1815       

1st January Sunday
The Bishop of Chester consecrated a burial ground in Walkerís Croft Jan. 1st .This land was acquired by the Manchester and Leeds Railway in 1844, and is now wholly covered by Victoria Station. (7)

4th February Saturday
Mr. John Ferriar, M.D., died, Feb. 4, aged 51. He was the son of the Rev. Alexander Ferriar, and was born at Oxnam, near Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, on the 21st or 22nd of November, 1761. In 1781 he took his degree of M.D. at Edinburgh, and the following year he was married to Miss Barbara Gair. About the year 1785 Dr. Ferriar settled in Manchester, and became physician to the Royal Infirmary. He was a member of the Literary and Philosophical Society, and contributed to the Memoirs. He was an ardent lover of literature, and his  Illustrations of Sterne are evidences of fine taste and extensive reading. He wrote also Medical Histories, 1792; An Essay Towards a Theory  of Apparitions, 1813, and other writings. His Bibliomania has been reprinted in the Palatine Note-book. Details of Ferriarís life and writings are given in the Palatine Note-book, vol ii., pp. 65, 100, 127, 129; Axonís Lancashire Gleanings;  Smithís Centenary, p. 174.(7)

8th February Wednesday
Conscience, a tragedy, by Mr. Joseph Aston, was performed at the Theatre Royal, February 8. It is founded upon one of Miss Leeís Canterbury Tales.(7)

6th April Thursday
Mr. Nathaniel Heywood died 6th April. In conjunction with his elder brother, Benjamin Arthur Heywood, he established Heywoodís Bank. He is buried in Cross Street Chapel. (Bakerís Memorials, p. 109.)(7)

10th April Monday
Missionary societies were established at Manchester by the Wesleyan Methodists February 22, and by the Church of England April 10.(7)

15th May Monday
On Whit-Monday, when the children of the Sunday schools were at the Collegiate Church, a cry was raised that the roof was coming in, and in the panic which ensued one child was killed and five injured. This led to the abandonment of the gathering, which was not resumed until 1819.(7)

10th June Saturday
Mr. Robert Barber died June 10. He was the organist of St. Annís Church for upwards of 30 years.(7)

14th August Monday
A General Swedenborgian Conference held in Peter Street Chapel Aug. 14-17. Rev. R. Hindmarsh presided. It was decided to establish a Missionary Society.(7)

4th September Monday
Mr. Joseph Budworth Palmer, F.S.A., died 4th September. He was born in Manchester about 1759. His father, Joseph Budworth, was the landlord of the Palace Inn, and sent the boy to the Grammar School. He was one of the volunteers who were at the siege of Gibraltar. In 1792 he published A Fort-nightís Rlambles to the Lakes, which went through several editions. He was the first to describe the ďBeauty of Buttermere.Ē He married a rich Irish heiress, Miss Palmer, of Palmerstown, and assumed his wifeís name. His only daughter, Emma, was the mother of the Duchess de Grammont, the Countess of Dundonald, and Mr. W. A. Mackinnon, M.P. (Smithís Grammar School Register, vol. i., p. 150; Nicholís Literary Anecdotes, vol. vii., part ii., p. 644.)(7)

29th October Sunday
Mr. John Trafford, of Trafford Park, died October 29, and was interred in the family vault in the Collegiate Church.(7)

8th November Wednesday
Mr. Robinson Foxley, M.D., died at his house in King Street, November 8.(7)

November
The Archdukes John and Louis of Austria visited Manchester, November.(7)

December
Mr. Nehemiah Roby, father of the Rev. William Roby, died December, aged 79.(7)

1815
The value of the property in the town was assessed at £405,986.(7)

1815
The galleries and pews of the Collegiate Church were rebuilt, and other repairs effected, at a cost of nearly £20,000.(7)

1815
The Auxiliary Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews established in Manchester.(7)

1815
The Marquis of Anglesea passed through Manchester on his route to Bradford, to procure a substitute for the leg he lost at the battle of Waterloo.(7)

1815
The Manchester Golf Club formed by Mr. W. Mitchell, of Holt Town.(7)

1815
In this year the township of Manchester was rated at £308,634; Ardwick, £11,241; Cheetham, £8,651; Chorlton, £19,839; and Hulme, £9,422.(7)

1815
The export of twist legalised by Parliament, at which time the consumption of cotton amounted to 99,306,343 pounds.(7)

1815
The Eye Institution was opened in King Street. It has since removed to 35, Faulkner Street, 1822; St. Johnís Street, Deansgate, 1874; and to Oxford Road, 1886.(7)

1815
Bibliographiana, is the title of a collection of original literary coutributions to Astonís Exchange Herald. The work was published for private distribution. It consisted of 24 numbers. The principal contributors were Messrs. F. R. Atkinson, Nathan Hill, and William Ford, bookseller. Of a continuation, which appeared in the Stockport Advertiser, only ten copies were printed.(7)