9th. March Monday
Ann Bayley, widow of Daniel Bayley, and daughter of Thomas Butterworth, died March 9th, aged 82.(7)
The Manchester Gazette was printed and published by T. Bowden and William Cowdroy, in St. Mary’s Gate. March.(7)
24th. June Wednesday
Rev. Rowland Sandford, A.B., died at Harrogate, 24th June. He was junior curate of St. Ann’s, but on the death of Archdeacon Ward in 1785 became rector. He was an earnest promoter of Sunday schools. (Bardsley’s Memorials.) (See under date 1817.)(7)
31st. July Friday
There was some rioting from the scarcity of corn. In view of further anticipated disturbances an order was given that all public houses be closed by seven in the evening. Persons appearing in the streets after nine o’clock were liable to be called upon to give account of themselves. July 31.(7)
29th. September Tuesday
Timothy Wood died 29th September. He Was the keeper of the Hare and Hounds public-house, and was well known as the huntsman of the Manchester hounds.(7)
11th. December Sunday
The Manchester Billiard Club was formed in the Assembly Rooms, Mosley Street, December 11. It was discontinued December 13, 1850.
28th. December Monday
As a protest against the conduct of the authorities in putting down public meetings for the discussion of political grievances, it is said that a “Thinking Club” was formed at the Coopers’ Arms, and that at the first meeting there were 300 present, and “silence prevailed for one hour.” December 28.
The shock of an earthquake was felt at Manchester in December.(7)
The Duke of Bridgewater’s canal completed at a cost of £220,000. James Brindley was the engineer of this remarkable undertaking, the story of which has been told by Dr. Smiles in his Lives of the Engineers.(7)
The Friends’ Meeting house in Mount Street was built. The locality was then practically suburban, St. Peter’s Fields, the site of Peter Street and the Free Trade Hall, being an open space. The meeting house was rebuilt in 1828.(7)
A pamphlet entitled an Appeal to the Inhabitants of Manchester and its Neighbourhood, was published. It was a protest against the Convention Bills for limiting the freedom of the press and the right of public meeting, and was signed by George Lloyd, George Philips, Samuel Greg, Dr. John Mitchell, and others. (Hibbert-Ware’s Life of S. Hibbert-Ware, p. 242.)(7)
Mr. Robert Peel, the founder of the fortunes of the Peel family, died at Ardwick Green, aged 79. He is buried in St. John’s Church.(7)
35 George III. cap. 53. Act to enable the trustees of certain lands in Manchester, Crumpsall, and Tetlow, called Clarke’s Charity Lands, to make leases for years upon rack rents, and also to grant building leases and make conveyances in fee of and upon all or any part of the said lands under reserved yearly rents.(7)
35 George III. cap. 62. Act for amending an Act passed in the tenth year of the reign of His present Majesty, intituled an “Act to enable the trustees of the estates devised by William Hulme, Esquire, to grant building leases thereof, and to increase the number of Exhibitioners to Brasennose College, in Oxford, founded by the said testator, and for other purposes therein mentioned;” and to enable the trustees to convey in fee or grant leases for lives or for long terms of years with or without covenants for renewal, under reserved yearly rents, the said Trust Estates, and to enable the trustees to apply the trust monies in making such allowance to the Exhibitioners as may be thought proper, and for other purposes therein mentioned.