August 1689

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August 1

Bellingham entry

August ye 1st. Some raine. 5 Regiments march’d out to Nesson. I was very ill after last night’s debouch.

Rawstorne entry

i went to Penwortham & my wife this day my Brother took a [vomit] from Dr. Leigh, being much indisposed in ‘s stomach return’d ith’ evening.

August 2

Bellingham entry

Ye 2d. Much raine. 6 Regiments march’d out. I was wth Sr Josuah allen. A French Regiment came and march’d out wth ye camp. I march’d by ye camp att Nesson, and came to that att Highlake where Schomberg was. I saw a great fleet. Here came in a man of warr from our London fleet, which she left off Hollyhead, and the Bonaventure from Kirke which gives an account that 2 provision ships were pass’d Culmore, going into Derry, and yt they retooke ye Ormond Dogger and another small vessell att ye Isle of Mull. Sam Green and I came late over ye ferry att Lennen, where were Ld Lisbrn and Wharton They would not lett our horses come in theyr ferry. We came in a small cock boate.

Rawstorne entry

2 at Preston & at prayers

August 3

Bellingham entry

Ye 3d. Much raine this morning. Mr Green and I came to Preston, and called at Rufford.

Rawstorne entry

3 at Preston & at prayers & Penwortha

August 4

Bellingham entry

Ye 4th. A fayr day. Mr Coulton, of Walton, preach’d here twice. I sup’t wth Mr. Green att Mr. Mayor’s. The preaching would be at Preston Parish Church,

Rawstorne entry

4 at Preston Church heard Mr. Coulton twice.

August 5

Bellingham entry

Ye 5th. A fayr day. I din’d at Mr. Lemans. We saw a rail att Penwortham marsh. Bowld att Swansy’s, and dranke wth ye mayor and cousen Green att Rigby’s.

Rawstorne entry

5 at Preston & went to Penwortham to see my brother & toth’ Marsh to a race twixt 2 Gallowayes.

August 6

Bellingham entry

Ye 6th. A fayr day. Mr. Bankes went hence to Kendall. I walk’d to Penwortham to visitt Mr. Fleetwood, who is very ill. I was att night wth Mr. Preston, of Hooker, Cousen Bellingham, and others. My sister is removed to Mrs. Bushells.

Rawstorne entry

6 at Preston & at prayers, went after dinner to Penwortham & Capt. Bellingham wth mee, was ith’ evening at Swanseys ith’ weend wth. Coz: Preston & Lawier Bellingham, Mr Mayoe came to ‘s

August 7

Bellingham entry

Ye 7th. A fayr day. I bowl’d att ye marsh. We receiv’d joyfull newes of Derry’s being reliev’d and ye seige raysed. It came by Capt Withers in ye Dartmouth. Here are great rejoycing by bells ringing, bonefires, and we dranke a bowl of punch att cousen Pattens.

Rawstorne entry

7 at Preston & at Ancor wth Coz: preston, & went to Mrs. Rigby’s funerall to Rigby and Kirkham.

August 8

Bellingham entry

Ye 8th. Much raine. Captain Griffith came to town wth a squadron of Coll Coy’s Regiment. We visited Mrs Pullein and Mrs. Singleton. I din’d wth ye Mayor, and sate att night wth Capt Griffith.

Rawstorne entry

8 at preston & went to Penwortha

August 9

Bellingham entry

Ye 9th. A fayr day. I bowld wth ye officers. Ye other squadron came to town. I was late wth Capt Griffith att ye mitre.

Rawstorne entry

9 at Preston & at prayers & at Talbot wth. Mr. Hargreaves & Mr Naylor for 3 & went to Rible cop.

August 10

Bellingham entry

Ye 10th. A fayr day. Ye Regiment march’d hence. After dinner I was wth Capt Nash. Cousen Bellingham and I rode some parte of ye way wth cousens Johnson, and call’d att Penwortham. In our return we found that Mr. Rigby and Nash had a quarrell wth some of ye Dragoons who came in this day. Mr. Higgison was very ill hurt.

