Sunday 25th January 1846

“Wet morning. Went not to church in consequence thereof, but instead to Tillman’s Coffee Shop and read the news of the week. Boiled leg of mutton and turnips for dinner.  Afternoon, waited about Rathbone Place but to no purpose, therefore proceeded to Tottenham Court Chapel and Burial Ground, and there looked the tomb stones over, after which I met Ann Fox and took walk round Regents Park etc. Had pint beer and biscuits at public house in Great Portland Street. Got home just as the rain commenced. Ann Fox made me present of a very nice silk hand kerchief. Paid Granny Shephard for stockings, cloth for new shirt, and neckhand kerchiefs.”

Sunday 4th January 1846

“Morning, went to Tillman’s Coffee House, Tottenham Court Road, to read newspaper. From there to the Old Bailey to see preparations for the execution of Martha Browning tomorrow. After dinner took walk with Ann Fox across Westminster Bridge to Horsemonger Lane County Gaol, to see if any preparations were being made for the execution of Samuel Quennell tomorrow, but such was not the case. Returned back over Westminster Bridge, through St James’s Park, and continued walk through the Green and Hyde Parks. There rested ourselves on an old seat opposite one of the gates. Returned home through Oxford Street. Granny Shepard bought me a pair of worsted stockings for 1s 2d. Ann gave me a shilling off what she owes Granny, leaving only 8d unpaid.”