging to Alxr Hamilton
Senr – 100wt Flour – from Dr Hamilton – nt pd – 10 Bushels of Oats – 4 white Turkeys + Set a Hen n 13 Eggs – J & T Stayner
20h fine clear morng – Letter from Jessie –Steamer Chief Justice – the Queen – J Stayner –
21st fine clear day – 6lb Butter 6/ – nt pd Dr H – borrowed $5 – thread 6d – pd – J Stayner – Dr Hamilton
22 Cloudy – Jarvis went over to Toronto to College – T Mewburn – J Stayner – sowed – Tomato’s – Peppers – Celery red Cabbage
– 43 April 22d – a pound of Tea 7/ – pd – two pound Candles 2/2 – pd H.O – H H & Eliza went to Mrs McMickens – rain in the night
23d
Sunday cloudy – more pleasant in the middle of the Day old Rt
Hamilton – Sandy – J & T Stayner the Family went to Kirk –
24th – clear & fine – soap 2/ pd received a Letter from S.P. Jarvis inclosing $60 – amount of my Bill in his favor – 4lb Butter 5/ pd Mr Mrs & Master
FitzGerald – J & T Stayner – Mewburn – Wrote to Samuel Jarvis – Cotton & Orleans cloth 6/-
25th – fair – gave H.O $3 to pay McCaulay in part – H.O. pd 4/ to Black for mending Boots for Alxr – Letter from Cathn & Jessie – W.B. Robinson
Dwond Thompson – H.O – J.H Ea
walked up to Mr
Stayners – J & T Stayner –
– 43 April 26 Cloudy – some Rain – high South Wind – FitzGeralds went Home – J & T Stayner – HO – H H went to Browns – bought a pr gloves for Jarvis –
out his Money sent by Jessie – sent a parcel up to Mrs O’Riely Rain all Night –
27 Rain – 12 O’Clock fair Sent a Box to Jarvis – with a Cake for his birth day – the Girls walked out to Mrs Williams for Butter – did not get any –
Took down the stove pipe – Sandy called – took my Purse & $4 to Buffaloe – J & T Stayner – Soldier cut some Wood – pd him 6d –
28 – fine morng
– pd
Mrs
Sheletto 6/ due her & 2/ for Candles – 2 dozn
Eggs 2/ – 1lb
Butter 1/6 (a cheat Mr
Brown) – Nails 1/6 – a soldier cutting
Wood & repairing Fence – J & T Stayner & Mewburn
29 fine – high easterly wind – a Salmon & Trout 6/ – soldier cutting wood – set a goose & two hens – pd
soldier 2/
– 43 April 29 – and Dr Hamilton $5 that he lent – H.O went up to the Drs – 1lb butter 1/3 – stay lace –
30 Sunday – Rain – Ice running – J Stayner – Sandy –
* Alexander went to the Acedimy at $5 for two Maths
May 1st cloudy – rain – Ice coming down –
2/ for mending my Purse
– 2/for soap – /63 slate Pencils
– 1/6 for 2ds
Binder
– 7/ to Crawford
– 3/5d
for Butter & Eggs
– 2/ soldier – $1 Butter
Miss Hamilton – Stayners – Sandy
2d fair – cold
– 1/9 Bread – pd
– 2/– Paper – Pens – pd
– Veal 5/9 – pd
– Gloves for H H 2/ pd
H.O – H H – E – Jane – Eliza – Julia went up to the Drs –
3 – fine – cool morng – H.O – H.J. went to Niagara – purchased
– 43 May 3 a number of things as by Duff A Barrel of Jelly $2-2 $26-3-10 bought N Down &c 20 pd black Cotton for a Gown for H.O. & H J – 6prs Cotton
Stockings for H H & E at 2/9 a pr – –X Hd 18/4 Spelling book – quills 2/ Boots for Augusta 12/6 Harveys oil for Hair 3/ oil for Furniture 3/ –
Eye Water 1/ – 5 yd
Cotton at /9 – 3/9 – 1lb
Tea 6/ – slept at Mc
Cormicks –
4 – H O – H J returned in the Chief Justice – found the little man tuning the Piano – Mr McDohoh at the Canadiary T Stayner – Sandy – the young
Ladies drank tea at Mrs
Mc
Mickens – A letter from Cathn
& Jessie – H.O &c walked up to Dr
Hamilton – some Rain –
5 Cloudy – H.O H H – Mary – Jane Julia went over the River to see Mrs Whitney – H.O. pd Sandy $3 on account – returned Mrs McMn the 1lb of Tea
– H.O. spent the day at Mrs Whitney – bought Hellen a pr of Boots 9/ – trunk & handle /9d –
– 43 May 6h cloudy – had the Cistern cleaned out – Wash-house one sent two pr Boots back to Mr McClain – by Sandy Duff – Sandy – Mrs & T Styener – T
Mewburn – 2lb Candles 2/– pd Augusta sent me a Pot of soused Fish –
7 Sunday – fine – wind high from the South – Ice coming down not very thick – J Stayner – T Mewburn – Mr & Mrs Creighton Sandy – some of
the Girls took a walk
8 – fine – ice running – washing done at 12 – FitzGeralds – Butter 4lb 4/ pd – Eggs 4/ J & T Stayner – T Mewburn – Sandy set a Turkey on 11 Eggs
9 – fair – Ice running – report that Lake Erie was free of Ice – a Barrel of Flour $4-4 – pd – paid Adam Brown $3 – Ct part for Hay – 1c in FitzGerald
– the Troops from Drummondville passed down to Niagara
43 Jun 9 Jane & Eliza went to the Stayners to stay a few days – Butter from Mrs Wrays 6lb nt pd Sandy – J Stayner –
10th fine morng – easterly Wind – set a Hen on 11 Egs – in a Barrel FitzGeralds went to Niagara in the Rain – get very wet Letters from Jessie –
Jarvis & Cathy –
paid soldier 6/ for working in the Garden – killed the Calf very fine Veal – skin weighed 6½lb
11 Cloudy Rain – cleared of very fine at ten – Hannah went to spend the day at Mrs Stayners took fore qrs of Veal – Weight 16lb – Mr & Mrs
Cleighton J T Stayner Hanh stayed all night at Mrs Stayners
12 – fine – 1lb
Tea 1/ – pd
soldier 6/ in full – Letters from Catn
& Jessie – 7 Milk-pans & a Pail from Dr
Hn
– Candles 2/ – pd
pr
Gloves for H.O. 1/2d

H.H – Jane & Eliza went to Tea at Dr Mewburns
43 May 12 T Stayner – sent Mrs Whitney half qtr Veal –
13 Rain early in the morng – fine afterwards – Dr Hamilton – J & T Stayner – T Menburn – Jane & Eliza returned – A caught the Poney + 2lb Butter
nt pd Mrs Wray
14th Sunday – cloudy – Jane – Julia & H H walked to Stamford Church – dined at Dr Mewburns – returned much fatigued – Sandy – T Mewburn – J
& T Stayner – William Winn died – a gale of Wind – with Thunder Lightning and Rain about one in the morng –
15 – very fine and great Heat – Wadsworth mending the cistern – H.O. went to the Falls with Dr Hn – the Dr
43 May 15 kept the Pony – Jane & Eliza went to Niagar – brought my Watch pd 6/ – Set a Hen on nine Eggs (Turkey) – J & T Stayner – T Mewburn –
Sandy crockery from Dr
Hamilton
16 fine – FitzGeralds with the Company came to Queenston Fitzd – came to live at H.O.H at $25 pr month – Rations and Servant – H.O. engaged a
Woman at $3½ pr month – her Husband at $1½ to make Garden and put in Potato’s & mend fences –
Fish 4/ – pd
Bread 4/ – pd
– Sugar 4/ pd
– H H – Jane – Eliza spent the day with Mrs
Stayner –
Wm Duff arrived – brought a Letter from Jessie –
17 – fine – cool – Washing done at 10 O’Clock – Joseph & John Hamilton – Fitzd
busy putting up the Gates
42 May 17 Bread 1/– pd
a Man took the Garden on shares – H.O. to find seed and ground – the man labored and half the produce – the Dr
sent some salt
meat – soft soap &c –
6lb
Butter 6/ pd
– the Man came & commenced his Month – Sandy & Wm
Duff – J & T Stayner, T Mewburn Letter from Catn

18th very fine – cool – set out seed Beds – Carrots & Parsnips & Onions – Set a Turkey on 11 Egs – also a Hen on 9 Turkey Egs – the Woman
commenced her month – – Shelletto 12lb
Beef Chandles 2/2 pd
2/ to H.O. – Mrs
Ross – Martha & Eliza Richardson – J Stayner – Sandy – Wm
Duff black cow calved –
19 – morning cloudy – quite cold – Mr Fitzd went to Niagara – brought up his Horse – put it onto our Pasture
– 43 May 19 1lb Tea 6/– pd 1lb Secrake 9d pd J & T Stayner – Mewburn – Wm Duff – H.O – H H Jane went to call on Mrs Stayner – Miss Brown keeping her Bed
– the Dr says she will never leave it – set a Black Turkey on three Egs in Guernsey’s Field –
20 – Mending candlesticks & a tin Pail 4/– a pail 8s – (Butter – 1lb nt pd – Mrs N Thomas) – 2/ to H.O. – Beef pd 3/ – Veal – Sheletto – nt pd – Sandy –
Wm Duff – T Stayner & Mewburn – Nails 2/ pd = 2lb Butter nt pd – McPherson Mr & Mrs T McCormick –
21 Sunday – clear – fine – mild – Sandy – Wm
Duff – J & T Stayner
22 Cloudy – appearance of Rain to H.O. 1/ for [word illegible – crossed out] – J Stayner – Rain in the Evg –
– 43 May 23 – fine morng – about two an hail-storm of short durance H.O. went to Drummond ville – bought two pr Boots for H H & Eliza – £3 –
Butter 7lb 7/– pd –
6lb Butter 6/ nt pd –
4lb Sugar 4/ –
Cake – 1/ –
Mewburn –
H.O. lent H.J two shilling for letter forAugusta J – T Stayner – Mr & Mrs Creighton – Dr Hn sent Pony home with Carriage & Harness
24 fine mild fore part of the day – Mr & Mrs Creighton Mrs Stayner J & T Stayner – Sandy – evg cold – H.O. went to Drummond ville – Jane went to
Stamford to stay a few days at Dr Mewburns –
– 43 May 25 fine morng – cleaning House Colln Elliot & Mr Bently breakfasted with Mr Fitzd – mended H.O. carpet – her Room finished H H & Nursery also –
The Woman down with the Ague –
Wm
Duff T Stayner – Mr
Creighton H.O. walked up to Dr
Hamiltons
26 rain in the morng – Thunder and Rain at three – my Room and Jessies finished – the Woman better – Cathns room done – 9lb Candles – 3/ pd –
Sandy – J Stayner – thunder and Rain in the afternoon –
27 – Cloudy – Alxr sick – the Woman sick – H.H & Eliza went up to Dr Mewburn –Wm Duff – Sandy J & T Stayner – Dr Hamilton
28 Sunday fine – H.O – Julia – Augusta & H J went to Church at Niagara – returned about three – Pony behaved well the Duffs – J Stayner – little
Fitzd cut three Teeth
– 43 May 25th cloudy – Dr Hamilton sun shine – H.O. went to Niagara – 1lb Tea 8/=½ lb Tea 6/– pd – Sugar – Mrs Stayner – J & T Stayner
May 30 – very fine – washing – some rain – Sandy – T.Styr
31 – fine – H.H – E – Jane Eliza & Julia went to Niagara – in Chief Justice – H.O. went down and brought H H & Jane back in Waggon – J Stayner H H
& Jane sat up with Miss Brown who had Fits during the Night – very cold night – set a Turkey
June 1st fine – four O’Clock morng some flakes of snow – very cold – T Stayner came in haste for H.O. to go to Mr Stayners Miss Brown again in fits –
– two Dollars to McPherson
– five lbs Butter – Mrs Tench 5/ pd
– 3 pr Boots Caroline – Emma & Herbert from Black 12/ – 10/ – 9/ –
J Stayner – Mewburn Mrs Hodder
