January 23d.  The Wind W. blowing fresh and very cold, cloudy &dark weather all day but made no rain : gave is. [1/- sw] to a Collection for a LLan drygan man who had his house burnt: The Priest preached on the — same Text as he did this day fortnight ·
24th.  The Wind W. not high, cloudy & dark and very cold all day with some mizling rain in the morning, but blew very high & stormy almost all night.
25th.  The Wind W. blowing fresh, and generally cloudy & dark & very cold all day, but dry: Paid Abraham Jones's bill being i4s. 8d.
26th.  The Wind N. N. E. in the morning and calm; came about noon to W. & by S· and blew fresh & was generally sun shiny & dry from 8 in the morning till night, but made very heavy rain from 6 in the morn – ing till 8.
27th.  The Wind W. blowing moderate yet very cold, haveing made some frost last night & some hail this morning.
28th.  The Wind W. blowing moderate, very cold & some frost this – morning & hail & hoar frost; which did not melt dureing this day ; Lent Hugh Owen Gowper iL. is. to pay for the building of his house.
29th.  The Wind E. blowing very moderate, yet very cold, tho Sun shiny & clear, a thick hoar frost covered the ground this morning – like midling snow & it freezed very hard.
30th.  The Wind E. blowing very moderate, generally Sun shiny & fair but freezing hard all this day & harder still in the night.
3ist.  The Wind E. & by N. calm, sun shiny & fair and freezing very hard all this day likewise; about 6 in the night it begun to snow, & brought down such a quantity of it that by 9 at night the Earth was covered with it 4 or 5 inches thick upon the plain: Pd. is. 3d.2/1 for 4 pound & half of fresh butter· And – thus ended this very Melancholy Month which caused much grief & affliction to me & my whole family : for on the first day of this Month my Sister sickened & continued extream ill for near 3 weeks, after She had begun to recover Mrs. Jenny Hughes was taken ill, & to she recovered in a week's time yet the Maids continual watching & sitting up gave me dismal apprehensions of their falling likewise ill – tho God has graciously pleased to preserve them hitherto, but these being onely the Vis — – itations of the Almighty were dutifully submitted to; but another shocking misfor– – tune happened in this family on friday night ye 28th. Inst. when Mary Wms. ye Dairy – maid a very grave quiet Wench on a very [t sw]rifling quarrel struck Wm.Prichd. one of the Men servants with a Gr[a sw]f[a sw]ll that for 2 days he was given over for dead

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