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1789

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The following events took place in 1789...

February

  • Matthew Hirst, clothier of Upperthong, declared bankrupt.

August

  • 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.

November

  • Thomas Varley, merchant of Lingards, declared bankrupt.

December

  • Sir John Lister Kaye of Denby Grange, near Huddersfield, found dead.

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