T173 – Will of Henry Arnold


To all people to whom these presents shall come. I Henry Arnold of the city of Canterbury, gentleman send greetings.

Whereas Henry Arnold of ye province of New York, merchant, did old and in and by a codicil in writing to this last Will and Testamt. Bearing the date on or about the 4th day of September which was in the year of our Lord 1764 relating that the said Henry Arnold the testator since the making his will had by lease and re-lease the lease bearing date the 1st and the release the 2nd day of June 1764.

Purchased of Isaac Bromyn a farmer plantation and messuage lying in Dutches County in the Province of New York, also another farm or plantation and messuage lying at Shrewsbury in the Province of east Jersey being in three different parcels. Will order, direct and empower his executor thereinafter named or and survivors of them to sell and dispose of all his real estate, whatsoever and wheresoever for the most it would fetch and out of the proceeds thereof did thereby give and bequeath to me ye said Henry Arnold by ye name then described to his beloved nephew Henry John Cummings of the City of Canterbury, gentleman.

Maketh oath that he, this despondent did see and hear Henry Arnold of the sd City of Canterbury, gentleman, sign, seal and as his act and deed in due form of law deliver the paper, writing, deed, poll, or letter of Attorney hereto annexed bearing date 14th day of this instant September.

And this day dept.t further saith that the name of ye sd Henry Arnold to the sd paper, writing, deed, poll, or letter of Attorney subscribed is of the proper hand writing of him the said Henry Arnold and that the name of this despondent is John Cummings.

And also ye name of Richard Barham of the said City of Canterbury also subscribed to and sd poll, writing, deed, poll, letter of Attorney are of the respective proper hand writings of him the sd Richard Barham.

21st day of September 1772

Legacy £500

(More but just repetitive)

T181 – Will of William Arnold, Yeoman


Will of Henry Arnold parish of Kingston Kent, yeoman.

To John Arnold messuage and tenement with barn, garden, orchard etc.

To Susannah, daughter, wife of John Marsh, all household goods, dinner and household furniture.

To Grandchildren:

Susannah, Henry, John and Jane Marsh £50 each.

Henry Arnold £200 to set him as an apprentice, son of John Arnold.

Henry Arnold, late of New York £20.

T189 – Land Account

T189 – 1821

310 Stock hold 2214 15 0

Land taken by the canal co £199-1-6 } 96

To timber and (unable to read) } 54 14

2364 9 0

1668 4 10

Balance 7696 4 2

Rec’d Wm Walters 270

Stock hold

Rec’d by Wm Watts share of the above 95 3 51/2

Thos Cook all(owed) 83 13 21/2

And Wm Richard Lewis and Georgina his wife

T247 – Lineage of Henry Bird

T247 – Lineage

Henry Bird of St Marys Rotherhithe was born in 1695 and died in 1757.

He was the brother of Elias Bird of Roehampton Park, Sheriff of Surrey 1744 died in 1767

He was also the brother of Edward Bird Lieut., obit at 26 on 23 February 1718 hanged for pinking a waiter.

They were the children of Henry Bird and Elizabeth nee Fitzgerald.

He claimed descent from Bird of Broughton Hall.

Free Press Death Notices

The following is a List of Death Notices taken from the Free Press Newspaper.

Evans, Rufus, aged 56 of Great House Farm, Goytre. Late licensee of Carpenters Arms Inn, leaves a widow, two daughters and a son.

Evans, William, (no age given) of the Wharf, Goytre, Near Pontypool.

Gough, Mary, Mrs, aged 83 of the School Cottage, Goytre, Near Pontypool. Relict of William.

Gough, Mary Ann, aged 8, School Cottage, Goytre.

Gough, William, aged 72, late school master, Goytre.

Griffiths, Edward, aged 72, Coedygric Institution, Griffithstown. Suicide  by cutting throat. Of Goytre.

Guest, Harry, aged 20.  Killed in action WW1. Carpenter of Goytre.

Hanbury, Rachel, aged 66, of Lower Cae Coed, Goytre, wife of Allan.

Hargest, Ann, aged 44. Of Ohio, USA. Wife of Reverend Davies, late Chapel Ed, Goytre.

