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Lawrence Rawstorne’s diary entries for September 1687
i at Preston and went to Penwortha to dinner, to see my brother come home the day before, from Chester where he hath been to kiss the Ks. hand.
2 at Preston & at prayers
3 at Preston & at prayers
4 at Preston Church, heard the Vicar and recd. the Sacraemt & Mr Clayton
5 at Preston & at prayers
6 at Preston & at prayers & at Mr Will Pattens & Mar: Wildings
7 at Preston & at Swanseys at bowles, Dyned there.
8 at Preston, & waited on my Ladie Derby at Mr Pattens & to Church to prayers & to Mr Hodgkinson’s where she dyned & my wife & I & Mr Rigby & his.
9 at Preston & at prayers & at Mr Johnsons & the Mitre with MrBellingham Mr Johnson Mr Patten & Mr Kellet & Mr ffarrand.
i0 at Preston & at prayers & at Mr Rigby’s at supper I & Myne
ii at Preston Church heard Vicar Birch & Mr ffarrand
i2 at Preston, & went to Penwortham my wife wth mee to see my sister who came home the day before was at Mar: Wildings wth Mr Leigh
i3 at Preston & at prayers & the funerall of old Mrs. Rigby & at Talbot & Ratliffs i’th weend wth Coll Rigby, Mr ferrars & others
i4 at Preston & at prayers & at walton Hall to see Mr. Houghton
i5 at Preston & at prayers & at Talbot with Expr Parker
i6 at Preston & at prayers & at James Cowpers and George Ratliffs & at Rigbyes wth Kester Parker & Mr [Sorrocold] & Mr Lemon
i7 at Preston
i8 at Preston Church heard the Vicar, dyned at Mr Kellets my wife and Mr fferrars & his, & heard Mr ffarrand
i9 at Preston & at prayers & at the funerall of Mr. Christopher Greenfield’s daughter Vicar preachd
20 at Preston, & went to Penwortha to Dinner my wife there, & Mr Johnson and 2 Mr Bellinghams, Mr Lemon & Mr Tho: Greenfield.
2i at Preston & at Swansey’s at Bowles
22 at Preston & at prayers & at Mitre to Coz: ffleetwood & at Ancor wth Mr ffrancis & at Jo; Rigby’s wth Mr [Sorrowcold] Mr Lemon and others.
23 at Preston
24 at Preston & at prayers & at Jo: Rigbyes wth Mr Bellinghams Mr Johnson & Mr Patten.
25 at Preston & went to Penwortha heard Mr Ricroft & Mr Gregory.
26 at Preston & ay Mr Winckleys
27 at Preston & at prayers & Tirlers
28 at Preston & a setting i’th evening at Rigbies wth Mr Bellingham & Mr Lemon for 3 canns only
29 at Preston & at prayers
30 at Preston & a seeting came in to dinner, was a Coffeehouse & at Monseurs wth Mr Leigh Mr Pygot and Dr. Werton.