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THESE NOTES ARE FROM A SET OF DIARIES,40 IN NUMBER.ONLY SOME OF THE ENTRIES ARE LISTED.A FEW ARE DIFFICULT TO READ AND SOME OF THE ITEMS ARE REPETATIVE.THE DIARIES ARE HAND MADE AND HAND STITCHED,ABOUT 3" BY 4" AND CONSISTING OF ABOUT 10 PAGES.

THESE DIARIES WERE GIVEN TO ME BY DOROTHY BOWES,MY GODMOTHER, (NEE UNDERDOWN) (NEE FROOD ).SHE DIED AT BELL ROAD SITTINGBOURNE.THEY BELONGED TO HER (G)GREAT GRANDFATHER.DOROTHY WAS BROUGHT UP IN ROSE STREET SHEERNESS. THERE IS ENOUGH DETAIL IN THESE NOTES TO NAME THOSE INVOLVED ,e.g.NAMES AND DATES OF MARRIAGES ETC..

 

 

COLIN D PENNEY.

"COPPERS"

OAK LANE

MINSTER,SHEPPEY

ME12 3QW

 

DIARY NO. 1

11TH. JAN. 1828 TO JULY 6TH.

JAN.

11TH.} WENT TO GRAYS INN.

18TH.} WENT TO GRAYS INN ,WENT TO COVENT GARDEN SAW NUMBER NIP SORAGLIO.

21ST.} TO REGENTS PARK SAW STEAM COACH.

23RD.} SAW THE JUDGES GO TO WESTERN HALL IN STATE. WENT TO HERRIES.

30TH.} WENT TO SEE STEAM COACH BUT IT DID NOT RUN.

FEB.

7TH.} WENT TO HOWELLS, GAVE A SHILLING TO SEE A MODEL OF THE EDINBURGH STEAM COACH.

17TH.} SUNDAY.ST. JAMES , MARY LE BONE.

18TH.} WENT TO CROCKFORD STREET GAMBLING HOUSE.

28TH.} BRUNSWICK THEATRE FELL DOWN ,13 KILLED.MOTHER ILL.

29TH.} WENT TO TOOLEY STREET, AND TO THE BRUNSWICK THEATRE SAW THE RUINS.

MAR.

3RD.} WENT TO KATHERINE DOCK.INTO THE TOWER NEAR LONDON BRIDGE.

9TH.} SUNDAY, ST. JAMES, QUAKER MEETING HOUSE ST. MAR???.

27TH.} WENT TO HERRIES,SAW LEVEE, LOST 1/2 SOVEREIGN.

APR.

4TH.} GOOD FRIDAY WENT TO CHURCH.

7TH.} EASTER MONDAY TO ST. JAMES CHURCH AND TO GREENWICH FAIR.

8TH.} WENT TO JAMES GARDEN ,LISLE STREET, AND TURNERS CARVER.

16TH.} WENT TO SEE THE DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY, THEN TO THE PIT ,

SAW" TALLSMAN."

17TH.} WENT WITH THOMAS TO TOTTENHAM BOXES SAW" VILLAGE DOCTOR","MANIAC LOVER" ,AND" MILITARY FISHMONGER" AND" HYDRAULICS" .

23RD.} ST. GEORGES DAY .WENT TO HERRIES AND HOWELL SAW ILLUMINATIONS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIARY NO.2

JULY 20TH. 1828 -JULY 20TH. 1828

JUL

24TH.} SAW THE QUAKERS NEW BOOTS.

JAN

2ND.} JAMES HOME FROM DOVER.

6TH,} OLD CHRISTMAS DAY.

9TH.} WENT TO TURNERS.DANCED IN THE EVENING.

11TH.} SUNDAY WENT TO CHURCH -MARY LE BONE.

13TH.} TO WINDMILL STREET FOR FATHER.

FEB.

12TH.} FIRE IN COMPTON STREET.

MAR

9TH.} TO DRURY LANE SAW MEASURE FOR MEASURE, AND GOODY TWO SHOES.

10TH.} TO LONDON DOCKS WITH TEMPLE CHARIOT.

15TH.} SUNDAY WESTMINSTER ABBEY.AND MARY LE BONE CHURCH.

16TH.} TO BRITISH MUSEUM AND TOP OF ST. PAULS.

21ST.} WENT AT NIGHT TO COVENT GARDEN MARKET..

23RD.} TO COBURG THEATRE UND?? OR THE SPIRIT OFTHE WATER,WONDERFUL.

31ST.} SUSAN HA?? GONE HOME.

APR.

17TH.} GOOD FRIDAY.

20TH.} EASTER MONDAY.TO GREENWICH,RODE HOME.MARK BURIED.

23RD.} SAW ILLUMINATOR.ST. GEORGES DAY.

MAY.

18TH.} TO TURNERS IN QUEBEC STREET TO BE MEASURED.

19TH.} BOUGHT GLOVES,LIGHT BLUE KID,AND NECK HANDKERCHIEF.

27TH.} TO HERRIES OXFORD STREET AND SAW BAZAAR FIRE

JUNE .

4TH.} EPSOM GRAND RACE DAY.TO SEE GOLD REFINING AT OXENDIR?? STREET.

9TH.} WHIT TUESDAY.WALKED TO GREENWICH RODE HOMET TO ASHLEY 1/2 PRICE.

12TH.} TO TRISH WHARF .

13TH.} OXFORD STREET AT NIGHT.

14TH.} SUNDAY.YORK STREET CHAPEL.

15TH.} TO SEE MASQUERADE AT DRURY LANE.

ASCOT RACES.

JUL.

5TH.} REGENTS PARK JEWS HARP. JOHN DIED.

 

 

 

 

DIARY. NO. 3.

JULY 27TH. 1829 TO OCCT 4TH.

JUL.

28TH.} EPPING, BREAKFAST 2/-, RODE HOME 1/6d,

AUG.

3RD.} WENT TO GROSNER? ON THE JETTY.SLEPT AT THE WHITE HORSE. 4TH.} 7 O'CLOCK HAD BREAKFAST.WENT TO SEA SIDE -RAIN 5TH.} 8 O'CLOCK HAD BREAKFAST.TO THE HEARTHTO THE SEA ON THE JETTY

100 STEPS TO LIGHTHOUSE. 1/2 PAST 12 TO DINNER TO HEARTH TO JETTY HEARD BAND, TO TEA.

6TH.} 7 O'CLOCK ORDERED BATH,WALKED ON JETTY.DINNER 10 O'CLOCK.

7TH.} SAW SHIP COME IN AND UNLOAD.

12TH.} WENT TO SHARINGTON.2 O'CLOCK DAWLING,3 STOPT 1 HR.STARTED AT 4

BINHAM 20 TO 5. WROTE THIS ON ABBEY WALLS.TO WARHAM AT 1/2 PAST 5 SAW MR. AND MRS. HALL,WENT TO HARNERS.

13TH.} 8 HAD BREAKFAST WENT WITH MR. HALL TO WELLS. TO FIGHTING COCKS

HAD POT OF BEER .TO THE QUAY TIDE WAS OUT HAD POT OF BEER.HOME TO DINNER TOOK WALK IN MEADOW.

14TH.} TO WELLS.

15TH.} WENT SHOOTING.

17TH.} WENT REAPING.

18TH.} HAD TOOTHACHE.

19TH.} RODE TO BALE AND BACK.HAD TEA AT UNCLE FAREWELL'S.MARTIN FETCHED ME TO STODY IN CHAISE.

20TH.} AT STODY WITH BAD TOE.

22ND.} RODE WITH BROTHILL IN GEORGE'S CHAISE TO GUNTON HALL .TO HEARTH

TO SUFFIELDTO SLEEP - RAIN.

23RD.} SUNDAY. 7 O'CLOCK RAIN,WENT TO GUNTON .WALKED TO SHARRINGTON TO

FAREWELLS.TO FITT'S TO TEA.GATHERED APPLES.RODE FROM GUNTON IN THE MORNING.

24TH.} CAME BY COACH AT 6 O'CLOCK TO SHIPDANE, RAIN, WALKED DOWN TOWN.

25TH.} WITH UNCLE TO FARM.

26TH.} STARTED BY COACH TO LONDON 1-2s FETTER LANE 1/2 PAST 9.

27TH.} WENT TO BURLINGTON STREET FOR 3- 10s.EVENING TO THOMAS TO TURNERS FOR 2/6d SAW HODGSON.

29TH.} AFTERNOON SAW D? CUMBERLAND PRINCE GEORGE TO TOTTENHAM STAGE JACK ROBINSON.

30TH.} SUNDAY.HYDE PARK ,KENSINGTON GARDENS.EVENING KING STREET CHAPEL'

31ST.} TO HAYMARKET LISTONS BENEFIT,LOVERS VOWS,HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE,

ILLUSTRIOUS STRANGER.

SEP.

3RD.} TO BARTHOLOMEW FAIR.

5TH.} TO HERRIES 3 TIMES WENT DOWN TO OXFORD STREET BROUGHT WATCH

7TH.} W.T.TRIAL WENT WITH FATHER IN CAB .WITH JAMES LANGLEY TO FAIR.

EVENING TO SURREY ? TO SEE BLACK EYED SUSAN,RED ROVER ,TIBBY AND TABBY .

14TH.} TO TOTTENHAM THEATRE,FORREST ROBERS,MONKEY???-.

19TH.} DITTO.SAW CHEROKE CHIE

23RD.} TO WEST INDIA DOCKS.

24TH.} TO TOTTENHAM THEATRE ,KNIGHTS CROSS,ISLAND APE,QUADRUPLE.

29TH.} MICHAELMASS DAY.EVENING TO TURNERS ,NEW POLICE.

30TH.} TO GROSVENOR PLACE,MEN LIGHT CANDLES.

OCT.

2ND.} TO ITALIAN OPERA HOUSE PIT SAW MARRIAGE OF FIGARO.THE SULTAN AND GOD SAVE THE KING.

 

 

 

 

 

1. THE FIRST CIRCULATING LIBRARY IN 1740 WAS AT 132 STRAND.

2. DRURY LANE BURNT FEB 24TH.1809.FLAMES WAS 450 FT. IN BREADTH,

200,000 BUILDING, THE WARDROBE VALUED AT 40, 000.STAGE -105FT LONG

75FT. WIDE ,45 BETWEEN STAGE? DOORS.

3. COVENT GARDEN 10 MONTHS BUILDING.

===========================

BOND STREET TO VAUXHALL 3/-

BOND STREET TO SADLERS WELLS. 3/-

BOND STRRET TO ASHLEYS 1/6d

OXFORDSTREET IS 1 MILE 2 FUR 19 P

BOND STREET IS 4 FUR 16P

DRURY LANE 3 FUR 20P

GROSVENOR STREET 2 1

HAYMARKET 1 25

HOLBORN 7 1

LONG ACRE 2 11

MOUNT STREET 2 29

PALL MALL 2 13

PICADILLY 7 28

MARTINS LANE 2 13

STRAND 6 9

TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD 5 14

 

 

 

DIARY NO. 4.

 

 

OCT 16TH. 1829 TO END OF YEAR.

 

 

OCT.

16TH.} WENT TO ARGYLL ROOMS SAW MONS.CHABERT SWALLOW 10 GRAINS OF

PHOSPHOROUS BOILING OIL 350 DEGREES,ENTER A HOT OVEN 530 DEGREES HEAT.3/-.

17TH.} TO REYNOLDS.

18TH.} TO PARK.SUNDAY WITH MR. OSBOURN TO MARY LEBONE CHURCH.

19TH.} TO HAYES TO HAVE A TOOTH DRAWN,MAYS BUILDINGS.

26TH.} TO DRURY LANE TO SEE JULIUS CAESAR.

28TH.} TO TOTTENHAM PIT SAW ROB ROY,(MR. COBHAM) CHILD OF A TAN MELLOW MAID.

30TH.} TO SEE THE LEARNED CATS IN HOLBORN.

NOV.

5TH.} GUNPOWDER PLOT.

9TH.} TO SEE THE LORD MAYORS SHOW.

13TH.} TO PICTURE AUCTION.

15TH.} JAMES BIRTHDAY -21.

19TH.} TO TURNERS ,GREAT FOG- FIRE IN OXFORD STREET.

21ST,.} TO ADELPHI,SAW BILLY TAYLORS " YORK AND LANCASTER."

22ND.} SUNDAY,ST. JAMES CHURCH TO MARYLEBONE.

23RD.} TO REYNOLDS.

25TH.} TO THOMAS EVENING SNOW.

29TH.} SUNDAY SAW NEW POLICE MUSTER IN EVENING.

DEC.

2ND.} TO OLYMPIC THEATRE SAW BLACK EYED SUKEY OR ALL IN THE DUMPS,INNKEEPER OF ABBEYVILLE MONSU.GOUFFER.-PIT 1/-.

4TH.} AFTERNOON WITH THOMAS, TO FRENCH MASTER IN NEW STREET.

6TH.} CHRISTENING AT MARYLEBONE CHURCH.

8TH.} TO DUKE STREET,BOUGHT HANDKERCHIEF IN ARCADE 2/6d .TO LONG ACRE

TO HIRE A BRISTKA.

9TH.} TO MIVARTS BROOK FOR PHAETON.

10TH.} TO PEACOCK AND GROVE FOR CHAISE.

11TH.} FRIDAY.TOOK THOMAS TO THE ADELPHI TO SEE THE ELEPHANT OF SIAM OR THE FIRE FIEND,AND BILLY TAYLOR'S THE GAY YOUNG FELLOW.PIT 2/. 13TH.} SUNDAY AFTERNOON, WITH FATHER TO SEE THE NEW LONDON BRIDGE HOME TO TEA V

ERY POORLY.EVENING TO MARYLEBONE CHURCH.MET MOTHER IN REGENTS STREET.

23RD.} SAW OTHELLO AT DRURY LANE AND ,MY WIFE-WHAT WIFE. 2/-.

25TH.} CHRISTMAS DAY.MARYLEBONE CHURCH WITH MR. BROTHILL.

29TH.} TO SEE THE KINGS PALACE.

30TH.} TO THE TOTTENHAM THEATRE SAW MAID OF GENOA,OR THE DUMB GIRL OF THE ??,THE WILD MAN ACTED BY MR. BLANCHARD,HOW TO EAT A BREAKFAST,THE TOWER FIEND, 1/-.

 

 

 

DIARY NO. 5.

FROM JAN 1ST. 1830. TO MAY 15TH.

 

MR. BURFIELD MR. DIXON

CHAIR MAKER CHAIR MAKER

64 UNION ST. 430 OXFORD ST.

BOW.

THE FAIR SEX.

WHEN EVE BROUGHT WOE TO ALL MANKIND ,OLD ADAM CALLED HER WO'MEN.

BUT WHEN SHE WOOD WITH LOVE SO HARD, HE THEN PRONOUNCEDIT WOMEN.

BUT NOW WITH FOLLY AND WITH PRIDE THEIR HUSBAND'S POCKETS BRIMMING,

THE LADIES ARE SO FULL OF WHIMS,THAT PEOPLE CALL THEM WHIM MEN.

JAN.

2ND.} TO HERRIES AND WITH MRS.BAMBRIDGE TO SEE THE KINGS PALACE.

3RD.} SUNDAY TO THE SERPENTINE.EVENING TO MARY LE BONE CHURCH.

5TH.} OLD CHRISTMAS EVE .WENT WITH MRS.BAMBRIDGE TO TEA WITH MRS. HALL.

6TH.} OLD CHRISTMAS DAY,MEN LEFT AT 7 O'CLOCK,EVENING TO THOS.

8TH.} TO HERRIES ,HOME TO OLD WHITE CELLAR.

12TH.} WENT TO DEPFORD,HOME IN EVENING TO DRURY LANE THEATRE SAW

ARTAXERKER? MA?? VESTRIS? THE CITIZEN AND THE PANTOMIME OF JACK IN THE BOX, OR HARLEQUIN BINUP? OF THE HIDDEN TOLTIND? PIT 3/6d

13TH.} EVENING TO OXFORD STREET TO BUY BROTHILL'S CHAIRS.

14TH.} TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE SAW THE PHRENOLOGIST AND THE CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME OF COCK ROBIN OR HARLEQUIN VULCAN AND VENUS,HALF PRICE WITH ALEX TAYLOR.

15TH.} EVENING WITH MRS. BAMBRIDGE, TO FETTER LANE,COMING HOME SAW FIRE IN RATHBONE PLACE 1/2 PAST 1 IN THE MORNING.

18TH.} TO ST JAMES PARK ON ICE TO HORSEFERRY ROAD TO GAS WORKS AND TO HILTON PLACE.

21ST,.} TO SOMERSET HOUSE TO SEE SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE THE PAINTER BURIED,

45 MOURNING COACHES,85 CARRIAGES.

26TH.} TOMONTAGUE PLACE BURTON CRESCENT TO GRAYS INN LANE .

30TH.} TO THEATRE HALF PRICE AND SAW FIELD FORTY FOOTSTEPS GOVERN? IN LONDON, DON GIOVANNI, PIT 1/-.

31ST.} SUNDAY.ST. JAMES CHURCH IN THE EVENING TO MARYLEBONE CHURCH.

FEB.

5TH.} SAW THE LAST ACT OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN AT OLYMPIC THEATRE,MISS

CLARKE ON THE TIGHTROPE,AND THE TWO GREGORIES.ARGYLL ROOMS BURNT

DOWN.MR. BAITHWAITES STEAM FIRE ENGINE THERE.

6TH.} TO SEE ARGYLL ROOMS.TO HALL MILLS BOOT MAKER.

7TH.} RAPID THAW,SUNDAY,

10TH.} TO TROVELLS ,TO MARKS IN REGENTS STREET CHARLOTTE AND SOPHIA EDWARDS CALLED AT OURS.EVENING TO OXFORD STREET

12TH.} WITH MOTHER AND SUSAN TO ADELPHI THEATRE AND SAW THE ELEPHANT OF SIAM AND THE FIRE FIEND,THE BRICKLAYERS ARMS AND THE BOLD DRAGOONS PIT 4/-.

14TH.} SUNDAY, WITH FATHER TO ST. JAMES PARK -SKATING,AND TO THE SERPENTINE--NO SKATING

 

16TH.} ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE BURNT WENT IN THE MORNING TO SEE IT .WITH FATHER TO SADLERS WELLS THEATRE SAW THE FIEND OF THE WATCH,OR THE FATAL PURCHASE.THE FIRE KING OR THE FRENCHMEN PUZZLED AND ???

20TH.} TO TOTTENHAM THEATRE GUY MANNERING.

21ST.} SHROVE SUNDAY. EVENING TO ST. GEORGES CHURCH.

22ND.} TO PECKFORD BOLOPH WHARF ROYAL EXCHANGE HERD BELLS PLAY GOD SAVE THE KING 12 O'CLOCK .UNIOUN STREET BORE COLLAPSES.

25TH.} TO DIXONS ESP. TO SEE THE ELEPHANT WALK FROM THE ITALIAN OPERA HOUSE TO ADELPHI WENT IN THREE MINUTES.

27TH.} BROUGHT BROWN KID GLOVES,2/- .BLUE WATCH RIBBON 1/2d AT OXFORD STREET IN THE EVENING.

MAR.

1ST.} ST. DAVIDS DAY.TO THE TOTTENHAM COURT THEATRE SAW THE OPERA OF THE CABINET,THE INTERLUDE CALLED MATRIMONY AND DON JUAN,OR THE LIBERTINE DESTROYED FOR THE BENEFITS OF M???. PIT 2/-.

2ND.} THE PANHARMONICAN THEATRE OPENED GRAYS INN LANE.

4TH.} TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE WITH FATHER SAW TWO ACTS OF THE GAMATON?

MISS WITH FANNY KIMBLE .TEDDY THE TILER,AND ROBERT THE DEVIL DUKE OF NORMANDY .

5TH.} TO LUBBOCK'S MANSION HOUSE

8TH.} TO PENNEY'S TO WRYGHTS HAYMARKET.

10TH.} TO OLYMPIC THEATRE SAW MR.WILLIAMS ENTERTAINMENT CALLED RANDOM

RECOLLECTIONS MUSICAL GLASSES.PIT 1/-.

13TH.} TO LAWRENCE'S FOR HAIR CUT.

