Tuesday 1 Cold freezing weather.
Wednesday 2 Freezing. Had a letter from Eliza in
Thursday 3 Freezing. With Owen sharpening the blades
of the mill.
Friday 4 With Owen finishing with the mill. Freezing
hard. Sent a letter to Eliza.
Saturday 5 At Pwllmelyn moving the gorse mill.
Sunday 6 John Elias Pwllheli at 2 and 6.
Monday 7 Had a letter from Nell to say that her
mother was ill with the rheumatics. RHT sends her a bottle of medicine from
Tuesday 8 At Pwllmelyn in the afternoon taking down
the wood that held the spindle of the crushing mill. Went to Nebo at 7 to listen
to Reidol Roberts.
Wednesday 9 Had a letter wanting me to go to Clun.
Started off from Port.
Thursday 10 Started my journey with the first train
from Port. Arrived at Birches at 4 pm.
Friday 11 Eliza is no better. Sent a letter to RHT.
Saturday 12 Cold icy.
Sunday 13 Miserable Sunday.
Monday 14 Sent a letter to Carreg Lefain and Jinni
Tuesday 15 Sent a letter to Bob and Tedi.
Wednesday 16 Postcard from RHT to say that hes
going to Aberystwyth.
Thursday 17 Very cold today. Eliza is poorly today
severe pain in her right arm.
Friday 18 Sent a letter to Ann Port and one to Tedi
at Ael y Bryn. Elizas left hand is painful today.
Saturday 19 Both hands are painful today, am up
until 2 am with Eliza.
Sunday 20 Miserable Sunday. Elizas back is bad
Monday 21 Had a letter from Jinni Pisgah.
Tuesday 22 Had a letter from RHT from Pwllheli.
Eliza is better today. Sent RHT a letter.
Thursday 24 Sent Jinni Pisgah a letter and a
photograph of Dick and
. (?) Sent a letter to Carreg Lefain.
Friday 25 Had a letter from Tedi telling me about
the lamp that went on fire in Pisgah Chapel.
Saturday 26 Eliza gets up for a little today.
Sunday 27 Cold today snowing. Miserable Sunday.
Monday 28 Eliza gets up.
Tuesday 29 Ive no tobacco today. Had a letter
from Jinni Pisgah telling me about the LSA drills.
Wednesday 30 Sent a letter to Brynfran.
Thursday 31 Received The Herald and an ounce
of tobacco from Tan y Ffordd.
Friday 1 Sent Tedi a letter to ask him to take my
insurance card to Terfyn.
Saturday 2 Heavy rain today. Eliza is much better.
Sunday 3 Last night Eliza suffered severe pain in
her left arm, it was nothing like the pain in the right arm, she really isnt
well today and feels very miserable.
Monday 4 Mild weather.
Tuesday 5 Had a letter from RHT to say that his
partner had been injured. Sent a letter to Carreg Lefain and Tan y Ffordd.
Wednesday 6 Fine day. Eliza isnt well. Reg goes to
Row to find room for the cattle.
Thursday 7 Eliza is better today her right arm
isnt as painful. Went to Clun in the morning.
Friday 8 Eliza is better.
Saturday 9 The pain has gone. Reg goes to Carno to
view a farm known as Cennig, not a good place its very wet.
Sunday 10 Eliza has no pain this Sunday. Its a
fine day but its miserable being here.
Monday 11 Had a letter from William Ty Croes. Heavy
snow today. Eliza gets up today.
Tuesday 12 Cold
with snow today. Sent a letter to Llawenan. Eliza gets up again today.
Wednesday 13 Had a letter from Tan y Ffordd. Cold
icy day. Sent a letter to Tan y Ffordd.
Thursday 14 Cold day hard ice. Theres no end to
the snow. Eliza comes downstairs today.
Friday 15 Very cold snowing.
