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.]
6 1st 5 Mo[nth] Ditto work
7 - 2 Beautiful fine mild hot day W. South finish[e]d set[tin]g potatoes doing swede gr[oun]d & fallow[in]g N[ethe]r Intake took sturks out into Intake - bullocks & calving beasts on seeds in Waterhole & ewes & couples lost 2 ewes makes 4 since we began lambing - grass grows nicely & corn looks well 5 beasts at Cales & 6 here go out onto seeds in day turned the young Calves out at Cales
1 - 3 Fine
3 - 4 Fine but cold E.W. fallow[in]g - to Fritchley even[in]g - stayed all night - sow[e]d swedes in Watricle
4 - 5 Fine morn[in]g W.E cold at Fritchley started 8 oclock for Ripley - to S.Bramleys - found Peter there too also Eliz[abe]th Hopkins after get[tin]g cup tea & religious opport[unit]y all set off to Heanor M[onthly] M[eeting] several fr[iend]s of Q[uarterly] M[eeting] Committee there very nice satisfactory M[onthly] M[eeting] self on to the Hague even[in]g
5 - 7 Fine ditto look[e]d round with Cha[rle]s crops look well then to Eckington bo[ugh]t 2 cows of Barber £33 home aft[ernoo]n
6 - 8 Fine day W. South - very warm thunder in even[in]g & little rain follow[e]d
7 - 9 Ditto most beautiful grow[in]g day Matlock Fair EB & self there bo[ugh]t 4 cows each & home sow[e]d swedes S.H.
1 - 10 Very fine
2 - 11 Ditto
3 - 12 Fine day sowing bones on Intake end W[illia]m Hadfield been at Littlewoods on East Moor a whole day waiting for some beasts that should have come from Barbers of Eckington but did not
4 - 13 Ditto weather
5 - 14 Ditto Rent at Haven
6 - 15 Self to Tideswell fair bo[ugh]t 4 cows