|December 15th. The Wind W.S.W. dark & cloudy in the morning and very cold, the Wind settled about noon in N.N.W. & continued very cold & dry all day: My Servants all this week are at the same work of fallowing fresh ground for Barley, & to day they begun to plow Rhôs y fferem that was sanded the last Summer, being very rough, stubby and full of Roots of small Gors that cost me the clearing it of them above 3 pound.|
|16th. The Wind N. cold & cloudy weather, but dry, & continued so all day, The Parson preached a dark confused Sermon on James Chap 3d. & ye first part of the 2d vers.|
|17th. The Wind S.W. dark & cloudy & cold, but made no rain all day, yet the ground is exceeding wet.|
|18th. The Wind S.S.W. a calm, dry Sun-shiny day & very fair - pd. Mr. Richard Bulkeley the Parson of LLanfechell 11s. 4d. being Lactualls [this is the word; it appears in lots of historical sources and is obviously something to do with tythes and Easter, but I can't find a definition of it sw] & Easter dues for the years 1738 & 1739. pd. him likewise 13s. 4d. for 2 sermons preached on St. Barnabas day in ye years 1738 & 1739 pursuant to Mr. Richd.Wynn's Will, & told him that the Testator's Charity was defeated by makeing use of that Sermon instead of one due to ye Psh in course the preceding Sunday or the Sunday following be seemed to deny the Charge (which was all true) but did promise that Mr. Wynn's intention should be answered for ye future, & that Sermon should not be in lieu of one due to ye parish by ancient Custom in a regular course of once a fortnight.|
19th. 9● [this is written in the margin below '19th.' sw]
The wind S. very calm, and the Sun often shineing - this day also, but drying very little, tho it made a very great hoar frost last night & freezed a little too yet I believe it rained before day, for nothing of it was to be seen in the morning. it is remarkeable yt at this time Warmingham's house in LLanfechell is occupyed by a Widdower (who buryed his wife 3 weeks ago )& 3 widdows, & 2 of those widdows lye there dead this day & one of them to be buryed to day, Viz Margaret uch Richd.