Harris, Franklyn, aged 64 of Glanbaiden, Goytre. Eldest son of the late Samuel F Harris, Gwenffrwd Woolen Factory.

Hawkins, Mary Emily, aged 32. Daughter of late William Walker, Pontypool. Wife of Avon Linden, Penwern, Goytre.

Howells, Howell (Rev), Rectory, Goytre. (no age given)

Hughes, Elizabeth, aged 77, Goytre. Relict of John, a butcher.

Hughes, Ella, Ellersley, Goytre. Fifth daughter of Rev David Moseley. Wife of Harry of Messrs Henry Hughes Newspapers, Pontypool.

Humphries, Edward, aged 68, Pudda House, Goytre

Humphries, Jesepha, (no age given) of 25 Ludlow Road, Penarth, Relict of Edward.

Humphries, Richard, aged 38, of Edmonton Canada, son of late Edward, Goytre.

Hutchinson, David, aged 73, Refreshment Rooms, Nantyderry. Licensee for 19 years. Born Vrow Farm.

James, Emma, Cross Blethyn, Itton Chepstow, wife of late Thomas, Goytre House.

James, John, aged 68. Pencroesoped, Goytre, son Clifford, daughter Irene, leaves a wife.

James, Thomas, aged 75, Cross Blethyn, Itton, near Chepstow, late of Goytre House.


Jenkins, Ada Ellen, aged 21. New Barn farm, Goytre, daughter of Thomas and Annie.

Jenkins, David, aged 78 at Pontypool Union Workhouse, labourer of Goytre.

Jenkins, James, of Ty Llwyd, Goytre, 6’ 6” tall weighing 18 stone, leaves a wife aged 93.

Jenkins, Jane, aged 85, Upper Village, Goytre, wife of John, cattle dealer.

Jenkins, Walter, aged 91, daughters Mrs Owen, Birch Grove, Goytre, born Walnut Tree Farm, Goytre on 29. 3. 1833.

Jenkins, William, aged 82, Grove Cottage, Goytre.

Jenkins, William, aged 29, Hay Meadow Goytre, second son of William and Ann.

Jenkins, William, at the Royal Gwent Hospital, lived with sister, Mrs Ellaway at Goytre Lodge.

Jenkins, William Henry, aged 47 at Pontypool Union Workhouse, of Goytre.

Jeremiah, Ann, aged 43, wife of Mr B, Goytre

Jeremiah, Miss, aged 9, Royal Oak Inn, Goytre, daughter of William and Matilda.

Jeremiah, Thomas, aged 52 of Glanbaiden, Goytre.

August 1936
Jones, Ann, aged 85, children, Jane, Emily and Philip, wife of late Thomas, Walnut Tree Farm, Goytre.

Jones, Annie Maud, aged 15 months, Pantglas Farm, Goytre, only child of Mr & Mrs George.

Jones, David, aged 71, following being knocked down by a cyclist, retired platelayer, The Knoll, Goytre, husband of Clara.


Jones, John, aged 79, Colebrook, Roath Park, Cardiff. Clerk at Goytre Church for 36 years. (Died whilst visiting son)

Jones, May, Royal Gwent Hospital , Newport following an operation. (nee Hanford), Licensee, Goytre Arms Inn, formerly Talywain, husband Arthur.

Jones, Thomas, aged 35, Goytre, Pontnewynydd, a puddler.

Jones, William, aged 40, milk vendor, Goytre.

Lewis, Alfred, aged 31, Black Beech, Goytre, eldest son of William and Elizabeth, late of LLan Farm.

Lewis, Elizabeth, aged 89, Goytre, relict of W., Tygwyn Farm, Llanover.

?. 8. 1938
Lewis, George Daniel, aged 79 of Ingleton Lodge, Barlston, Newcastle, headmaster, great grandsons of James, Wern Farm Goytre, sons Thomas and Daniel.

Lewis, John, aged 72 of Llanvair Kilgeddin, farmer, Goytre

Lewis, Mary, aged 68 of Danygraig, Goytre, wife of Josiah.

Lewis, P.T., killed in action WW1 of Tyr Ewen, Goytre.

