1715       

10th. June Friday
The Jacobites on the birthday of the Pretender, 10th June, under the lead of Tom Syddall, a blacksmith, caused a riot, and damaged the houses of the loyal inhabitants, and did much mischief at the Dissenting Chapel (in Cross Street) of which they left only the walls standing. There were riots also at Monton, Blackley, Stand, Failsworth, and other places. Some of the depositions are printed in the Palatine Note-book, vol. ii., p. 240. The rioters were tried at Lancaster in August. (See under date 11th February, 1716.) Parliament granted 1,500 as compensation for the damage done by the mob to Cross Street Chapel, which was repaired and made ready for use in the spring of 1716.(7)