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Henry Ashmole Diary Business Notes

Builder

Wednesday 10th February 1864; "Ash Wednesday of 1st day of Lent. Sent Mr Moore his account for repairs at 5 Houses between the White Horse & Angel Inns"

Tuesday 16th February 1864; "Began the long drain at Chadwell a 1ft barrel drain; it will have about a 2ft 9" fall in about 252 feet"

Thursday 10th March 1864; "Began Cottages at Chadwell for Mr. Higgs"

Friday 1st April 1864; "Bricks rose in Hill’s field to 38/-"

Monday 4th April 1864; Went to... sale at ‘Red Lion’ in the afternoon"

Saturday 9th April 1864; “Went to Beam River Bridge in the morning”

Tuesday 10th May 1864; “Father & I went to [Romford] to see cottages…”

Wednesday 11th May 1864; "We shored up the paint shop during the day previous to the Cottages adjoining being pulled down by ‘Withers’; I think it will be a vast improvement.  Venables would not buy the ground that the shop stands on HA"

Monday 23rd May 1864; "Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove…NB Mr. Withers began pulling down the old cottages next to us for Mr. Venables"

Tuesday 31st May 1864; Wrote to Mr. Champness about houses at Dagenham"

Tuesday 7th June 1864; "Wrote to Holgate of Dagenham"

Thursday 9th June 1864; "Wrote to Fairlie & Co., Woodland & Co, Mr. H. Thompson & Mr Champness of Lee Kent about Houses at Dagenham"

Saturday 11th June 1864; "Had a talk to Mr. Hall abt bill paying he promises to pay the same as soon as possible. Gas bills for Bridges signed by the Magistrates at the Gaol"

Friday 17th June 1864; "I went to Romford in the morning to see about job at Como Cottages. Father went to London. Willie came home from School; we went to the Cemetery in the afternoon.  A grand wedding took place at Romford"

Wednesday 22nd June 1864; "Went to Romford in the morning; setting out house at Cauliflower in the afternoon. Mr. Durroch came here at tea time to give me the order for levelling ground & putting up fence at Chadwell Heath"

Thursday 23rd June 1864; "Began last cottage at the Cauliflower "

Wednesday 29th June 1864; “…went to Little Heath & Chadwell Heath”

Wednesday 6th July 1864; “Went to the Cauliflower in the

Thursday 7th July 1864; “I went to Chadwell in the morning”

Tuesday 12th July 1864; "Sundry jobs at home went to Cauliflower in the afternoon"

Thursday 14th July 1864; "…went to the new Cottage at Cauliflower in the afternoon"

Wednesday 3rd August 1864; "Took a Bricklayer named Bruce on at the Cauliflower Cottage. N.B. A left-handed man"

Friday 5th August 1864; "…went to Mr. Charrington’s & he paid me my bill. I went to the gaol in the morning"

Thursday 11th August 1864; "My deals came from Dawson’s, & were all unloaded this day Mr. Chambers came for an order & payments of account, after which we went & had 4 games of Billiards & then he drove off to South Ockendon"

Saturday 27th August 1864; "Returned from Tunbridge after a splendid week’s holiday: paid the men as usual in the evening"

Tuesday 30th August 1864; " Called on Potter for money & he promised to bring it on Friday or Saturday next"

Wednesday 31st August 1864; "…made one or two bills out &c"

Friday 2nd September 1864; "Potter either coming to-day or tomorrow to pay bill (HA) He came neither day"

Thursday 8th September 1864; "Had my oak brought from the Wharf"

Thursday 15th September 1864; Had my hair cut, & went to the Cauliflower in the morning &c &c: Went to the Cemetery in the afternoon &c"

Tuesday 20th September 1864; "…various jobs went to the New Cottage at Cauliflower"

Friday 23rd September 1864; "Cleaned the office out"

Thursday 29th September 1864; "Went to London for sundry things"

Friday 30th September 1864; "Went to the New Cottage in the morning & the Cemetery in the afternoon"

