1580

1st. January Friday
In Robert Hitchcock’s Politic Plat, published 1 January, 1580, Rouen is said to be “the chiefest vent” for “Welsh and Manchester cottons, Northern kerseys, whites, lead, and tin.”(7)

7th. April Thursday
The old compulsion of baking at the lord’s oven had become obsolete, but the Court Leet jury requested “all loving neghbours” to bake with the tenant who rented the disestablished oven. April 7. (Earwaker’s Records.)(7)

5th. June Sunday
John Woolton, warden, promoted to the See of Lincoln, and William Chadderton, D.D., Bishop of Chester, appointed Warden of the College, in commendam, June 5. Translated to the bishopric of Lincoln in 1594, and resigned his office of warden.(7)

1580
Lord Burleigh thanks the Earl of Derby for reforming abuses in the Manchester College. (7)

1580
A commission held in Lancashire for trying Popish recusants. (7)

1580
A new jail built in Manchester at Hunt’s Bank, called the “New Fleet,” and the expense was for a time supported by fines imposed on the more wealthy of the prisoners, and by the proceeds of a parochial assessment, amounting to eightpenee per week on every parish throughout the diocese of Chester.(7)