1868       

1st. January Wednesday
Mr. James Fallows (of the firm of Fallows and Keymer) died at Sunny Bank, Longsight, January 1. He left £17,000 free of duty, to be distributed as follows: Ladies' Charity School, £500; British and Foreign Bible Society, £500; Manchester Royal Infirmary, £1,000; Salford and Pendleton Dispensary, £500; Church Pastoral Aid Society, £1,000; Henshaw's Blind Asylum, £1,000; Manchester City Mission, £1,000; Manchester Deaf and Dumb Schools, £1,000;. Manchester Diocesan Church Building Society, £10,000; and to each of the following Church Sunday Schools £100 St. John's; St. James's, Birch; Holy Trinity, Rusholme; St. Saviour's and St. Stephen's, Chorlton-upon-Medlock.(7)

2nd. January Thursday
Dr. Mark died January 2, and was interred at St. Luke's, Cheetham. For his efforts in the popularisation of music, "Dr. Mark and his Little Men," should be remembered.(7)

2nd. January Thursday
Two thousand special constables were sworn in as a precaution in the event of Fenian disturbances, January 2 and 3.(7)

3rd. January Friday
An inquest was held before Mr. Edward Herford on six persons killed by the explosion of a boiler at Messrs. Chapman and Holland's, dyers, Ashley Lane, caused by the corrosion of the plates, January 3.(7)

3rd. January Friday
A number of cotton spinners and manufacturers opened the Free Trade Hall as an Exchange, January 3, on account of the subscription to the Exchange being increased from two to three guineas. The additional charge was abandoned.(7)

6th. January Monday
A Destitute Children's Dinner Society formed at the instigation of Mr. Andrew Hamilton, of Manchester, January 6.(7)

6th. January Monday
A meeting of cottage occupiers was held in the Hulme Town Hall, January 6, to petition Parliament for the repeal of the ratepaying clauses of the Reform Act, and to form a House Occupiers' Association.(7)

7th. January Tuesday
The sum of £470 presented by Mr. H. Nixson to the Manchester Branch of the National Lifeboat Institution, for a boat to be stationed at Abergele. Jan. 7.(7)

8th. January Wednesday
It was decided at the City Council to apply to Parliament for the amalgamation of the Manchester and Salford Court of Record, January 8.(7)

12th. January Sunday
A fire at St. Paul's Church, Turner Street, January 12, was caused by an over-heated flue. The damage caused was but slight.(7)

14th. January Tuesday
A conference of the Lancashire and Cheshire Union of Mechanics' Institutes, with Mr. B. Samuelson, at the Trevelyan Hotel, on Technical Education. Alderman Rumney presided. January 14.(7)

14th. January Tuesday
The Manchester and Chester Diocesan Church of England and Ireland Temperance Society held their first meeting in the Town Hall, King Street, January 14. Mr. Robert Whitworth presided. Sixty clergymen had given in their adhesion, ten thousand tracts had been circulated, and five thousand nine hundred members enrolled.(7)

15th. January Wednesday
A conference on National Education commenced its first day's sitting in the Town Hall, January 15. The Hon. H. Austin Bruce, M.P. (afterwards Lord Aberdare) presided. The Conference was almost unanimously in favour of compulsory rating for education. The second day's proceedings were presided over by Mr. W. E. Forster, M.P., when there was a majority in favour of compulsory education.(7)

16th. January Thursday
A special meeting of the governors of Henshaw's Blind Asylum was held in the Town Hall, King Street, January 16, in, reference to certain charges made against the Board of Management.(7)

17th. January Friday
Mrs. Brett (widow of Sergeant Brett) was granted twenty-one shillings per week for life; and at her death, £300 to be paid to her children. January 17.(7)

17th. January Friday
The Manchester Diocesan Church Association held its first meeting in the Free Trade Hall, January 17.(7)

21st. January Tuesday
Professor A. Goering delivered an address at the National Reform Union Offices, Market Street, on the Electoral and Agrarian Systems of Prussia, January 21. Mr. George Wilson presided.(7)

22nd. January Wednesday
A meeting of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce was held in the Town Hall, at which Professor Leone Levi, of King's College, London, delivered an address on Foreign Competition and Technical Education. January 22.(7)

27th. January Monday
A conference of the Systematic Beneficence Society was held in the Town Hall, King Street, January 27. Mr. James Barlow, mayor of Bolton, presided.(7)

