History of East Riding

1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge

1399 Henry IV lands at Ravenspur

1454 Battle of Stamford Bridge

1471 Edward IV lands at Ravenspur

1557 Scarborough Castle Rebellion

1643 Trial and Execution of the Hothams

East Riding is in Yorkshire.

On 06 Feb 1400 Miles Stapleton 1365-1400 (35) died at East Riding.

Barmby, East Riding, Yorkshire

Ermine Street 2e Brough to York. Having crossed the Humber Estuary to Petuaria Ermine Street continues north past South Newbald, Shiptonthorpe, Barmby. Ermine Street then follows either, or both of two routes. The first, Kexby Bridge to Eboracum. The second route suggests Ermine Street may have continued to Durham via Wilberfoss, Stamford Bridge after whic it turned left for Eboracum.

Bridlington, East Riding, Yorkshire

Around 1134 Robert Scrope 1134- was born to Hugh Scrope 1103-1149 (31) at Bridlington.

Around 1267 William Constable 1205-1267 (62) died at Bridlington.

Scarborough Castle Rebellion

Diary of Henry Machyn July 1557. Apr 1557. The (blank) day of Aprell suffered dethe in [several] plases in the Northe for entrying in-to Sk[arborough] castyll, (for) the wyche at London master Thomas [Stafford] (24) was heddyd on Towre hylle; and at Tyborne John Procter aleas Wylliamsun, Wyllyam Stowe, John Bradford, and more in dyvers plases; [in York]shyre, John Wylborne, Clement Tyllyd, John Cawsewelle, and Robart Hunter, at York, [by the] dethe of hangyng, drahyns, and quarter[ing].
Item, at Skarborow suffered dethe master Thomas Sp .., John Adames, John Wattsun, skott, John .. a frencheman.
At Hulle, John Browne, Owyn Jones, suffered.
At Beverley, Hary Gardener and John Thomas suffered.
At Whyttby, Thomas Warden and John Deyctam, skott.
Att Malton [Note. Assumed to be Melton since in the East Riding like the other places mentioned rather than Mlaton in the North Riding.], Wyllyam Palmer, John Mortfurth, scott.
Att Flamborow, at Assyley, Thomas Wylkynsun.
At Byrlyngton, John Wallys.
At Awdborowre, Antony Persevall.
At Hornesey, Wylliam Wyllamsun.
At Pawlle in Holdernes, Roger Thomas.
At Hassylle, Roger Raynoldes.
At Alefax, Lawransse Alssope.
At Donkester, in Yorkeshyre, Thomas Jordayn.
At Howden, John Grey, skotte.
At Wakefeld, Robert Hawgatt, skott; and all thes for enteryng in Skarborow castylle.
.... es Stanley, of Le, in Essex.
Thomas Thorley, of Prykkyllwell, in Essex.
Hare Ramsey, of Amwell, in conte of Harford.

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Trial and Execution of the Hothams

Around Feb 1643, John Hotham 1610-1645 (33) was ready to switch to the Royalist side. He considered himself a better commander than Thomas Fairfax 3rd Lord Fairfax 1612-1671 (31) and resented being under his command. In February or March 1643, Hotham started negotiating with the William Cavendish 1st Duke Newcastle upon Tyne 1592-1676 (50), the Royalist commander in Yorkshire at Bridlington, supposedly about a prisoner exchange. In exchange for surrendering Hull and changing sides, Hotham demanded 20,000 pounds cash, the rank of viscount for his father and the rank of baron for himself.

In 1678 John Reresby 2nd Baronet 1634-1689 (43) was appointed Governor of Bridlington.

On 17 May 1698 John Major 1st Baronet 1698-1781 was born in Bridlington.

On 13 Oct 1832 Godfrey Bosville Macdonald 1775-1832 (56) died at Bridlington.

Brough, East Riding, Yorkshire

Ermine Street 2d Lincoln to Winterton. Ermine Street left Lincoln through Bailgate and travelled north past Fox Owmby, Caenby Corner, Hibaldstow Roman Fort, Appeby to Winteringham where a ferry across the Humber Estuary to Petuaria.

