Thursday, 6 October 2016

6.10.1864

Morning fine. Went to Mr. Jameson's about the horse. Got an order from Mr. Richards for 20 dollars for horse work. Left town at noon. Walked down the trail. Hugh Boyd came over in the evening. (photo: socks knitted by Mrs. Hugh Boyd for Major Matthews and a medal to Hugh Boyd- CVA)

(Diary: Fitzgerald McCleery, Vancouver 1862-1866)

5. 10.1864

Morning showery. Went up to town at noon with the horse. Stopped all night with Hugh Boyd. Mr. McVeen advanced 400$ at 2 p. cent. (photo: the house Hugh Boyd was born in- Killyleagh, Ireland- CVA)

(Diary: Fitzgerald McCleery, Vancouver 1862-1866)

4.10.1864

Morning wet. Went up the hill to saw some cedar for shakes. Samuel went over to Uncle's to milk the cows. Evening wet.

(Diary: Fitzgerald McCleery, Vancouver 1862-1866) 

3.10.1864

Morning frosty. Went over to Uncle's for a wheel barrow to wheel the cedar blocks to the medow. Halled them home in the evening. Samuel over at Uncle's.

(Diary: Fitzgerald McCleery, Vancouver 1862-1866)

2.10.1864

Fine weather. Tom, the Indian, came up for turnips. Went over to Richmond. Samuel came home in the evening.

(Diary: Fitzgerald McCleery, Vancouver 1862-1866)

1.10.1864

Weather fine. Samuel went up to town with the butter. Did not come home. Stopped at Mr. Jameson's. (What did you get up to with the butter money, Samuel?)

(Diary: Fitzgerald McCleery, Vancouver 1862-1866)

Friday, 30 September 2016


30.09.1864

Morning cloudy. Clearing off brush to widen the road. Halled up the cedar poles for the shed in the evening with C. Ryan's oxen.

(Diary: Fitzgerald McCleery, Vancouver 1862-1866)