January 29th

On 29th January 1505, Richard Naperton, labourer, of Goodmanham, claimed sanctuary at the church of St John, Beverley, for debt.

On 29th January 1885, William Barlow, 15, cook, was lost overboard from Hull trawler Only Son in the North Sea.

On 29th January 1916, Sir Clements Robert Markham KCB, FRS of Stillingfleet died aged 85. Born in Stillingfleet, he became a Navy officer, explorer and geographer, Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, organiser of Scott’s 1901-4 National Antarctic Expedition, author, and organiser of the 1860 expedition to collect cinchona for quinine.

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