July 1689

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July 1

Bellingham entry

July ye 1st. A hott day. Nabby and I went to Liverpoole. We baited att Rufford, where Mr. Barton came to us. Mr. Gregson and Mr. Rishton and theyr wives accompanyd us so farr.

Rawstorne entry

i at Wygan & Marched to Amerscough

July 2

Bellingham entry

Ye 2d. A fayr day. My brother and sister Giffard came to us. We saw severall freindes. I bowld att ye Green.

Rawstorne entry

2 at Wygan & march’d to Manchester lodged at Bulls=head.

July 3

Bellingham entry

Ye 3d. A fayr day. I bowld. Dr Richmond and severall others were wth me, att my Lodging till it was late.

Rawstorne entry

3 at Manchester & at prayers

July 4

Bellingham entry

Ye 4th. A fayr day. Capt Matthewes treated us att ye Lyon. I bowld, and some of us dranke ale att Cook’s.

Rawstorne entry

4 at Manchester & went toth’ field in Mr Traffords old park dyned wth Mr Sherrif Birch at Ordsall my Lord Leuietent: & Comssn: Officers march’d back to Manchester

July 5

Bellingham entry

Ye 5th. A fayr day. We parted wth our freindes, and came home about 7. There went an express to Lerpoole.

Rawstorne entry

5 at Manchester dismissed at ii, dyned at Ensigne Gees in Salford came thence at 4 calld at mr Kenions

July 6

Bellingham entry

Ye 6th. A fayr day. Mr Barton came here. I went out to see a battalion of ye Ld Castleton’s regiment exercise. I was wth Mr Barton and others pretty late.

Rawstorne entry

6 at Preston & at prayers

July 7

Bellingham entry

Ye 7th. A fayr day. Mr. Barton preach’d in ye afternoon. I went and sate some time wth Dean Ward.

Rawstorne entry

7 at Preston Church heard the Vicar and received the Sacraemt. afternoon heard Mr. Barton

July 8

Bellingham entry

Ye 8th. A close, hott day. The Corporation rode ye boundaryes. We were handsomely treated at Capt Claytons, and was wth Mr Hodgkinson and Mr. Barton.

Rawstorne entry

8 at Preston & rid the Bondaries wth Mr Mayor & dyned at Capt. Claytons

July 9

Bellingham entry

Ye 9th. A very hott day. Mr. Barton and I were treated att Mr. Hodgkinson’s, and were late att ye anchor wth Coll Fairfax and other officers of Lord Castleton’s regiment.

Rawstorne entry

9 went to Hutton Grange & returnd to Penwortham dyned there & ‘ith’ evening at Ancor wth Coll fairfax Capt. Sanderson Capt Wichcoat & others

July 10

Bellingham entry

Ye 10th. A hott day. Mr. Hodgkinson, Mr. Barton, and I went to Ormskirke to meete Mr. Roper. Din’d there and went to waite on Coll Fairfax att our returne.

Rawstorne entry

i0 went to Bowles to Swanseys dined there the officers above menioed & Mr Mayor & diverse others. Mr ffleetwd &c was after at Ancor wth theim.

July 11

Bellingham entry

Ye 11th. A close, hott day. Ye Earl of Devonshire’s regiment of horse came here. They are indifferently well mounted. Mr. Barton went to Poulton. I bathed.

Rawstorne entry

ii went to Penwortham dyned there called at Boathouse, Bro: ffleetwood came thither wth us: 6 troopes of my Lord Devonshires quater’d in Towne, Majoe Boyl at my house, was wth him & the Capts. at Ancor.

July 12

Bellingham entry

Ye 12th. A hott day. A battalion of Sr George St. Georges regiment came hither. I saw cornett Meredith and Capt. Cursett, and recommended Tim Bankes to ye Capt.

Rawstorne entry

i2 at Preston & at prayers, went at 3 to Walton Mr. Patten wth mee to meet Sr Charles Houghton Mr. Asheton Of Cuerdale & others, about repaire of Walton cop

July 13

Bellingham entry

Ye 13th. A very hott day. Ye remainder of St. George’s regiment came in. I saw Ja: Barry and was late wth him.

Rawstorne entry

13 at Preston & at prayers & at Tom Bostocks wth. Sr Tho: Clifton & Brother ffleetwood & others, & at Monsieurs wth Mr patten Mr Whitehead Mr Sallom &c

July 14

Bellingham entry

Ye 14th. Much raine. Mr. Walmsly, of Lealand, preach’d 2 apologetick sermons on unity. I walk’t wth Capt Barry att Enam, where we found ye soldiers robbing ye garden. We came after to ye Dogg, where were Capt Taylor and severall other officers.

Rawstorne entry

i4 at Preston Church heard Mr. Walmsey of Layland 2 Ephe: 4: & 3 [Vers]: endeavouring to Keep the [unity] of the Spirit in the land of peace.

July 15

Bellingham entry

Ye 15th. A fayr day. I din’d att Penwortham, and went wth Mr. Fleetwood’s and Coll Rawstorne to ye town end.

Rawstorne entry

i5 at Preston & went to Penwortha & my wife, afternoone at Townend wth my brother & Capt’ Bellingham & Mr Lemon

July 16

Bellingham entry

Ye 16th. A fayr day. Sr Henry Ingoldsby’s regiment came hither. I was to waite on him and Capt Coote who has his Lady and children wth him. I saw young Disney who wth Harry Moore are both ensignes.

