January 1686

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 1686

1 At Penwortham. They dyned the officers & the Canapolitans, Mr. Mayor, &c.

2 No entry recorded

3 At Penwortham Church at Prayers. Mr. Banister read ’em.

4 At Penwortham a coursing.

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6 No entry recorded

7 At Penwortham and Boathouse wth Bro. & Major Nowell.

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13 At Preston & a coursing & at Boathouse wth Bro. ffleet & others.

14 At Preston Srssions. Dyned at Monsier’s wth the Justices.

15 At Preston & the Sess. Dyned at Ancor wth Lawier Holden. Was after at Will. Atkinson’s & Mr. Hodgkinson’s & Coffee house.

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21 Pd 3 months tax to the poor, 1s. 6d. – fr Jan., Feb., Mar.

22 At Preston & at Mitre & at MargretWilding’s wth Bro. fflee.

23 At Mitre & at Radcliff’s i’th’ weend wth bro. ff.

24 No entry recorded

25 Went to Longton & to Penwortham to Will. Loxham’s funerall. Mr Ricroft preached.

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