– 43 June 1st Eliza & Julia sat up with Miss Brown – quite cold
2d fine morng – rain in the Evg Sandy T Stayner – H H & Jane sat up with Miss Brown – Fitzd went to Niagara – remained all Night –
3d
– rainy morng
– 2lb
Candles 2/ pd
Mewburn – Sandy Wm
Duff – Stayners Mewburn stayed all Night –fine afternoon – Hooks & Eyes – 1 piece 1/6
– 5lb sugar 4/ –
4th
rainy morng
– blustering Wind H.O. went to afternoon church at Niagara – Eliza & Julia & Alxr
went with her – Wm
Duff – Stayner The young
Ladies went to Kirk
5h Rain – Washing done at 10 O’Clock morng – Wm Duff –
6 Cloudy – some Rain- 11lb Tea – pd 7/6 Duffs – Stayners –
– 43 June 7th fine morning – paid Sherriff $2 – Beef 3/ pd – Wm Duff Stayners Fish 1/-
8 Rainy morng – Candles 2/2 pd Fish 1/ W Duff – Stayners
9th fair & warm – rain in the Evg – Jane – H H Eliza & J & John Stayner went to Niagara Dr Hamilton – Wm Duff –
10th
Cloudy morning some Rain during the Day = Ts
Mewburn J Stayner & Harry Rain all night –
11th Sunday – rain – cleared up H.O – H H & H.J. walked to Mrs McMickens & Stayners – J & T Stayner – Wm Duff –
– 43 June 12th
Monday very fine – washing done at 12 – Mrs
Elliot called on Maria – & lunched Wm
Duff – Stayners – a Letter from Jarvis – Jane went to
Drummondville with Mrs Creighton
14 – Cloudy & Windy – H.H & Jane went to Niagara with the Stayners & Mewburn – to spend the Evg
– they received a present – each of a scarf &
nit Gloves – returned at one O’Clock morg –
15 very fine – Julia & Eliza’s returned in the Queen- Hugh Richardson – Stayners Wm Duff Mr & Mrs Duff
16 fine morng – Cathn John Askin – Mr Mrs Fraser & Children – arrived – Mrs Stayner Mrs Creighton – J Stayner – T Mewburn took Jane & Hannah
out riding – Wm Duff – Mr Fitzd went to Niagaa received a pr Gloves & a Purse from Cate & Elz Duff –
– 43 June 16 Coll & Mrs Elliot breakfasted with Mr Fitzd & Mr Doriy Mrs Et spent the day
H.O – Ctn & Jessie went to Niagara Mrs Creighton – Stayners – Duff Asken – Richardson – in the Evg – J Askin went to see Miss Brown –
some Rain had the Calf killed
17 fine – J Askin – J Stayner T Mewburn – Duffs – Richardson H H & Jane went out on Horseback Mr Duff went to Niagara –
18 Sunday – very fine – warm Mr Stayner & Grear – J & T Stayner Duffs – Mrs McMicken & sons – J Askin –
19 fine – warm – Fitzds went to Niagara – Askin T Stayner washing done at 1 O’Clock up at four – Wm Duff went to Toronto – Jessie and H.H.
sister with colds – H O sick with cold
20th fine – warm – Eliza sick Wm Duff returned – Askin – T Stayner – Wm Duff – Mrs Hodder & Hannah
– 43 June 21st fine – very warm – Mr Askin – left for his Home – Ellen sick – Emma sick – Mr Tench – Wm Duff – Potatos finished planting –
22 Maria had her Room cleaned – fine – very warm – Mr Creen Sandy – T Stayner – T Mewburn – Jane – Evg Cloudy –
23d Thunder – some rain – a Letter from Cathy – Mr Duff set out for Amherstburgh – Sandy Duff – T Stayner – Mr Tench
24 rainy morning – the Chief Justice did not come up – Wm
Duff – the Stayners – H.O. &c walked up to Mr
Stayners – Mt
Tench – Ctn
walked out
to see Mrs Tench = Mr Fitzd went to Niagar with Poney – the Woman sick – Dr Hodder –
25 Sunday – fine – warm – H.O. H J – Jessie _ Catn – Jane – H H – 2 Elizas & Hellen – went to Niagara Church – heard Bishop of Toronto Preach &
Confirm – called at Mc
Cormicks – saw Dr
& Mrs
Deighton
43 June 25 two Miss McCaulays – Frazers – Gilkinsons &c – heard that Charles McCk was to start for Boston tomorrow – to go on board a Whaler for 2 or
three years – W Duff T Stayner – Augusta gave a small Pot of Currant Jelly for Miss Brown – Mr Tench –
26 fine – very warm – Mary better – Cathn – sick head ache
Margaret left H.O. sick the Stayners – W Duff – Mewburn H.O – Jessie & Mary went to Niagara
27 fine – very warm – Washing done at 12 O’Clock
Mrs Guernsey sent a horse to pasture at 10/ pr Week Month Wm Duff – Hugh Richardson – H.O – Cn- – Jessie to Niagara – Dr Hodder – some
Rain
28 Cloudy – very warm – cleared off – Mrs Seacord – J Stayner – W Duff – Mewburn –
– 43 June 28 H H – Jane & J Stayner went to the Falls –
29 some rain – cleared up – thunder about 12 O’Clock –
Mrs Kayley – Mrs Gilkinson – Mr Robinson – J Stayner – Hugh Richardson – Wm Duff – H H spent the day at Mrs Stayners –
30 fine – oppressively Hot – H.O – Jessie – Augusta & Herbert went to Niagara –
the Heiffer taken over to Mr McPhersons
Hugh Richardson – Mewburn, J Stayner – Sandy
July 1st very warm – Fitzds went to Niagara – with Poney – broke the axle-tree stayed all Night
2 Sunday – a shower – H J – Cthn Jessie H H went to Stamford to Evg Church –
43 July 2d H Richardson – T Mewburn – T & J Stayner – Wm Duff – Fitzds returned –
3d fine cool morng – City of Toronto came in – her first trip this season – brought over the Methodist School Child’n on a party of Pleasure –
Washing done at 4 O’Clock H.O &c walked up to Mrs Stayner T Stayner – Wm Duff
4 – fine – Windy – cool – H.O – Jessie & Alxr went to Toronto in 7 O Clock Boat H.H – Jane & Julia spent the day at Mrs Stayners – Duffs – T Stayner
– T. Mewburn – Hellen & Caroline went over the River – returned in 2 O’Clock Boat – Rain in the Night
5 fine morng – 2 Eliza’s – Julia & Augusta went to Niagara – returned in the Queen – Duffs – Stayners – Mewburn –
– 43 July 6 – fine morng – Catn H H – Jane – Eliza’s & Julia went to Mrs Stayners on a Carpet bee – Fitzds went to Niagara – – Jasper Gilkinson Miss
McCormick – Miss Cameron Mr
& Mrs
Sinclair – J & T Stayner – Wm
Duff – Alxr
returned – hired a soldier – half a day
7 Rain in the Morng – Nicholas cutting the Grass- the third day a soldier – turning the Hay all day – H H – Jane – Eliza – Julia went up to Mrs
Stayners T H Mewburn – Hugh Richardson – Poney nearly choked –
8th fine morng – Mrs Sinclair H.O – Jessie & Jarvis came from Toronto – Hugh Richardson – T Stayner – W Duff – Mn making hay a short time
9th
Sunday – fine – close – & warm W Duff – J Stayner – Dr
Hamilton
– 43 July 10th
Washing done at 12 O’Clock W Duff – T Stayner – Mrs
Sinclair Hugh Richardson – H.J. & Julia went to Mrs
Mc
Mickens – Soldier turning &
carting Hay all day
11h fine morng – Mr Fitzd went to Niagara – soldiers making Hay – Mrs Sinclair – J & T Stayner – Mewburn –
12 fine-fool – Catn Eliza & Julia went to Niagara – H.O. Jessie & Alxr drove to Niagara H.J. & Augusta walked down to Honble Johns – H.J rode back
Eliza Rt & Julia returned in the Queen accompanied by the Miss Ross’s – Henry Richardson Mewburn J & T Stayner – Mr &Mrs Creighton
Wm Duff – came in in the Evg –
13 fine – man turning Hay half a day – little Eliza & two Miss Ross’s went dwon in 7 O’Clock Boat Cathn returned in 12 O’Clock boat Dr Hodder &
Henry Richardson
45 July 13 Duffs – Stayners – Charles Sinclair Alxr came from school with the Ague
14 fine morng
– Cathn
H H Ellen Maria – Augusta – Mary – Julia Carln
& Emma went out to gather Rasberries gathered 16 quarts – H.O. Jessie
Carroline – Herbert went to Niagara Mrs Gilkinson – Hy Richardson C Sinclair – Stayners- Duffs
15 – Heavy thunder shower in the Night – Hail – rain continued till 9 O’Clock in the morng – Stayners – Duffs – Mewburn –
16 – Sunday – very warm – H.O – Jessie went to afternoon Church at Niagara – Stayners – Duffs, Hugh Richardson H.J – suffered with Heat –
17 heavy Thunder & sharp Lightning early in the morng & Rain – Washing done 1 O’Clock – W Duff – Dan Gilkinson – Stayners Hugh & Charles
Richardson – Mrs Colbourn – Henry Askin sent to
45 July 17 Kingston accused of defrauding the Bank of £4-000 with an other – hope it is not true and that he will be found he is not guilty –
18 fine morng
– Charles Duff arrived Dan Gilkinson – Mrs
Whitney & Son – Alxr
’s birth day – Stayners – W Duff –
19 fine morng – S.P. Jarvis Jn Breakfasted here – Caten went to the Falls with him – Charles Duff – Charles Hamilton – H.O & Emma went over the
River & returned about 11 O’Clock – Hugh & Charles Richardson – Stayner W Duff – Mewburn & Cathn
returned from Mrs
Tench’s and did not
go to the Falls – a soldier to help get in a load of Hay –
20 fine morng – C Duff – hired a stage to go to Niagar – took H.O. Ctn – Jessie – Eliza – H.H – took J Stayner with Poney – T Stayner took Miss Jane
– all going to
– 43 July 20 see Mrs Ball – drank Tea then returned at Nine O’Clock – Duffs – T & J Stayner – D Gilkinson – Hugh & Charles Richardson
21 – fine – Jane & Eliza went in the Queen to Niagara – Charles Hamilton went home – Cathn – H H H – Eliza Julia – Mr Duff & Dan Gilkinson drove
to the Falls – Miss Ross – Mr Garret – Mr Richardson – Hugh & Charles Richardson – Mewburn – W Duff – J Stayner – Fitzd went to Niagara
remained all Night – Jane & Eliza returned with Miss Ross – Nicholas sick – hay not raked up –
22 – fine morng
– Charles Duff Henry Richardson – Charles Richardson – W Duff – Stayners – Mewburn – D Gilkinson
23 – fine Morng – Julia went to Manchester with Harvy Richardson – H H H – Jane two Elizas went over the River to Church with D Gilkinson – C
Duff – Ctn Jessie went to Niagara Church
– 43 July 23 Stayners – W Duff – Hugh & Charles Richardson – Mewburn
24 rain in the morng – cleared off about Ten – Washing done at twelve – Charles Duff – Sandy & Wm – Harvey Richardson – Hugh & Charles Do –
D. Gilkinson – Mewburn – Stayners – Mr & Mrs Sinclair – H.O – Jessie & H.H H went to Mrs Boyds – Julia to Niagara with J Stayner – Mrs Cox &
three sons – on their way to England
25 fine morng
– very warm – Mr
Gilkinson – 4 Miss Balls & a young Brother – Sheriff Kingsmill & Daughter – Miss Marshal – Mewburn – W Duff –
Charles Richardson – H.O – Cathn H H H Eliza Jane & Eliza – C Duff spent the Evg at Mrs Stayners –
