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 July 1684
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2 At Penwortham; dined there & was after at Boathouse wth Sr. Roger Bradshaigh, Bro. ffleetwood, and others
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5 At Preston Church. Heard Mr. Harrison 2.
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7 At Penwortham. Went to waite on my Lady Derby, who dyned there; and went to Preston, & went wth my Bro & Parson to th’ Boathouse.
8 Went to Astley, my wife & Peeter, and returned.
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12 At Preston & at Widow Clyfton’s wth Capt. Kirby.
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15 At Preston. The Chancerie Court began. Was there & dyned with the Chancellr at Tirler’s.
16 At Preston & th Court. The matters between Sr. Rich. Atherton & mee referrd to Sr. Willoby Aston & Sr. Peter Brook.
17 At Preston. The Sess began. Dyned with the Justices at Robt. Craven’s, to wit, Coz. Osbaldeston, the first time of his comeing. Coz. Braddyll, Mr Parker, Mr Livesey & I. Sat till 7 a clock.
18 At Preston. Sess. Dyned at Ancor. The Sess. ended before dinner.
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20 At Preston Church. Heard Mr. Harrison & one Wood of Broughton.
21 At Preston. My Lady Brooke, Bro. and Sister ffleetwood, Mr. Serjeant Rigby &’s wife, Mr. Aire, Aunt Oldfield, &c., dyned wth us. Was after at Swansey’s ith fishergate and Monsier’s.
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25 At Preston. Went after dinner to Penwortham & came to Boat house with Mr. Aire & Parson Ricroft. My brother met us there.
26 At Preston. Was afternoon with my Brother Fleetwood & Mr. Aire to see Mr. Patten’s house. At Mr. Hodgkinson’s after, and at Tirler’s.
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28 Went to Goosnare, Mr. Rigby’s house. Dyned there. Sr Charles Houghton, Mr. Walmsley o’ th’ lower hall, Serjeant Rigby, Mr. Pigot, Mr. Winckley, & others.
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