29th. January Wednesday
The Manchester Natural History Society held its last meeting, January 29 after an existence of over fifty years. Its last act was to hand its valuable museum and building, together with a handsome endowment, to an interim commission, with a view to an ultimate reorganisation, as a free museum, with especial privileges for students connected with the Owens College, to which institution the museum was subsequently removed. The estimated value of the collection was £20,000.(7)

3rd. February Monday
A town's meeting of the inhabitants of Salford was held in the Town Hall, February 3, to consider the action of the Rector of Sacred Trinity Church regarding the charities of Humphrey Booth the younger. The mayor (Mr. H. D. Pochin) presided.(7)

5th. February Wednesday
Mr. John Maybury, superintendent of the E Division (detective department), resigned February 5. He had been thirty years in the service, and retired with a pension of £125 a year.(7)

5th. February Wednesday
Mr. Charles Ashmore, many years a member of the Town Council of Manchester, died at his residence, Cheetham, February 5.(7)

7th. February Friday
The Cotton Supply Association Council gave a banquet at the Queen's Hotel, February 7, to Mr. L. R. Ashburne, from Khandeish, and Major R. T. Clark. Mr. Thomas Basley, M.P., presided.(7)

8th. February Saturday
The ceremony of christening the twelfth lifeboat contributed by Manchester and vicinity to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution was performed in Peel Park, February 8.(7)

10th. February Monday
A town's meeting, on the Irish Church question, was held in the Town Hall, King Street, February 10. The meeting declined to pronounce an opinion in favour of disendowing the Established Church in Ireland.(7)

11th. February Tuesday
The National Reform Union held a conference in the Town Hall, in reference to the redistribution of seats in Parliament, &c., February 11.(7)

11th. February Tuesday
A meeting of the Poor Law Guardians, delegated from various Unions, was held at the Clarence Hotel, to consider the propriety of the cost of the relief of the poor being partly cast on the national funds. February 11.(7)

14th. February Friday
A Manchester Temperance Electoral Association inaugurated at the Trevelyan Hotel, February 14.(7)

21st. February Friday
Ven. John Rushton, D.D., Archdeacon of Manchester, died, February 21.(7)

24th. February Monday
Mr. John Reid, manager of the Branch Bank of England, presented with an address, silver tea service, and a purse of £3,000, February 24.(7)

29th. February Saturday
The Manchester Unity of the Independent Order of Oddfellows presented a lifeboat to the Royal Lifeboat Institution, to be stationed at Cleethorpes, and named the "Manchester Unity," February 29.(7)

4th. March Wednesday
Mr. John Leigh appointed officer of health for Manchester, March 4.(7)

9th. March Monday
The assizes of the Salford Hundred commenced at the Assize Courts, Strangeways, March 9.(7)

10th. March Tuesday
A conference of Boards of Guardians from various parts of the country was held at the Clarence Hotel, March 10, at the instance of the select vestry of Liverpool, to consider the question of Government aid in the maintenance and care of the sick in workhouse hospitals.(7)

11th. March Wednesday
William Dodd, treasurer of the Manchester Operative House Painters' Association, was sentenced to five years' imprisonment for embezzling £800. March 11.(7)

12th. March Thursday
Timothy Faherty sentenced to death, March 12, at the Assizes, for the murder of Mary Hanmer, at Droylsden, on Christmas Day, and was executed April 4, in front of the New Bailey Prison, Salford.(7)

12th. March Thursday
The Charity Commissioners declined to order an official inquiry respecting the management of Henshaw's Blind Asylum, March 12.(7)

12th. March Thursday
A farewell dinner was given at the Palatine Hotel, March 12, in honour of Mr. H. W. Lord, United States Consul for Manchester, on his resigning that office, which he had held for several years. The mayor, Mr. R. Neill occupied the chair.(7)

13th. March Friday
A deputation of the local Members of Parliament and others waited upon the Attorney-General, March 13, to protest against the alienation of the charity of Humphrey Booth the younger, in Salford.(7)

16th. March Monday
Mr. James Teare died at the Trevelyan Hotel, March 16. He was born at Cronk-e-Shogle, Ryehill, Kirk Andreas, in the Isle of Man, February, 1804. He was a shoemaker, and settled at Preston with a brother. Being an earnest Wesleyan he was much distressed by the prevalent intemperance, and in 1832 was one to embrace the new doctrine of teetotalism. He was an earnest advocate, and is said to have travelled two hundred thousand miles, and to have addressed more than eight thousand meetings. He is buried at Harpurhey Cemetery. A sum of £100 he left as a prize, which resulted in the issue of Bacchus Dethroned; the first Teare Prize Essay, by Frederick Powell, with memoir and extracts from the speeches of the late ,James Teare, by Dr. F. R. Lees, London, 1869. He was the author of Early History of Teetotalism.(7)