26 fine morng
– heard Henry Askin was condemned to Penetentiary – heard that Captn
Tench had struck hus son Edmond and
– 43 July 26 cut his Head open – that Edmond had brought him before a Majestrate – and that he refused to get Bail – and was going to Jail – Wm & Eliz &
Robinson Mr Sinclair – Stayners – Hy Richardson Mr Cockburn – poor Harry Askin – in Penitentiary for 14 years- some Rain
27 fine morng H.O – Jessie & H.J. drove to Niagara – saw Mr McDougal – who said I was to send I must send the Original paper – Mr &Mrs Sinclair
Stayners – Duffs, Hy & Chs Richardson – Mewburn – Mrs Fitzd was so kind as to write out my claim to exemtion from Income Tax
28 fine – very – warm – C Duff went to Niagara in the monrg Boat – did not return – Mrs Hodder – Mewburn – T Stayner – W Duff – Children out
picking Cherries – heavy shower about five in the Evg – H H H & Jane went & drove themselves to Chippawa
–28 Mrs
Hodder gave two Recipes for Liquor
July 29 fine morng – H.O & Jessie busy Packing for Amherstburgh – scrubbing done at 10 O’Clock H.O. & Cathn went over the River Cthn – Jessie – Eliza
– Jane – Eliza & C Duff – spent the Evg at Mrs Sinclairs – Charles Richardson H.O. – Jessie & H.J. called at Mrs Stayner Creightons & McMickens
Dr
Hodder called to take the Oath of H.J. on account of Income Tax – Chs
Duff returned from Niagara – Miss Kingsmill –
30 – Sunday – fine – warm Mr Gurnsey took his Horse out of Pasture the 29 – Hugh – Charles & Harvy Richardson Stayners – Duffs – Mewburn –
Mrs
Sinclair
31 Monday H.O – Jessie & C Duff for Amherstburgh – Jane – Eliza Mewburn & Sandy – went to Buffalo T & J Stayner & Mrs Elliot dined with Fitzd
– Fitzd
broke her back
– 43 July 31 Maria went with him – Hannah stayd
all might with Mrs
Sinclair – a Man & Woman taken up for murder
August 1st
fine morng
Fitzd
& Maria went to St Catharines – did not return till ½ past ten at night – Eliza would not lend me some of my own Music to
copy – as I gave it to her – selfish mortal – the dog in a Manger –
2 Miss Jane & Eliza returned and Mewburn & Sandy – H O Jessie & Duff did not leave Buffalo till ten this morng – C Duff sent Cathn a pine apple
tooth Brush – Book – bottles soap and a Myrtle Hugh Richardson & Charles – H.J – Maria & Alxr went to the Falls – called on Miss Street & Mrs
Leeming – – Mr Ross sent a piece of striped cotton to be made up into shirts – to pay 2/6 each – Stayners – C. Richardson – Mr Fitzd went to
Niagara returned about 12 at night –
3d fine morng – T Stayner – Marice gave a Dress to Cathne & Augusta 8/ each
– 43 August 3d paid Fraizer 6/ for 1lb of Tea that was owing –
Mary & Augusta (Peters) Dr Gilkinson Bob Law – from Hamilton – Cathn
Robert had a daughter the 2d
o August – H.H.H. Eliza & Julia –
Maria & Augusta (Peter) – Stayners – Gilkinson – Law – all went to Niagara at half past nine – to a Party at Mrs Ross’s Jane and Eliza went
about five Mewburn – no elder with them H H H [Chapron] to the Party – Julia – Ellen & August went over the River to purchase sugar & Tea
– got it safe over – the Party returned about three in the Morng
4 – fine – Mary (Peter) went in the seven O’Clock Boat to Niagara with Julia – returned in 12 O’Clock Boat with Jane & Eliza – then H.H. and Eliza
Mr D Gilkinson & Rt Law and the above young Ladies went to the Falls – returned and spent the Evg at Mrs Stayners – got a small plot of Peas –
from Guernsey
5th Cloudy – Mary & Augusta (Peter) left in 7 O’Clock Boat v for Toronto – small mess of Potat’os
43 August 5th from McPherson – some Peas from Mr Tench – Maria bought 9 Cucumbers pd 10Ct – gave some to us – Cathn preserving Cherries 5lb – Brown
sugar – 4lb in Loaf sugar – Black Currants 4lb Brown Sugar – 2lb in loaf sugar Mr & Charles Richardson – Stayners – Gilkinson – W Duff – H H H
went to sleep with Mrs Sinclair
6 – Sunday – fine – very warm. Mr
Mewburn called for Jane to go to Stamford Church –
in August 1st I mad a mistake saying (Maria) instead of Eliza giving a gown pattern to Cathn –
J Stayner – W Duff – Mr Tench C & Mary & Hugh and Miss Richardson
7th fine windy – warm – H.J – Aut Alxr Carn – Emma – drove to St Davids purchased 100wt Flour – a dozen Eggs – 4lb Butter – had to drive very
slow returning to prevent losing the Tire off the Wheel – Hugh Richardson – W Duff – D Gilkinson – Miss Nichol Mr Newburn brought Jane Hn
back about nine in the Evg –
– 43-7 August 8 began the shirts for Mr Ross
The Queen changes her Rout and goes to Hamilton the Chief Justice & Transit ply between Queenston and Toronto – D Gilkinson –
Stayners – W Duff – Henry Richardson Willowby –
9th fine – very warm – H.J – Alxr & the 3 Children went to St Davids to return the Flour it being alive – Jarvis came Home for the Holy-days – in
Transit the Evg Boat –
A letter from H.O. – Stayners Duffs – Gilkinson – Mewburn – C Richardson – Willowby – all left at ten but Sandy who stayed till half past
10 – by particular solicitation of H H H – Jane – big Eliza – after he went – Cthn and girls filed out the Halls Gallery on steps – in expectation of
the Commander in Chief – Coll
Elliot – his two sons & Adjutant Breakfasted with FitzGerald at eight O’Clock – Eliza and Julia went to Niagara
in Morng Boat – to help
– 43 August 9 Paper their House – Miss Whitney spent the Day here – Nicholas – Milked in the morng – the last he did here
10 fine – warm – Miss Whitney went home in Morng Boat – H J picked a mess of Beans & cleaned them – the Boys took a Note to Mrs Tench – H H
H and Jane went to spend the day with Mrs Creighton & help make a Carpet – Mr Gale & Fortier – John & Clark Hamilton – Mrs Stayner sent a
tin Pan of blacCurrants to Cathn – Mr Fitzd went to Nai Niagara – returned in the Evg Boat – Creightons – Stayners – Mewburn – Duff – Sandys
business with Miss Eliza detains him till half past Eleven – also Mr Mewburns with Miss Jane
11 fine – hired an other soldier at 1½ dollar per Month – to do any thing required – Name George –
half hundred Flour $1½ Took back 12 shirts to Mr
Ross at 2/6 each for making 24/ –
– 43 August 11 J. Stayner – Jane stayed all night at Dr Mewburns – Mrs J Hamilton arrived in Evg Boat
12 fine morng

Miss Bell & Master David Hamilton – Henry Richardson – William Mr Duff – Mewburn – J Stayner – Hannah spent the Evg at Mrs Sinclairs
returned at ¼ before 11 – with a Train of Mr & Mrs Sinclair W Duff – J-T. Stayner – John dressed up in some Military costume making a Noise
like a jolly set of Backinalians – Jane – Eliza & Julia returned from Stamford and Niagara – big Eliza went to Niagara with T Stayner
13 fine – morg – Sunday – very warm – Mewburn – Duffs Stayners – Sandy stayed till 11 O’Clock –
14 Monday – cloudy – rain at 7 O’Clock – cleared at 12 – Went to Niagara – with Alxr & Jarvis – took Cathn & Herbert to Mrs John’s and little Eliza
to Niag
43 August 14 got very wet – stopped at Mrs
John’s – took a cup of Coffee – changed my clothes – cleaned my Gown – H.H.H – Jane – Eliza drank tea at Mrs
McMickins – Charles Richardson (sailor) W Duff – T Stayner brought me (H.J) a letter from New Orleans – one to Cathn from C Duff – one
from her Mother rain ceased about 1 O’Clock – lent Mrs John the Cork Serice
15 fine morng
– washing done at three – very heavy one a Letter to Augusta from Cathy
Duffs – T Stayner – Mewburn H H H – Jane & Eliza went in Waggon to Dr Mewburns – to pick Currants for Jane – Sharp lightning towards
morng – distant Thunder
17 – fine morng
– H.J – Alxr
– Jarvis Emma & Herbert drove to the Whirlpool – purchased half Bushel Potato’s 2/ – tryed for Flour $3 dollars for
common flour – Mr Lushcomb and two Daughters – Mrs Fitzd –
43 August 17 and Augusta went to call on Mrs
Jn
Hamilton Mrs
Hodder passed up to the Cars on her way to Simcoe – H H H & Jane went to Niagara in
Transit – returned in Mc
Phersons Waggon – took something to eat & went to Mrs
Sinclairs – stayd
till Ten – Sandy – T Stayner the Waggon
broke down with Fitzd
18 – clear – an Engineer Officer called on Cathn
about half past eight in the morng
Ellen – Alxr & Jarvis went over the River in twelve O’Clock Boat – the Man came of the Guard about nine – and came to work –
Letters from H.O-H – Alxr & Jane spending the day at Mrs Creightons – came Home at Ten – Mr Mewburn who stayed till half past Eleven
– H.J mending Childrens cloths –
43 August 19h fine morng – Letters from Jessie – also from Cathn Rt inviting H.J. to pay her a Visit and saying Cathy was to be married 25 Septbr – requesting
me to send Augusta up –
Eliza & Julia Hamilton came up – Hugh Richardson – Sandy – T Stayner – Fitzd & Maria went to the Falls – very dark night –
20 Sunday – light shower read the service – Dr
Hamilton for about five minutes – Duffs J Stayner Mewburn – who stay’d till half past Eleven –
twos and threes in a corners –
21 Washing done at 2 O’Clock – the Miss Hs
– washed up all their things before they started and ironed –
George – drunk – taken to the guard house –
Alxr went to school – below the Hill began in the afternoon
– 43 August 22 High Richardson Sandy Mr Tench – T Stayner – wrote to Cathn Robert Miss Hamiltons – left this day
22 fine morng – Girls busy cleaning their Room – Mrs Lyon – Mrs Walter Dockson – Miss Chesarone – J Steyner – John Stone came in the
afternoon at $2 per month
23d fine morng – – baking – H H H went to Niagara with T. Mewburn – a House burned down at Niagara – J Stayner Sandy – Mr Fitz-Gerald went to
Chippawa with two Officers – in a Waggon –
24 fine morng – cleaning H.O. Room & Hannah’s – Ellen went over the River – for a pd of Tea – Augusta left for Hamilton – J Stayner – Mrs Jn
Hamilton & 3 Children
