1810       

4th January Thursday
The Manchester Auxiliary Bible Society was established January 4.(7)

4th March Sunday
Mr. Thomas Henshaw, of Oldham, died March 4. He left £20,000 for a Blind Asylum, £1,000 to the Infirmary, £1,000 to the Lunatic Hospital, and £500 to the Ladies’ Jubilee School.(7)

4th March Sunday Prestwich
Thomas Henshaw (of Blind School fame), interred at Prestwich Church, March 4.
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27th June Wednesday
Rev. Thomas Barnes, D.D., died at Ferneysides, Little Lever, 27th June. He was born at Warrington, 13th February, 1747, and educated at Warrington Grammar School and Warrington Academy. In 1768 he became minister at Cockey Moor, and in 1780 was appointed co-pastor of Cross Street Chapel. He was one of the founders of the Literary and Philosophical Society, and a leader in the intellectual and philanthropic movements of the time. There is a portrait of him in Sir Thomas Baker’s Memorials, and a list of his writings. He is buried in the Chapel Yard.(7)

14th July Saturday
The Rev. John Gresswell, who for many years filled the office of school master at the Chetham Hospital, died July 14.(7)

6th September Thursday
A dinner given to Admiral Sir William Sidney Smith by the authorities of the town, September 6.(7)

26th September Wednesday
William Wilkinson Westhead born 26th September. He was known as the “Manchester gigantic boy.” (See under date of September 5, 1825.)(7)

23rd October Tuesday
Major-General Roger Aytoun (Spanking Roger”), of Chorlton Hall, died at Inchdarney, in Scotland, October 23.(7)

29th October Monday Radcliffe
Richard Bealey, The Close, Radcliffe, born October 29. Died March 3, 1896. For many years chairman of Radcliffe Local Board, and head of the firm of Richard Bealey and Co. bleachers, &c.
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4th November Sunday
Rev. Ralph Harrison died 4th November. He was a descendant of Cuthbert Harrison, of Kirkham, but was born at Chinley, in Derbyshire, and was educated at the Warrington Academy, and in 1771 became minister of Cross Street Chapel. There is a silhouette portrait of him in Sir Thomas Baker’s Memorials. He is the author of Institutes of English Grammar, 1777; Sacred Harmony: Psalm Tunes, 1786. His Sermons were collected, with a memoir by Rev. John Holland, and published in 1813.(7)

17th November Saturday
The following placard was posted in the town of Manchester: “The bell­man of Manchester and Salford.—Notice is hereby given, that William Sherman, post-office keeper, of New Windsor, Salford, and of No. 3, Old Millgate, Market Place, Manchester, is duly appointed to the office of bellman of the towns of Manchester and Salford; the appointment of which exclusively belongs to Arabella Penelope Eliza Hoare, wife of Peter Richard Hoare, of Kelsey Park, in the county of Kent, esquire, as one of the descendants of the Chetham family, formerly of Clayton Hall and Turton Tower, in this county. Any person found trespassing after this notice upon his rights and privileges will be prosecuted.—Barrett, Ridgway, and Ford, solicitors for Mr. and Mrs. Hoare.—Norfolk Street, Nov. 17, 1810.” (Palatine Note-book, vol. ii., p. 221.)(7)(found under 1840)

23rd November Friday
The Royal Lancasterian Free School, Manchester, founded by public subscription, was opened, November 23, in Marshall Street, Oldham Road. It was transferred to the Manchester School Board in 1880.(7)

1810
The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Great Bridgewater Street, was opened.(7)

1810
Hackney coaches established in Manchester.(7)

1810
Brown’s Chantry, dedicated to St. George, on the north side of the Collegiate Church, was purchased by the parishioners for £900.(7)

1810
The Ladies’ Jubilee School, in Strangeways, had its origin in 1806, in the benevolence of several ladies. In 1809 a house was procured in Broughton Lane, and ten girls were educated. Over the centre door of the present building is the following inscription: “Jubilee Female Charity School, erected 1810, by public subscription, in commemoration of the 50th year of His Majesty George III.” Shortly after the completion of the building the number of girls was increased to thirty. The children are instructed in reading and writing, in knitting, sewing, and in the duties of kitchen and house servants.(7)

1810
Joseph Allen, portrait painter, settled in Manchester and painted a great number of portraits. He was a native of Birmingham. He retired from Manchester to Buxton, where he died.(7)

1810
A painting by Old Parry, representing Manchester Market Place in 1810, is preserved at,Agecroft Hall. It is described by Sir Thomas Baker in the Palatine Note-book, vol. iii., p. 231.(7)

1810. Prestwich
Prestwich Church pillaged.
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