Saturday 8th October 1864; "Got roof on Cottage at Cauliflower, sent off slates & guttering &c for do"

Monday 10th October 1864; "Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove in the morning & afternoon. My men put a good substantial cast iron Column in gateway under the settlement close to the Larder"

Wednesday 12th October 1864; "Went to Burgess’s at Chadwell Heath in the morning. Father got the troughing finished at the New Cottage"

Tuesday 18th October 1864; "Went to the Cauliflower in the morning & sundry jobs at home; repaired Garret window in the afternoon"

Wednesday 19th October 1864; "Began to build a new wall in front of 11 & 12 Aldboro Cottages – a very bad settlement"

Saturday 22nd October 1864; "Went to Cauliflower in the afternoon"

Tuesday 25th October 1864; "Went to the New Cottage in the morning & the Cemetery in the afternoon"

Thursday 27th October 1864; "Went to the Cauliflower & sundry jobs during the day"

Friday 28th October 1864; "Went to New Cottage in morning & sundry jobs, & Cemetery in the afternoon"

Saturday 29th October 1864; "Very busy all day, walked to New Cottage in the afternoon"

Tuesday 1st November 1864; "Went to the Cauliflower in morning. Sale at the Angel in the afternoon…A load of scaffolding taken to Ilford Church & began operations there"

Wednesday 2nd November 1864; "Began getting the scaffolding up to take down spire of Ilford Church; new tower to be erected at the expense of friends & relations of the late J. Davis  Esq. of Cranbrooke Park. Went to the Cauliflower before breakfast, sundry jobs after, went to the Cemetery in the afternoon"

Thursday 3rd November 1864; "…went to the New Cottage"

Friday 4th November 1864; "I went to Cauliflower in the morning & the Cemetery in the afternoon"

Saturday 5th November 1864; "…went to New Cottage in the afternoon; paid men"

Tuesday 8th November 1864; "…Paid major part of Hill’s bill"

Wednesday 9th November 1864; "I went to Stratford in the morning to pay bills etc &c; sundry jobs in the afternoon...Mr. Hatton died"

Thursday 10th November 1864; "Went to the New Cottage in the morning; & Stratford & East Ham with Harry in the afternoon"

Friday 11th November 1864; "Put away Elm boards in morning & brushing do…Went to Cauliflower in the morning & went down with a Gentleman about the same to see 3 Hainault Terrace just before dinner, he liked it very well"

Thursday 17th November 1864; "Went to the Cauliflower in the afternoon"

Tuesday 22nd November 1864; "Father went to London. I was busy in Office in the morning; Went to the Cemetery in the afternoon"

Thursday 24th November 1864; "Walked to the new Cottage in the morning, calling at Mr. Tabrum’s to see Dines"

Saturday 26th November 1864; "…Went up to the top of the ‘Red Lion’ to look at roof in afternoon"

Tuesday 29th November 1864; "Went to Chadwell Heath in the morning, unloaded stone &c in the afternoon"

Wednesday 30th November 1864; "Went to London on business, had my likeness taken again…"

Thursday 1st December 1864; "…Mr. Scott gave me an order to repair the roof & gutters & the ‘Red Lion’, Went in the afternoon to Chadwell Heath"

Saturday 3rd December 1864; "Went to New Cottage in the morning, & made out bill for County in the afternoon…Margaret Haws died early this morning, she broke a blood vessel on the lungs a little time ago & never rallied since"

Tuesday 6th December 1864; "Went to new Cottage before breakfast, & C. Heath afterwards"

Wednesday 7th December 1864; "Began job at Red Lion"

Friday 9th December 1864; "Formed an enclosed passage along our right of way next Venables’ Cottages, it most decidedly belongs to us, & we do it therefore tp prevent any unpleasantnesses from the Beer Shop next door…I worked late in Office…Margaret Hawes was buried. Mr. Lawson came into no 3 Hainault Terrace; he took it of Mr. Jermyn"

