David Rea Diary, 1857-1860

Title

David Rea Diary, 1857-1860

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April 12, 1857

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David Rea Diary Collection

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{Ahriell? 1857}

Sunday 12 we went to the metin nise Day

13 I went to Guelph paid the buildin society for two months 6/3/6 {pounds, shillings, pence} bought this book 0/5/0 and three {illegible 0/0/1 1/2} and two set of plow {lines or tines} at 0/3/9 the boys split stakesaft noon then drew stones very nise Day

14 William and Charles plowed all Day James Moffat got 4 bus pes and 4 bus of barley at 5 per bushel paid cash 2/0/0. James and John McKay got 6 bs of peas at 5 per bushell not paid I drew in some turnips nise Day Sold to T Armstrong 2 bs of barley 5s per bus cash 2/0/0

15 Thomas Buckland got 8 bs of varley 5s per bushel 2/0/0 the boys plowing I shifted fence it snowed all Day

16 I calected Mr Barries money William got his horses shod Charles took the yarn to the weavers it snowed showers all Day

17 me and Charles went to A Griffiths thrashin William chopped wood in the after noon he plowed nise Day

18 we split rails in the fore noon in the after noon we laid fence Mother lent to John Rea 7/10/0

19 went to the metin snowed all Day

20 we mat a hay rack in the after non me and Charles went to Fergus he got his foot mesured for a pair of half boot I got mine half soled

21 it snowed all fore non the boys plowed in the after non I laid up fence

22 the boys plowed I laid fence nise Day

Aprill 1857

23 the boys plowed tha finished the field at the end of the barn than plowed in the potatoe field I gathered stones in the after none sold to Keneth McDonat 12 bs of spring wheat at 5/2/ per bus 3 2 0 very nise Day frost in the morning

24 the boys plowed William cultivated in the after non in the ten acres I plowed with the oxen nise Day

25 William cultivated Charles plowed I was sick

26 tha took the wagon to the mettin it snowed all the after non

27 the boys filled the stable William took farmer to get a shoe an I took Mr Carries money to T W Armsby Charles put up garden fence snow showers all Day

28 the boys plowed I was sick rather cold

29 I went to Scandlands for two bus of time to pickle the wheat the boys plowed in the after non I {[illegible]}eamed wheat William plowed in the after non

30 I sowed wheat Charles and John farowed William cultivated in the ten acres he finished very nise Day

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May 1857 £ S d

1 I sowed Charles and John harowed William cultivated in sandeys field it rained from ten a clock

2 it rained in the fore non we fixed fences clowdy all Day

3 went to the metin nise Day

4 I sowed till non Charles and John harowed William cultivated it rained in the after non very hevy

5 it rained most all Day I went to Fergus after super for nails

6 The boys went to the fair I sold to T S Armstrong 12.00 lb of hay at £3 per tun not paid Sold to John Wishart 8 bus of barley at S5 for bus not paid 8 0 0 clowdy all Day

7 I sowed oats in the fore non in the field at the new barn then I sowed ten bushels of peas in Sandeys field William cultivated Charles and John harowed tha finished the ten acres of wheat than harowed oats in the litl field very nise Day

8 sowed down the litle field the boys finished harowin at non William harowed the peas I finished at[?] sowin the peas 18 bs of pees we sowed I sowed 5 bus of barley at S5 per bus 1 5 0 finished harowin the peas at super time than thea harowed in sandys new percel very nise Day

May 1857 £ S d

9 I sowed wheat in the after non I gathered roots of the new field the boys harowed it was very windy it is raining to night

10 we took the wagon to the metin very cold

11 I sowed oats an it was very hard frost this morning William cultivated in the after non Charles and John harowed nise day

12 I sowed oats Charles and John harowed and William Glandley {?} harowed at 1/3 for Day I barganed for a stud tha perfection to insure to mares for {odd mark. Does it mean anything?} £5 s William Sandy got 7 bu of barley for 5/ pr 1 15 0 very nise day

13 I sowed Skeltons field in oate the boys harowed it William cultivated we lent John McCrgge 1 5 for a few days very nise day

14 I sowed the last of our wheat this fore non the boys harowed William cultivated Matthew Mills bought a sow from us at £8 s15 to be paid in one month it rained in the after non

15 I took the sow to Fergus it rained till Diner time the boys cleaned oats

16 we staked fence in the fore non than the boys plowed the turnip and potato field sold 4 bu of peas to I {?} very 1 0 10 cold and windy James McKeag got 26 bu of oats at 2/5 not paid

