January 21st

On 21st January 1516, William Wilbert, husbandman of Brantingham, claimed sanctuary at the church of St John, Beverley, for asportation, which usually referred to theft, in this case described as ‘a felony committed over a sheep’.

On 21st January 1585, William Roper, Hull market keeper, was ordered to inspect all fish landed by Flemings and ensure it was fit for human consumption before being sold in the market.

On 21st January 1795, Henry Wolsey Bayfield was born in Hull. He joined the Navy at age 10, advancing to the rank of admiral. He took part in surveying the Canadian lakes, and was a notable artist. He lived to the age of 90, and is considered a Canadian hero, with many places named for him. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGVmyGOjc04

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