April 23d.  Mr. Bodvell paid all ye reckoning that day at the Red Lyon, Gave to Peggy'r Porthwr (who had been a pretty Girl, but was then married) 2s. 6d. to raffle for a great House Lock valued at 40s. as did all the company likewise. pd. 1s. for Ale. & 6d to ye Harper.

24th.  Wind . W. S. W. blowing high at times with Misling showers of Rain Dined that Day at Miles Bull's house Mr. Bodvell's Tenant, whose – wife is Lumley [Nesta Evans has 'Lumleg', but there is a female Lumley Bulkeley b. 1669 of Baron Hill – she's not the same one, but it could be a family name sw] the Daughter of my Unkle Charles Bulkeley of Tŷ-yn y Caeau, the Sd Miles Bull is not yet 60 year old, and hath had 28 Children, 21 by the first wife, & 7 by this, there was in company there, Mr. Bodvell, My Brother Lewis, Mr. Lloyd Llwydiarth, Mr. Wm. Lloyd the Parson of Llanelian, Mr. Briscoe ye Comptroller of ye Customs a Carlisle man after dinner severall others came, such as Mr. Henry Jones Tide Surveyor, & son of Mr. Hugh Jones of lLangoed who they called Collonell. Bowes the Dancing Master an Irishman.MrWm. Hughes of Bod[adau] Clark with Edward Owen ye Prothonotary there we drank all the Evening, & Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Lewis sneaked off at Night, and the rest staid there till morning. it blew very hard in the evening and rained almost all night. Mr. Bodvell would not suffer any body to pay a farthing, but paid all himself.

25th.  Wind.W. and pretty high, but dry & very fair, dined to day at Mr. David Wms. the Attorney with Mr. Bodvell, My Brother Lewis, Mr. David Wms. & one Rawlins and Exciseman who lodges there, as doth also my Cousin Betty Bulkeley Daughter of My Unkle Rowland Bulkeley of Tŷ yn yCaeau the unfortunate widdow of Griffith Wms. the Son of Wm. Wms. of Erianell She was worth 400l. when he marryed her. & in a year & half's time – he spent them all, she sat at the end of the Table. after dinner there came a Message from My Brother Robin Lewis to his Brother to desire to be admitted to his company, for Robin had played the Fool with him self the week before in marrying Hugh Price the Town Clark of Beaumares's Daughter after his Brother had press'd him (as he told me) if he did expect any thing from him, that he would not do it. however the answer his Brother gave to the Message was that if the came he would not forbid

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