Richard Kay of Baldingstone, near Bury A Lancashire Doctor The Chetham Society, 1968
Page 97. (1745) 25.
This Day in the Afternoon I went to the Funeral of Saml. Tong's Son at
Smithfold, he was a young Man and died very much afflicted with
Strumous Discharges; he was interr'd at Cockey Chappel.
Anne Tong, dau. of Betty Tong, bp. 1737 Ainsworth (FamilySearch) John, son of Saml. Tong, died Jul 10th 1736 , buried 12th (Ancestry) Wm. Tong, son of Peter Tong, bp. 7 Jan 1744, Ainsworth (FamilySearch)
Maps and Photographs of Smith Fold Farm, Ainsworth
The Diary of Samuel Taylor, Threadmaker and Inventory, 1722 - 1723
Transactions of the Newcomen Society Volume 15, 1934 - Issue 1 Patent Practive in the 18th Century: The Diary of Samuel Taylor, Threadmaker and Inventory, 1722 - 1723 By A.A. Gomme, Member of Council p209
Taylor, "of Moston in the Parish of Manchester, Yeoman" applied for a
patent for his "new engine for stamping and dressing of thread" on Oct.
18th, 1722. The diary reproduced here records in detail his
experiences in London from October 5th, 1722, to March 19th 1723 during
the prosecution of his petition, including all the important steps
through which it passed on its way to the Great Seal, which it reached
on Feb. 6th, 1723 (Patent No. 453 in the printed series). While
the diary tells us nothing about the invention itself, it gives the
earlies first-hand evidence with which the write acquainted of the
procedure for obtaining a patent under the old law and well deserves to
be put on record. At the end of the diary the present writer
gives the story of the patent from exisitng official sources, as well
as a few notes on the early patent procedure and fees.
addition to the entries given below, the diary contains details of the
journeys to and from London which Taylor made on horseback taking five
days, at an incusive cost of about £1.0.0 each way (nights were spent
at Leek, Lichfield, Danchar [?Daventry], and Hockley [Hockliffe]);
daily living expenses in London [breakfast and ale 3d; dinner and ale 7
1/2 d; supper and ale 4 1/2 d.]; occasional expenses [for letters 4d.
each; shaving and trimming 3d.; new shoes 5/-; new stockings 3/-;
mending and washing, etc.]; and almost daily entries of the names of
persons treated to coffee, wine, or jockalett (chocolate) by
Taylor. The writer has been unable to identify any of the
individuals named as having any special signficance for the passing of
the patent, and it has not seemed necessary to include them.