The following events took place in 1789...
- Matthew Hirst, clothier of Upperthong, declared bankrupt.
- Whilst out on the moors, the gun bellowing to Mr. Newton of Holmfirth, gamekeeper to the Duke of Leeds, accidentally misfires and kills a young man.
- Thomas Varley, merchant of Lingards, declared bankrupt.
- Sir John Lister Kaye of Denby Grange, near Huddersfield, found dead.