Roger Whitley's Diary
May 1689

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2004

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'Roger Whitley's Diary: May 1689', Roger Whitley's Diary 1684-1697: Bodleian Library, MS Eng Hist c 711 (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23142 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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May 1689

May 1st Wednesday, went to the House; dined at home with brother Peter went to the Committe past 4; to Lady Wood about 8; then home.

2. Thursday, 2 cosen Mainwarings came to goe out with my daughter; went to the House; dined at home with Mr Delves, Bellot, 2 Mainwarings, Biddolph &c; after dinner came Lee; then one Harison &c; they stayd not long; about 6 I went to the Park; walked awhile with Warburton; visited the Bishop of Chester's wife; there was she, her daughter, Waite & the chaplaine; met Mr Thomson as I went home.

3. Friday, went to the House; dined at home with Lee, 2 Mainwarings, Biddolph & brother; went about 6 to Towers; there was Sir Thomas Mainwaring, Sir William Aston, Bellot, 3 Mainwarings Lee, Nat:Booth &c; then came Lord Delamer; I left them at 8; called on Baroby below; with him was Roger, Kent & one Mr Lee; I stayd not ?Roger & I came home together, about 9.

4. Satorday, went to the House; dined at home with G.Mainwaring & Morgan went past 4 to the Committe; about 7, G.Mainwaring & I went to Towers; parted before 9; called on Lady Wood; went home.

5. Sonday, was not at church; took phisick; Roger Mainwaring Bradshaw, brother Biddolph & Roger dined with us; in the evening came Sir Edward Wood; supt, went neare 10.

6. Monday, Sir John Ardernes sonne came to speake with Mainwaring; went to the House, dined at home with 2 Mainwarings, Biddolph, Roger, Warburton, Nat:Lee, Mrs Wood &c; Sir Thomas Mainwarings daughters were there but would not sit downe having dined at home; I went to Westminster about 6; walked awhile in the Hall with other Members; went home.

7. Tuesday, went to the House, dined at Pryors with Bellot, Norris, Mainwaring Lee &c; went to the Committe, then home.

8. Wednesday, went to the House, dined at the Swan with Biddolph, Basset, Thorney, 3 Mainwarings Gerard, Thomson, Bradshaw &c; Minshall came after dinner; we went to the Neate House (Teages) there was Sir Thomas Mainwaring, his daughters, Bradshaw, 3 Mainwarings &c; on account of Mr Mainwarings birthday; We had a collation, went home past 8.

9. Thursday, went to the House, dined at home, with brother & Roger; went to the Committe; then home.

10. Friday, took leave of Lord Delamer; there was Aston & many more; went to the House, dined at home with Biddolph & Tovey; went to the Committe (with Biddolph;) then to the Grapes; there was Wood, Cooling, Maxfeild & 2 or 3 more; parted at 9.

11. Satorday, went to the House, dined at home with Biddolph, Roger Mainwaring &c; went in the evening with Biddolph & Wood (who we met at the Coffe house) to Sir Thomas Mainwarings I called at Trenchards, he was abroad; we went to Towers; then I went with G.Mainwaring to William Williams in Grays Inne; retorned to Towers; there was 2 Mainwarings, Wood, Biddolph Gleg &c; parted past 9; went home.

12. Sonday, stayd at home, took phisick; brother dined below, came up to see me; stayd not; Wood sent his man to see me; then came himselfe & wife.

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May: 13. Monday, went to Westminster, dined at home with 2 Mainwarings & Gleg; went to the Committe's; retorned with Mainwaring about 8; Dyatt, his wife; Rawlins & his 2 sisters supt with us; also Biddolph Mrs Wood..

14. Tuesday, went to the House; dined at Pryors with Biddolph & Mainwaring Gleg came to me also a Lawyer with him; parted at 5; I went to the Committe; then to the Park; met Lady Aston; waited on her home; then went home, past 9.

15. Wednesday, went to the House, dined at Pryors; there Gleg came to us; went to the Committe; called on Sir William Aston; soe home.

16. Thursday, went to the House, dined at Pryors with 2 Mainwarings, Biddolph &c; went to the Committe; then home.

17. Friday, went to the House, dined at home with Biddolph, G.Mainwaring & sonnes &c; went to the Committe.

18. Satorday, went to the House; dined at home with Biddolph & Mainwaring, Lady Wood & daughters.

19. Sonday, took phisick; brother Peter, Grantham & Traverse dined with us; in the evening came Sir Thomas Mainwaring to see us.

20. Monday, went to the House, dined at home with Mainwaring & Biddolph about 4 went to the French House by St James; there was 2 Mainwarings Biddolph & Bradshaw; about 5 went to the Committe; in the evening went to Lady Woods; there was Lord Maxfeild; brought him to his doore; went home.

21. Tuesday, went to the House, dined at home with Mrs Tovey; went to the Committe.

22. Wednesday, went to Parliment dined at the Swan with 2 Mainwarings Biddolph Bradshaw & Thomson; whilest at dinner there came Colonel ---------(unknowne to me); we went to the Committe; then to the Divell Taverne; there was Mainwaring, Stephens, (Biddolph came with me) then came Warburton & his brother, then G.Mainwaring & Fleming, we parted neare 11.

23. Thursday, went to P: dined at home with Sir Th: Mainwaring & his daughters; G.Mainwaring his wife & neece, Lee &c; past 6, Biddolph Mainwaring & I went to the Committe's; but they were up; we went then to the Bunch of Grapes; there was Maxwell, Coling, Gilmore & 2 more; we parted about 10.

24. Friday, went to Parlment; dined at home with my daughters; went to the Committe about 6; then home about 8.

25. Satorday, went to Parliment; dined at home with 2 Mainwarings & Biddolph went to the Committe; then to Lockets with Biddolph, G.Mainwaring & Pickering; Mainwaring came to us; parted before 9, came home.

26. Sonday, I took phisick; Biddolph & brother Peter dined with us; my sonne & his wife came in the evening; went at 9.

27. Monday, went to Parliment; dined at Pryors with Biddolph, 2 Mainwarings, Sir Ralph Dutton &c; went to the next roome to Sir William Ashurst, Sir Robert Duckenfeild & Blake; past 5 went to the Committe, then to Sir Thomas Mainwaring then to Sir William Williams at Grays Inne; then to the Nags Head (with G.Mainwaring) there was Stephens, How, Howard, York, Hooks, Bardet & 3 or 4 more (strangers to me) I parted about 10, went home.

28. Tuesday, went to Parliment; dined at home with sonne & brother went to the Committe past 5 & home about 8.

29. Wednesday, Kent came with Rogers bill; then I went to Parliment; dined at Pryors with Mainwaring & Norris; then I went to the Speakers Chamber; read the Militia Acts (there was no Committe) then to visit cosen Morgan at the Cock; then through the Park home.

30. Thursday, Kent came about Roger; went to Parliament; dined at home with Biddolph, Roger & Mainwaring, brother Lady Wood & daughters came about 5, also Mrs Tovey; I went to Committe; walked from Westminster (with Sir William Aston) through the Park; went home past 8, daughter Biddolph went to a new lodging at Kinsenton; stayd all night with her children.

31. Friday, Beversham came to me; I went to Parliment; dined at home (alone); Roger came about 4; went to Westminster, then to Sir Thomas Mainwaring with him & his sonne to Trenchard; I went also to Humfreys.