4th January Sunday
Miss Frances Hall, of King Street, died January 4, in her 84th year. This venerable lady was the last survivor of a family which for more than a century, had been distinguished in this town. At the period of 1745 the family took an active part on the side of Charles Edward; and he presented them with an original portrait of his father, painted by Belle, the French artist, and which was disposed of, along with other curious Jacobite relics, on the death of this lady. She left the following munificent bequests, viz., to the Manchester Infirmary, £11,000; House of Recovery, £11,0OO; Lying in Hospital, £11,000, and the Ladies’ Jubilee School, £11,000. She is commemorated by an elegant monument in Byrom’s Chapel of the Collegiate Church, erected in 1834.(7)

4th January Sunday
Mr. John Leigh Bradbury, calico printer, died January 4. He was the author of several very useful inventions, among which was a mode of printing calicoes both sides alike, another for silk-throwing, and another for the manufacture of pins.(7)

The Ardwick and Ancoats Dispensary was opened in January.(7)

26th February Thursday
Mrs. Martha Wright, relict of Mr. Thomas Wright, and last surviving member of an ancient family resident in Broughton, died February 26, aged 82. She left several large sums of money to various local charities.(7)

25th March Wednesday
The New Mechanics’ Institution, Brazennose Street, commenced March 25.(7)

27th April Monday
Mr. Dauntesy Hulme died April 27, aged 85. He was remarkable for his extensive contributions to the various charities of the town. During his life he presented the sum of £10,000 to the Infirmary, and at his death another £10,000.(7)

27th April Monday
The Manchester and Liverpool District Bank was established in Spring Gardens, April 30.(7)

5th May Tuesday
Serious riots, through commercial distress, May 5. The weaving factories of Mr. T. Harbottle, Messrs. Twiss, and Mr. Jas. Guest, were attacked, and their contents entirely destroyed; that of Messrs. Parker was burnt down. Many provision shops were forcibly entered on the same day. (7)

9th May Saturday
A deputation from Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, and other towns had an interview with the Duke of Wellington and other Ministers for the purpose of advocating free trade to India and China. May 9.(7)

14th May Thursday
10 George IV., cap. 35. Act for enabling the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company to make an alteration in the line of the said railway, and for amending and enlarging the powers and provisions of the several Acts relating thereto. May 14th.(7)

1st June Monday
10 George IV., cap. 114. Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the roads from Hurdlow House, in the county of Derby, to Manchester, and other roads therein mentioned. June 1st.(7)

12th June Friday
Mr. Thomas Holland, schoolmaster, died June 12. He was born at Manchester, 29th October, 1760, and was joint author with his brother, the Rev. John Holland of Exercises for the Memory and Understanding, 1798. (Monthly Repository, 1829, p. 721.)(7)

22nd June Monday
Mr. William Rowlinson, aged 22, was drowned in the Thames, June 22. He was a young man of considerable promise, as is shown by various contributions which he made to The Phoenix and other Manchester journals. One of his pieces, Sir Gualter, is reprinted in Procter’s Literary Reminiscences (p. 103). At the time of his death Rowlinson was employed by Messrs. Pigott to collect, material for their directories. He is buried in Bisham Churchyard, Berkshire.(7)

3rd August Monday
Mr. Alexander Wood, editor of the Manchester and Salford Advertiser, died August 3.(7)

25th August Tuesday
Mr. Gavin Hamilton, one of the surgeons of the Infirmary, died August 25, aged 74. His wife was Miss Ward, daughter of T. A. Ward, of the Theatre Royal.(7)

27th August Thursday
There were high floods in the Irwell, August 27.(7)

14th September Monday
St. Andrew’s Church, Travis Street, Ancoats, was founded September 14, and consecrated October 6, 1831. It was erected by the Church Building Commissioners at an expense of £14,000.(7)

Charlestown (Pendleton) Independent Sunday School commenced in a cottage in Ashton Street. September.(7)

6th October Tuesday
A dinner was given to Mr. Robert Peel in Manchester. There were 500 persons present. October 6.(7)

29th October Thursday
Mr. Thomas Stott, a native of this town, and formerly captain of the 29th Foot, died at Quebec, October 29, aged 62.(7)

22nd November Sunday
Mr. Richard Hartley, of Salford, died 22nd November. He was a well-known change ringer, and was commonly known as Major Hartley.(7)

1st December Tuesday
Mr. David Bannerman, Mosley Street, died, December 1.(7)

Colonel John Ferriar died of dysentery at Pasto, near Carthagena, Columbia. He was a son of Dr. John Ferriar, and on the death of his brother, Colonel Thomas Ilderton Ferriar, after the battle of Carabobo, succeeded to the command of the British Legion. When his old leader, Paez, headed a revolt against Bolivar, the men under Ferriar’s command remained faithful by his influence. He had the decoration of the Orden del Libertador, and at the time of his death was military governor of the province of Coro. (Axon’s Lancashire Gleanings.)(7)

The Manchester Phrenological Society was instituted in Faulkner Street.(7)

An Act (9 George IV., cap. 117) recites that “whereas the said towns of Manchester and Salford are respectively very large and populous, and form two townships separate and distinct from each other in all matters of local arrangement; and soon after the passing of the first recited Act (32 Geo. III.) the commissioners thereby appointed divided, and formed two distinct bodies, and from that time have so continued to act and to put the first recited Act in force for each town separately and respectively, and the rates authorised by the said first recited Act to be assessed and raised have been and now are raised by separate and distinct assessments within each of the said towns, and applied exclusively to the uses of the town in which they were and are respectively assessed and raised; and whereas the said towns of Manchester and Salford, and more particularly the former, having greatly increased since the passing of the said first recited Act, and being still increasing in trade, population, and extent of buildings, cannot conveniently be regulated by one body of commissioners acting separately as aforesaid.” The police of the town was therefore divided, and persons qualified as prescribed by the 32nd Geo. III. were constituted commissioners for executing that Act in Salford alone, by the name of “the commissioners for better cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the town of Salford.” At the same time the constitution of the Manchester body was remodelled.(7)

1829. Ramsbottom
Grants' Tower erected by the brothers Grant (the Cheeryble Brothers of Dickens' "Nicholas Nickleby") as a memento of the time when their father first caught sight of the fertile Irwell Valley from this coign of vantage.