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The following events took place in 1777...


  • A pickpocket relieves a gentleman of nearly £100 at the Cloth Hall, Huddersfield.
  • George Armitage of Honley marries Miss Walker, only daughter of the late Joseph Walker of Lassil’s Hall, Kirkheaton.


  • 21st — A heavy rain storm on the border between Yorkshire and Lancashire leads to flooding. According to a newspaper report, "all the bridges, mills, houses, and barns betwixt Marsden and Lockwood, near Huddersfield, within reach of the water, were swept down". At Holmfirth, five corpses are washed from their graves and three men, "who had got upon a new bridge", were drowned when the bridge was swept away. Several other people were killed attempting to save their possessions.


  • A man was “handsomely tarred and feathered” at a Huddersfield public house for daring to utter support for the American Rebellion.
  • Thomas Drury, linen draper and haberdasher of Huddersfield, declared bankrupt.

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