17TH.} ST.PATRICKS DAY.MR.POOL DIED.

19TH.} TO OLYMPIC, AS 10TH.PLUS "THERE SHE GOES",14 CHANGES AND PHANTA???

25TH.} MOTHER ILL .WENT TO BRIVER STREET FOR LINAMENT.MEN GO TO TEA.

APR.

1ST.} SNOW.TO HARPERS STREET TO SHIP PHAETON 1 TO BE PAID FOR LIGHTAGE

AND WHARFAGE A NOTE TO BE SENT WITH GOODS RECEIVE ???????

FOR CALAIS TO MR. MOMMONS WATER LANE TO PAY 10/6d FOR DUTY AND ENTRY .

4TH.} SUNDAY ST. JAMES CHURCH HERD THE BISHOP OF LONDON.

8TH.} TO COLLINGES SAW STEAM ENGINE OF 10 HORSE POWER .

11TH.} EASTER SUNDAY. RAIN ,EVENING TO ST. ANNES ,400-4LB. LOAVES.

12TH.} WALKED TO GREENWICH AND WALKED HOME.

14TH.} TO ST. CATHERINES DOCK WITH SUSANS COUSINS AND WITH CLAIRE.

21ST.} TO DRURY LANE THEATRE AND SAW THE OPERA OF MASANIELLEA?? AND THE

FIRST SCENE OF THE BRIGAND.

23RD.} RAIN .ST.GEORGES DAY.

28TH.} TO DOWNES WHARF SAW SHIP THE EDWARD GO INTO ST. CATHERINES DOCK.

30TH.} BOUGHT CHINA INKSTAND 1/6d AT HOLBORN.

MAY.

1ST.} TO DRURY LANE THEATRE SAW OPERA OF HOFFER OR THE FALL OF TYROL.

AND THE EASTER PIECE OF DRAGON GIFT OR THE SCARF OF PLIGHT AND THE MIRROR OF FLIGHT.

 

 

 

 

 

DIARY NO. 6

MAY 10TH. TO JULY 11TH 1830.

 

16TH.} SUNDAY.WORE NEW HAT AND DRILL TROUSERS 11/-AFTERNOON TO AYRES ARMS.

17TH.} MORNING TO FITCHFIELD STREET SAW FIRE AND BRAITHWAITES STEAM ENGINE. EVENING TO TURNERS QUEBEC STREET .

26TH.} TO ADELPHI THEATRE SAW MATTHEWS ???? CALLED THE LONE HOUSE,

30TH.} WHIT SUNDAY.ST.JAMES CHURCH, EVENING TO MARYLEBONE CHURCH,NEW BLUE COAT.RAIN.

31ST.} TO THOS. AND WITH HIM TO GREENWICH FAIR, WALKED HOME.

JUN.

5TH.} TO HERRIES,EVENING TO ASTLEYS SAW LAST SCENE OF BATTLE OF WATERLOO DRUCOW 5 HORSES AND THE PACE AND TORMINE? OF TOM MOODY PIT 1./-.LUCY EDWARDS CALLED ,WITH HER TO CHARING CROSS.

7TH.} TO PICADILLY WITH BLAKES CHARIOT.

8TH.} TO DRURY LANE THEATRE WITH THOS. SAW THE GREEN EYED MONSTER THE

DUMB SAVOYARD, AND HIS MONKEY ,ONE ACT OF PAST AND PRESENT,AND THE CATARACT OF THE GANGES ,REAL WATER AND HORSES .PIT.

15TH.} TO MILLS TO BE MEASURED FOR BOOTS IN OXFORD STREET,A BLACK SILK STRIPED HANDKERCHIEF AND RED SILK POCKET HANDKERCHIEF 6/- ,11/-.

18TH.} NEW HALF BOOTS.

21ST.} LAUFEAT??? DAY.EVENING TO BAYSWATER SAW FIREWORKS ,SINGING.

26TH.} SATURDAY AT 3 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING ,AT WINDSOR, HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE THE FOURTH DIED. TO TURNERS TO ORDER A BLACK COAT.

27TH.} SUNDAY.JOHN STODDART CAME TO SEE US ,HE IS GOING TO BOTANY BAY

ON THE SHIP "BURREL" CAP MATCALLE? FOR TWO YEARS .

28TH.} TO PALL MALL TO HEARKING WILLIAM THE FOURTH PROCLAIMED .BOUGHT

BLACK LEAD FOR PENCIL CASE 1/- .DAY IN PRINCES STREET.

30TH.} TO CHARLES WITH THOS FOR MOTHER AND SUSAN.

JUL.

1ST.} FATHER GONE TO TRIALS FOR JURY AT WESTMINSTER.NEW BLACK COAT.

8TH.} TO TOTTENHAM STREET SAW FAUSTUS DEAD SHOT ,LOVE IN A VILLIAGE,AND TRITHINER??? FOR LONDON.PIT 2/-.

10TH.} TO CHARING CROSS TO BOOK MY PLACE.

 

 

 

DIARY NO. 7.

 

JULY 12TH. TO OCTOBER 25TH. 1830.

 

JUL.

13TH.} 1/4 TO 10 O'CLOCK ARRIVED AT SHARRINGTON.

15TH.} TO UNCLE FARWELLS ? ,TO DINNER AT HODY MARROW?,COME TO SEE HER

SISTER, DROVE HER IN CHAISE TO THARTFIELD.

16TH.} TO SHARRINGTONS TO DINNER . GREAT STORM 3 WEEKS BEFORE 25TH. JULY.4TH. JULY.

26TH.} TO BURHAM FAIR.TO WAREHAM.

29TH.} 3/4 OF AN HOUR COMING FROM WARHAM TO BURHAM ,AND FROM WARHAM TO SHARRINGTON 2 HOURS.MRS HALLS CAT WEIGHS 12 1/4 LBS.

AUG.

2ND.} MARY STAGG MARRIED.

12TH.} TO CRESSINGHAM WITH UNCLE STAGG.

14TH.} TO THE THEATRE SAW KING LEAR ,PLAYED BY MR.KEAN,AND PERFECTION OR THE LADY OF MISSI?LOR?.PIT 2/-.

15TH.} SUNDAY TO YARMOUTH BY STEAM PACKET 2/- .TO JETTY 206 STEPS. TO CHAPEL AFTERNOON ,SLEPT AT THE BUCK INN.LEFT NORWICH AT 10 MINS PAST 7 ARRIVED AT YARMOUTH 1/2 PAST 11 -.32 MILES BY BOAT.

16TH.} TO THE JETTY .EVENING TO THEATRE .12 SEATS IN PIT 15 BOYES LOWER

PIER SAW THE PLAY OF RICHARD THE THIRD,PERFORMED BY MR. KEAN AND COMIC BY MR. BURTON .PIT 2/-.

17TH.} TO NORWICH BY STEAM BOAT.

18TH.} TO LONDON B Y THE TELEGRAPH COACH .STARTED AT 7 ARRIVED AT CHARING CROSS AT 8 O'CLOCK.

GRANDFATHER DIED FEBY 2ND. 1824 AGED 76 YEARS.

 

20TH.} RODE TO JACK STRAW CASTLE HAMPSTEAD.

21ST.} TO HERRIES , EVENING TO THOS. KING'S BIRTHDAY GRAND ILLUMINATIONS

22ND.} SUNDAY TO HAMPSTEAD.

23RD.} TO SUREY? THEATRE WITH THOS. SAW DEAD OF DARKNESS . FRENCH REVOLUTION. P.P.S.COOKS LITTITUDES AND THE 203 ??? BLACK EYED SUSAN. PIT.

28TH.} ANNUAL DINNER AT JACK STRAWS CASTLE HAMPSTEAD HEATH.29 TO DINNER.

30TH.} CHARLES EDWARDS CALLED AT OURS AND WE WENT TO OXFORD STREET BAZAAR. TO THE DIORAINA SAW 4 VIEWS AND PHYSIORAMA 14 VIEWS 1/ea.

31ST.} TO THE TOP OF ST. PAULS CATHEDRAL FOR THE 10TH. TIME SAW THE CLOCKWORK GREAT BELLS -WITH CHAS. EDWARDS.

SEP.

1ST.} TO HAKES HOTEL DUKE STREET AFTERNOON WITH CHAS TO THE BOROUGH AND NEW LONDON BRIDGE.

 

THE FRENCH REVOLUTION OF 1830 WAS ON THE 27TH. 28TH. 29TH. OF JULY.

 

3RD.} TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4TH.} TO PICKFORDS WHARF AND TO BARTHOLOMEWS FAIR SAW WOOMBEALTS????

COLLECTION OF WILD BEARS AND 3 ELEPHANTS.., TO HERRIES.

5TH.} SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH FATHER TO CHELSEA REACH .EVENING TO SUPPER WITH THOS AND TO BLACK FRIARS BRIDGE .

6TH.} TO RANDALL COACH---? WHITECHAPEL ROAD .BOUGHT UMBRELLA IN NORTHGATE STREET FOR 7/6d CAME THROUGH THE FAIR.

7TH.} FATHER WENT TO MARGATE.

9TH.} TOTTENHAM STREET THEATRE 1/2 PRICE, SAW THE WATERMAN ,THE REDOUBLABLES.SERGT.O CONNOR MR.POWER AND MY WIFES HUSBAND.PIT`1/-

11TH.} TO ASHTONS WHARF BLACKWALL WITH CHAISE .

14TH.} TO FINSBURY CIRCUS AND TO CLERKINWELL GREEN SAW THE ELECTION FOR CORONER BETWEEN WAKLEY, WAKELY LOST, AND BAKER .

15TH.} BIRDS TO COBOURG THEATRE SAW PEDRO THE DEAD WANDERING JEW OR THE

WRECKERS AND THE MEETING AT SPITHEAD PIT 1/-.

19TH.} TO GREENWICH AND SAW THE WHOLE FAMILY ,RODE HOME TO SUFFER AT THOS.

20TH.} TOHAYMARKET THEATRE SAW HONEST FRA--- AMBITION,OR MASIE MIGNOT

WITH JOHN OF PARIS.TO CHARLES MISS CLARKE STAYING THERE.

24TH.} TO ASTLEYS HALF PRICE, SAW 2SCENES OF ALLADDIN ,ON THE STAGE SAW HORSE RIDING,DUCROW AS ROB ROY AND HUNTER OF THE ALPS.PIT 1/-.

29TH.} TO SADLERS WELLS SAW HENRIE QUARTE DUCROWS BEVING?? STATUTUES THE

DEAD SHOT MRS. FITZWILLIAM WILLIAM AND ADELAIDE. PIT 2/.

OCT.

1ST.} DUBLIN STEAM PACKET OFFICE AS TO SIDNEY ALLEY.BOUGHT PORTRAIT OF

THE KING AND QUEEN FOR 3/-.

4TH.} TO SIDNEY'S ALLEY BOUGHT PORTRAIT OF THE KING FOR 5/-.

5TH.} TO SHANNON WHARF ACROSS ST. KATHERINES BRIDGE ,EVENING TO THOS TO

DRURY LANE THEATRE -THIS INTERIIOR OF THE HOUSE NEWLY AND SUPERBLY DECORATED WITH SILVER IN THE PLACE OF GOLD .SAW ???/

AND THE BRIGAND HALF PRICE 1/-.OPENED ON THE 1ST.

11TH.} TO PICKFORDS WHARF TO A MEETING IN OSNABING? STREET FOR ABOLITION OF THE POLICE.SAW STEAM CARRIAGE RUNNING 10 MILES AN HOUR.

13TH.} WENT WITH JAMES TO TOTTENHAM THEATRE ,HALF PRICE,SAW FIRST

IMPRESSIONS.

21ST.} ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR. 25 YEARS SINCE.

23RD.} TO HENRIETTA STREET AND HERRIES .EVENING TO ADELPI THEATRE SAW WRECK ON SHORE,OR BRIDEGROOM HOME FROM THE SEA. THE BLACK VULTURE OR THE WHEEL OF DEATH .AND BILLY TAYLOR PIT 2/-.

25TH.} TO MOSLEYS BOUGHT PLANE IRON 1s-10d FOR PANEL PLANE AND BACK IRON FOR MY PLANE.

 

 

 

 

 

DIARY NO. 8 .

 

 

OCTOBER 27 TH. 1830 TO FEBRUARY 24TH. 183

 

.

 

OCT.

27TH.} WEDNESDAY.KING WILLIAM THE 4TH. WENT TO DRURY LANE THEATRE FOR

THE FIRST TIME SINCE HE WAS KING,THE PIECES WERE MARRIAGE OF

FIGARO ,THE BRIGAND AND THE ILLUSTRIOUS STRANGER.I WENT AND SAW HIM GO IN .THE QUEEN ADELAIDE WAS WITH HIM ALSO. 30TH.} TO HENRIETTA STREET AND HERRIES EVENING TO CANDLELIGHT SUPPER AT

HODGSONS.

31ST.} TO MARY LE BONE CHURCH.

NOV.

1ST.} MONDAY.THE KING AND QUEEN WENT TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE AND SAW

THE PROVOKED HUSBAND,MISS FANNY KIMBLE AND TEDDY THE TILER .I WENT WITH THEM FROM THE PALL MALL TO THE HOUSE ROW WITH THE POLICE.

2ND.} TUESDAY.I WENT AND SAW THE KING GO TO THE PARLIAMENT HOUSE IN STATE.TO OPEN PARLIAMENT.

3RD.} TO COURT OF KINGS BENCH HERD MRS. WOODS TRIAL OF LUNACY.EVENING

TO THOS.

6TH.} TO LOMBARD STREET TO SEE THE PREPARATIONS AND DEVICES FOR THE FORTHCOMING LORD MAYORS DAY.

9TH.} LORD MAYORS DAY .IT WAS THE INTENTION OF THE KING AND QUEEN TO

HAVE DINED AT THE GUILDHALL,THE CITY ON THE OCCASION WAS TO HAVE

BEEN ILLUMINATED BUT FEARFUL MISCHIEF WOULD ENSUE THEY POSTPONED THE VISIT ,THE CITY WAS CROWDED WITH PERSONS ALL DAY,NO

STRANGER WAS ALLOWED TO PASS THROUGH THE TOWER WHARF THE GATES SHUT WENT TO WAPPING.??.

16TH.} THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON AND HIS MINISTERS RESIGN.

20TH.} TO HERRIES.EVENING TO ADELPHI THEATRE SAW WRECK ASHORE AND QUADRUPED.

22ND.} WITH JAMES TO THE TOTTENHAM THEATRE ,SAW THE STRATAGEM AND DON GIOVANI,MADAME VESTRES PERFORMS IN BOTH PIECES ,AND THE SMUGGLERS

ISLE. PIT 2/-.

23RD.} TO ST. MARTINS COURT TO HAVE NEW WATCH STRAP -/6d.

27TH.} TO HERRIES THOMAS AND SUSAN HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 7 YEARS.

28TH.} SUNDAY ST.JAMES. AFTERNOONTO TEA AT THOS ,CHAS EDWARDS CALLED AND DINED WITH US.

DEC.

1ST.} TOOK MY WATCH TO BE REPAIRED AT ST. MARTINS COURT.

10TH.} TO THOS. AND WITH HIM TO THE ADELPHI SAW SKINNER? OF THE SEA AND

TALE OF THE ?.

11TH.} TO HENRIETTA STREET,EVENING CALLED IN ST. MARTINS COURT FOR MY WATCH CLEANING REPAIRING 4s-6d.

15TH.} TO ADELPHI SAW BOLD DRAGOONS ,WRECK ASHORE,WAS I TO BLAME AND ??

19TH.} SUNDAY. ST. JAMES CHURCH .HERD LORD BISHOP OF LONDON PREACH AND

ORDAIN A QUANTITY OF PRIESTS.

20TH.} I MEASURED JAN 1ST. 1828 5FT. 5INS. AND THIS DAY I MEASURED 5FT. 7 1/4 INS. STANDING IN MY SHOES.

 

MRS. TURNER DIED WEDNESDAY 6TH. OF DECEMBER AGED 79 YEARS AND TEN

MONTHS (WHITE LION. ???)

25TH.} CHRISTMAS DAY .TO THE ICE IN THE ST. JAMES PARK FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON AND BEING ENOUGH TO BEAR.

28TH.} TO TURNERS QUEBEC STREET FOR NEW VALENTINO BRONZE WAISTCOAT, EVENING LOST 1/- AT CARDS.

30TH.} GAINED 3/- AT CARDS.

FRENCH MINISTERS TRIED THIS MONTH.

MR. BRYCE DIED 27TH. OF NOVEMBER.

END OF YEAR 1830.

1831

 

1ST.} TO HERRIES EVENING TO THOS AND LAWRENCE -HAIR CUT.

2ND.} SUNDAY.ST. JAMES .AFTERNOON TO THOS AND WITH HIM TO PARK SKAITTING.AND TO TATTERSALLS.

3RD.} TO TURNERS BIRDS AND GLOVES??.SAW THE OLYMPIC ----?,BEING THE FIRST NIGHT OF ITS BEING OPENED UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF MADAMESELLE VERTRIS.

4TH.} TO BIRCHIN LANE .EVENING TO DRURY LANE ,HALF PRIOCE ,SAW 2 ACTS OF SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL.AND THE CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME OF DAVEY JONES,

OR HARLEQUINSAND MOTHER CAREYS CHICKENS. 1/-

7TH.} TO TURNERS ,NEW BROWN GREAT COAT.

8TH.} TO LADY HALES MONTAGUE SQUARE,TO HERRIES AND TEE IN ST.JAMES PARK

10TH.} MARCHIONESS OF AYLESBURY FUNERAL

CARLISLE OF FLEET STREET TRIED FOR INFLAMATORY PUBLICATIONS,

SENTENCED TO PAY A FINE OF 200,TO BE IMPRISONED 2 YEARS IN THE

COMPTOR?? AND THEN TO FIND TWO SURETIES OF 250 EACH,AND HIMSELF

IN 500 TO KEEP THE PEACE FOR 10 YEARS.

MR. HUNT THE NEW MEMBER FOR PRESTON CAME TO LONDON AND WAS MET BY 100,000 PERSONS ON TOBINGTON ? GREEN.

14TH.} TO FINSBURY AND ALDERSGATE AND HERRIES . EVENING TO COBOURG THEATRE SAW JOHNOTHAN DOBSON AND THE PANTOMIME OF HARLEQUIN. SILVER PENNEY OR THE OLD WOMEN IN THE BOTTLE HARLEQUIN MR. NIXON.

PIT HALF PRICE 1/-.

24TH.} THE FIRST DAY OF THE JOURNEYMEN AVACH?MAKER MEETING CONCERNING

THE NEW FACTORY IN FIFE FIELDS.

29TH.} TO ADELPHI SAW THE KING OF THE ALPS AND THE MISANTHROPES ,WAS I TO BLAME,AND PANTOMIME GRIMALKIN THE GREAT,KING OF THE CATS.PIT 2/-.

FEB.

6TH,} SUNDAY. TO PARK SKAITING.ST. JAMES CHURCH,TO TATTERSALLS,EVENING

WITH THOS TO TRINITY CHURCH.

9TH.} TO THE OPENING OF THE SANS SOUCE THEATRE LEICESTER PLACE ,SAW RICHARD THE THIRD PERFORMED BY A CHILD OF 7 YEARS OF AGE AND THE

TRISH? PATORS? SUPPORTED BY A JUVENILE COMPANY.

15TH.} MR. PAUL CALLED AND WITH HIM TO GREENWICH,HOME IN OMNIBUS.

 

22ND.} WITH JAS TO PALL MALL TO SEE THE KING GO TODRURY LANE THEATRE

THEN I WENT IN THE HOUSE AND SAW THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL ,GOD SAVE THE KING ,AND THE PANTOMIME.

23RD.} TOSUN STREET WITH GEORGE WITH PARCEL FOR NORFOLK.

24TH.} THE QUEEN HELD HER FIRST DRAWING ROOM,WENT TO THE PALACE TO LOOK AT THEM.

 

 

DIARY NO. 9.

 

FEBRUARY 24TH.1831 TO JULY 7TH. 1831.

MAR.

2ND.} HAD HAIR CUT IN BROWN STREET.

