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 1686
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4 Went to Lancaster wth bro. ffleetwood. Lodged at Mr. foxcroft’s.
5 Went thence to Hest banke & to Hooker & Ulverston. Lodged there.
6 Went thence to Moncaster.
7 At Muncaster.
8 Went thence to Calder Abbey & to Cockermouth. Lodged there.
9 Went thence to Carlile.
10 At Carlile. The Judges came in and read their Comms.
11 At Carlile & the Church. Heard Mr. Dod the Assize sermon.
12 At Carlile
13 Came thence to Peereth. Dyned there & went to Kendall. Lodged there; Coz Preston of Hooker also.
14 Went to Lancaster; dyned there and came home to Preston.
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21 Went to Read. Coll Nowell’s.
22 Went to Whalley Church. Heard the Vicar Gea.
23 Went from Read to Haworth & to Leeds. Lodged at Swan.
24 Went thence to Bourne. ‘Twas this day Coz. Robt. Milford was baptised.
25, 26, 27 At Bourne.
28 At Bourne & Hamilton.
29 At Bourne & Breton Church. Heard oneMr. Drake.
30 Went to Sr Thomas Yarborowe’s house to Dinner, Sneath.
31 No entry recorded