On 16th June 1487, John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln, died aged 22 (or 25), in the Battle of Stoke (near Newark) fighting against Henry VII, attempting to place Lambert Simnel on the English throne.
On 16th June 1793, the 42nd Regiment of Highlanders in Hull and 200 soldiers were sent to service at Fish Street Congregational Chapel.
On 16th June 1872, Sarah Stickney Ellis died aged 73. A Quaker turned Congregationalist, she was a prolific author, and advocate of women’s education. (Born 1799 at Ridgmont, Burstwick)
On 16th June 2012, Hull-born Joe Longthorne, a singer of Romani heritage, was awarded an MBE for services to charity. (b31.5.1955)
On 15th June 1795, Hull Trinity House agreed to give £100 to the Mayor’s fund to buy corn and resell it to the poor at a discount, as war was causing food scarcities.
On 15th June 1911, due to financial difficulties, the Smith (Smijth) family put the whole of the Windham Estate at Wawne up for auction over 2 days. This included 12 farms, smallholdings, rows of cottages, the Ferry, the pub, post office, grocer’s, tailor’s, the school. Almost the whole village had to find new tenancies. The estate had been in the hands of the Ashe family and their successors since the 17thC.
On 3rd June 1642, a few weeks after being refused entry into Hull, King Charles I called a meeting of the Yorkshire gentry at Heworth Moor, near York, and 70,000 attended. 200 young men volunteered to form a bodyguard for the King. The 2 Hilyard brothers of Winestead, Henry and Robert, attended, and volunteered. Many other ER people must also have attended.
On 3rd June 1717, Thomas Watson died aged 80. Born in Hull, he was created Bishop of St David’s, and in 1707 built almshouses in North Church Side. Supported James II in 1688. He lost his ecclesiastical offices in 1699 for selling church property or offices, and reputedly died a rich man. (b 1.3.1637) The picture shows the almshouses.
On 3rd June 1801, when their husbands were killed by the Danes in a military engagement off Copenhagen, the widows of Matthew Cobb and James Davis, Humber pilots, were given financial support by Hull Trinity House at 10s 6d per week, 6 weeks and 4 weeks respectively.