11th. April Thursday.
The Court Leet order James Smith, capper, and William Savage, the catchpoll, to attend the Parish Church on Sundays and holidays to note who wore hats contrary to law. April 11. (Harland’s Court Leet.)(7)
The town of Manchester gave £40 to the rebuilding of Crossford Bridge which was undertaken at their petition. The county assessment for the same was £200. (Hollinworth’s Mancuniensis.)(7)
Thomas Lever, M.A., a learned controversialist and writer, died. Born at Little Lever. He became Master of Sherburn Hospital, near Durham. His brother Ralph Lever became Archdeacon of Northumberland.(9)
1577. Little Lever
Death of the Rev. Thomas Lever, of Little Lever, chaplain to Edward VI.(9)
Stand Hall built.