1802       

21st January Thursday
A great storm caused great destruction of property; a cotton factory was blown down at Pendleton, and one of the dial plates of St. Ann’s clock was forced out. January 21.(7)

10th March Wednesday
Colonel Ackers’s Regiment of Manchester and Salford Volunteers was disbanded; the colours were deposited in the Collegiate Church, March 10.(7)

13th May Thursday
Lord Wilton’s Regiment of Lancashire Volunteers returned from Ireland, where they had been stationed for five years. May 13.(7)

22nd May Saturday
The non-commissioned officers and privates of Lord Wilton’s Regiment were entertained at dinner by their colonel, in the College Yard. After dinner they “chaired” him several times round the yard, and from thence into St. Ann’s Square. May 22.(7)

1st June Tuesday
The first and second battalions of the Manchester and Salford Volunteers were disbanded. They were drawn up in Camp Field, when the thanks of the House of Commons and the inhabitants of the town, for their services, were read to them. The colours were deposited at the house of Colonel J L. Phillips, at Mayfield, June 1.(7)

5th June Saturday
Thomas Sowler died 5th June. He was a printer and bookseller, and grandfather of Thomas Sowler, the founder of the Manchester Courier.(7)

24th June Thursday
Mr. Thomas Butterworth Bayley, F.R.S., died at Buxton, June 24. He was son of Daniel Bayley, and was born at Manchester in 1744. Almost as soon as he attained his majority he was appointed a Justice of the Peace, and became perpetual Chairman of Quarter Sessions. In 1768 he was High Sheriff. He was one of the founders of the Manchester Agricultural Society, Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, and of a Society for the purpose of effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade. He laid the first stone of the New Bailey Prison, which is said to have been so named in his honour by the unanimous vote of the Bench of Magistrates, but this has been denied. Mr. Bayley was author of Observations on the General Highway and Turnpike Acts, 1773; Charge delivered to the Grand Jury on the Opening of the New Bayley Court House, at the Quarter Sessions at Manchester, April 22nd, 1790; Thoughts on the necessity and advantage of Care and Śconomy in Collecting and Preserving different substances for Manure, 1795, 2nd edition, 1796, third, 1799, and an essay On a cheap and expeditious method of draining land, which was printed in Hunter’s Georgical Essays. Bayley was colonel of the regiment of Manchester and Salford Volunteers; he was a trustee of Cross Street Chapel, and of St. John’s Church, Deansgate.(7)

21st July Wednesday
Dame Frances Lever, relict of Sir Ashton Lever, died at Alkrington, July 21.(7)

22nd July Thursday
Col. Thomas Stanley and Mr. John Ireland Blackburne, representatives of the county, were entertained at a public dinner by the inhabitants of Manchester, July 22nd.(7)

17th August Tuesday
Mr. James Ogden, “Poet Ogden,” died 17th Aug. He was born at Manchester in 1718, and was by trade a fustian shearer, but afterwards became master of a school connected with the Collegiate Church. He wrote The British Lion Rous’d, Manchester, 1762; The Revolution, Manchester, 1790; Emanuel; or, Paradise Regained, Manchester, 1797; Sans Culotte and Jacobine, Man­chester, 1800. None of these writings possess merit. He was the father of William Ogden the Radical reformer. (Procter’s Literary Reminiscences.)(7)

7th September Tuesday
Shawcross and Barnes’s factory, in Portland Street, was burned down, September 7. The damage was estimated at Ł20,000.(7)

28th October Thursday Blackley
The Rev. John Pope died, 28th Oct. He was minister of a Dissenting congregation at Blackley.(7)

28th October Thursday Blackley-Whitefield
Rev. John Pope, minister of Blackley Unitarian Chapel, died October 28, in his 58th year. For many years he held the Blackley appointment in conjunction with the headmastership of Stand Grammar School.
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1802
Mr. William Sudlow died in October. He was a music-seller in Hanging Ditch, and the father of John Sudlow, organist of the Collegiate Church.(7)

1802
43 George III. cap. 3. Act for continuing the term and altering and enlarging the powers of an Act passed in the thirty-eighth year of the reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing, widening, altering, and improving the road from the town of Manchester, by a place called the White Smithy, in the township of Crumpsall, to the town of Rochdale, and also the road from the said place called the White Smithy, by a place called Besses-of-the-Barn, to the town of Bury, and also from the said place called Besses-of-the-Barn to Radcliffe Bridge, and also the lane called the Sheepfoot Lane, in the township of Prestwich, so far as the same relates to a certain district of road therein described, called the Manchester district. December 29.(7)

1802
The Philanthropic Society was founded.(7)

1802
Colonel Ford’s Regiment of Light Horse Volunteers were disbanded, and the colours deposited at Claremont.(7)

1802
The Lancashire Commercial Clerks’ Society was established.(7)

1802
42 George III. cap. 95. Act for enabling the guardian of Elizabeth Henrietta Phillips, Spinster, an infant, to sell and convey in fee farm her undivided fourth part, or join with the owners of the other shares, in selling and conveying in fee farm the entirety of several plots or parcels of land in Manchester, under yearly reserved rents, for the purpose of building upon.(7)