June 20th. This day I sett Carrog fawr isaf to John Jones that marryed Joseph ap Robert Lewis's Daughter for the Term of four
Setting—[this is written in the margin between the line that ends 'four' and the one that starts 'years' sw] years at the Rate of 40s a year with the usuall presents; Set also Gerddi Gwynion Ganol to Thomas King and Irishman for five years at the rate of i8s a year.
|2ist. The Wind S. very cloudy and dark weather, Set out for the Cocking at Amlwch about ii. laid down 2s. towards the Suck & Coulter to be fought for. 2s for ordinary & extraordinary, lost is [1/- sw] in betting, & 1s. to Gobad Hugh Prys that carryed my Cock to— pay for his meat & drink; lost this Cocking , as I have every other this year|
|22d. The Wind W. & by N. fair, clear & dry, & a good day in the hay which is [rare sw] this Sumer [there is a line over the 'm' sw], tho it made some rain in the Evening|
|23d. The Wind S. dark & cloudy & very cold, & rained very hard from 8 to ii. sent by Wm. Davies 2L. 2s. to Chester Fair to buy Hops &c . Sent by him likewise 2 Moyadores [moidores sw] which are each 27s. to give to my Son(who has been in Flintshire this 3 months) lest he Should want money to bear his expences ho[me sw] – pd. 2d for ale to day at Cemaes. & pd. Owen Roberts Cleifiog 5s ffee farm Rent to Lady Bulkeley [Ou sw]t of Tyddyn y Rhôs .|
|24th. The Wind S.S.W. cold, dark & cloudy, and about 2 in ye Evening it begun to rain, & from that time till night it rained almost without intermission. Dismall weather for the Hay!|
|25th. The Wind N.W. dry, sun-shiny & fair, & blowing fresh, till _ about 5 in the Evening the wind came to S.W. & the Sky was overcast, dark & cloudy, but made no rain, the Parson preach on Exod. Chap 20th. vers. 8th.a piece of a Sermon yt lasted 17 minuets; & promised to finish it some other time : Thus — poor Laymen must we be used, till God pleaseth to put in the hearts of our Legislators to reform ye behaviour of our Clergy!|
|26th. The Wind S. raining most part of the Morning; the Evening fair but not fit to dress any Hay. pd 4d.2/1 for Ale.|