NEWSFLASH: November 7th – 1.00pm, Jacobite rebels enter Lancaster.Advertisement
James III proclaimed. Sir Henry Hoghton, with a force of about 600 local volunteers, marches to meet them but his militia retreats. The Jacobite seize 6 guns from Mr Lawson’s ship “Robert” at Sunderland Point.
Lieutenant-General Carpenter, formerly in garrison at Newcastle, sets out from Durham to march to Lancaster, aiming to head off the rebels.
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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