17th. March Tuesday
William Phearson Thompson and Patrick Mulliday charged with the murder of Police-Sergeant Brett, and were sentenced to death March 17; reprieved during Her Majesty's pleasure, March 21; committed to penal servitude for life, April 1.(7)

19th. March Thursday
Mr. Edward Coathupe appointed superintendent of the Detective Department, March 19.(7)

23rd. March Monday
A special meeting of the governors of Henshaw's Blind Asylum was held in the Town Hall, King Street, March 23, to receive a communication from the Charity Commissioners in reference to the charges made against the Board of Management by Dr. Crompton.(7)

24th. March Tuesday
An influential deputation waited upon the First Lord of the Treasury, March 24, to ask for a grant to the Owens College.(7)

24th. March Tuesday
Mrs. Goadsby presented £500 to the Manchester School of Art, March 24.(7)

25th. March Wednesday
Mr. Thomas Forrest died at Leicester, March 25, aged 73 years. He came to Manchester as a journeyman printer, and was the founder of the extensive business afterwards carried on by Messrs. Johnson and Rawson, and by Messrs. Johnson and Son, and Messrs. Rawson and Co. (Baker's Memorials, p. 129.)(7)

25th. March Wednesday
A meeting of the Manchester Ladies' Literary Society was held in the Royal Institution, March 25, the president, Miss L. E. Becker, in the chair.(7)

26th. March Thursday
The Congregational Day and Sunday Schools connected with Hope Chapel, Liverpool Street, Salford, were erected March 26.(7)

26th. March Thursday
The Bishop of Tennessee delivered an address in the Athenĉum, on Education, March 26.(7)

31st. March Tuesday
A demonstration of the Protestant working men of Manchester was held in the Free Trade Hall, March 31, in opposition to Mr. Gladstone's proposal to disestablish the Irish Church, Mr. G. Anderton in the chair.(7)

March
Owens College Magazine, No. 1, March, published by H. H. Tubbs, 21A, King Street.(7)

1st. April Wednesday
Mr. Alfred Waterhouse's designs for the New Town Hall were formally adopted by the City Council, April 1.(7)

1st. April Wednesday
A Liberal meeting was held in the Free Trade Hall, April 1, in support of Mr. Gladstone's resolutions for disestablishing the Irish Church. Mr. Hugh Mason presided.(7)

4th. April Saturday
John Howarth, shopkeeper, Cross Street, was sentenced to five years penal servitude for receiving postage stamps from boys, knowing them to have been stolen, April 4.(7)

4th. April Saturday
Two men, named Faherty and Weatherill, were executed in front of the New Bailey, Salford, April 4, the first for the murder of a young woman at Droylsden, and the latter for the murder of the Rev. Mr. Plow, at Todmorden.(7)

6th. April Monday
Mr. E. C. Delavan, of New York, was entertained at breakfast by the United Kingdom Alliance, as a veteran in the Temperance cause, April 6.(7)

6th. April Monday
Alderman William Bowker died at his residence, Old Trafford, April 6, aged 54 years. He was interred at Sale Cemetery on the 11th.(7)

8th. April Wednesday
A meeting of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners was held at the Hulme Town Hall, April 8, to inaugurate an institution for the instruction of its members in technical education. Mr. R. Neill, the mayor of Manchester, presided. The meeting was addressed by Mr. John Scott Russell, of London.(7)

23rd. April Thursday
The foundation stone of a new workhouse for the Prestwich Union was laid at Crumpsall, April 23.(7)

23rd. April Thursday
Mr. John Harland, F.S.A., died at his residence, Brideoak Street, Cheetham Hill, April 23, and was interred at Rusholme Road Cemetery, April 28. He was born at Hull in 1806, but having become an expert stenographer was engaged as chief reporter on the Manchester Guardian. Mr. Harland's contributions to local archĉology were numerous and varied. He edited the new edition of Baines's Lancashire, many volumes of the Chetham Society, and contributed a great number of antiquarian papers to the local press. He was one of the original members of the brotherhood of Rosicrucians, a society having for its object antiquarian research, especially connected with the palatine counties of Lancaster and Chester. He wrote Lancashire Folk-Lore and Traditions of Lancashire, in conjunction with Mr. T. T. Wilkinson, who prefixed to the last named a biographical sketch.(7)

