September 5th

 

 

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Hull’s first blue plaque? On the wall of the Charterhouse.

On 5th September 1389, Sir Michael de la Pole died aged 59. 1stBaron de la Pole, later 1stEarl of Suffolk. Appointed English Lord Chancellor in 1383. He founded the Carthusian Monastery which became Hull Charterhouse. Disgraced, he fled to Paris in 1388.

On 5th September 1811, Benjamin Byron (or Byrom) MD died in Hull; as physician he had chambers at Mr Frith’s, plumber, Silver Street, where ‘consultations were free to the poor on Tuesdays and Fridays 10a.m. to 3p.m.’

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