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2nd January Friday
Rev. Robert Hindmarsh died, at Gravesend, January 2, aged 76. He was a printer, who embraced the Swedenborgian doctrine, and who, when the disciples decided to form a separate church, was chosen by lot as the “Ordaining Minister.” He was for a time minister of the New Jerusalem Temple, Salford, which was built for him in 1813. He had previonaly preached in Clarence Street, Princess Street, from July 7, 1811. He resigned his position April 2, 1824, when a silver cup was presented to him. He wrote Rise and Progress of the New Jerusalem Church (London, 1861), and many controversial writings. He translated and published various of the works of  Swedenborg.(7)

8th January Thursday
Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Watt, Colonel Commandant of the Trafford and Hulme Local Militia, died, in Hollis Street, London, January 8th.(7)

8th January Thursday
Mr. Robert Haldane Bradshaw, of Worsley Hall, died at Woodman’s, Hertfordshire, January 8, aged 76. He was the acting manager of the Duke of Bridgewater’s Trust.(7)

8th January Thursday
The election for the borough of Manchester, January 8 and 9. The following were the numbers at the close of the poll : Right Hon. C.P. Thomson, 3,355; Mr. Mark Philips, 3,163; Mr. Benjamin Braidley, 2,535; Sir Charles Wolseley, bart, 583.(7)

8th January Thursday
The election for the borough of Salford took place, January 8 and 9. The following were the numbers at the close of the poll: Mr. Joseph Brotherton, 795; Mr. John Dugdale, 572.(7)

12th February Thursday
Mr. Thomas Clayton, the last male representative of the ancient family of the Claytons, of Little Harwood, died February 12, at Carr Hall, near Blackburn, aged 80. In early life he held successively the rank of captain and major in the regiment of Royal Lancashire Volunteers, commanded by the late Earl of Wilton, and upon the resignation of that nobleman he was appointed to succeed him. Colonel Clayton served with the regiment in Ireland for many years, and continued to command it until it was disbanded in 1802.(7)

12th February Thursday
Namick Pacha, the Turkish ambassador, visited Manchester, February 12.(7)

26th February Thursday
The moderation pledge of the Temperance Society abandoned February 26, and a new society formed on the basis of total abstinence.(7)

11th March Wednesday
Mr. Henry Bailey, deputy constable of Cheetham, was drowned in the Irwell in endeavouring to rescue a little boy named Trees, who had fallen into the river, March 11. A subscription, which amounted to £1,641 8s. 7d., was raised for the benefit of Bailey’s family. Bailey’s body was found, September 12, In the river, near Barton Bridge.(7)

28th April Tuesday
The election for the borough of Manchester, April 28 and 29. The following were the numbers at the close of the poll: Right Hon. C. P. Thomson, 3,205; Mr. B. Braidley, 1,839. (7)

28th May Thursday
Mr. Charles Tavaré died, May 28, aged 63. This gentleman, who was uncle to Swain, the poet, was conversant with nine languages, and deeply read in the literature of continental Europe.(7)

2nd June Tuesday
Mr. John Philips, lieutenant R.N., last surviving son of Mr. John Leigh Philips, died at Liverpool, June 2.(7)

3nd June Wednesday
A tremendous thunderstorm burst over Manchester and neighbourhood. A man was killed at Ardwick; several hurt in Hulme, June 3.(7)

17th June Wednesday
5 and 6 William IV. cap. 30. Act to amend the Acts relating to the Manchester, Bolton, and Bury Canal Navigation and Railway, and to make a branch railway to Bolton. June 17.(7)

18th June Thursday
Mr. William Cobbett, M.P. for Oldham, died June 18, aged 73. He contested Manchester in 1832, but was defeated, though few men had greater influence with the working men of this district. He was an extraordinary “self-made man,” and nothing can exceed the strength and vigour of his English.(7)

21th June Sunday
Anne, relict of the late Mr. Thomas Barritt, the antiquary, died June 21.(7)

22nd June Monday
A man employed on the erection of a large chimney at the gas works in Salford, was killed by falling from the top, a height of 75 yards, June 22. (7)

