Merseyside and Liverpool City Region History 1503AD 1749D.

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THIS page lists events and other information related to the time line from 1503AD to 1749AD. Some areas contain extra pages you can read with additional reference material on them. To access these pages, please see the extra information column of the table below.


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1752
Britain adopts the new style calendar.  
1753
British Museum began, by the purchase of Sloane's collection.  
1754
Liverpool Town Hall Finished.  
1757
The 1st Starr Lookers or Starr Setters were appointed to find places to plant the Starr grass.
1759
Molly Bushell creates and sells to the public her own Everton Toffee.  
1759
Liverpool's Cultural development leads to the 1st theatre in Drury Lane.   
1759
Liverpool's Library was the 1st circulating library in Europe.
1760 
The population of Liverpool rises to over 25,000 as shipping trade increased fourfold in 50 years.
1763
1st British Empire at it's height.
1768
Royal Academy of Arts is founded.  
1771
600 poor were accommodated in a new building on Brownlow Hill as regular expansions of the Workhouse were undertaken.   
1775
Formby founds its lifeboat service, probably the 1st in Britain. 
1790
Link to related new report on SouthportReporter.comLiverpool was so important for transatlantic commerce and a vital trading partner for the former 13 Colonies in America that it opened up the 1st overseas consulate on Liverpool, before London or any Capital City in the world, in this year!  The consulate was founded by the then fledgling United States of America, on Paradise Street, Liverpool.  It was opened by the Notable Consul James Maury.  His portrait still hangs today in Liverpool Town Hall.  The Building stood on the quayside of Steers Dock, with the famous Golden Eagle sculpture above its door.
1792
'Official' Founding of Southport.
1793
House of Commons Committee that was petition by Members of the Common Council of the Town of Liverpool to print its very own Currency Notes.
1795
James Wyatt repairs fire damage to the Liverpool Town Hall, and adds the dome with the figure of Minerva goddess of wisdom to the top.
1796

Liverpool's very own currency was dropped.

1797
A widow from Wigan Mrs. Sarah Walmesley builds the 1st new house in the area of South-Port. Its called:- 'Belle Vue' cottage.
1798
William Sutton builds the South-Port Hotel and Sheltered bathing area, after obtaining the lease to 6 acres of land from Miss Bold.
1800
Population now in the region of 77,000 in Liverpool.
1800
Parliamentary union of Great Britain and Ireland.  
1802
Bold House rebuilt to house the Bold family so they could take advantage of bathing in the new resort of 'South-Port'.  
1803
As the Napoleonic war was taking place, the risk on invasion by the French became a huge concern nationally. In Liverpool, merchants put forward an idea to build a Fort on Perch Rock, to repel any invading French forces.  
1803
Britain at war with France again, and insurrection in Ireland led by Robert Emmet.  
1804
Bonaparte becomes Emperor and Spain declares war on England.
1805
Battle of Trafalgar, Nelson's great victory and death.
1805
The Union Hotel built, along with a series of terraces built by Wigan businessmen along Lords Street, Wellington Terrace.  
1807
MP William Roscoe votes to back the abolishment of slavery in the British Empire, and on his return to Liverpool is met with violence. Most of the people of Liverpool seeing the abolishment of slavery as an end to their happy and profitable existence.
1811
The newspaper Liverpool Mercury founded and is thought to be the 1st full newspaper to be printed in the area.
1813
First public sculpture erected, and it's Nelson's Monument.
1813
The 1st private school opens in what was then known as 'South-Port'.
1815
Battle of Waterloo.  
1816
Southport Marine Fund was organised in this year to reward those fishermen that put their lives at risk to rescue others on the sea. There is some evidence that something similar was in use prior to this date as it was sold to set up this fund.   
1818
Liverpool Tower used as a prison and held many French prisoners.
1821
Key buildings are constructed and opened in Southport.  In this year the 1st church in Southport built on land donated by Robert Hesketh and named Christ Church.  Later that year the Hesketh Arms, followed by the Scarisbrick Arms where built and opened to the public.
1823
Independent chapel built on Eastbank Lane, on a plot again given by Robert Hesketh.
1823
The newspapers Liverpool Times & Billinge's Advertiser and Liverpool Saturday Advertiser were both founded within this year.
1824
Jesse Hartley who was appointed Surveyor of Liverpool Docks  
1824
Other amenities to be found in the growing hamlet of South-Port were:- a billiard room, sea bathing facilities, makeshift theatre, Post Office, and wine repositories.
1824
Peter Hesketh Fleetwood inherits the estates that Southport covers.
1824
Liverpool Tower pulled down.
1825
Liverpool had 1.2 million tons passing through the port. 
1825
The newspaper Liverpool Commercial Chronicle was founded in this year.
1826
A survey of occupations in the hamlet of South-Port lists 59 out of the 107 householders as receiving visitors to the sea-bathing facilities around the area.  A survey of schools in South-Port reports that there are 6 of them in the area. 
1826
The Rectory was built in Southport.
1826
The newspapers Gore's General Advertiser and Liverpool Daily Courier founded.
1827
Perch Rock Battery was built to defend the entrance to the Mersey and consequentially the City.  The Fort could hold up to 100 men, it had 18 guns, with 16, 32 pounders and was built from red sandstone. The Fort's designed by a Captain John Sikes Kitson of the Royal Engineers.

 

1827
Perch Rock Lighthouse foundation stone was laid on the 8 June.
1827
The newspaper Liverpool Weekly Albion founded.  
1828
The newspaper Liverpool Mercantile Advertiser/Gazette founded.
1829
A news assembly room built on the corner of London Street and Lords Street in Southport
1829
James Maury, the 1st Consul for the United States of America, who was based at the Liverpool - Paradise Street Consulate was removed from office by President Andrew Jackson.
1829
The Flying Dutchman runs on the Southport beach, appears this is a giant Sand-yacht which people paid to ride in, it travelled at great speed.
1829
Metropolitan Police founded in London.  

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