Rawstorne entry

i0 at Preston & at prayers, & ith’ evening at Swansey’s ith’ weend wth: Mr Clayton & ‘s sonne, & Leiuetent: Asheton, & Mr Haegreaves & at Ancor wth Mayoe Rigby & Capt: Nash &c

August 11

Bellingham entry

Ye 11th. A hott day. Mr. Birch preach’d in ye morning and Mr. Clayton in ye afternoon. We din’d att Mr. Suddalls.

Rawstorne entry

ii went to Penwotha & my wife & ff: & w: heard Mr. Bushell 2

August 12

Bellingham entry

Ye 12th. A very hott day. I went as Rufford wth cousen Green, where we met Capt Tho. Griffith, and din’d there. We bowld att Banke Green. This morning Counnt Solmes went off from Highlake wth 13 Regiments of foote and a prosperous gale. God be theyr good speed.

Rawstorne entry

i2 at Preston & at prayers & at Swansey’s i’th’ weend wth. Lawier Bellingham Dr Parsons Mr Hobson & Mr. Jo: Cockshoot, & at [Wid.] Cliftons

August 13

Bellingham entry

Ye 13th. Some raine. Ye fayr was proclaim’d, and we were treated by bailiffe Bostock in ye town Hall.

Rawstorne entry

i3 at Preston & went to Penwortham came thence back & was wth Mr Mayor ith Hall, at his house, at Mr Ja: Cowps.

August 14

Bellingham entry

Ye 14th. Much raine. Ye beast faire. Mr. Kirk by gives us an account yt our men are design’d for Carrigfergus. We were treated att Clifton’s by my cousen Wm Bellingham.

Rawstorne entry

i4 at Preston & at prayers & at [Woods] his house ‘ith’ back weend & [wid.] Cliftons wth Coll Kirby & Majoe ffarington &c

August 15

Bellingham entry

Ye 15th. A hott day. Ye horse fayr. J. Shepheard bought a gelding; cost 8 guinyes. I lent him 4. I att night treated cousen Bellingham and severall others, and sate upp late att widdow Cliftons

Rawstorne entry

i5 at Preston & at prayers & ‘ith’ Hall wth. Mr Mayor, & at [Wid.] Clifton wth. Lawier Bellingham & Capt. Belling & Mr Brockholes & Mr. Johnson & Mrs. Livesay & Capt. Clayton.

August 16

Bellingham entry

Ye 16th. A fayr day. Mr. Couling gives an account of Dundee’s party being totally disperst. I rode out and took leave att Penwortham, and after was wth Dr Wroe att ye anchor.

Rawstorne entry

i6 went to penwortham & my wife

August 17

Bellingham entry

Ye 17th. A hott day. Mr. Bankes came this evening.

Rawstorne entry

i7 at Preston & at prayers, sister ffleetwood came to dinner & hee to Walton, met ‘in thers

August 18

Bellingham entry

Ye 18th. A hott day. A stranger preach’t. We hear that Schomberg is gotten to Carrigfergus.

Rawstorne entry

i8 at Preston Church, heard Mr Birch and one Battersby of Hoole.

August 19

Bellingham entry

Ye 19th. A fayr day. We din’d wth my sister. I treated severall att night, paying my way.

Rawstorne entry

i9 at Preston & at prayers & at Mr. Cowpers wth. Capt. Bellingham & manie others to take leave wth him

August 20

Bellingham entry

Ye 20th. A fayr day. Last night Governour Walker came here privately. He was very obleiging to me. Was nobly Receiv’d and treated att the Mayor’s. I went wth him parte of his way. He made large professions of kindness. Lord Cavendishe’s Regiment came in. I treated ye Mayor and others.

Rawstorne entry

20 at Preston & at prayers & at Cowps againe wth him & Mr Mayor & many townswene.

