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William Thompson Diary, 1842-1847

William Thompson Diary handwritten 1841-47 17.pdf

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   <td>Roused at 4 am. by the <u>Scotchman</u> who called for his Oats as above
   <td>Roused at 4 am. by the <u>Scotchman</u> who called for his Oats as above
Mrs. T & Em.y in Bills Waggon. Cha.s on foot & W.d on Nance {a horse?} to Startford
Mrs. T & Em.y in Bills Waggon. Cha.s on foot & W.d on Nance {a horse?} to Stratford
Scotch Sacrament day. Christ.n to Orrville. A & A. to Tea & for the night
Scotch Sacrament day. Christ.n to Orrville. A & A. to Tea & for the night

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1843 May

Sunday 28 Mrs. T. Em.y & Cha.s to Church (Hicky {Hickey?} - Mrs. T. us @ 3 @ 4 - Cha.s & E. stopd at Alexs & went again aft.n Chr.n & W.d to Alex ev.g - Gip litter of 2 fine 48 51
Monday 29 Harrowing Potatoes - W.d to Lot 24 for fence Parts - puttering odd jobs - W.d aft.n set off for Lintons to inquire what was done re McCarthy - met McCarthy on his way to this place - paid $10 on accs! {accounts} & pledgd himself to pay every shilling recd {received} for Court fees on our accs! this Note - in consequence agreed to {dispencing?} at present mom. {moment} to call at Lintons for money 6 {t?} p.d for fees to {sue?}. gave up McCarthys {over?} on Linton to pay me whatever might be due to him for fees to 21 aft.n

Mr. & Mrs. Jackson & 2 - Mrs. Linton & 2. - Mrs Hickey & Mrs. {Jacqint?} called on their way to Mr {Kilans?} - on their return took tea with us - sowd 2 Beds Parsnips

paid Emily the $10 receivd {received} of McCarthy - Emily Thompson on recivd of Buffin Lot 37. {Hon.?} for some Rohan Pots. -

1 3 fine

a few drops Rain

42 49
Tuesday 30 W.d to Stratford morning for Sundries - putting up fence. East of House.

Martha's Bofry had a Heifer Calf in a field last night or this morning

Judge Actan's alias Mr. Tyson of {Bertin?} who pd to see the Garden

{this part is very faded:} 2 or 3 hours Rain midday 29 35
Wednesday 31 putting up fence as yesterday. W.d at Donald Stewarts with them for the day, ploughing. Potatoes in - Cha.s to Stratford - bro! Papers to Letter's - Aunt June & Ann Todhunter to self & Mrs. Jas. to Mrs. T. ~ 2 1/2 to pay {--ering?} of Snow

afternoon cold

33 31
Thursday 1


Charles to Donald Stewarts ploughing in Potatoes - the rest {Hilitting?} rails So. {South} -
Snow g ain {again}
Friday 2 Hauling & putting up Rails round Spring Wheat new Land.

{put?} Nell into Stable, expecting her to foal tonight


aft.n & night

34 56
Saturday 3 finishd fencing South. Nell had a Colt in the afternoon in field. a Cripple.

the night beeing cold brought {an arrow was added pointing up, towards the word: put} them into the Stable

Gad Curtis had 3 Bush.s Peas @ 2/6 --

transplanted Cabbages to Bed next Parsnips 3 1/2 Rows Drum

So. fine 45 42
Sunday 4 Cha.s & Em.y to English Church Hickey Court House - 2 1/2 {Lmpe?} ---

evening with Alex & Annie in their Waggon to Big Thames to hear {Hickey?} again.

{Bapy?} & {Ja.s?} came in the evening. Alex & An. {Annie} Cha.s & Emy having gone to the Big Thames to hear Mr Hicky. {Hickey}

No. {North} showers morning 45 52
Monday 5 Ree.d of Andw {Andrew} Sherk on acc! {account} of his Note / L 2.10 ._ {one?} / {fine?} to hear of Linton {p?} much deposited with him 27 {wlt?}: for fees to see M{c}Carthy - (Care not procuded in)

repaid Emily the $2 rec.d of her 25 all! to see McCarthy

- 15 {?}

6 {w?}


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1843 June
Monday 5 cont.d Training Day all the Boys at Stratford had from Linton a little Tea & Soup 1/7 which balance acc! to this time R

Receivd from Mr. Tavishe, p {paid} W.d for 2 Bush.s Peas - - -

Christ bro! from P. Office a Letter from Macpherson Crane & Co. of Montreal {adresing?} entry of the Care package of Montefiors 25 {hay?}

Mick was to forwarded immediately, (Letter posted at Kingston) duty on £24.5 {pd?}! Emily {Whartage?} {illegible?} £1.16.1

postage 11.d not pd. ~ (pd. 6th)

pm Daly's Sp. Turpentine

- 5 -- Rain all day 42 46
Tuesday 6 raining - Isaac hunting after black Boar from 9 till 1 without success -

sowing Grass Seed South East corner opposite - Cha.s to Mill with {bushels} Wheat bro! only a part of the House back @ 5 {form?} - Mrs. T. accompd {accompanied} him

Christ & Wd puttering - pd. Mr. Daly pout.g 31 all 2 1/2 - yesterday 11

pd. {Monteith?} for Sugar 1/71/2 - (31/2 lbs) - Washers 3/ - - - -

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Rain till 6 or 7 pm 41 40
Wednesday 7 all the Boys at Statute Labour - on Bridge {Mr.?} John Stewarts with oxen

p.d Cha.s for Part p.d Letter to John 4 ins {respecting?} Trunk for Land & for Tinkers Work all Man travelling Eastward {our?} him 11/2 ~ sowd Bed Canterverry Beans, & 2 small Rows Dahlia Seed in West Border



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sharp frost m.g

aftern. gloomy

33 51
Thursday 8 serial little odd jobs - a little Gardening &c . {d.o?} finish of House - Scotch Fast showers m.g 45 62
Friday 9 Hauling Manure to Garden - Getting Sand & preparing for Bricklayer to.

Cha.s & Wilfred to Stratford with Waggon evening - Emily with them to Annie

bro! from {pd?} Kortner a Cask Whiskey - pd Daly for {Snuff?}

Alex {us?} with them for a Garden Bee tomorrow - Seigmitton Boy who bro! up 16 Head of Cattle & a Calf sleeps here tonight. George & {Adam?} at Stratford -

71/2 6 fine

rain 9 pm

64 56
Saturday 10 A Garden Bee. Alex & all the Boys digging East half of Garden. a good days work notwithstanding the rain. Continued from morning till night.

Receivd from a Stranger for 2 Bush.s Oats @ 3/yR (to be called for)

3 9 Rain all day 43 46
Sunday 11 Roused at 4 am. by the Scotchman who called for his Oats as above

Mrs. T & Em.y in Bills Waggon. Cha.s on foot & W.d on Nance {a horse?} to Stratford

Scotch Sacrament day. Christ.n to Orrville. A & A. to Tea & for the night

Big {Bip?} young Bobs

rain 5@ 6am after very fine 52 .
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