Anthony Hewitson, who transcribed the diary of Lawrence Rawstorne, published only selected entries and does not specify whether dates not included were omitted by the transcriber or by the diarist himself. Where the entries do not deal with Preston Hewitson’s editorial notes are generally followed. For background information about the diary see Introduction and for information about Rawstorne see his biography.
Lawrence Rawstorne’s diary entries for August 1684
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6 At Preston. Went with Mr. Maire to vew the Boundaries; dyned wth him; & went from thence to Will. Adkinson’s, to Mr. Kenion. Was afterwards at Mrs. Jepson’s wth Mr. Mayor, Mr. Hodgkinson, Mr. Lemon, Mr. Cea [?], & Mr. Marsden.
7 Went to Chorley more. Met Cousin ffarrington &’s wife, & went to Wuerden wth theim. Manie gentn., met them, & dyned there.
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9 At Preston & at Corke’s wth Mr. Hodgkinson, Mr Joshua Nuttall, & James hey. Gave bond then in £1,500 to Sr Nich. Atherton, to observe the award of Sr Willoby Aston & Sr Peter Brooke. Was afterwards at Widow Clifton’s.
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12 A Wuerden, at Dinner, & my wife & Peeter. Called at Penwortham as we went, & at Boathouse in our returne.
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14 Went to Lancaster, to the Assizes. The Sermon that day preach’d by Mr. Roe, warden of Manchester.
15 At Lancaster. The charge given by the Lord Cheife Justice Jeffreys. Sr Roger Bradshaigh foreman of the Jury 2j, whereof I was one. Dyned with the Sheriff.
16 At Lancaster. Dyned wth Sr Roger at Maidenhead.
17 At Lancaster Church. Heard Mr. Warden. Dyned at my own lodging, Widow Hunter’s. Heard Mr. White afternoon.
18 At Lancaster. Dyned at Mrs. Mayre & Mrs. Hunter’s. Discharg’d i’th’ evening.
19 Came home. Dyned at Garstang.
20 At Preston & town hall. The Mayor surrendered the Charter to the Lord Chief Justice Jeffreys to the King’s pleasure, and has return’d it again.
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22 Went after dinner to Longton, to Will Loxham’s to receive rent for Grange demesne.. Call’d at Penwortham and at an Alehouse in Hutton, near forrest mill, wth Bro: ffleetwood & Cos. Banistre.
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25 At Preston. Was at Mr fferrars his house, at Mitton’s, and at Widow Clifton’s wth Sr Jarvise Elves, Bro. ffleet, & many others.
26 Dyned at Mr. Winckley’s. Was after at Mittons wth the Godfathers, Bro. ffleetwood and Mr. Osbaldeston. Mr.Wickley’s sonne James baptised in the house by Mr. Harrison.
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29 Captain Robert Nowel came to see us. Was wth him at Mr. Chaddock’s & at Ancor, where his horse were. Dyned at home.
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