Ermine Street 2e Brough to York. Having crossed the Humber Estuary to Petuaria Ermine Street continues north past South Newbald, Shiptonthorpe, Barmby. Ermine Street then follows either, or both of two routes. The first, Kexby Bridge to Eboracum. The second route suggests Ermine Street may have continued to Durham via Wilberfoss, Stamford Bridge after whic it turned left for Eboracum.

Burnby, East Riding, Yorkshire

In 1510 John Constable 1510-1550 was born to Marmaduke Constable at Burnby.

Burton Agnes, East Riding, Yorkshire

Around 1116 Osmond Stuteville 1116-192 was born at Burton Agnes.

Around 1189 William Stuteville 1189-1259 was born to Robert Stuteville at Burton Agnes.

Catton, East Riding, Yorkshire

Catton Church Catton, East Riding, Yorkshire

Before 28 May 1365 Thomas Ughtred 1st Baron Ughtred 1292-1365 died. He was buried at Catton Church Catton. His son Thomas Ughtred 2nd Baron Ughtred 1325-1401 succeeded 2nd Baron Ughtred. Catherine Mauley Countess Suffolk 1330-1402 by marriage Countess Suffolk.

Driffield, East Riding, Yorkshire

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 700-749. 705. This year died Ealdferth, king of the Northumbrians, on the nineteenth day before the calends of January, at Driffield; and was succeeded by his son Osred (8). Bishop Saxulf also died the same year.

Everingham, East Riding, Yorkshire

Around 1460 Alice Southill 1460-1490 was born to Henry Southill 1448- (12) at Everingham.

Church of St Everild Everingham, East Riding, Yorkshire

On 04 Oct 1540 Barbara Sothill 1474-1540 (66) died. She was buried at Church of St Everild Everingham.

On 14 Sep 1545 Marmaduke Constable 1480-1545 (65) died. He was buried at Church of St Everild Everingham.

Garrowby, East Riding, Yorkshire

Times Newspaper Obituaries. 24 Dec 1959. From Our Correspondent STAMFORD BRIDGE, Dec. 23. The Earl of Halifax (78) died to-night at his home at Garrowby, near York. He was 78 and had been suffering from a chest complaint. Lord (53) and Baroness Feversham (49), Lord (47) and Lady Irwin (43), Lady Clarissa Duncombe (21), and Baroness Bingley were at Garrowby when he died. Baroness Feversham (49) said he had suffered from poor breathing for some time and that had been aggravated by a chest infection. Last July Lord Halifax broke his hip when walking in his garden and was flown to London for an operation at University College Hospital. He made a remarkable recovery from the accident. In September he and Lady Halifax celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The funeral will be in private. A memorial service and requiem will be held in York Minster next Monday at 11 a.m. The date of a service in London is to be announced later. Obituary on page 8. MR. SELWYN LLOYD'S TRIBUTE Mr. Selwyn Lloyd, Foreign Secretary, in a tribute to Lord Halifax last night, said: "He held high office, as Viceroy of India, Foreign Secretary, and finally as Ambassador to Washington. He adorned each of these offices with his integrity, his idealism, and his ability. He was a great public servant. He will be deeply mourned." WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. Mr. Douglas Dillon, the acting Secretary of State, to-night issued this statement: "The many Americans who knew Lord Halifax deeply regret his passing. He was ever a staunch friend of this country and during his years of public life contributed greatly to the strengthening of Anglo-American relations. He is particularly remembered for his dedicated service to the cause of humanity during the crucial war years as British Ambassador in Washington." Reuter.

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Goole, East Riding, Yorkshire

In 1226 Joan Bruce Baroness Mauley 1226-1243 was born to Peter Bruce 1185-1241 (41) and Hawise Lancaster -1226 at Goole.

