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 October 1684
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3 Went after dinner & setting.
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5 At Preston Church. Heard the Vicar and received the Sacrament & heard Mr. Harrison afternoon. Brought Mr. Mayor home. Was after at Mr Greenfield’s
6 Was at Penwortham. Return’d and dyned wth Mr Mayor at Serjeant Welchman’s, and paid my house rent £6 15s.
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9 At Preston. The Sessions there & 8 justices sate late & ended.
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11 Dyned at Ancor; invited thither by the Bailiffs. Was after at Tirlers wth my brother ffleetwood and Cousin ffleetwood, and bro. Ashton.
12 At church. Heard the vicar. When wee came out the old Mayor resigned his staf, and wee dyned wth the new one, Mr. Kellet. Heard the Vicar again.
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20 At Banck; the Baptising of Henrietta Maria. Godmothers, Sister ffleetwood & Cousin Banistre the widow; Godfather Bro. Ashton.
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22 Went a Coursing into Samsbury, and to old Mr. Lemon’s. Dyned there, and called at Walton, at an Alehouse.
23 This day began Peeter’s Allowance for his expenses of 6d. p die, geven him 3s. 6d.
24 A Coursing in Hutton.
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27 At Preston fair. Dyned at Tirler’s, Sr Will. Pennington, Brother ffleetwood, & L. Was after at Margret Mitton’s & Will Swansey’s, & return’d to Penwortham.
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31 At Ancor, wth Mr. Mayor and Mr. Parker. Sat there to hear offences concerning the Excise, at the request of Mr. Cowley, the chief officer, &c.