24 – fine finished cleaning Bed rooms – walked with the girls to
– 43 August 25 Mrs McMickens – to call on the Duffs – the old Lady made wry Faces – when asked if in good Health – called on Mrs Sinclair – found her out –
Wm Duff – Hall Kingsmill –
26 – fine Morng – baking – cleaning drawing Room – Mr Fitzd went to Niagara on Horse back – T. Stayner – Mrs Sinclair – Miss Stayner – Boys spent
the day at Mr Dicksons –
27 Sunday – cloudy – sultry – [word illegible] went to Church at Niager – Eliza – Alxr & Jarvis – dined at Augusta’s called at Janes – returned
nearly dead with heat – Mr Fitzd went on Horse-back to Niagara – returned to Dinner – T Stayner – Charles Sinclair – Raining about half past
Nine –
28th
fine morng
– washing – Letters from H.O & Jessie – Jarvis went in the Boat to Niagara – to take a Letter for Mr
Fitzd
– baking Alxr
– Wm
& Miss
Duff – Stayners – Mewburn C Sinclair –
43 August 29 fine morg – Maria – Cathn & Jarvis went with Pony to make calls at Niagara the Dicksons – Mrs Lyons all at Dinner at home at McCormicks &
Hamiltons Jane & Julia came up – at ten at night – stayed all Night – T–J Stayner
30 – fine – H H & Eliza went to Port Robinson – with Mrs Stayner Sinclairs – Mewburns – Jane & Julia on a Pic-nic – at ten in the morg with Pony –
returned about nine in the Evg – Stayners – W Duff Mewburn – Sandy – Mr Tench –
31 Cloudy – smooky – baked up the last of the Flour – of the qtr hundred Miss Emmila & Jane Jarvis came in from St Catharines to spend some
days not a shilling in the House – nor batter nor Meat of Potato’s – Cathn
took the Girls with her to dine at Mrs
John Hamilton Maria &
Hannah went there to Tea – Mr Fitzd went to Niagara returned at six without Dinner = had his Tea –
Stayners – C Sinclair – Sandy – Mr Tench took Pony – a Letter from Dr Hamilton Hannah thought it a shame that Mr Tench should take
Pony – after he had been driven
– 43 so hard the day before
Septr
1st
smooky morng
– close – a little rain – Miss Emmily & Jane Jarvis came from St Catherines Maria took Emmily & Jane to the Falls – Jarvis
driver – kept Dinner waiting till seven – cleared the Bones of a 10lb½ qtr of Veal – Miss Duff – Sandy & Willy – Stainers Mewburn – C Sinclair –
3 Miss Rosses Eliza & Julia Hamilton – Julia Ross – Eliza and Julia Hn, stayed all night – set me almost out of my senses with their Noise – Mr
Geddies & Jack took Tea here –
2d fine morg – Eliza –(Julia) and Miss Ross went to Niagara Skemar in a Carriage with C Sinclair – Sandy – W Duff – Stayners – Sinclair Geddes –
H Richardson – Emmely & Jane Jarvis – Mrs
Hodder to take leave – went to bed at half pas Eleven some rain during the night – Letters from
H.O –
3d Sunday – very close and warm H H H – Emmily & Jane went to Kirk – heard Mr McIntosh – Catn Emmily – Jane & Sandy went to Stanford
Church – Mr
Tench – Dr
Hodder drank Tea here – leaves for Toronto – tomorrow – Stayners – Duffs
Septr 3d Letters from Cathy & Augusta – with Postage the Girls went to Baptist Church – stayed a very short time – Miss Brown’s Dog took H H H
show off and laid it some distance from her – set all around her a Laughing – J Stayner and H H H left the Church the rest soon followed –
4th
fine morng
very warm – Washing done at 1 O’Clock – we breakfasted at 7 – Fitzds
at ten – Miss Jarvis at half past Eeleven – baking – Flour not
good – it will be worse when we have none –
Stayners – Duffs – Gilkinson – C Sinclair Tench – Alxr
went with Pony & Mr
Tench to Niagara – Fitzs
went to Niagara and Dined –
5th fine morng – H J – Maria & Jarvis went to St Catherines to see Eliza – who is very sick – found her better – returned at 7 O’Clock found the
Girls out sailing C Sinclair – Stayners – Duffs Willy stay’d till half past 11 –
43 Sepr 6 fine – Cathy & Augusta – came down – Augusta to stay for a time – Mary McCormick & Miss Ellen Jarvis – returned & took Emmely Jarvis –
looking out for H.O.H. & Jessie – did not come – Sandy – C Sinclair – Stayners – Mr Tench – Fitzd had his Toe bruised by a fall of a post – some
Rain –
7 – fine – rather cloudy – warm high wind – Maria & Cathy gone to call on Mrs Jn Hamilton – a Tetotum Party to the Falls – Cathy returned to
Hamilton –
H.O. & Jessie returned from Amherstburgh – Duffs – Stayners Tench – Julia Hamilton – stayd all night at Mrs Stayners –
8th
Cloudy – Julia Hamilton & Augusta went to Niagara in morng
Boat baking of shorts for want of Flour or Money – Augusta returned in the Evg
Boat – D Gilkinson Duffs – Stayners – W Duff brought a Peach for each – a great Treat
43 Septr
9h
fine cool morng
– H.O. & H J drove to St Catharines – found Mrs
Robinson rather worse – met Ata
Mc
Cormick there and Fraizier – bought an
Hundred of Flour & 6lb Butter returned home to Tea – Fitzds went to Niagara & returned about Eight to Tea – Mrs & Miss Duffs – Sandy & Wm
Duff – Stayners –
10th Sunday – cloudy – Eliza & Jane & Alxr went to Niagara Church – returned to Dinner – read the Service the Duffs – Willowby – Tench – the
Girls went to walk – Mrs Smith – (Seacord)
11h fine cool Morng – – Mrs McCormick – Miss Hosmer & Miss Street – Mrs McMicken – Mrs Boyd – Miss Nichol – Hugh Richardson – Willowby –
Duffs Stayners Tench –
Jessy ill – Mrs Miller sent for – Miss Duff arrived at 11 O’Clock at Night a fine fat child – with good Lungs – Jessy doing well –
– 43 Sepr
12 cloudy – cool –
Mrs & Miss Duffs – Sandy – Mrs J. Hamilton sent for Cathn to go up to the Falls with her – on the Morrow –
13 – still cloudy – The Man mending the box of the outside sistern
picked a few Tomata’s for Catchepup –
Mr Ferrie – Mrs McMicken Miss Duff & Sandy – Stayners – began to rain in the Night –
14h
Rain – Sandy
15 Variable – warm – Mrs Duff – sent to enquire after Jessie – Mr Ferric – Mr Kinge – Tench
Jane Jarvis went to stay at Mrs
Mc
Cormicks – Cathn
H – went to Niagara – Jessie had a Letter from Mrs
Duff – Rain in the Night
43 Sepbr16 fair – high Wind – warm – Mrs J Hamilton & Children – Miss McCormick – Jarvis – Jane Jarvis – Mary Jane Hamn Miss Jane & Eliza Hamilton –
Joseph Hamilton – Augusta went to Niagara to stay all night with Julia – Mrs & Miss Duffs – Miss Nichol – Mr Tench – Mewburn Stayners –
Old Mary Synn – Jane & Eliza stayed all Night
17 – Sunday- fine – very high wind – warm – Mr
Tench –Dr
Hamilton came over and returned in Chief Justice – looked very well – Mrs
Creighton
Wm Duff Sandy – Stayners – Mewburn Jane & Eliza returned to Niagara – H H H – Eliza – T. Stayner drove to Niagara and returned with
Augusta –
18 fine windy – Washing done about three – very heavy one Fitzds went to Niagara returned to dinner – Mrs Duff & Miss – Mrs D. dined here (Mr
Tench (stayed all Night) – T. Stayner
– 43 Septr 18 Sandy – Mr Creen – two Miss Guernsys –
19 – very fine – Cathn & Ellen went to Niagara in morng Boat – Mr Tench & Jarvis went with Pony to the cross Roads –
Fitzd went to Niagara returned to Dinner – Packing Jessie’s Piano – Sandy – H Richardson – Willowby Stayners – W Duff – Mr James
Hamilton –
20 – fine day – H.J – Augusta & Alxr drove out to St Cathns – found Eliza buch better – dined there with Miss Powall – Mr Robinson accompanied
the your
[word illegible] to Port Robinson – to show the Canal – returned home – quite dark – found Jessie with an head ache – Sandy –
Stayners –
21 fine – high Wind – Mrs
& the Miss Duffs – Mrs
Duff dined here – thunder storm
– 43 Sepr 21 Jessie not so well – Letter from Mrs Duff –
22 fine morg – put on a pot of soap – it did not come to soap – Ftizgds went to Niagara returnd to Tea – Mr Tench – Sandy T Stayner – went to
bed at 10 O’Clock –
23 – fine Morng
– picked Tomato’s for Catsup & Pickling – much fatigued – Mr
Sinclair – Miss Duff – Mrs
& Miss Guernsey – Mrs
Stayner – Sandy –
H H H spent the Evg with Mrs Sinclair gathered Mushrooms for Catsup –
24 Sunday – fine – very warm H.J – Augusta – Alxr & Jarvis went to Niagara Church – called at McCormicks – at Jane Hamiltons – got a pot of
cold cream at Harvys pd
1/6 qr
for it – begged 5 Peaches & 4 Pairs – of Mr
Stevens – Boys gathered some fallen Apples at Priest Carrots –
43 Septr 24 Mrs Sinclair – Miss Stayner – W Duff – John Stayner drove H H H & Eliza to Niagara returned at ten at Night – Mr Tench – rain thunder &
lightning about two –
25 Rain – washing done about two – – Augusta went to Hamilton in Transit – to Cathy’s Wedding – Mr
Sinclair – T Stayner –
26 – cloudy – cold – picked Tomatos H.O – Hellen – Jarvis & Herbert went to Niagara to purchase things returned half frozen – Mrs
Duff – dined
here – Miss Duff Miss Ellen Jarvis – came to stay Dr
Hodder – Mr
Tench – Mewburn Stayners – heard that Augusta was wind bound at Niagara
27 cloudy – cold – Mr
& Mrs
Chetwood Hamilton – Dr
Hodder Mr
Tench – Mr
Fortier – J. Stayner Wm
Duff – Miss Duff – H H H & Eliza & T Stayner
went to spend the day with Jane Hamilton –
– 43 Sepr 28 fine morng – cool – Mr Fortier – Tench – W Duff Cathn H & Ellen Jarvis went over the River – Mary Jane Hn & Jane Jarvis – Fitzds went to
Drummondville – Letter from Mr Duff – saying he could not come down till after the 12th October –
Edmund Tench – Stayners – H H H sat up with Miss Brown – Mrs Duff & Daughter went of for Amherstburgh –
29 fine – rather mild – Cathn & Ellen Jarvis, went to Niagara – returned to Tea H.J. busy boiling Catsup – Baking Stayners – Mrs McMicken & sons

30 – fine morng
– all hands scrubbing Miss Ellen Jarvis left this for Toronto – Mr
Tench dined here Alxr
went with Mr
Mc
Pherson to Chippawa – Mr
Fitzd went to Niagara – returned to tea – Paid John a months Wages ending 22 Septr – Mr Tench slept here – rain in the Evg Miss Brown alias
Askin Died – 8 P.M.