5TH.} TO HENRIETTA STREET,HERRIES,EVENING TO OPERA HOUSE TO SEE THE

PEOPLE COME.

6TH.} SUNDAY,ST.JAMES.CHARLES EDWARDS CALLED IN THE EVENING AND WITH

HIM TO CRAVEN CHAPEL AND AS FAR AS SOMERSET HOUSE.

7TH.} MONDAY,KING WILLIAM AND QUEEN ADELAIDE AND PRINCE GEORGE OF

CUMBERLAND AND CAMBRIDGE WENT TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE AND SAW THE OPERA OF CINDERELLA AND THE PANTOMIME OF HARLEQUIN FAT AND

HARLEQUIN BAT ,AND THE GIANTS CAUSEWAY.GOD SAVE THE KING WAS SUNG TWICE AND RULE BRITANNIA ONCE .I WENT AND SAW THEM THE WHOLE OF THE EVENING AND RETURNED WITH THEM TO THE PALACE. 2/-.LOST SILK H

ANDKERCHIEF.

9TH.} THE KING AND QUEEN STOOD GODFATHER AND GODMOTHER TO ONE OF THE

MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY'S CHILDREN.THERE WAS FOR THE OCCASSION A

SPLENDID ILLUMINATION OPPOSITE THE HOUSE IN PARK LANE .

17TH.} ST. PATRICKS DAY.TO HOLBORN BRIDGE WITH S. BARRY'S PHAETON.

18TH.} TO ADELPHI THEATRE HERD AND SAW WILLIAMS MORSELS OF MIRTH FOR

MOMENTS OF MERRIMENT.-----? PIT 2/-.

19TH.} TO HERRIES SAW PRINCE GEORGE OF CAMBRIDGE.

20TH.} SUNDAY ST.JAMES. OFF WITH FATHER TO PACK.EVENING TO MARYLEBONE.

21ST.} COOKE'S EQUESTRIAN CIRCUS OPENED WENT AND SAW HORSE RIDING. 1/- .

24TH.} TO MILLS.EVENING THOS CALLED AND WITH HIM TO QUEENS THEATRE SAW

DANISH WIFE ,GALATEA, TROUBADOUR,AND MRS. G. PIT.

28TH.} TO COVENT GARDEN MARKET BEFORE BREAKFAST.EVENING TO TURNERS

BOUGHT OPERA GLASS 7/6d.

APR.

1ST.} GOOD FRIDAY,TO TEA WITH THOS .EVENING RAIN.

2ND.} TO HERRIES BOUGHT KID GLOVES AT CHISTON? IN OXFORD STREET.2/6d.

3RD.} EASTER SUNDAY,OVER WESTMINSTER BRIDGE.

4TH.} EASTER MONDAY,WALKED TO GREENWICH,TO TEA WITH MR. EDWARDS ,WENT TO PARK WITH LUCY RODE HOME.

8TH.} BARNEY BEEN GONE 2 YEARS.

16TH.} TO LOMBARD STREET,TO HERRIES,WENT TO COVENT GARDEN SAW 1 ACT OF

ARGOS,AND LEMERA? AND NUCKAS? CAVE OR SEA MUTINEERS. 1/-.

18TH.} WITH THOS TO STEAM PACKET FOR GRAVESEND.

19TH.} WENT WITH MOTHER TO WIMBLETON COACH.THE KING AND QUEEN WENT FOR THE FIRST TIME TO OPERA.MET MR. HALL AND WITH HIM TO DRURY LANE

THEATRE,SAW CHARLES 12 KING OF STRALSENDS?.

22ND.} THE KING WENT IN STATE TO PARLIAMENT HOUSE TO DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT

ON ACCOUNT OF THE MEMBERS NOT CARRYING OUT THE REFORM BILL. TO

ALEX TAYLORS.

25TH.} A GREAT MANY HOUSES ILLUMINATED IN CONSEQUENCE OF THE DISSOLUTION

OF PARLIAMENT.

 

27TH.} A GENERAL ILLUMINATION THROUGHOUT LONDON ON ACCOUNT OF THE KING

DISSOLVINGPARLIAMENT.THOSE PERSONS WHOSE HOUSES WERE NOT ILLUMINATED WERE BROKEN TO PIECES BY THE MOB*.

28TH.} DRAWING ROOM HELD BY THE QUEEN .WENT DOWN ST.JAMES STREET.

MAY.

2ND.} SIR THOS. BURDETT AND HOBHOUSE ELECTED WESTMINSTER .

3RD.} WITH THOS TO OPERA HOUSE.,

4TH.} TO LUBBOEK? LEADENHALL STREET ,EVENING TO THE ADELPHI THEATRE HERD MATTHEWS COMIC ANNUAL AND GATES IN ITALY OR THE BEAUTIFUL BARMAID. PIT 2/-.

7TH.} TO LEADENHALL STREET AND HERRIES TO SEE THE MODEL OF THE CITY OF LONDON CONSISTING OF 73,000 HOUSES,107 CHURCHES,ALL CARVED IN WOOD AT THE WESTERN EXCHANGE.

9TH.} THOS CALLED IN THE EVENING AND WITH HIM TO COOKES CIRCUS.PIT 1/-12TH.} MR.TAYLOR DIED AT WIMBLEDON.

15TH.} TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY HERD BISHOP,AFTERNOON WITH FATHER TO

KENSINGTON AND NOTTING HILL.

18TH.} HOME TO HOLBORN TOOK CAB AND RODE TO CHEAPSIDE ,WALKED TO LOMBARD STREET TO TAKE UP BELL.

19TH.} EPSOM GRAND RACE DAY RODE WITH CARRIAGE TO MARK'S TO HENRIETTA STREET.WENT TO HOLBORN BOUGHT SILVER WATCH GUARD 19/-.POCKET PICK.

23RD.} WHIT SUNDAY. TO GRAVESEND BY THE KENT STEAMER WITH FATHER 2/-.

DOWN WALKED WITHIN 2 MILES OF ROCHESTER CAME HOME 1/- MET WITH WILLIAM EDWARDS ON BOARD SAW THE THOMAS GRANVILLE SHIP.

23RD.} TO GREENWICH WALKED INTO PARK WITH EDWARD, RODE HOME 2/-.

25th.} WENT AND BOUGHT A SILK HANDKERCHIEF IN REGENT STREET ,BLUE AND

WHITE 5/-.

26TH.} TO HENRIETTA STREET ,WITH THOS TO WATERLOO BRIDGE.

28TH.} BRISTHA? HERRIES AND TO SEE DRAWING ROOM VERY FULL IN CELEBRATION OF THE KING'S BIRTHDAY,GRAND ILLUMINATIONS.

29TH.} TO ST. MARTINS ANDTIO CONNAUGHT TERRACE.TO ST. GILES CHURCH.

31ST.} TO COVENT GARDEN SAW NAPOLEON BONAPARTE HALF PRICE 1/-.

JUN.

5TH.} SUNDAY WITH FATHER TO RICHMOND,RODE TO KEW BRIDGE ,HOME BY STEAM PACKET 1/6d EACH.

6TH.} WITH THOS TO THE STRAND AND HERD SINGING IN STREET

8TH.} HAMPTON COURT RACES FIRST DAY.

16TH.} BOUGHT WHITE COTTON GLOVES IN NEW STREET -/10d.

19TH.} SUNDAY MORNING AT 6 O'CLOCK FATHER AND I WENT WITH HORSE AND CHAISE TO WINDSOR THROUGH EATON AND OVER WINDSOR BRIDGE SAW DR.

HERSCHELS GREAT TELESCOPE.HOME TO DATCHET OVER THE BRIDGE.

20TH.} TO CHARING CROSS SAW THE HOUSE BUILT FOR THE EXIBITION OF THE WHALE ,95FT. LONG. TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE SAW THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET -MISS FANNY KIMBLE.

21ST.} TO THE CITY LOMBARD STREET WENT AND SAW THE KING GO AND OPEN PARLIAMENT IN STATE,MET THOS WAITED,AND SAW HIM GO BACK.

23RD.} TO WESTMINSTER HALL.TO HERRIES WITH MR. HALL TO COURT -COMMON PLEAS JUDGE TINDAL.

24TH.} QUEENS LAST DRAWING ROOM ,WENT DOWN ST. JAMES STREET WITH MISS

DRUMMOND.

26TH.} KINGS ASCENSION TO THE THRONE,TO ST.JAMES PARK HERD GUNS FIRE .

30TH.} TO EAST INDIA EXPORT DOCK.

JUL.

3RD.} SUNDAY MORNING AT 8 O'CLOCK FATHER AND I STARTED FOR HERNE BAY TO SEE THE PLACE FOR THE INTENDED NEW PIER(THE FIRST STONE TO BE LAID TO MORROW) IN THE ALBION STEAM AND BACK THE SAME NIGHT AT

9 O'CLOCK.FARE 5/- EACH.

5TH.} BOUGHT OF THOS A MARINERS COMPASS FOR 2/-.

6TH.} TO CHARING CROSS AND TO BUY 1/2 A BLACK SILK HANDKERCHIEF 3s-6d

7TH.} THE KING WENT TO A GRAND BALL AT DRURY LANE THEATREFOR THE RELIEF

OF THE TUSH? WENT AND SAW THEM GO AND COME BACK.

9TH.} TO LAWRENCE HAD HAIR CUT.WITH MR.BEACHAM AND SAW THE STAINED GLASS WINDOW REPRESENTING /TOURNAMENT OF THE CLOTH OF GOLD/ IN

OXFORD STREET.

10TH.} SUNDAY ST.JAMES WORE NEW HAT AND NEW BOOTS.

JULY 7TH.1831 I WEIGHED 1CWT-0-23LBS.OR 9 STONES-9LBS.

 

DIARY NO. 10.

 

 

JULY 14TH.1831 TO SEPT 15TH. 1831.

 

JUL.

14TH.} THURSDAY.STARTED BY THE LYNN COACH FROM CHARING CROSS THROUGH ELY 1/4 PAST 4, LITTLEPORT 10 MINS PAST 5 ,CROSS THE GREAT OUSE 2 HORSES PULLING 10 BARGES.ARRIVED AT LYME 1/4 BEFORE 8 SLEPT AT THE GREEN DRAGON INN.

15TH.} TO QUAY SAW SHIPS STARTED BY THE CREAKE CARRIER MET A MAN NAME ELLIOT WHO DROVE ME IN HIS CHAISE TO WALSINGHAM,SLEPT AT THE WHITE LION.

16TH.} STARTED IN MORNING TO BALE.RAIN. SAW RUTH COX, AFTERNOON TO SHARRINGTON.

17TH.} SUNDAY TO SLODY,AFTERNOON TO SLODY CHURCH.MARTIN CAME WITH ME TO

SHARRINGTON.

18TH.} WENT TO BLAKENEY MET AUNT WENT BACK TO SHARRINGTON WITH HER ,THEN TO BLAKENEY.

19TH.} TO THE MARSHES THEN TO CHEY? BEACH .DINED AT THE GEORGE AND DRAGON,AFTERNOON TO UNCLES ,JOINED A WINE PARTY. 9 BOTTLES.

20TH.} WITH RUTH COX TO CLEY TO BLAKENEY TO DINNER,AFTERNOON WITH MR. CROFT'S AND UNCLE WINE WITH ROBT. PELL TO MR. BRIRITONS GARDEN? EVENING WALKED WITH RUTH AND ELIZABETH STAGG TO LANGHAM.

21ST.} WALKED IN THE POURING RAIN TO HOLT SAW JANE THEN TO STODY AND MRS.MARES AT BRIGHAM TO TEA TO SHARRINGTON ,BACK WITH UNCLE TO MEET MOTHER BY COACH.

22ND.} TO BRINGHAM? DINNER AT STODY AND SLEPT THERE

23RD.} TO THOSNAGE? TO HIMIWORTH? TO DINNER ,MARTIN DROVE ME IN CHAISE TO SHARRINGHAM.

24TH.} SUNDAY WITH MOTHER TO SHARRINGTON CHURCH .AFTERNOON WALKED TO HOLT WENT WITH THOMPSON THE SINGER TO SEE MYNDHAM'S GREAT ORGAN SLEPT AT STODY.

25TH.} AFTERNOON WENT WITH MR. SHIRLEY TO CRICKET MATCH AT BRINTON,CALLED AT WISEMANS ,FETCHED MOTHER FROM BALE,MET UNCLE FITT,RODE WITH HIM TO BLAKENEY.

26TH.} BOREHAM FAIR DAY ,WALKED IN THE AFTERNOON WITH UNCLE COMING HOME STOPPED AT LANGHAM.

27TH.} RODE WITH UNCLE FITT TO SHARRINGTON.

28TH.} RODE TO BLAKENEY WITH AUNT.

29TH.} ELY FAIR DAY.TO ELY ROUND BY WIFFEN?,UP THE STEEPLE SAW THE 6 BELLS AT WORK ALONG WITH MARTIN AND BOE.

30TH.} HAD A SAIL ON THE WATER WITH WILLIAM WARNER ,AFTERNOON TO CHAY?

WITH HENRY FARROW,HOME WITH UNCLE FITT.

31ST.} SUNDAY,WALKED WITH MARTHA FARROW TO BALE ,CALLED AT DALLING,SLEPT AT SHARRINGTON.

AUG.

1ST.} WITH MOTHER TO STODY, SLEPT THERE.THE NEW LONDON BRIDGE OPENED THIS DAY.

2ND.} WALKED TO FOULSHAM BY HINDOLVERSTONE HERD A GRAND BAND OF MUSIC THERE.MET THE PERFORMER NANTY THOMPSON AND BURTON AND LOCKWOOD ,WENT AND HAD DINNER WITH THEM ,HERD THEM SING.STARTED FOR SHARRINGTON 1/4 PAST 4,

CALLED AT BRISSINGHAM AND GEVIGES?.

3RD.} WENT TO HOLT.

4TH.} STARTED FROM WARHAM 1/4 PAST 9 ARRIVED 1/4 PAST 11, THE AFTERNOON TO BLAKENEY THROUGH STEFKEY AND MOSSTON MET MOTHER THERE.

5TH.} WENT WITH UNCLE FITT TO ELY,BACK TO DINNER .EVENING TO ELY SLEPT AT BLAKENEY.

6TH.} TO BALE.

7TH.} SUNDAY TO STODY TO DINNER.

8TH.} CAME WITH VAN TO SHEPDHAM 1/6d.

9TH.} DINED AT MARY ROSS--BLES.

A STATUTE OF WILLIAM PITT WAS PLACED IN HANOVER SQUARE JUST AT THIS TIME.

11TH.} THURSDAY.TO TRIMBLES EVENING AT UNCLES WITH THEM BIRTH DAY 20

12TH.} MET MOTHER BY COACH RODE TO WALTON? WALKED BACK TO SHIPOPHAM?

WITH THE DOG AND STOPPEDUNTIL 11?.

15TH.} STARTED BY COACH FROM SKIPDHAM? 1/4 PAST 8 ,WALTON 5 MINS PAST 9, MILDENHALL 10 TO 12,NEWMARKET 10 MINS TO 1, CAMBRIDGE 10 MINS PAST 2 ,CHESTERFORD 1/4 TO 4 ,LITTLEBURY 4,NEWPORT 20 MINS PAST 4,STANSTEAD 5,

HOCKRILL 20 PAST 5 ,HARLOW 6, EPPING 1/4 TO 7 ,LONDON AT 9.

THE FARE FROM SHIPOTOWN? TO LONDON IS 1-2s-0d.

16TH.} TO DELIVER LETTER TO MR.INSULL 40,YORK STREET,WESTMINSTER.TO TEA AT THOS .MR. SMYTHSON AT THE SANS SOUCE THEATRE.

18TH.} BOUGHT ARTICLES IN OXFORD STREET,BOX BOTTLE THIMBLE AND BUCKLE.

19TH.} TO CRIPPLEGATE.

21ST.} TO WESTMINSTER ABBEYTO SEE THE PREPARATIONS FOR THE CORONATION.

ST. JAMES CHUCH AFTERNOON, FATHER AND I WENT TO HAMPSTEAD.

22ND.} TO HOLBORN AND I BOUGHT A CORONATION MEDAL 1/-,MET THOS WENT TO VAUXHALL BRIDGE AND SAW GREEN ASCEND IN HIS BALLOON 10 O'CLOCK FROM VAUXHALL GARDEN.

23RD.} TO HOLBORN TO GET A PRINTING PLATE TO SEND TO P.RUMBLE.COST ME

4/6d.

24TH.} TO TAKE A PARCEL TO COACH OFFICE FOR SHIPDHAM CONTAINING A SILK HANDKERCHIEF FOR AUNT (4/-),TORTOISE SHELL NEEDLE BOX (3/-),2 BUCKLES (4/- 3/6d ) SILVER THIMBLE (3/- ) SMELLING BOTTLE ( 2/6d) A MEDAL (1/- )TOOTH PICK AND A PLATE(4/6d ).

27TH.} ANNUAL DINNER 29 AT JACK STRAWS CASTLE HAMPSTEAD HEATH.

 

 

 

 

 

30TH.} I WENT BY THE VENUS STEAM PACKET FROM ST. KATHERINES DOCK TO NORTHFLEET,WALKED TO GRAVESEND AND HAD DINNER,WENT BY THE GREAT ROAD AND BACK BY THE SIDE OF THE RIVER TO HEAR MICHAEL BOAI? THE CHIN MELODIST AND HIS WIFEAND HER JOEL THE SEFFLEUR? FR

OM GERMANY DONKEY RACING ,JUMPING IN

SACKS,CLIMBING THE GREASY POLE FARE 1/6d.

SEP.

4TH.} SUNDAY. TO HOLBORN WITH FATHER TO GO TO MARGATE AND THEN WALKED

TO GREENWICH.RODE HOME.

5TH.} MRS. DOYLE FROM BLAKENEY DINED WITH US. EVENING WITH MR. HALL.TO ASTLEYS MET JAMES BUTLER AND MR. SPRY AND HIS WIFE .SAW THE LAST SCENE MAY--- HORSE RIDING AND TWO ELEPHANTS WITH THE PANTOMIME OF OLD WOMEN OF BANBURY CROSS.

7TH.} WITH MR. HALL TO THOS TO PALL MALL WESTMINSTER ABBEY,HOME 6 O'CLOCK.

8TH.} THURSDAY,THE CORONATION OF THEIR MAJESTIES ,I WENT WITH MR. HALL AND SAW THEM GO IN STATE,THEN TO ST. JAMES PARK SAW THE ARTILLERY TO GREEN PARK AND HYDE PARK. MR. GRAHAM IN GREEN PARK WENT UP IN HIS BALLOON AT

5 O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON .RAIN. EVENING TO HAYMARKET THEATRE .FREE 1/4 HOUR.CALLED MR. HALL AND WITH HIM TO SEE THE FIREWORKS IN HYDE PARK ,SPLENDID ILLUMINATIONS ABOUT TOWN.

11TH.} SUNDAY TO SEE WESTMINSTER ABBEY.

12TH.} MR. HALL TO ABBEY.

14TH.} WITH MR. HALL TO LOOK AT THE INTERIOR OF THE ABBEY SEATS.

 

PHILIP RUMBLE

BOOT MAKER

SHIPDHAM (Very Clear Inscription At The End Of The Book.)

 

 

DIARY NO. 11.

 

SEPTEMBER 18TH. 1831 TO THE END OF THE YEAR.

 

 

18TH.} SUNDAY,STARTED FROM ST. KATHERINES BY THE HARLEQUIN STEAMER FOR MARGATE 9 O'CLOCK ,GRAVESEND 25 MINS TO 12 O'CLOCK,NORE LIGHTS 10 MINS PAST 1 O'CLOCK,ARRIVED AT MARGATE JETTY 1/2 PAST 3, MET FATHER WITH HIM TO QUEENS ARMS INN, TO DINNER ,TO ST.

PETERS ,BACK TO MARGATE.