Tuesday 13th December 1864; "Put elm boards away; & sundry jobs all day"

Wednesday 14th December 1864; "Made up Xmas bills in Ledgers, went to the Cemetery &c &c"

Saturday 17th December 1864: "’Lines displeased me in going, without any consent, to ‘Bundle’s Fl yesterday just because he was asked to go. Busy all day with sundry jobs"

Tuesday 20th December 1864; "…Cleared things away from the New Cottage in the morning & sundry jobs in the afternoon"

Wednesday 21st December 1864; "Busy at home all day…Nothing much doing in my business now. All finished at New Cottage with the exception of the painting"

Thursday 22nd December 1864; "Went to the Cauliflower in the morning, making up books the remainder of the day"

Friday 23rd December 1864; "…making up books all the morning, went to Cauliflower in the afternoon"

Saturday 24th December 1864; "Sharpening Joe’s old Saw & doing job for HWA…I was busy at home all day"

Wednesday 28th December 1864; "…Mr. W. Hedger called in in the evening to pay Father some money. I went to the Cemetery in the morning & got a ride home in Mr. Emery's cart"

Thursday 29th December 1864; "I took the water out of my gas pipe ‘Benton’s horse & cart ran against the gate post, making out bills"

Friday 30th December 1864; "Busy in my Office all day"

Saturday 31st December 1864; "Busy making bills &c & getting things ready to go to Dagenham & sundry jobs during the day"

Cemetery

Friday 29th January 1864; "Went to London with Father to draw the Cemetery accounts at Guildhall; & to pay some bills round & about London"

Saturday 30th January 1864; "Busy day. Went to the Cemetery in the afternoon to pay for work done, there during the last half year"

Monday 1st February 1864; “Went to ... the Cemetery in the afternoon”

Wednesday 3rd February 1864; "Write to Druitt about tomb"

Saturday 13th February 1864; “I went to G. Gearies in the evening [Charington Family]”

Monday 15th February 1864; “… to Great Gearies in the evening”

Saturday 20th February 1864; “Went to Funeral of Mr. Charington’s Child at Barkingside”

Friday 25th March 1864; "Good Friday; went to Chapel in the morning & Mrs. Brand’s Funeral in the afternoon &
Chapel in the evening"

Thursday 31st March 1864; "Went to Mr. Banham’s Funeral in the afternoon & was paid for the same in the evening by the Executors"

Monday 11th April 1864; "Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove in the morning, & to the Cemetery in the afternoon (with 200 stakes)"

Monday 25th April 1864; “Went to... the Cemetery in the afternoon”

Saturday 30th April 1864; "Went to the Cemetery in the morning"

Sunday 1st May 1864; "I went to Church in the morning & funeral in the afternoon & Chapel in the evening"

Wednesday 1st June 1864; "I walked to the Cemetery in the afternoon"

Thursday 16th June 1864; "Went to Cemetery, G. Grove & L. Ilford in the morning"

Thursday 23rd June 1864; "On our return, heard the awful news of Mrs. Davis’s death which took place at ¼ to 11 this morning: very well the previous night & had an apoplectic fit attended with paralysis at about 3 in the morning & at the time above named was a corpse. Went to take measurements & directions for funeral which is to take place next Tuesday at 3 o’clock"

Friday 24th June 1864; "Frank…went with me yesterday to Cranbrook & to Mr. Bertie’s at the latter place he waited outside in the rain for 2 hours but fortunately caught no cold. I went to the Churchyard to see about Vault for Mrs. Davis, went on to Mr. Bertie’s house. Frank went with me to the Cemetery: Mr. Davis still very ill. We took Coffin home to Cranbrook"

Saturday 25th June 1864; "Went to Church Yard, busy arranging matters for Funeral, soldered down in the evening, there till 10 o’clock"

Monday 27th June 1864; " took oak Coffin to Cranbrooke Park in the evening"

