November 1st

On 1st November 1151, Adam, a monk from Fountains Abbey, is reported to have led a colony from the older abbey to found the new house of Meaux Abbey.

On 1st November 1831, the Scholfield and Clough Bank was the first bank in Howden declared bankrupt after 14 years. Partner Barnard Clarkson had to sell estates in Kirkham Abbey, Holme on Spalding Moor and Foggathorpe.

On 1st November 1834, Beverley youths lit a bonfire early, rolled lit tar barrels and threw fireballs into shops in Beverley marketplace.

On 1st November 1902, Major E.S.E. Harrison, aged 38, Adjutant, 11thHussars (of the Broadley Harrison family of Welton House) died from a fall during a polo match at Ghezireh, Egypt. He served with distinction in the Boer War (DSO) and bequeathed to the Regiment the Bhurtpoor Sword, now in the Royal Hussars Museum, Winchester.

Major ESE Harrison

October 28th

 

 

charterhouse.JPGOn 28th October 1451, the Mayor and town of Hull and the Prior and Convent of the Charterhouse reached agreement on 8 areas of dispute between them, chiefly relating to ownership of land and streets between the town walls and the Charterhouse, including the Trippett and the northern part of Pole Street, the rent due for them, and garden fences of the Charterhouse encroaching on the public highway.

On 28th October 1510, William Sedyngton of Flambrough claimed sanctuary at the church of St John, Beverley, for debt.

On 28th October 1880, during a storm, the Saffron, Jabez, and Earl of Derby separately crashed into the piers at Withernsea and Hornsea, 2 at Withernsea and 1 at Hornsea; both piers were substantially damaged. The Hornsea pier had only opened 5 months before, and was completely demolished in 1897. The Withernsea pier had been open 2 years, and was to have several more ships crash into it before being demolished, apart from the 2 remaining towers.

On 28th October 1910, the Aldbrough Rocket Brigade rescued the crew of the trawler Castor of Grimsby, which ran aground on Aldbrough beach, whilst the Hornsea Lifeboat crew took an hour against high winds to row to the site. Later the Secretary of the Hornsea branch of the RNLI said that Hornsea did not have strong men like they had in Bridlington and it was the worst place on the coast to get a lifeboat.

September 24th

On 24th September 1298, an inquisition was held by the Court of Chancery into Sir Osbert de Spaldington’s goods and lands, which were taken by the king. As recently as 1296, Edward had made him Governor of Berwick, when he received Robert the Bruce and imprisoned Sir William Douglas. It is not known what the allegations against him were, and he recovered most of his land by 1300, after living on the generosity of others in the meantime.

On 24th September 1401, Pope Boniface IX declared John of Bridlington a saint. John was born in Thwing, had been the Prior of Bridlington and died of the plague in 1379, aged 59. 15 miracles are recorded during his life, and 12 after his death, including saving the lives of 5 Hartlepool fishermen caught in a storm. photo shows Brid Priory church

On 24th September 1678, the wife of Thomas Richardson of Wyton died and was buried in the Quaker cemetery in Sutton.

On 24th September 1779, Lord Rockingham, High Steward of Hull, chaired a public meeting in Hull Town Hall at which it was decided that 20 18-lb guns and military equipment due to be sent to Woolwich should be used instead to defend Hull from the threat of American attack. A few days later, the threat reduced when the Americans sailed for Holland.

On 24th September 1830, Hull gunsmith Thomas Rosindale was convicted of vagrancy, having been found in the kitchen of the dwelling house of Charles Frost of Albion St. He was sent to Sculcoates House of Correction for 1 month’s hard labour.

On 24th September 1832, Mr J. Dunn caught a 17lb trout near Driffield.

 

Brid Priory church

September 19th

On 19th September 1069, Northumbrians (incl Morcar and Edwin) with help of Danes besieged York and took Sir Wm Mallet hostage; in retaliation, William razed York to the ground and began the Harrying of the North. In effect, this was ethnic cleansing; some villages in the East Riding were still worth a fraction of their value 20 years later, or simply described as ‘waste’.

On 19th September 1532, William Orrell, a gentleman from Hull, was recorded as having been in the sanctuary of Westminster Abbey for about a year.  He had confessed to murdering Hull merchant John Lownde and was involved in complex legal questions as to whether he was an outlaw or not. He lobbied the King for restoration of his properties and positions, and by the 1540s was described as a gentleman of the King’s household.

On 19th September 1576, orders were given by Mayor and aldermen in York that the  house and shop of Gregory Burgess, physician & apothecary, should be shut up, probably because he had moved to Hull the previous year to treat people suffering from plague; and that he should be banned from entering York until further orders.

