1759       

17th. January Wednesday
Mr. Peter Worsley died at Platt Hall, January 17.(7)

19th. June Tuesday
Mr. Peter Antrobus, governor of Chetham’s Hospital, died June 19.(7)

23rd. October Tuesday
The capture of Quebec was celebrated by public illuminations, &c., October 23.(7)

1759
The Duke of Bridgewater obtained an act (32 George II. cap. 2) to enable him to cut a navigable canal from Worsley to Salford, near Manchester, and to carry the same to or near Hollins Ferry, in the County of Lancaster.(7)

1759
Rev. John Wesley visited Manchester. In his diary he says: “Wretched magistrates, by refusing to suppress, had encouraged the rioters, and had long occasioned tumults, but some were now of a better spirit.”(7)

1759
In this year oats were 2s. the bushel of 45lb., wheat 5s. the bushel of 701b., meal 20s. the load, “jannock” 15lb. for 1s., malt 23s. the load, a goose cost 15d., cheese about 3d. the pound, beef 2d. the pound, neck of mutton 9d., land 40s. or 45s. the Cheshire acre; a weaver’s cottage, with a two-loom shop, rented at 40s. or 45s. the year.(7)