Saturday 16 Had a letter from Tedi Ael y Bryn to say
that theres a lot of snow in Rhiw and the motors have been buried under it,
no one has ever seen so much snow before.
Sunday 17 Cold day the snow is still around.
Monday 18 Cold day the snow remains the same and
theres heavy snow in Rhiw.
Tuesday 19 Had a letter from Tedi and Jinni Pisgah
to say that Mary Ty Croes bach was buried today twelve men had to clear the road
to take her to St Aelrhiws church.
Wednesday 20 Cold day but a thaw is setting in.
Thursday 21 - Slow
thaw today. Reg goes to Colsty to fetch a load of hay.
Friday 22 My shirts arrived from Rhiw.
Saturday 23 Mild day a good thaw. Reg slaughters a
pig for Lysyard.
Sunday Monday - 24
Tuesday 26 Its snowing today. Eliza is in bed
Wednesday 27 Eliza has a chesty cough.
Thursday 28 Had a letter from Ann Port.
Friday 1 Eliza gets up to sit by the fire in the
Saturday 2 The pain has returned to her left arm,
both are bad this evening. I go to the shop in Clun and send a letter to Richard
at Tan y Ffordd. Its a miserable evening and there are no prospects of chapel
Sunday 3 Miserable Sunday. Eliza is in bed
rheumatics in both hands. Sent a letter to Port.
Monday 4 - Reg
goes to the doctors to fetch Eliza a bottle of medicine.
Tuesday 5 I was up all night, Eliza was coughing all
the time. Had a letter from RHT. Reg and I go to fetch a load of wood.
Thursday 7 Sent a letter to RHT. I go to Clun.
Friday 8 Eliza is in bed rheumatism in her left leg.
Saturday 9 Received the Herald and tobacco from Tan
Sunday 10 Fine Sunday, but really miserable as
things stand. Eliza is in bed.
Tuesday 12 Sent a letter to Tedi and one to Tan y
Ffordd to say that we are coming home on Friday.
Wednesday 13 Fine day.
Thursday 14 Fine day. Eliza gets up. Reg goes for a
load of hay to Colsty.
Friday 15 Went to Colsty and Clun. Sent a letter to
Saturday 16 Miserable Saturday evening, Eliza has
pain in her left leg. The lady from Brynfran was buried today.
Sunday 17 Eliza is in bed severe pain in her legs.
Its really depressing.
Monday 18 Her leg is still bad today.
Tuesday 19 Eliza cant even sit up in bed today,
but shes a little better by the afternoon.
Wednesday 20 Had a letter from Tedi to say that the
lady from Brynfran was buried on Saturday.
Thursday 21 Rain all day today.
Saturday 23 Went to Colsty.
Sunday 24 Eliza is much better today, but stays in
Monday 25 Warm weather.
Tuesday 26 Had a letter from RHT and one from Tan y
Ffordd. Went to Clun to find a motor to take us to Montgomery tomorrow.
Wednesday 27 Near Byrlo waiting for the bread van
its a warm morning. Came home from Clun.
Thursday 28 - Furrowing
the early potatoes.
Friday 29 Planting potatoes. Its very warm, have
taken my shirt off.
Saturday 30 Finished planting the early potatoes.
Exceptionally warm weather.
Monday 1 -
Tuesday 2 Sent the money £1 for the monthly books.
Wednesday 3 Went to town today with John Tyn Ffos.
Griffith Brynawel is taken to Bangor (hospital).
Thursday 4 Rain today. Griffith Brynawel dies at
Saturday 6 Ismael goes to Bangor to fetch Griffith
Monday 8 Cold weather.
Tuesday 9 Griffith Brynawels funeral. Cold day.
Wednesday 10 Cold morning wind from the east. Muck
spreading the potatoes in the hovel field at Tan y Ffordd.
Thursday 11 Planted 24 rows. Had a letter from Nell.
Cold wind north wind.
