1579

15th. May Friday
The manor of Manchester sold by the Wests to John Lacye, a mercer, of London, for £3,000, May 15. (See under date 1596.)(7)

18th. August Tuesday
Description of a moste dreadfull and meruclous Monster born in Manchester, upon Tusdaye, being the fourteenth [18th]  of August last past, 1579.’ This is an account of a sort of Siamese twin which is referred to in the register of burials, 19th of August, as “a mayde child and a monsterous man childe wantinge boeth neck, head, and armes.” (Palatine Note-book, vol. iii., p. 269.)(7)

1579
Perhaps in anticipation of a water famine, it was ordered in 1579 that no vessel larger than a woman could carry full of water should be brought to the Conduit, and but one from each house, and that the applicants should “have their cale,” or wait their turn. It was unlocked at six in the morning and locked at nine in the evening. (Harland’s Court Leet.)(7)

1579
In an assembly of Ecclesiastical Commissioners (including Henry, Earl of Derby; Henry, Earl of Huntington; and William, Bishop of Chester) held at Manchester, they issued an order against pipers and minstrels making and frequenting bear-baiting and bull-baiting on the Sabbath days, or upon any other days; and also against superstitious ringing of bells, wakes, and cornmon feasts; drunkenness, gaming, and other vicious and unprofitable pursuits. (Hollinworth.)(7)