1806       

20th January Monday
The Portico, Mosley Street, was opened January 20. Cost £7,000.(7)

11th February Tuesday
In the case of Mosley v. Stonehouse and Railton, which was tried in the King’s Bench 11th February, the lord of the manor, as plaintiff, sought to compel defendants to serve the office of constable, to which they had been appointed. They claimed exemption as the holders of certificates known as Tyburn tickets, and their claim was allowed. By 10 and 11 William III., c. 23, those who obtained the conviction of a person charged with a capital offence were entitled to exemption from parochial offices. This was repealed 58 Geo. III c. 70.(7)

22nd March Saturday
46 George III. cap. 2. Act for making and maintaining a road from Great Bridgewater Street, in Manchester, across the River Irwell, through Salford, to Eccles, and several branches of road to communicate therewith. March 22.(7)

March
In making the new road from Manchester to Middleton the workmen discovered a number of bones and a lead coffin in Collyhurst clough. They are supposed to be the remains of persons who died of the plague in 1605, when a piece of land containing six acres was given by Mr. Rowland Mosley, lord of the manor, as a burial place for those who died of this disease. It was also intended to erect cabins and build upon for the relief and harbour of infected persons whenever the plague should appear in the town. March.(7)

2nd April Wednesday Rusholme-Whitefield-Bury
Mrs. Louisa Potter (née Kay), author of "Lancashire Memories," born April 2. Died at Rusholme, February 7, 1898; interred at Stand Unitarian Chapel. She was a lineal descendant of Richard Kay, yeoman, the builder (in 1712) of Lower Chesham Hall, Bury, and had kinsfolk in the Pilkington district.
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9th April Wednesday
Mr. Joseph Barlow, governor of Chetham’s Hospital, died April 9, aged 72.(7)

19th April Saturday
Mr. Charles Lawson, M.A., died 19th April, aged 78 years. He was for fifty-eight years master of the Free Grammar School. A monument, designed by Bacon, is placed over the entrance into the chapter house of the Collegiate Church, with an inscription expressive of the estimation in which he was held. There is a notice of him in Smith’s Grammar School Register. De Quincey has left a vivid account of the state of the school under Lawson’s management.(7)

21st April Monday
46 George III. cap. 20. Act for enabling the Company of Proprietors of the Rochdale Canal more effectually to provide for the discharge of their debts, and to amend the several Acts passed for making and maintaining the said canal. April 21.(7)

2nd June Monday
Mr. William Tate, an eminent portrait painter of this town, died at Bath, June 2. He is said to have been born at either Manchester or Liverpool, was a pupil of Wright, of Derby, and exhibited twelve portraits at the Society of Artists, London, between 1771 and 1804.(7)

9th June Monday
46 George III. cap. 63. Act for more effectually 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. June 9.(7)

20th June Friday
46 George III. cap. 83. Act to extend the powers given to and vested in the Trustees of certain lands in Manchester, Crumpsall, and Tetlow, in the county of Lancaster, called Clarke’s Charity Lands, by an Act made in the thirty-fifth year of the reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An 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. June 20.(7)

20th June Friday
46 George III. cap. 84. Act for enabling the Guardians of Francis Outram, an infant, or of the persons, for the time being, entitled to the freehold in possession of the moiety of certain estates situate in or near Ancoats Lane, Manchester, during their minorities, to carry into execution certain contracts entered into with the several persons therein named for sale of part thereof, and also for enabling such guardians to convey the residue in fee simple for building upon, reserving rents, or to make building leases thereof; or to join with the owners, for the time being, of the other moiety of the same estates in carrying into execution such contracts, and in making such conveyances or leases respectlvely, and for other purposes therein mentioned. June 20.(7)

11th July Friday
Mrs. Julia Young, wife of the highly talented tragedian Mr. Charles Mayne Young, then one of the managers of the Theatre Royal in this town, died July 11. She was buried at Prestwich, and upon the gravestone are some lines written by Joseph Aston. The spot was one which she selected when walking there with her husband. Some interesting particulars are given in the Life of C. M. Young, by his Son, the Rev. Julian Young.(7)

21st July Monday
The first stone of the Exchange was laid by Mr. George Phillips, July 21. (See also under dates 1809 and 1872.)(7)

23rd September Tuesday
The Lancashire Union of Independent Churches was founded at Mosley Street Chapel, September 23.(7)

9th October Thursday
Messers. Norton and Co.’s dyehouse, at the Wallness, was burned down October 9; damages £2.000.(7)

19th October Sunday
Banns of marriage were published in St. Mary’s Church for the first time, October 19.(7)

1806
The Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Broad Street, Pendleton, was built.(7)

1806
Robert Southey visited Manchester. In his Letters of Espriella he has given a curious account of his experiences.(7)

1806
Broughton Bridge built by Mr. Samuel Clowes. The passage over was free to his tenants in Broughton, but for other passengers a toll was levied.(7)

1806
Theatre Royal, Fountain Street, erected.(7)