1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Final, Part 12

Posted on - 15th November, 2015 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, City Centre, History, Preston City Centre, Preston Minster, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

NEWSFLASH: 15 November 1715 – Carpenter leaves Preston with the Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lumley and Colonel Darcy.

Rebellion Happily Suppressed in Preston by General Wills

Rebellion Happily Suppressed in Preston by General Wills

November 22nd 1715 – The Pretender (James III), or the ‘Chevalier St George’, arrives at Peterhead, Scotland, intending to be crowned at Scone.

December 2nd 1715 – Major Nairn, Captain Lockhart, Ensign Erskine and Captain Shaftoe are executed by military firing squad in Preston after a Council of War found them guilty of mutiny.

Prisoners sent to Chester, Lancaster and Liverpool. Most of the leaders transferred to Wigan. Some leading officers moved to London on December 10th and imprisoned in the Tower, Marshalsea, Newgate and Fleet gaols.

January 12th – February 9th 1716 – Rebels tried in Liverpool. About a thousand prisoners petition for mercy from the Crown and they are sentenced to transportation overseas.

1715 twitter iconJanuary 28th 1716 – 5 rebels (Richard Shuttleworth, Thomas Cowpe, Roger Muncaster, William Butler and William Arkwright) executed in Preston at Gallows Hill (near North Road). The head of Richard Shuttleworth is fixed on a pole at the town hall.

February 5th 1716 – The Pretender sails from Melrose, Scotland, into exile.

February 9th 1716 – 7 more rebels executed in Preston (Richard Chorley, James Drummond, William Black, Donald MacDonald, Rorie Kennedy, John Ord and John Robotham).

February 10th1716 – 5 rebels executed in Wigan (James Finch, James Blundell, John MacGillivray, William Whalley and James Burn).

February 11th 1716 – Thomas Siddall, John Finch, William Harris, Stephen Seager, Joseph Porter executed in Manchester.

February 14th 1716 – Allan Sanderson, Joseph Waddesworth, Thomas Cartmell and Thomas Gorse executed in Garstang.

February 18th 1716 – 4 rebels executed in Lancaster. They are Mr Crow, George Mackintosh, Hercules Durham and Donald Robertson. Their heads are fixed over the castle gates.

February 25th 1716 – Alexander Drummond, George Collingwood, Archibald Burnet and John Hunter executed in Liverpool.

July 1717 – A General Indemnity Act is proclaimed and all remaining prisoners are released.

June 11th 1727 – King George I dies.

January 1st 1766 – James Stuart, the Pretender, dies and he is buried in the crypt of St. Peter’s, Rome.

Don’t forget: There are still a few events taking place concerning the 1715 Battle of Preston:

Sunday 15 November 3.00pm – 3.50pm
Commemorative Service
Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston PR1 3BU
No charge

Sunday 15 November 4.30pm – 6.30pm
The Last Battle – Stories from the Streets of 1715 in Light, Sound and Performance
Church Street, Preston
No charge

Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 November 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Reflections on Rebellion – History, Myth and the Jacobites
Talks and debate with historians from UCLan
The Harris, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP
No charge

Sunday 21 November 9.30am – 4.00pm
The Jacobite Rising of 1715 Study Day
University of Central Lancashire

Monday 7 December 7.15pm
The Battle of Preston 1715 – The Build Up to the Battle and the Aftermath
Talk by Dr Bill Shannon
Preston Historical Society
Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston PR1 3BU
Members free: Visitors £3.00


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.

Many thanks go out to everyone who has commented on the 1715 posts, on the website, Facebook and Twitter. We really appreciate all the reader participation that we have received and we hope that you enjoyed our contribution and the whole 300th year anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite uprising.

What do you think of the 1715 events in and around the city? Let us know in the comments below.

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