1836       

20th January Wednesday
Mr. Thomas Walker, M.A.,died at Brussels, Jan.20, of pulmonary apoplexy. He was born at Barlow Hall, October 10, 1784, and his father was the well known Whig boroughreeve. (See under date 1817.) He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated M.A., and in 1812 was called to the bar at the Inner Temple. He left Manchester and was appointed stipendiary magistrate at Lambeth. In 1835 he started a periodical, The Original, which continued weekly for six months. It was published in book form, and in 1874 a new edition appeared edited by Blanchard Jerrold.(7)

23rd January Saturday
Mr. Daniel Lynch, druggist, of Market Street, died January 23, aged 69. He was the Deputy Grand Master of the Freemasons of the Manchester district.(7)

25th January Monday
By an accident at the chapel belonging to the Wesleyan Methodist Association, Oldham Road, several persons were kllled and wounded. January 25.(7)

31st January Sunday
An immense stone wall, forming the new road, Hunt’s Bank, fell into the river, and destroyed the works belonging to Messrs. Collier and Co., on the Salford side, Jannary 31.(7)

1st February Monday
Mr. Robert Tinker, the original promoter, and for forty years proprietor of Vauxhall Gardens, Collyhurst, died February 1, aged 70.(7)

13th February Saturday
Mr. Henry Hunt died at Acresford, Hants, Feb. 13. He was born at (Ophaven, Wilts, in 1773, and was an opulent farmer before he turned Radical Reformer. He was the chairman of the Peterloo meeting, and was in consequence imprisoned for three years in Ilchester gaol. His printed Letters from that institution are curious and instructive. He was elected M.P. for Preston in 1830, re-elected in 1831, but defeated in 1832. There are some interesting particulars about Hunt in Bamford’s Life of a Radical.(7)

25th February Thursday
Mr. Edward Carbutt, M.D., one of the physicians to the Manchester infirmary, &c., and the author of a series of clinical lectures which were delivered to the pupils of the above institution, died February 25.(7)

23rd March Wednesday
The first stone of the School for the Deaf and Dumb, and of Henshaw’s Blind Asylum, Old Trafford, laid by Mr. William Grant, March 23. The building was designed by Mr. Richard Lane.(7)

28th March Monday
Mr. James Bohanna, a man long to be remembered as having for years walked at the head of the procession on the king’s birthday, died March 28. He was born in the year 1761. In 1777 he enlisted in the 72nd Regiment, or Manchester Volunteers, and served with that gallant corps at the protracted siege of Gibraltar, under General Elliot. On each returning anniversary of the raising of the siege of that place he visited the College to see once more the colours of his regiment, which were then there.(7)

28th March Monday
Rev. Peter Hordern, incumbent of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, and formerly librarian at Chetham’s Hospital, died March 28.(7)

30th March Wednesday
Manchester Improvement Committee obtained a renewal of its powers for three years, after strong opposition, March 30.(7)

31st March Thursday
The new Union Club-house, in Mosley Street, was opened March 31.(7)

31st March Thursday
The Union Bank of Manchester, Brown Street, established March 31.(7)

7th April Thursday
The South Lancashire Bank, York Street, was established April 7.(7)

8th April Friday
Mrs. Sarah Henshaw, widow of Mr. Thomas Henshaw, of Oldham, founder of the Manchester School for the Deaf and Dumb, died Aprll 8, at Stone Wall, Cheetham.(7)

22nd April Thursday
6 William IV. cap. 16. Act to enlarge the powers of several Acts for effecting improvements in the streets and other places within the town of Manchester. April 22.(7)

April
A bazaar and ball was held in aid of the School for the Deaf and Dumb, April. The nett proceeds were £3,848.(7)

21st May Saturday
Captain John Grimshaw, 103rd Foot, died May 21, at Cowes, Isle of Wight, aged 54.(7)

30th May Monday
Mr. Richard Entwisle died on May 30. He was born in Manchester in September, 1771, his father being James Entwisle, boroughreeve in 1794. Richard Entwisle was a highly accomplished man, an excellent musician, and good linguist. His eldest surviving son was William Entwisle, M.P.(7)

May
Of 63,623 persons employed in mills in the parish of Manchester, 35,283 were females; 37,930 were above the age of 18 years, and 16,965 were below the age of 15. The estimate was made in May.(7)

3rd June Friday
The Methodist Association Chapel, known as the Tabernacle, in Grosvenor Street, was opened June 3.(7)

6th June Monday
St. Luke’s Church, Cheetham Hill, was founded June 6, but not consecrated until October 6, 1839. It is Gothic, from a design by Mr. T. W. Atkinson. The tower and spire together are 170 feet in height.(7)

24th June Friday
First stone of Hardy's Gate bridge laid, June 24.
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4th July Monday
The Act of Parliament (6 and 7 William IV. cap. 111) for constructing the Manchester and Leeds (now Lancashire and Yorkshire) Railway received the royal assent, July 4.(7)

4th July Monday
6 and 7 William IV. cap. 115. Act for making and maintaining a navigable Canal to connect the Rochdale Canal and the river Irwell, in the township of Manchester, July 4.(7)

6th July Wednesday
St. John the Evangelist’s Church, Higher Broughton, was founded July 6, by the Rev. John Clowes, who liberally gave the land and endowment. It was opened January 7, 1838, and consecrated October 5, 1839.(7)

6th August Saturday
A silver star was presented to Mr. Henry Anderton, the teetotal poet, at a meeting held in Hulme, August 6, presided over by Mr. James Gaskill. He was one of the most popular speakers in the early days of temperance advocacy. He died at Bury, June 21, 1855, aged 46 years.(7)

