1648

July
A flood, caused by “a sudden and terrible rain.” July. (Hollinworth.)(7)

1648
The Harmonious Consent of the ministers of Lancashire published. It is a fierce protest against toleration as soul-murther. An address to the parliament. This intolerant document was principally levelled against the Independents, who were rising rapidly into religious and political notoriety. (Halley’s Lancashire.)(7)

1648
The Presbyterian divines and Committee of Sequestrators held their county meeting at Manchester. In this county 145 persons were fined to the amount of £28,109 11s. 4d. Among them were John Byrom, of Salford, £201 16s. 6d.; Edward Byrom, of Salford, £2 6s. 8d.; Adam Bowker, of Salford, £16 13s.; Peter Bowker, of Manchester, £12; Sir Edward Mosley, of Hough’s End, £4,874; Nicholas Mosley, of Ancoats, £170; Francis Mosley, and Nicholas, his son, of Collyhurst, £200; Henry Pendleton, of Manchester, £80; Alexander Potter, of Manchester, £4 0s. 5d.; Sir T. Prestwiche, and Thomas, his son, of Hulme, £330; Ferdinand Stanley, of Broughton, £150; John Rogerson, of Manchester, £4 8s. 4d.(7)

1648
Manchester College seized and converted into a military magazine aud prison for delinquents.(7)