19TH.} TO JETTY ON PIER SAW ANCHOR 59 CWT-0 QRTS -19LBS. TO BREAKFAST THEN BY COACH TO RAMSGATE ,SAW THE GRAND HARBOUR THEN BY STEAM PACKET TO DOVER.STARTED AT 1/4 PAST 10 ARRIVED 1 0'CLOCK THEN TO THE CASTLE,SAW THE CONNON CALLED QUEEN ANNE'S POCKET PI

ECE 24 FT LONG DATED 1544 . THROUGH THE TOWN TO DOVER HEIGHTS HOME DOWN THE SHAFT ? A GREAT WONDER CUT IN THE SOFT CHALK CLIFF.TO SEE DOVER HARBOUR.SAW CALAIS STEAM PACKET COME IN .W4ENT IN A SMALL BOAT ABOARD THE RAMSGATE PACKET .STARTED AT 4 ARRIVED 1

/2 PAST 6

(4/-) RODE BY COACH TO MARGATE .EVENING TO LIBRARY'S.

20TH.} TO JETTY 449 STEPS LONG TO PIER .TO BREAKFAST . STARTED BY THE ROYAL GEORGE STEAMER FOR LONDON 9 O'CLOCK TOOK N.W. DIRECTION PASSED THE NORE LIGHT 1/2 PAST 11 O'CLOCK.ARRIVED AT LONDON BRIDGE 20 MINS PAST 4.RODE

WITH MR.GRAHAM TO THE REGENTS QUADRANT.EVENING TO THOS ,WITH HIM TO WIMPOLE STREET.

22ND.} TO HAYMARKET THEATRE SAW ROSSINI SCHOOL FOR COQUETTES JOHN JONES AND MY GRANDMOTHER

24TH.} FATHER HOME FROM MARGATE.

28TH.} TO LOMBARD STREET WENT INTO GUILDHALL.AFTERNOON TO LUBBOCK'S BANK.

OCT.

2ND.} SUNDAY EVENING TO KING STREET CHAPEL.

3RD.} TO QUEBEC STREET AND ALONG THE EDGEWARE ROAD HOME BY BELL STREET.

4TH.} MRS. ROBERTS HAD TEA WITH US ,MOTHER AND I WENT HOME WITH HER.IN THE MORNING TO BROAD STREET AND TO GUILDHALL. THE ELECTIUON FOR LORD MAYOR BETWEEN LAURIE THORP AND KEY.

6TH.} TO BRANSBY COOPERS AND HOUSE OF LORDS .

8TH.} SATURDAY .AT 6 O'CLOCK THE HOUSE OF LORDS CAME TO A DIVISION ON THE REFORM BILL.AT PROPOSED IT BEING READ THAT DAY 6 MOUTHS AND CARRIED IT BY A MAJORITY OF 41 .

10TH.} TO HOUSE OF LORDS IMMENSE GU---- OF THE PEOPLE AND POLICE .

12TH.} ALL THE SHOPS CLOSED AND THE DIFFERENT PARISHES WENT TO THE KING

WITH ADDRESSES ABOURT THE REFORM BILL,GREAT MOBS PARADING THE STREETS BREAKING WINDOWS.

17TH.} TO DRURY LANE THEATRE SAW HYDER ALI OR THE LIONS OF MYSORE IN WHICH MONSR.MARTIN HAS 2 LIONS SLEEP ON THEM AND FIGHT WITH ONE. 2 BOA CONSTRICTORS,CHILDRENS PELICAN ,ALPACCA MONKEYS ,2 ELEPHANTS,THE PIECE PRECEEDED BY JANE THORP.

18TH.,} TO S---- PLACE ,FIXED DRAGON ON CHIMNEY.

20TH.} WENT TOL SEE THE KING GO IN STATE TO -----? THE PARLIAMENT.MET SUSAN IN ST. JAMES PARK .

23RD.} SUNDAY. TO ST.ANNES TO HEAR THE BISHOP OF LONDON BUT HE DID NOT PREACH.

24TH.} TO BROAD STREET CITY.

25TH.} TO CROWN CT. WITH MOTHER.

26TH.} TO CROWN CT. FOR MY UMBRELLA HAD NEW HANDLES. 2/-.

30TH.} SUNDAY .ST. JAMES CHURCH ,SAW THE BISHOP OF WINCHESTER .

NOV.

1ST.} TO TAVISTOCK STREET AS DREADFUL RIOTS AT BRISTOL.

2ND.} TO GRAFTON STREET TO RAFFLE FOR GOLD CHAIN .TO 235 HOLBORN STREET TO SEE FIRE.

5TH.} TO HENRIETTA STREET .HERRIES .EVENING TO CANDLELIGHT SUPPER AT HODGSONS 19 STATIONARY.

6TH.} SUNDAY. ST.GEORGES.

9TH.} LORD MAYORS DAY .JOHN KEY TWICE ELECTED LORD MAYOR,SAW THE PROCESSION RETURN TO GRACECHURCH STREET .EVENING TO THOS LOST 4 1/2d AT CARDS.

13TH.} SUNDAY.MILBANK ST. MARGARETS CHURCH.

15TH.} JAMES 23RD. BIRTHDAY,TO REYNOLDS,TO ST.JAMES,REFORM MEETING AT COOKES CIRCUS WINDMILL STREET HOLBORN.

16TH.} SNOW THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR.

20TH.} SUNDAY ,TO ST.PAULS CATHEDRAL.

23RD.} MR.SPAIN'S FATHER DIED .

26TH.} TO ADELPHI THEATRE SAW VICTORINE OR I'LL SLEEP ON IT. WEPT OF THE

WISH-TON WISH AND THE BURLESQUE OF THE LIONS OF MYSORE.

27TH.} SUNDAY,ST.JAMES .TO TEA AT THOS.THEY AND SUSAN BEEN MARRIED 8 YEARS.

29TH.} FATHER WENT TO MR.SPAIN'S FATHERS FUNERAL AT PADDINGTON.

DEC.

2ND.} I WENT TO HEAR THE TRIALS OF BISHOP WILLIAMS AND MAY ,FOR MURDERING ITALIAN BOY? BUT I COULD NOT GET IN .THEN WENT TO THE NEW COURT 1/- HERD SEVERAL TRIALS.

5TH.} BISHOP AND WILLIAMS HUNG FOR MURDER.

6TH.} WENT AND SAW THE KING GO IN STATE TO OPEN PARLIAMENT.

18TH.} SUNDAY,ST.JAMES HERD ORDINATION OF PRIESTS BY BISHOP OF LONDON.

22RD.} TO THOS SAW A CARRIAGE DRAWN BY FLEAS.

24TH.} DENSE FOG.

25TH.} CHRISTMAS DAY .DENSE FOG.

26TH.} TO TEA AT THOS EVENING TO W---OO.

31ST.} TO HERRIES ,MOSELEY BOUGHT 1/4 CHISEL -/4d.TO THOS.

 

 

 

END OF THE EVENTFUL YEAR OF OUR LORD 1831.

 

DIARY NO. 12.

 

 

JANUARY 1ST. 1832 TO MARCH 4TH. 1832.

 

JAN.

1ST.} WENT AND BOUGHT THE BELLS NEW WEEKLY MESSENGER,ST.JAMES CHURCH

AND IN THE EVENING TO ST.GEORGES.

2ND.} TO CLEVELAND STREET BOUGHT A CHIMNEY BOARD 7/-.

4TH.} TO BERWICK STREET ,HAIR CUT.

6TH.} OLD CHRISTMAS DAY .EVENING WITH FATHER AND SUSAN TO COVENT GARDEN SAW BROTHER AND SISTER .IRISH AMBASSADOR AND CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME OF HOP OMY? THUMB AND HIS BROTHERS OR HARLEQUIN AND THE OGRE. PIT.

8TH.} SUNDAY .ST.JAMES.AFTERNOON TO TEA AT THOS ,MET CHARLES AND MRS.

THEIR SERVANT ROBBED THEM WHILE THERE.

9TH.} HERRIES PALL MALL LITTLE QUEEN STREET.

10TH.} TO MIDDLE SCOTLAND YARD.

11TH.} WELLINGTON BOOTS NEW SOLED BY HINLEY .EVENING TO TEA AT THOS, LOST I/3d AT CARDS.

12TH.} AFTERNOON TO QUADRANT.

15TH.} SUNDAY ,TO SCOTCH CHURCH,REGENTS SQUARE TO HEAR REV.MR. IRVING PREACH .CHARLES EDWARDS DINED AT OURS.EVENING WITH HIM TO FLEET STREET.

18TH.} TO LOMBARD STREET TO BANK OF ENGLAND FOR A POST BILL,CALLED AT DIXON AND CHANCERY LANE.EVENING TO REYNOLDS HAD GREAT COAT ALTERED 2/6d.

19TH.} EVENING TO HALLS WITH HIM TO CASTLE STREET.MET THOS AT ANGLE INN THEN WITH HIM TO JOHN STREET EXPLORING COURTS.

22ND.} SUNDAY.TO ST.JAMES PARK,THEN ST. JAMES CHURCH,AFTERNOON WITH FATHER TO PARK SAW THE NEW GARDENWALL BUILDING IN ST. JAMES PARK.EVENING TO BROADWAY WEST.

26TH.} EVENING TO THOS HOME BY COVENTRY STREET BOUGHT PAIR OF GREEN KID GLOVES 1/6d.

29TH.} SUNDAY,MET CHARLES ON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE AND WALKED WITH HIN TO GREENWICH .EVENING WE WALKED TO DEPTFORD ,THEN RODE TO CHARING CROSS.1/-.

31ST.} WENT TO FETCH 100 FOR CAP.? FAIRLIE TOOK IT TO LODGE PLACE BUT NO ONE AT HOME.WENT TO OPTICIANS SALE CITY ROAD BOUGHT THERMOMETER AND POOL GLASS.4/- PAIR.

FEB.

1ST.} WENT TO CAP. FAIRLIE'S LODGE PLACE TO TAKE 100 AND RECEIVED ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF IT FROM MRS.FAIRLIE.

7TH.} TO ST. ANNE'S CHURCH HERD REV. HUGH McNEIL.BIRDS WITH THOS TO TURNERS HOME,WENT TO CHAPEL STREET TO MR.PAULS FOR FATHER AND MOTHER.

14TH.} VALENTINES DAY.

16TH.} WENT 7 O'CLOCK MORNING TO SOUTH AUDLEY STREET 2 HOUSES BURNT.

22ND.} TO OLYMPIC THEATRE AND SAW HE'S NOT A MISS AND OLYMPIC DEVIL'S PIT 1/-.

23RD.} LEFT MY WATCH AT GRANTS HAYMARKET TO RANSOMS.EVENING TO MR. PAULS,LOST 1/- AT CARDS.

 

 

 

 

 

24TH.} QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY MR. AND MRS. PAUL CALLED WENT WITH THEM TO PALACE EVENING TO SEE ILLUMINATIONS ,DENSE FOG.HOME WITH MR. PAUL.

27TH.} TO MR. PAULS LOST 2/- AT CARDS.

29TH.} TO GRANTS FOR MY WATCH CLEANING.3/-.

3RD.} TO ALDERSGATE TO BOOK COACH FOR CHESTER.

 

DIARY NO.13.

TOUR LIVERPOOL MARCH 6TH. TO APRIL 1832.

 

TUESDAY MARCH 6TH. STARTED AT 9 0'CLOCK BY BIRMINGHAM WAGGON ARRIVED

AT UXBRIDGE 5 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING.PASSED 18 MILES STONE 6 O'CLOCK

SHARP

7TH.} FROST. ARRIVED AT BEACONSFIELD 8 0'CLOCK 23 MILES .BREAKFASTED

AT CROSS KEYS .COACH WEIGHS 24 CWT. AT HIGH WYCOMBE 11 O'CLOCK,WEST

WYCOMBE

AT 1/2 PAST 12 ,NO RAIN, STOKENCHURCH? 4 O'CLOCK, HAD TEA THERE.HEAVY

SNOW AND HAIL STONES.

 

MARCH 8TH.SPLENDID VIEW CAN SEE FROM HERE 30 MILES. LEFT OXFORD 1 O'CLOCK

IN MORNING WENT TO SLEEP. TURNED OUT AT 1/2 PAST 5,TREMENDOUS HIGH HILL,

OBLIGED TO UNTIE THE COACH TO ENABLE THEM TO GET UP ENSTONE.70 MILES

VERY HARD FROST.HAD BREAKFAST AT ENSTONE.ARRIVED AT CHAPEL PLACE 1/2

PAST 11,

STOPT TILL 1,FOUND I HAD LOST A 5 NOTE (WORCESTERSHIRE.) STRATFORD

ON AVON 11 O'CLOCK ,SHIPSTOW 7 O'CLOCK -A VERY PRETTY TOWN- STOPPED

OVER A GOOD FIRE 1 HOUR.TO SHIRLEY AT 9 O'CLOCKIN MORNING.

 

9TH.} ARRIVED AT BIRMINGHAM 12 O'CLOCK TOOK A WALK UP NEW STREET SAW

 

THEATRE,TO BROMSGROVE STREET HAD DINNER AFTERNOON WALKED INTO THE

TOWN DOWN SNOW HILL SAW CANAL IRON FOUNDRY'S AND I PLINDIE?? SHOPS OF

HATTERS GROCERS 52 CANNISTERS AND SILVERSMITHS LOTION 11??4 1/2 ??

HAD TEA AND WENT TO BED.

 

10TH.} SATURDAY 9 O'CLOCK HAD BRAKFAST .COALS 14s PER TON. WENT AND

SAW FACTORIES AND STEAM ENGINES -HAD DINNER, AFTERNOON TO FACTORY SAW

POLISHING

COMBS,MAKING THIMBLES -GIMBLETT NEEDLES -TROWEL PINCERS, AND SAW IRON

FACTORY MET WAGGONERS ,TO GIN SHOP COME TO QUARTERS, HAD TEA STARTED

FOR CHESTER AT 12 O'CLOCK .ARRIVED AT WALSALL 4 O'CLOCK .STOPPED 1 1/4

HOUR.

122 MILES FROM LONDON.14 FROM STAFFORD 1/4 TO 7.

11TH.} SUNDAY MORNING ARRIVED AT CANNOCK 1/4 BEFORE 9 LARGE TOWN ,9

MILES FROM STAFFORD.HAD MY BREAKFAST AT HUNTINGDON STAFFORDSHIRE 10

O'CLOCK

TRIMPERY ? LITTLE VILLAGE 1/2 MILE OUT OF TOWN IS A MOST SPLENDID VIEW

,AND IN THE FRONT IS TO BE SEEN STAFFORD CASTLE AN IMMENSE SIZE ,BEEN

UNINHABITTED LAST 100 YEARS. ARRIVED AT STAFFORD AT 1 O C'LOCK .CORKER

WATCH MAKER CURIOUS OLD CHURCH HOUSES ARE SOME OF TMEM MODERN AND SOME

VERY OLD ????? THE SINGERS OF THE ALPS GIVE CONCERTS HERE .DINED AT

THE BARLEY MOW.ARRIVED AT STONE 1/4 TO 6 -NEAR HERE IS THE MARQUIS OF

STAFFORDS ,ANY TRAVELLERS CALLING WILL RECEIVE 1 Lbs OF BREAD AND A

PINT OF BEER.150 RELIEVED BEFORE 10 O'CLOCK FREQUENTLY. ARRIVED AT NEWCASTLE

UNDER LINE 10 O'CLOCK,VERY POORLY SLEPT AT THE KINGS HEAD INN .

 

12TH.} TOOK A WALK THROUGH THE TOWN- 46 MILES FROM BIRMINGHAM HAD MY

BREAKFAST STARTED 1/2 PAST NINE -NEWCASTLE CHURCH SQUARE TOWER, STREETS

ARE IN SOME PLACES PAVED WITH HARD BRICK LIKE IRON- VERY DULL LOWEY

MORNING

TO KEIL 11 O'CLOCK-VERY PRETTY SQUARE CHURCH .2 LARGE WINDOWS AT THE

END .

ROAD VERY HILLY ,TO WERNE HILL 1 O'CLOCK VERY STEEP TO BETLEY,NICE LITTLE

TOWN AND 1/4 PAST STOPT 3 ANCHORS HAD DINNER,ARRIVED AT NANTWICH 1/4-5

AND WENT UP THE TOWN TO LOOK AT CHURCH, VERY OLD HANDSOME GOTHIC CHURCH

WITH

AN OCTAGONAL TOWER, SHAPE OF A CROSS IN LIKE AN ABBEY.THE CHURCH YARD

OLD BUILDING PAINTED WHITE AND BLACK DATED 1611.SOME MORE OLD BUILDINGS

DATED 1584 -RIVER RUNS THROUGH THE TOWN,GOOD BRIDGE,STREETS RATHER NARROW

AND DIRTY, NO PAVEMENTS -STOPPED 1 HOUR IN THE TOWN AT THE WHITE SWAN

.-TO TARPORLEY 10 O' CLOCK.

 

13TH.} SLEPT THERE ,STARTED NEXT MORNING 6 O'CLOCK,VERY NICE LITTLE

TOWN 10 MILES FROM CHESTER-TO TARVERN 1/4 TO 8 ,5 1/2 FROM CHESTER,177

MILES FROM LONDON.THE FOUNDATION OF THE HOUSES THE SOLID ROCK NEVER

DISTURBED.

ARRIVED AT CHESTER 10 O'CLOCK.LEFT CARRIAGE AT OFFICE WENT UP THE TOWN

TO THE FISH MARKET,SAW EXCHANGE,OLD BUILDING WITH A STATUTE OF A QUEEN

AND ARMY.UP NORTH GATE ROUND THE WALLS TO THE EAST GATE,WENT TO HARNESS

MAKER AND MR.BARKER LAWYER.TO RAVEN HAD DINNER THEN FOR MY PORTMANTEAU

.STARTED BY SHEWSBURY COACH FOR CARDEN 11 MILES FROM CHESTER.ARRIVED

1/4 PAST 3 SAW STEWARD AT CARDEN HALL.GOT UP NEXT MORNING HAD BREAKFAST

AT 9 O'CLOCK THEN TOOK A WALK IN THE PARK,SAW SQUIRE LEAKE.START FOR

HURLING? WITH HARNESS.SPENT 1-11s-6d LEFT CARDEN 1/4 TO 4 GOT INTO

THE MAIN ROAD 4 O'CLOCK .WALK ED 2 MILES TO HANDBY,NICE LITTLE TOWN,VERY

SMALL OLD CHURCH ONLY 2 LITTLE COIND--?? EACH SIDE .FROM HERE IS A BEAUTIFUL

VIEW OF WALES THE COUNTIES OF DENBIGH AND FLINTSHIRE APPEAR A RANGE

OF MOUNTAINS,ON ONE IS A HIGH CHURCH.ARRIVED AT CHESTER 1/4 TO 7 WENT

TO THE THEATRE ROYAL VERY PRETTY LITTLE HOUSE.SAW HAVER ALE ? AND LIONS

,GEO.DUCROWS COMPANY .NEXT MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST WENT PARTLY ROUND

THE WALLS,ON ONE OF THE TOWERS IS WRITTEN "KING CHARLES STOOD ON THIS

TOWER SEP. 24 1645 AND SAW HIS ARMY DEFEATED ON ROWTON MOOR". TO SEE

THE NEW BRIDGE OVER THE DEE WITH ONE ARCH 200 FEET SPAN.THROUGH BARRACKS

TO CASTLE THEN ON TO THE OLD BRIDGE.THE WATER FOR 1/4 MILE FALLS ABOUT

3 FEET.WENT INTO THE CATHEDRAL,THE CHOIR IS MOST BEAUTIFUL AND AN OLD

PAINTING AT THE ALTAR,GOOD ORGAN-VERY OLD,THE TOWER IS NOT VERY HIGH

,SQUARE WITH DOUBLE WINDOW.WENT DOWN PEPPER STREET TO ST. JOHNS CHURCH.VERY

HIGH SQUARE TOWER.IN THE CHURCHYARD IS THE REMAINS OF A HERMITS CELL

WHERE HAROLD ENDED HIS DAYS.ALL IN RUINS,CAME TO QUARTERS HAD DINNER

.AFTERNOON WENT TO THE RACECOURSE,EVENING TO THE PAVILLION SAW MILLER

AND HIS MEN, AND WAYS OF WINDSOR.

