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 February 1684
1 At Preston. Dyned at Ancor with Ld of Standish, Coz Kenion, and others.
2 At Preston & at Ancor. Held a Speciall Sess. there. Coz ffarington with mee, about a forceable Entry made by Mr. Tho. Rigby et athr. The under Sheriff and Clerk oth Peace with us, and a Jury.
3 At Preston Church. Heard the Vicar & receivd the Sacramt.
4 At Preston & at prayers & wth Mr. Pigot and Mr. Hodgkinson at Sam Halstead’s.
5 No entry recorded
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10 At Preston Church. Heard Mr Harrison 2.
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12 Went to Haigh to see Sr Roger Bradshaigh, senior.
13 At Haigh & at John Samuell’s wth Brother ffleetwood, young Sr Roger, Coz ffleetwood, Capt. Kirby, & others.
14 No entry recorded
15 Came home to Preston.
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17 At Preston Church. heard one Mr. Riley, a young man.
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25 Went to Holden, & Haslingden, & Rawtenstall, & Newhalhey.
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27 At Aidenfield. Hen. Southworth’s house. Met Mr Throp there, & referr’d our matters in difference to Coz. Rich. Lomax & Mr. Richardson of Tongue. Mr Mollyneux umpire if they cannot agree.
28 No entry recorded
29 At Preston & at prayers.