1801       

6th January Tuesday
Isaac Perrins died 6th January, in consequence of injuries received whilst trying to save life and property at a fire. He was noted for his success in the prize-ring, but was defeated by Thomas Johnson in 1789. At one time he was leader of a country choir, at another manager of a Birmingham manufactory, and at still another period was a publican in Manchester. At the close of his career he was the conductor of the fire engines in Manchester. This son of Anak was of a mild disposition, and when challenged to fisticuffs by G. F. Cooke, the actor, calmly picked him up in his arms like a child, and carried him into the street. (Procter’s Turf, p 74.)(7)

27th January Tuesday
Littlewood and Kirby’s cotton mill, which stood on the banks of the Medlock, was destroyed by fire, when twenty-three persons lost their lives. January 27.(7)

17th April Friday
Mr. Holland Ackers, of Lark Hill, Salford, died, 17th April, aged 56.(7)

4th May Monday
The children attending the Church of England Sunday schools walked in procession, Whit Monday, May 6?, to the Collegiate Church, where Warden Blackburne preached a special sermon. This was the beginning of the popular Whit-week procession. (Bardsley’s Memorials, p. 126.)(7)

14th May Thursday
Union Public Corn Mills founded May 14 by John Tetlow, boroughreeve of Manchester.(7)

20th May Wednesday
The cotton factory of Wareham and Company, Bury Street, Salford, was destroyed by fire May 20. The damage was estimated at £2,000.(7)

1st June Monday
Mr. Richard Hall died 1st June. He was surgeon to the Manchester and Salford Volunteers, and was buried with military honours in the family vault in the Ducie Chapel, in the Collegiate Church.(7)

17th June Wednesday
Mr. Samuel Clowes, of Broughton Old Hall, died June 17, aged 34.(7)

20th June Saturday
41 George III. cap. 96. Act for continuing for twenty-one years, and from thence to the end of the then next Session of Parliament, the term and altering 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 Hurdlow House, through Buxton, in the county of Derby, and Stockport, in the county of Chester, to Manchester. June 20.(7)

June
The Court Leet jury presented eleven owners of factories for not consuming the smoke in the mill chimneys. They were fined respectively £100, but the fines were respited to allow time for the chimneys to be altered. June.(7)

4th October Sunday
The Peace of Amiens was celebrated in Manchester by illuminations, processions, &c., October 4.(7)

2nd December Wednesday
Miss Elizabeth Byrom, of Kersal Cell, daughter of John Byrom, F.R.S., died December 2.(7)

2nd December Wednesday
Mr. Peter Drinkwater, of Irwell House, Agecroft, died on his journey to London, December 2.(7)

1801
The Presbyterian Chapel, New Windsor, Salford, was erected. It was rebuilt 1817.(7)

1801
Bolton and Bury Canal opened to Salford.(7)

1801
Colonel Silvester’s regiment of Manchester and Salford Volunteers were presented with colours. They were consecrated in the Collegiate Church by the Rev. C. W. Ethelston, chaplain of the regiment.(7)

1801
The Scramble Club formed at “Old Froggart’s,” the Unicorn Inn, Church Street. It was removed successively to the Garrick’s Head Inn, Fountain Street; the Spread Eagle, Hanging Ditch; and the Blackfriars Inn, where it remained till 1848, when it migrated to the Clarence Hotel. Jonathan Peel, cousin of the first Sir Robert Peel, gave the name in a joke to this club, which included many well-known.citizens.(7)

1801
The Independent Chapel, Jackson’s Lane (now Great Jackson Street), Hulme, was built.(7)

1801
The population of Manchester, including Ardwick, Cheetham, Chorlton, and Hulme, at the first census, was 75,275. That of Salford including Broughton, 14,477.(7)