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14th. May Monday
Mr. Daniel Bayley, of Hope Hall, died May 14. He was the son of James Bayley, senior, and was born October 13, 1699. He was a deputy-lieutenant for the county, a trustee of Cross Street Chapel, and gave £100 for apprenticing poor Protestant dissenting children, to be held on the same trust as the money given by Ann Butterworth. He married for his first wife Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniel Gaskell. Her sister was the mother of Robert Lord Clive, who in his boyhood used to live at Hope and attend the Cross Street Chapel. By his second wife Daniel was father of Thomas Butterworth Bayley. (7)

6th. July Friday
Rev. Richard Assheton, fellow of the Collegiate Church, died July 6. (7)

31st. October Wednesday
The anniversary meeting of the “ancient and respectable Corporation of Ardwick” was held, when William Clowes was chosen mayor for the year ensuing, in the place of Thomas Birch, late mayor; and John Peploe Birch and Joshua Marriott were elected aldermen, October 31. This was something in the nature of a social club or mock corporation, of which there were several in the county. This survived into the present century, and is perhaps not even yet extinct.(7)

1764
Mr. Joseph Harrop, proprietor of the Manchester Mercury, gave in weekly numbers A New History of England of 778 pages, to encourage the sale of his newspaper. In an address at the end of the work, Mr. Harrop says it cost him one hundred guineas.(7)

1764
Calico printing introduced into Lancashire by Messrs. Clayton, of Bamber Bridge, near Preston.(7)

1764
4 George III. cap. 73. Act to enable the warden and fellows of the College of Christ, in Manchester, for the time being, to grant leases of the glebe lands belonging to the said college.(7)

1764
The foreign cotton markets began to be opened. At this time the trade of Manchester was greatly pushed by the practice of sending outriders for orders all over the kingdom, carrying with them patterns in bags.(7)