1066 - 1699

Bradford Timeline

1800 - 1849

1700
Local    
National   Eddystone Lighthouse completed {1703} 
International    

1701
Local    
National Seed drill - Jethro Tull  Captain Kidd hanged for piracy (23/2)
International Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut founded   

1702
Local Tong Hall  
National Queen Anne {until 1714} The Daily Courant - first daily paper in London (11/3) [Flickr]
International    

1703
Local    
National Port becomes popular in England   
International St Petersburg foundations laid  Delaware becomes a separate colony 

1704
Local West Riding Register of Deeds, Wakefield opened   
National    
International Battle of Blenheim  Boston New-Letter - first newspaper in America 

1705
Local Manor Hall, Kirkgate {18?}  First postmaster appointed (part-time) 
National Edmund Halley announces discovery of a Comet  Blenheim Palace 
International    

1706
Local    
National Riots in Scotland over proposed Union  Sun Fire Office founded in London 
International    

1707
Local Esholt Hall  Baptist group formed at Heaton 
National Act of Union - England and Scotland  (1/5)
Charles Wesley born (18/12)
Counting pulse beats - John Floyer
 
International    

1708
Local    
National Steam Pump - Thomas Newcomen   
International British capture Minorca   

1709
Local Moor House Farmhouse, Allerton Road   
National Coke used for smelting iron - Abraham Darby  
International Pianoforte - Bartolomeo Cristofori   

1710
Local Haigh Hall, Grengates   
National First Copyright Act   
International Prussian Blue dye  Napoleon and Josephine divorced (9/1) [Flickr]

1711
Local Heaton Baptist Chapel {?}   
National London Academy of Arts  Tuning Fork - John Shore
International    

1712
Local    
National Last execution for witchcraft in England  Stamp Act 
International    

1713
Local Eccleshill Hall  18 "gentlemen" made freemasons 
National    
International War with France ended   

1714
Local    
National King George I {until 1727}  Mercury thermometer - DG Fahrenheit 
International    

1715
Local Parish Church bells recast   
National Jacobite rebellion
Folding umbrella patented 
Water tight suit for diving - John Lethbridge
 
International Martell - cognac   

1716
Local    
National    
International    

1717
Local Upper Chapel, Idle   
National    
International    

1718
Local    
National    
International    

1719
Local    
National Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe  
International    

1720
Local    
National    
International Jack "Calico Jack" Rackham (pirate) was hanged   

1721
Local    
National PM - Sir Robert Walpole - Whig {1742}   
International    

1722
Local    
National Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe   
International    

1723
Local Beckfoot Bridge, Bingley [stone]   
National Sir Christopher Wren died (25/2) [Flickr]  
International    

1724
Local    
National    
International Remy Martin - cognac   

1725
Local    
National    
International Giacomo Casanova born (5/4)   

1726
Local    
National Gullivers Travels - Jonathan Swift   
International    

1727
Local St James Church, Tong   
National King George II {until 1760}   
International    

1728
Local    
National James Cook born   
International    

1729
Local    
National    
International    

1730
Local    
National Stock Exchange quotations - Daily Advertiser, London   
International    

1731
Local    
National Daniel Defoe died (24/4) [Flickr]  
International    

1732
Local    
National Sir Richard Arkwright born  John Gay died (4/12) [Flickr]
International    

1733
Local    
National Flying shuttle - John Kay   
International    

1734
Local    
National    
International    

1735
Local    
National    
International    

1736
Local    
National James Watt born  Rubber from India introduced to Europe 
International    

1737
Local    
National    
International    

1738
Local Bradford Workhouse, Barkerend  
National    
International    

1739
Local    
National Dick Turpin hanged at York (7/4)   
International War of Jenkin's Ear - Spain {1748}   

1740
Local First attempt at water supply   
National    
International    

1741
Local    
National    
International    

1742
Local Abraham Sharp (Mathematician/Astronomer died (18/7) [External link]  
National PM - Earl of Wilmington - Whig {1743}   
International    

1743
Local Edmund Cartwright born   
National PM - Henry Pelham - Whig {1754}  First performance of The Messiah by Handel (22/3)
International Fire extinguisher invented   

1744
Local Methodist society formed
Rev John Wesley visited 
Waterworks company founded
 
National    
International    

1745
Local Rev John Wesley preached at Horton and Bradford (25/4)   
National '45 Rebellion - Charles Edward Stuart  Jonathan Swift died 
International    