Friday 12 It froze last night. Finished the planting
at Tan y Ffordd.
Sunday 14 Ellis O Lloyd Portmadoc. Laura Pen Bryn
Bach and her husband call.
Monday 15 Sent a letter to Nell. Cold wind from the
Tuesday 16 Went to Penbwlch to fetch hay.
Wednesday 17 Some rain, misty the wind is down
Thursday 18 Misty and wet.
Friday 19 Fine day.
Saturday 20 Rolling the chapel field and the hovel
field at Tan y Ffordd. Cold wind again.
Sunday 21 James Elder at 2 and 6.
Monday 22 At Ty Ruttan. Some rain today.
Tuesday 23 Cold today.
Wednesday 24 Cold and freezing this morning. LSA
drill in the afternoon.
Thursday 25 Cold again today. The wind is down this
Friday 26 It rained a little last night theres a
cold north wind. Rain in the evening.
Saturday 27 - The
wind changes direction and its warmer.
Sunday 28 George E Williams Clynnog at 10. It rained
well last night, its raining again this evening.
Monday 29 At Pen r Ogo repairing the door. Its
cold again today.
Tuesday 30 - Eliza
is poorly today she has severe pain in her leg. Its a cold day.
Wednesday 1 Frosty morning.
Thursday 2 Fine morning planting turnips in the
hovel field at Tan y Ffordd.
Saturday 4 - Rain this morning. Bad weather watch at
Bytilith this evening 11 to 3 am. Sunday morning. Good rain during the night.
Sunday 5 Three sermons today. Special chapel meeting
Monday 6 Heavy rain and large hailstones this
Tuesday 7 At Bytillith from 12 to 4 am. Heavy rain.
Wednesday Thursday 8 to 9
Friday 10 Bytilith 12 to 4 am.
Saturday 11 Daniel pays 13/6d (for BW watch)
Sunday 12 Bytilith 4 to 8 am.
Monday 13 Bytlilith 11.30pm to 3.30am.
Tuesday 14 Daniel pays 13/6d. Theres a play at
the school this evening.
Wednesday 15 Bytilith 3.30 to 7.30am.
Thursday 16 Had 4/6d from Daniel. Fine day.
Friday 17 With John Bryn Awel at Carreg Lefain 2/-.
Saturday 18 - At
Pwllmelyn putting a frame on the crusher.
Sunday 19 Cefn Hirwaun at 2 and 6. Fine Sunday.
Monday 20 Started on the cistern at Tyn Castell.
Tuesday 21 At Tyn Castell. Had a letter from Clun.
Wednesday 22 At Tyn Castell. Quite a lot of rain
today. Bad weather.
Thursday 23 - At
Bytilith from 10 last night to 2
Friday 24 At Tyn Castell. Sent a letter to Clun.
Saturday 25 At Tyn Castell.
Sunday 26 Tecwyn Jones Talysarn.
Monday Friday 27 to 31 At Tyn Castell.
Saturday 1 At Tyn Castell. Bad weather watch 12
Sunday 2 Joseff Jones at 2 and 6.
Monday 3 Bad weather watch 4- 8am. 9/- from Daniel.
Half a day at Tyn Castell.
Tuesday 4 Day at Tyn Castell.
Wednesday 5 Half day at Tyn Castell rain in the
afternoon. Letter from Clun.
Thursday 6 Three quarters at Tyn Castell until 2.
Friday 7 Day at Tyn Castell. Richard the farm hand
and his wife go to Caernarfon.
Saturday 8 Day at Tyn Castell. Finished earthing the
potatoes at Ael Bryn.
Sunday 9 - Eliza
Monday 10 My 57th birthday.
Tuesday 11 Day at Tyn Castell. Dr Jones has to call.
Wednesday 12 Home today as Eliza is not well and is
in bed. Fine rain in the afternoon from the east.
Thursday 13 Half at Tyn Castell. Went to Trip to
render around the door.