Lindsay, Emily L, aged 10,  (Chestnut Cottage) drowned in the Monmouthshire Canal Mamhilad, daughter of William. 

Llewellyn, Charles, aged 73 of Oak Cottage, Goytre.

Mais, Frances Maria Colston, aged 85 of Penleaf Cottage, Goytre, wife of Richard Colston Esq.

Merrick, Martha, aged 82 at Pontypool and district hospital, nee Wilks, relict of Charles, Feltham Cottage, Newtown, Goytre.

Morgan, Azariah, aged 74 at Hollis Kansas, son of William and Martha, born Wern Farm, Goytre 11.9.1862. Relict of Alice


Morgan, Charles Francis, aged 80 of Maes-y-Beran, Goytre, former builder, sons Thomas John, Stanley A and Wyndham Ivor.

Morgan, Clifford Louis, aged 20, died at Coventry hospital of Budworth, son of Mr & Mrs Louis, Old Stores, Goytre, gasworker.

Morgan, F Mabel, aged 39, of Oak Cottage, Goytre, relict of Horace.

Morgan, Gladys, 6 months, Park Bach, Goytre, daughter of Lewis and Hannah.

Morgan, Harry, aged 39, of Pudda Goytre, son of Mrs & Tom, Pwllmars, (Pwllmerick) Goytre.

Morgan, Horace Llewellyn, aged 32 of  Ty Arrow, Goytre.

Morgan, Martha, aged 81, wife of David, Road Farm, Goytre.

Morgan, Mary, aged 84 of the Wern, Goytre, relict of William.

Morgan, Sarah Ann, aged 62 of Glenusk Farm, Goytre, wife of William.

Morgan, Thomas, aged 73 at Pontypool Union Infirmary, farm labourer, parish of Goytre.

Morgan, William, aged 64 of Wern Farm, Goytre

Morris, Gertrude E, aged 15 of Penwern Cottage, Goytre, eldest child of Evan and Jane.

Morris, Jane, aged 76 of Bedfont, Goytre, wife of Evan, daughter of John Jones, parish clerk, children Ted, Bert, Ernie and daughter Florence.

Morris, Valentine, aged 42 of Ash Cottage, Goytre wife of Winifred, Old Stores, leaves 9 children.

Newman, Abraham, aged 83 of Cross Lace, Raglan, native of Goytre, carpenter, sons Arthur and William.

Owen, Edward, aged 85 of The Gables, Goytre, native of Cwm Ddu, Radnorshire, bootmaker, leaves 4 sons and 2 daughters.

Owen, Harriett, aged 75 of The Gables, Goytre, wife of Edward.

Owen, Rachel, aged 54 of Nightingale Cottage, Goytre, wife of Albert, children, Eddie, Will, David, Winnie, Annie and Gladys.

Pape, Thomas Brinkly, aged 68 of Pengroesoped, Goytre, 30 years a stationmaster, Nantyderry.

Pardoe, George, aged 61, sisters Mrs James, Elm Tree Cottage, Goytre, brothers J. (Sheffield) and A. (Glascoed)

Peel, Guy Alban, aged 36, mother, Avebury, New Ferry, Cheshire.  B.A. of Penwern, Goytre.

Phillips, Abraham, aged 67 of New House, Goytre, relict of Elizabeth, born Croesnypant.

Phillips, Amy, aged 71, Junction House, Pontymoile, wife of William, buried at Saron Chapel, Goytre

Phillips, Amy, aged 62, of Croesnypant, wife of John, water tender on canal.

Phillips, Elizabeth, aged 61, of New House, Goytre, wife of Abraham, late of Pontypool Road.

Phillips, Mathias, aged 78, of Vine Tree cottage, Goytre.

Poulsom, Sarah, aged 59, of Sawtells Terrace, Pontnewynydd, buried Goytre, wife of Francis, children, Frances, Olive, Ethel, Clarice, Iris and 2 sons.

Powell, Eva Diana, aged 32 of Sunnybank Goytre, wife of Arthur W.

Power, Charles, aged 20 of Croesnypant, agricultural labourer.

Price, David, aged 69 of Castle Cottage, Goytre.