30th June Tuesday
The first committal of a Manchester prisoner to Kirkdale Gaol for trial at the South Lancashire Assizes was on June 30.(7)

10th July Friday Little Lever
Ladyshore Colliery inundated by the bursting of the bed of the Croal; seven men and ten boys drowned, 26 men escaping by the ladder pits (July 10).
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21st July Tuesday
Lord Brougham delivered an address to the members of the Mechanics’ Institution, July 21.(7)

29th July Wednesday
The Adelphi Swimming Baths, Salford, opened July 29.(7)

15th August Saturday
The first South Lancashire Assizes commenced at Liverpool, before Lord Chief-Justice Tindal and Lord Abinger, August 15. Prisoners from this district had previously been sent for trial to Lancaster.(7)

20th August Saturday
The shock of an earthquake was felt in Manchester and the vicinity August 20, at three o’clock a.m.(7)

21st August Friday
Catherine Green was murdered by her husband, August 21.(7)

25th August Tuesday
The “Independent Order of Rechabites” formed at Meadowcroft’s Temperance Hotel, Bolton Street, Salford, August 25. This is a friendly society for teetotallers, which has had a very prosperous career.(7)

29th August Saturday
Mr. John Youil, brewer and landlord of the Hen and Chickens, lectured against teetotalism, which was then being advocated by Dr. R. B. Grindrod. Mr. Youil’s lecture was printed in a pamphlet, now rare. The preface is dated Oldham Street, Aug. 29, 1825.(7)

14th September Monday
The first stone of the Collegiate Church Sunday School, Todd Street, was laid September 14. (7)

2nd October Friday
Mr. John Mackay Wilson died October 2, at Berwick. He was the author of Tales of the Borders, and for several years editor of the Berwick Advertiser. Mr. Wilson was for some time resident in Manchester, where his Tales of the Borders were first published. Their popularity is attested by numerous editions.(7)

3rd October Saturday
There was a review and sham fight on Kersal Moor, October 3.(7)

28th October Wednesday
The Manchester Athenæum was established, October 28, chiefly by the exertions of Mr. Richard Cobden, Mr. William Langton, and Mr. James Heywood, F.H.S.(7)

16th November Monday
The Manchester and Salford Institution for the Treatment of the Skin was opened November 16.(7)

22nd November Sunday
The Associated Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Oldham Road, was opened November 22.(7)

1st December Tuesday
Mr. Thomas A. Ward died at his house, Chatham Street, December 1, aged 86. Mr. Ward was formerly joint manager, with the late Mr. Lewis, of the Manchester and Liverpool Theatres. (7)

1st December Tuesday
Mr. William Robert Whatton, F.R.S., F.S.A., died at Manchester, Dec. 5. He was born at Loughborough, February 17, 1790, and was a surgeon in Manchester from 1815 to 1835. He was author of the third volume of History of the Foundations of Manchester, 1828-33, of the biographies in Baines’s Lancashire and of various pamphlets and papers. He was the librarian of the Literary and Philosophical Society. (See Gentleman’s Magazine, December, 1836, p. 661, for an account of the family.)(7)

1835
The Salford Gas Works, in Lamb Lane, were erected.(7)

1835
The Tent Methodists discontinued their chapel in Canal Street, Ancoats, and sold it to Mr. Robert Gardner for £3,200. It was consecrated in 1837 as St. Jude’s Church.(7)

1835
J. B. Pomfret, secretary to the Manchester Infirmary, absconded with between four and five hundred pounds belonging to that institution.(7)

1835
The annual value of property in Manchester was assessed at £573,085. The total annual value for the borough of Salford was £185,543.(7)

1835
According to the Parliamentary return, the total number of power-looms employed in the manufacture of silk in Manchester and Salford was 300. The total number throughout the United Kingdom was 1,716.(7)

1835
The quantity of cotton retained in Great Britain for home consumption was 330,829 pounds. The export of cotton yarn amounted to 82,457,885 pounds. The total quantity of yarn spun in England was 248,114,531 pounds.(7)

1835
The declared value of cotton manufactures exported was £15,306,922; and of yarn, £4,704,823.(7)

1835
The Independent Chapel, Oxford Road, was begun.(7)