1757       

18th. March Friday
Mr. Thomas Houghton, J.P., a feoffee of Chetham’s Hospital, and formerly Governor of the Isle of Man, died at his house in Deansgate, March 18.(7)

15th. November Tuesday
A serious food riot occurred at Shudehill. Four of the rioters killed and fifteen wounded. This disturbance was known as the “Shudehill Fight.” Earlier in the day the rioters destroyed a cornmill at Clayton. November 15.(7)

1757
Mr. James Bayley, junior, was appointed High Sheriff.(7)

1757
Sir Oswald Mosley, second baronet, lord of the manor, died, and was succeeded by the Rev. Sir John Mosley. (See under date 1779.)(7)

1757
Samuel Birch, J.P., died at Ardwick.(7)

1757
Rev. Henry Brook, MA., Fellow of the Collegiate Church, died. He wrote on Christian Peaceableness, 1741. There is a notice of him in the Dictionary of National Biography.(7)

1757
A Celt and Roman bulla of gold found in deepening the canal near the second lock of the Irwell. (7)