On 5th November 1605, Sir Thomas Knyvet of Escrick, as Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King James I, he went to the House of Lords cellar to investigate a rumour and discovered Guy Fawkes and some gunpowder …
On 5th November 1740, Elizabeth Johnson’s charity distributed money to the 4 poorest families in Cherry Burton every year on this date. Daughter of Dr Hodgson Johnson, she left £40 to be invested, adding to the 40s left by her father 16 years before.
On 5th November 1804, 7 of the 8 crew of the Cecilia Margaretha of the Duchy of Holstein died when the ship was driven ashore at Mappleton and wrecked on a trip from Liepaja, Russia, to Lisbon. photo shows Mappleton today
On 5th November 1854, James Elliott, private in the Coldstream Guards, died aged 22 at the Battle of Inkerman, Crimea; his memorial in Hedon church was ‘erected … to commemorate the event and to show that Hedon contributed its unit in defence of the liberties of Europe’.