– 43 Octbr 1st Cloudy – Sunday – the Girls went to Kirk Mr Tench and William T – he dined here – Sandy – T Stayner
2 fine – high Wind – Washing – done at 12 – Fitzd went to Niagara – Miss Nelly Askin buried at Stamford Sandy – T Stayner – Alxr went to the
funeral of Miss Askin – Mr & Miss Land –
3d Variable – high wind – some Rain – picked Tomato’s – Mangling & Ironing – J Stayner – Fitzd went to Niagara – returned at 7 O’Clock to
dinner – Duncan notwold Mrs H. Hn sent a bottle of Brandy Wine to Jessie – 6 Onions – 2 pots jelly –
4th fine – cold –high Wind – Mr J.H called for Cathn to go to the Falls – dined at Mr Streets 10 in Number and three Horses – H H H – Eliza & J
Stayner went to Niagara – took Tea with Jane –
5th fine – mild – H.O had straw brought Home – – took Jessie out riding – Bottled my Cat-sup J & T Stayner – Mr Tench
– 43 Octbr
6 fine – warm morng
– H.O. took Jessie to see Mrs
J–Hn
Jane Jarvis – Mary Jane Hamtn
J. Stayner – T. Mewburn –
7th Rainy morng – warm – Jessie throwing up when she eats – Sandy – Rain all day & night –
8th
Sunday – cloudy – mild – some rain – Mrs
J & John & Clark Hamilton Mr
Tench – Stayners W Duff – David Sinclair –
9th Cloudy – H.O Eliza and Maria drove to St David. Maria purchases half Bushel Peaches – 6/ Mary Jane Hamilton – Jane & Jarvis Washing done
at half past twelve – Caroline & Emma – sent to school – Mrs
Creighton – J Stayner – Fitzd
& Mr
Tench went to Chippawa Cathn
Mary Jane &
Jane Jarvis drove to St David bought half a Bushel of Peaches for her Mother
43 Octbr 9 and half a Bushel for Maria – Maria gave part to H O –
10 fine morg
– cool – sent Mrs
J.Hn
4 Bottles of Tomato Sauce – Mrs
J – is to send H.O. two Barrels of Apples – H.O. Jessie & the Girls went to walk
and take leave of Mr John – Mr Tench – Hh & C Richardson Willowby – Stayners – Duffs – Mewburn –Sinclairs – Eliza & Julia Hamilton stayed
all night – Fitzd
& Tench, went to Niagara – returned at Eleven at Night –
Heard of the Freemans return from New York –
11th fine, clear, cool morng – Mrs McCormick Jn & Mary – Dr Hamilton – Mr McCaul – Clk Hamilton Stayners – Sinclairs – the Girls drank Tea at Mrs
Stayners – Rain from three in the afternoon till 11 O’Clock at Night –
12 fine – clear morng –
H.O. drove H.J. to Niagara – called at Mr McDouglas – not at home – met him in the street – he signed my
43 Octbr 12 – Certificate – received twelve pounds Tenshg from Mr McCormick Eliza and Julia went home – Hugh Richardson – Willowby – Stayners
Sinclairs – T McCormick – Bought a Number of things, as by Bill – Julia & Eliza returned to Niagara
13 – fine – cold – went into the Garden picked Beans & Tomato’s Dr Hamilton called and gave his advice to Jessie – she very poorly – J Stayner –
Mrs Hodder
14 cloudy – cold – mendid my Window – Dr Hamilton – said Jessie must be kept as quiet as possible – food very light – sent two Dollars to Mrs
Saml Jarvis for Eggs – and an order or a Keg of Butter –
Sent Jarvis a table & Teaspoon 3 flannel Waiste shirts & 3 Drawers
Dr Hamilton left for Toronto Mr J.H sent two Barrels of Apples
Alxr went to St Davids for yeast – Mr Hugh Richardson W Duff –
43 Octbr 15 Sunday – cloudy – cold – Cathn & Mary Jane – Jane Jarvis & Alxr went to Niagara Church
Steemer Rochester taken off the shore by Hugh Richardson –
The Ggirls returned in the Rain – T Stayner – Dd
Sinclair Sandy – rained all Night –
16 – cloudy –
Mr Duff arrived – W Duff H & C Richardson – Willowby rainy night & mong till 8 O’Clock
17 cleared off high wind – cold – no meat to be had for Dinner – H.J. & Eliza & Mary Jane went to Niagara – H.J. stayed at Mr McCormicks – the
others at janes – H.J. bought 1 yd swiss maslin 2/6 – two papers of Pins 1/6 – 1/3 – two Skeins of Black silk 8d – 2½ yd Ribbon 2/3 yd 1⅓ yd
Ribbon 9d –
18th Cloudy – cold – returned in Chief Justice –
43 Octbr 18 Eliza & Augusta went to Niagara, to stay at Janes – Mr H Richardson & W Rowly came and took H H H & Jane Jarvis to Niagara and did not
return till 1 O’Clock in the morng
19 – clear and cold – H H H and Eliza went in the Boat to Niagara – to have their Dresses fitted by Jane Hn – Augusta returned – W Duff – H H H &
Eliza returned at 11 O’Clock at Night with J Stayner – brought some [word illegible] from Augusta & a Note informing me that my Brother in
law Died 2d of October (Seymour Jarvis) – Mr Duff –Cathn & Jane Jarvis went in search of Butter –
20th
fine clear windy morng
– Mr
Guernsey and Sinclair Miss Tench Mr
Fitzd
& Wife went to Drummondville – Mr
& Mrs
Creighton – Miss Tench –
Fred Tench – J & T Stayner – Mr Kiers drank Tea here –
High wind & Rain during the Night –
43 Octbr 21 Cloudy – some Rain – Cathn – Jane Jarvis & Alxr went to Niagara – Jane stay’d at McCormicks – Cathn brought Fruit – spices – a Citron for a
Cake for the Christening of Jessie’s little Girl very dark when she returned – nearly ran over several times – brought up the soap that Mrs
McCormick promised – Mrs H O H went over the River for some Tea – Rain – Hail & Snow – high Wind –
22d Sunday – the Weather variable H.O – Ctn & Alxr went to Niagara Church – Mrs McMicken and children – Sandy –
23d
fine clear day – Washing done at half past one – Eliza – Maryjane & Augusta Hamilton – Jane Jarvis – Mrs
Duff – J Stayner – W Duff
24 fine – clear & mild – Hugh & Henry Richardson – Willowby Mr Tench – W Duff – J Stayner – H H H and Eliza went to Niagara with the
Richardsons – Jane & Maryjane Hamilton – returned about one in the Morng
– – Herberts birth day – Cake received with gloves from
– 43 Octbr 24 Mr & Mrs Freeman – to all but Mr & Mrs Duff – and Hellen –
Cake made for Miss Duffs Christening – Mrs Freeman sent for Augusta to live with her –
25th Rainy morng – Variable – J Stayner Mewburn –
26 Cloudy – Mr & Mrs Creen – Miss Duff Christened – by name Jessie Augusta – Mr & Mrs Creighton – J & T Stayner Dd Sinclair – Messrs & Miss
Tench – Miss McCormick – Mrs R J Hamilton child and servant – Mrs Freeman – Jane Jarvis – Jane – Julia – Maryjane – Augusta Joseph
Hamilton – Hh & Hy Richardson – Willowby – Mewburn – Duffs – took Tea and spent the Evg –
27th
Snow – the Hamilton party left in Transit – H H H and Jane joined and are to return in the Boat – Augusta left us to live with Mrs
Freeman –
Transit did not go further
43 Octbr 27 than Niagara – H H H returned the storm so bad – J Stayner –
28 pleasant – cold – a Letter from Mary Jarvis, with a keg of Butter – W Duff Alxr Duff dined at Mr McMicken – T Stayner – sat up till eleven to
hear the final of Kate in search of a Husband –
29th Sunday – Cloudy – cold – H.O. Eliza and Alxr went to evg Church at Niagara – Dan Gilkinson Wm Duff – H.O. wrote to Dr Hamilton about the
Wood – Mr Tench –
30 Snow in the morng – Sun out at twelve – Washing don about one – Mr Tench Wm Duff – A. Duff – H H H – Eliza Hellen & Alexr went to the
school House to hear a Lecture on a Circulating Library – by Mr
Mc
Micken –
– 43 Octbr
31 Clear & cold – hard frost in the night –
H.O – Cathn & Mr Duff went to Niagara – Clothes hung out early in the Morng – Jane & Mary Hamilton stay’d all Night – H.O. bought a
number of things for Eliza –
Novbr 1st Cloudy – cold – snow – rain W Duff – 2 soldiers – digging Potato’s
2 Variable – snow – Rain – cold Alxr went to the Cattle Show Mary & Jane Hamilton returnd to Niagara – Sandy & T Stayner – Eliza had a Tooth
plugged – 1 soldier digging Potato’s
3d cloudy – cold – muddy – 2 soldiers digging Potato’s a short time afternoon –
– 43 Novbr
3 J Stayner – Dd
Sinclair H.O – Mrs
& Herbert went to Stamford – for Jessie’s & Eliza’s Bonnets
4 Clear & cold – H.O took Jessie out to ride with Baby & Herbert – called at Stayners Creightons & McMickens – H.J. answered W B Robinsons
note – Ed
& Miss Tench – J Stayner – Mr
Duff & H H H went to Mrs
Mc
Mickens and drank Tea – killed a Turkey – lost 3
5 – Sunday – cloudy dull day – Sandy & W Duff Dd Sinclair = J Stayner –
6th Cloudy – cold – Mr Duff went over the River to get a Custom-house receipt for bondage upon his Piano – Hugh Richardson – Willowby – J
Stayner – the Boys & young men of the village burned Guy Fox on the Mountain – Sky Rockets – fire Balls & Cannon – very pretty –
– 43 Novbr 7 Snow – cold – Sandy – J Stayner
8 snowing hard – cleared off about twelve – remained cloudy – Mr
Mrs
& Miss Duff and Eliza left for Buffalo on their way to Amherstburgh at
one O’Clock – J Stayner brought hack the Mortar –
9th fine morng – Mr Tench washing done at 3 O’Clock all dry and taken in – J Stayner –
10 rainy morng – cleared off Cloudy – mild –
11 rainy morng
– mild – Cloudy – middle and latter part of the Day – Frost during the Night – Mr
Tench – J Stayner –
12 Sunday – fine clear – cold morng – read the Service with the Family – Mr Tench Sandy – J Stayner – C Sinclair –
– 43 Novbr
13 Cloudy – snow in the Night – washing done at half past one – 1,200¾ of Hay came in – J Stayner – C Sinclair –
14 fine – very cold – H.O. & H H H went to Niagar – bought a new Drum for the Hall up stairs Miss Tench – J Stayner – took part of the Celery –
Fitzd
went to Niagara – stay’d all Night –
15th Cloudy – cold – sold apples – took Candles in Pay – busy putting up the Hall stove – till eight O’Clock at Night – John Stayner Dd Sinclair –
snow & Rain in the Night – greened the Pickles
16 Cloudy – rather mild – sun came out at half past one – cloudy the remainder of the day Wm Robinson – (St Cathn) J. Stayner – cleaning the
upper part of the House – boiled down the Tomato Catsup –
– 43 Novbr 17 clear morng – cloudy about 12 – H.O. Cthn & Alxr went to Niagar – to have some cloths made for Alxr & Jarvis – came home wet to the skin – Mr
Tench – Sandy
