November 2nd

On 2nd November 1304, Lord Walter de Fauconberg, first Baron Fauconberg, of Rise, died aged about 80 at Rise (or Withernwick) and was buried at Nunkeeling. He had a long military career, and supported Simon de Montfort in his rebellion against King Henry III, for which he lost his lands for several years to Robert Bruce, but redeemed them in 1268.  Married Agnes de Brus.

On 2nd November 1595, John Thorgey left 5s per year for ever, to be distributed by Patrington church wardens to the poor. photo shows Patrington church

On 2nd November 1988, one of the worst industrial fires in Hull killed employee Jennifer Powley, 17, and left Janine Gilfillan with serious burns when a fire led to explosions and evacuation of nearby houses.

Pat church

October 30th

de Ros arms

On 30th October 1472, an inquisition post mortem was called to verify the date of birth of Eleanor de Roos, of Breighton, daughter of Sir Robert Roos, in relation to inherited lands. George Layburn confirmed that she was born 55 years earlier, on 30thSeptember, a date he remembered because on the day of her birth one John Forder, fisherman, at Bryghton, in the water of Derwent, netted a big fish, of great length, with a head like a dog’s. 

On 30th October 1833, John Brown, 35, died in a field near Withernwick, during a prize fight against William Hackney, oyster vendor of Hull.  Brown, 18 lbs lighter than Hackney and 11 years older, fell after 1 hour and 36 minutes, in the 65thround, before 4p.m., and died at 10p.m. Hackney, his second Thomas Wilkinson, and Brown’s second, William Thompson, were found guilty at the inquest of wilful murder. A court had earlier found Thompson not guilty, and Hackney and Wilkinson guilty of manslaughter, and both were sentenced to 4 month’s hard labour at Beverley House of Correction.

On 30th October 2017, the Trustees of the Nafferton Feoffees Charities Trust submitted their annual report on a charity which originated with a bequest to the local poor from Thomas Robinson in 1698, and continued since that time, with additional bequests as recent as 1950.



wm le grosOn 20th August 1179, William le Gros, Count of Aumale, Lord of Holderness, died aged 64 after 50 years as Count. As Earl of York, the most powerful man in the north of England during the Anarchy, a soldier, and founder of religious houses, including Meaux Abbey, and Newton Grange leper hospital.

On 20th August 1526, John Dove, a labourer from Burstwick, and William Bayne, a tallow chandler from Withernwick, separately arrived and claimed sanctuary at the church of St John, Beverley, for debt. On a busy day at the sanctuary, a 3rddebtor arrived from Wakefield.

On 20th August 1535, Richard Browne, vicar of North Cave, confessed to heresy by preaching Lutheranism; he was absolved, after suspension for 2 months.