Friday 14 Started off for Trip but Owen Hughes comes
to get me to go and see to Dick.
Saturday 15 At Tan y Ffordd the doctor calls.
Sunday 16 At Tan y Ffordd.
Monday 17 Dick has to go to hospital.
Tuesday Wednesday 18 to 19 At Tan y Ffordd.
Thursday 20 Dipped the sheep and took the lambs to
Friday 21 At Tan y Ffordd thinning the turnips.
Saturday 22 At Tan y Ffordd.
Sunday 23 - R
von Owen at 2 and 6.30.
Monday 24 Sent a letter to Nell.
Tuesday Sunday 25 to 30 At Tan Y Ffordd.
Friday 1 to 5 At Tan Y Ffordd.
Saturday 6 Carried two loads of hay from Cae Big and
six loads from the field below the house.
Sunday 8- James
Elder at 2 and 6.
Monday Friday 8 to 12 At Tan y Ffordd.
Saturday 13 Had the bull to the brown cow.
Monday 15 Bull to the dun cow.
Tuesday 16 Carried hay in the chapel field.
Wednesday Saturday 17 to 20
Sunday 21 Joseff Jones at 2. GT Roberts Botwnnog at
Monday 22 Heavy rain.
Tuesday Wednesday 23 to 24
Thursday 25 6/4d for the butter. Mowed the hay at
Bryngoleu. Cwt of corn 3/- paid.
Friday 26 Had a letter from Nell. Received 10/1d
from Daniel for B W watch.
Saturday 27 LSA practise. Carried hay at Bryngoleu.
Hot afternoon. Paid W Owen 2/- for his help.
Sunday 28 Rain today.
Monday 29 B W watch 2 9am. Rain today. 5/7d from
Daniel. Sent a letter to Nell.
Tuesday 30 Cut the grass in the garden of Ty Isa.
Paid R H Griffith 1/- for helping.
Wednesday 31 B W watch 11 am 4pm. Received 4/7d.
Thursday Cwt of fine corn 13/-. Robert Roberts
Argraig at Ael Bryn wanting me to sign for the 7/6d.
Friday 2 - B
W watch 11.30 4.30pm.
Saturday 3 - RHT
gets married, Nell was married eight years ago today.
Sunday 4 Heavy rain. The water comes in the back
door at Tan y Ffordd.
Monday 5 - 11/3d
from Daniel. B W watch 1 to 5.
Tuesday 6 Mist and rain today. Pulled weeds from the
turnips. Sent my card to Sam Jones 25 stamps.
Wednesday 7 5/-
for butter. Dipped the sheep.
Thursday 8 Robert Hwmffra Griffith cuts the bracken
and hay at Terfyn Isa.
Friday 9 R H Griffith cuts bracken. B W watch 3
8 am. The funeral of John William
the carpenters son.
Saturday 10 Went to Terfyn Isa to get the hay Rolant
Griffith Tyddyn Morthwyl uses Penarfynydds cart. Humid misty day.
Sunday 11 Ellis Lloyd Owen Portmadoc at 2 and 6.30.
Monday 12 R H Griffith cuts the bracken. Had the
record card back from Sam Jones.
Tuesday 13 5/7d from Daniel. At the August Fair
having my teeth taken out.
Wednesday 14 R H Griffith cuts the bracken. Had a
letter from Nell. 3/8d for the butter. Dipping the sheep for the final time.
Thursday 15 R H Griffith cuts the bracken.
Friday 16 R H Griffith works half a day. Rain in the
afternoon. Paid 13/6d for fine corn to Hughes.
Saturday 17 B W watch 3 to 7 am. BW watch 6 to 10pm.
Paid R h Griffith £1 for cutting the bracken.
Sunday 18 Fine Sunday.
Monday 19 Sheepdog Trials start at 5.
Tuesday 20 Sheepdog trials start at 9 am. Rain at 3.
