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Lawrence Rawstorne’s diary entries for November 1687
i at Preston & at prayers
2 at Preston & went to Penwortha
3 at Preston & at prayers
4 at Preston & at prayers & a Coursing & at Campbells wth Mr Johnson & Mr Bellingham Mr Bikerstaf & Mr Bikerton.
5 at Preston & at Church there Mr Birch read a Homily ag rebellion
6 at Preston Church heard the Vicar & receivd th eSaccraemt & heard Mr ffarrand afternoon
7 at Preston & went a Coursing dyned at Cambells, Mr Johnson Mr Bellingham Mr Will Patten Mr Chaddock Mr Bickerstaff & Bickerto
8 at Preston & at prayers & at Madam Rigbyes the Ks armes wth Mr Johnson Mr Bellingham & others
i0 at Preston, & went to Penwortha & Madam Rigby & Mr Johnson & s wife & myne & Mr Tho: Bellingham went by Walton the waters were full
ii at Preston & at prayers & at Will Adkinsons at a Coplssm. between [Sir]
i2 at Preston & at prayers & at Margret Wildings & at Mary Rigbyes supp’d wth Mrs Rigby & my wife Mrs Johnson & her sister Dorothy
i3 went to Penwortham & the Church there, heard Mr Gregorie
i4 at Preston & at prayers & at Madam Rigbyes after supper & my wife & Mr Bellingham & his, & Mr Will Patten & his, & Mrs. Bikerton
i5 at Preston & at prayers. Peter came home ‘ith evening.
i6 at Preston, & went to Penwortham, dyned there, & came to Boat house, stayed a while there [of my] Bro: ffleetwood, but hee came not
i6 waited on Mr Mayor to the Ld Leuietent. Mollineux at Tirlers before supper.
i7 at Preston & at prayers & in the hall, where the question was asked mee, whether I woud choose such a pson (if th eKing should think fitt to call a Par. that) would take pf the penall Lawes & Test, to which I reply’d No.
i8 at Preston, at [Wid.] Cliftons wth. Expofer Parker, dyned at Mr Sydalls, was ‘ith weend at Wid. Coopers & Rigbyes
i9 at Preston & at prayers & at [according to transcript new page starts here headed November, PS] Tirlers wth my Bro: ffleetwood & at [Wid] Cowpers wth him & others
20 at Preston & at Church, heard the Vicar & Mr ffarrand.
2i went to Bradkirke wth my bro: fleetwood & others
22 at Bradkirke & a Coursing
23 at Bradkirke & went to Kirkham & returned
24 came from there to Mowbrick and hee to wit Mr Westley & Mr Parker brought us to Trailes parted wth them & came to Swanseys & there parted wth my Bro: & came home was after at Rigbys
25 at Preston & at prayers [according to transcript new page starts here headed November, PS] and at John’s wth Mr Tony Parker & at Mar: Wildings wth Mr Bellingham & Lawier Patten spent in both places 8d – 6 at first & 2 after
26 at Preston & at prayers & at Tirlers wth Sr Will Penington brother fleetwood and Mr Bellingham Capt Cross & others is-6d.
27 at Preston Church heard Vicar Birch & Mr ffarrand.
28 at Preston & at prayers & at Wid Cowpers wth. Mr Bellingham Mr Will Patten Mr lemon & Mr Chaddock for 3 Canns only, & Mr Lemon p for mee
29 at Preston & at prayers, & dyned at Ancor at Mr Chaddock’s request & cost. not withstanding spent is
30 at Preston & at prayers