1827       

1st January Monday
Mr. James Touchett died January 1 aged 84.(7)

30th January Tuesday
The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Irwell Street, Salford, opened Jan. 30.(7)

February
Rough Robin, the Manchester pugilist, died, February, at the age of 26. He fought battles in the prize ring without a defeat. (Procterís Our Turf, &c., p. 84.)(7)

21st March Wednesday
7 and 8 George IV., cap. 9. Act for more effectually repairing and maintaining the road from Hulme across the river Irwell, through Salford to Eccles, and a branch of  road communcatlng therewith. March 21st.(7)

28th May Monday
7 and 8 George IV., cap. 68. Act for effectually repairing and otherwise improving the road from the end of Ardwick Green, near Manchester, to Hyde Lane Bridge, in the county of Chester. May 28th.(7)

28th May Monday
7 and 8 George IV., cap. 9. Act to enable the trustees of the estates devised by William Hulme, Esquire, to appropriate certain parts of the accumulated funds arising from the said estates in the purchase of advowsons, and for other purposes therein mentioned. May 28th.(7)

28th May Monday
Mr. James Ackers, of Lark Hill, Salford, died May 28, aged 71.(7)

14th June Thursday
7 and 8 George IV., cap. 23. Act for enabling the trustees of the undivided moiety late of John Leech, deceased, in certain land in the town of Manchester, to concur with the parties entitled to the other moiety thereof in making partition thereof, and to sell all or any part of the said land, in the said town of Manchester, in consideration of perpetual chief rents, to be reserved, issuing out of such land. June 14th.(7)

17th June Sunday
The Rev. John Haddon Hindley, M.A., librarian of Chethamís Library, died at Clapham, 17th June. He was born at Manchester, October, 1765, and translated the Odes of Hafiz from the Persian. (School Register, vol. i., p. 205.)(7)

26th June Tuesday
Samuel Crompton, the inventor of the self-acting mule, died in King Street, Great Bolton, June 26th, at the age of 74. He was born at Hall-iíthí-Wood, Bolton, and, after receiving a fair education, worked as a weaver in his motherís house. He was a man of amiable character, with a tinge of mysticism, particularly fond of music he was a good player on the violin and not very well adapted for the rough world with which he had to deal. His mechanical genius led him to the invention of the mule. It was constructed with great secrecy, and, after five years of toil, was in 1770 a success. It enabled him to produce yarn of a quality that made him the object of an inquisitive persecution, which did not hesitate at espionage. He made his invention public on the faith of promises which were ruthlessly broken. After many struggles and disconragements he received a Parliamentary grant of £5,000 a sum ludicrously inadequate, when the wealth producing nature of his invention is considered. Crompton struggled on under depression and discouragement, whilst the industry which he had benefitted grew with amazing rapidity. (G. J. French, Life of Crompton; Espinasseís Lancashire Worthies.)(7)

24th July Tuesday
Rev. John Hugh Worthington died at Leicester 4th July, at the early age of 24. He bad been chosen co-pastor with Rev. J. G. Robberds in July, 1825. He was the betrothed of Harriet Martineau, and the causes why she did not visit him during his last illness at Manchester and Leicester have been variously stated. (See Harriet Martineauís Autobiography; Mrs. Fenwick Millerís Harriet Martineau, 1884; and a correspondence in the Daily News of December, 1884, and January, 1885.) In a letter, which appeared 30th December, Dr. James Martineau gives a fine portraiture of Worthington.(7)

10th September Monday
The Salford and Pendleton Royal Dispensary, in Chapel Street, was opened September 10.(7)

25th September Tuesday
The races at Heaton Park began, September 25. Until 1835 no professional jockeys were allowed to take part.(7)

26th September Wednesday
Mr. Charles Wheeler died, September 26. He was born at Manchester, 1756, and was the inaugural proprietor and editor of the Manchester Chronicle. (Manch. Coll., vol. ii. p. 110.)(7)

29th November Thursday
Mr. Richard Thompson (late of Manchester), a magistrate and one of the deputy lieutenants of the county, died at Lancaster, November 29.(7)

4th December Tuesday
Maurice de Jongh, of Manchester, patented a self-acting mule. Dec. 4.(7)

17th December Monday
Mr. Nathan Jackson died, Dec. 17. He was for many years in the cornmissariat department under Sir Robert Kennedy, whom he accompanied with the British army in Spain and France. He was brother to Messrs. R. and C. Jackson, solicitors, of this town, and was descended from Dr. Cartwright, Bishop of Chester.(7)

1827
7 and 8 George IV., cap. 21. Act for amending and enlarging the powers and provisions of an Act relating to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.(7)

1827
The Botanical and Horticultural Society was established.(7)

1827
St. Johnís Charity and Sunday Schools, Gartside Street and St. Johnís Place, were erected.(7)

1827
St. Matthewís Sunday School, Liverpool Road, was erected.(7)

1827
Rev. Thomas Ward died, aged 71. He was a son of Archdeacon Ward, and was educated at the Grammar School and at Cambridge. He was Vicar of Nester and Rector of Handley.(7)

1827
Rev. William Priestley died at Devizes. He was the son of Rev. Timothy Priestley and nephew of Rev. Dr. Priestley. He was born at Manchester, 1768, and was Independent pastor at Fordingbridge.(7)

1827
On the death of the Rev. William Johnson, the first incumbent of St. Georgeís-in-the-Fields, Oldham Road, the Rev. James White, M.A., was appointed. He was born at Nottingham in 1788, and was the younger brother of Kirke White, the poet, whom he survived nearly eighty years. He remained in Manchester until 1841, and interested himself in the promotion of Sunday schools and infant schools. He was the originator, in 1831, of the Manchester Clerical Book Club. He died at Sloley House, Scotton, Norfolk, in March, 1885.(7)

1827. Ainsworth
Rev. John Haughton (son of rector of Middleton), appointed to the living of Cockey Moor, being the first resident incumbent since the Restoration.
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1827. Prestwich
Prestwich Churchyard consecrated.
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