NEWSFLASH: November 2nd 3p.m. 1715 – The Jacobites continue their march south.Advertisement
Jacobites enter Penrith. ‘James III’ proclaimed King. They march via Appleby and Kendal to Lancaster.
About 3 o’clock in the afternoon the rebels entered Penrith where they proclaimed their king as James III of England and Ireland and James VIII of Scotland. A small party under Col. Oxburgh was sent to Lowther Hall to search for Lord Lonsdale but as he had retired to Appleby Castle they provisioned themselves and their horses, finding only two old women in the Hall. Robert Patten led another party out to besiege the house of Mr. Johnston of Eamont Bridge, collector of the salt-tax, to secure what Government money he had, whilst “we were entertained with a plentiful supper that was provided for the Bishop of Carlisle and his followers.”
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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