Decr. 7th.  The Wind S. W. blowing moderate. cloudy and dark all the morning; about 10 I set out for the burying of my good and honest friend Mr. Richard Wm. the Parson of LLanfachre[a sw]th– who dyed in the 45th. year of his age and left a wife (who is now very ill of a like fever that he dyed of ) and 5 small Children: As Mr. Jones ye Parson of Llanfaethly who buryed him proposed to return the offering to the Widdow I gave 5s. upon the Table & 1s. to the Clark, & returned home by night·
8th.  The Wind W. &by N. blowing fresh and very cold, cloudy and dark all day: paid 1s. 8d. for a Side of Small mutton : & pd. Jane Prŷs 2s for spining [there is a line over the 'n' sw] wool to make Stockins for Hugh ’Bwiliam Gabriel,& washing for him .
9th.  The Wind S. blowing very high and stormy, cloudy and dark all day – about 4 in the Evening it begun to rain, and rained excessive hard all night; Paid my old faithfull servant Jane Owen her Wages, being 4 pound five shillings, pd. her also 50 shillings that my Mother owed her, and gave her a Moyadore besides in recompence for her honesty and fidelity.
10th.  The Wind W. blowing fresh and generally Sun shiny and fair; About 7 – this morning was the greatest Waters upon the ground as the oldest man alive in this parish Ever saw; at 9 when I went out there were but very little of my Meadows that were not covered: at ii a clock when the water was much abated, there were 3 horses employed to carry people thro ye River that were coming to Church, because the Bridge over the River that runs thro the Village was quite covered even that time of the day, & the River was not confined to its own bed till the next day at noon. The G – – C  — - con——s vers  s–t. st-
iith.  The Wind N. blowing fresh and very cold, made a shower of Sleet early in the morning, but the rest of the day was Sun Shiny & fair, and the night pretty light.
i2th. full Moon●8 [this is written in the margin below '12th.' and he uses a black circle, rather than an ❍ sw] The Wind N. & by W. blowing moderate, but cold, makeing severall very heavy showers of hail in the morning: was afterwards Sun shiny and dry: Pd. William ’Bwiliam Siors of Llanfwrog 2s. for 8 days he was here makeing baskets; allowing in that number the day he came here and the day he went home.
13th.  The Wind S. & by E. blowing high and stormy, especially in the – Evening and night, and very cold besides, & tho it rained all night yet the rain was not heavy till about midnight. Pd. Lewis Davies his Interest money being 17s. 10s. [there is a line under this sum in pencil or a different pen sw] due to him since the 8th Inst. 
14th. The Wind W. blowing fresh, cold & raw & generally cloudy & dark, yet continued dry all this day: Yesterday my faithfull & honest old Servant Jane Owen went from hence home with her husband.
15th.  The Wind W. & by N. blowing high & very cold, & generally cloudy & dark all day: pd. Rhŷs Hughes alias Rhys Bentir is. [1/-] 10d. for a Side of small Mutton: Pd. also 3d. for a Cibbin of Turnips.

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