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Lawrence Rawstorne’s diary entries for January 1688
i at Penwortham & the Church, heard Mr Ricroft
2 at Penwortham & at Preston, & return’d to dinner, was at Roger Tusons.
3 at Penwortham & Boathouse
4 at Penwortham & Robins
5 At Penwortham & Townend Haydock
6 at Penwortham
7 came home to Preston, was at Rigbye wth Sr Tho: Clifton, my bro: & others & at Mar: Wildings & Tirlers & Swansyes ‘ith ween & [Wid. Cowpers wth Mr Lemon & Mr Winckley. spent 2s in all
8 at Preston Church, heard Vicar
9 at Preston & at prayers & at breakfast wth Mrs Bushell, ye Lady [Wil] Mr Rigby & ‘s wife & myne.
i0 went to Astley & my wife & returd
ii at Preston & a Coursing in Phiswicke & at Mary Rigbyes wth Mr Bellinghma Mr Johnson Dr Worton Mr Stanley & Mr Lemon
i2 at Preston, & at Johns, & Talbot wth Mr Kenion & Mr Bellingham & Hodg
i3 at Preston & at prayers
i4 at Preston & at prayers Mr. Rigby & ‘s wife, the Lady Williams her mother, Capt Lane her husband wth their sonne & Daughter & Mrs Peaton dyned wth us & servts
i5 at Preston Church heard the Vicar twise.
i6 at Preston & at prayers
i7 went a Coursing to Hutton, was at Wid. Harrisons wth mr bro: ffleetwood, Capt Kirby, Capt Bellingham, Mr. Johnson Mr Lemon & others, was after our return home, wth them at Rigby
i8 at Preston & at prayers & at John Crabtrees wth Mr Mayor Capt Kirby Mr Hodgkinson Mr Lemon Mr Rigby
i9 at Preston & at prayers & at Ancor wth Capt Kirby Capt Bellingham M JohnsonrM Chaddocke &c and at Mary Rigby’s
20 at Preston & at prayers & at Maryes again w Cap Lane & those above [mentioned].
2i at Preston & at prayers & at Rigbyes & Tirlers wth my bro: & Mr Parker & Capt Kirby & others
22 at Preston & at prayers
23 at Preston & at prayers
24 at Preston & went to Chorley to have met Parson Gypps who came not dyned wth my Ld’s Derby’s Commissioners Coz: Brooke Mr Parker Mr Kenion Mr Rop
25 at Preston & at prayers
26 went to Penwortham & Mr Bellingham & Mr Johnson & Mr Waerden was at Boathouse in our return, bro: ffleetwood brought us thither
27 Went to Houghton tower and Mr. Bellingham & Mr Johnson & mr Bickerstaff & Mr Benjamin Houghton call’d at Walton in our returne.
28 at Preston & at prayers & at Tom Bostocks & at Mitre wth my Bro: ffleetwood Mr Ben: Houghton & others
29 at Preston Church heard the Vicar 2, twas the thancksgiveing day for the Queenes [concepuition] &c
30 at Preston & at prayers
3i at Campbells, dyned there, & my Bro: & Mr parker & Mr Bellingham Mr Houghton.