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18th. January Saturday
The Rev. Richard Assheton died January 18. He was senior fellow of the Collegiate Church.(7)

February
Mr. Tate presented to the trustees of the Infirmary a portrait of Mr. James Massey, the first president of that institution, February.(7)

28th. March Friday
34 George III. cap. 37. Act for altering an Act, passed in the seventh year of the reign of His late Majesty King George I., intituled “An Act for making the rivers Mercy and Irwell navigable from Liverpool to Manchester, by incorporating the proprietors of the said navigation, and to declare their respective shares therein to be personal estate.” March 28.(7)

2nd. April Wednesday
Messrs. Thomas Walker, William Paul, Samuel Jackson, James Cheetham, Oliver Pearsall, Benjamin Booth, and Joseph Collier were indicted at the Lancaster Assizes, April 2, for a treasonable conspiracy. The chief evidence was that of an informer named Dunn, whose perjury was so manifest that the accused were acquitted April 3. Dunn was tried In June and sentenced to the pillory and two years’ imprisonment.(7)

4th. April Friday
34 George III. cap. 78. Act for making and maintaining a navigable canal from the Calder navigation, at or near Sowerby Bridge wharf, in the parish of Halifax, to join the canal of his grace the Duke of Bridgewater, in the parish of Manchester, and also certain cuts from the said intended canal. April 4.(7)

April
The Regiment of Independent Manchester Volunteers was incorporated in the 53rd, or Duke of York’s Brigade, at Chatham, April.(7)

23rd. July Wednesday
St. Stephen’s Church, Salford, was built by the Rev. Nicholas Mosley Cheek, and consecrated July 23.(7)

24th. July Thursday
St. Mark’s Church, Cheetham Hill, founded by the Rev. E. Ethelston; finished by his son, the Rev. C. W. Ethelston, fellow of the Collegiate Church, and consecrated July 24.(7)

24th. August Sunday
The colours of the Royal Manchester Volunteers were consecrated in St. Ann’s Church by the Rev. Thomas Seddon, chaplain to the regiment, August 24. The corps subsequently became the 104th regiment.(7)

1794
The Roman Catholics of the district built St. Mary’s Chapel, Mulberry Street, from the proceeds of a subscription.(7)


1794
The loyal associations in Manchester and Salford formed themselves into a corps for home defence.(7)

1794
The poor rate for Manchester, at five shillings in the pound, produced £9,270 14s. The posthorse duty for the district was let for £7,640.(7)

1794
The business of the post—office in Manchester was conducted by Miss Willet (post-mistress), with the assistance of two clerks.(7)

1794
An act obtained for cutting the Manchester and Huddersfield canal.(7)

1794
34 George III. cap. 66. Act to enable the trustees of certain lands in Manchester, called Mayes’ Charity Lands, to convey in fee, or grant leases under reserved yearly rents.(7)