Diary 01: Diary of John and Georgiana Molloy: 28 January 1835 - 8 April 1837

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April 1835 1 qr. 5 May Tuesday 28th 58/7 65/10 S.E S. S62 Mr Vernon Bussell arrived from the Vasse with the H & G Chapman and their three Horses. Wednesday 29 58/7 78/3 Westerly Did a small quantity of wattling[?]. This morning R. Heppingstone with his son & Layman went in a small flat to fish at the Cocoanut Island. The former was left at a spot near or on a dock fishing, five minutes or thereaway had only elapsed when Layman passing near the place missed Heppingstone but from seeing his line coiled up on the rock, he felt no alarm for his safety. however having called repeatedly & not receiving any answer fears for his safety were excited & he accompanied by his son sought after him for upwards of three hours, they returned this morning to his widowed wife & five helpless Children, to announce the mournful event in which his son was so sad a participator Thursday 30. 65/7 West. Cloudy Wr - much rain during the night. Friday May 1 West D Some heavy showers this morning, cleared up about noon. Dawson thrashing - D. 7 - oClock 12 - 15 ½ hr [...] / Aft - 1.40 - 5.0 Saturday 2 64/7 West D Cloudy. Wr. Dawson thrashing. Recd £3 from Mr Layman as a charitable donation to the Widow & Children of the late Rob Heppingstone Sunday 3rd N.W. Performed Divine Service & made a collection for the widow of the late Robert Heppingstone Monday 4th NW. Sent the Dingy to Mr Layman to go in search of the body of poor Heppingstone - employed in swimming which [...] for that purpose Tuesday 5th 51/7 D. W West Wednesday 6 64/7 Do. Signed Mr. Greens Acct & gave him change for his bit[?] discharging his Acct. [Page 12]