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Lawrence Rawstorne’s diary entries for July 1688
i at Preston & the Church heard Mr Birch & received the Sacraemt. & heard Mr ffarrand after noone & was after at Mr Mayors & wth him & all the Aldermen at Ancor & Tirlers to remember the Queenes delivery & the Princes birth X
2 wen to Penwortham, & was at Robins wth Sr. Will Pennington & Mr Aire & my bro: ffleet: & Parson
3 at Preston & at prayers & at 4 ‘ith’afternnone went wth Mr Bellingham Mr Johnson Mr Hodgkinson Mr Lemon & Mr Chaddocke to meet Sr Will Pennington Mr Aire & my bro: ffleetwood at Boathouse.
4 at Preston & at prayers & went to Swanseys to’th’ bowles dyned there was i3 in number Sr. Will: Mr. Aire &c
5 at Preston & at prayers & at Mr Mayors & wth him at Roger [Santese] and Cutlers
6 went to Astley & my wife call’d at Shawhill in our returne.
7 at Preston & at prayers & at Mitre wth Sr Will Mr Aire & brother who dyned wth mee.
8 at Penwortham & the Church there heard Mr Ricroft 2, the later was John Cliftons funerall who was to be interr’d the day following at Kirkham.
9 at Preston & at prayers & went to Lower hall to visit Mr Walmsley & Mr Johnson & ‘s wife & Mr Patten & his & I & myne in the afternoone.
i0 at Preston & went to Penwortham
ii at Preston & at prayers & went to Swanseys toth’ bowles, was after at Ancor wth Mr Kenion, Capt. Bellingham & Mr Winckley & Mr Hurst
i2 at Preston & at prayers & at [Wid.] Cliftons wth old Myles [Lonsdale]
i3 at Preston & at prayers & at Tom Bostocks wth Coz: Braddyll Mr Winckly & others after supper, stayed half an houre
i4 at Preston & at prayers & at Mr Chaddocks & brought Bro: ffleetwood toth’ Boathouse Mr Bellingham Dr. leigh & Mr Chaddock wth mee
i5 at Preston & at Church, heard the Vicar 2
i6 at Preston, went wth Mr Mayor the Bondaries, dyned at Capt Claytons & Mar: Wildings, Mr Mayor &c
i7 at Preston & at prayers & at Mary Rigbyes wth Capt. Bellingham Mr Winckley Mr Chaddocke & Mr Langton for 3 only, ’twas Mr Winckley’s farewell, going to [Spaw] in Yorkshire
i8 at Preston & went to Swanseys after prayers, dyned there was i2
i9 at Preston & at prayers & at a Comssn: at [Wid.] Catteralls a [depenent] inter [Lang] & Norris.
20 at Preston & went to Penwortham & Mr Johnson & ‘s wife & myne
2i at Preston & at prayers, my Bro & Mr Patten & Mrs: Winckley dyned wth us was after wth my brother at Tom Bostocks & Hugh Toosells & Swanseys ‘ith’ weend, for 3 at each X
22 at Preston & went to Penwortham, heard Mr Walmsley of Layland
23 at Preston & at prayers & at Mary Rigbyes wth Mr Bellingha Mr fferrars, Mr Dean Ward Mr Will Patten, mr HodgKinson & Jo: Cockshoote
24 at Preston & at prayers & at Mitre & Mary Rigbyes wth Mr Dean War Mar Marsden of Walton Capt Bellingham Mr Johnson, 2 Mr Pattens Capt Bellingham had the certain newes of one Carol a Jesuit’s conversion X conversion from the Romi fh to the Church of England, & would [at] in St Brides Church in Dublin.
25 at Preston & at prayers, & at Swansey’s at Bowles Capt Bellingham wth mee, met Bro: ffleet there
26 at Preston & at prayers
27 at Preston & at prayers & at Mr. Winckleys wth my wife was after at Mary Rigbyes wth. Mr Blundell, Mr Standley & Mr lemon
28 at Preston & at prayers
29 at Preston Church heard the Vicar
30 at Preston & went to Penwortha was at Boathouse in my returne wth Mr ffleetwood, Mr Mayor, Parson Ricroft Mr Winckley, Mr ffarrand, Mr Gregory Dr. Leigh & others.
3i at Preston & at prayers.