Wednesday 21 Fine day but not drying much.
Thursday 22 5/6d for butter.
Friday 23 BW watch 3 to 8 am. Foggy all day.
Saturday 24 Heavy rain and fog this morning. 9/-
Sunday 25 Rev James Elder at 2 and 6.30.
Monday 26 R H Griffith comes in the afternoon to
carry bracken three loads.
Tuesday 27 R H Griffith gathers the bracken and
carries one load. Rain in the afternoon. Paid £1 for dipping the sheep.
Wednesday 28 R H Griffith picks the potatoes in the
garden and finishes carrying the bracken three loads in the afternoon. B W watch
10pm to 3 am.
Thursday 29 5/- from Daniel. At Tyddyn Morthwyl
doing repairs. B W watch 11pm to 5 am. 7/- for the butter.
Friday 30 Started cutting the corn in the field
nearest to Conion.
Sunday 1 Jones Flint at 10 and 6.30.
Monday 2 At Tyn Castell. Richard Pwllmelyn cuts the
corn in the field next to Conion.
Tuesday 3 At Tyn Castell. Richard is still with the
Wednesday 4 Tyn Castell again. Heavy fog today. 2/-
for the butter.
Thursday 5 Foggy again. At Tyn Castell.
Friday 6 Richard Pwllmelyn finishes cutting the
chapel field. Its a hot day.
Saturday 7 Very wet.
Sunday 8 Joseff Jones at 2 and 6.30.
Monday 9 Tyn Castell.
Tuesday 10 Carrying corn at Conion.
Wednesday 11 Finished carrying the corn at Conion.
Nell comes to stay.
Thursday 12 Finished getting the corn at Tan y
Ffordd for Richard in the afternoon.
Friday 13 Exceptionally dry weather.
Saturday 14 10/- for fine corn and bran at the Post.
B W watch 9 to 12 am.
Sunday 15 Empty Sunday.
Monday 16 5/7d from Daniel.
Tuesday 17 R H Griffith picks potatoes.
Wednesday 18 At Tyn Castell. Still very dry.
Thursday 19 B W watch 7 to 11pm.
Friday 20 Everyone gets the corn harvest early this
Saturday 21 B W watch 9 to 12.
Sunday 22 Sunday School meeting at Pisgah. Von Owen
asks the questions and we have a very good meeting.
Monday 23 Richard Pwllmelyn puts a tops the wheat
stack. 15/7d from Daniel.
Wednesday 25 Very dry.
Thursday 26 At Conion Ganol installing the oven.
Friday 27 Finishing at Conion Ganol.
Saturday 28 B W watch 9 to 12 am. Heavy rain
Sunday 29 John Evans Nefyn at 10.
Tuesday 1 5/7d from Daniel. B W watch 9 to 2 am.
Wednesday 2 Half at Tyn Castell. B W watch 10 to 3
Thursday 3 Half at Tyn Castell. B W watch 12 to 5
Friday 4 16/10d from Daniel.
Saturday 5 Took the sheep to Pwllhin field.
Sunday 6 G Thomas Roberts at 2 and 6.
Monday 7 4/6d from Daniel. LSA drill this evening
Tuesday 8 Prepared the cowshed for wintering the
cows. Paid £3 at Bwlch rent for Pwllhin fields.
Wednesday 9 Half at Tyn Castell cementing the top of
the cistern wall.
Thursday 10 B W watch 10 to 3.
Saturday 12 5/7d from Daniel.
Sunday 13 James Elder at 10.
Monday Tuesday 14 to 15
Wednesday 16 Harry Conion Ganol comes here to pick
potatoes. B W watch 7 to 12pm.
Thursday Friday 17 to 18
Saturday 19 12/6d for fine corn at the Post.
Sunday 20 Ellis Lloyd Portmadoc at 2 and 6.
Monday 21 Harvest Thanksgiving.
