The volume, c 100mm x 155mm, is bound in original green leather and fastened with a brass clasp. It contains at front diary and accounting entries for 1 January to 11 October 1736, and at back memoranda including a list of fruit trees grafted, 1735, and a note of payments to 'Mr Ireson'.
The diary entries are in the nature of daily notes and include more or less frequent references to Ireson (Nathaniel Ireson of Wincanton, who between 1734 and 1739 was engaged on the rebuilding of Crowcombe Court for Thomas Carew), to the Locket, Farthing, Popham, Trevelyan, Luttrell, Southey, etc, families, and to Bagborough, Tetton, Hestercombe, Orchard Portman, Camerton, etc. There is reference to a 'Revell' (15 June), and references to bleeding, 'physick', fishing, and the taking of the sacrament. The diary also briefly records some magistracy business transacted out of Sessions.