1st. May Friday
Mr. Samuel Johnson died May 1, aged 85 years. He was born at Coventry in 1783. In early life he was sent to the mill, but became successively a school master, then a spinner, then a book canvasser, and then an old bookseller. He was the publisher and printer of a number of cheap books. There is an account of him in W. T. Johnson's Manchester Catalogue, No.2.(7)

9th. May Saturday
The foundation stone of a Wesleyan Chapel was laid in Sussex Street, Lower Broughton, by Mr. Richard Haworth, May 9. The cost was £5,000.(7)

20th. May Wednesday
Thomas Donoghue murdered his wife by stabbing her, May 20. He afterwards stabbed himself, and was taken to the Salford Royal Dispensary.(7)

27th. May Wednesday
The exhibition of pictures and works of art in the Peel Park Museum was inaugurated by a soiree. The invitations were issued by Alderman H. D. Pochin, mayor of Salford, and Mrs. Pochin, May 27.(7)

29th. May Friday
The National Flower Show held at the Botanical Gardens, Old Trafford, commenced May 29.(7)

31st. May Sunday
The completion of the rebuilding of the tower of the Cathedral was celebrated in the morning of May 31 by the attendance at divine service of the Mayor and Corporation. About £28,000 had been expended in this and other works of restoration in connection with the edifice of late years. The tower is as nearly as possible a fac-simile of the old one. The height from the ground is one hundred and thirty-nine feet; the walls are five feet thick; and externally the tower is forty feet square up to the battlements. The carving and decorations were carried out by Mr. J. W. Graham, from the designs of Mr. Holden, South King Street. The large window in the western end of the tower has been placed there in memory of the late Mr. Harter.(7)

31st. May Sunday
Professor Stanley Jevons, of the Owens College, delivered a lecture at the Co-operative Hall, Upper Medlock Street, March 31, on "Trade Societies." Mr. Adam Murray presided.(7)

1st. June Monday
The annual procession of the Church of England Schools and Ragged Schools was held June 1. There were 32 schools and 14,563 scholars in the procession.(7)

11th. June Thursday
Mr. John Rhodes, of Stevenson Square, was robbed of bank notes and bills to the value of £1,500, in a beerhouse in Hilton Street, Port Street, June 11.(7)

12th. June Friday
A public meeting, presided over by the mayor, was held in the Town Hall, June 12, in aid of the Manchester Southern Hospital for the Diseases of Women and Children.(7)

17th. June Wednesday
The Rivers Pollution Commissioners met in the Manchester Town Hall, June 17, and at the Salford Town Hall on the following day.(7)

18th. June Thursday
The Provincial Assembly of Unitarian ministers and congregations of the counties of Lancaster and Chester was held in Upper Brook Street Chapel, June 18.(7)

19th. June Friday
The Lancashire and Cheshire Branch of the British Medical Association held a meeting at the Royal Institution, Mosley Street, June 19.(7)

20th. June Saturday
The foundation stone of a Wesleyan Chapel in Whalley Range was laid by Mr. Richard Haworth, June 20. The estimated cost was £7,300.(7)

20th. June Saturday
A deputation from the Manchester Cotton Supply Association had an interview with Lord Stanley at the Foreign Office, in reference to the Suez Canal, June 20.(7)

24th. June Wednesday
A meeting was held of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, June 24, at which a deputation attended from the Manchester and Salford Trades Council, to obtain the co-operation of the Chamber in establishing a court of arbitration for this district.(7)

25th. June Thursday
The twenty-fifth sessional anniversary of the Lancashire Independent College was held in the institution, June 25. The Rev. Alexander Thomson in the chair.(7)

30th. June Saturday
A meeting convened by the Manchester Church Defence Association was held in the Free Trade Hall, in support of the Irish Church, June 30.(7)

June
An Act was passed for the publication of cotton statistics. The forwarders of cotton were required by it to make monthly returns to the Board of Trade, which are to be published. There is a penalty not exceeding £20, if forwarder omit to comply with requirements. June.(7)

4th. July Saturday
An entertainment at the Athenĉum, July 4, on behalf of two orphan boys, sons of Mr. John Naull Allen, for some time past connected with the Manchester Press, who died November 2, 1867.(7)

6th. July Monday
The Salford Hundred Quarter Sessions, formerly held at the New Bailey, was held for the first time in the Assize Courts, July 6.(7)

