July 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 July 1686

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3 At Preston, & Mr. Standley’s, & Mrs. Shawe’s, & ffryergate garden.

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8 Went to Penwortham & from thence to Read.

9 At Read & Whalley & the Abbey.

10 Came from Read to Harwood where wee met Major Nowell.

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12 At Preston. Rid the Boundaries wth Mr. Mayor. Dyned at fullwood.

13 At Coz. Standley’s, &’s wife, mother Kilshey and daughter and Mr. Johnson and his and 2 sisters dyned wth us. Was after at Swansey’s i’th’ weend wth the men.

14 No entry recorded

15 At Church, heard Mr. Walmsley preach the visitation sermon; and at Sessions.

16 At the Sess: ended about 10. Coz Osbaldeston, Coz Bradyll, Christopher Parker, Mr. Livesey, and Mr. Longworth.

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26 Met Sister fleetwood behind the fish house, and came with her back to Preston.

27 Went to Meales with Parson. Called at Longton & Penwortham.

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29 Dyned at Thomas Bostock’s Mr. Mayor & 13 more. Was after at Swansey’s bowling green i’th’ fishergate.

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