November 1689

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November 1

Bellingham entry

Nov ye 1st. I waited on M G Kirke, who was very obleiging. I din’d wth Lord Sherborne, and att night I gott ye Duke’s pass to goe for England. 2 boyes came from ye enemy wth an account of K James being returned to RD after having once left it, and that there is a discourse of theyr coming to attack us.

Rawstorne entry

i went to Penwortham, dyned there was at Boathouse wth him & Mr ffleet:wood of Wesham.

November 2

Bellingham entry

Ye 2d. Art return’d. There came in severall pacquetts from England. They brought newes of a plott discover’d of 10,000 men being gone to Bristow for Ireland, and a good agreement between ye K and Parliament. Our sick are dayly sent away.

Rawstorne entry

2 at Preston & at prayers

November 3

Bellingham entry

Ye 3d. Cold weather. Severall of ye sick are sent in carts to Carlingford, and dye by the way. Strict orders are given out for all soldiers to lye in theyr camp. I was on board ye yatcht in order to procure a cabin, and came home in Sr. Jo. Topham’s calash. I saw Mr. Morris, and recieved letters from Preston.

Rawstorne entry

3 at Preston Church heard ye Vicar 2

November 4

Bellingham entry

Ye 4th. Very wett weather. A messenger came in wth an account of ye enemyes being decamped and leaving a garrison in Ardee, which they have strongly entrenched. In the afternoon Joan McGuire brought me the newes of my house being burnt yesterday morning, and ye evening deserting it. Att night Franck Young came in, whom I introduc’d to ye Duke. He sayes ye enemy are in very ill condition they have sent most of theyr forces into winter quarters and that K James was to goe from Ardee as to-morrow. Lord Sherbourne and some other volunteeres are gone to Carlingford, in order to embarque for England. Major Engoldsby and Lewt Coll Barrington are gone off from theyr Regiment, and Toby Purcell met Lewt Coll Fr Young assur’d me that he saw ye Doggs in ye Irish army plucke upp theyr dead bodies and eat them, insomuch that att his coming here he was much afrayd they would fall upon him. Here are some discontents amongst the great ones about ye mismanagement of this campaigne. Severall of our men dyd in ye way to Carlingford, being left in ye highwaye.

Rawstorne entry

4 went to Garstang about the Aid granted to their Maties: of i8 p 1. went at night to Maje Longworths

November 5

Bellingham entry

Ye 5th. Most dismall weather of wind and raine. I was a considerable time this morning wth Coll Stewart, who spoake freely wth me of great matters. He seemes much dissatisfyed att ye cold reception here of the Deny and Eniskllin men, and sayes that Douglas was charg’d wth mutining, because he spoake freely about ye soldiers being abus’d for want of pay and other necessaryes. Michael, my miller, came and confirm’d ye newes of my house being burnt, and that ye tenants and neighbours were under dismall apprehensions of being all destroy’d by the Irish.

Rawstorne entry

5 went to Kirkham upon the same & returnd to Preston

November 6

Bellingham entry

Ye 6th. Still miserable weather. Severall officers came into our quarters, being driven by ye extremity of the weather. I sould my horse and furniture to Capt Wescomb for 18 guineas. I was late wth Kirkes officers, and was most freindly treated by them, and carry’d severall tokens from them for theyr wives and others.

Rawstorne entry

6 at Preston & at prayers, & afternoon ‘ith’ Hall upon the same account & at Cutlers wth the Comssers: for 3 onely

November 7

Bellingham entry

Ye 7th. This morning I deliver’d my horse att ye Generalls. Some horses were taken away from wthout ye lines, as was sayd by ye enemy, but beleiv’d by some of the army to the North. I sould my beavour to Rollston. I gott a certificate from ye Generall of my good service during this campaigne.

Rawstorne entry

7 at Preston & at prayers, & at Dinner wth Mrs: Bushell & before at Walton Cop

November 8

Bellingham entry

Ye 8th. bitter weather wind, raine, and haile. I came on board the yatcht Peggy Stanly, and the miller came to me from home. I received Kirkes adieu and had a noble bonefire att parting.

Rawstorne entry

8 at Preston & at prayers, & ‘ith’ evening at Margret Wildings to take the laye for the Aid to their Maties: for the Town

November 9

Bellingham entry

Ye 9th. This morning ye Ld Hewett, Sr John Davis, Sr Hen. Ingoldsby, and severall others came on board. Our Captaine has been very active in getting the shipps to float. The Generall march’d this day from fatall Dundalke, and left behind him 3 English and three forraigne Regiments, to guard ye town till ye ships are all gott off. La Meloniere commands in chiefe.

Rawstorne entry

9 at Preston & at prayers & at Hugh Tootells & at Bullocks i’th’ weend wth my Brother, Mr Dandy & Mr Winckley

November 10

Bellingham entry

Ye 10th. Severall passengers came on board. I went on board ye Wellcome, who is left admiral here. She is a man of war ketch. About 3 in ye afternoon we sett sayle; ye wind at N.n.e.; fayr weather. Most of ye passengers very sick. My Lord Hewets servant brought an express order from ye Duke to sayle.

Rawstorne entry

i0 at Preston Church heard the Vicar 2

November 11

Bellingham entry

Ye 11th. A very fayre day. Ye wind very changeable; a dead calm all ye afternoon. We were in view of Ireland, Isle of Man, and Wales most of ye day. About six in ye evening we anchor’d wthin 5 leagues of Holyhead.