Pritchard, David Francis, aged 75 of Goytre House, JP. Born Llanfeigan 17.8.1848.

Richards, Gwendoline, aged 9, (died of malnutrition) illegitimate daughter of Mrs Florence Richards, Rumble Street, Goytre.

Rosser, Aaron, aged 65, Oviel Garn, Goytre, farmer.

Rosser, Elizabeth, aged 76, Mamhilad Villa, wife of John, farmer.

Rosser, John, aged 77, farmer, Goytre Mill.

Rosser, John, aged 72, Mamhilad farm, farmer.

Rosser, Keturah, wife of James, Goytre.

Sansom, William George, Ellersley, Goytre, native of Wareham, Dorset, leaves a wife and family.

Sexton, Walter George, aged 56, Park View, Goytre, daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Gladys, Ethel and son George.


Shepherdson, Emma, aged 66 of Twyn Cecil, Goytre, wife of William.

Shepherdson, William, aged 76 of Twyn Cecil, Goytre.

Summers, William, aged 43, of Goytre.

Thomas, David, aged 69, husband of Susan, Old Stores, Goytre, formerly of Penyrheol. (There were 16 children, 4 sons and 4 daughters survived.)

Thomas, Irene, aged 7 months, daughter of David and Susan, Old Stores, Goytre.

Thomas, William, killed in action WW1, of Goytre.

Vaughan, Elizabeth, Abersychan, relict of John, Goytre.

Walker, William, killed on railway line, of Penwern Farm, farmer.

Waters, Enoch, aged 92, of Laswern Cottage, Goytre, besom maker, step-father of Alfred Marsh, Porth, Glam.

Watkins, Elizabeth, aged 84, Old Castle, Goytre.

Watkins, Mary Ann, aged 50, at Pontypool Union Infirmary, wife of George, a general labourer, of Goytre.

Watts, Thomas, aged 62, timber dealer, Goytre.

Weeks, W., aged 85, Bryn View, Goytre, late GWR engine driver, children, Bess, Gretta, Addie and William.

Whitehead, Lionel Digby, aged 60, died of a ruptured aorta near Sennybridge, Brecon. Of Goytre Hall, head of steel and iron co., leaves wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters.

Whitney, Edith, daughter of Thomas, Ty Cooke, Goytre.

Whitney, William, of 26 Bishop Street, Abertillery, only son of Thomas, Ty Cooke, Goytre.

Wilks, Catherine, aged 61, of Penperllenni House, Goytre.

Wilks, Elizabeth, aged 83, of Phoenix Cottage, Goytre, relict of Isaac.

Wilks, Isaac, aged 54, born Goytre, son of late Isaac.

Wilks, John, aged 89, (Deacon of Chapel Ed for 60 years.) Born Penperllenni 9.4.1842, founder of Little Mill engineering company.

Williams, Joseph, aged 87, worked at Little Mill brick works for 30 years, of Griffithstown, native of Goytre, children, Ted, Jim, Joe, Mary Ann & Ada.

?. 9. 1893
Williams, Joseph, aged 52, at Pontypool district hospital, native of Goytre, son of late Joseph and Mary.

Williams, Mary, Miss, aged 76, suicide by drowning, Bedfont, Goytre, cousin Miss Rachel Wilks, Phoenix Cottage.

Mrs Williams, aged 45, Goytre, wife of Walter, farmer.

Williams, Reggie, aged 8, Bridge House, Goytre, sons of Mrs and David.

Wood, Agnes Jane, sister of Mrs A Boyce, Berllan Farm, Goytre.

