1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 5

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

Newsflash: 8 November 1715 – Jacobites in Garstang and Major-General Wills on the move from Chester.

Major-General Wills

Major-General Wills


Jacobites march towards Preston. Major-General Wills, formerly in garrison at Chester, arrives at Manchester, aiming to prevent a rising there and intending to stop the rebels from heading further south.

A battle taking place in Preston would now seem inevitable.




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.

Are you involved in the commemoration of the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion? Let us know in the comments below.


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