 

16TH.} STARTED BY THE LIVERPOOL COACH TO BIRKENHEAD THEN IN STEAM PACKET

ACROSS THE MERSEY,THE WHOLE DISTANCE 2/6 18 MILES.LEFT CHESTER 8 O'CLOCK

ARRIVED AT 1/2 PAST 10 -TOOK MY PORTMANTEAU TO ROBINSONS GLOBE COOK

STREET .TOOK A WALK TO THE EXCHANGE.IN THE YARD IS A GRAND STATUTE OF

NELSON.CAME HOME HAD DINNER THEN WENT TO CEMETRY ST. JOHNS AND TO SEE

THE TRAIN OF STEAM CARRIAGES START FOR MANCHESTER WITH MAIL .WENT AND

HAD TEA,EVENING

TO DUCROWS CIRCUS VERY PRETTY THEATRE SAW ROBERT THE DEVIL-HORSERIDING

AND BEGGARS OF TOULOUSE ,HOUSE NEARLY EMPTY

 

17TH.} SATURDAY,ST. PATRICKS DAY .SAW CHILDREN START TO LAY FOUNDATION

OF THE NEW CATHOLIC CHURCH ,THEN TO VIEW THE DOCKS,SAW SAW SHIP COME

IN ,VERY HIGH WIND N.W. STEAM PACKETS ALL IN ONE DOCK .IN AFTERNOON

TO SEE RAILWAY EOF ?

TO SANS PAREL SAW MAID OF GENOA AND THE BRIGAND

 

18TH.} SUNDAY TO DALE STREET AND 1/2 PAST 7 OMNIBUS TOOK ME TO COMMENCEMENT

OF RAILWAY.STARTED AT 8 O'CLOCK ARRIVED AT MANCHESTER 25 MINUTES TO

10 -32 MILES - WENT TO CHESHIRE TAVERN HAD BREAKFAST THEN TO

EXPLORE THE TOWN . WENT UP PICCADILLY OVER THE BRIDGE TO SALFORD ALL

ROUND THE TOWN .SAW BEAUTIFUL NEW GOTHIC CHURCH,HAD DINNER THEN TO SEE

INFIRMARY. MET A MAN WHO CONDUCTED ME THE WAY TO THE IMMENSE PRISON.SAW

THE INSIDE OF THE COLLEGIATE CHURCH ST. JOHNS A VERY NICE GRAND OLD

BUILDINGWITH SQUARE TOWER AND BEAUTIFUL RING OF BELLS. SAW THE GATES

OF THE COLLEGE AND CLOSE BY IS THE UNION OF THE TWO RIVERS,IRK AND IRWELL

?((RAIN FROM 11 TO 4)))

HERE ARE IMMENSE COTTON FACTORYS,FIRE PROOF 7 STORIES HIGH AND NEARLY

ALL WINDOWS.ON THE WALLS OF THE PRISON ARE PLACES NEWLY BUILT FOR MEN

TO FIRE FROM. THE CANAL CROSSES THE ROAD AND THE CARRIAGE WAY IS UNDER

AN ARCH BENEATH IT .THE STREETS ARE IN GENERAL ,GOOD AND WELL PAVED

-LARGE THEATRE MR. CORKILL LIVES HERE .EVENING TOOK A WALK UP PICCADILLY

TO CHAPEL .

 

19TH.} WENT ROUND TOWN AND CALLED AT THE NEWSPAPER OFFICE BROUGHT A

PAPER- TO POST OFFICE IN EXCHANGE BUILDINGS, TO QUARTERS THEN BY THE

RAILWAY COACH TO MACCLESFIELD STARTED 12 O'CLOCK. THE SCENERY ON THE

ROAD IS VERY PRETTY ,VERY HILLY,ARRIVED AT MACCLESFIELD AT 1/2 PAST

2. IN MACCLESFIELD CHURCH IS A PLATE -ON IT IS WRITTEN "HERE LIES

THE BODY OF PERKINS A LEIGH THAT FOR KING RICHARD THE DEATH DID DIE

THE BONES OF SIR PEERS HIS SONNE THAT WITH KING HENRY THE FIFTH DID

WORNE IN PARIS .THIS PERKINS SERVED KING EDWARD 3rd. AND THE BLACK PRINCE

HIS SONNE, IN ALL THE WARRES IN FRANCE AND WAS AT THE BATTLE OF CRESSIE

AND HAD LYME? GIVEN HIM FOR THAT SERVICE. SERVED KING RICHARD 2nd.AND

LEFT HIM NOT IN HIS TROUBLES BUT WAS TAKEN WITH HIM AND BEHEADED AT

CHESTER BY HENRY 4th.-THE SAID SIR PETER HIS SONNE SERVED HENRY 5th.

AND WAS SLAIN AT THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT.FIXED ON THIS PLACE ANNO DOMINI

1620"

ALSO AN OLD PLATE IN ONE OF THE CHAPELS GIVING "26,000 YEARS AND 26

DAYS PARDON FOR SAYING 5 PATERNOSTERS AND 5 AIVES ".THERE ARE TWO CHAPELS

INDEPENDANT OF THE HANDSOME CHURCH WITH STAINED GLASS WINDOW OF THE

5 SAINTS AND OUR SAVIOUR, CONTAINING SOME VERY BEAUTIFUL OLD FULL LENGTH

MONUMENTS OF NOBILITY ALSO SOME REMNANTS OF ARMOURY,HELMETS, GLOVES.THE

TOWN IS SITUATED ON A HILL -STREETS ARE LIGHTED WITH GAS- HAD TEA AT

THE UNICORN. STARTED BY TELEGRAPH COACH FOR DERBY AT 1/2 PAST 9 IN THE

EVENING,FARE 10/-, VERY FIRM UNTILL WE ARRIVED AT LEEK 10 MINS PAST

11 WHICH I SAW BY THE ILLUMINATED CLOCK,THEN IT BEGAN TO RAIN TILL WE

ARRIVED AT DERBY 2 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING. I LEFT AT MR. MASON'S NAG'S

HEAD.IN THE MORNING WENT AND TOOK A SURVEY OF THE TOWN , SAW THE THREE

CHURCHES STANDING VERY LITTLE DISTANCE FROM EACH OTHER (ALL SAINTS 178

ERECTED 2nd.OF MAY ??) ONE OF WHICH IS THE COLLEGIATE ITS A VERY BEAUTIFUL

GOTHIC STRUCTURE.AFTERNOON TO QUARTERS.HEARD THE DERBY GLEE SINGERS

-THE RIVER DERWENT RUNS THROUGH HERE AND HAS A BEAUTIFUL BRIDGE OF THREE

ARCHER OVER IT .STARTED AT 1/4 PAST 7 BY THE PEVERIL OF THE PARK FOR

LEICESTER, FINE NIGHT ,THROUGH LOUGHBOROUGH LARGE TOWN ,ARRIVED AT LEICESTER

1/4 PAST 10 ON WEDNESDAY THE 21ST. DAY OF MARCH. I WENT AND SAW THE

TWO JUDGES GO IN THE SHERIFF'S COACH TO CHURCH .PAST DAY APPOINTED BY

GOVERNMENT??????.I

 

REMAINED IN THE CHURCH DURING THE SERVICE THEN WENT TO THE ALTAR AND

I SAW

THE PAINTING AND TOMB STONE DATED 1608 .THE STEEPLEIS VERY MUCH LIKE

NORWICH CATHEDRAL.I WENT WITH THE JUDGES TO THE HOTEL AND TOOK A WALK

THEN TO DINNER FOR I FOUND I COULD NOT FAST.WENT AND SAW VERY OLD CHURCH

5 BELLS THEN TO ST. MARGARET'S CHURCH, A VERY NOBLE STRUCTURE,THEN TO

ST. GEORGES A VERY HANDSOME NEW GOTHIC CHURCH, THE SPIRE VERY MUCH LIKE

THE ONE FIRST MENTIONED IN LEICESTER. HERE IS ALSO A ROMAN MILE STONE

WITH CROSS ON THE TOP FOUND IN THE OLD ROMAN TOPS? ROAD OF THE REIGN

OF CAESAR HADRAIN.

THE TOWN JAIL IS ALSO TO BE SOLD, NOT THAT CRIME IS STOPPED BUT THAT

THERE IS A VERY HANDSOME NEW ONE ERECTED. THE SPACIOUS MARKET PLACE

GROSVENOR STREET ,A DIRTY STREET,AND DEN OF BLACKGUARDS.OXFORD STREET

A WIDE STREET BUT THE INHABITANTS ARE CHIEFLY POOR STOCKING WEAVERS.CALLED

AT THE LEICESTER HERALD OFFICE AND BROUGHT PAPER,THEN TO POST OFFICE.THE

INN I WAS STOPPING AT WAS THE HORSE AND GROOM . JAS BELL HUMBERSTONE

GATE.??

HAD AN AGREEABLE COMPANION IN THE EVENING,TOOK MY GLASS AND WENT TO

BED.

 

22ND.} MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST TOOK A WALK ROUND THE TOWN -STARTED

AT 1/2 PAST 9 FROM STAGG AND PHEASANT BY TIMES COACH PASSED THROUGH

MARKET HARBOROUGH VERY PRETTY TOWN AND HANDSOME CHURCH.ARRIVED AT NORTHAMPTON

10 MINS PAST ONE,FARE 8/-, HAD DINNER WENT OUT AND I SAW ALL SAINT'S

CHURCH

VERY GOOD ILLUMINATED CLOCK AND GRAVESTONE TO THE MEMORY OF A MAN 126

YEARS

OLD,HE HAD HIS HEARING,SIGHT,MEMORY TO THE LAST,HE LIVED IN THREE CENTURIES

AND DIED 1706. WENT TO A WELL NAMED THOMAS a BECKETT -HERE IS A HOUSE

DATED 1595 WITH MR.LEWIS'S WITCH MOTTO. OVER THE PORTICO OF ALL SAINT'S

CHURCH IS A STATUTE OF CHARLES 2ND.AND UNDER IS WRITTEN-THIS STATUTE

PLACED HERE IN MEMORY OF CHARLES 2 WHO GAVE 1,000 TONS OF TIMBER FOR

THE REBUILDING IT AND TO THE TOWN 7 YEARS CHIMNEY MONEY COLLECTED IN

IT- HERE IS A CUSTOM OF THE CORPORATION LENDING ON GOOD SECURITY TO

YOUNG MEN 100 FOR 9 YEARS WITHOUT INTEREST. IN ONE OF THE CHURCH YARDS

ARE TWO TOMBSTONES IN MEMORY OF TWO WOMEN NAMED MIKETABEL AND HEPHZEBAH?.

RIVER RUNS THROUGH THE TOWN WITH A GOOD BRIDGE OVER IT,HERE ARE VERY

FEW PUBLIC HOUSES ,THE STREETS AND HOUSES ARE VERY CLEAN AND BUILT WITH

A NEW SORT OF STONE,THE TOWN LIGHTED WITH GAS STARTED 9 O'CLOCK IN THE

MORNING BY COACH,PASSED QUEENS CROSS AS VERYT OLD HANDSOME PIECE OF

STONE WORK ERECTED BY EDWARD 1 TO THE MEMORY OF HIS QUEEN

ELEANOR.THROUGH NEWPORT PAGNAL WOBURN 42 MILES.DUNSTABLE,MARKET STREET.AND

ST ALBANS SAW THE OLD ABBEY ,BARNETT AND ARRIVED AT TOLINGTON 5 O'CLOCK

CAME IN OMNIBUS TO PORTLAND. (FRIDAY. ))))PLACE ,HOME AT 1/2 PAST

5 .

 

24TH.} TO NEW KENT ROAD AND TOOLEY STREET,SAW THEM DEMOLISHING THE

OLD

LONDON BRIDGE.

25TH.} SUNDAY ST. JAMES.

26TH.} TO HANCES THE HATTER.

28TH.} TO THREADNEEDLE STREET .THE BANK OF ENGLAND TO INFORM THEM

ABOUT THE LOSS OF MY 5 NOTE DATED DEC. 31ST.1831 NO.5207 AND SIGNED

A.JACKSON.

29TH.} TO MR. PAUL FOR MY LITERARY SOUVENIR.

 

 

DIARY NO. 14.

SEVEN OAKS TRIP . APRIL 8TH.1832

 

8TH.} SUNDAY,WITH JAMES TO MILLBANK TO SEE HOSPITAL SHIP NAMED THE CHANLECLEER JUST MOORED .EVENING TO THOS.

 

9TH.} TO HERRIES,WENT INTO THE NEW CROCKFORD BAZAAR ST. JAMES STREET NOT YET FINISHED -TO ST.PAULS HEARD PART OF THE SERVICE-THEN TO FOSTER AND PAWGON? CLEMENTS LANE .CALLED AT THE BANK OF ENGLAND WENT TO ACCOUNTANTS OFFICE AND FOUND MY NOTE THAT I LOS

T HAD BEEN PAID AT DURY LANE -MERSCEYS.

HAD TEA AT THOS. ALEX TAYLOR CALLED AT OURS.

 

10TH.} TO BANK OF ENGLAND AND WAS INFORMED MY 5 NOTE WAS PAID THEM BY MESSR. WILLIAMS & CO. BANKERS. I WENT DIRECTLY TO BIRCHIN LANE AND WAS ASKED TO CALL FOR PARTICULARS NEXT MORNING .MR. AND MRS. PAUL AT OURS WENT HOME WITH THEM.

 

11TH.} WITH FATHER TO THE DELPHI THEATRE HERD YATES VIEWS OF HIMSELF AND OTHERS -LIVING PICTURES MASTER HUGHES ON THE PARK.

 

12TH.} TO GRANTS HAYMARKET,TO SALE IN LEICESTER STREET.

 

14TH.} THE REFORM BILL WAS READ A SECOND TIME DIVIDED AT 7 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING ,A MAJORITY OF 9

 

15TH.} SUNDAY ST. JAMES, AFTERNOON TO PARK WITH FATHER ,KING STREET CHAPEL THEN TO SEE MR. PAUL.

 

16TH.} WITH MR. J. HALL TO BUY CHILDS CHAISE MET JAMES AT THOS THOR CAME HOME WITH US AND WE GOT RATHER LUMPEY

 

17TH.} EVENING TO TOOLEY ST.WENT OVER WATERLOO BRIDGE AND RETURNED BY THE NEW LONDON BRIDGE ,SAW THEM DEMOLISHING THE OLD ONE.

 

18TH.} TO WELLS STREET AND BROUGHT NEW IRON FENDER. 19/-

 

19TH.} TO PICADILLY WITH GENL:DYEE BRISTKAS?

 

20TH.} GOOD FRIDAY, AFTER TEA WENT TO THOS.RAIN IN THE MORNING.

 

22ND.} EASTER SUNDAY ,ST. JAMES AFTERNOON,ROUND REGENTS PARK WITH FATHER AND MR. PAUL EVENING TOOK A WALK WITH MRS. PAUL TO ST. JAMES PARK.

 

23RD.} EASTER MONDAY- FINE WARM DAY.

 

 

27TH.} TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE SAW MACBETH BY MRS. YOUNG LADY MACBETH.

MISS FANNY KIMBLES AND THE EASTER PIECE CALLED THE TARTAR WITCH AND THE PEDLER BAY MISS POOLE 2/-

 

28TH.} HERRIES AND WENT AND SAW CROCKFORDS NEW BAZAAR ST.JAMES STREET .MR. PAUL LEFT OURS FOR CAMBRIDGE .EVENING TO THOS.

 

29TH.} SUNDAY I WENT WITH MRS.PAUL TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY THEN TO ST.MARTINS CHURCH .THOS CALLED IN THE AFTERNOON AND WITH HIM TO HYDE PARK.MRS. PAUL AND I WENT TO MARY LEBONE CHURCH.

 

MAY 2 ST.} MR. PAUL RETURNED FROM CAMBRIDGE.

 

6TH.} SUNDAY, TO PALACE YARD TO SEE THE STATUTE OF CANNING PLACED THERE ON THE ??I BELIEVE. TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY, ST. MARGARETS CHURCH,THEN TO ST. JOHNS WESTMINSTER TO HEAR THE BISHOP OF LITCHFIELD AND COVENTRY.AFTERNOON TOOK A WALK WITH FATHER INTO HY

DE PARK.EVENING WITH MR. AND MRS. PAUL .TO KINGS STREET CHAPEL THEN I WENT TO ST.GILES CHURCH MET THOS AND SUSAN AND WENT HOME WITH THEM.

 

7TH.} WENT WITH THOS TO THE NEW STRAND THEATRE SAW THE BEGGARS OPERA-THE BEE HIVE AND AND LONG TINN? PIT.

 

9TH.} WEDNESDAY.EARL GREY BROUGHAM AND MINISTERS RESIGNED. EVENING TO THOS.

 

10TH.} TO COVENTRY STREET MERSCEYS TO THOS MET CHARLES AND WWITH HIM TO FETCH THOS (2 YEARS.)?

 

11TH.} TO ST. JAMES PARK WITH THE EXPECTATION OF SEEING THE KING BUT DID NOT . TO LISLE STREET.

 

12TH.} HERRIES AND TO CROCKFORDS BAZAAR.

 

13TH.} SUNDAY.ST. JAMES .EVENING DOWN OXFORD STREET, TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD AND TO MR. PAUL IN NORFOLK STREET.

 

14TH.} MONDAY. STARTED FOR SEVENOAKS. MET THOS IN CONDUIT STREET AT 1/2 PAST 4 , WESTMINSTER BRIDGE AT 5 O'CLOCK. LEFT LEWISHAM AT 7 O'CLOCK AND BROMLEY ,10 MILES, AT 8 O'CLOCK .STOPPED AT THE ROSE AND CROWN , HAD BREAKFAST ,LAND LADY VERY BAD TEMPERED

.FARNBOROUGH AT 10 O'CLOCK .STOPPED AT THE OLD QUEENS HEAD GREENSTREET GREEN 1/2 PAST 11 TO PROSPECT PLACE.

MADSONS COURT HILL 20 MILES 1/2 PAST 12 ,RIVERHEAD 1/2 PAST 1 O'CLOCK,ARRIVED AT SEVENOAKS AT 2 O'CLOCK.

 

14TH.} TOOK A WALK IN KNOLE PARK MEASURED OLD OAK 28 FT. IN CIRCUMFERENCE WENT AND ENGAGED BED AT THE ROYAL OAK INN.

 

15TH.} GOT UP 9 O'CLOCK ,WENT AND HAD BREAKFAST,TOOK A WALK TO THE

COMMON.HAD A VIEW OF THE WEALD OF KENT.HAD DINNER AND TOOK A WALK IN THE AFTERNOON.HAD TEA STARTEDFOR TUNBRIDGE WELLS 1/4 PAST 5.WENT INTO SEVEN OAKS CHURCH ,VERY NEAT HANDSOME MONUMENT OF THE EARL OF WHITWORTH ,GOOD LOOKING ORGAN .ARRIVED AT TUNBRIDGE 1

/4 PAST 7 -6 MILES FROM SEVENOAKS STOPPED AT THE HALF MOON ON THE ROAD .ARRIVED AT THE WELLS 9 O'CLOCK,WENT TO THE CASTLE HOTEL HAD SUPPER ,SLEPT THERE.

(THROUGH SOUTHBOROUGH 33 MILES)

 

16TH.} TO THE SPRING AND PARADE,WALK ON THE COMMON.HOTEL TO BREAKFAST THEN TO SEE THE BEAUTIFUL NEW CHURCH.TOOK A RAMBLE THROUGH THE FIELDS WENT

THROUGH THE TOWN AND ACROSS THE COMMON TO THE HIGH ROCKS.HAD DINNER AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE ,PAID 6d AND WENT AND VIEWED THE HIGH ROCKS,THE DRIPPING ROCK -THE BELL ROCK WHICH UPON STRIKING IT WITH A STICK RESOUNDED LIKE A BELL -THEN TO RUST? HALL COMMON

SAW THE ROCKS AND AMONGST THEM THE TOAD ROCK.TO RED LION SOUTH GREEN,HAD TEA,POOR STUFF ,STINKING BUTTER BAD BREAD RATHER DOWDY LAND LADY.THEN TO VIEW THE DEVIL'S DRAWING ROOM ROCKS.50 FT. HIGH. TO KENTISH HOTEL THEN TO THE CASTLE HOTEL TO BED

 

17TH.} STARTED FROM THE WELLS 1/4 TO 10 ,TO TUNBRIDGE 1/4 TO 11,STOPPED ,AT PUBLIC HOUSE ON THE ROAD .HAD ALE AND CAKES .PASSED THE SEVEN OAKS ON THE COMMON FROM WHICH THE TOWN DERIVED ITS NAME.ARRIVED AT SEVEN OAKS CHURCH 1/2 PAST 1 -LEFT SEVENOAKS 1/

4 TO 3 -ARRIVED IN BOND STREET 11 O'CLOCK.

 

20TH.} SUNDAY WITH FATHER.IN CAB TO ST. KATHARINES DOCK .WENT ON BOARD THE DART STEAMER TO NORTFLEET THEN TO GRAVESEND AND TO DINNER .STARTED FROM NORTHFLEET AT 25 MINS TO 5,ARRIVED AT LONDON AT 25 MINS TO 8 -3 HRS RETURNING -2 1/2 HRS GOING -FARE 2/- .