Tuesday 28th June 1864; "Funeral of Mrs. Davis took place at Ilford Church at 3 o’clock, went off very satisfactorily; had a dinner at the Angel afterwards. 17 mourners followed in mourning Coaches & their own carriages"

Friday 8th July 1864; "Sundry jobs in the morning; a very hurried dinner & tea: on account of being called away to repair lead Coffin in Catacombs at the Cemetery for Mr. Potter"

Saturday 9th July 1864; "Mr. Graves died…was very busy all day; writing plate on lead Coffin & going in with the same It was the first one on lead that I had written"

Thursday 14th July 1864; "Went in the morning to solder Mr. Grave’s down & take the base in"

Friday 15th July 1864; "Mr. Grave’s Funeral passed off very well"

Saturday 16th July 1864; "Clearing away after the Funeral"

Wednesday 27th 1864; "Went to London to take the Cemetery account at Guildhall, & pay bills & sundry jobs in Do"

Monday 15th August 1864; "Mr. Davies of Cranbrooke died at ¼ past 4 AM. I went home with Coffin in the evening. Went to Romford in the morning, & G. Grove in the afternoon"

Tuesday 16th August 1864; "Busy in the morning arranging about funeral. Went to Gaol & Cemetery in the afternoon…I was obliged to be out to go with Barnes to solder Mr. Davis down in the evening"

Wednesday 17th August 1864; "Took Case in to Cranbrooke"

Thursday 18th August 1864; "Mr. Davis’s Funeral. Go & see the Lieutenant Colonel at 10 o’clock AM. The
Funeral went off very well. There was the Hearse & 5 Morning Coaches & Vans & 4 Private Carriages"

Tuesday 30th August 1864; "Went to Cemetery in the morning & Little Heath & Mark’s Gate in the afternoon"

Thursday 1st September 1864; "Sundry jobs in the morning; went to the Cemetery in the afternoon. The poor partridges have been slaughtered today"

Saturday 3rd September 1864; "Went to the Cemetery in the morning & sundry jobs in the afternoon"

Saturday 10th September 1864; "Went to the Cemetery in the morning"

Wednesday 14th September 1864; "Went to the Cemetery in the morning & sundry jobs in the afternoon"

Friday 16th September 1864; "Went to Cemetery in the morning. Got orders from Mr. Stacey, Made out bill for Mr. Graves’s Funeral"

Wednesday 21st September 1864; "I went to Cranbrook & the Cauliflower"

Thursday 22nd September 1864; "Mr. Smith’s Sale of house furniture: at Carolspring Farm, near Wellingboro to take place…Mr. Graves sent me a check for Funeral"

Wednesday 28th September 1864; "…Went to Cemetery in the morning"

Wednesday 5th October 1864; "I went to the Cemetery in the morning & sundry jobs in the afternoon"

Friday 7th October 1864; "I went to the Cemetery & Cauliflower in the afternoon"

Thursday 13th October 1864; "Miss M.C. Barrow died at ¼ past 6PM"

Thursday 20th October 1864; "Went to Abridge to Funeral of Miss C.M. Barrow…"

Friday 21st October 1864; "Went to the Cemetery & the Cauliflower in the morning, sundry jobs in the afternoon"

Saturday 19th November 1864; "A busy day tomorrow; getting things ready for Funerals, sundry jobs about…G.Breens given up sawing & going to work at Mr. Wither’s as a  Carpenter"

Sunday 20th November 1864; "I provided things for 4 Funerals at Ilford Church. Went there in the morning"

Friday 2nd December 1864; "Went to Chadwell Heath in the morning, made a small coffin the afternoon &c"

Tuesday 6th December 1864; "Made Cemetery accounts in the afternoon"

Wednesday 7th December 1864; "Silcock died at ½ past 2 this morning he will a great loss to his family"

Thursday 8th December 1864; "…made out Cemetery bill & sundry jobs"

Saturday 10th December 1864; "Finished Cemetery bill amounting to £140-12-6d, wrote plate, went to Chadwell in afternoon…& sundry jobs during day"

