Catalogue Finding NumberSH:7/ML/E/10/0149
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
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Description[Diary Transcription]

287
1828
April
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a little before 12, and staid about an hour — mentioned my aunt’s kind of bowel complaint — it seemed to indicate a break up of
constitution, but old people had sometimes this sort of thing with much immediate danger — then Marian came in, and conversation
turned immediately to the vicars claims of tithes, and Marian was very warm, and I very cool, saying I cared not 6d about it
but afterwards explained that I said this merely to quieten Marian, for, of course, the thing was of moment to me; but since this apparent
indifference, would say so no more, but really could not now give any opinion at all — from the time of Dr. Kenny’s going [illegible] either to 5 3/4 in the
library in vain looking among the Shibden papers for the tithe deeds, or reading Watson and Burn’s Ecclesiastical Law
on the subject of tithes — Went to the bottom of Calf Croft for 1/4 hour, and came in, and dinner at 6 5/60 — afterwards talking about
the tithes — said all seemed to me to depend on the construction of the word altaragium — however quietly I
I talked my father seemed at one time annoyed, and said I had better go and compound — however I took no notice of
this, and all get right — Marian said this morning to Dr. Kenny she did not know what I thought but fancied me fittest to
go to Mr. William Priestley and with the friends of the vicar — before coming up to bed read from page 35 to 99 Oastler’s pamphlet —
Came to my room at 10 1/2 — fine day — began to rain a little at 6, and afterwards rainy evening —

[margin text:] vide Watson page 343 vide composition Lee’s Register
at York folio 113. Watson page 345 corn and hay and other tithes
whatsoever page 394 vicar + has a right to small tithes.
Altarage Burn’s Ecclesiastical Law volume 1 page 51
vide Watson page 338

Saturday 12
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Went out at 8 3/4 along the road then down the new footpath to upper brea — stood some time looking down on Shibden — Thinking
where abouts to put a new house in the castle form it strikes me it should be nearly on the present
site but a little more into the pearsoning ~ In returning met George Robinson — he has quad dissolved the
partnership with his father and brother and begun for himself and wants more building at Lower brea — he thinks that if he led
all, £150 would do, and, in that case, he would pay me 5 per cent for the money laid out — I said I should prefer paying for
all, and then having a percentage — he said he would give 7 1/2 percent — But said I, I must have you under lease, to which, of
course, liking it or not, he must consent — got home at 11 — William Keighley waiting for me — told him to value the trees at
Northgate — asked him about the tree cut down there in the walk set down in Mr. Brigg’s account an ash tree at Northgate £1—
William said it was a sycamore for which he paid Mr. Briggs £2.2.0 or £2 he could not not at the moment recollect which! —
breakfast at 11 — staid talking sometime to Marian — observed upon her having the little Inman here — Marian said it was a to the
child — but she did not please, and would never come again — afterwards some conversation on the subject with my father in the
garden — said I disapproved this connection in toto — Marian was very foolish — my father had often wished to tie us
together — I would never quarrel, but when things happened that I so little liked it would end in my keeping out of the way — Marian
had always been foolish — had annoyed my uncle — had said she would (if she could), take up poor John and remove him to Market Weighton —
I had told her, yesterday, that it had been the wish of the family that I should ask my father to entail the farms here —
Marian had said she would not sell them, but would not prevent her son — she would not even sell Skelfler — and this last
she would not say she should not entail — I had always said I would not be put in any entail with the Inmans —
asked my father if he approved having the child here — Said he cared nothing about it — Marian had her here to please
herself — if she could please herself it was enough — he only wished to be quiet, and spend the bit of time he had to spend
in peace and quietness — Then about 12 1/4 12 1/2 went down to John who was dressing the holly hedge in Tilly holm —
afterwards clearing about the young oaks in Lower brea wood till it began to rain about 4 1/4 — then went to John clearing
the holly hedge at the end of the Dolt, and for an hour and 1/4 had him hoeing the grass off the walk — so completely
grown over could scarcely trace it — rained more or less almost all the time then and at 6 heavily — got home at 6 5/60 —
Changed my dress — dinner at 6 1/2 — afterwards talking to Marian of 1 thing or other — in favour of Cordingley etc. and of my Swiss tour for the first time — came to my room
at 10 1/4 — wrote the above of today which took me till 10 35/60 — Fine day till about 4 p.m. afterwards rainy evening —
Then 1/4 hour reading over Freeman’s lease of the stone in yew trees wood — Miss Ann Walker of Crownest called upon me
this morning while I was out —


