1565

25th. February Sunday
Elias, the Manchester Prophet, died 25th February in prison at London. His real name was Ellis Hall, and he was born at Manchester in 1502, where his father was a carpenter. Having prospered in business, he began to see visions, and in 1562 went to London, where he attempted to have an interview with the Queen. He was arrested, condemned to the pillory, and whipped by two ministers at Bedlam. His Book of’ Visions, a MS. in metre, was in the library of the son of Archbishop Parker. (Axon’s Lancashire Gleanings.)(7)

2nd. October Tuesday
The keepers of bakehouses were ordered by the Court Leet not to store gorse or kiddes for fuel “within two bays” of the ovens. 2nd Oct. (Earwaker’s Records.)(7)

1565
There was allso an act of parliament concerning the Aulnegers’ fees, and that hee should have deputies within the seueral townes of Manchester, Boulton, Blackburne, Bury. (Hollinworth’s Mancuniensis.)(7)

1565
There was a sore sickness in Manchester and about it, of which very many died.” (Hollinworth’s Mancuniensis.)(7)

1565
The ale-house keepers appeared to have been fined one penny each indiscriminately. (Earwaker’s Court Leet Records.) (7)