September 26th

On 26th September 1480, Elizabeth Beauwmont, gentlewoman of Hedon, and Robert Beauwmont, clerk of Almondbury, sought sanctuary in the church of St John, Beverley,  for the death of Thomas Aldirlay of Almondbury, killed by them on 5 Oct 1479. (We do not know the relationship between the 2 )

On 26th September 1643, Col Oliver Cromwell and Lord Willoughby crossed the Humber to view the defence of Hull for themselves, and took some of the cavalry back with them, horses being of limited use in the besieged town.

On 26th September 1649, Marmaduke Richardson of Pocklington was hanged at York Castle for praying publicly before his sermon for Charles II, King of Scotland and heir apparent. (Prince of Wales).

On 26th September 1794, John Magnus, a Dane, was buried at Blacktoft after drowning in the Humber and washing up at Thornton Land.

On 26th September 1917, L/Cpl Thomas Edgar Borrill, 20, former Reckitt’s employee,  died on active service with the Sherwood Foresters. He has no known grave.

Oliver Cromwell

 

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