On 19th September 1674, bricklayer/builder William Catlyn, was elected Sheriff of Hull, but petitioned the town, pleading that his work took him to Lincolnshire, and he was unable to carry out the post. His petition seems to have succeeded, but he eventually became sheriff in 1683. Catlyn was responsible for building Wilberforce House, Crowle House, the Charterhouse and Master’s House (1628-1709). Brother of John Catlyn, Master of Hull Grammar School. photo shows Crowle House

On 19th September 1935, Herbert Morrison MP, and later High Steward of Hull, officially opened Queens Gardens, formed after the Queen’s Dock was closed in 1930. On the same day, the Wilberforce Monument, which had been moved from Monument Bridge, was rededicated by Wilberforce’s great granddaughter, Mrs Arnold Reckitt (nee Ann Barbara Wilberforce). Another relative of Morrison’s, Lord Peter Mandelson, later became High Steward of Hull.Crowle House

September 15th

On 15th September 1415, Henry V issued a General Pardon to the Mayor and town of Hull.  It is not clear for what they were being pardoned, though it may have been a general relaxation of taxes in gratitude for providing soldiers – or ships – after his success at Agincourt.

On 15th September 1561, William Calverde rented from Hull Corporation land called Hurne Close in Myton, with the right to pasture 20 sheep in the Common Carr of Myton.

On 15th September 1636, Hull Corporation was warned to prevent seamen arriving from ports infected with plague from coming ashore. Hull was in the midst of a serious 3-year outbreak which began in 1635.

On 15th September 1636, James II turned out of office 11 of the 13 elected Hull aldermen, the Mayor, High Steward, Recorder and Town Clerk, and replaced them with his own choice. This put Marmaduke Lord Langdale, in the powerful position of Governor of the garrison and Recorder, backed by 1199 soldiers, billeted on the residents. In December that year, Langdale was himself ejected.

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On 15th September 1864, Crown Prince Umberto of Italy stayed overnight at the Beverley Arms, after attending the St Leger at Doncaster, and left to visit James Hall’s stud at Scorborough.

On 15th September 1948, Mr J.H. Wilson, 33, labourer-driver, employed by East Riding  Agricultural Committee, was badly injured when he drove a lorry across a temporary rail crossing at Garton on the Wolds. The lorry was wrecked by a train, killing 3 Polish and Hungarian workers, and injuring another 4. The workers were people displaced by WW2, who were travelling to a Garton farm to help with the harvest. An enquiry recommended steps to improve the crossing.

August 31st

On 31st August 1292, King Edward I stayed at Kilham, on his return from Scotland, where he judged on the claims of Robert the Bruce and John Balliol for the crown, he also made several other stops in East Yorkshire.

On 31st August 1516,  Robert Chorkyls, husbandman, of Wyton, claimed sanctuary at the church of St John, Beverley, for the murder of John Rotheram.

On 31st August 1579, Howden records state that 158 people died in the previous 5 months, at least 110 above the average, due to plague. The city of York forbade anyone from Howden or Snaith from entering the city.

On 31st August 1941, Minnie Leveson, nurse, aged 20, was killed by an air-raid on her home in Willerby; she is buried in De la Pole Hospital cemetery.

On 31st August 1943, 15 Wellington bombers took off from RAF Leconfield and 2 of them collided over Goole, killing both crews and 2 residents of North Street.

On 31st August 1946, Hull Lord Mayor Herbert Harrison officially opened Hull City AFC’s new stadium, Boothferry Park. The crowd of 25,586 were entertained by the band of the 2ndBattalion East Yorkshire Regiment. The match was against Lincoln City, the result 0-0.

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August 12th

On 12th August 1349, the Meaux Abbot and 5 monks died of the Black Death; more were to die – only 10 of the 50 in the community survived. Afterwards, their serfs at Wawne went on strike, and the monks imprisoned them.

On 12th August 1536, North Ferriby Priory was dissolved (Prior and 8 monks, and 34 servants homeless and jobless); the first wave of Henry VIII closures followed an enquiry which found that the prior together with 2 of his canons had allegedly been guilty of fornication and 4 canons of abusing themselves.

On 12th August 1646, Robert Leedes of Molescroft swore an oath in support of Parliament. Having been a supporter of King Charles I, he was considered ‘delinquent’. As well as the oath, he was fined for lands and money worth £90.

On 12th August 1895,  Isaac Leggott, water bailiff, died instantly when a shell exploded at Alexandra Dock, Hull. It was thought to be an unexploded artillery shell, and Leggott had removed the fuse, prior to throwing it in the water. Henry Cook, dock gate man, was also seriously injured.

On 12th August 1987, Ismail Sowan, Hull College researcher, was arrested when police searched his flat in Westbourne Avenue in connection with the death of Palestinian cartoonist Naji al-Ali.  They found assault rifles, bomb-making equipment, explosive and grenades. Sowan, a Mossad agent, was arrested, imprisoned and deported.

 

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