The River Don rises at Dunford Bridge after which it flows broadly east through Penistone then south through Oughtibridge, Sheffield then east through Rotherham, past Conisburgh Castle, Doncaster and Stainforth before joining the River Ouse at Goole. Originally the River Don was a tributary of the River Trent forming the northern boundary of the Isle of Axholme but was re-engineered by Cornelius Vermuyden as the Dutch River in the 1620s.

Halsham, East Riding, Yorkshire

Around 1243 Simon Constable 1243-1294 was born to William Constable 1205-1267 (38) at Halsham.

In 1550 John Constable 1510-1550 (40) died at Halsham.

Holderness

Holme upon Spalding Moor, East Riding, Yorkshire

In 1376 Joan Zouche 1313-1376 (63) died at Holme upon Spalding Moor.

Howden, East Riding, Yorkshire

On 10 Aug 1349 John Fitzwilliam 1298-1349 (51) died at Howden.

On 22 Feb 1385 John Fitzwilliam 1328-1385 (57) died at Howden.

On 13 Nov 1440 Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (61) died at Howden. She was buried at Lincoln Cathedral.

In 1456 Joane Greystoke Baroness Darcy Knayth 1408-1456 (48) died at Howden.

Scarborough Castle Rebellion

Diary of Henry Machyn July 1557. Apr 1557. The (blank) day of Aprell suffered dethe in [several] plases in the Northe for entrying in-to Sk[arborough] castyll, (for) the wyche at London master Thomas [Stafford] (24) was heddyd on Towre hylle; and at Tyborne John Procter aleas Wylliamsun, Wyllyam Stowe, John Bradford, and more in dyvers plases; [in York]shyre, John Wylborne, Clement Tyllyd, John Cawsewelle, and Robart Hunter, at York, [by the] dethe of hangyng, drahyns, and quarter[ing].
Item, at Skarborow suffered dethe master Thomas Sp .., John Adames, John Wattsun, skott, John .. a frencheman.
At Hulle, John Browne, Owyn Jones, suffered.
At Beverley, Hary Gardener and John Thomas suffered.
At Whyttby, Thomas Warden and John Deyctam, skott.
Att Malton [Note. Assumed to be Melton since in the East Riding like the other places mentioned rather than Mlaton in the North Riding.], Wyllyam Palmer, John Mortfurth, scott.
Att Flamborow, at Assyley, Thomas Wylkynsun.
At Byrlyngton, John Wallys.
At Awdborowre, Antony Persevall.
At Hornesey, Wylliam Wyllamsun.
At Pawlle in Holdernes, Roger Thomas.
At Hassylle, Roger Raynoldes.
At Alefax, Lawransse Alssope.
At Donkester, in Yorkeshyre, Thomas Jordayn.
At Howden, John Grey, skotte.
At Wakefeld, Robert Hawgatt, skott; and all thes for enteryng in Skarborow castylle.
.... es Stanley, of Le, in Essex.
Thomas Thorley, of Prykkyllwell, in Essex.
Hare Ramsey, of Amwell, in conte of Harford.

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Howden Minster, East Riding, Yorkshire

After 1338. Howden Minster. Monument to Peter Saltmarsh 1280-1338. Early Medieval Period. Right Leg over Left.

Kexby Bridge, East Riding, Yorkshire

Ermine Street 2e Brough to York. Having crossed the Humber Estuary to Petuaria Ermine Street continues north past South Newbald, Shiptonthorpe, Barmby. Ermine Street then follows either, or both of two routes. The first, Kexby Bridge to Eboracum. The second route suggests Ermine Street may have continued to Durham via Wilberfoss, Stamford Bridge after whic it turned left for Eboracum.

