On 22nd January 1430, Katherine Brigham of Ganstead died at Preston aged 6 months. She had been sent by her family to a wet nurse with the Twyer family and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Hospital.
On 22nd January 1621, John Ramsay, a Scottish aristocrat, was created 1stand only Earl of Holderness by James I; he appears to have had no connection with Holderness.
On 22nd January 1643, Nicholas Osgodby, vicar of St Mary’s Beverley, left his post to join the Royalist army.
On 22nd January 1907, John (Jack) Symons died in Hull aged 83. He was the first Jew to hold public office in Hull; 1857 Guardian of the Poor, 1875 alderman, 1890 Sheriff; a local historian with many publications, including ‘Hullinia’ and ‘Kingstoniana’.