Rt Hon. The Most Revd and Rt Hon William Dawes PC 3rd Baronet
3rd Baronet Dawes of Putney (from 1690), Bishop of Chester (1708-1714), Archbishop of York (from 1714), and Privy Counsellor (from 1714)
Commemorated on 1 plaque
St. Ann's Square, originally called Acres Field on which every St. Michael's Day, a Fair was held from the days of Henry III in 1227. In 1709 Lady Ann Bland laid the foundation stone of this Church. In 1712 the Church was consecrated by the Right Rev Sir William Dawes, Bishop of Chester. In 1738 John Wesley preached here. In 1745 Charles Edward Stuart, the Pretender, rode into the Square. Here worshipped John Byrom, the author of Christians Awake.
St. Ann's Square, Manchester, United Kingdom where they was (1712)