Kingston upon Hull

Melton, East Riding, Yorkshire

Scarborough Castle Rebellion

Diary of Henry Machyn July 1557. Apr 1557. The (blank) day of Aprell suffered dethe in [several] plases in the Northe for entrying in-to Sk[arborough] castyll, (for) the wyche at London master Thomas [Stafford] (24) was heddyd on Towre hylle; and at Tyborne John Procter aleas Wylliamsun, Wyllyam Stowe, John Bradford, and more in dyvers plases; [in York]shyre, John Wylborne, Clement Tyllyd, John Cawsewelle, and Robart Hunter, at York, [by the] dethe of hangyng, drahyns, and quarter[ing].
Item, at Skarborow suffered dethe master Thomas Sp .., John Adames, John Wattsun, skott, John .. a frencheman.
At Hulle, John Browne, Owyn Jones, suffered.
At Beverley, Hary Gardener and John Thomas suffered.
At Whyttby, Thomas Warden and John Deyctam, skott.
Att Malton [Note. Assumed to be Melton since in the East Riding like the other places mentioned rather than Mlaton in the North Riding.], Wyllyam Palmer, John Mortfurth, scott.
Att Flamborow, at Assyley, Thomas Wylkynsun.
At Byrlyngton, John Wallys.
At Awdborowre, Antony Persevall.
At Hornesey, Wylliam Wyllamsun.
At Pawlle in Holdernes, Roger Thomas.
At Hassylle, Roger Raynoldes.
At Alefax, Lawransse Alssope.
At Donkester, in Yorkeshyre, Thomas Jordayn.
At Howden, John Grey, skotte.
At Wakefeld, Robert Hawgatt, skott; and all thes for enteryng in Skarborow castylle.
.... es Stanley, of Le, in Essex.
Thomas Thorley, of Prykkyllwell, in Essex.
Hare Ramsey, of Amwell, in conte of Harford.

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Danby Manor Melton, East Riding, Yorkshire

Around 1243 William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer Corby 1243-1304 was born at Danby Manor Melton.

Londesborough, East Riding, Yorkshire

In 1365 Margaret St John 1365-1407 was born to Edward St John 1330- (35) and Eustace Anastasia Aton -1387 at Londesborough.

In or before 1407 Henry Bromflete 1st Baron Vesci 1407-1469 was born to Thomas Bromflete and Margaret St John 1365-1407 (42) at Londesborough. His date of birth sometimes stated as around 1412. His mother, however, died in 1407 so his birth must have been in or before 1407.

Around 1434 Margaret Bromflete Baroness Clifford 1434-1493 was born to Henry Bromflete 1st Baron Vesci 1407-1469 (27) and Joan Holland Duchess York 1380-1434 (54) at Londesborough. She a great x 3 granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307.

On 16 Jan 1469 Henry Bromflete 1st Baron Vesci 1407-1469 (62) died at Londesborough without make issue. Baron Vesci 2C 1449 extinct.

On 12 Apr 1493 Margaret Bromflete Baroness Clifford 1434-1493 (59) died at Londesborough.

Ravenspur, East Riding, Yorkshire

Henry IV lands at Ravenspur

On 07 Jul 1399 Edmund of Langley (58) appointed William Scrope 1st Earl Wiltshire 1350-1399 (49), Henry Green 1347-1399 (52) and John Bussy Speaker of the House of Commons -1399 to protect Kent against invasion by Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (32).
After 07 Jul 1399 Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (32) landed at Ravenspur with Thomas Rempston -1406.

Edward IV lands at Ravenspur

On 14 Mar 1471 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (28) landed at Ravenspur with William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (40).

Scorborough, East Riding, Yorkshire

On 12 May 1615 Charles Hotham 1615-1672 was born to John Hotham 1st Baronet Hotham 1589-1645 (25) in Scorborough.

Shiptonthorpe, East Riding, Yorkshire

Ermine Street 2e Brough to York. Having crossed the Humber Estuary to Petuaria Ermine Street continues north past South Newbald, Shiptonthorpe, Barmby. Ermine Street then follows either, or both of two routes. The first, Kexby Bridge to Eboracum. The second route suggests Ermine Street may have continued to Durham via Wilberfoss, Stamford Bridge after whic it turned left for Eboracum.

Sledmere, East Riding, Yorkshire

Before 1714 Mark Kirkby acquired his Sledmere estates through twelve separate transactions.

Before 1714 Mark Kirkby died. He left his Sledmere estates to his sister Mary Kirkby 1681-1714 and her husband Richard Sykes 1706-1761.