Thursday 15th December 1864; "Got things out for Miss Mumford’s Funeral (Breens) & sundry other jobs"

Friday 16th December 1864; "Went to the Cemetery in the morning & Chadwell & Little Heaths in the afternoon"

Food & Drink

Tuesday 4th October 1864; "I thrashed the Walnuts"

Thursday 6th October 1864; "Father racked our orange & Ginger wine off, it turns out good"

Gaol

Wednesday 8th June 1864; "Went to Beam River Bridge & the Gaol with Mr. Geo. Low"

Tuesday 14th June 1864; "Went to London in the morning for ropes & inquire about galvanised iron tub for the gaol"

Thursday 30th June 1864; "J. Peacock went with Father & Willie to Leyton to see a Cottage…I went to London about pipes at Gaol, went to the Sale of 4 Cottages at G. Grove & Cooper’s house at Ilford next to Philpott’s; Withers bought all"

Friday 1st July 1864; "I went to Romford in the afternoon, & to the Gaol measuring for pipes in the morning"

Tuesday 5th July 1864; "Went to London (took Barnes) about pipes for Gaol in the morning"

Wednesday 20th July 1864; "Began the water job at the Gaol…Went to the Gaol in the afternoon"

Friday 22nd July 1864; "Went to the Gaol"

Tuesday 9th August 1864; "I went to the Gaol in the afternoon"

Friday 12th August 1864; "Went to the Gaol"

Wednesday 7th September 1864; "Went up to the Gaol with a bill & round by the Cemetery"

Saturday 24th September 1864; "…Mr. Stock (County Surveyor) came down to Ilford Gaol to arrange about new Bench Room. I went to meet him by the ½ past 10 Train, but he came from Forest Gate or Stratford it was a ‘take in’"

Hunsdon Business

Thursday 28th July 1864; "Went to Gaol & Cemetery in the morning; paid Mr. S. & to Romford in the afternoon. Father made some important discoveries as regards the landed estates of Mrs. Hunsdon; who gives up all when married again: which marriage was solemnised at St. George’s Hanover Square on the 30 th June 1861 between Elizabeth Eustace Hunsdon & Henri Cornu; the witnesses to the marriage were Mr. & Mrs. Stephens of Duke of Grosvenor Square."

Friday 29th July 1864; "Father went with Aunt Bessy to deliver the tenants of Mr.s Hunsdon notice not to pay her any more rents on account of her being married to Monsieur Cornu;  there were 20 or more notices all drawn up by M. Griffin"

Monday 1st August 1864; "Old Ladt Hunsdon’s alias Cornu’s day to go to receive her rents from the various places; but she will be wonderfully taken in. James & Harry Brown went with me to Romford & Greenhill Grove"

Thursday 4th August 1864; "Mr. Griffin saw Father & he told him that he had had a letter from Mrs. Cornu’s Solicitor requesting a Copy of the will as ahe had lost hers & they thought she had made a mistake & married (but that’s all stuff)"

Monday 5th September 1864; "Went to Romford in the morning took E. Brown with me; & G. Grove & the Cemetery in the afternoon & took J. Brown with me…Bust about a packing case for a removal in the evening… Had authority from Madam Cornu’s Solicitor to begin collecting the rents, & Father arranged with Harry about collecting, & he is going to introduce HWA to the tenants tomorrow afternoon"

Tuesday 6th September 1864; "Father & HWA went to get what money they could from Mrs. Hunsdon’s late tenants, they succeeded in getting a little they returned about 7PM"

Tuesday 27th September 1864; "Father went to Edgeware to get some rent due & could not find Mrs. Milbourne; made all enquiries possible"

Friday 18th November 1864; "Went to Dagenham, to see houses of late belonging to Mrs. Hunsdon (now Madame Cornu). I went to ascertain & see about a well & repairs to roof at 7 Cottages at do for the parties interested"

