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Lawrence Rawstorne’s diary entries for October 1687
i at Preston & at prayers
2 at Preston Church heard the Vicar and received the Sacraemt & heard Mr ffarrand after noone.
3 at Preston & at prayers & at Walton wth Mr Johnson Mr Bellingham & their wives.
4 went to Penwortham & to Croston to see Mrs ffleetwood and from there to Augton
5 at Augton Mr Heskeths & at Ormischurch.
6 at Augton, my sister ffleetwood & Madam Hesketh came and dyned there & wee came home my wife was wth mee.
7 at Preston & at prayers dyned at Walles the Whitehorse wth Mr Mayor, Mr Parker Mr Bellingham amd was wth Mr Mayor at his Court of Election, & after at Rigbyes wth Mr Bellingham Mr Johnson & Mr Lemon
8 at Preston & at prayers & at the Court, Mr Mayor, his bayliffs and Serjeants all sworne & took the Oathes of Allegiance & Supremacie, & renounced the League & Covenant was after wth ye Mayor [elect] & at Tirlers wth my brother
9 at Preston Church, heard the Vicar & Mr ffarrand & brought the old Mayor to’s house whitehorse
i0 at Preston & at prayers & dyned at John Crabtrees wth Mr Bellingham Mr Hodgkinson Mr lemon and severall others townsmen in all ii
ii at Preston & went to Penwortham to dinner wth Mr Rigby & ‘s wif e& Myne went by Tardy gate
i2 at Preston & at prayers, the old Mayor resigned his staff at the Church: doore as is usual & made a speech in ryne & after that wee all dined at new Mayors, * I was after at Radcliffs, at Rigbyes at Mitre & James Coopers
i3 at Preston & at prayers & at Mr Chaddockes & [Wid:] Cowpers & at Monsieurs wth Mr Blindell & others
i4 at Preston & at prayers, & a Coursing after dinner & Mr Johnson
i5 at Preston & at prayers, & at Ratcliffs i’th’ weend wth Bro: ffleet and at supper wth Mrs Bushell & Mr Rigby & ‘s wife and myne.
i6 at Preston Church heard the Vicar & Mr ffarrand.
i7 at Preston & at prayers & at the funerall of Mr Chaddocks Man
i8 at Preston & at prayers & at Ancor wth Lawier Holden, this day my sister fleetwood dyned wyth us & Wid. Banistre, ‘twas the [Chancerie] Couet:
i9 at Preston & at prayers and at a house over the street & at W: Atkinsons & Rigbyes wth Mr Bellingham & Mr Lemon, this was on 20 day.
[entry for this day shared with previous; unclear which events happened on which day
2i at Preston & at prayers & at Mr Chaddockes & at Mary Rigbyes wth. Sr Edw Chisnall Mr Winckley Mr Hodgkinson Mr Bellingham 2 Mr pattens & Mr Charley -2. a peice-
22 at Preston & at prayers. & at Rigbies wth Mr Lemon & others
23 at Preston, went to Layland heard Mr Walmsley 2 & return’d
24 at Preston & at prayers
25 went to Penwortham & Mr lemon wth mee dyned there and was at Boathouse wth bro: ffleetwood Coz: ffarington & Mr Swetnam.
26 at Preston & at prayers and at Court leet & pr’laiming th efair & at Tirlers & at Ratcliffs
27 at Preston & at prayers & at Mitre & Rigbyes wth Mr Bellingham & Mr Lemon & others.
28 at Preston & at prayers, my brother dyned wth us & Mr Parker was wth them at Wid. Cliftons at [according to transcript new page starts here headed October, PS] Wid. Cowpers & Tirler
29 at Preston & at prayers
30 at Preston Church heard the Vicar & Mr ffarrand
3i at Preston & at prayers