In 1761 Richard Sykes 1706-1761 (55) died without issue. He left his Sledmere estates to his brother Mark Sykes 1st Baronet 1711-1783 (49).

Snape, East Riding, Yorkshire

Snape Hall, East Riding, Yorkshire

On 09 May 1514 John Dawnay of Cowick 1491-1553 (23) and Dorothy Neville 1496-1532 (18) were married at Snape Hall. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward III England.

South Dalton, East Riding, Yorkshire

St Mary's Church South Dalton, East Riding, Yorkshire

On 29 Sep 1689 John Hotham 2nd Baronet Hotham 1632-1689 (57) died. He was buried in St Mary's Church South Dalton. His son John Hotham 3rd Baronet Hotham 1655-1691 (34) succeeded 3rd Baronet Hotham of Scorborough in Yorkshire.

On 03 Nov 1795 Bishop John Hotham 9th Baronet 1736-1795 (59) died at Bath. He was buried at St Mary's Church South Dalton. His son Charles Hotham 10th Baronet 1766-1811 (29) succeeded 10th Baronet Hotham of Scorborough in Yorkshire.

South Newbald, East Riding, Yorkshire

Ermine Street 2e Brough to York. Having crossed the Humber Estuary to Petuaria Ermine Street continues north past South Newbald, Shiptonthorpe, Barmby. Ermine Street then follows either, or both of two routes. The first, Kexby Bridge to Eboracum. The second route suggests Ermine Street may have continued to Durham via Wilberfoss, Stamford Bridge after whic it turned left for Eboracum.

Stamford Bridge, East Riding, Yorkshire

1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge

On 25 Sep 1066 Harold Godwinson II King England 1022-1066 (44), supported by the brothers Edwin Earl of Mercia -1071 and Morcar Earl Northumbria -1087, defeated the Viking army at the Battle of Stamford Bridge at Stamford Bridge.
Harald Hardrada III King Norway 1015-1066 (51) was killed. His son Magnus II King Norway 1048-1069 (18) succeeded King Norway.
Tostig Godwinson Earl Northumbria 1026-1066 (40) was killed.

1454 Battle of Stamford Bridge

On 31 Oct 1454 or 01 Nov 1454 John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 (23) and Thomas Neville 1430-1460 (24) captured Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont 1422-1460 (31) and Richard Percy 1426-1461 (28) in a skirmish known as the Battle of Stamford Bridge. [Note. The second battle at Stamford Bridge with the first being in 1066]. The brothers were taken to Middleham Castle. Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont 1422-1460 (31) was subsequently fined £11,200 in damages which, with an income of £100, he was unlikely to ever pay. He was, therefore, taken to Newgate Prison in which he stayed until he escaped in 1456.

Times Newspaper Obituaries. 24 Dec 1959. From Our Correspondent STAMFORD BRIDGE, Dec. 23. The Earl of Halifax (78) died to-night at his home at Garrowby, near York. He was 78 and had been suffering from a chest complaint. Lord (53) and Baroness Feversham (49), Lord (47) and Lady Irwin (43), Lady Clarissa Duncombe (21), and Baroness Bingley were at Garrowby when he died. Baroness Feversham (49) said he had suffered from poor breathing for some time and that had been aggravated by a chest infection. Last July Lord Halifax broke his hip when walking in his garden and was flown to London for an operation at University College Hospital. He made a remarkable recovery from the accident. In September he and Lady Halifax celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The funeral will be in private. A memorial service and requiem will be held in York Minster next Monday at 11 a.m. The date of a service in London is to be announced later. Obituary on page 8. MR. SELWYN LLOYD'S TRIBUTE Mr. Selwyn Lloyd, Foreign Secretary, in a tribute to Lord Halifax last night, said: "He held high office, as Viceroy of India, Foreign Secretary, and finally as Ambassador to Washington. He adorned each of these offices with his integrity, his idealism, and his ability. He was a great public servant. He will be deeply mourned." WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. Mr. Douglas Dillon, the acting Secretary of State, to-night issued this statement: "The many Americans who knew Lord Halifax deeply regret his passing. He was ever a staunch friend of this country and during his years of public life contributed greatly to the strengthening of Anglo-American relations. He is particularly remembered for his dedicated service to the cause of humanity during the crucial war years as British Ambassador in Washington." Reuter.