18th Variable – Eliza & Julia Hamilton – stayed all Night – Mr Tench – Mewburn – J Stayner C Sinclair – Letters from Jessie –
19 Sunday Cloudy – E & Julia went to Niagara in steam Boat Mr Tench – Sandy – J Stayner – shower in the afternoon – wrote to Augusta & Cathy

20 – Clear morng – Washing done at twelve – Mr Tench – Dd Sinclair J Stayner – W Duff – Letters from Jessie & Eliza – T Mewburn Rain began at
eight at Night –
21 rainy morng – dank – cleared off about 12 – high Wind – a shower snow in the Night – Mr Tench J Stayner – Dd Sinclair – Wm Duff –
– 43 Novbr 22 clear morng – cloudy about 10 – Mr Fitzd went to Thorold – Alxr went to Niagara – the school Master sick – Mended the globe Lanthern – put
the Pickles in the Cellar – washed and tied up some Celery Tops to dry – T Mewburn – T Stayner – C Sinclair – the remained of the Celery
taken up – Clothes not done
23 Cloudy – Mrs Hodder – Miss Tench Miss Mary & Eliza Hamilton came to stay all week – Hugh & C Richardson Willowby – Mr Fitzd returned
about eight in the Eevg
– – Rain all Night – H.O. made up her Orleans dress
24 Clear morng – H.O. & Cathn went across the River – purchased a pr shoes for herself – Catn – Boots for Jarvis – Herbert – W Duff – brought
them back in his Boat – they dined with Mrs Whitney – – Mrs Stayner Mrs Creighton – C Sinclair – W Duff
25 fine morng – Cathn – Alxr & Herbert went to Niagara – in Waggon get Jarvis’s Coat – Mrs Hodder & Miss Tench dined here – Sandy & Willy
Duff – J Stayner – T Mewburn – C Sinclair – Jane & Julia – Eliza made H.O. a Bonnet –
– 43 Novbr 26 Sunday – Beautiful morng – H H H – Alxr – Mary & Eliza went to Kirk – Sandy dined here – Mr Tench – W Duff – C Sinclair – H H H & little Eliza
went to Mrs Stayners – Jane & Julia – W Duff read the Bible to us – Cathn received a Letter from Jane Jarvis – wrote to S.J P & Myrthe Peters –
Mrs
Grayham began to Milk – for half a Dollar pr
Month – Mr
Fitzd
got up at twelve –
27 Cloudy – some snow – Washing done at twelve – cold – Miss Smith – Wm
Duff – Mr
Fitzd
got up at half past twelve to breakfast – not sick H.O.
made some sweet Biscuit for Jarvis – Mrs Stayner & Jane Hn drank Tea here – Hugh & C Richardson – Willoby – W Duff – spent the Evg here – T
Stayner – came for his Mother – hard frost – Alxr broke thro’ the Ice – got the Ague –
28th beautiful morng – H.O. & Ctn went in Transit to Toronto – Fitzds man took their took down their Baggage to the Boat p W Duff came for Alxr to
go over the River – Alxr could not find any Boots to fit – T Mewburn – T Stayner – W Duff – Maria
43 Novbr 28 went down to her House to see & have it white & colour washed – found out two emigrants, one with sore throat the other Ague – came
home and got some Oatmeal from me made a Pot of Gruel – sent to Mrs Grayham for some Milk – and sent to the Women – gave Alxr some
midicine – Miss E.H. made H.J. a Cap –
29 fine morng
– but Cloudy – Mrs
Fitzd
went to her House – came back in a rage Mr
F hd engaged a Nan to colour a Room and Passage for which
he was to Pay $3 – Mr Fitz said to H.J. that he had no objections to Mrs Hamilton having any of the Men to day any thing about the House –
but they must not take any Parcels any where – or they must return to their Duty – they might go of [two words illegible] – Wrote to H.O. –
Fitzd
rode out – returnd
about 7 O’Clock – W Duff – little Eliza went to Stamford for Tea – did not return – snowing fast –
43 Novr 30 sent my Letter on board the Boat – Miss Jane dined here – Mr Mewburn – W Duff – Fitzd went to Thorold = stayd all Night – Cloudy – some
snow –
Decbr 1st Cloudy – very heavy weather Miss Tench came in to get some Oatmeal for her Grandmother – who fell from dizzyiness – this morng – Man
cutting Wood –
Mary – H H H & Eliza went to Tea at Mrs McMickens – John Stayner drove Pony to Niagar & took little Eliza to see her sister – W Duff – T
Stayner – Mr Clarks House in Queenston took fire between six & seven – burnt to the ground – heard that the French party of Ministry had
resigned – because the Governor would not remain a Cyphar –
2 – fine morng sent all over the Village to hire a man to cut some Wood – could not find one –
– 43 Decbr 2 a Man cutting Wood – H H H & little Eliza spent the Evg at Mrs Creightons – Miss Jane Hamilton – T Mewburn J Stayner – W Duff – Fitzds went
to Niagara left Duncan
3d Sunday – clear & cold – H.O. & Cathn returned from Toronto – both very sea sick Jane Hn Mewburn – J & T Stayner – C Sinclair – Duffs – H.O.
brought 2 pr
spectacles for me – did not suit my Eye –
4th Mary – Jane & Eliza left for Chippawa – clear cold day – Fitzd moving – H.O. bad with sick Hheadache – H.O – H HH – Hellen & Alxr went to
hear a lecture on Work – by old Guernsey – J Stayner – C Sinclair
Wrote to Augusta – on account of her birthday – sent to post by J Stayner – some Rain – snow during the Night –
5 – Variable – Miss Tench – Leary the Taylor – H Richardson – Willoby – Tench –
43 Decbr
5 sent back the Spectacles – over 15 Boys for Potato’s – some apples to Jarvis & his winter Cap –
6 – Cloudy – Man cutting Wood – gave his Boy – breakfast for bringing in the Wood – H.O. went to the Village Girls busy cleaning up the House
after the Fitzd – left old Rt Hamilton
Letters from Jessie – J Stayner – Sandy – Mr Tench
7 – snowing – Washing done at two – Man cutting Wood – Williams brought five load of Wood – Mrs Grayham washing counterpanes & Blankets
– J Stayner – Nicholas got up the Baskets out of the Well + mended the Chain –
8 – Cloudy – Miss Tench – Williams brought five load of Wood Irish Boy brought up Wood to fill the Boxes
43 Decbr 9 Cloudy – H.O. went to Niagara with Mr McPherson – Girls cleaning out the Cellars & Kitchen &c – H O – made a few purchases – returned
about two – Julia Hamilton J Stayner – H H H & Julia went up to see Mrs
Stayner who was sick – Julia stayed here all Night
Letters from Amherstburgh Letter from Ctn Freeman to H.J. – Sandy – T Stayner –
10 – Sunday – fine clear morng H.O. & H H H went up to see how Mrs Stayner was – the Dr had bled her – copiously – for Pluerisy – she was very
weak and saw no one – Letters from Jessy & Eliza – all well –
Maria’s child sick – cut four double Teeth – Julia returned to Niagara in Transit –W Duff – J Stayner – some rain in the Night –
11 – fine morng – Washing done at 12 O’Clock – 15 Bags of Potato’s from Mrs Saml Jarvis – Alxr brought them up with Poney McPherson went down
to help him load some snow W Duff J Stayner –
1843 Decbr 12 fine morng – busy mending my Carpet H.O. has an attack of Dizzyiness Girls mangling &c – Ch & H H H walked out to see Mrs Tench – Mr
Stayner & Maria
13 fine – clear – cold morng – Baking scrubbing – Miss Tench came to ask H.O. for medicine for Hodder –
H.O & Catn
spent the afternoon with Mrs
Tench – who gave a shoulder and feet of Pork to H.O. – Alxr
walked out to drive H.O. home – H H
H had a Letter from Ctn Hn asking he to go up to a Ball on the 19th –
14 – fine- clear cold morng – H.O – H H H & J Stayner going to Chippawa – went and dined with Jane Hn returned to Tea – J Stayner took Tea here –
Ctn
had a Letter from Mary Peter – Ctn
walked with Maria to Durhams – Maria purchase Butter & Fowls – T Mewburn & Stayner –
15 Cloudy – mild – Baptists Dipping – over the River H.O. Cathn & Herbert went to Niagara bought Herbert a Cap – brought Jarvis’s Coat home –
caught in the Rain as usual – rained all Night – J Stayner brought up Letters from Amherstburgh –
43 Decbr 16 Rain – busy cleaning House Watered the Flowers – cut down the stalks – jolly Flowers cleared off the dead leaves – T Mewburn
17 – Sunday – read the morng
Service by myself – Letter from Augusta cleared off – cloudy Rain in the E-g
J Stayner W Duff – H.O. & Children
called at Maria
18 – snowing and thawing – Washing done at 1 O’Clock – Phoebe Guernsey – T Stayner – W Duff – C Sinclair – Mr Tench – H H H went to the
Lecture – not pleased
19 – Cloudy – –
20 – Cloudy – H.O. went over the River – took 2 spools of Thread to Mrs Whitney & a Turkey – engaged – some Oats – bought 4lb Tea – returned
much fatigued – very bad roads – Letter from Eliza & Jane Hamilton – wrote to Augusta –
21 Cloudy – Mrs Grayham killed two white turkeys in mistake – J Stayner – Mr Tench – Jarvis came home for the Holy Days –
43 Decbr 22 Cloudy – mild – Mr & Miss Tench – H.O. sent a Turkey to Mrs Tench – J Stayner brought up Julia Hamilton – they dined here – Julia stayed all
Night – Turkey fricassee for Dinner
23d – light Rain – busy cleaning House – H.O. preparing for Sunday and Christmas Dinner –fine large Turkey – made a pr of Mits for Carone John
Stayner called and took Julia up to Chippawa in a Waggon – at ¼ past one Mr Tench – T Stayner – Letter from Jessie –
24 – Sunday – Variable – H.O, Cth Alxr Jarvis Hellen went to Kirk Caro & Emma went to Sunday School – J & T Stayner – Mr Tench Mrs Fitzd W Duff

25 Cloudy – McPherson took H.O. Catn H H H & H.J. to Niagara Church – Christmas day – who partook of The Sacrament – the Church very full
and a great number took the Sacrament – the Road
43 Decbr
25 very bad – called at Mc
Cormick – Fanny returned – we had Cake & Rasbery Vinegar – returned Home after Sun Set – two Hours going & two
to come back – H H had a fine boiled Turkey for our Dinner – Maria sent four Mince Pies some Head-cheese & some Cider to H.O. – J Stayner
& Mewburn Mewburn – J Stayner– a soldier died suddenly
26 Cloudy – very mild – girls washing – H.O. threatened with Pleurisy – Jarvis can’t move for a Boil – H J busy making the Pantry decent – Catn
dined with Mrs Fitzd – Rain in the Evg – W Duff M-r- Tench – stayd all Night – solder buried – J T Stayner
27 Cloudy – a propellar came up & went to Toronto – Transit came in Dr
Mewburn came and bled H.O.
