NEWSFLASH: 14 November 1715 – Soon after 7.00am: A messenger is sent from rebels to Wills to confirm that his terms were accepted and that the rebels would surrender unconditionally.Advertisement
The general body of rebels assemble in the market place and lay down their arms. Highlanders and privates are marched to the parish church and imprisoned in cold, uncomfortable conditions.
Scottish officers and gentlemen sent to the Mitre, White Bull and Windmill inns. Lancashire and Northumberland gentlemen placed in Mr. Wingleby’s house.
Government troops occupy town and plunder houses.
1088 Scots and 462 English taken prisoner; about 1552 in all surrender. Burial of the dead on both sides occupies ‘some days’.
Lieutenant-General Carpenter sees that there is not enough room in the town to lodge all his cavalry. He sends his exhausted regiments, who had marched continuously from Northumberland, to Wigan to rest for a day, before they return to their different bases by easy stages. Wills is left in charge of the prisoners.
We are indebted to Aidan Turner-Bishop of the Preston Historical Society, for his assistance in providing the timeline of events during the 1715 uprising and battle.
There will be further bulletins of the 1715 Battle of Preston timeline of events on Blog Preston, coming very soon.
List of 1715 related events taking place in Preston.
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