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17th. January Thursday
Mr. John Markland, of Ardwick, died 17th January. He was the father of Mr. Markland, high sheriff of a Lancashire family.(7)

10th. May Friday
39 George III. cap. 25. Act for more effectually repairing and improving the roads from Manchester, through Oldham to Austerlands, in the parish of Saddleworth, and from Oldham to Ashton-under-Lyne, and from Oldham to the village of Royton. May 10.(7)

29th. May Wednesday
The officers of Col. Ackers’s regiment of volunteers presented their Colonel with a large silver vase and four goblets. May 29. (7)

4th. June Tuesday
Colours were presented to the first battalion of the Manchester and Salford Volunteers, of which Thomas Butterworth Bayley was the Colonel. On this occasion a sermon was preached by the Rev. Samuel Hall, who was the chaplain of the corps. June 4.(7)

13th. June Thursday
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Chapel, Lloyd Street, was built, and opened for worship, June 13.(7)

1st. July Monday
39 George III. cap. 64. Act for continuing for twenty-one years, and from thence to the end of the then next Session of Parliament, the term and enlarging the powers of an Act passed in the thirty-third year of the reign of His present Majesty, intituled an Act for repairing, widening, altering, diverting, and turning the road from Ardwick Green to the Bridge at the Cornmills at Wilmslow. July 1.(7)

30th. July Tuesday
Mr. Peter Clare died 30th July. He was an ingenious clock-maker and mechanic, and was the father of Peter Clare, the friend of Dalton. (7)

August
Mr. Matthew Wilkinson, steward to the trustees of the Free Grammar School, died in August.(7)

5th. October Saturday
Mr. Samuel Clowes, jun., of Broughton, died Oct. 5. He was Lieut.-Colonel of the Royal Lancashire Volunteers.(7)

23rd. November Saturday
The authorities of the town entertained at dinner Colonel Stanley and the officers of the First Lancashire Militia, on their return from Ireland. Nov. 23.(7)

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Messrs. Robinsons’ factory, opposite the New Bailey, was burned down, resulting in damage estimated at £12,000.(7)

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Soup shops were opened owing to the high price of provisions and the destitute condition of the operatives.(7)

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A general fast was proclaimed. The first and second battalions of Manchester and Salford Volunteers were drawn out for the first time, and marched to church. Colonel Bayley commanded the first battalion, and Colonel Silvester the second. (7)

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The following volunteer corps were reviewed by Major-General Nichols, viz., Colonel Ford’s Light Horse, Colonel Ackers’s Infantry, Colonel Thomas B. Bayley s First Battalion, and Colonel Silvester’s Second Battalion. (7)