the Smith at Pyllcrach for a Flitch of Bacon,pd 

March 17th.  2s. 6d. towards the prize, 1s. for meat, & 1s. for drink won the prize, & came home before 8 at Night.

18th.  The Wind N.N.E. calm & Sun Shiny but cold & scorching, Spent for drink to day at William Mathew 's house 1s.
19th.  The Wind N.E. Cold & parching weather, continue to harrow & fallow for Barley all this Week –
20th.  The Wind N.E. blowing very keen & cold, sowed my Onion Seeds, & secured some trees the Wind had loosened the Roots of them last Winter. pd. Richard Thomas Morris 5s. being church Mize for Cnewch-dernog fawr in my holding at 3d. per pound—
21st.  The Wind N.N.E. very still calm & fair, freezed hard last night, & a great hoar frost this morning. pd 6d. for a quarter of Veal at LLanvechell Market. pd. 1d.2/1 for ale.
22d.  The Wind W.S.W. dull & hazy all the morning, begun to rain about ii in ye Morning & rained all the rest of the day & I believe most part of the night.
23d.  The Wind S.W. all the Morning overcast & rainy – & very calm. continued a dirty rainy day all ye rest of the day & most part of the night.
24th  The Wind N. cold and rainy all ye Morning, the Eveing fair & pleasant. spent 1d.2/1 for Ale, Dorothy Hughes hired   [LL??rch sw]medd fair [these words are in the margin, opposite this line sw] me one Jane Hughes for a Derry [presume 'dairy' sw] maid <this Day> for the Sumer [there is a line over the 'm' sw] for 22s: and Margaret the Da[r sw]. of R[wl sw]d. Robts. of V[? sw]d[ol sw] foyl for a Derry maid's maid for 17s. Here ends the year 1734.

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