43 Dcr
27 Mrs
Fitzd
called to see how H.O. asked the children down to play with Duncan – Dd
Gilkinson – J Stayner with Letters from Amherstburgh –
1 to H.J.
28 – Cloudy – some snow – Miss Tench dined here – the Boys went home with her – DGilkinson drove H H H to Chippawa – to a Party – Mrs
Walter
Dickson sent a Note to Cathn for an Evg Party – left out H H H – would not go – Mrs Fitzd – J Stayner with a Letter from Ge Jarvis – Mr Tench –
the Boys went to a Party at Mr
Thorburns – stayed till two O’Clock
29 Cloudy – freezing – mended a broken pane of Glass in H.O. Room – with Paper – Dr Mewburn- Fitzds J Stayner – wrote to Eliza – getting very
cold –
30 – fine cold morng – J Stayner with a Letter from H.H H to say she had been waiting for D Gilkinson who was asked to dine with some gentleman
– Miss Tench H H H returned at 7 O’Clock very tired – J Stayner
43 Decbr 31 Sunday – very cold – clear morng –
Dr & Harrison Mewburn – J Stayner brought Letters from Amherstburgh
H.O. received Letter from Honble
John Hamilton enclosing $60 – from government for War expenses – H.O. wrote a reply to Hble
J.H – and
one to Dr Hamilton and Jessie
pasted on page for 28/29 November
Mrs Tench £ s d
43 August 19th
2lb
Butter pd
0 2 –
23 3lb Butter pt pd 0 3 0
Sepbr
4 2lb
Butter pt
pd
0 3 0
for mending the
October 2 soap – 2 –
Butter from McPhern
on top of page for 25 December
Dr Hamilton
Lamp Oil – quarts
August 9th 3
19 1
28 1
on pages following between the diary entries for 30 and 31 December
1843
May 16h Mrs FitzGerald came to live in H.O.H. House & board with his Family – at $25 pr Month with his Rations
22d pd Mrs Hamilton for two Weeks $12 –
June 1st Fitzd pd H.O. $ 13
17h – – – $ 12
July 3s – – – $ 13
15 $ 5
$ 7
August 3d – – – $ 13
15 $ 12
28h
$ 1½
Septr 1st – – – $ 10
15 – – $ 12
Octbr
2 $ 13
15 – – 12
$ s D
– 43 Novbr
1 – 12
27 – – – 12 4 11
Novbr
12 1200 ¾ Hay
the following have a single list per page
Mr Fitzd – orders that Mr Hamilton’s servant man is to bring up Mr Fitzds Rations hereafter – and he begins this day
August – 5th Beef eight pound
10th 1lb Candles –
11 5lb
Beef –
14 5lb Beef –
23 1lb Candles –
Septr
5 7lb
Beef –
7 7lb Mutton – fore quarter
9th 1lb Candles
13 5lb Beef –
15th 5½lb Beef –
21 5lb Beef –
25 8lb Beef –
October 3d
5lb
Beef –
5 3½lb Beef –
17 1lb Candles
43 Octr
15 3½ Beef –
18 6lb Beef –
21 Load of wood
26 6lb Beef
28 1lb Candles
30 7lb Beef
Novbr 1 7½lb Beef
3 – load of Wood
10 – 1lb Candles
11 6lb Mutton
18 7lb
Beef
23 1lb Candles
30 2 Cords of Wood
1843 Shiletto –
May 27 11lb Veal – 4d – 3/8 – pt pd
June 9 10lbs Butter 10/ pt pd
July 29th Butter
31 6lb
Veal
August 25 – 3lb Beef – nt pd
28 2½lb Beef pt pd
Guernsey Butcher
May 31 4lb Bone at /6 pr pd
June 9th
16lb
Beef – owing 4/-
14 – 5lb Mutton at 5d 2/1
Guernsey
July 26 3lb Veal nt pd
27 – Mutton nt pd
29 7¾lb Veal –
August 1st 6¾lb Lamb – 4/ nt pd
3d 7lb Veal 1 –
5 9lb Lamb 4/
9 9lb Lamb 4/
12 9lb Lamb 4/
23d 4lb¼ Veal at /5 1/9
43 Guernsey
August 26 qtr Lamb – 6lb 4
28 Fore qtr Lamn 3
Sept 1st
Fore qtr
Veal 10½lb
Loin of Veal 5lb
19 hind qtr Lamb 4
1843 Mrs Williams
May 27 6lb Butter at 1/ nt pd
29 31 4lb Butter 1/- nt pd
June 3d 10lb Butter 10/- nt pd
10th
12lb
Butter 12/ nt
pd
pd 32 on account
17 10lb Butter 10/
July 11 pd Mrs Williams $1
15 8lb
Butter nt
pd
24 10lb Butter 10/- nt pd
August 12 8lb Butter nt pd
Mrs Tench
June 1st 5lb Butter 5/- pd
6 1½lb
Butter 1/6 pd
21 6lb Butter 6/ pd
Eggs 10 pd
29 Butter 6/ pd
30 Butter 6/ pd
July 3d Butter 6/ pd
7 Butter 6/ pd
11 Butter 5/- pd
13 Butter 6/ pd
17 2;b Butter 2/ nt pd
20 2½lb Butter 2/6 nt pd
21 Mutton 3/4 nt pd
22 3lb
Butter 3/- nt
pd
27 4lb Butter 4/ nt pd
31 3lb Butter 3/ nt pd
August 3d
9lb
Butter 9/- nt
pd
paid one Dollar on account
7 4lb Butter 4/ nt pd
11 paid Mrs
Tench 8/
14 4½lb Butter 4/6 nt pd
the entries for 16 May to 5 August are in two columns per page; thereafter on one column
1843
May 16h Fish 4/
Bread 4/
sugar 4/
17 Bread 1/
Butter 6/
18 Beef
Candles 2/2
19 1lb Tea 6/
Celarits /9
Mending Cane
Candlestick and 4/9
Pail
20 1lb Butter 1/
Beef 3/
Veal 1/4
Nails 2/
2lb Butter 2/
22 Nails 1/1
23 2 Pr Bats 1/3
H.H – Ea
7lb Butter 7/-
6lb Butter 6/
5lb Sugar 4/
Tape 1/
26 3lb Candles 3/
29 1lb
Pea 8/- ½lb
17lb Loaf sugar 11/
June 1st McPherson $2
5;b
Butter 5/
3pr Boots
Carn Em & Ht
12/ 10/ 3/-
3d
Candles 3/2
5lb Sugar 4/
6th 1lb Tea 7/6
7th
[wor /- $2
Beef 3/
Fish 1/
8th Candles 2/2
Fish 1/
9th
16lb
Beef $1
10th 12lb Butter 12.
