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 January 1685
1 At Penwortham. The Prestoners dyned there. A verie snowie day.
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7 At Penwortham till evening. Then came to Boat house wth Bro ffleetwood, Mr. lemon, Mr Clayton, and others, and came home wth my wife. This day Children came home from Astley, where they had been all Xmas.
8 At Preston. Dyned at home. Went after to Walton Hall, to visit Mr. Benjamin Houghton, and return’d about 8.
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15 At Preston Sessions. Dined at Monsieur’s. Mr. Holden gave the charge. Wee were 6 Justices.
16 Went early to Warrington. Call’d at Wygan, but stayed litle. Came thither ‘twixt j and 2. The Lord of lyme and I deponents in a Comssn ‘twixt Cousin Bold and ye Ladie Asheton’s suertie Robt Chadderton.
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18 Came to Preston. Dyned at Mr. Serjeant Rigbie’s. Was at Church and heard the Vicar..
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20 At Penwortham at dinner, and at Mr. Henrie Norris his funerall. Parson Ricroft preached.
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23 Went to Preston, dyned there, and was at Boat house with my Bro. and Parson Ricroft & Jo. Eastham late.
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26 At Preston. Paid 3 months tax to the poor, js. 6d.
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31 Went after dinner, wth Mr. Mayor to meet the Charter, as far as Whittles, by Wuerden. Return’d about 5 a clocke. The Charter read in the moothall, and the Mayor sworne. Was after at Mr. Mayor’s and Margret Mitton’s wth Sr Edw. Chisnall.