T146 – Memo of Gampala Estate – Kandy

Memo of Gampala Estate – Kandy
1846 Bonds Brownlon Layard 200 0 0      
Feb-13   Sarah Bennett 250 0 0      
    Sir Arthur Wilson 600 0 0      
    Price & Sons 500 0 0 1550 0 0
  Bills Ackland Boyd & Co       3000 0 0
  Debts Col. Braybrook 155 16 0      
    Louis Bird 54 10 0      
    Wm Labonadiere 7 0 0      
    Estate of F Kettery 20 0 0      
    Private cash etc 527 0 0      
    Ceylon Bank 594 18 9      
    Major Parker 100 0 0      
    Charlotte Bird 300 0 0      
    Price & Sons 500 0 0 2259 10 3
  Estates Gampolla estate       290 0 0
  Interest Brownlon Layard 16 0 0      
    Sarah Bennett 20 0 0 36 0 0
    Balance       19870 0 2-Jan
  Landed Property Adgalla 1/3 share 1500 0 0      
    Wahagapitia half share 2000 0 0      
    Dunboula 700a cost 1200 0 0      
    Newera Ellia 130 0 0 4830 0 0
  Household Property No.1 Kandy lake + house half share 700 0 0      
    No.2 Kandy lake + house half share 1000 0 0 1700 0 0
  Bonds Archdeacon + Flook       15000 0 0
  Debts Major Parker 74 17 1      
    Wm Sabonadiere 16 2 0      
    George Bird 135 0 0      
    Do bill WTB & Co 1000 0 0      
    Grampola Buck establishement 46 4 0      
    Wm Walters 9 14 0      
    Durand Kershaw 22 10 0      
    Brownlow Layard 30 0 0      
    Outstanding sundries 311 15 0 1646 3 5
  Estates due to me Wahagapitia       880 0 0
  Interest Archdeacon + Flook       550 0 0
    Furniture-carriages = sundries       300 0 0
    Books and plate say       100 0 0
    By balance of this date       19870 3 2
  Depandancies West India property 700 0 0      
    Mortgage (Mrs Birds) 800 0 0      
    Commission price if sold 2000 0 0 3500 0 0
            23370 13 2
13th Feb   Balance at credit of Henry Chas Bird       23370 3 2
    and written below-            
    and may he and his long live to            
    enjoy the same – A FRIEND!          

T26 – Samuel Bird Cash Account

T26 – Cash account of Samuel Bird

Aug 10th Paid interest to James Hutchinson 280 00
Aug 17th To paid Thomas Clare 1000 00
Aug 17th To paid Wm Pearce costs in the
Chancery suit 141 13
23rd To paid James Hutchinson the like 59 19
Dec 31st To paid Joseph Bird principal int.t 336 12
Balance due to Samuel Bird and which, since
His death hath been paid to his widow and
administration as will appear in Mrs Bird’s
administration account 2443 16
Title with the account general at the time of his death

Jan.y by cash received of Isaac Leferne 352 3
20th By received 6 months dividends on the
£4666 13 4d South Sea Stocks to 5th Janry

1791 – £1 13 4d
July 23rd
By 6 months to 5th July 1791 £1 13s 4d

Jan 20th – by 6 months due 1st Jan £1 13s 4d
July 23rd – by by 6 months due 5th July £1 13s 4d
Aug 6th – By receipt of James Hutchinson 100£ being
So much directed to before 100£ allowed by the master.
Aug 15th – by received on sale of 1190 10s part of the above South Sea Stock
Aug 25th – by cash received of Isaac Leferne £462 4s 0d

Statement of the stock received for Mr Samuel Bird’s share of the legacy bequeathed to him by Mr Elias Bird’s will and the manner they have been appropriated.

1790 Dec – By South Sea Stock transferred into Samuel Bird’s name
£466 13s 4d

1792 Aug 8th – transferred to James Hutchinson £2000
15 sold out to pay off debts £1190 10s

Mrs Bird hath received the dividends of this stock upton July 1794 and will appear in her administration account since which she hath transferred the stock as follows:
One half therof into her own name £733 17s 4d
One eighth to Henry Bird Esq., £100 9s 4d
The like to Wm Symons Esq
The like to W H Winstone
The like to Miss Elizabeth Bird

1793 Aug
By stock interest transferred into Mrs Bird’s name £3676 17s 11d
September sold out to pay debts £1300
Mrs Bird hath also received the dividends of this stock up to 5th July 1794. I carried them to the administration account since which she hath transferred the principal.
One half in her own name £4000 0s 11d
One eighth into the name of Henry Bird, Wm Symons, Wm Winstone and Miss Elizabeth Bird each receiving £297 2s 3d

1794 July
By bank 37pc by annuities transferred into Mrs Bird’s name in two sums £1205 12s 2d and £106 11s 9d together which in thus appropriated £1312 3s 11d

One half remaining in her own name £656 1s 11d

One eighth transferred to as above each receiving £164 0s 6d

1795 Aug
By more South Sea Stock transferred into Mrs Bird’s name who is thus appropriated £3019 0s 9d
One half remaining therof in her own name one eighth transferred to the like as before.

