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The following events took place in 1766...


  • Mary Dalton of Longwood and Mary Hoyle of Huddersfield are found guilty of "embezzling combed wool" and "reeling false and short yarn" respectively. Along with others, they are convicted for 14 days at the House of Correction, followed by a public whipping.


  • The Rev. Furley, "Curate of Slaighwaite" (Slaithwaite), takes up the Rectory of Roach in Cornwall.


  • Several newspapers report that Sir John Ramsden's Cloth Hall has opened in Huddersfield, with one reporting that "it is imagined it will contain two thousand clothiers".

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