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2nd. February Thursday
Cornet Roger Aytoun (better known as ďSpanking RogerĒ), of Inchdarnie, Fifeshire, was married to Mrs. Barbara Mynshull, of Chorlton Hall, February 2nd. He died in 1810. The lady, whose estates he thus acquired, was greatly his senior.(7)

19th. February Sunday
Edward Chetham, of Turton, Clayton, and Smedley, and the last direct male descendant of that family, died February 19, and was buried in the Chetham Chapel in the Collegiate Church.(7)

24th February Friday
Mrs. Elizabeth Byrom, sister to Dr. Byrom, died in her 86th year, Feb. 24.(7)

3rd. July Monday
Mr. Richard Arkwright took out his first patent for the making of mule yarn by means of rollers, and erected a mill at Nottingham. 3rd July.(7)

12th. September Tuesday
Sir Thomas Egerton, of Heaton, married, at Middleton, to Miss Eleanora Assheton, one of the co-heiresses of Sir Ralph Assheton, of Middleton, Sept. 12.(7)

8th. November Wednesday
9 George III. cap. 60. Act to enable Edward Byrom, Esq., to complete a building intended for a new church (St. Johnís, Deansgate) in the town of Manchester, and for making the same a perpetual cure and benefice, and for other purposes. 8th November. (7)

22nd. November Wednesday
Rev. John Seddon, M.A., died 22nd November. He was born at Lomax Fold, near Bolton, and was educated at the University of Glasgow. In 1739 he became assistant-minister at Cross Street Chapel, and was the first to preach Unitarian doctrine in that place. He married a daughter of Rev. J. Mottershead. He is buried under the vestry. He was the author of Discourses on the Person of Christ, 1793. (Bakerís Memorials, p. 143.)(7)

December
The Rev. John Clowes was presented to the rectory of St. Johnís by Edward Byrom in December.(7)

1769
The painted windows of St. Johnís Church were executed by William Peckett, of York.(7)

1769
Mr. Dorning Rasbotham was appointed High Sheriff.(7)

1769
10 George III. cap. 51. Act to enable the trustees of the estates devised by William Hulme, Esq., to grant building leases thereof, and to increase the number of exhibitioners in Brasennose College, Oxford, founded by the said testator, and for other purposes therein mentioned.(7)