October 30th

de Ros arms

On 30th October 1472, an inquisition post mortem was called to verify the date of birth of Eleanor de Roos, of Breighton, daughter of Sir Robert Roos, in relation to inherited lands. George Layburn confirmed that she was born 55 years earlier, on 30thSeptember, a date he remembered because on the day of her birth one John Forder, fisherman, at Bryghton, in the water of Derwent, netted a big fish, of great length, with a head like a dog’s. 

On 30th October 1833, John Brown, 35, died in a field near Withernwick, during a prize fight against William Hackney, oyster vendor of Hull.  Brown, 18 lbs lighter than Hackney and 11 years older, fell after 1 hour and 36 minutes, in the 65thround, before 4p.m., and died at 10p.m. Hackney, his second Thomas Wilkinson, and Brown’s second, William Thompson, were found guilty at the inquest of wilful murder. A court had earlier found Thompson not guilty, and Hackney and Wilkinson guilty of manslaughter, and both were sentenced to 4 month’s hard labour at Beverley House of Correction.

On 30th October 2017, the Trustees of the Nafferton Feoffees Charities Trust submitted their annual report on a charity which originated with a bequest to the local poor from Thomas Robinson in 1698, and continued since that time, with additional bequests as recent as 1950.


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