Property Buyer

Tuesday 19th April 1864; "Father and I went for a delightful drive to Chigwell to see the ‘plots of land’ for Sale on the common in close approximation to the Bald Hind & home round Woodford; enjoyed it amazingly"

Wednesday 20th April 1864; "Father went to the Sale of Land at Chigwell at the White Hart Romford & bought Lot 5 & gave £17.3.0 for the trees thereon & for the Lot he gave £270"

Thursday 21st April 1864; "Father, Uncle Henry, Aunt Maria; & Kate went to see his new piece of ground at Chigwell"

Tuesday 26th April 1864; "Sold the piece of land bought at Chigwell Row to Messrs Ind Coope at £50 profit had the balance of land at Chadwell paid him by Mr. Durroch viz £290.  Mrs. Higgs paid me £100 for small cottage"

Thursday 28th April 1864; "Went to Stratford to pay bills & the Cemetery in the afternoon; Father went to see the land for sale per Messrs Debenham Pewson near Bromley in Kent at   place called Shortlands"

Wednesday 4th May 1864; "Father went to Romford & bought at Sale (by Mr. Champness) 4 nice Cottages & 1 plot of land containing 1acre 1.roods 1rod. he gave £440 for the Cottages & £360 for the Ground (in all £800)"

Tuesday 21st June 1864; "Father went to London to pay for Cottages at Romford"

Friday 8th July 1864; "Father went to settle for piece of land at Romford he paid Mr. Champness balance of £288"

Wednesday 27th 1864; "Father sold ¼ of the land at Romford to Mr. Snow"

Thursday 4th August 1864; "Father went to a Sale by Daniel Sons & Oaklley at Guildhall Coffee Rooms of the Estate of Nelson’s &c at Chadwell Heath, he went with the intention of buying if the lots went reasonable, but they sold very dear, consequently he was no purchaser, Philpott bought a £1600 lot & S. Pedley Esq. bought several lots; the house of Nelson was bought in. I went with Harry to measure 3 fields at Perkins Aldborough Hatch; we finished two, & began a third but it got too dark to finish it, so we returned home. I drove our pony.


Rent Collector

Monday 4th January 1864; “Went to Romford and Greenhill Grove in the morning”

Monday 11th January 1864; “Went to Romford & Little Ilford”

Monday 18th January 1864; “Went to Romford & Little Ilford

Monday 25th January 1864; “Went to Romford & Green Hill Grove”

Monday 1st February 1864; "Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove in the morning & the cemetery in the afternoon…Busy in the Office till past 8PM & spent from 9 o'clock at the ‘Angel’ "

Monday 8th February 1864; “Went to Romford; & Greenhill Grove &c”

Monday 15th February 1864; “…Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove”Monday 22nd February 1864; “Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove as usual – had a good collection”Monday 29th February 1864; “Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove”

Monday 7th March 1864; “Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove”

Monday 14th March 1864; “Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove, had a lovely drive”

Saturday 19th March 1864; “Went to London & Chadwell Heath”

Monday 21st March 1864; “Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove”

Thursday 24th March 1864; “Went to Chadwell &c”

Monday 28th March 1864 Easter; “Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove”

Monday 4th April 1864; “Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove in the morning”

Monday 11th April 1864; “Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove in the morning, & to the Cemetery in the afternoon”

Monday 18th April 1864; “Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove”

Monday 25th April 1864; "Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove & the Cemetery in the afternoon"

Monday 2nd May 1864; "Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove"

Monday 9th May 1864; “Went to Romford in the morning did not get home till past 2. To Greenhill Grove in the afternoon”

Thursday 12th May 1864; “Went to Chadwell in the afternoon”

Wednesday 16th May 1864; "Whit Monday. Tommy Low returned with me last night & he & I went to Romford in the morning & Greenhill Grove in the afternoon & the Cemetery in do. Tommy went to the fair in the Evening. Had supper at the ‘Angel’"

Monday 23rd May 1864; “Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove”

Monday 30th May 1864; “Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove in the morning”

