1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 10

Posted on - 13th November, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, History, Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

NEWSFLASH: 13 November 1715 – Fishergate escape route blocked. Jacobites in Preston town centre surrounded by Government troops.



1715 twitter icon10.00am – Lieutenant-General Carpenter arrives from Clitheroe with 2,500 men to join Wills. Carpenter has three regiments of dragoons: those of Lord Cobham, of Churchill and of Molesworth, accompanied by the Earl of Carlisle and Lord Lumley.

1.00pm – 2.00pm – Forster and English Jacobite colleagues, without consulting Scots, send Captain Dalziel, as an envoy, to Wills to seek terms for surrender. An armistice is arranged until the following morning. The Earl of Derwentwater and Colonel McIntosh handed over as hostages for the ceasefire.

In Scotland, at Sherriffmuir, near Dunblane, an indecisive battle is fought between Jacobites led by the Earl of Mar and the King’s troops led by the Duke of Argyll.


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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