1596

23rd. March Tuesday
The manor of Manchester sold by John Layce, mercer and citizen of London, for £3,500, to Sir Nicholas Mosley, Knt., March 23. Sir Nicholas Mosley had been Sheriff of London in 1591, and was Lord Mayor in 1599. He built Hough End (generally called the Old Hall), near Chorlton, upon a place where a tenement occupied by his father had stood, and in which his son was born. This hall became the family seat for several generations, but was finally abandoned for Rolleston, in Staffordshire. (See under 1579.)(7)

30th. September Thursday
Eight officers were appointed to see that no fleshmeat was eaten on Fridays and Saturdays, and twelve for the overseeing of them that put butter, cream, or suet in their cakes. September 30. (Harland’s Court Leet Records.)(7)