May 1857

17 took the wagon to the metin very cold it was the sacrament

18 I sowed the twelve ackres in oats and sowed it down the boys harowed very nise day

{change in ink to brown} 19 sold at the barn 61 bs of oats 2/8 per bs 9/0/8 I went to John Robertsons rasin Robert Bechon got 1 bs of peas 5 per lb not paid

20 William took a load of hay to Billy J S Armstrong got 1200 of hay not paid Charles and me went to {John Strongs?} rasin John McKlellon got ten bus of barley bs 57 2/10

21 we took two load of hay to Billy and one {ton} to the bucher not paid William Parks got 9½ bs of barley 2/5 pr not paid yet to be paid in one month Mr {Astin} got 32½ lb of pork not paid

22 sold at the barn 78 bs of oats at 2/8 pr bus and 10/8/0 100 bs of oats at 5 York per bus and 500 wt of hay 1 Charles plowed William took a load of hay to Andrew Forrester very nise day

{change in ink} 23 William maid drills me and Charles drew out dung in the after non we planted potatoes very warm all day. {Change back to brown ink} 24 went to the metin very nise day

25 we finished plantin the potatoes at non Charles went to Fergus I went to Jones tavern to met the {captain} of the {malitia} William stoped at home

26 William and Charles plowed at William Glendleys I logged at Issac Andersons very nise day

27 William took a load of hay to {Billeys} me and Charles cleaned oats in the forenon {smudge on forenon}

May 1857

27 in the after non I took a load to Billeys the bays fixed fence it was showry Robert Wilkie got 1 bs of barley 1/9/0 William Kellehar 4 ton.83 cwt of hay to 14/6/0 to bee paid in one month after date Audreid Harrister got 29 lb of dried pork

28 we sowed plaster till non then we gatherd stones it was showery Robert {Thermon} borowed 14/0/0 for twelve months John {Thermon} borrowed 13/12/6 for nine month

29 we gatherd stones than we started fence cloudy all day

30 we started fence Thomas Skelton got 12 bs of spring wheat to be paid in agust Mr Astic paid for the pork 1/16/0

31 went to the metin nise day

== June 1857 == pdf.

5 I went to Guelph with 42 bs of fall wheat 8£ 9d pr bus 18/3 /0 I bought 15 lb of 8/10 pr lb 2/12/6 Charles harowed William gatherd stones Owen {Melbon} borowed 25/0/0 for twelve month at 12 pr cent

6 went to Fergus for a grist and some oat meal and to get the plowes fixed Charles harowed William took a cow to the bull than he gather stones Mother came home from Robert {Kenedys} nise day

7 I stoped at home nise day

8 I took 42 bs of fall wheat to Guelph sold to Allan 8s 9d pr bus 18/12/6 James Torrance borowed 12/10 for six month at twelve pr cent William worked at the roads Charles harowed it was showery

9 Me and William worked at the roads and the {ascen} Charles plowed {Can’t contextualise line 3 of day 9}

10 Me and William worked at the roads and the {ascen} Charles plowed

11 we went to work at the roads but it rained me and Charles plowed William gatherd stones

{change in ink to black} 12 me and William worked at the roads Mr Griffith helped us I paid him 2/6 Charles plowed a very heavy shower

13 we washed our sheep in the after non than William went to the sawmill for to {board} to make a stone boat it coast Charles fished 5

June 1857

After super I went to Fergus Matthew Mills paid me for the cow that he bought one month a go 8/15/0 and for one ton of hay 3/5 I bought one sadle and bridle and {mortingrate} and raw hide for cash 3

14 tha took the wagon to the metin I keep the house nise day

15 Me and William shore the sheep than I plowed William gatherd stones Charles plowed all day Mother went to Fergus paid the weaver 1/2 cloudy and cold all day grand mother paid for her wheat that she got and the third of June 6 bs at 6/3 pr bus 1/17/6

16 me and Charles plowed William laid fence it was showery

17 Me and Charles plowed William laid fence same rain this morning we finished the field behind the house to night misty to night

18 I made drills for the turnips William and Charles drew out dung it was warm and showery

19 I drilled the turnips William and Charles drew out dung mother had her wool pickin this after non cloudy and windy all day

20 I mad drills the boys {scaterd?} dung John Robinson borowed 15£ for six 15/0/0 month at twelve pr cent interests it rained in the after non till super time Mr Astic paid ins for 20 b of pork at 9d pr {br?} 15/0

June 1857

21 We took the wagon to the metin it was a very heavy shower of rain

22 we made a stone boat than we went to Fergus Charles bought a coat it cost 17/6 William got measured for a sut of clowes bought a cheese {chesal?} cost 8/11 it rained all day very hard

