August 14th.  The Wind S.S.E. clear, Sun-shiny & very hot all day; LLanerchymedd Fair to day proved very good, the buying was brisk from 8 in the Morning till, 4 in the Evening, & good rates.
15th. The Wind S. dark & cloudy in the Morning with some mizling rain, the rest of the day very hot & Sultry. tho not very clear, my people make the hay at Cnewchdernog into a Stack. Haveing now some certainty of a melancholy Accident that happened two months ago,I am now to give an account of it. Mr. William Robinson of Gwersŷllt in the County of Denbigh haveing —  came to Manachty an Estate of his in this Countrey about the ii, or 12th. of June last went into ye Island of Skerrys on Wednesday the 20th. of June accompanyed by one Mr. Edwards of Stansty in Denbighshire <and> a Gardiner that came along with him to ye Countrey from Holy-well to lay out ground for Gardens & plantations of trees (he designing as t’was said to live in this Countrey) his own Servant, Wm. Thomas Tenant at Monachty, & his Son, leaving behind him at home 3 other Children, John Humphrey ap Richard Owen, Wm.Thomas's Servant, Hugh Jones, a Freeholder in Rhoscolyn, ye Father of 3 small Children, John Lewis of LLanrhwydrys, the Father of 1 child, Owen Prichard of Cemlyn the Father of a Child born in less than a week after he went off, these were all that went from Henborth; being come there they found another Boat come from Wylfa, & in it were <William Watkin ye son of Watkin ab Wm. Watkin of Wylfa> Richard ap Sion ap Wm. Probert of Gwyddelyn the Father of 4 Children & his wife with Child, Richard Owen ap Wm. Bedward of Tyddŷn Ronw the Father of 4 Children;about 6 in ye Evening the Wind rose very high, & Mr. Robinson &these people being heated with liquor (as ye people yt kept ye Lights in ye Tower reported) resolved to go home thro the Storm; it blew so high, & rained so fast— withall, that ye people in ye Island soon lost sight of them; it was at first hoped that they had got to ye Isle of Man,accordingly a Boat was dispatched there to have tideings of them, but to no purpose; afterd[war sw]s various reports of their being come to this place & that place, &allproveing false; advertisments likewise haveing been published in ye publick papers   [there is a mark in the margin opposite this line that might be supposed to be pointing to it sw] of this Accident,the Collector of White haven sent to Chester an acct. of a Boat come to a Creek [Helen Ramage gives 'check' sw] near that place, empty & miserably broke, with ye lid of a Butter Box with Wm. Thomas name upon it; this being sent to this Countrey by Mrs. Robinson to know if anywhere knew ye Butter Box

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