7th. July Monday
A meeting of blind people was held in the Hulme Town Hall, July 7. Mr. J. Morgan presided. Dr. Crompton spoke upon the expediency of establishing an industrial institution for the blind.(7)

10th. July Friday
The foundation stone of the City Police and Sessions Court in Minshull Street was laid by the mayor, Mr. R. Neill, July 10. The building is of the Gothic style, and was designed by Mr. T. Worthington, of this city.(7)

12th. July Sunday
"Madam Beswick" was buried at Harpurhey Cemetery, July 12. This lady, it is said, from fear of being buried alive, directed her body to be embalmed under the direction of her physician, Dr. Charles White. This modern mummy was for many years in the Natural History Museum, Peter Street, and on the dispersal of that collection Madam Beswick was committed to the earth. (Manchester Guardian Notes and Queries.)(7)

13th. July Monday
31 and 32 Victoria. Act to amalgamate the Court of Record for the hundred of Salford, and the Court of Record for the trial of civil acts within the city of Manchester, and to constitute the said amalgamated court the Court of Record for the hundred of Salford, with extended powers, and to regulate the practice and procedure therein, and for other purposes. July 13.(7)

14th. July Tuesday
A meeting of phonographers and friends of spelling reform held in the Town Hall, July 14, to welcome Mr. Isaac Pitman, the inventor of phonography, Professor Greenbank presided. A full report was printed in pamphlet form.(7)

15th. July Wednesday
The Lancashire Cotton Famine Memorial Window in the Guildhall, London, was uncovered July 15. The window, which was raised by penny subscriptions in Lancashire, was placed at the east end of the hall, as a memorial of the efforts made by the Lord Mayor's Committee to relieve the distress brought upon Lancashire by the cotton famine. The tiers contain historical subjects of the City of London, Lancashire worthies, &c. Several local gentlemen were present at the unveiling of the window by Colonel Wilson-Patten, M.P. The work was executed by Messrs. Clayton and Bell.(7)

21st. July Tuesday
The highest score at Wimbledon was made by Corporal Peake of the First Manchester Rifle Volunteers, July 21.(7)

27th. July Monday
Mr. Stephen Temple, Q.C., Attorney-General for the County Palatine, died at Lancaster, July 27.(7)

31st. July Friday
A dreadful accident at the Victoria Music Hall (Ben Lang's), Victoria Bridge, July 31, resulted from a false alarm of fire. In endeavouring to escape from the building twenty-three persons were crushed to death on the stairs, and many others sustained serious injuries.(7)

7th. August Friday
The foundation stone of St. Stephen's Church, City Road, Hulme, was laid by the Earl of Ellesmere, August 7. This was the last church consecrated by Bishop Lee. The ceremony was performed December 18, 1869. The architects were Messrs. Medland and Henry Taylor. With the exception of a small grant from the Manchester Church Building Society, the cost of the church was defrayed by Messrs. Hugh, Herbert, and Arthur Birley, by whom also the schools and parsonage were erected.(7)

7th. August Friday
The Institution of Engineers held their first annual meeting in the Town Hall, August 7.(7)

15th. August Saturday
St. Matthew's Church, Ardwick, was consecrated by Bishop Lee, August 15. Mr. J. M. Taylor was the architect, and the cost of erection was £6,000.(7)

22nd August Saturday
A fire occurred at the works of Mr. J. Lancaster, dyer, Harpurhey, August 22, and caused damage to about £5,000.(7)

25th. August Tuesday
Several men were seriously injured and one killed in the yard of Messrs. Bowden, Edwards, and Foster, Brook Street, August 25.(7)

11th. September Friday
Prizes and certificates awarded to the Manchester students, in connection with the Oxford Local Examination, were distributed at the Free Trade Hall, by Dr. Frederick Temple, September 11. The Mayor presided.(7)

12th. September Saturday
At a review and sham fight at Heaton Park seven thousand volunteers and regulars were reviewed by Major-General Sir John Garvock, September 12.(7)

15th. September Tuesday
At the Revision Court, held in the Town Hall, September 15, Mr. Hosack, the revising barrister, gave his decision against the claim of 5,750 women to be placed upon the list of parliamentary voters.(7)

18th. September Friday
The foundation stone of the Dispensary for Sick Children, Gartside Street, was laid by the Bishop of Manchester, September 18.(7)

6th. October Tuesday
The Manchester Conference promoted by the Church Association commenced its sittings in the Town Hall, October 6. Mr. Robert Gladstone presided.(7)