RODE TO BOND STREET ON SHILLIBEERS

OMNIBUS FROM BOW CHURCH FOR -/6d !!!!!

 

26TH.} HERRIES THEN WITH 2 CARRIAGES OF MR.RAMSAY'S TO SHIP ON BOARD THE UNITED KINGDOM LYING OFF THE HARDE ?? GREEWICH.STARTED AT 4 O'CLOCK,WENT AND SAW SOPHIA AND LUCY EDWARDS LEFT GREENWICH AT 1/4 PAST 9 ARRIVING IN TOWN AT 1/4 PAST 10.

 

27TH.} SUNDAY .WALKED TO HOLBORN,THEN FATHER AND I TOOK A CAB AND RODE TO ST.KATHARINES ,WENT ON BOARD THE VENUS STEAM PACKET FOR GRAVESEND 9 O'CLOCK, 3 HRS GOING -TO DINNER AT GRAVESEND ,TOOK A WALK UP WINDMILL HILL THEN THROUGH GRAVESEND TOWN TO NO

RTHFLEET. --?? OVERTOOK US,CAME HOME ON THE ROSE PACKET .3 HRS .RODE IN OMNIBUS TO END OF HOLBORN TO THOS AND WITH HIM TO WEST MINSTER BRIDGE

 

DIARY NO. 15.

 

 

MAY 28TH. TO JULY 1ST.

 

 

MAY.

28TH.} HIS MAJESTY'S BIRTHDAY WENT TO PALACE TO SEE THE COMPANY ARRIVE AT THE DRAWING ROOM .TO MOTHER'S AND SPRIGG'S HOME BY REGENTS STREET .MR. AND MRS. PAUL HAD TEA WITH US .EVENING TOGRANTS TO TAKE MY WATCH BUT DID NOT LEAVE IT.SAW ILLUMINATIONS.

30TH.} TO COVENT GARDEN MR. YOUNG'S FAREWELL BENIFIT .SAW THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET ,HERD FAREWELL ADDRESS -COUNTRY FAIR BY MR. MATTHEWS .SONG.MR.PARRY,

AND DUET MISS SHERRIFF AND MISS INVERARILY AFTER WHICH THE LANCE? OF

CRETNA?.EVENING TO THOS.

JUN.

1ST.} TO COVENT GARDEN SAW ONE ACT OF SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL.DANCES BY ALBERT AND MRS.BEDFORD AND SIGNOR SAMINGO AND MADELE BRUGNOLI . ONE ACT OF THE ROMANCE OF THE DAY AND THE HUNTING CHOROUS FROM DER FREISTHERTY SUNG BY THE GERMAN OPERA PERFORMERS FOR TH

E BENIFIT OF MR. ABBOTT.

2ND.} TO HERRIES TO SPRING GARDEN TO FANCY FAIR FOR THE BENIFIT OF CHARING CROSS HOSPITAL . EVENING TO THOS.

3RD.} SUNDAY STARTED WITH FATHER BY COACH TO RICHMOND .ARRIVED 1/2 PAST 12 FARE 2/6d .TO THE RIVER SAW STEAM PACKET ARRIVE -HAD DINNER ,WENT ON THE 'HILL' TO RIVER ,WENT ON BOARD THE STEAM PACKET ENDEAVOUR STARTED 6 O'CLOCK ARRIVED WESTMINSTER BRIDGE 8

O'CLOCK FARE -1/6d.

5TH.} TO ST. GILES CHURCH THEN TOOK OMNIBUS AND RODE TO THE BANK,FARE -/6d. TO LLOYDS THE BANKERS,IN LOSHBURY? WALKED HOME.

7TH.} TO REGENTS STREET MET MR. PAUL ,HOME WITH ME, THEN I WENT AND HAD TEA AT HIS,AND THEN WE STARTED FOR COVENT GARDEN-SAW PERFORMANCE OF A DAY -OLD AND YOUNG MISS POOLE? 13 1/2 YEARS OLD ,CONCLUDED WITH HIS HIGHLAND --

9TH.} SUSAN GONE TO SURREY.

11TH.} WET DAY .EVENING TO QUEBEC STREET,AND TO WALES BAYSWATER.

12TH.} TO TURNERS AND REYNOLDS,MORNING TO WESTMINSTER HALL SAW JUDGES ,THEN I WENT TO GREENWICH FAIR SAW THE THIMBLE RIG ,WON 2/-.TO GEORGE STREET HAD TEA THEN TOOK A WALK ON BLACKHEATH THROUGH THE PARK THEN RODE

HOME.1/6d.

17TH.} SUNDAY AFTERNOON FATHER AND I TOOK A WALK IN THE PARK.EVENING WENT WITH MOTHER TO ST. GILES CHURCH.

18TH.} ANNIVERSARY OF WATERLOO .TO HYDE PARK SAW SOLDIERS WENT WITH THEM

TO ST. JAMES,THEN I WENT TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY HERD SERVICE AND SAW BISHOP OF GLOUCESTER.THEN PAID 1/- AND 3 PENCE TO VIEW THE ABBEY .SAW HENRY 7TH

CHAPEL AND HIS TOMB OF SOLID BRASS WITH BRASS GATES TO CHAPEL ,THEN I SAW QUEEN ELIZABETH'S TOMB AND THE TABLET IN MEMORY OF THE TWO PRINCES MURDERED

IN THE TOWER,THE TOMBS OF VARIOUS KINGS,ONE CARVED IN WOOD AND THE HEAD WHICH WAS MADE OF SILVER WAS STOLEN IN THE REIGN OF HENRY 8.THE CORONATION CHAIRS,

17TH. CONT.

WAX WORK QUEN? ANN-ELIZABETH-WILLIAM AND MARY-LORD NELSON-DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM.WILLIAM PITT'S MONUMENT COST 6,000 .THEN I WENT TO WESTMINSTER HALL TO THE COURTS,HERD TRIALS .AFTERNOON TO HERRIES AND LOMBARD STREET.

EVENING TO DEVERRRIHOUSE? AND CO. FOR FATHER'S WATCH AND MINE, 10/6d.

20TH.} TO HERRIES MR. PAUL THEN OVER WATERLOO BRIDGE TO TIMBER WHARF, HOME BY WESTMINSTER.EVENING TO THE HAYMARKET M,WITH THOS TO JOHN STREET HOME WITH HIM.

22ND.} TO ST. GILES CHURCH TOOOK AN OMNIBUS ,RODE TO CHANCERY LANE TO MR.MURRAY'S LAWYER.

23RD.} FATHER WENT TO MARGATE AND I WENT TO SLOANE STREET,MR. DRUMMONDS,HERRIES AND WARWICK STREET.

26TH.} KING'S ASCENSION TO THE THRONE .TO HYDE PARK SAW THE KING COME TO REVIEW THE GRENADERS AND PRESENT THEM WITH A NEW FLAG .SAW THE KING RETURN.

I SAW THE QUEEN AND ROYAL FAMILY RETURN IN AN OPEN LANDAU.AFTERNOON WITH RAMSAYS PHAETON TO GREENWICH TO GO ON BOARD THE UNITED KINGDOM.RODE HOME.

FATHER CAME HOME FROM MARGATE .SUSAN WENT TO HERNE BAY.

JUL.

1ST.} FATHERAND I STARTED WITH HORSE AND CHAISE FOR WINDSOR AT 7 O'CLOCK ARRIVED AT BRENTFORD 8 O'CLOCK THROUGH HOUNSLOW ARRIVED AT BEDFORD

9 O'CLOCK 13 1/4 MILES STOPPED AT THE BELL WATERED HORSE OVER THE NEW STAINES BRIDGE 10 O'CLOCK 3 ARCHES .ARRIVED AT THE CASTLE HOTEL WINDSOR 11

O'CLOCK.TO CASTLE SAW THE SOLDIWERS JUST COMING FROM BEING INSPECTED BY THE KING. TO ST. GEORGES CHAPEL SAW THE KING AND QUEEN WALK CLOSE BY US.THEN TO QUEEN ELIZABETH TERRACE THEN TO THE INTERIOR OF THE ROYAL CHAPEL .THEN WE SAW THE KING AND QUEEN RETUR

N TO CARRIAGE.EVENING WENT AND HAD DINNER THEN DOWN THE TOWN TO WINDSOR BRIDGE TO THE CASTLE BY 156 STEPS BESIDES SLOPES

SAW THE INTERIOR NEW BALL ROOM ST. GEORGES HALL STATE BED ROOM -SILVER TABLES. PAID THE GUIDE 1/- FOR TWO,WENT AND SAW THE LONG WALK 3 MILES AND EQUESTRIAN STATUTE OF GEORGE THE THIRD AT THE END .LEFT WINDSOR AT 5 O'CLOCK OVER WINDSOR BRIDGE AT SLOUGH 1/

4 PAST 5 COLNBROOK 1/4 TO 6 ,

HAD TEA 5 MINS PAST 6 ,STARTED AGAIN AT 7 O'CLOCK 15 MILES, REACHED CRANFORD BRIDGE 20 MINS PAST 7,HOUNSLOW 1/4 TO 8 ,BRENTFORD 10 MINS PAST 8,

ARRIVED IN BOND STREET 1/2 PAST 9.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIARY. NO. 16.

 

 

JULY 3RD. TO AUGUST 22ND.

TOUR TO NORFOLK

JUL.

3RD.} TUESDAY. STARTED FROM CHARING CROSS BY HOLT COACH 1/2 PAST 5

ARRIVED AT EPPING 10 MINS PAST 8 O'CLOCK HAD BREAKFAST THERE SAWBRIDGEWORTH

25 MINS PAST 9- 26 MILES THORLEY HOCKERILL 1/4 TO 10 STANSTEAD AND THROUGH A LITTLE TOWN CALLED UGLEY. GRAND FAIR DAY -TO NEWPORT 1/4 TO 11 ,

TO LITTLEBURY 10 MINS PAST 11, CAMBRIDGE 1/2 PAST 12, BARNWELL -NEWMARKET 2 O'CLOCK .HAD DINNER. MILDENHALL 1/4 PAST 3 ,BRANDON 1/2 PAST 4, WATTON 6 O'CLOCK, SHIPDHAM 1/4 TO 7, DEREHAM 1/4 TO 8 ,ARRIVED AT SLODY AT 1/4 PAST 9.

4TH.} WENT TO SHARRIHGHAM,GEORGE BAMBRIDGE DROVE ME TO STODY IN THE EVENING.

5TH.} WENT WITH MR. BAMBRIDGE IN CHAISE B---. SAW MR. MARIS TO MELTON IWANTON?. HAD DINNER AT MR. FITTSGUNTHORPE TO BALE AND DAWLING TO MR. BUSH

SHOPPED AT SHARRINGTON.

6TH.} TO BLAKENEY WITH AUNT FITT.

8TH.} TO MARSHES WITH UNCLE FITT TO FETCH PONY,AFTERNOON IN PONY CHAISE TO GUNTHORPE.

10TH.} RODE WITH AUNT FITT TO HOLT SAW MRS.BROTHILL .EVENING WITH MARTIN TO THE UNITED ENGLISHMENS UNION.

12TH.} TO PORT OFFICE BRININGHAM SHARRINGTON DINED AT BALE SLEPT AT SLODY DREADFUL STORM.

13TH.} MR. BAMBRIDGE AND I STARTED FOR CROMER THROUGH HOLT BY FELBRIGG AND CROMER HALLS DINED AT THE WHITE HORSE ,HOME BY BRINTONBEESTON SAW THE REMAINS OF AN OLD ABBEY.SHERRINGHAM TO CLIFFS THROUGH HOLT HOME.

15TH.} SUNDAY WALKED TO SLODY ,RODE WITH MARTIN TO BLINKLING HALL,THE BIRTHPLACE OF ANN BAYLEAN, FROM THERE TO AYSHAM VERY PRETTY TOWN HANDSOME

LARGE CHURCH WITH ORGAN BUILT BY JOHN OF GAUNT.

16TH.} RODE IN THE EVENING TO LADY SUFFIELDS COTTAGE NEAR SLODY.

18TH.} WITH UNCLE FITT ROUND BY ELY TO THE BEACH ,THE SEA VERY ROUGH ,

WIND NNW.TO THE PILOTS HOUSE END OF BLAKENEY HARBOUR.

WILLIAM JOHN HALL DIED JULY 22ND.1832.

 

20TH.} WALKED TO WELLS TO SEE WILLIAM WARNER ON THE QUAY ,HE WALKED HOME WITH METO WAREHAM BY THE MARSHES .HAD DINNER AT MR.WARNERS.AFTERNOON TOOK A WALK HAD TEA WITH MRS. WARNER.EVENING WALKED TO SHARRINGHAM.

23RD.} STARTED FOR SHIPDHAM BREAKFASTED AT DEREHAM .

24TH.} TOOK VARIOUS WALKS

27TH.} FRIDAY. STARTED WITH MR.POND TO NORWICH 1/2 PAST 7 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING,ARRIVED 1/4 PAST 10, LEFT HORSE AND CHAISE TOOK A WALK TO THE OLD CASTLE,THEN TO THE CATHEDRAL.SAW THE REPAIRS GOING ON .THEN TO COACH OFFICE,TO RIVER TO DOVE STREET TO DIN

NER.AFTERNOON WE WENT TO THE RANELAGH GARDENS.STARTED 1/4 PAST 4 THROUGH REYMESRSTON? AND HARDINGHAM ,STOPPED AT BARFORDCOCK,ARRIVED AT SHIPHAM 1/4 TO 7 .EVENIONG TO MR. RUMBLES.

30TH.} TO FARM WITH IBERAH? AND UNCLE STAGG, HOME WITH HIM.TO TEA AT MRS. HART.

31ST.} TO MR RUMBLE STARTED WITH UNCLE STAGG FOR NORWICH, ARRIVED AT 7 O'CLOCK I DIRECTLY STARTED FOR THE THEATRE AND SAW LOVE IN A VILLAGE,SONGS MR. BRAHAM BAY OF BISCAY -WOOING A WIDOW.

AUG.

1ST.} WITH UNCLE TO THE COURT ,THEN I WENT TO THAT SPLENDID RELIC THE

CATHEDRAL.WORKMEN EMPLOYED IN REBUILDING A GREAT PART OF IT ,WALKED AROUND THE CLOISTERS.TO THE NORFOLK HOTEL STARTED UNCLE HAD DINNER .AFTERNOON TOOK A WALK ACROSS THE BRIDGES ,MET A FARMER FILBY.EVENING TOOK A WALK TO THE RANELAGH GARDENS.WENT TO THE P

LAY ,HALF PRICE SAW THE SLAVE,CAP. MALCOLM

MR. BRAHAM AND NO SONG NO SUPPER .FREDERICK AND MR. BRAHAM.

2ND.} STARTED 6 O'CLOCK BY THE PHONOMINA FOR SCOLE INN, HAD BREAKFAST,20 MILES FROM NORWICH FARE 5 SHILLINGS. STARTED BY THE YARMOUTH STAR COACH FOR IPSWICH ARRIVED 1/2 PAST 11 WENT TO THE IPSWICH ARMS,HAD DINNER TOOK A WALK ROUND THE TOWN.TO QUAY SA

W BRISON,HAD TEA TOOK A WALK EVENING HERD SINGING.

3RD.} TOOK A WALK HAD MY BREAKFAST.STARTED BY THE SHARMAN COACH 10 O'CLOCK FOR LONDON 69 MILES.THROUGH COPDOCK COLCHESTER,CHELMSFORD,INGALISTONE.DINED AT WETHAM-ROMFORD,ILFORD ARRIVED IN

LONDON 6 O'CLOCK .RODE WITH COACH TO OUR OWN DOOR FARE 14/-.

5TH.} SUNDAY.TO CHARING CROSS HERD RANTERS EVENING TO BARNPHILIONS? SAW

NARWICH MERCURY .KING STREET CHAPEL.

6TH.} LEFT MY WATCH AT DIVERREHOUSE? AFTERNOON TO WATER LANE TO ST. KATHERINES DOCKS SAW STEAMERS ARRIVE AND DEPART.CALLED AT SUSANS.

10TH.} SUSAN HOME FROM MARGATE ,WITH THOMAS AND SUSAN TO THE LAWTHER ARCADE SPLENDIDLY LIGHTED UP ,FLAGS WREATHS OF FLOWERS,BANDS OF MUSIC.MET MR. TURNER THERE.

11TH.} SATURDAY I ARRIVED AT THE COSY TALKED OF AGE 21 ,EVENING SOME

HOUSES AND MANY GIN HOUSES ILLUMMINATED GENERALLY SUPPORT FOR REFORM .FIREWORKS A LOT.

12TH.} SUNDAY.WALKED WITH FATHER TO TOP OF SNOW HILL.TOOK CAB RODE TO ST KATHERINES MET THOS AND MR. SHAW.STARTED BY THE HERO STEAMER FOR GRAVESEND

9 O'CLOCK ARRIVED NORTHFLEET 1/2 PAST 12 ,HAD BAD DINNER ,TO GARDENS TO WINDMILL HILL.BOUGHT SHRIMPS TO THE AMSTERDAM.WENT HOME BY THE BRILLIANT,CALLED AT THOS FARE 2/-.

13TH.} I HAD SUPPER AT HODGSON WITH FATHER,MR.SHAW,ALEX TAYLOR,MR.HALL,AND MEN TO THE NUMBERS OF 23 IN THE CELEBRATION OF MY BIRTHDAY.

14TH.} TO HORSE GUARDS TO THE NEW HUNGERFORD MARKET,TO COVENT GARDEN.

19TH.} WITH FATHER TO MEET MR.WRIGHT IN HOLBORN TO GO TO MARGATE

TOGETHER ,CALLED AT THOS ,TO CHARING CROSS HERD 2 OF IRVINGS MEN ATTEMPT TO PREACH.SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO HAMPSTEAD TO ORDER DINNER FOR SATURDAY.NEXT MET A YOUNG MAN ON THE ROAD AND I WALKED WITH HIM TO HIGHGATE THROUGH KENTISH TOWN.LEFT HIM ON THE NEW ROAd

,WENT TO MARYLEBONE CHURCH HOME WITH THOS AND SUSAN.

20TH.} WENT TO KING STREET FOR MY WATCHKEY.

 

DIARY NO. 16.

 

 

3RD. JULY 1832 TO AUGUST 22ND.

TOUR TO NORFOLK .

 

JUL.

3

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DIARY NO. 17.

 

AUGUST 25TH.1832 TO OCTOBER 23RD.

AUG.

25TH.} TO HERRIES MET MR. HALL AND WENT WITH HIM AND JAMES TO COACH OFFICE.RODE INSIDE COACH TO HAMPSTEAD TO ANNUAL DINNER ,OUR COMPANY AMOUNTED IN NUMBER TO 24 .WALKED HOME WITH HODGSON,BEACHAM,AND MR. HALL.MR. PAUL DINED WITH US.

26TH.} SUNDAY EVENING TO MARY LE BONE CHURCH.I CALLED IN WIMPOLE STREET

FOR THOS.

29TH.} TO TURNERS.

30TH.} EVENING TO ELEX TAYLORS .

31ST.} TO BERKELEY SQUARE.EVENING HALF PRICE TO THE OLYMPIC THEATRE TO SEE THE CLIMBING BOY AND MONSUER TONSON.MET J HODGSON THERE PIT 1/-,TO SUPPER AT THE GLOBE BOW STREET.