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1828
April Sunday 13
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Had Cordingley for near an hour — She had hard to do to make up her mind to stay for the first year but
likes Miss Marian better now she cannot quite understand her temper she is not at all like the Lister
family is all for the East Riding thinks nothing good here if anything happened to my father would not stay
long she had said a great deal to her nurse all my aunts was mine all my fathers hers our cook that we
left her was miserable but staid a year Miss Marian was always finding fault with her said her wa
ys were my aunts and she could not endure them nobody was to ask Cordingley anything but to ask Anne
Marians favorite that she brought who said Hannah Booth would never make a good servant so Marian
never let John rest till he sent her off to weave though Cordingley had said she would do very well if she
had a good sharp mistress Cordingley did not at all advise my aunt to come here she would never be comfortable
Marian had fidgetted herself shockingly for fear we should come on a visit should not know what to do
seemed jealous of Cordingleys writing and telling anything etc. etc. In 1/2 hour wrote 3 ppages to Mr. Duffin
to say I arrived on Tuesday should have written sooner but waited in the hope of saying when I should see him — could not fix now —
should be obliged to him to tell Mr. Jonathan Gray to send me the probate copy of my uncle’s will as soon as possible —
Surely there could be no risk if it was well done up in sending it by the mail — breakfast at 9 35/60 — gave John
to put into the post office my letter to ‘Mr. Duffin Esquire Micklegate York’ — at 10 20/60 off in the gig to church — my father
drove Moggy! the vicar read prayers — Mr. Watson preached 27 minutes from St. Paul’s 1st’s Epistle to Titus i.15.
part of verse 15 on the nature of our consciences — how little we could depend on them — spoke to Miss Knight (Sarah)
coming out of church, and Miss Caroline Greenwood spoke to me asked after myself and my aunt! jogged home again and came in at
1 10/60 (our clock 20 minutes before the church) — wrote the above of today — The vicar does not strike me as a gentleman parson —
all the afternoon making out pew rents — Looking over Mr. Briggs’s letters — making notes of what to say to him tomorrow — And making out my
income I have above twelve hundred a year reckoning the navigation at twenty percent without coals ~ Dinner at
6 20/60 — afterwards in 20 minutes my father read aloud 1 of Mr. Knight’s sermons edition by his son James — read a little (34 ppages) of the memoir of his
life by his son William — and read a few of the first ppages volume 2, Latimer’s sermons — Came to my room at 9 3/4 — [illegible] did not
walk before breakfast expected William Keighley between 7 and 8 but he did not come — Shower from 9 1/2 to after 10 — fair as we returned from
church — afterwards showery — rainy evening — rather windy —

Monday 14
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Old William Keighley came at 7 25/60 with the valuation of the trees at Northgate = £55.9.0 — In the subscription paper for the
ground to build the new church on it is set down that they will want 2369 yards at 6/. = £710.14.0 — there will be 10
or 12 trees upon this ground, which are valued at from 10 = £25.11.0 and from 12 = £29.7.0 — After William went to the place a large
loose stool it seems as if my bowels only wanted exercise ~ Then wrote a note of inquiry to ‘Mrs. Henry Priestley Haughend,
H-x [Halifax]’ asking if Friday would be a good day to go over for I was anxious to see all my friends — to find all at home — Then read
over the last coal-lease from which I see the £10 per annum for the road through John Bottomley’s land cannot be claimed —
at 9 letter from M- [Mariana] (Lawton) — good account of herself as to spirits — £712 the first day and £300 the 2nd day (Tuesday and
Wednesday last) collected at the bazaar — M- [Mariana] sold all she had but within £2. Her stall was she thought ‘as far as
intrinsic value went the best’ — The more she sees of Mrs. John Crewe, the more she likes her — Letter also (through
Hammersleys to Lawton and thence here) from Madame de Rosney — a long one for her — a small 1/2 sheet full, and a few
lines written on the envelop — ‘Le bal de Lady Vavasour 'était charmant. [Lady Vavasour's ball was delightful] . . . 7 musicians — ices and refreshments very
pretty — ‘mais ellui de Madame Wainewright était bien magnifique — 500 personnes presque toutes de
meilleures familles — elle est fâchée contre moi — Elle m'a fait mauvaise mine chez Lady Vavasour' [but that of Madame Wainewright was quite magnificent - 500 people from nearly all the best families - she was mad at me - she made me look bad at Lady Vavasour's'] —
She has been everywhere to all the ministers etc. — has made the acquaintance of Miss Bennett who has been often to see her and who will introduce
her at our English ambassador’s — The Amnyots have left Paris, without telling her where they are gone — ‘Ne direz vous pas avec moi que je
'suis encore une fois la dupe de mon amitié. Je vais souvent chez madame Barlow — elle est bien bonne pour moi
'amici que sa fille' ['don't you tell me that I am once again the dupe of my friendship. I am often at Madame Barlow's home — is very good for me a friend more than her daughter'] — she says Mrs. Barlow is certainly coming to England very soon —
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