8th. October Thursday
The ethnographical collections and miscellaneous curiosities of the late Natural History Society, Peter Street, were sold by auction, October 8.(7)

10th. October Saturday
Mr. Charles Dickens gave the first of a series of farewell readings in the Free Trade Hall. October 10.(7)

15th. October Thursday
The foundation stone of a Jews' School in Derby Street, Cheetham Hill, was laid by Mr. E. Nathan, October 15.(7)

15th. October Thursday
The Salford and Pendleton Royal Hospital received a cheque for £1,200 from the Mansion House, being a portion of the balance of the relief fund, October 15.(7)

16th. October Friday
A fire took place at Messrs. J. and C. Brennand's printworks, Kersal Moor, October 16. The damage was estimated at from £8,000 to £10,000.(7)

24th. October Saturday
The Salford Chronicle, No. 1, published October 24.(7)

26th. October Monday
The foundation stone of the new Town Hall, Albert Square, laid by the mayor, Mr. Robert Neill, October 26. Nearly the whole of the Corporation were present, and at the close of the proceedings one hundred and seventy guests had a dejeuner in the Town Hall.(7)

27th. October Tuesday
The Marquis of Salisbury was entertained at the Queen's Hotel, on the evening of October 27, by the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Alderman Bennett presided. Addresses were previously presented to the Marquis at the Town Hall by the Chamber of Commerce and the Cotton Supply Association, October 27.(7)

30th. October Friday
A meeting took place at the Town Hall, to receive the report of a committee which had been appointed to promote the extension of the Owens College. October 30.(7)

4th. November Wednesday
A meeting was held in the Free Trade Hall, under the presidency of Mr. R. Neill, November 4, in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Saturday half-holiday.(7)

17th. November Tuesday
The first general Parliamentary election under the Reform Act of 1867 took place November 17. The numbers polled for the respective candidates were as follows: Mr. Hugh Birley (Conservative), 15,486; Sir Thomas Bazley (Liberal), 14,192; Mr. Jacob Bright (Liberal), 13,514; Mr. Hoare (Conservative), 12,684; Mr. Ernest Jones (Liberal), 10,662; Mr. Mitchell Henry (Liberal), 5,236. The three first-named gentlemen were returned as the representatives of Manchester. The election for the borough of Salford also took place on the same day, and resulted in the return of Mr. C. E. Cawley and Mr. W. T. Charley, the numbers at the close of the poll being: Mr. Cawley (Conservative), 6,312; Mr. Charley (Conservative), 6,181; Mr. John Cheetham (Liberal), 6,141; Mr. Henry Rawson (Liberal), 6,018.(7)

November
Mr. Hawksley presented a report to the Salford Town Council upon the flood in the Irwell, November. He proposed a tunnel thirty feet in diameter and two miles in length, from Mode Wheel to near Agecroft Bridge. The estimated cost was £125,000.(7)

26th. December Saturday
A man name Michael James Johnson murdered Patrick Nurney by stabbing him with a knife, at Cambridge Arms Inn, Regent Road, Salford, December 26.(7)

27th. December Sunday
Mr Benjamin Dennison Naylor died December 27, aged 70 years He was the son of Benjamin Naylor (see under date April 12 1846) and having devoted himself to scientific study became a proficient in astronomy. The telescope erected by him at his residence at Dunham Massey was sold after his death to Sir George Airy, and used in observing the transit of Venus, at Kerguelen's Land in 1874. Mr Naylor was a feoffee in Chetham's Hospital (Bakers Memorials, p. 120.)(7)

1868
The Court of Record of the city of Manchester and the Court of Record of the hundred of Salford were amalgamated. The Salford Court of Record is one of the oldest institutions in the county, and dates from Saxon times.(7)

1868
Mr. Edmund Buckley, of Higher Ardwick, Manchester, sometime M P. for Newcastle-under-Lyme, was created a Baronet.(7)

1868
The difference caused by the passing of the Household Suffrage Act is shown by the following statement of the register in 1868 and in the preceding year:-

1868 1867
Manchester Borough 47,911 25,130
Manchester County 2,276 (1868-9) 2,263
Salford Borough 14,827 5,960
Salford County 1,067 790

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1868
Will-o'-the-Wisp, a comic and satirical journal, was issued on Wednesday. No. 12, and apparently the last, being dated December 1. Beginning with No. 7 the paper contained cartoons and sketches by Mr. Randolph Caldecott.(7)