Rawstorne entry

ii at Preston & at prayers, & to see Coz: Banister & ‘s Daughter Parker

November 12

Bellingham entry

Ye 12th. The wind came fayr at 12 att night. We made a very fayre passage, and landed att Nesson about 7 att night, and lay att ye key house, att George Eaton’s. Sr John Davis went this night to Chester.

Rawstorne entry

i2 at Preston & at the Hall, a Sessions adjourned thither, Coz: Braddyll Mr. Hodgson & Mr Anth: Parker took their Oathes of Justices of Peace, dyned at Ancor with ‘m, Dr. Allcock & Exfr Parker

November 13

Bellingham entry

Ye 13th. I went early to ye rock house. Went over ye ferry wth Mrs. Mason. Came to Liverpool and deliverd my lers and tokens to Kirkes officers wives. Saw severall freinds. Left Liverpoole about 2, and came to Preston before eight, and was most kindly receiv’d by all freindes.

Rawstorne entry

i3 at Preston & at prayers & at Ancor to waite on the old Ladie Brads

November 14

Bellingham entry

Nov ye 14th. Some raine. I was visited by severall freindes, and carry’ d to ye alehouse, and entertain’d by them. Mr. Birch was wth us att ye Talbott.

Rawstorne entry

i4 at Preston & not at prayers, went to Penwortham and Hutton & returnd was after at Talbot wth Capt Bellinha

November 15

Bellingham entry

Ye 15th. Some raine and sleet. I wrote by Bradley to Ireland, poore Shepheard came ill from Liverpoole. We supt att Cousen Patten’s, and sate att play.

Rawstorne entry

i5 at Preston & at prayers, & ‘ith evening wth. Capt. Bellingham & others at Rigbyes

November 16

Bellingham entry

Ye 16th. A fayr day. Shepheard continues very ill. A messenger lay att ye anchor who pretends to be sent from Schomberg to discover deserters and those who hold correspondence wth ye enemy. I was wth Mr. Fleetwood, Capt Clayton, and others att Clifton’s.

Rawstorne entry

i6 at Preston & at Ancor & Mr. Mayors house wth one Mr. faircloth on that came from the Camp in Ireland & i’th evening wth Bro: ffleetwood at Me Cliftons, Capt Bellingham & Mr. Benjamin Houghton & others

November 1

7Bellingham entry

Ye 17th. A frost. Birch continues to preach as ill as ever. Count Solmes came hither who landed last Thursday att Whithaven. He came thither from Donnoghadee in 12 houres. I saw Cunningham, who came along wth him, who sayes that Douglass has orders to Bombard Charlemont. Sam Green came hither from Chester.

Rawstorne entry

i7 at Penwortham Church heard Mr. Gregorie.

November 18

Bellingham entry

Ye 18th. Early this morning Count Solmes went hence for London. I went a coursing wth Mr. Fleetwood, Coll Rawstorn, and others. Killed 5 hares, and din’d att Robins

Rawstorne entry

i8 at Preston & went a Coursing to Hutton grange, Killed 5 hares & 3 rapits was at Robinds after, dyned there.

November 19

Bellingham entry

Ye 19th. Mr. Hodgkinson had a letter from a private hand from London of ye ill state of affayres in Ireland. We were invited there to dinner, wth Cousens Green and others, and after sup’t att cousen Johnson’s. W. R. is ill of a sore eye.

Rawstorne entry

i9 at Preston & at prayers, & at Tom Bostocks wth. Sr. Tho: Standley & yong Mr. Standley & Dr Leigh & Worton

November 20

Bellingham entry

Ye 20th. A fayr day. I walk’d to Camells to meete Bradley, but mist him. I wrote to Kirkes officers and sent a present of tobacco. I dranke wth little Dr. Parsons and Alderman Lemon.

Rawstorne entry

20 at Preston & at prayers, & at Ancor about Excise

November 21

Bellingham entry

Ye 21 st. A fayr day. I was all ye afternoone wth cousen Bellingham att Mr. Hodgkinson’s. Fell ill att night of a feavour, and sent for Dr. Leigh.

Rawstorne entry

2i went to Haslingden, Rawstorne Bradshaw baptised by Mr Duckworth Mr. Rawstorne & Mr. Rishton of Antley Godfathers, & Mrs. Parker Godmother

November 22

Bellingham entry

Ye 22nd. This day I was bled and vomited, and my feavour encreasd.

[‘From this date to the 13th of the following January there are no entries in the diary evidently owing to indisposition except one, which is in the form of a mem., as follows: “Betty was born ye 12 of Dec., between 8 and 9 att night.” She was the diarist’s daughter Elizabeth, who died young.’]

Rawstorne entry

22 at Haslingden & Mr Grantham’s & Nicolas Gradliffs

November 23

Rawstorne entry

23 came to Preston ‘ith’ evening

November 24

Rawstorne entry

24 at Preston Church heard the Vicar

November 25

Rawstorne entry

25 at Preston & went to Penwortha

November 26

Rawstorne entry

26 at Preston & at prayers

November 27

Rawstorne entry

27 at Preston & at prayers & at Coz: Blacjhursts, & Coz: Standleys & Mr Patten his house to see ye yong Baronet

November 28

Rawstorne entry

28 at Preston & at prayers & at Ancor wth Mr Kenion

November 29

Rawstorne entry

29 at Preston & at prayers & at Ancor wth Mr Kenion

November 30

Rawstorne entry

30 at Preston & at prayers, Ja: Cowps.