August 21

Bellingham entry

Ye 21th. Left Preston and came to Liverpoole.

Rawstorne entry

2i at preston & went to Lancaster Assize, lodged at Widow Hunters in Pennistreet.

August 22

Bellingham entry

Ye 22th. Came to Chester. Lord Delamere’s Regiment came in here. Sr John Bland confin’d some passengers wth a quaker come from Dublin. Ye Mayor entertain’d Walker. Sr Tho. Gore came in wth his Regiment.

Rawstorne entry

22 at Lancaster & at the Church heard Mr Birch the Sherriffs [unde] and after i’th’ Court. The Judges Powell and Ventris dyned wth Sheriff

August 23

Bellingham entry

Ye 23th. Gores Regiment went out. I sup’t wth Major Boyle and Cust. Count Schomberg, Lord Maynard, came.

Rawstorne entry

23 at Lancaster & the Court, dyned at Mairmaid wth. Coz: Preston & others Sr. Rich Standish Majoe ffarrington, yong Coz: Bradhill Roger Kenion & Capt. Rigby & others

August 24

Bellingham entry

Ye 24th. A man hang’d for murder. I saw Capt Withers. Ye French Regiment came in. Mr Bankes bought his horse.

Rawstorne entry

[24 no entry]

August 25

Bellingham entry

Ye 25th. The French Regiment march’d out and the Lord Devonshires Regiment came in.

Rawstorne entry

25 went to Penwortham heard Mr. Coulton 2 and return’d

August 26

Bellingham entry

Ye 26th. I marchd out wth Lord Devonshire’s Regiment to Highlake. Could not ship, and so lay all night in ye feild.

Rawstorne entry

26 at Preston & at prayers, the Judges Powell & Ventris came in i’th’ evening lodged at Mr. Greenfields was wth Coz: Holt at Wid. Atkinsons

August 27

Bellingham entry

Ye 27th. We shipd about 8 in ye morning, in ye Scanderbegg, and saild about 3 in ye afternoon. Ye French Regiment wth us. We were in all about 33 sayle of ships. We payd severall salutes off Ormshead. We met a ship come from Derry.

Rawstorne entry

27 at Preston & at prayers & to visit Mr. Banister after dinner, my Brother Sr Tho: Clifton & Mr Westby, & after at Hugh Tootells wth. theim.

August 28

Bellingham entry

Ye 28th. Early in ye morning we made ye isle of man. We lay by for ye man of warr firing a gun. I went wth major Boyle on board some ships. About 2 in ye afternoon we made Ireland. Severall salutes pass’d among ye ships. We perceiv’d att distance a yatcht coming from Ireland.

Rawstorne entry

28 at Preston & at prayers, afternon went to Swanseys toth’ Bowles

August 29

Bellingham entry

Ye 29th. This morning we came upp wth Copeland Isles. About 11 we met a great fleet of above 50 sayle coming from Ireland. We had an account of ye surrender of Carrigfergus 3 dayes agoe. About one we came upp wth Carrigfergus. Count Schomberg went on shoar. We anchord att night, and had a great storme. Ye wind att w and w: s: w.

Rawstorne entry

29 at Preston & went to hutton called at Penwortham & at Boathouse

August 30

Bellingham entry

Ye 30th. A great storme. We lye still on board. Some visited us, and were very merry.

Rawstorne entry

30 at Preston & at prayers & at Mr Cowps wth Major Longworth & Mr Roberts

August 31

Bellingham entry

Ye 31th. We landed all our horse and encamp’d att White house. I met Capt Francis Purefoy, who carry’d me wth him to Carrigfergus and treated me very obleigingly. Sr Hen. Ingoldsby’s Regiment quarter’d here. Some of them behav’d ill att ye seige. Lewis, Capt of the Grenadeeres, was dismissed for Cowardice.

Rawstorne entry

3i at Preston & at prayers.