1726       

12th. December Monday
The living of Didsbury was vested in Dame Ann Bland, of Hulme Hall, December 12, for advancing £200 for the Queen Ann’s Bounty.(7)

1726
It was customary to place oak boughs on “the top of the steeple” (tower) of the parish church in commemoration of the Restoration.(7)

1726
Bishop Gastrell having appointed Mr. Assheton to a vacant chaplainship in the Collegiate Church, the warden (now Bishop of Chester) opposed the appointment, and succeeded in obtaining from the Crown the nomination of Mr. Whittaker, who accordingly was sworn in under protest on the part of the fellows. Mr. Assheton appealed to the Court of King’s Bench and obtained a mandamus which overruled the right of the bishop to visit himself as warden. Mr. Assheton thus succeeded in being appointed. An Act of Parliament was afterwards passed, appointing the king as a visitor of the Collegiate Church, when the wardenship was held in commendam.(7)