of Bodwrog ( a Boy of 12 years of Age ) for accidentally
killing another lad of 16 by a stroak on his head with a Stick, and against one John Rowland for assisting & aiding him therein by giveing him the stick & bidding him strike him, they were afterwards tried upon the Indictment & found guilty of Manslaughter & were both burnt in the hand with a cold Iron; But the Mill Thief was burnt in earnest, the Iron burning half way thro his hand. My Brother Lewis & I held the Quarter Sessions these three last days, ordered 2 incorrigible Rouges Irishmen by birth to be sent to the house of Correction in Holy head, kept there for a Month at hard labour and every Saturday to be well whipt from Pepper hall to Cold harbour, & afterwards to be transported to Ireland, appointed likewise High Constables, & Settled Servants– Wages . gave the Cryer of the Quarter 6d. pd. 6d. at Breakfast at my lodging, 6d. at the Gr. Jury room towards paying the Woman that keeps clean the Room;[a sw]nd to the Bailiffs for attending. gave 1s. at the Sherrifs house where I dined to day.
|29th. The Wind N. very calm & fair, cleared my lodging by paying for my Servant & horses 9s. 4d. pd. the barber 1s. gave amongst the Servants of the house 1s. And haveing sent for my Daughter (who is still in Beaumares) to– take my leave of her to whom I gave 5L. 5s. I set out of town about 9, & came to Bwlch gwyn where I staid 2 hours(my mare haveing lost a shoe) while the smith (who was not at home when I came there )set on a sho[oe sw] pd. there 7d.2/1. and was at home tho much tired by 3.|