23 I took a load of wheat to Guelph sold to {Allan?} 47 bs at 14s York came to 20/15/0 the boys drew out dung tha finished it was a nise day

24 I finished drilling the turnips William sowed the turnips Charles harowed sowed 48 lb of turnips 2/6 it was a very nise day 25 I tok a grist to Everton mills of 20 bs of spring wheat Mr {Furley?} got 200 lb of flowe at {4.2 bs?} pr cwt came to 2/5/0 to be paid on the first of January

26 I took a load of fall wheat to Fergus 39bs at 13 yk came to 16/0/0 Charles harowed William fixed a bout the new house very warm

27 I took a load of fall wheat to Guelph sold to Allan at 14 {yok? Author’s intent was york} 43 bs came to 18/2/6 Charles harowed William went to bing William Armstrongs rasin in the after non very warm

28 went to the near metin very warm Caty Cassidy was here

29 it rained in the morning we cleaned a load of wheat I hired David Cardy for a month at ten Dolars 31 took a load of what to 43 bs came to 18/3/0

July 1857

Wednesday 1 I went to Fergus sold the old wagon to Mathew Anderson for 6/5/0 bought a new wagon from Mr Anderson for 28/15/0 Charles has plowed the sumer {falls} William and David gather stones {illegible} got a load of hay not paid it rained in the fore non

2 me and Charles plowed William went to smith rasin it rained in the morning nise day

3 I took 57 b of fall wheat to Guelph sold it to Allan 14s {illegible} came to Charles plowed William and David 25/6 gatherd stones it was showery

4 me and Charles plowed William and David drew dung out of the sheds we finished plowing the field very nise day

5 we took the wagon to the metin I {sut} up with Simpson all night nise day

6 I took 39 bs of spring wheat sold to Allan at 12s York 14/10 Charles cross plowed William and David drew dung out of the shed very warm

7 I took the wool to Guelph Mother and {T/Home} {Elisa} went we bught to lead {sheads} 1/10 Charles cros plowed William and David gathed stones nise day

8 William went to Fergus to get his plow fixed he got my clowes {clothes} 3 me and David split rails

July 1857

8 John Smith got a load of hay at 13 {illegible} pr ton not paid very warm

9 William plowed Charles plowed David was at Fergus {bulwated?} in the after non very warm

10 William and me drilled up the potatoes Charles plowed very warm Robert {Scott} borowed 25/0/0 for six month at 12 pr cent

12 went to church very warm William {sut} up with Simpson

13 I cultivated William and Charles plowed very warm

14 Charles Halliday borowed 7/10 for six month at 12 pr cent {Holmes} Armstrong borowed 25/0/0 for six month John {Carmie} fixed up our cheese {Illegible} David Cardy came at non and pulled {thistles} the boys plowed very warm

15 I went for our hay rake at William Woods prise of hay rake 1/6/3 Margret Armstrong got 12/10/0 the boys finished plowing the sumer {fall} we harowed in the after non it rained a litle

16 we harowed all day very warm

17 I went to Fergus brought a gate and a sythe and sheth {sheath?} cost /10/ and six rakes the boys harowed very warm

18 me and William and Charles went up to Garafraxa to se the land David gathed roots very warm

July 1857

19 I stayed at home very warm

20 me and William and Wiliam McKage mowed David and Charles harowed very showery all day

21 we mowed till ten than we split Rails W Mc was here Charles and cultivated David harowed behind the old house it was showery

22 William and me mowed in the morning than we fixed barrs Charles cultivated David harowed it was very showery all day

23 I went to Fergus with 2 {sneth? same illegible as on July 17} to get fixed and paid for the gate cost 0/13/0 Charles cultivated David harowed in the after non we mowed a litle it{it is deliberately blurred} we sold one horse to Robert Murdock for 31/5/0 to be paid twelve month after date

24 it rained most of the day we split some rails and burned dung

25 we pick fence in the after non we gatherd stones mother went to Guelph with W. Mc Kage nise day

26 took the wagon to the metin very warm

27 we mowed till non than we drew in 8 loads of hay {Lamar?} & Kelton helped us warm and windy

28 we mowed all day it rained in the morning David and Charles {harved?} turnips

29 we mowed than we drew in 8 loads of hay nise day

July 1857

30 we mowed till super time than we drew in 4 load of hay nise day

31 we mowed till diner time than we drew in 4 loads of hay it rained very hevy for one our than we mowed after super David and Charles {same as 28 July} turnips

Agust 1857

Saturd 1 we mowed till non than we drew in 7 load of hay {Skelton} was here nise day