SEP.

1ST.} HERRIES EVENING TO TURNERS AND THOS.

2ND.} SUNDAY WITH JAMES TO CHARING CROSS TO HEAR PREACHING ,SAW THE BOY 3 YEARS AFTERNOON WITH FATHER TO HYDE PARK .EVENING TO PADDINGTON CHAPEL THEN TO ST. MARY LE BONE.

3RD.} TO GLO9VERS ,CALLED AT THOS STARTED MR. SHAW FOR BALL ,RODE WITH HIM TO FITCHFIELD STREET WALKED HOME.

4TH.} TO LEADENHALL STREET WITH TYRRELLS CHAISE WENT THROUGH THE FAMED

BARTHOLOMEW FAIR .VERY FINE DAY (RAIN PRECEDING DAY) HAD TEA AT THE ELEPHANT COFFEE HOUSE HOLBORN.SAW AN EXHIBITION OF WAX WORK AND 2 MUMMIES IN HOLBORN.

5TH.} EVENING WENT WITH JAMES TO THE FANCY FAIR.

6TH.} TO TAPPS --? TO FELTONS PARK LANE RACKHAMS AND HALLS LONG ACRE.

7TH.} TO SPRIGGS HOME THEN TO CLEMENTS LANE TO BLACK GREEK STREET,MET THOMAS BUTLER.

8TH.} HERRIES EVENING TO PAYN'S OLD BOND STREET.

9TH.} SUNDAY MORNING FATHER AND I WALKED TO FENCHUCH STREET,TOOK A CAB AND RODE TO ST. KATHERINES DOCK,THEN EMBARKED ON BOARD THE HERO STEAM PACKET FOR NORTHFLEET .STARTED AT 10 MINS PAST 9 ARRIVED AT 20 MINS PAST 12.VERY SLOW PASSAGE .MR. MASON ON BOA

RD ,WALKED TO GRAVESEND HAD DINNER THEN TO MILTON STOPPED AT AN INN ON THE ROAD TOOK GLASS,THEN PROCEEDED TO THE PIER ,THEN WALKED TO NORTHFLEET .CAME HOME BY THE HERO ARRIVED IN LONDON AT 1/2 PAST 8 AGAINST THE TIDE .FARE 2/-.

10TH.} TO WALLERS OXFORD STREET,THOS CALLED ,HOME WITH HIM TO TEA THEN TO W. WYBROOS? ,FROM THERE BY JENNINGS THEN TO THE NAGS HEAD INN.BORO CALLED AT JENNINGS FOR THOS LEFT HIM IN ST. MARTINS LANE.

12TH.} I WENT IN THE EVENING TO SEE ATKINS ROYAL MENAGERIE PADDINGTON,

LIONS ,TIGERS,LEOPARDS, 2 ELEPHANTS,LARGE AND SMALL,2 VERY FINE LARGE FULL GROWN LIONS I PAID AN ADDITIONAL -/6d TO SEE THEM FED. ADMISSION -/6d.

16TH.} SUNDAY TO CHARING CROSS ,HERD PREACHER. TO ST. JAMES CHURCH AFTERNOON TOOK A WALK WITH FATHER TO THE PARTY.EVENING TO KING STREET,

OXENDEN STREET, ORANGE STREET ,WEST STREET,LONG ACRE EPISCOPAL CHAPEL AND GRAFTON STREET CHAPELS.

17TH.} TO SEE THOS AT WIMOPOLE STREET,WENT WITH HIM TO THORNAUGHT STREET ALONG TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD ,LEFT HIM IN COMPTON STREET.

20TH.} EVENING TO THOS AND AUCTION ROOMS.

22ND.} HENRIETTA STREET .HERRIES,EVENING TO THOS DRURY STREET OPEN THIS EVENING.

23RD.} FATHER AND I STARTED IN TILBURY FOR WINDSOR ARRIVED 1/2 PAST 10.

PUT HORSE UP AT THE CASTLE HOTEL,WENT TO THE CASTLE SAW LORD HILL INSPECT THE TROOPS ,THEN TO THE CHAPEL ROYALE AND SAW THE QUEEN COME IN CARRIAGE.THEN WE WWENT TO THE GREAT PARK AND WALKED TO THE END OF THE LONG WALK AND SAW THE GRAND EQUESTRIAN STATUE

OF GEORGE THE THIRD IN BRONZE.

BACK TO THE TOWN HAD DINNER THEN TO QUEEN ELIZABETH TERRACE AND ROUND THE PRIVATE GARDENS ,SAW THE FOUNTAIN AND THE STATUES.STARTED 4 O'CLOCK BY DATCHETT BRIDGE ARRIVED 1/4 PAST 8.

26TH.} TO THOS AND WITH HIM TO CONDUIT STREET,MET CHARLES WENT HOME WITH HIM .CARDS LOST -/6d.

27TH.} TO JONES AUCTION ROOMS.

28TH.} TO STRAND AS FAR AS THE NEW THEATRE ,THOS THEN CAME TO JONES AUCTION.

30TH.} SUNDAY,TO CHARING CROSS ,HOME TO LUNCH.WENT TO CHARLES TO DINNER

WITH THOSND SUSAN .EVENING TOOK A WALK TO REGENTS PARK.

OCT.

4TH.} WITH THOS TO HIS UNION.

5TH.} TO THE HAY MARKET THEATRE SAW THE PLAY OF NEW WAY TO PAY OLD DEBTS.SIR GILES OVERREAY BY MR. KEARN WILBORN.MR. ELTON.SECOND THOUGHTS AND KILLING NO MURDER BUSKINS MR.BURTON. PIT 3/-.

7TH.} SUNDAY TO WESTMINSTER BRIDGE AFTERNOON TO TEA AT THOS ,MET MR. AND MRS.RODWAY AND CHAS. DALTON.

6TH.} TO HERRIES TO LOSHBURY.RODE HOME IN AN OMNIBUS.FARE -/6d.

8TH.} TO MILLS POLAND STREET HOME WITH LITTLE EDWARD HALL-MR. HALL VERY ILL.

9TH.} TO LUBBOCKS BOUGHTSILK HANDKERCHIEF IN HOLBORN.EVENING TO TRY TO SELL MY SILVER GUARD.

10TH.} RODE IN OMNIBUS TO LUBBOCKS-/6d HOME BY HERRIES .FIRE AT --- RICKETTS FEATHER MAN. OXFORD STREET SOLD MY SILVER GUARD CHAIN -/4d.BOUGHT QUEEN ANNES SHILLING.

11TH.} MR. TATLOR DIED AT BATTERSEA THIS DAY .EVENING TO THOS.

12TH.} ALEX TAYLOR CALLED AND DINED WITH US.

13TH.} TO REGENTS CIRCUS AND TOOK A WALK TO BIRD CAGE WALK BEFORE MY BREAKFAST TO HERRIES, EVENING TO THOS AND WITH HIM TO LEICESTER SQUARE.

14TH.} SUNDAY FATHER AND I STARTED FOR GRAVESEND BY THE ECLIPSE STEAMER

9 O'CLOCK ARRIVED AT NORTHFLEET AT 1/2 PAST 11 ,TO GRAVESEND FOR DINNER TOOK A WALK PAST MILTON CHURCH WALKED BY THE GREAT ROAD TO NORTHFLEET.

STARTED 1/2 PAST 3 ARRIVED IN LOMDON 6 O'CLOCK.WALKED TO THE BANK RODE HOME

IN OMNIBUS ,HAD TEA THEN I WENT TO THOS MET MR. AND MRS. JENNINGS AND W WYBROO ,THOS AND MR. SHAW CAME PART OF THE WAY HOME WITH ME.

15TH.} RECEIVED LETTER FROM MR. SPAIN AT LIVERPOOL.EVENING WENT AND SAW MR. SPAIN.

20TH.} TO PANTECHNICON HERRIES .EVENING TO THOS NEW BOOTS TOOK LETTER TO VERE STREET

21ST.} SUNDAY TO ST. JAMES PARK.AFTERNOON FATHER AND I WALKED ROUND THE REGENTS PARK.EVENING MADE AN ATTEMPT TO HEAR MR. IRVING IN HIS NEW CHAPEL (IT BEING THE SECOND SUNDAY OF IT BEING OPENED ) BUT COULD NOT GET IN.TO

PEREY? CHAPEL,THEN TO JOHN STREETMET THOS AND WITH HIM TO TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD CHAPEL.

22ND.} TO BAXTER AND PEARCE.BIRDS WITH DALTON TO OXFORD STREET WAITED ALL THE AFTERNOON CAME HOME HAD TEA,JAS. AND I STARTED OVER WATERLOO BRIDGE TO THE COBOIY THEATRE SAW MARTHA WILLIS JACK SHEPHERD MARQUEIN MEMORY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT AND WRAITH OF THE

LAKE ,PIT HOME BY WATERLOO.

23RD.} RODE IN OMNIBUS TO LOMBARD STREET WENT INTO ST.PAULS,TO HERRIES.

 

 

NOTE : NEARLY THE END OF THE YEAR 1832 BUT REFER TO THE NEXT BOOK FOR CHRISTMAS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIARY NO. 18.

 

OCTOBER 24TH.1832 TO DECEMBER 31ST. 1832.

 

OCT.

24TH.} WEDNESDAY.TO THE NEW STRAND THEATRE HALF PRICE .SAW FEMALE CAVILEERS .HIGH LIFE BELOW STAIRS AND THE WATERMAN. PIT 1/-.

25TH.} EVENING TO BIRDS TURNERS.

27TH.} TO HERRIES TO HALLS.

28TH.} SUNDAY. FATHER AND I AND MR. THOMAS CALLED MR. BROUGH AND WALKED TO ST. KATHERINES AND WENT BY THE HAWK STEAM PACKET TO NORTHFLEET .3 HOURS GOING .WALKED TO GRAVESEND HAD DINNER ,THEN TO WINDMILL HILL.MILTON CHURCH,BACK BY THE GREAT ROAD THROUGH

GRAVESEND ,RAIN, TO NORTHFLEET CAME HOME BY THE "FLY".STARTED 20 MINS PAST 3 -ARRIVED 20 MINS PAST 7.WALKED TO THE BANK ,TOOK OMNIBUS AND RODE TO THE END OF BOND STREET FOR -/6d. "PRODIGIOUS"!!!!. T.S. CALLED IN THE EVENING.

31ST.} TO SOTHERBYS, AFTERNOON TO LADY DILLON'S BUTE HOUSE OLD BROMPTON.EVENING TO THOS HAIR CUT.

NOV.

1ST.} LUCY EDWARDS MARRIED.

4TH.} SUNDAY,EVENING TO HEAR (AT THE NEW CHAPEL IN NEWMAN STREET,LATE WESTS GALLERY) THE REV. WM.IRVING IMMENSE ROSODING?? TO GAIN ADMITTANCE AND FINALLY REACHED THE GALLERY.

5TH.} EVENING I WENT TO MR. KIRBYS DRAMATIC INSTITUTION IN JOHN STREET AND SAW A PARCEL OF FOOLS ATTEMPT TO PERFORM A PLAY BUT THEY COULD NOT .I WENT WITH F.MASON.

6TH.} BIRDS,CORK STREET HARDING HENRIETTA STREET,HERRIES.

7TH.} TO OXFORD STREET AND RODE TO THE BANK FOR -/6d IN AN OMNIBUS CALLED THE VICTORIA .

9TH.} EVENING TO HARDINGS TO THOS ,WILLIAM FELDWICK FROM SEVENOAKS ARRIVED IN LONDON .CHARLES EDWARDS CALLED AT THOS HAD SUPPER WITH HIM ,TO CHARING CROSS.

10TH.} HERRIES TO OUR ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT SUPPER AT J. HODGSONS.20 34/4s

11TH.} SUNDAY TO WESTMINSTER BRIDGE ,SAW THE IRON STEAMBOAT BUILT TO NAVIGATE THE GANGES .EVENING TO HEAR MR. IRVING PREACH MET MR. SHAW. MR. AND MRS. HALL AND CHILDREN CAME AND DRANK TEA WITH US ,BEING THE FIRST DAY OF HIS GOING OUT SINCE HIS SEVERE I

LLNESS.

12TH.} AFTERNOON TO SEE MR. C. TURNER FOUND HIM DANGEROUSLY ILL AND INSENSIBLE .DRANK TEA AT THOS WITH HIM TO CONDUIT STREET.

13TH.} I WENT WITH F . MASON TO DRURY LANE THEATRE HALF PRICE SAW 2 ACTS OF SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL AD THE OPERA OF DER. FREISCHUTZ.

15TH.} TO COACH OFFICE FOR MR.THIRSLOW? HOME IN TIME FOR THE MAX THAT WAS FLYING ABOUT IN CONSEQUENCE OF JAMES HAVING OBTAINED HIS 24 YEARS. EVENING TO THOS.

17TH.} TO HERRIES TO HALLS AND TO TAKE MR. TURNER 3, SAW MR. TURNER GREAT CHANGE FOR THE WORSE SINCE MONDAY.

18TH.} CHARLES, MR. TURNER -DIED. ?

SUNDAY TO ST. JAMES AFTERNOON WITH MOTHER TO SEE MR.?TURNER CALLED AT THOS .STOPT AND HAD TEA WITH THEM ,TO ST. GILES CHURCH CALLED AND WAS TOLD MR. C TURNER DIED AT 20 MINS BEFORE 8 O'CLOCK.

19TH.} TO CT. KING'S BENCH SAW SIR THOS. DESMAN.TO COLLINGES SAW MODELS OF SUGAR MILLS.

20TH.} TO ORDER PICTURE FRAME FOR SKETCHLY CASTLE AT MOARES?.

21ST.} TO MO(A)(O)RES WITH THOS TO SEE MR. TURNERS CORSE.

22ND.} TOOK OMNIBUS,NELSON, TO LOMBARD STREET ,WENT TO BARKLEY PRITTON ,RODE IN OMNIBUS TO CHARING CROSS .EVENING WITHY FATHEWR AND WE WENT TO THE ADELPHI SAW HENRIETTA THE TARSAKEN? ,BAD BUSINESS MEETING MANAGERS ,CRIMSON CRIMES AND CUPID MR. REEVE.

24TH.} IN OMNIBUS TO LOMBARD STREET,HOME, MR. C TURNER BURIED AT ST. GILES CHURCH.

25TH.} SUNDAY RAIN.CHAS. EDWARDS DINED WITH US,EVENING TO HEAR IRVING FULL TO CHAPEL IN LONG ACRE FULL,TO ST. PAULS ..COV. GDS,ST. MERLINS,ST.CLEMENTS.DANES AND AS FAR AS ST. DUNSTANS.FLEET ST. WITH CHAS.

27TH.} FIRE BROKE OUT AT TYRRELLS IN LONG ACRE 3 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING.

EVENING TO LONG ACRE SAW RUINS 14 HOUSES -TO MRS. TURNERS

28TH.} WITH MR. E HALL TO WESTMINSTER HALL TO COLLINGES HOME EVENING.

29TH.} TO OXFORD STREET CORNHILL OVER BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE TO COLLINGE, MET MR. SHAW ,TO COURTS AT WESTMINSTER HALL.EVENING ALEX TAYLOR CALLED WITH HIM TO AUCTION ROOMS.

DEC.

2ND.} SUDAY MORNING 1/2 PAST 10 MET CHAS EDWARDS AT BRICKLAYERS ARMS AND WALKED TO GREENWICH TOGETHER.AFTER DINNER TOOK A WALK ON BLACKHEATH SAW MR. EDWARDS HOME TO GEORGE STREET FOR TEA.VIOLENT STORM THUNDER HAIL ,WALKED HOME.

5TH.} TOOK A WALK TO BUY FIJARO?.

6TH.} TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE SAW THE PLAY OF THE HUNCHBACK AFTER WHICH FIRST TIME GRAND BALLET OF MASSANULIO?.

8TH.} HERRIES. EVENING TO A MEETING IN DAVIES STREET OF CLO EVANS THE CANDIDATE FOR WESTMINSTER. FOR BOOKS.

10TH.} MONDAY.THE FIRST COMMENCEMENT OF THE ELECTION SINCE THE PASSING OF THE REFORM BILL .WENT TO HUSTING AT COVENT GARDEN .TO THOS HOME TO TEA.EVENING WITH THOS TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE SAW VIRGINIAS THEREDAN KHOWLES. MAYOR OF GARICOLT AND MASANIELLO

.PIT.

13TH.} EVENING TO SAVILLE HOUSE TO MEETING FOR ELECTORS IN FAVOUR OF SIR

J.SCOTT LILLIE FOR MIDDLESEX HERD MR.LAWASS? SPEAK .

21ST.} TO BAYSWATER STREET ACROSS HYDE PARK TO KENSINGTON SQUARE.

23RD.} SUNDAY TO ? FORMED CHURCH HERD BISHOP OF LONDON PREACH AND ORDAIN A QUANTITY OF PRIESTS .EVENING HOME WITH MRS.PAUL.

24TH.} EVENING TO THOS ,JAMES HODGSON OPENED WHITE SWAN EARL ST.? EVENT WENT AND SAW THEM.THE MEN DID NOT WORK AFTER TEA.

25TH.} TUESDAY .CHRISTMAS DAY,MORNING TO THOS.ST.JAMES .MR. J. HALL DINED WITH US AND EDWARD HALL CAME AFTER DINNER . CARDS.

26TH.} AFTERNOON TO B.COOPER AND TO TEA AND TO THOS .

27TH.} EVENING TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE AND SAW THE FARCE OF THE CLUTTERBUCKS AND THE SECOND REPRESENTATION OF THE CHRISTMAS PANTOMINE CALLED HARLEQUIN AND PUSS IN BOOTS WITH THE PANORAMA OF THE TRIP TO ANTWERP.

28TH.} ALEXANDER TAYLOR CALLED IN THE EVENING AND BOUGHT NEW GILT FRAME WENT WITH HINTO HODGSONS.

30TH.}` SUNDAY TO ST. JAMES CHURCH .AFTERNOON TO TEA WITH THOS ,MET MR. AND MRS. JENNY W. WYBO?? ,ON MY ARRIVAL AT HOME I FOUND MOTHER EXTREMELY ILL.

31ST.} TO MR. HERINGS TO FETCH HIM TO GIVE HIS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

 

THIS DAY ENDETH VERY DULL THROUGH MOTHERS ILLNESS BEING THE LAST IN THE EVENTFUL YEAR OF OUR LORD 1832.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIARY NO. 19.

 

 

JANUARY 1ST. 1833 TO MARCH 25TH. 1833.

 

JAN.

1ST.} EVENING TO THOS MEN LEFT OF WORK 7 0'CLOCK.

2ND.} SUSAN CAME TO SEE MOTHER .MOTHER STILL VERY ILL (MR. CURLL SEN. DIED.).EVENING TO THOS TO HODGSONS.

4TH.} MOTHER WORSE ,MORE BLOOD TAKEN FROM HER .DR. ELLIDTSON THE PHYSCIAN CAME TO SEE HER AND PRONOUNCED HER OUT OF DANGER.

5TH.} TO HERRIES AND 43 CHARING CROSS .EVENING MRS.PAUL.CALLED HER DAUGHTER SENT TO HER THIS DAY .TO J.C. R'S FOR GOLD KEY 4s-1 1/2d HOLBORN FOR RING 9s-8 1/2d.

6TH.} SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH THOS TO ST. JAMES PARK .THE PHYSCIAN CALLED TO SEE MOTHER WHOSE GETTING BETTER . EVENING TO CHARLES.

8TH.} SUSAN CALLED HOME WITH LEN?.WITH THOS TO THE OPENING OFTHE HARMONIC MEETINGS.

13TH.} SUNDAY EVENING TO HEAR MR. IRVING HERD MAN SPEAK IN THE MIDST OF PRAYER .TO ST. GILES CHURCH MET T.T. AND MRS. DALTON HOME WITH THEM .MOTHER MUCH BETTER .

14TH.} TO HERRIES AND WITH THOS AS FAR AS SOUTHAMPTON STREET TO SNOW AND PAULS STRAND AND NICHOLAS LANE .EVENING TO QUEBEC STREET.MOTHER SLOWLY

MENDING.

