1582

3rd. December Monday
Mr. Robert Worsley, keeper of the gaol of Manchester, made an offer “that on condition of being allowed the proceeds of the ‘jail tax’ for one whole year, he would at his own proper charges build a workhouse, sufficient to afford employment to all the rogues, vagabonds, and idlers in the county.” Dec. 3.(7)

1582
A Godly and Learned Sermon, containing a charge and instruction for all unlearned, negligent, and dissolute Ministers, preached at Manchester, in Lancastershire, before a great and worshipfull audience, by occasion of certain parsons there at the present, appointed (as then) to be made ministers. By Simon Harward. London, 1582. (Axon’s Lancashire Gleanings, p. 219.)(7)