1573

26th. March Thursday
The following entry is made in the Court Leet records: “The most of the jury do think thirty alehouses and inns to be sufficient in Manchester.” March 26. (Harland’s Court Leet.)(7)

26th. March Thursday
The Court Leet direct that alehouse keepers shall not allow any unlawful gaming in their houses or gardens. March 26.(7)

26th. March Thursday
The jury of the Court Leet “doth present John Skilliekorne, plumber, to  be a common easing-dropper, a naughty person, such a one as doth abound in all misorders; therefore we desire that he may be avoided the town, and have such punishment as unto such doth appertain.” March 26. (Harland’s Court Leet Records, vol. i., p. 131.)(7)

1st. August Saturday
The first register for the parish of Manchester commenced in this year. The first entry is the burial of Robert Fisher, August 1. The first baptism was Ellen, daughter of William Darby, August 3. And the first marriage between Nicholas Cleaton and Ellen Pendleton.(7)

20th. September Sunday
The Court Leet fixed hours for servants, &c. Apprentices, men servants, and women servants were not to be out later than nine in summer and eight in winter. Servants and children were prohibited from attending the wedding feasts. September 20. (Earwaker’s Records.)(7)

20th. September Sunday
The Court Leet records state that “Mr. Steward (Ralph Hurlestane) ordered that any unlucky tippler who was found drunk should pass the night in the dungeon and pay 6d. to the poor; if the drunkard could not pay the fine the publican had to pay it for him.” September 20. (Earwaker’s Records.)(7)

20th. September Sunday
The Court Leet order that if any alehouse keeper, man or woman, be found drunken in their own house or elsewhere, he or she shall be punished by imprisonment for one night, and from thenceforth discharged from alehouse keeping. September 20. (Harland’s Court Leet.)(7)

1573
Injunctions and orders concerning the Colledge Church of Manchester were given to the Master or Warden; and the rest, some by the Archbishop of Yorke, and other the Queene Majesties commissioners, for causes ecclesiastical, within the province of Yorke, anno 1573, about residence of the warden and fellowes, diligent and constant preaching every Sunday in the church of Manchester, or in one of the chappells of Stretford, Chorlton, Diddesbury, Gorton, Denton, Newton, and Blakeley.” (Hollinworth’s Mancuniensis.)(7)

1573
Newton Heath Chapel built about this time; enlarged, 1738; rebuilt, 1814. (7)