Saturday 22nd August 1846

“Only one gang at work owing to last night’s feast and those odd men excepting me, only one carman at work out of three, both screeners absent, one whereof, Charles Dutton, was dreadful drunk. John Vincent Smith tried at the Old Bailey for the murder of Susan Tolledy last Saturday and found guilty.”

Saturday 7th February 1846

“Charles Dutton, screener at Eccleston Wharf, fell overboard. Slipped off the gunnell of the ‘Jim’ barge while hauling in another. Was ducked well over head and ears. — Wages commenced at 20s per week this night henceforth.  Received 20s this night to begin with.  All things going on well at present. — Mr Burn of Stephen Street died this morning aged 72 years less one day.”