1774       

26th. February Saturday
A cattle market was established in Salford, and held at the same place as the fair. February 26.(7)

6th. September Tuesday
ďOn Friday last Rebecca Mee, of Manchester, single woman, was convicted before Thomas Butterworth Bayley, Esq., of embezzling and purloining three pounds weight of combed wool, the property of Mr. Ottwell Kershaw, and was committed to the house of correction, to be kept to hard labour for fourteen days, and to be once publicly whipped at the Market Place in Manchester.Ē (Harropís Mercury, September 6, 1774.)(7)

9th. October Sunday
Pleasure boats began to ply on the Duke of Bridgewaterís Canal, October 9.(7)

3rd. December Saturday
Sir Jonathan Briggs was buried on the north side of the Collegiate Church, December 3. He was the last member of a Middlesex family, and claimed the title of baronet. During his residence in Manchester he was an officer of excise.(7)

1774
St. Chadís Roman Catholic Chapel, Rook Street, built. The adherents of the Church of Rome had long been obliged to worship in secret, and a dyehouse in Blackfriars was used by a priest, who came once a month from Macclesfield. Father Helme then obtained premises in Roman Entry Church, and these were succeeded by the Rook Street Chapel. It was disused in 1847.(7)

1774
Codrus, a tragedy, by Dorning Ramsbottom, J.P., was performed once at the Theatre Royal, and afterwards printed.(7)

1774
The House of Correction, Huntís Bank, was rebuilt. When John Howard visited Manchester he found twenty one prisoners confined in it.(7)

1774
An Act of Parliament, by which a duty was imposed on printed, painted, and stained cottons, declares the manufacture of cotton goods to be lawful.(7)