• Ann’s People

    Ann Walker Stansfeld (née Sutherland)

    (Updated 6/7/2023) Ann Walker Stansfeld (née Sutherland) was Ann Walker’s niece, Elizabeth & George’s youngest daughter. She signed her name as Annie in letters and was identified as such in some other documents. So, I will be referring to her as Annie in this blog. Early Years Ann Walker Sutherland was the 6th child of Capt. George M and Elizabeth Sutherland (née Walker), was born on 17 September 1837 and baptized the following month in Scotland.1 Anne Lister first mentioned her in her diary entry of 1 October 1837, when Ann Walker received a letter from her sister Elizabeth announcing her birth: “…dinner at 6 ¾ – coffee read the…

  • Diary Comparison

    Thursday 19th February 1835

    Sent Cap & frock to Mrs. Fenton – dearest went to District Bank – person very civil pays a rent in George St. of £80. per annum. Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/0040 [up at] 7 5/..[to bed at] 11 3/4 no kiss   A-’s [Adney’s] cousin came very gently last night on getting into bed very fine morning but rain at 7 and afterwards, and Fahrenheit 44° now at 8 3/4 – breakfast at 9 1/4 to 10 – then a few minutes with my father then had Mr. Washington – gave me his, and Mr. William Armitage’s, of Mirfield, valuation, at £5.5.0 per acre of the…

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    Wednesday 18th February 1835

    Mr. Adam came about Hinscliffe & Slick Lease – Chew brought it for me to read – gave me account of accusation against Mr. C. Brandling German House so called from the Moravians from Germany settling living there, before they settled at Wike – Mr. Carter 62 years of age his father lived at German house – Walked to Cliff hill Washington bought Lot of ground at the sale at Bongate at ½ per yard 1140 yards Mr. Overend died without will, but as soon as his eldest son returned from New south Wales he signed over all to Chew, & two other persons, for the benefit of the family.…

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    Tuesday 17th February 1835

     Mr. Samuel Houldsworth [Holdsworth] has just bought the place he lives at called [gap] for which he has given £2.500 it pays him about £50 per annum he has had to borrow money to pay for the purchase. his only child married Mr. Thwaite Mr. Rawson’s bank clerk – [gap] Cordingley left – Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/0040 [up at] 7 40/..[to bed at] 12 10/.. no kiss very fine morning Fahrenheit 43 3/4° now at 8 25/.. at which hour breakfast till 9, having been out with Charles Howarth a minute or 2 – a few minutes with my father – George took my note to Mr.…

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    Monday 16th February 1835

    No entry today. [up at] 7 10/..[to bed at] 12 10/.. no kiss raining at 11 25/.. and very high wind when Marian went last night, and got off by the mail for Market Weighton – rain this morning but fair and a little sun and Fahrenheit 44° at 8 50/.. till which hour looking over Freeman’s stone-lease (Yew trees wood) and reading last night’s paper – breakfast at 8 3/4 – Had Mrs. Dewhirst 5 or 6 minutes to ask leave to cart across the land with and for their skins, and if all were not quite done, that I would allow them (the skins) to stay in the…

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    Sunday 15th February 1835

    No entry today. [up at] 7 40/..[to bed at] 11 3/4 no kiss rain in the night – fine and high wind and Fahrenheit 46° now at 8 3/4 a.m.  breakfast at 8 50/.. in about 3/4 hour – then began and sat making 2 or 3 little extracts from and reading the first 64 pages and notes and appendix belonging thereto of reading Parnell on roads till after 12 – prayers at 12 20/.. in 1/2 hour – then stood in my aunt’s room 50 minutes reading yesterday’s Halifax Guardian – Letter from Mr. William Briggs disclaiming the exclusive dealing system – well he may disclaim it; for the…

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    Saturday 14th February 1835

    No diary entry today [up at] 7 1/4[to bed at] 11 1/2 no kiss Soft damp morning Fahrenheit 43° at 8 1/4 – had been out 5 or 6 minutes before in the barn and workshop – breakfast at 8 1/2 in 3/4 hour – before and after till 10 1/2 read from page 97 to 119 Philip on Indigestion – went down to Washington for a minute or 2 – then Mr. Bradley not being come sent off Pickells to magistrates office against Joseph Gill summonsed for cutting down wood in Yew trees wood without orders – then read forward from page 119 to 135 Philip on Indigestion and…

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    Friday 13th February 1835

    No entry today. [up at] 7 10/..[to bed at] 11 5/.. no kiss rainy morning and Fahrenheit 42° at 8 5/.. tho’ it had been fine before – breakfast at 8 1/4 – then read from page 73 to 97 Philip on Indigestion – then moved my papers from the bureau drawers in the little dining room to the drawers (Marian let me have in exchange) in the Low kitchen chamber – then some while talking to Marian – then with Adney and a minute or 2 with my aunt till 12 1/4 – the rain prevented my going out immediately after breakfast – Joseph Gill (whom Pickells went after…

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    Thursday 12th February 1835

    No entry today. [up at] 6 55/..[to bed at] 11 25/.. no kiss ready in 50 minutes fine softish rather hazyish morning now at 8 10/.. at which at which hour Fahrenheit 42° and breakfast – out with William Keighley at 8 50/.. and with him in Lower brea wood till 12 55/.. when brought him home to dine with the servants – he was off again to the wood at 1 35/.. and I off with Adney and walked with her as far as the Mytholm-land stone quarry on her way to Cliff hill – then with William Keighley again at 1 55/.. and made up the number of…

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    Wednesday 11th February 1835

    No entry today. [up at] 8 1/2 [to bed at] 11 1/2 no kiss fine frosty tho’ rather hazy morning Fahrenheit 37° at 9 1/4 a.m. at which hour breakfast – Marian came to us and staid a long while (till after 11) – had had Washington before breakfast was over – brought Adney back the small plans he had borrowed – some talk about Godley – told him to think about it, and try if he could not get some worsted spinner from Bradford to try and buy it for me, underhand – I would gladly pay for the deeds making out twice – Marian will get another housemaid –…