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The Ashton Household Journal

Here's the Ashton budget for the year (1876) as well as a sample of my monthly accounts, through July 22. As a basis of comparison, the second chart shows the Annual Budget and July expenditures as 1876 and 2006 US Dollars.

1876 Annual Budget/July Expenditures


Item
Annual
1876
Month -
July
Balance
at 6/30
Income 2600 216/16 1300
     
Mortgage and taxes 500 45 520
     
Housekeeping:     
 Servants 91 5/6  
 Fuel (oil, coal, gas) 67 4/10  
 Laundry 30 2/5  
 Grounds Upkeep 12 1  
 Repairs 50  - - -   
Total 250 13/1 182
     
Food 150 24/5 195
Medical 52  - - -   
Schooling 200  - - -  104
Savings 1222 134/10 104
Clothing:     
 Laurence 35/8 - - -   
 Elisabeth 42/8 6/6  
 3 Children 22/4 3/10  
Total 100 9/16 104
     
Insurance:     
 Life 59/8 5/2  
 Fire 9/8 1/5  
 Accidental 5/4 - - -   
Total 74 6/7 39
     
Incidentals 52 - - -  5/8


Comparison Against 1876/2006 US Dollars
(Rounded to Nearest $)


Item
Annual
1876
US $
1876
US $
2006
  Month
July
US $
1876
US $
2006
Income 2600 $14,100 $245,090   192/6 $1,214 $20,436
            
Mortgage and taxes 500 2,711 47,133   86/6 244 4,242
            
Housekeeping:            
 Servants 91 492 8,578   5/6 43 499
 Fuel (oil, coal, gas) 67 364 6,316   4/10 30 424
 Laundry 30 162 2,828   2.5 3 189
 Grounds Upkeep 12 66 1,131   1 5 94
 Repairs 50 271 4,713    - - -   - - -   - - - 
            
Food 150 810 14,140   24/5 66 1,154
Medical 52 282 4,902    - - -     
Schooling 200 1,080 18,853    - - -     
Savings 1222 6,620 115,193   131/10 734 12,270
Clothing: 100 540 9,427    53 924
            
Insurance   420 6,976    36 640
Incidentals 52 282 4,900   - - -  - - -  - - - 

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