October 13th

Wm Bradley

 

On 13th October 1593, Oswold Ridinge, Robert Greene, William Giltencrosse, Steven Gedney, and William Deane were all before Patrington Manor Court for making affray, upon each other, and upon Thomas Blenckarne, and drawing blood of Oswold Ridinge; fined 3 shillings and 4 pence.

On 13th October 1743, William Wilberfoss Smith III died aged 75 Wrightstown, Bucks County, Province of Pennsylvania, USA. Emigrated from Weighton, Yorkshire in 1684 as an indentured servant to William Penn, and in 1686 built a cabin which is considered to be the oldest continuously occupied home in the United States.

On 13th October 1799, Rev George Lambert was called to pray with a Hull woman who had been in labour for several days, and treated by 4 surgeons who could not deliver the baby. She died.

On 13th October 1815, William Bradley, the Yorkshire Giant,  printed handbills inviting visitors to see him at 15 Queen Street, Hull during Hull Fair for a shilling.

On 13th October 1857, John Johnson, chimney sweep, was fined £5 or 7 days in prison at Beverley Magistrates Court, for employing a boy of 13 to go up a chimney in the house of Wilberforce Herdsman. Employing under 21s as sweeps was not finally outlawed nationally until 1875. Legislation in 1840 set the minimum age at 16, but was rarely enforced.

On 13th October 1859, the Theatre Royal, Humber Street, Hull, burnt down just 10 days after re-opening following a fire in September.

On 13th October 1926, in a 2-day visit to Hull, HRH Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone of the Ferens Art Gallery, visited HERIB and other factories and institutions, and took a trip on the Humber in SS Brocklesby. At Craven Park, 10,000 schoolchildren sang for him. Crowds were estimated at 200,000. this interesting clip begins with a reference to the West Riding, but stick with it, Hull is definitely there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQhZrcaMUuo

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