1746
Local John Wesley made his third visit (24/1)   
National Battle of Culloden   
International    

1747
Local First Wesleyan society formed  
National Last judicial beheading - Lord Lovat (9/4)  
International    

1748
Local    
National    
International    

1749
Local    
National Charcoal used to smelt iron   
International    

1750
Local Leathers Chemicals, Canal Road {1972}  
National    
International    

1751
Local    
National    
International    

1752
Local Bowling Tide holiday instituted  "Whiitle & Steel" public house, Town End, Clayton 
National Franklin discovers electricity  Gregorian calendar adopted (14/9) 
International    

1753
Local Bingley Market Hall & Butter Cross  First record of Catholics since 1535 
National    
International    

1754
Local    
National PM - Duke of Newcastle - Whig {1756}   
International    

1755
Local Colne to Bradford turnpike   
National Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language (15/4)  
International    

1756
Local First Sunday School - Feversham Street   
National PM - Duke of Devonshire - Whig {1757}   
International Seven Years War  - India   

1757
Local    
National PM - Duke of Newcastle - Whig {1762}   
International    

1758
Local    
National Guinness Brewery   
International    

1759
Local    
National British Museum, Montague House, London opened  (15/1) Venetian Blinds patented Edward Beran, London 
International Quebec surrendered to the British (18/9)   

1760
Local First Bradford Bank established   
National King George III {until 1820}  First hanging at Tyburn - Lord Ferrers (5/5)
International    

1761
Local    
National Duke of Bridgewater's canal   
International    

1762
Local    
National PM - Eral of Bute - Tory {1763}   
International    

1763
Local    
National PM - George Grenville - Whig {1765}  Pit ponies used in mines 
International    

1764
Local John Hustler proposed Leeds-Liverpool Canal   
National Spinning Jenny - Thomas Highs   
International    

1765
Local Octagon Wesleyan Chapel  Arkwrights Spinning Jenny first used 
National PM - Marquess of Rockingham - Whig {66}    
International Hennessy - cognac   

1766
Local St Johns Church, Bierley  Leeds-Liverpool Canal - 1st meeting of promoters 
National PM - Earl of Chatham - Whig {1767}   
International    

1767
Local    
National PM - Duke of Grafton - Whig {1770}  Iron rails used in coal mines 
International    

1768
Local Leeds Liverpool Canal surveyed   
National Spinning Frame - Richard Arkwright 
First modern circus (6/4)
Steam engine patented by James Watt 
 
International Encyclopaedia Britannia   

1769
Local Piece Hall  Bishop Blaize Festival (1st) 
National Pomfret Cake  (Pontefract) Marc Isambard Brunel born (25/4)
International First circus   

1770
Local Myrtle Grove (Town Hall), Bingley  Act for construction of Leeds Liverpool Canal 
National PM - Lord North - Tory {1782}  William Wordsworth born (7/4) 
International Captain Cook discovered Australia  Pencil eraser invented 

1771
Local Act for construction of Bradford Canal Thornton - commons & waste land enclosed 
National First modern textile factory - Derbyshire   
International    

1772
Local    
National Manchester to Liverpool canal   
International    

1773
Local Leeds Liverpool Canal - Skipton to Bingley
Piece Hall, Kirkgate (2/8){186?}
Bradford Subscription Library formed (27/10)
Bradford Canal Navigation (22/3)
First Canal Company formed
First Sunday School opened
Bradford Canal? opened (27/10) 
 
National    
International Boston Tea Party (16/12)  Captain Cook meets King of Tonga 

1774
Local Bradford Canal opened
Leeds Liverpool Canal : Skipton to Thackley (21/3)
Bradford Library & Literary society formed
Bingley Five Rise Locks (21/3)
National    
International    

1775
Local Great flood (20/10)
First recorded importation of wool 
Leeds - White Cloth Hall
Map of part of Yorkshire [Flickr]
National First Building Society - Ketley & Birmingham
Arkwrights water powered spinning frame 
Jane Austen Born
 
International American War of Independence {1783}  "Boston Tea Party" (16/12)

1776
Local Several collieries were being worked   
National    
International USA - Declaration of Independence   

1777
Local Leeds Liverpool Canal - Thackley to Leeds  Rev Patrick Bronte born (17/3) 
National Bass Brewery   
International Battle of Princeton - American War of Independence (3/1)  

