1694       

24th. June Sunday
The first religious service was held in the newly erected Cross Street Chapel 24th June. The building operations occupied twelve months. (Bakerís Memorials, p. 15.)(7)

20th. October Saturday
Sir Roland Stanley, Sir Thomas Clifton, and others tried at the Sessions house, Manchester, 20th October, on a charge of conspiracy and treason. The assizes were adjourned by special commission from Lancaster for this purpose. Sir Giles Eyres was the presiding judge. The witnesses for the existence of a Lancashire plot were shown to be perjured, and the accused were acquitted. (Axonís Lancashire Gleanings.) It is nevertheless certain that many of the gentry were gravely disaffected. Ainsworthís novel of Beatrice Tyldesley deals with this incident.(7)