Rawstorne entry

i6 at Preston & at prayers

July 17

Bellingham entry

Ye 17th. A fayr day. I walk’t wth ye Coll to ye marsh and bowl’d, and was late wth severall officers att ye anchor.

Rawstorne entry

i7 at Preston & at prayers & at Penwortham & boathouse.

July 18

Bellingham entry

Ye 18th. Much raine. This morning Nabby had an issue made. Ye soldiers unslated the Popish Chappell. I was to visit Tracy who killed Malone att Wiggan. I was wth Sr Henry to waite on Mrs. Coote, and after wth Capt Purefoy and others.

Rawstorne entry

i8 at Preston & at Sessions there

July 19

Bellingham entry

Ye 19th. Some raine. I sent Mr. Bankes horse to Liverpoole. I saw Tom Whitehead and Ensign Harry Moore.

Rawstorne entry

i9 at Preston & at Sessions the first day dyned at Ancor the 2d at Mitre

July 20

Bellingham entry

Ye 20th. A fayr day. I saw Mr Kennyon and was wth Collnell Kirby and Rawstorn att widdow Cliftons

Rawstorne entry

20 at Preston & at James Cowpers & [Wid.] Clyftons wth. Mr Beockholes & Officers of Coll Inglebies regiemt.

July 21

Bellingham entry

Ye 21. Some drops of heat. Mr. Palmer, Chaplaine to this Regiment, preach’d in ye morning. This evening came here Capt Ed. Griffiths, in his journey to Whithaven.

Rawstorne entry

2i at Preston Church heard the Coll’s Chaplaine & Mr Bland.

July 22

Bellingham entry

Ye 22. A fayr day. Ye Regiment exercis’d att ye marsh and fir’d bulletts. I din’d wth Capt Griffith att ye hind. We walk’d after noon, and sate late upp att night.

Rawstorne entry

22 at Preston & went to Penwortham, the Regiment uppon the Marsh the Coll: & 6 Capt’s. came to dinner to Walton to Meet Mr Patten about Capt & returned to Penwortham & so home

July 23

Bellingham entry

Ye 23. Much raine last night. Capt Griffith went hence this morning for Whithaven, and several officers went to Chester for money. I bowld in ye afternoon. We had a good account from Capt Billings of ye state of ye Protestants of Derry and Eniskillin.

Rawstorne entry

23 at Preston & at Prayers: Paid to the poore, was a Mary Rigby’s p 3

July 24

Bellingham entry

Ye 24th. A fayre day. The regiment went hence for Wiggan. I din’d att ye marsh. Councellour Kearnes came through with an express from Kirke to Schomberg. Derry holds out bravely, and it is hoped that Kirke will relieve it.

Rawstorne entry

24 at Preston & at prayers, & went went to Swanseys’s toth’ bowles dyned there; The souldiers Marched Coll. Inglesbye’s regiemt. to Wygan return’d by 6, writ to Coz: Kenion

July 25

Bellingham entry

Ye 25th. A very fayr day. Ye regiment return’d. A woman of them allmost kill’d another in the Carte with a Grenadeers hatchett. I was wth Sr Harry and we bowld, and Coll Kirby, Rawstorne, and I dranke a bottle wth him at Clifton’s.

Rawstorne entry

25 at Preston & went to Broughton to vew the bridge there Mr Patten wth me was at Boeles wth Coll: Ingelsby & Coll Kirby, & after at Mrs: Cliftons wth theim

July 26

Bellingham entry

Ye 26th. A fayr day. I play’d wth Hamilton att Trick Track.

Rawstorne entry

26 at Preston & at prayers, The old Lady Bradshaw came to see us, was at Prayers & dyned wth us, was ‘ith’ Hall about the Poll-money, & went to Walton to [Wid.] Andertons, Mr Patten wth mee

July 27

Bellingham entry

Ye 27th. A fayr day. Ye Regiment went hence to Wiggan.

Rawstorne entry

27 at Preston & at prayers, the Regiemt. march’d to Wygan & I went to Penwortham & my wife & 2 boyes, & they & I went to Hutton Grange.

July 28

Bellingham entry

Ye 28th. A fayr day. Mr. Gregory preach’t in ye afternoone. 1 sent coppyes of Capt Withers letters to London.

Rawstorne entry

28 at Preston & the Church heard Mr Bland & Mr Gregorie.

July 29

Bellingham entry

Ye 29th. A fayr day. Mr. Barton and Bankes came here. I was wth Mr. Kennyon. Din’d wth Coll Matthews, and payd my way att Coopers.

Rawstorne entry

29 at Preston & the Sessions held by adjournemt. for psons to take the Oathes &c

July 30

Bellingham entry

Ye 30th. A fayr day. I went by Liverpoole to Chester to view ye camp. I was kindly treated att Mrs Holt’s

Rawstorne entry

30 at Preston & the Sess againe dyned at [Wid.] Cliftons: Majo ffarrington Mr. Parker Mr. Patten & Major Longworth, was at Ancor after, & at Mitre

July 31

Bellingham entry

Ye 31th. A fayr day. I saw ye camp. There were 8 Regiments. Schomberg came to view them. I din’d in Capt. Purefoy’s tent, and sup’t wth ye Lord Drogheda, where was Ld Lisbourn, Coll Wharton, Sr Hen Bellass, and severall others. We dranke hard and talk’d high. Here came in this day 2 French regiments. A man ran ye Gantlope. 10 [?].

Rawstorne entry

3i at Preston & at prayers