15TH.} TO HALKIN STREET EVENING WITH MRS. THOMAS AND FATHER TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE SAW THE NEW PIECE CALLED NELL GWYNNE OR THE PROLOGUE THE WATERMAN.MR. W. PHILLIPS SUNG "THE SEA THE SEA "AND CONCLUDED WITH THE NEW PANTOMIME OF PUSS IN BOOTS, PIT.

18TH.} FRIDAY EVENING A MAN WAS DISCOVERED IN THE CARRIAGE OF SIR JERMINGHAM AND HAD REMOVED THE PLATE GLASS OUT OF THE FRAME AND ON HIS TRYING TO ESCAPE CUT THE COACHMANS BOY IN THE ARM AND WAS CAPTURED BY MR. PLANK HEAD OFFICER WHO TOOK HIM TO MARLBO

ROUGH STREET AND HAD HIS EXAMINATION BEFORE MR. CONANT AND WAS REMANDED 'TILL MONDAY.

19TH.} MR.BAMBRIDGE DIED SUNDAY.T. MASON CALLED AND WITH HIM TO BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE .EVENING TO J. HODGSONS ,MET HIS COUSIN AND TWO SISTERS CAME HOME WITH THEM.

21ST.} TO MARLBOROUGH STREET OFFICE ,HERD ALL THE CHANGES EXAMINED AND THEN THE FINAL EXAMINATION OF JOHN JAMES THE MAN WHO BROKE OPEN THE COACH HOUSE .AND HERD HIS COMMITTAL BEFORE MR. DYER AND CONANT.EVENING WITH FK.MASON TO THE CONCERT ROOMS .SEVILLE

PALACE LEICESTER SQUARE HERD SINGING SAW THE AUTOMATAN ROPE DANCER .MR C HOMAN THE -------?ANGLAIS'S

EXTEMPO----- POETRY ON SUBJECTS PROPOSED BY THE COMPANY.

22ND.} TO CHARING CROSS TO BOOK MY PLACE FOR NORFOLK.

 

GRANDMOTHER 87 YEARS OF AGE 11TH. OF MARCH 1833.

24TH.} STARTED BY HOLT COACH ARRIVED AT STODY 1/2 PAST 9, COLD RIDE ,

SHARP FROST WIND N.E.

25TH.} TO CHUCHYARD SAW THE GRAVE BEING DUG BY GEORGE BAMBRIDGE FOR HIS

FATHER .TO SHARRINGTON SAW GRANDMOTHER .TO STODY TO DINNER .MR. BAMBRIDGE BURIED THIS DAY AGE 64 ,SAW ALL THE FAMILY ,EVENING TO SUPPER WITH MRS. PAUL.

26TH.} MARTIN BAMBRIDGE DROVE ME TO BLAKNEY IN HIS CHAISE.

27TH.} SUNDAY WITH UNCLE FITT. IN PONY CHAUISE TO WARHAM,SLEPT AT BLAKENEY.

28TH.} UNCLE FITT DROVE ME IN CHAISE TO BALE.

29TH.} UNCLE FITT DROVE ME IN CHAISE TO SHARRINGTON AND STODY .TO MRS. PAUL ,SLEPT AT MRS. BAMBRIDGE.

30TH.} STARTED BY HOLT COACH TO SHIPDHAM .FARE 5/-.

FEB.

1ST.} DEEP SNOW.

2ND.} TREMENDOUS RAIN.

4TH.} STARTED BY COACH TO LONDON ARRIVED AT 1/2 PAST 9 O'CLOCK.FARE 1-2s.

5TH.} WENT AND SAW THE KING GO IN STATE TO OPEN PARLIAMENT HOUSE.THE FIRST REFORMED PARLIAMENT .EVENING TO THOS.

6TH.} TO HOWELLS.

10TH.} SUNDAY.ST.JAMES .EVENING TO MR. IRVING'S AND TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD CHAPEL HERD REV.PARSONS FROM YORK.

14TH.} VALENTINES DAY.TO OLD BAILY HERD TRIALS.THE TRIALS OF JOHN JAMES

WAS OVER BEFORE I GOT THERE,SENTENCE 7 YEARS TRANSPORTATION.SAW THOS AND MRS TAYLOR ,WITH THEM TO NEW COURT HERD TRIALS. THE LAST ONE WAS MR. TAYLOR FOR BIGAMY-FOUND GUILTY -SENTENCE 14 YEARS TRANSPORTATION.WITH THOS AND HAD TEA IN FARRINGTON STREET. HOM

E WITH HIM.

15TH.} TO BUCOER? STREET FOR BOOKSAND TO JONES AUCTION ROOMS.

17TH.} SHROVE SUNDAY.ST.JAMES -POURED OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.EVENING TO KING STREET CHAPEL.

19TH.} EVENING TO CHARLOTTE STREET TO SEE MR. PAUL WITH INFLAMATION IN EYE.

21ST.} TO THE ROYAL ALBION THEATRE HALF PRICE PIT, -/6d SAW MASTERS RIVAL OR DAY AT BOLOGNE? AND NELL GYWNNE AND A MOST MISERABLE TURN OUT IT WAS ,BEGGARS DESCRIPTION.

23RD.} MR. T. WALLER OF HOMEWORTH DIED.

24TH.} SUNDAY.TO BAKER STREET CHAPELTO HEAR BISHOP OF CHESTER .AFTERNOON TO TEA WITH CHARLES AND MARIAN AT THOS.

25TH.} HER MAJESTY'S BIRTHDAY .FIRST DRAWING ROOM THIS SEASON ,GRAND ILLUMINATIONS ,SUSAN AND MARY ,JILL AND ELIZA PAUL DRUNK TEA WITHUS .WITH THEM TO ST. JAMES STREET AND WITH THOS TO LONG ACRE TO SEE FIRE NEXT DOOR TO ROANTREE?.

26TH.} REYNOLDS,TURNERS,TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE SAW MILLON MARQUE OF COMUS? AND THE SMILING? BOY -MISS POOLE .1/-.

28TH.} MRS.PAUL AND ELIZA DINED WITH US .AFTERNOON TO SEE THE FLEET.

EVENING TO SEE MR. PAUL CHARLOTTE STREET, VERY ILL.

MAR.

MAR.

1ST.} FRANCIS MASON OUT OF HIS APPRENTICESHIP,SERVED 4 YEARS .MR. HALL AND I WENT TO THE MARSH GATE TO MAKE INQUIRY FOR THE COUNTRY.

2ND.} TO WHITES TIMBER MERCHANT.

3RD.} SUNDAY. TO PALACE ROUND BY BIRD CAGE WALK AND WESTMINSTER.AFTERNOON FATHER AND I WALKED INTO HYDE PARK IT BEING THE FIRST FINE SUNDAY THIS SEASON.MR. AND MRS. PAUL AND ELIZA CAME TO TEA WITH US .I WENT PART WAY HOME WITH THEM .

5TH.} WITH MOTHER AND MRS.PAUL TO VERE STREET,TO QUEBEC STREET,

7TH.} TO RICHAWSOUS? SALE IN CONDUIT STREET .EVENING TO DRURY LANE THEATRE SAW ONE ACT OPERA OF DON JUAN AND THE SPOLENDID NEW BALLET OF THE SLEEPING BEAUTY -MADMSLLE. DUVERNAY.

10TH.} SUNDAY,WESTMINSTER BRIDGE ST. JAMES CHURCH .THOS AND MR. DALTON CALLED IN THE AFTERNOON WITH THEM TO HYDE PARK .HOME TO TEA.EVENING TO IRVING'S CHURCH HERD HIM FINISH HIS DISCOURSE PREVIOUS TO HIM GOING TO SCOTLAND TO MEET THE CHARGE AGAINST HI

M BY THE SCOTCH CHURCH..TO ST. GILES CHURCH.TO SUPPER WITH THOS.

11TH.} WITH MR.HALL TO COVENT GARDEN TO NEWPORT STREET AND TO FOX UNDER THE HILL STRAND.YORK MONUMENT OPENED TO THE PUBLIC,FIRST TIME THIS DAY.

12TH.} TUESDAY.I WENT TO THE SUMMIT OF THE NEW YORK MONUMENT CARLTON PLACE,FINE VIEW .CAME DOWN VERY HASTILY TO SEE THE STEAM CARRIAGE THAT WAS THEN IN CARLTON PLACE .I WENT AS FAR AS WESTMINSTER ABBEY WITH IT ,SAW THEM TAKE A FRESH SUPPLY OF WATER AND

RETURNED WITH THEM AS FAR AS CONDUIT STREET.MR. PAUL CALLED IN THE EVENING TO OXFORD STREET WITH HIM.

13TH.} TO BEAVANS LIVERY STABLES OXFORD STREET TO ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR CHAISE ,FOUND WE HAD BEEN SWINDLED OUT OF IT .

14TH.} EVENING TO THOS AND WITH HIM TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE SAW THE NEW FARCE OF THE KENTUCKIAN OR/N A TRIP TO NEW YORK IN WHICH MR. HACKETT THE AMERICAN MADE HIS APPEARANCE.THE OPERA OF FRA DIAVOLO.MRS.JONES DEPARTED THIS MORNING AGED 67 .EVENING TO

BIRDS.

16TH.} TO PORTLAND PLACE TO HEAR THE NOMINATION OF THE CANDIDATES FOR MARYLEBONE BY SIR PETER LAURIE ,HERRIES.EVENING ALONG THE STRAND.

17TH.} SUNDAY.ST.JAMES EVENING TOIRVINGS KING STREET CHAPEL. HEAVY RAIN THE WHOLE DAY.

18TH.} TO LIQUOR POND STREET SAW HOUSE FIRE.

20TH.} TO BR. BREWER STREET.TO ST. ANNES CHURCH TO HEAR REV. HUGH McNEAL.

21ST.} TOOK OMNIBUS TO LYME SQUARE LOMBARD STREET .EVENING WITH FATHER TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE SAW THE MERCHANT OF VENICE -SHYLOCK MR. E. KEAN .FARCE OF A NABOB FOR AN HOUR AND COMUS. PIT 3/6d.

THE LAST TIME KEAN PERFORMED HE MADE ONE MORE ATTEMPT AT OTHELLO BUT FAILED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PERFORMANCE.

24TH.} SUNDAY .ST.JAMES .MRS.JONES BURIED AT ST. ANNES .EVENING- SNOW.

TO KING STREET CHAPEL.

25TH.} MR. BEAUMONT BROOK STREET DIED.

 

END OF THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR OF OUR LORD .1833.

 

DIARY NO. 20.

 

MARCH 27TH. 1833 TO JUNE 3RD. 1833

 

COMMENENCEMENT OF THE SECOND QUARTER OF THE YEAR.

MAR.

27TH.} TO NICHOLAS LANE.

28TH.} TO ST. PAULS CHURCH YARD MET MR. PAUL.

29TH.} AS ABOVE.WITH THOS TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE SAW ORATORIO ISRAELITES IN EGYPT OR PASSAGE OF THE RED SEA.

31ST.,} SUNDAY .TOOK A WALK THROUGH HYDE PARK TO ST. MARY LEBONE CHURCH HERD BISHOP OF BANGOR .AFTERNOON WITH FATHER .TO ST.JAMES AND HYDE PARKS.EVENING WITH MR. HALL TO HEAR MR. IRVING FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HE WAS DEPRIVED OF HIS GOWN.

APR.

1ST.} EVENING TO THOS -HEAVY RAIN.

3RD.} MOTHER WENT TO TEA WITH SUSAN AND THEN TO ST. GILES CHURCH ,I WENT AND FETCHED HER HOME.

5TH.} GOOD FRIDAY A REMARKABLE FINE DAY .AFTERNOON TOOK A WALK TO ST. JAMES PARK .

7TH.} EASTER SUNDAY -OVER WESTMINSTER BRIDGE,IT BEING A MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY ,I, ACCORDING TO CUSTOM TOOK A PLEASANT WALK TO GREENWICH .SAW WILLIAM EDWARDS IN THE FAIR .SAW THE SPANISH DWARF 25 INCHES HIGH.-TO THE WATER SIDE .

8TH.} TO THE PARK .UP HAMPSTEAD HILL AND FROM THERE TO GEORGE STREET .TOOK A WALK WITH SOPHIA EDWARDS TO FAIR. STARTED 1/2 PAST 9 BY COACH FOR LONDON.

9TH.} RAIN.

11TH.} TO OXFORD STREET .TREMENDOUS HAIL STORM.

13TH.} TO HERRIES MET CHARLES IN CONDUIT STREET,EVENING WITH FATHER TO THE QUADRANT TO BUY A HAT,TO THOS -NOT WELL.

14TH.} THE DAY APPOINTED BY THE CHURCH FOR A GENERAL THANKSGIVING AND FORM OF PRAYER THROUGHOUT ALL ENGLAND FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE CHOLERA MORBIUS .I WENT TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY IN THE MORNING HERD BISHOP OF LITCHFIELD AND COVENTRY ,THEN TO ST. JAMES HER

D BISHOP OF LONDON PREACH.EVENING TO KING STREET CHOPLE .MRS. HART DIED THIS DAY.

15TH.} HAIL, SNOW, RAIN.

16TH.} THE KING ANNOUNCED THAT HER MAJESTY WAS A GOING TO DRURY LANE .I WENT AND FOUND THROUGH THE ILLNESS OF THE PERFORMERS THE THEATRE WAS CLOSED UNTILL SATURDAY NEXT,TO THOS SAW MRS.JENNINGS ,THEN WITH THOS TO THE CONCERT ROOMS LEICESTER SQUARE.

19TH.} BOUGHT BOOKS.

20TH.} TO HERRIES BOUGHT BLACK SILK KERCHIEF IN REGENTS STREET 4/6d.

21ST.} SUNDAY.ST.JAMES AFTERNOON BY MYSELF TO HYDE PARK ,FATHER NOT WELL ENOUGH TO GO OUT .EVENING TO THOS MET MR. W .WYBROO HAMMOND.

25TH.} TO DRURY LANE THEATRE SAW LOVE IN A VILLAGE CONCERT -CHIMNEY PIECE THE WATERMAN FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. AND MRS. WOOD.

26TH.} WITH THOS TO A MEETING AT THE ROBIN HOOD HOLBORN.

28TH.} SUNDAY ST. JAMES AFTERNOON FATHER AND I TOOK A WALK AS FAR AS EYRE ARMS TAVERN M,EVENING TO IRVINGS.

30TH.} TO THE NEW CLERKENWELL PRISON.

MAY.

2ND.} TO HARLEY STREET,PRINCESS STREET,EVENING TO TURNERS .TO ASTLEY HALF PRICE SAW HORSEMANS HIP ,MET THOS THERE.

4TH.} MRS. DEAN BURIED .STARTED 1 0'CLOCK BY TOLWORTH COACH .FARE 1/6d.

WALKED THROUGH TWICKENHAM TO TEDDINGTON ,WENT TO MR. SHEFFIELDS HOUSE CAME TO TOWN BY THE SUMBURY COACH 2/- ,ARRIVED AT 6 O'CLOCKHAD MY TEA STARTED WITH PHAETON 7 O'CLOCK ARRIVED AGAIN AT TIDBURY? 10 O'CLOCK.

5TH.} SUNDAY .SLEPT AT THE CLARENCE ARMS ,AFTER BREAKFAST I WALKED ACROSS BUSHEY PARK A DISTANCE OF 1 1/2 MILES TO HAMPTON COURT WENT AS FAR AS THE BRIDGE AND RETURNED BY 10 O'CLOCK.SAW MR. Jd..STARTED TO LONDON WITH

PHAETON AT 12 O'CLOCK .EVENING TOOK A WALK -FATHER LAID UP WITH THE GOUT.THE WEATHER THIS DAY WAS REMARKABLY FINE .

6TH.} TO MARKS, HERRIES, EVENING TO REYNOLDS.----OMITTED STATING ON THE 3Rd.THAT I ATTENDED A MOST EXTENSIVE MEETING IN THE GREAT ROOM ,CROWN AND ANCHOR STRAND.RESPECTING THE ELECTION OF COL.EVANS IN PLACE OF HOBHOUSE ,MR. HALL CAME WITH ME.

10TH.} COL. EVANS RETURNED FOR WESTMINSTER.

11TH.} HERRIES ,TO MOCLEY'S? HOTEL SAW THEM CHAIRING COL. EVANS.

12TH.} SUNDAY,FATHER AND I WENT ON OUR FIRST SUMMER EXCURSION BY THE HERO STEAMER TO GRAVESEND AND RETURNED BY THE SAME PACKET.

13TH.} REYNOLDS, BIRDS,MEETING(MUTINY ?) IN COLD BATH FIELDS.POLICEMAN

STABBED .MR. KEAN THE CELEBRATED TRAGEDIAN DIED AT RICHMOND 9 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING .

15TH.} HIS FIRST APPEARANCE 1814 LONDON STAGE ,SALARY AVERAGE 9,000 A YEAR FOR 20 YEARS.

18TH.} TO HALKIN STREET AND HERRIES .SAW THEIR MAJESTIES LEAVE TOWN FOR WINDSOR 4 O'CLOCK.

19TH.} SUNDAY TOM WESTMINSTER ABBEY HERD BISHOP OF GLOUCESTER,THEN TO ST. JAMES AND HERD DR. PHILPOTTS-THE BISHOP OF EXETER PREACH.AFTERNOON HEAVY RAIN.EVENING TOOK A WALK TO MILLBANK AND ROUND BY PIMBLICO.

20TH.} RODE TO CORNHILL.EVENING FATHER AND I WENT TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE SAW TRAGEDY OF MACBETH BY MR. MACREADY .MRS. BARTLEY TOOK HER FAREWELL OF THE STAGE -PERFECTION OR THE LADY OF MUNSTER .MADAM VESTRIES AND LA SYLPHIDE BY MADSLLE TAGLIONI .PIT

3/6d.

25TH.} MR.KEAN BURIED AT RICHMOND THIS DAY .

26TH.} WHIT SUNDAY .FATHER AND I WENT ON BOARD THE HARLEQUIN ,STARTED 1/4 PAST 9 -GRAVESEND 1/2 PAST 11 ,PASSED THE NORE LIGHT AND ARRIVED AT THE SURPRISING NEW PIER WHICH IS 3,600 FEET LONG 1/4 PAST 3 -WENT ON SHORE STARTED 1/4 TO 5 ,IN A VERY HEAVY S

EA ,REACHED THE NORE 1/4 PAST 6, ARRIVED AT ST. KATHERINES 1/4 PAST 11.

27TH.} WHIT MONDAY.FINE DAY .EVENING TO DRURY LANE THEATRE SAW 1 ACT OF

LORD OF THE MANOR HERD MADAMSELLE PASTA-MALIBRAN BRAHAM??.WITH PLAY OF INKLE AND YARICO FOR THE BENIFIT OF MR. HARLEY.

28TH.} WHIT TUESDAY.VERY FINE DAY TO TURNERS OVER WATERLOO BRIDGE 1/2 PAST 2 WALKED TO GREENWICH BY 4 O'CLOCK RODE HOME .

29TH.} HARPERS MR. ATKINSON CAME TO LONDON SAW HIM AT THOS.

30TH.} HERRIES AND WITH ANN AND EMMA FRANKLIN TO ASTLEYS SAW THE TROJAN WAR .CHINESE FETE'S HORSE RIDINGS (SAT ? THE TIME WAS ON THE STAGE )

31ST.} CHARLES EDWARDS CALLED IN THE EVENING .

JUN.

1ST.} SOUTHEYS.PENNEYS. HERRIES CORK STREET ,EVENING TO THOS.

2ND.} SUNDAY .TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY ,WESTMINSTER BRIDGE AND TO THE NEW HUNGERFORD MARKET .AFTERNOON WITH FATHER ANN AND ?.FRANKLIN TO ST. PAULS TO LONDON BRIDGE AND CITY ROAD .RODE TO KINGS CROSS-HOME TO TEA .EVENING TO KING STREET CHAPEL ,MET CHARLES

IN REGENT STREET .

3RD.} EVENING TO COVENT GARDEN THEATRE SAW THE LAST ACT OF LORD OF

THE MANOR .THE DASHING SARJEANT ,MADAM VESTRIES ROLAND FOR AN OLIVER .