T39 – Itemised Solicitors Bill to H.C. Byrde Esq.. – 1862

T39 H.C. Byrde Esq., £16 1s 2d            
1862 Nov Re Change of Name       £ S D
  attending on you conferring and taking instructions for your change of name         6 8
  draw deed of declaration to change to be enrolled in Chancery       1 1 0
  copy for perusal         5 0
  draw notice to be inserted in the newspapers         7 6
  fair copy for perusal         3 6
  draw affidavid of execution of deed         7 6
  fair copy to be sworn         3 0
  attending on your reading over draft         6 8
  expressing deed on parchment         7 6
  paid for stamp and parchment       1 18 0
  for fair copy of notice to be inserted in several newspapers         14 0
  signature of deed and notices         6 8
  preparing affidavid and deed and signature of notice         5 0
  attending on commission and serving two affidavids on execution of signature         6 8
  paid for oaths         3 0
  sending deed and notice by London agents and desiring them to ensure the deed            
  in chancery and to insert the notice in the Gazette ot Times and to get your name            
  on the Sheriffs list altered and paid postage         3 10
  Brought Over       7 9 1
Dec 3rd sending notice to the editor of the Free Press with instruction to insert same         3 7
  sending notice to The Merlin         3 4
  having heard from the agents that the proprietor of the London Gazette would            
  not insert this notice writing them to instruct it once in the Times instead of the            
  Gazette         3 7
  paid agents bill of costs and expenses            
  attending to privy council   6 8      
  attending stamping   6 8      
  attending master of the rolls   6 8      
  attending for same   6 8      
  attending levy deed for enrollment   6 8      
  letter as requested by the enrollment chief clerk   5 0      
  attending the Times office   6 8      
  paid for insertion in paper 1 5 5      
  attending for deed enrollment   6 8      
  letter to chief clerk of privy council requesting change of name at sherifs court   5 0      
  clerk attending therewith and with deed for inspection   3 4      
  letter returning deed   3 6      
  letter posting and cab hire etc   10 0      
  paid advertisement local paper       6 17 0
          2 0 0
          16 1 2

Henry Bird – Kandy Monument

A completely stripped monument to Henry Byrde (1837-1907). 

With a military background, serving in the Crimea and later as Commandant of the Ceylon Light Infantry, Byrde went into business in Kandy and in 1873 was appointed the secretary of the municipal council, as well as superintendent of works.  He served in those capacities until his death.  “He was a good amateur actor, had a great knowledge of trees and tree-planting, and was a walking dictionary of information about Kandy, of which he was the oldest European resident….”  Survey of Sri Lanka maps incorrectly identify this as the Gyrde memorial. 

(Ed. this item found at www.greatmirror.com – ‘Sri Lanka, Colonist Life Chapter’)

