"Mrs Robinson's sale at Thorpe Green. Farming stock and implements. Feb 12th 1847"
"Mrs Robinson had a sale of oak wood at the Black Swan York March 2nd 1847"
"All Robinsons left Thorpe Green March 3rd. Mrs went among her relations that day and the young master and the young ladies were at Lodgings at York until March 10th and they went southward to their Mamma. It will be a bad job for many people them leaving Thorpe Green 1847."
George was born in 1824 and lived in the village of Little Ouseburn in North Yorkshire. He was a joiner, wheelwright and farmer. He wrote up an account of his observations, both personal and also from newpapers as a series of journals from around 1840 to 1909. His writings provide a fascinating insight into the day to day life of the 19th century, including accounts of the movements and activities of people in his community.