January 22nd

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’.


St Mary's Beverley

August 13th

On 13th August 1778, the first recorded cricket match in East Yorkshire took place in Wallingfen, near North Cave, on a Thursday, between a Beverley team and Howden. Howden won (74-138?) The prize was 50 guineas.

On 13th August 1782, James Norrington was killed in a chalk pit at Hutton. He worked for Miles Smith of the Sunderlandwick Estate, who owned the chalk pit in Balk Lane.

On 13th August 1881, Ye White Hart Companie, while renovating and altering the old building, made a number of finds: human bones and Elizabethan period tobacco pipes under the floor, and old swords and a ship’s chart under the roof. They were put in the possession of antiquarian Alderman Symons. The company also seems to be responsible for creating the myth that the Plotting Parlour was the place where it was agreed to exclude King Charles.

Old White Harte