T310 – Elizabeth Bird Diary of Family Events 1775 -1837

1775 23rd Mar brother Henry went to America
  13th Feb sister Dolly married to Wm Symons of Martin Gate Plymouth afterwards Chaddlewood
  5th Dec grandmother Bird died
  8th Dec Dolly a son – William
1780 7th June riots in London – Newgate and other prisons burned down
1781 1st Aug – Wed Dolly a daughter Elizabeth Maria (Mrs Saltare)
1782 11th Feb – Mon I was married at Ridgeway Church to William Hayward Winstone of Albany Court, present, father, Wm Symons and cousin Maria Biggs
  24th Nov – Sun Henrietta Winstone born
1785 3rd Jan brother Henry came
  31st Jan Dolly a daughter Doroty ( Mrs Strode)
  8th Feb Mrs Henry Bird a daughter Maria at Hotwells
  17th Mar brother Henry went to Monmouthshire with his family
1789 16th Sept Henrietta Coinstone died
1793   Bird family moved to the Priory Plymton
1794 13th Sept – Sun Mrs Henry Bird a daughter Fanny
  11th June left Oldbury Court
  1st July slept first time in new house 1 Bedford Street Bath
  29th Sept Sally, George, Samuel and Frances christened by Revd. Williams
1800 4th Apr brother Henry died of dystentry 4 days after leaving Spithead to join expedition to Egypt
  22nd Sept heard of the above event
  18th Oct left Goytre with George and Fanny
  28th Oct William Symonds died
1801 12th Oct grand illumination for peace
  19th Oct Mrs Saltare a son Henry
1803 8th Apr Mrs Samuel Bird died
    Maria Bird married Cpt Witherington
  8th July our family left Bath for Quedgley near Gloucester
1804 1st Aug – Wed Mrs Witherington a daughter Maria (Mrs Towgood)
1805 29th Jan aunt Biggs died (mothers sister Miss Biggs)
  9th Sept my dear mother moved from Stonehouse to Chaddlewood
  8th Oct spoke to me fort he last time. Took to her bed
  10th Oct my dear mother died
  21st Oct Lord Nelson victory and death
1807 1st July left Goytre with Fanny and Louisa Bird
1808 25th Feb Maria Witherington died. Buried in Goytre churchyard
  27th May Left Goytre with Louisa
1809   Betsy Bird died. Buried at Goytre
  1st Dec Harriet died at Hotwells. Buried in the Chapel yard Clifton
1810 30th Sept Sally Birch died. Buried in Plympton church yard
1811 22nd June brought Georgina to Quesdgley
1812 20th Nov my nephew Henry came with wife, children Fanny and nurse
1814 29th Oct my dear sister Dolly a daughter (Mrs Symons) – Mrs Salter a daughter – Henrietta
1815 18th June battle of Waterloo
1816 7th Dec Henry, a son Henry. Mrs Salter twins, one died. Charles Bird married to Miss Ann Crook
1817 13th June Henry put on full pay in the 87th
1818 24th Mar left Bath with Fanny and Louisa for Exmouth
  18th May the dear blessed Louisa breathed her last. Buried in Littleham church yard near Exmouth
  20th Oct my dear husband Wm Hayward Winstone died
  27th Oct funeral at Quedgley
  2nd Nov left Quedgley for lodgings in St James’s Bath
  31st Dec this concludes a year of much sorrow and strange happenings
1819   Salter family left Ridgeway
  18th May Mr Salter died
  31st Dec this year thanks to Almighty God has been far more happy than the last. My dear child (Fanny Bird) in perfect heath and I have a more comfortable home
1820 25th Mar took no. 18 Park Street Bath. Rent £73 10s. Taxes £35 11 5d
  31st Dec this year thanks be to God has passed more free from trouble than any preceeding one in my remembrance. A greatful heart and contented mind are my thankful offerings
1821 28th May dreadful storm of thunder and lightenings so dark that candles were needed for an hour at mid-day
1822 9th Mar uncle Biggs died
  26th May cousin Ann Gwyn died. Mrs Henry Bird a daughter
  12th Sept Dorothy Symons married Mr George Strode of Newnham Park
  31st Dec blessed to be God. This year has passed in health and comfort
  20th Jul went to Glasgow with Fanny
  1st Aug went to Edinburgh
  24th Aug went to Worcester bought a teaset to Royal Strode?
1823 15th Jul rain every day till August 27th 40 days of rain
  2nd Sept left Bath. Met my dearest child Fanny at Gloster, went on to North Wales. Rev Wm Walters died. Mrs Strode a daughter Georgina.
    George Saltare married Miss Fanny Culsac. Henry and George left for Ceylon. Mrs Henry Bird and family left Goytre