August
Manchester and Salford Bank, Mosley Street, established in August.(7)

2nd September Friday
Mr. William Henry, M.D., died Sept. 2, aged 61 years. He was a native of Manchester, and finished his education at Edinburgh, where he was the friend and associate of Brougham, Jeffrey, Macintosh, and a number of others who, like himself, attained a high degree of celebrity. He was intended for the medical profession, but, owing to delicate health, he relinquished it. Soon after leaving the university he delivered in Manchester several courses of lectures on chemistry. The notes of these lectures ultimately led to the publication of a small volume on the science which in successive editions gradually became a detailed and excellent treatise on the subject, and was remarkable for the precision of its information and for the elegance of its style. Dr. Henry was interred September 7, in the burial ground of Cross Street Chapel. His purely scientific writings are chronicled in the Catalogue published by the Royal Society. (Baker’s Memorials, p. 99.)(7)

7th September Wednesday
The first stone of the Female Penitentiary, Embden Place, Greenheys, was laid by Sir Oswald Mosley, Bart., president, September 9. It was opened September 7, 1837.(7)

18th September Sunday
The Manchester Musical Festival and Fancy Dress Ball, hold September 18 resulted in a profit of £4,320, which was distributed among the public charities.(7)

23rd September Friday
Madame Maria Felicita Garcia Malibran de Beriot died September 23. She was the eldest daughter of a Spanish tenor singer, Manuel Garcia, and was born at Paris in 1808, and made her debût at the London Opera in 1825. In the following year she went to America, where she married M. Malibran, an elderly gentleman from whom she was soon separated. Her fame as a vocalist was unrivalled In 1836, after a divorce from her former husband, she married  M. de Beriot, a Belgian violinist. She came to Manchester September 11, to sing in connection with the Musical Festival, and probably owing to vocal exertions which were imprudent for one in her condition, she was taken after an evening concert at the Theatre Royal, with an illness which proved fatal. She was buried at the Collegiate Church, Manchester, Oct. 1, but the body was exhumed Dec 20, and re-interred at Brussels Jan 4, 1837 A Funeral Sermon by Canon Parkinson was printed, and contains, in an appendix, details of her illness and death.(7)

September
The stamp duty upon newspapers was reduced to one penny, September, when the newspapers of Manchester were reduced from sevenpence to four pence.(7)

September
The Banksian Society was dissolved in September. It was an association of botanists, chiefly artisans, who had held meetings for seven years. It was resuscitated as the Natural History Class of the Mechanics’ Institution.(7)

September
A branch of the National Provincial Bank of England was established in Mosley Street, September.(7)

17th October Monday
Mr. John Hallam, of the Legs of Man Inn, Portland Street, died October 17. He had a local reputation as a comedian.(7)

31st October Monday
Mr. Thomas Bury, fustian shearer and woollen cord finisher, died October 31, aged 78. He was the founder and first finisher of moleskins.(7)

9th November Wednesday
Captain Benjamin Wild, late paymaster of the 29th Regiment, in which he served upwards of 24 years, and shared in its glories and perils in Spain and Portugal, died November 9, aged 54.(7)

11th November Friday
St. Saviour’s Church, Plymouth Street, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, consecrated November 11. The cost of the structure was £6,000.(7)

12th November Saturday
Mr. Thomas Appleby, the founder and originally proprietor of the Salford Gas Works, died November 12.(7)

26th November Saturday
Mr. Moses Hughes, the well known performer on the oboe, died November 26. He was born at Downholland, between Wigan and Ormskirk. After serving an apprenticeship in Liverpool, he came to this town, where he resided upwards of fifty years, deservedly respected.(7)

2nd December Friday
Mr. John Ratcliffe, formerly of this town, died at Cheltenham, December 2, at an advanced age. He served the office of boroughreeve in 1809-10.(7)

December
The Imperial Bank of England, King Street, was established in December. It suspended payment April 30, 1839.(7)

December
Messrs. Faulkner and Co.’s factory, Jersey Street, Ancoats, destroyed by fire, December.(7)

December
The total number of day scholars in Manchester and Salford was 24,676 December.(7)

1836
The day police of Manchester consisted of 41 men. The night police numbered 116.(7)

1836
At this date the five following individuals were living in this town who had served at the siege of Gibraltar: George Bennett, Turner Street; William Smith, Loom Street; and Giles Retford, Pendleton (blind), served in the 72nd; John Entwistle, Camp Street, served in the 97th Bath Volunteers; and Joseph Walker, John Street, Salford, served on board the Ocean, 90 guns, and at the siege as a sergeant.(7)

1836
Rev. W. J. Kidd appointed to the living of St. Matthew’s Church, by the Warden and Fellows of the Collegiate Church.(7)

1836
An accident by which two were killed and seventy injured was occasioned by the fall of the flooring of a recently erected building in Oldham Road, where a temperance meeting was being held. Dr. Stanley, afterwards Bishop of Norwich, visited the sufferers and himself became an abstainer, but returned to the use of wine by order of his medical attendant.(7)

1836
The number of brewers, victuallers, and beer retailers in the “Manchester Collection” was 4,574.(7)

1836
According to a Parliamentary return, the power looms in the United Kingdom numbered 117,151, viz., Manchester, 15,960; Bury, 9,901; Blackburn, 4,256; Ashton, 4,018; in Yorkshire, 7,809; in Cheshire, 22,913; Middlesex, 368; Scotland, 17,721; Wales, 1,938; Ireland, 1,516.(7)

1836. Radcliffe
Handloom weaving ceased as an industry in Radcliffe and district. A few of the old loom houses are still standing - (Stand Lane just demolished) at Cinderhill.
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