On 18th September 1415, Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, died of disease at Harfleur during Henry V’s military campaign. (Dysentery was a frequent cause of death on military campaigns) He was succeeded by his son Michael, who died in battle at Agincourt.
On 18th September 1470, John de Ferriby in his will left 2 silver salt cellars to the parsons and vicars of Beverley, on condition that they pray every day for his soul.
On 18th September 1664, Theophilus Garlike was found by a Hull jury in the inquest into the death of Gervase Dighton to have killed him in a duel; both men were soldiers in Colonel Gilby’s Company (Dighton a corporal, Garlike a sergeant).
On 18th September 1789, George Thompson, BA, was ordained 27 years after serving as curate in Hollym, Withernsea, Sutton and Wawne, he finally became vicar of St Peter’s, Wawne. He brought in many changes to the music in the church, including the use of fiddles and a singing master to teach new hymns, possibly because of the advances the Methodists were making at this time.