17th January Thursday
Mr. Robert Stephenson, of Worsley, died January 17, aged 79. He was one of the gallant 72nd Regiment at Gibraltar, and was the first man who struck his pick into the rock as a miner.(7)

3rd February Sunday
The Scotch Kirk, St. Peterís Square, was opened by Dr. Muir, of Edinburgh, February 3. The building was designed by Mr. Johnson, and cost £7,500.(7)

21st February Thursday
Mr. Michael Ward, M.D., died Feb. 21. He was a native of Manchester, was a former surgeon to the Manchester Infirmary, and the oldest resident medical practitioner in the town.(7)

1st March Friday
A fire broke out in the Medlock Paper Mill, occupied by Messrs. Schofield, March 1.(7)

The Manchester and Salford District Provident Society was established, March.(7)

2nd April Tuesday
3 and 4 William IV. cap. 18. Act for more effectually repairing and improving the road from the end of Ardwick Green to Mottram-in-Longdendale, in the county of Chester. April 2.(7)

12th April Friday
Rev. John Dean, D.D., Principal of St. Mary Hall, Oxford, and Rector of Oulde, in Northamptonshire, died April 12. He was a native of Manchester, and was educated at the Free Grammar School, from which he went to Brazenose College, Oxford, where he obtained a fellowship, and afterwards held the office of tutor for many years. Dr. Dean held for some time the pre centorship of St. Asaph, with the sinecure rectory of Corwen. (Gentlemanís Magazine, May, 1833, p. 468.)(7)

1st May Wednesday
An inquest held in Salford on the body of Corporal Daniel Maggs, of the 85th Regiment, who was shot by Private John Roach. The murderer was subsequently hanged at Lancaster, May 1.(7)

16th May Thursday
Mr. Alexander Wilkinson, late publisher of the Manchester Advertiser, died May 16.(7)

17th May Friday
3 and 4 William IV. cap. 57. Act to amend an Act passed in the seventh year of the reign of His late Majesty King George IV., for repairing the roads from Manchester to Salterís Brook, and for making several roads to communicate therewith, and also for making a certain new extension or diversion of the said roads, instead of a certain extension or diversion by the said Act authorised to be made. May 17.(7)

24th May Friday
The Duc díOrleans, accompanied by several distinguished French officers, visited Manchester, on his route for London, May 24.(7)

A poll was taken in May, at the Town Hall, when the levying of a church rate was defeated. The numbers were: For the motion, 3,513; against the rate, 3,514.(7)

12th June Wednesday
Mr. Stephen Lavender, deputy-constable of this town for twelve years, died June 12. He was elected in 1821, previous to which he was a Bow Street officer. Mr. Lavender was one of the officers ordered to arrest the Cato Street conspirators, and was close to Smithies when he was shot. He afterwards traced Thistlewood to an obscure lodging, and he only escaped with his life by flinging himself on the bed in which Thistlewood lay, who was in the act of firing a pistol at him.(7)

2nd July Tuesday
Mr. John Thorpe died at his house in King Street, July 2, aged 69. He had filled the office of surgeon to the Manchester Infirmary during a period of 28 years.(7)

25th July Thursday
Mr. Joseph Sadler Thomas, upon the death of Mr. Lavender, was appointed deputy-constable of Manchester, July 25.(7)

27th July Saturday
Chorlton-upon-Medlock was lighted with gas, July 27.(7)

1st August Thursday
There was a high flood in the Irwell, August 1.(7)

14th August Wednesday
Rev. Richard Hutchins Whitelocke, of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, died Aug. 14. For many years he was the postmaster of this town.(7)

The feoffees of the Free Grammar School applied to the Court of Chancery for the appropriation of the surplus funds of the charity to some useful purpose. The Court authorised the expenditure of a sum not exceeding £10,000 in the erection of a new school and a house for the high master. August.(7)

15th September Sunday
M. Alphonse Thiers, the celebrated historian, afterwards President of the French Republic, visited Manchester, accompanied by several other distinguished persons, September 15.(7)

3rd October Thursday
Mrs. Fletcher died October 3, whilst on her way from Sholapore to Bombay. She is better known by her maiden name of Maria Jane Jewsbury, and although not a native of Manchester was long resident here. Her first, and indeed the only, volume of poems she published was her Lays of Leisure Hours. She wrote also, besides many articles in the annuals and other periodicals of the day, a series of papers entitled Oceanides, composed during her passage with her husband to the East Indies, and published in the Athenśum of the years 1831-2. Of her prose works the first was Phantasmagoria; or, Essays on Life and Literature; her next, Letters to the Young, which had an extensive circulation; her third and last, The Three Histories, which was also popular, and contains, under the garb of fiction, much of her own feeling and experience. Many of her poems, signed with her initials, are to be found in the earlier volumes of the Athenśum and the Manchester Guardian.(7)

26th November Tuesday
The members of the Chamber of Commerce presented to Mr. Hugh Hornby Birley and Mr. George William Wood, their first and second presidents, two splendid silver tureens, weighing 240 ounces each, as tokens of respect for their valuable services. Among the guests were the Earl of Kerry and Lord Molyneux. November 26.(7)

Mr. John Ralston, of Brazennose Street, died November. He was an artist of considerable talent, as many of his latter paintings will testify.(7)

23rd December Monday
Rev. W. Manning Walker died, at Manchester, 23rd December. He was born at Yarmouth 16th February, 1784, and was a Dissenting ministerófirst Unitarian, then Independentó at Preston from 1802 to 1821. In 1822 he was appointed chaplain of Rusholme Road Cemetery, a position which he retained until his death. Several of his sermons were printed.(7)

31st December Tuesday
Manchester was visited with a tremendous storm of wind, which did great damage in various parts of the town. The high chimney at Mr. Langleyís works, Sandywell, Salford, was blown down. December 31.(7)

Mr. Charles Henry Wheeler died at Winchester. He was born in 1800, and at an early age showed literary ability. He wrote A Sketch of the Rev. Josiah Streamlet (Joshua Brooks) for Blackwoodís Magazine, 1821, and contributed other articles to that periodical. (Manchester School Register, vol. iii, pp.52, 290.)(7)

The improvement of Huntís Bank commenced. Palatine Stables opened, March, 1837. The road opened, June 5, 1838. Gateway to Chethamís Hospital finished, April, 1839, and the road completed, September 21, 1839.(7)

The Rev. Richard Parkinson appointed a fellow of the Collegiate Church, in place of Rev. John Clowes.(7)

The value of land in various parts of the town may be estimated from the fact that the Improvement Committee of Manchester paid for 222 yards of land in the Parsonage, £444; for 55 yards 4 inches in Lower Mosley Street, £82 10s.; for 7 yards 32 inches in Great Ancoats Street, £10, and another plot of 45Ĺ yards, £45 10s.; for 174 yards in Little Peter Street, £59 8s.; for 9 yards 16 inches in Pool Fold, £50; for 7 yards in Fountain Street, £30; for 21 square feet in Spring Gardens, £100.(7)

The import of cotton wool was 303,656,837lb.; and the duty £473,011.(7)

The Manchester Statistical Society was established.(7)