August 18th

On 18th August 1522, Thomas Webster, a weaver from Lowthorpe, claimed sanctuary in St John’s Church, Beverley, for the death of Thomas Ayke of Littlebeck. On the same day, a 2nd man entered the sanctuary – John Thorp, a husbandman of Eastrington, for a felony.

On 18th August 1552, Church commissioners seized items of value from St Giles Church, Marfleet, no longer needed in plainer protestant services, including a silver chalice, brass candlesticks, bells and a brass holy water vat. Witnesses from the parish were Marmaduke Loickwos, Herry Birkett, Richard Walker, and Thomas Almonde.

On 18th August 1782, Rev George Lambert reported seeing a meteor or fireball pass over the town in the morning, which alarmed many people.

On 18th August 1808, Margaret Kissling, nee Moxon, was born in Sculcoates.  She married a Lutheran missionary, worked in Sierra Leone and settled in New Zealand as teacher and nurse. (d 20.9.1891)

On 18th August 1832, Charles Winn, Tory candidate, issued a poster to refute allegations that he supported slavery, during his General Election campaign.

On 18th August 1941, an air raid destroyed St Margaret’s Church, Hilston, the 3rdchurch on this site, its predecessor having been replaced in 1862 by Sir Tatton Sykes. The only remnant of the first church is its Norman doorway. The current church was consecrated in 1957, built by local architect Francis Johnson, and was listed in 2017.

 

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