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1688
The revolution in favour of William, Prince of Orange, excited no popular demonstrations in Manchester, as it did in most other parts of the kingdom; nor did King William visit it on his route to Ireland, when he sailed from Liverpool.(7)

1688
Proposals were issued for publishing a work entitled Briganta Lancasteriensis Restaurata, by Richard Kuerden, M.D., a laborious topographer and antiquary, who descended from an ancient family at Kuerdon, near Preston. The publication was never accomplished; and the manuscript, written in an obscure hand, in five volumes folio, is still in Chethamís Library. The more important portions have been transcribed by Palmer and utilised by later historians.(7)

1688
In the reign, of William and Mary, the taxable property in Manchester was rated at £4,375; and the first assessment for the land-tax, at 4s. in the pound, produced £875.(7)

1688. Radcliffe-Whitefield
Henry Siddall, a tailor, of Radcliffe, left 4Ĺ acres as nucleus of formation for what is now Stand Grammer School.
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