Monday 6th June 1864; "Went to Romford & G.Grove; & Cemetery in the afternoon"

Monday 6th June 1864; “Went to Romford & G. Grove & Cemetery in the afternoon”

Monday 13th June 1864; “Went to Romford & Greenhill Grove”

Thursday 16th June 1864; “Went to the Cemetery, G. Grove & L. Ilford in the morning”

Monday 20th June 1864; “I went to Romford in the morning & g. Grove in the afternoon”

Thursday 23rd June 1864; "Went to Romford to be introduced to the tenants of the new cottages at do & I begin to collect on Monday next"

Monday 27th June 1864; “Went to ‘Romford Cottages’ for the first collection & Greenhill Grove in the afternoon”

Monday 4th July 1864; “...went to Romford in the morning...&…to G. Grove in the afternoon”

Monday 11th July 1864; "Went to Romford & G. Grove, with Willie"

Monday 18th July 1864; "Willie & I went to Romford & G. Grove"

Monday 25th July 1864; "Went to Romford; G. Grove & Cemetery &c"

Monday 8th August 1864; "Henry Brown went with me to Romford in the morning & G. Grove in the afternoon"

Monday 29th August 1864; "Went to Romford in the morning & Cemetery, G. Grove & Gaol in the afternoon"

Monday 12th September 1864; "Went to Romford in the morning, Jenny went with me…Aunt Mary…went with me to G. Grove & the Cemetery in the afternoon"

Monday 19th September 1864; "Went to Romford in the morning Jenny accompanied me; & Sarah Hunsdon went with me to G. Grove in the afternoon & from thence to the Cemetery: called at  the Gaol on my road home…We let Mr. Nichol’s house No 3 Hainault Terrace"

Monday 26th September 1864; "Went to Romford in the morning & Greenhill Grove, Cemetery & Mr. Davis’s in the afternoon"

Monday 3rd October 1864; "Went to Romford in the Morning & Greenhill Grove & the Cemetery in the afternoon…Father kindly paid the men for me on Saturday night"

Monday 17th October 1864; "Went to Romford in the morning…went to Greenhill Grove, Cemetery & Gaol in the afternoon got home just at tea time"

Monday 24th October 1864; "Went to Romford in the morning & G.Grove & the Cemetery in the afternoon"

Monday 31st October 1864; "Went to Romford in the morning, & G.Grove  & Cemetery in the afternoon"

Monday 7th November 1864; "Went to Romford in the morning M. Low went with me & to the Cemetery in the afternoon also Greenhill Grove & the Gaol"

Monday 14th November 1864; "Kate Low went with me to Romford in the morning; M. Low went to G. Grove & Cemetery with me in the afternoon"

Tuesday 15th November 1864; "Went to Chadwell Heath in the morning…New Cottage &c in the afternoon & Sundries"

Wednesday 16th November 1864; "I was busy about home all morning. Jenny came to dinner & went with me to Chadwell Heath after"

Monday 21st November 1864; "Went to Romford in the morning & Greenhill Grove in the afternoon"

Wednesday 23rd November 1864; "Went to Chadwell Heath in the morning & sundries at home in the afternoon"

Friday 25th November 1864; "Went to Chadwell Heath in morning, Hope Cottage & the ‘Rabbits’ Gaol &c in the afternoon"

Monday 28th November 1864; "Went to Romford in the morning & G. Grove in the afternoon"

Monday 5th December 1864; "Went to Romford in the morning & G. Grove & the Cemetery in the afternoon…Mr. Withers has quite finished these cottages & beershop next to us for ‘Venables’"

Monday 12th December 1864; "I went to Romford in the morning & G. Grove in the afternoon"

Monday 19th December 1864: "I went to Romford in the morning & Greenhill Grove in the afternoon"

Monday 26th December 1864; "We kept Christmas Day. I went to Romford & Greenhill Grove before dinner, got home by ½ past 1 had dinner at about 2PM"





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