Tuesday 22 R H Griffith picks potatoes. Put two of
the cows in tonight.
Wednesday 23 R H Griffith finishes picking potatoes.
B W watch 2 to 7pm.
Thursday 24 Heavy rain today. The red bullock and
the dun heifer go into the cowshed tonight, put the bullock where the pony
Friday Saturday 25 to 26
Sunday 27 John Jones Nefyn.
Monday 28 B W watch 11 to 3 pm.
Tuesday 29 4/6d from Daniel.
Wednesday 30 Went to town to take out the root of a
Friday 1 Raked the compost heap.
Sunday 3 John Emrys Roberts at 2.
Monday 4 B W watch 12 to 5 am.5/7d from Daniel.
Tuesday 5 RHT has a daughter today Betty.
Thursday 7 B W watch 10 to 3 am.
Friday Saturday 8 to 9-
Sunday 10 Von Owen at 2 and 6.
Monday 11 R Griffith and I go to town and have some
bother with the co-operative. B W watch 12 to 5 am.
Tuesday 12 5/7d from Daniel.
Wednesday 13 Went
Friday 15 Robert Felin and I call with Sion Tyn Ffos.
Saturday Sunday 16 to 17
Monday 18 B W watch 12 to 5 am.
Tuesday 19 B W watch 11 to 4 am.
Wednesday 20 11/3d from Daniel. Eliza and I go to
town. Paid £5 to the relieving officer.
Thursday 21 Paid Griffith Jones £7 rent.
Friday 22 B W watch 12 to 4 am.
Saturday 23 B W watch 11 to 4 am.
Monday 25 10/- from Daniel. B W watch 7.30 to 12.
Paid the tithes 11/4d.
Tuesday 26 5/- from Daniel. Brought the sheep home.
Nell, Anne and Jinni go to Rhoshirwaen to buy shoes.
Wednesday 27 Daniel comes to Tan y Ffordd asking me
to start at midnight. B W watch 12 to 4 am.
Thursday 28 4/6d from Daniel.
Friday Saturday 29 to 30
Sunday 1 James Elder at 2 and 6
Monday 2 B W watch 11 to 4am.
Tuesday 3 5/7d from Daniel.
Wednesday 4 Went to town. B W watch 11 to 4 am.
Thursday 5 Sent £9/10/0d for the hymn books.
Friday 6 5/7d from Daniel. B W watch 7 to 12pm.
Saturday 7 Strong winds all week, many ships lost.
Paid 2/3d for a brush for the cowshed.
Sunday 8 B W watch 1 to 6 am.
Monday 9 11/3d from Daniel. B W watch 7 to 12 pm.
Tuesday 10 Took the brown bullock to PlasNewydd to
Wednesday 11 5/7d from Daniel. B W watch 7 to 12 pm.
Thursday 12 11/3d from Daniel.
Friday 13 B W watch 8 pm to 1 am.
Saturday 14 5/7d from Daniel.
Sunday 15 Prayer Meeting at 2 and 6.
Monday Tuesday 16 to 17
Wednesday 18 B W watch 12 to 4 am.
Friday 20 B W watch 11 to 4 am. Parish Council
Meeting to discuss the road at Penrallt ( Hells Mouth).
Sunday 21 10/- from Daniel. Griffith Owen
Sunday 22 E O Lloyd at 2 and 6.
Monday 23 Paid R H G a £1 for picking potatoes.
Tuesday 24 Fine day. They bury Charles, Jane
Syntyrs father today. B W watch 12 to 4 am.
Wednesday 25 String winds. B W watch 6 to 11 pm.
Thursday 26 10/- from Daniel. Eliza went to
Saturday 28 B W 10 pm I 3 am.
Sunday 29 R Von Owen at 10. Martha Carreg Lefain
dies. B W watch 11 pm to 4 am.
Monday 30 B W watch 11/3d, since October £4/14/6d.
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