1778
Local Bowling Iron Co founded   
National William Pitt the Elder died (11/5)  
International    

1779
Local Court of Requests - recovery of debts  Halifax - Piece Hall 
National Spinning Mule - James Crompton
Captain James Cook killed in Hawaii (14/2)
Iron Bridge over River Severn - Darby
 
International    

1780
Local    
National Duplicating machine patented - James Watt
"Willow pattern" design on pottery
British Gazette and Sunday Monitor - first Sunday newspaper (27/3)
International    

1781
Local Population 4,700 (estimate)
Luddite rioting - against the use of steam power 
Chapel, Little Horton Lane
Bradford Bank collapsed 
National Rotary steam engine - Boulton & Watt  British surrendered at Yorktown, USA (19/10) 
International Planet Uranus discovered (13/3)   

1782
Local Westgate Baptist Chapel (23/3)  Market building erected - not used until 1801 
National PM - Earl of Shelburne - Whig {1783}  Battle of The Saintes - American War of Independence
International    

1783
Local    
National PM - Duke of Portland - Coalition {1783}
PM - William Pitt - Tory {1801} 
"Puddling" process - wrought iron
 
International    

1784
Local Bowling Ironworks Company formed   
National Lord Palmerstone born  Methodist Church - John Wesley 
International    

1785
Local Parish Church - South gallery
First book printed in Bradford 
Shelf Chapel
 
National The Daily Universal Register (1/1) [Flickr]  
International    

1786
Local Organ installed in Parish Church  96 Main Street, Wilsden 
National First potato arrived in England - Sir Thomas Harriot  
International Ice cream manufactured commercially (New York)  

1787
Local    
National First convicts sent to Australia (13/5)  
International    

1788
Local Low Moor Iron Co Ltd  founded St John's Church, Rooley Lane (John Carr of York) 
National Sir Robert Peel born
Steam Engine - James Watt 
Death of Thomas Gainsborough (2/8) [Flickr]
The Times  (1/1) [Flickr]
British Fleet sail into Port Jackson (Sidney Harbour) (26/1) [Flickr]
 
International Sheep imported into Australia   

1789
Local Bowling Iron Company established   
National Richard Oastler born   
International USA - George Washington - 1st president (30/4)
Mutiny on the Bounty (28/4) 
James Fenimore Cooper born (15/9)
National elections in the USA
Storming of the Bastille (14/7) [Flickr]

1790
Local Waterworks Company incorporated
6/8 Holroyd Hill, Wibsey 
First Spinning Jenny in Bradford
 
National Dr Joseph Guillotine demonstrated   Adam Smith died (19/7) [Flickr]
International Shoelace invented  Benjamin Franklin died (17/4) [Flickr]

1791
Local    
National Rev John Wesley died (2/3)   
International Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died (5/12) [Flickr]  

1792
Local Bradford Directory published
Worsted spinning by water power commenced 
Hewenden Mill, Wilsden
 
National Sir Richard Arkwright died (3/8) [Flickr] Pall Mall, London lit by gas lights 
International Napoleonic Wars {1815}
White House, Washington DC - foundation stone (13/10) 
France approved use of guillotine
 

1793
Local Luddites stopped first attempt at steam power
First spinning factory 
Lee Farm, Wilsden [rebuilt]
 
National Friendly Societies Act   
International USA - George Washington  King Louis XVI guillotined (21/1) 

1794
Local Hand spinning frame introduced - Paper Hall  
National Cotton Gin patented by Eli Whitney  
International    

1795
Local Independent Chapel, Wilsden  Great flood (8/2) 
National Josiah Wedgwood died (3/1) [Flickr]  
International    

1796
Local Kipping House, Thornton   
National Smallpox vaccine - Edward Jenner  Robert Burns died (21/7) [Flickr]
International Napoleon married Josephine (9/3)   

1797
Local Population 5,000 [estimate]   
National One pound note issued (26/2)
Admiral Nelson - arm amputated 
Beer pump invented - Joseph Bramah
 
International USA - John Adams
First parachute jump - Andre-Jacques Garnerin (22/10) [Flickr]
Recipe for absinthe purchased by Mr Pernod
 

1798
Local First steam powered worsted mill  Luddite rioting against steam power
National    
International    

1799
Local "Charleys" - watchmen appointed  First castings at Low Moor 
National Nirous oxide used as anaesthetic - Davy  Income Tax introduced (6/1) [Flickr]
International    

1066 - 1699

Bradford Timeline

1800 - 1849