1824 4th Feb Fanny Bird married to Rev Walter Marriott. God grant that this may be a happy day. 15 at breakfast
  5th Mar my dear child and Mr Marriott left for Babbicombe
1825 23rd Mar left 18 Park St for number 31
  12th Sept Mrs Strode a daughter Florence
  22nd Oct Walter Marriott went to take duty at Holt
  2nd Dec Fanny drank tea at Wm Wilberforce’s
1826 6th Jan my beloved child went to Holt
  1st Aug Mrs Wm Holt died nee Caroline Marriott
  17th Nov my dear child and little Wm Walters arrived from Goytre
1827 22nd Nov – Thurs my dear child returned to Bath at 4pm after an accident in the carriage on Bradford Hill on the way to Holt. Walter came with her
  12th Apr Mrs Harvey Marriott a daughter ( Caroline)
  30th Apr my dear child came down to breakfast. God be praised for her amendment
  9th May Fanny went to Walcot church to the christening of Mr Harvey Marriotts child
  11th May Walter and Fanny returned to Holt
  25th May Mr Peter Marriott a daughter (Ellen?)
  14th Sept Fanny and Walter came
  10th Oct my beloved child a daughter at 4pm
  7th Nov went to Walcot church to the christening of Louisa Jane
  27th Fanny, Walter and baby went to Holt. Maria Witherington married Mr Towgood of Dartford
1828 19th Feb Ann Hayward married to Mr Harvey. Elizabeth and her brother Frederick sailed for India in May
  3rd Oct Mrs Peter Marriott a daughter (Annie)
  16th Sept Fanny, Walter and baby left Bath for Goytre
  14th Nov All returned from Goytre
  20th Nov Maria Towgood a son (William)
  1st Dec Mrs Harvey Marriott a daughter Sophia
  6th Ann Niblet a daughter (Anne)
  26th George Bird married to a daughter (Charlotte) of Col. Hook at Colombo Ceylon
1829 3rd Aug my dear child and family came to Bath
  5th my nephew Henry Bird died
  24th my dear Fanny a daughter 5.30 am
  22nd May child christened at Walcot church Albina Caroline
  29th all went to Holt
  19th Aug heared of the death of my nephew Henry Bird
  31st Walter and family went to Goytre
1830 22nd Apr Mr Peter Marriott a daughter (Fanny Adelaide)
  8th July Mr Henry Bird’s 4 children with Lucy, Fanny and Louisa came from Holt and dined with me
  29th Dec Mrs Henry Bird married Mr Richard Mais
1831 1st Jan I began the new year in bodily pain but blesses be God in mental comfort hearing this day heard of the welfare of those most dear to me
  5th Apr Mr Basil Marriott married Miss Charlotte Bough. Walter and Fanny went to the wedding
  8th July all left Bath for Goytre
  5th Aug returned from Goytre
  20th Oct – Thurs my beloved child a son early this morning
  29th dreadful riots in Bristol and some in Bath
  20th Nov dear baby christened Walter Henry
  1st Dec the dear family came from Holt
  16th Sept my dear child returned home
1832 16th Aug all the children with whooping cough
  21st Louisa in the measles
  30th Oct Mrs Harvey Marriott a son (Herbert)
  1st July Georgina Dix a daughter (Charlotte Georgina)
1833 23rd Mar my dear child removed from Holt to Trowbridge
  9th Aug my dear child with Louisa and Henry Bird went to Goytre
  28th Sept Mrs Peter Marriott a daughter (Agnes)
1834 16th Feb my dear child a daughter
  31st Mar Mrs Briggs died
  10th my dear Fanny, Louisa and baby came
  26th Lucy Bird married to Rev Thomas Davies (of Trevethin)
  1st Aug Mrs Harry Nisbet and children returned to India
  30th Sept Henry Bird sailed for Ceylon a Lt. In the rifle corps
1835 22nd Apr little Walter was lost in the street of Bath for over an hour
  30th Fanny and family left Bath for Goytre
  6th June all passed through Bath on the way home. Left Louisa with me
  16th my dear Fanny came with little Bess
  9th Sept dear little Walter broke his arm
  24th Nov The arm broken again
  31st Dec blessed be God the year has passed without any material cause of affliction and in no more pain than might be expected from my advanced time of life.
1836 17th May my dear family from Trowbridge dined with me on their way to Clifton
  30th Prior Park in Bristol burnt down
  28th June my dear Fanny andfamily returned from Clifton.
    Nothing particular recorded after this date
1837 18th Apr Elizabeth Hayward Winstone died. Buried in the Winstone vault under Stapleton church where her only daughter Henrietta has been buried