13 Fish 1/-
Mending Alxrs
shoes 5/
Tea 6/6
Cotton plaid –/9
Eclaratis
Candles 2/
43 June 13 H.J. pr Boots 9/
14 5;b Butter 5/
H.P. pr
Shoes 5/10d
pd
2 pr Stockings 5/3 prs
Gloves 2/
5lb Mutton 2/9 pd
16 13s sugar 13/6
17 Sugar 4/
Candles 2/2
Salt Petre /6
Butter 10/
Soap 2/
Candy 1/
20 Butter 6/
Eggs 10ct
22 1lb Pea 6/
Candles 2/2
23 Mutton 3/9
Lemons 1/
26 pd Margarde $2
sugar 17/
Candles 1/3
27 Tea 6/
Butter 5/
4¾ lb Mict 2/
2 pieces of Tape 2/-
Soap 2/
Soap 2/
29 Candles 2/2
30 Nails 3/-
5 Bonnets
cleaned $2-4
July 3d Butter 7/
paid Nicholas 4/
Strawberries 1/
5 Mutton 1.8
Candles 2/
Whetstone 1/
pd Nicholas $1
43 July 8th
Butter 6/
Tea 6/
10 Sugar 2/
Soap 2/
Candles 2/4
paid Mr Staynor
up to this day
in full $6
Meat 2/
11 Butter 5/
Starch /10d
Sedlatz 4/
12 4lb Butter 4/
14lb Sugar 14/
Peas nt
pd
13 Butter 6/
pd Margaret 2/
Mutton 2/
14 pd
sheletto 10/
that was owing
Sugar 12lb 6oz 13/4
B sugar 4/
16 Butter 8/
Soap 1/8
17 6lb Veal
2lb
Butter 2/
18 ½lb Tea 3/ nt pd
Raspberries 1/6
Soap 2/6
19 Tea 6/
Shoes for H H H
paid the Men for
putting in the
Potatos and
making Hay 13/
20 2½ Butter 2/6
pd McCauley 8/
Candles 2/3
Cheese 2/
Nicholas 8/
Lining for Jane’s
gown 2/
making do 4/
45 July 21 Margaret top of
tines by sickness 2/
22 Butter 3/
Eggs 2/
Candles 2/3
24 Broom 1/4
Soap 2/
Beef 2/4
25 Starch 1/6
Boot-laces /2
26 3lb Veal
Mutton
27 Guernsey
Sugar 4/
paid Nicholas two
months Wages all
two shillings
overpaid
27 Veal 8/
Candles 2/ pd
Tea 5/6 nt pd
July 31 Soap
Candles 1/
Lamb 4/
August 3d 7lb Veal
Bread /6
Sugar /8
Tea 6/
Cheese /6
Pepper 1/6
Candles 2/
4 Eggs 1/
Breas /3
5 Peaches
Potatoes 2/6
Loaf of Sugar 10/
pd by Jane
Tooth break ea
HO HH & Eliza 2/
2lb Lamb 4/
paid Mrs Tench
$1 on account
5lb
brown sugar 4/
43 August 7 100wt Flour $3
Eggs 10s
Butter 4 –
Candles 1
Sugar 4 –
Mending Collar
to Pony2
8 Matches – – 2
9 qtr
Hundred Flour 0 6 6
qt Lamb 0 4 0
Tole-gate – – 2½
Bread 0 1 0
Biscuit 0 1 –
That was owing
Potato’s 0 2 –
10th Bread – 2 –
Butter – 1 –
Flour 1 4 –
1lb Tea 0 6 –
Butter – 1 –
Tole-gate 2½
12 Candles 0-2 –
qt Lamb – 4 –
Potato’s – 2 –
Butter – 8 –
43 August £ s D
14 Sugar 0 8 0
Spool thread 0 0 ½
Bread 0 1 0
15 Loaf sugar 0 8 6
16 Soap – 2 –
Starch 1
Blue 1
5lb Mutton – 2 –
17 [word illegible]
half Bushel – 2 –
Candles 0 2 2
Tea ¼lb – 2 0
paid for Maria
Bread at Baker’s 0 5
23lbto the 10th
of August
Eggs 0 1 0
to Man – 8 –
18 Flour – 12
Tea – 6
Pepper – 1
Sent Mrs McMicken
the Sugar that was
burned
43 August £ s D
19 Butter – 1 –
Butter – 2 –
Butter – 2 –
Candles – 2 –
Shoeing & removing
3 shoes on Poney – 5 –
21 Soap 0 2 0
Eggs 0 1 0
Lamb – 3 –
22 Paper 0 1 0
Ink 1
Potato’s 1#
23 half Hundred Flour 0 12 0
Butter 1
Butter – Mrs Blacks 2 –
not paid
Butter 3lb – 3 –
Axe handle – 1 –
to Miss Catn – 1 –
24 1lb Tea (Frazier) nt pd 6
Candles 0 2 2
43 August £ s d
25 3lb
Beef 0 1 3
3lb Butter nt pd
McPherson
27 2½lb Bread 0 1 1
Flour qtr
hundred – 6 –
Soap – 2 –
Butter – 1 –
29th
Butter – 2 –
Butter – 11 –
Sugar – 2 –
31 Tea ¼lb – 1 6
Sepbr
1st
Tea 1lb
– 6 –
Butter 4lb – 4 –
Flour 50lb
12
Potato’s 2
Potato’s 1 3
McPhersons nt pd
Candles 2 1
2d 1½lb Sugar (Loaf) 0 2 6
Ham – 6 5
paid Mr Fitzd for
having the tire’s of 12
Carriage fastened on
gave Alxr
for slippers – 4 –
43 Septr £ s d
4 Soap – 2 –
Starch – 1 6
for mending Hoe 0 1 6
Candles 2 2
4 loaf sugar – 2 0
Mutton 16lb – 6 –
Butter – 6 –
do 2 –
6 4lb Butter – 4
Jarvis’s shoes – 3 –
Bread 0 1 0
7 1lb Tea 0 5 6
1½lb Sugar – 2 –
Bread 0 1 0
Tole-gate 2½
8 4llb Butter – McPherson 4 –
loaf Bread sugar 0 1 4
Bread – 1 –
1lb Tea 0 8 0
9th
100wt
Flour 1 2 –
Tole-gate 2½
6lb Butter 0 6 0
12h
Beef 0 4 0
Candles – 1 1
Sugar 2lb – 1 4
12 Butter 0 1 0
Butter – 4lb – Mc P nt pd
43 Septr £ s D
14th Beef 10lb 0 4
Candles 1
Sugar 1 3
15 2lb
Butter 2 –
Loaf of Brown sugar 14 –
1lb Tea – 6 –
16 Butter 0 8 0
Sugar – 2 –
Broom & blacking – 2 –
18 Bread 0 0 6
Soap – 2 6
Beef – 4 –
19th hd qtr Lamb – 4
Eggs 0 1 0
19 Candles – 2 1
20 100lb Flour 1 2
Crackers – 2 –
Tole-gate 2½
8lb Butter 0 8 0
3lb – – – – 3 9
Mutton 3 9
Mustard & cheese – 3
Cambrick – 3 –
Boots for H H H – 10 –
43 Sepr £ s d
20 paid for Miss Janes
shoes over
the River 0 2 0
putting two shoes
on Pony nt pd 3
22 Candles – 2 –
Floats & Oil – 4 6
23 Meat 0 6 0
Tea – 4 –
Sugar 0 4 –
25 Butter 0 2 0
paid Mrs McPherson – 11 0
for Butter owing
Candles
Sugar 0 2 2
1lb Tea 0 5 6
26 Sugar 0 2
2 Caps for Boys 0 7 0
24 yd Plaid 2/- 6
3 pr
Socks 0 7 6
2 yds Ribbon 0 2 0
8 yd Flannel 1 0 0
2 pr Gloves 4
Ponys fore shoes
43 Septr
£ s d
27 Butter 6lb at 1/3 7 6
Beef 4 –
pd Dutch Taylor – 2 –
28 Eggs 1½ Dozen – 1 6
Mutton 4 6
Butter – 6 –
30 8lb
Beef – 4 –
paid John for one 16
Month ending 22
Candles – 2 2
Tea 0 5 6
Octbr 2 Soap 0 2 0
Butter – from Mc
Pherns
7 –
Bn
Sugear 4
pr Boots Alxr – 12 –
pr Boots Jarvis 0 10 0
3d Tea – 2 –
Stays for Hellen 0 10
Candles – 2 2
Bread – 2 –
3lb Butter 3 9
5h Bread 2
Butter 2 5
Flour 100wt 1 12
43 Octbr
£ s D
6 Beef – 4 –
Boots for Eliza 11/
for Caroline 10/
for Emma – 7/
Herbert – 4/ $4 0 0
Hooks & Eyes 0 1 0
7th Candles 0 2 0
Bread 0 2 0
Soap & blacking 0 3 0
Eggs – 1 –
Mushrooms – 2 –
9th Mushrooms 0 1 0
Bread – 2 –
Beef 0 3 0
10 Fish 0 1 6
Meat 0 2 0
Sieve 0 1 0
Paper & Pencils 0 2 3
Bread 0 2 0
Blacking – – 10
York – & Tole 0 0 8
43 Octbr £ s D
12 Mutton 0 4 0
13 6lb
Butter 0 7 0
14 Mutton 0 5 6
Sundries bought
at Niagar 16 510
do do 0 13 0
Seifron 0 9 0
5 Washbasins
3 Pots 0 7 0
3 Slop-basons 0 3 9
4 Scrub brushes 0 7 8
Cake & Biscuit 0 20
Quinces 2 0 0
13 6lb
Butter 0 7 0
Candles 0 2 2
14 Mutton 0 5 6
Tea 0 6 0
Sugar Brown 0 16 0
White do 0 13 0
Paid Nicholas in full 0 5 0
Cork 0 1 0
Glass 0 8 0
Putty 0 1 0
43 Octbr £ s D
14 7lb
Butter 0 7 0
16 100wt Flour $ 2 4 –
18 Beef 0 2 0
Fish 0 1 0
Candles 0 2 0
Butter 11lb 1 3
19th Candles 4lb 0 4 8
21 1lb
Tea 0 5 6
Sugar
Stock-Pock 0 3 0
23rd
Paid Blacksmith 2 0 0
for shoeing Pony
Beef 1 6
Soap 0 2 10
26 Oats $ 1 – –
2 pr shoes for H H H 2 0 0
& Eliza
pr Stays 2 0 0
Candles 0 2 0
Beef nt pd 1 4 3
Frock from McMickens
for Eliza $ 3 0 0
43 Octbr $ s d
28 Shoes for Hellen
Sugar 1 6
Tea 0 6
mending shoes
Butter
30 Beef 4 6 –
received keg of Butter
from Toronto
Bread 3
Candles 0 2 2
A Gown – Stockings
Pocket Hd/s – Caps
Borders – Flowers
for Eliza – Gloves
Qu9nces 1 0 0
Novbr
1st
H.O. bought 20
Bushel of Wheat of
McPherson at $6/6
he will take it to the Hill
Sugar 0 5 –
2d Bread 0 2 0
Candles 0 2 0
plugging a Tooth
– Eliza 0 4 0
43 Novbr $ s D
3 paid for cleaning
Bonnets 0 4 0
Balling 1 6
4 Tea 0 4 0
Candles 0 2 0
Cheese 0 2 0
Ribbon Winr
Edging 0 1 6
Gloves 0 6 0
Muskin 0 3 0
Flour 2 4 0
6 paid soldiers for
taking up the
vegetables 1 4 0
Beef nt
pd
5 2 0
Sugar
9 Candles 0 2 2
Mustard 0 1 0
paid John Upton 2 0 0
22d Octbr
Williams brought a
load of wood
13 2lb Tea 1 3 –
Candles 0 2 0
43 Nobr $ s d
14 a Drum for the Hall 2 – –
15 Candles – pd
in notes 0 3
and soap
pd McPherson for 20
Bushels of Wheat
at 6/6 16 20
Cheese 0 3 0
18 Cloth for Boys
Trousers 4 0 0
Paper 0 1 0
20 Soap 0 2 0
2 Gallons Vinegar 1 0 0
21 Williams brought 2
covd of oats to H.O 0 1 0
22 paid the Tailor 2 0 0
gave H.O. 1 0 0
23 1tr Mutton 0 4 0
Mr McPherson brought
honey a grist
24 H.O – pr shoes 1 4 0
Ctn
do 0 7 0
Jarvis pr Boots 1 4 0
Herbert do 1 1 0
43 Novbr $ s d
24 Tea 0 5 0
Mustard 0 1 0
Soling a pr- Boots
for H.J 0 5 0
25 Candles 0 2 2
Gloves & Bonnet H.O.1 5
Flowers 0 1 6
paid John in full up
this day 2 2 0
27 Sugar 0 2 0
Bath Brick 0 1 0
Tea 0 5 0
29 Candles & Blacking 0 3 0
30 12lb Mutton 0 5 0
Decbr 1st for cutting Wood 0 1 0
Candle 0 2 2
2 pound of Tea 0 5 0
4 Sugar 0 5 0
Cloak for H H H 3 2
pd
Dairy the Taylor 4 6 –
6 Brooms 0 1 6
Candles 0 2 2
Velvet 0 12 0
7 Beef – 7 –
pd for cutting Wood 1 3 –
43 Decbr $ s d
8 Alxr pr Boots 2
Cheese 0 4 0
Nicholas for knitting
gloves 0 2 0
10 half soling a pr Boots
for Alxr 0 3 0
6 pr
stockings Cn
&
Emma at 2/6 1 7 0
2 pr
Cotton socking
for Hellen 0 4 0
Sugar 1 0 0
4 yd Ribbon for
H H H Bonnet 0 2 6
11 Candles 0 2 2
15 Cap for Herbert 0 3 0
Paper 0 2 0
16 Candles 0 3 0
18 Soap 0 2 8
2lbs
Tea 1 2
Shoes for Emma 1 1
20 pd
School-master for
Childrens schooling 3 0
4lb Tea at 4/9 2 7 0
21 [words illegible – crossed out]
Candles 0 3 0
on a page between the account for 2 and 4 September
1843 Post Office Yk Cy
$ C
August 14th a letter to H.J – from New Orleans 9
Septr 3d a letter from Hamilton 9
Nobr 11 Letter from Hamilton for H.J. 0 0 9
14 Letter for H H H – – 9