My great great great uncle John Bayliff Bowman lived at Summer Hill, near Monyash in the County of Derby.
The Bowman family, who were Quakers, had three farms, One Ash Grange [which John Bayliff Bowman often referred to as O.A.], Cales and Summer Hill [which he usually referred to as S.Hill or S.H.]
4 day 1st Dull misty frosty day W.E. no plough lead[in]g stone into Derby lane etc - cows lie in have swedes & straw - M[onthly] M[eeting] at B[akewe]ll
5 - 2 Fine hard frost W.E. repairing Derby lane tied 8 heifers up at Cales - rough wintry weather lead[in]g stone onto Derby lane
Derby Lane with Summer Hill on the left
There is then no entry until the 15th January 1868
4 - 15 began plough[in]g again Fine day - Funeral at Monyash of Mary Ann Blore of Brushfield Hough
6 - 17 Stormy day grinding at Cales
7 - 18 Ditto weather got stack in at Cales & thrash[e]d - open weather now wind S.W. - all young things lie in but go out in day - plough[in]g Crags ley - Thrash[e]d at Cales - winnow[e]d Bl[ac]k tartare for seed & put in mill chamber
- open weather to 3 - 28 Showery & mild to Middleton to dine & tea fetch[e]d W[illia]m & Alf[re]d Cox fr[om] Rowsley
4 - 29 Fine day Stack in S.H. winnow[e]d plough[in]g etc.
5 - 30 Fine day very windy
6 - 31 Ditto - W[illia]m & Alf[re]d Cox to dine & tea