20th February Saturday
Mr. Charles White, M.D., F.R.S., died 20th February. This eminent surgeon was born in Manchester, October 4, 1728. He was one of the founders of the Manchester Infirmary, and, in addition to some professional writings, was the author of a suggestive book on Gradations in Man and Animals, 1799. Particulars of his life are given in Smithís Centenary, in Smithís Grammar School Register, and in a notice by Thomas White in the Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, series 2, voL iii.(7)

14th March Sunday
Mr. Edward Erastus Deacon, M.D., died March 14.(7)

16th March Tuesday
Bennettís factory, Great Newton Street, destroyed by fire, March 16.(7)

1st April Thursday
Messrs. Naylor and Co.ís warehouse, with others, in the New Market Buildings, destroyed by fire, April 1.(7)

1st April Thursday
53 George III. cap. 20. Act for enlarging the powers of an Act of His present Majesty for supplying with water the towns of Manchester and Salford. April 1.(7)

24th April Saturday
Rev. John Dauntesey, of Agecroft Hall, died April 24, aged 78.(7)

The Manchester Pitt Club was established, May.(7)

11th June Friday
The Manchester Police Bill received the Royal assent, June 11.(7)

22nd June Tuesday
53 George III. cap. 72. Act for the more effectual administration of the office of a Justice of the Peace within Manchester and Salford, and to provide, by means of a rate, a competent salary to a Justice of the Peace acting within the said townships, and to enable the Constables of Manchester and Salford to take recognizances in certain cases. June 22.(7)

10th July Saturday
Mr. William Yates died July 10, at Spring Side, near Bury, in his 74th year. He was a partner with the first Sir Robert Peel.(7)

19th September Sunday
The Temple of the New Jerusalem Church - the followers of Swedenborg - in Bolton Street, Salford, was opened September 19.(7)

22nd September Wednesday
Rev. Samuel Hall, M.A., died, 22nd September. He was probably a native of Ashton, and in 1777 became curate of St. Annís, where he continued until 1794, when he became rector of St. Peterís, which was indeed partly built for him. Mr. Hall was chaplain of the local volunteers, and, in deference to the Dissenting members of the corps, he omitted the Athanasian creed. This lost him his expected election as a Fellow of the Collegiate Church, but secured him the incumbency of St. Peterís. He published two collections of hymns (see Bardsleyís Memorials, pp. 168-174). He was one of the guardians of De Quincey.(7)

6th December Monday
54 George III. cap. 1. Act to continue and amend two Acts of the thirty-eighth and forty-third years of His present Majesty for more effectually repairing that part of the roads from Manchester to Rochdale, Bury, and Ratcliffe Bridge, which is called the Manchester district, and for making and maintaining a new branch of road to communicate therewith. December 6.(7)

Mr. William David Evans, barrister, was appointed the first stipendiary magistrate for Manchester and Salford, at a salary of £1,000 per annum, payable in the proportion of seven-eighths from the township of Manchester, and one-eighth from the township of Salford.(7)

A poem, entitled A Prospect of Manchester and its Neighbourhood from Chamber upon the rising grounds adjacent to the Great Northern Road, was published anonymously at Manchester, but is known to be the production of Kinder Wood, a surgeon.(7)

The Rev. J. H. Mallory was elected a Fellow of the Collegiate Church, in the place of the Rev. Croxton Johnson, 1814, deceased.(7)