1811       

1st January Tuesday
The Manchester Philanthropic Society established January 1.(7)

3rd January Thursday
Wood and Foster’s cotton factory, at Garratt, was destroyed by fire, January 3.(7)

13th January Sunday
William Thomas Lewis, comedian, died January 13, aged 65. He was a native of Ormskirk, his father being an actor, and his grandfather a clergyman. He went on the stage when very young, and early distinguished himself. He made his first appearance in London, October13, 1776. In 1782 he became deputy manager of Covent Garden Theatre. In 1803 he retired from this position, and eventually became joint proprietor of the Liverpool and Manchester Theatres, (Gentleman’s Magazine, January, 1811, p. 90.)(7)

5th February Tuesday
Rev. Thomas Bancroft, M.A., Vicar of Bolton, died at Bolton, 5th February. He was born at Manchester, 1756, and wrote Prolusiones Poetical, 1788, and other works. (Grammar School Register, vol. i., p. 103.)(7)

13th April Saturday
Mr. John Prescott, printer of the Manchester Journal, died, near Leigh, April 13, aged 79.(7)

3rd September Tuesday
Mr. Joseph Hanson died 3rd September. He was born at Manchester, 1774. He was the author of Defence of the Petitions for Peace, 1808. After retiring from business he lived at Strangeways Hall, and was imprisoned for taking sides with the weavers in a dispute with their employers. (See under date 1809.)(7)

7th September Saturday Manchester-Whitefield
Joseph Hanson, cotton manufacturer, Strangeways Hall, Manchester (sometime a Colonel of Volunteers), known as "The Weavers' Friend," died September 7, aged 37, and was buried in Stand Unitarian graveyard.
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1811
Mr. Thomas Philips, father of Sir George Philips, Bart., died, aged 83.(7)

1811
Mr. Samuel Chetham Hilton, of Moston, was appointed High Sheriff.(7)

1811
Mr. Joseph Hanson, in giving evidence before the House of Commons on the petition from the Manchester weavers, stated the number of spinners to be 9,000, and the number of weavers at 12,000, the latter earning 11s., and the former averaging 7s. per week when fully employed.(7)

1811
The Lodge in Pool Fold taken down. This was the ancient house formerly known as “Radcliffes of the Pool,” and at one time used as a prison for Roman Catholic recusants.(7)

1811
The population of Manchester, including Ardwick, Cheetham, Chorlton and Hulme, at the second census, was 89,054. That of Salford, including Broughton, 19,939.(7)

1811. Prestwich
New clock placed in Prestwich Church.
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