2 we took the wagon to the metin David Bone was here nise day

3 we drew in with two teams all day {Skelton} was here nise day

4 we mowed all day Charles and David drew in 4 loads of hay it was showery in the after non

5 I went to John {Cormies} raisin William and Skelton mowed Charles raked hay nise day

6 I was sick all day William and Skelton and Charles mowed tha finished mowing nise day

7 we {bilt} a {shack} 13 loads skelton and Anderson helped us very nise day

8 William and Charles went to William Rea {lagin? logging} bee me and skelton and David drew in 9 8 loads of hay, we finished the {l/haying} very nise day

Agust 1857

Sund 9 went to the metin very warm

10 I took a grist to Fergus 9 bs of wheat and 9 bs of oats for oat meal got 120 lb of oat meall sold to William Forrister 100 lb of flower at 1 {illegible} paid 1/0/0 got the horses {shod?} the boys drew in one load of hay and finished the {hayinng} than tha thined the turnips

11 I went to Guelph paid the {brit} ing is part of illegible on next line}} society 6/5/0 paid for {car d ing ?} 95 lb of wool 1/3/9 the boys thinned the turnips very nise day

12 we cut a litle wheat than it rained we thined turnips John Rea was here

13 we cut wheat all day Thomas Skelton got 12 bs of pork at 9 per lb came to 0/9/0 very warm all day

14 we cut wheat it rained in the after non

15 William went to {seettons?} {login} bee I cut wheat Charles and David bound very nise day

16 took the wagon to the metin very nise day rained all night Mr Blackley {shoped?} here all night

17 it rained most of the day I {illegible, mstrong?} got 4 pigs at 2/6 each /10/0 not paid

18 William cultivated all day Charles harowed me and David gatherd stones {Andrew?} Forrister got 4 lbs of at 14 york not paid 1/15/0 paid Mr Lochart for weaving 33 {illegible} of blankets 72 {prd} paid cash {1/0/1½}

Agust 1857

19 me and David gatherd stones Charles harowed William laid out lands in the after non Thomas {McKlister?} paid 1/5/0 part payment for some wheat he got Mother went to see Margret ho was sick nise day

20 we gatherd stones in the after non we cut wheat nise day

21 we cut wheat we finished the fall wheat nise day

22 I took 72 bs of wheat of oats to Guelph sold at 3s pr bus came to 10/16/0

August 1857

29 we all cut peas showery all day

30 took the wagon to the metin nise day

31 we cut wheat I broke my {cradle?} I took 18 bsof wheat to Fergus for a grist I bought a new cradle cost 1/13/0 very nise day

Spetember 1857

Just 1 we cut grain a {Histart?} wash here very nise day

2 we cut grain James Armstrong helped us we drew in 7 loads afternight very nise day

3 William and David drew in 12 load of wheat me and Charles cut wheat Mr Astic got one chese weighing 22 lb not paid very warm

4 me and a {wishart?} and John and I Base and Charles cut wheat William and David drew in 12 loads of wheat I paid John Rose 0/6/3

5 Drew in 1 load of wheat it raind William and I {Armstrong? {rong} is on the same line} cut oats me and Charles sick

6 went to William {Wendleys?} funeral nise {day} {does not look like day but could be because he's sick}

7 we cut wheat John Rose helped us nise day

8 {?} and I {Cormie?} cut wheat John Rose helped us William and David drew in 12 loads of spring wheat nis day

September 1857

9 me and S Cormie cut wheat T Rose found William and I and Drew in a load of peas Charles plowed we finished cuting he wheat at non than we cut oats nise Day

10 me and Coarmie and John Rose cut oats mary bound abts sandy helped her Wt and I crew in 10 loads of spring wheat nise Day

11 me and John Base and G Cormier cut oats in the after noon of T Pishard was here William and David dew in 5 loads of spring wheat it was the last than he drew 3 loads of peas it rained from supertime very warm

12 William and Charles plowed I went to Fergus David puled peas

13 went to the metin nise Day

14 William and Charles plowed hill non than tha cut oats T Rose helped I was very sick

15 the boys cut oats John ROse and Dan was here I paid T Ros for work paid Daniel Rose Sandy coming worked here

16 the boys and sandy cut oats I went and he Drew in for Mrs Lindly it raind from super time tha drew in four loads of oats

17 it raind most of the Day the boys finished field the peas

18 I served 7 bs of wheat the (?) and Sandy cut oats mother was sick nise Day Wilson got 6 bs of wheat not paid

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“David Rea Diary, 1857-1860,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed December 14, 2019, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/39.