1744       

29th. April Sunday
The name of Mercy De Foe occurs in the register of burials, 29th April, 1744.(7)

1744
There is a story that the young Pretender visited Manchester in disguise, and stayed at Ancoats Hall, in the summer of 1744 It is said that a young woman recognised this mysterious guest in the leader of the Highland army of the following year. There is no real evidence of the visit. (Cf. Aston’s Metrical Records, Mosley’s Family Memoirs, and Axon’s Lancashire Gleanings.)(7)