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Ermine Street 2e Brough to York. Having crossed the Humber Estuary to Petuaria Ermine Street continues north past South Newbald, Shiptonthorpe, Barmby. Ermine Street then follows either, or both of two routes. The first, Kexby Bridge to Eboracum. The second route suggests Ermine Street may have continued to Durham via Wilberfoss, Stamford Bridge after whic it turned left for Eboracum.

Warter, East Riding, Yorkshire

Watton, East Riding, Yorkshire

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England Book 5 Chapter 3 The same bishop John by his prayers healed a sick maiden.. The same Berthun told another miracle concerning the said bishop. When the most reverend Wilfrid, after a long banishment, was admitted to the bishopric of the church of Hagustald, and the aforesaid John, upon the death of Bosa, a man of great sanctity and humility, was, in his place, appointed bishop of York, he himself came, once upon a time, to the monastery of nuns, at the place called Wetadun, where the Abbess Heriburg then presided. "When we were come thither," said he, "and had been received with great and universal joy, the abbess told us, that one of the nuns, who was her own daughter after the flesh, laboured under a grievous sickness, for she had been lately let blood in the arm, and whilst she was under treatment, was seized with an attack of sudden pain, which speedily increased, while the wounded arm became worse, and so much swollen, that it could scarce be compassed with both hands; and she lay in bed like to die through excess of pain. Wherefore the abbess entreated the bishop that he would vouchsafe to go in and give her his blessing; for she believed that she would soon be better if he blessed her or laid his hands upon her. He asked when the maiden had been let blood, and being told that it was on the fourth day of the moon, said, 'You did very indiscreetly and unskilfully to let blood on the fourth day of the moon; for I remember that Archbishop Theodore, of blessed memory, said, that blood-letting at that time was very dangerous, when the light of the moon is waxing and the tide of the ocean is rising. And what can I do for the maiden if she is like to die? ".
But the abbess still earnestly entreated for her daughter, whom she dearly loved, and designed to make abbess in her stead, and at last prevailed with him to go in and visit the sick maiden. Wherefore he went in, taking me with him to the maid, who lay, as I said, in sore anguish, and her arm swelling so greatly that it could not be bent at all at the elbow; and he stood and said a prayer over her, and having given his blessing, went out. Afterwards, as we were sitting at table, at the usual hour, some one came in and called me out, saying, 'Quoenburg' (that was the maid's name) 'desires that you should immediately go back to her.' This I did, and entering the chamber, I found her of more cheerful countenance, and like one in good health. And while I was sitting beside her, she said, 'Shall we call for something to drink?'—'Yes,' said I, 'and right glad am I, if you can.' When the cup was brought, and we had both drunk, she said, 'As soon as the bishop had said the prayer for me and given me his blessing and had gone out, I immediately began to mend; and though I have not yet recovered my former strength, yet all the pain is quite gone both from my arm, where it was most burning, and from all my body, as if the bishop had carried it away with him; notwithstanding the swelling of the arm still seems to remain.' But when we departed thence, the cure of the pain in her limbs was followed by the assuaging of the grievous swelling; and the maiden being thus delivered from pains and death, returned praise to our Lord and Saviour, in company with His other servants who were there.

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Watton Priory Watton, East Riding, Yorkshire

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England Book 5 Chapter 3 The same bishop John by his prayers healed a sick maiden.. The same Berthun told another miracle concerning the said bishop. When the most reverend Wilfrid, after a long banishment, was admitted to the bishopric of the church of Hagustald, and the aforesaid John, upon the death of Bosa, a man of great sanctity and humility, was, in his place, appointed bishop of York, he himself came, once upon a time, to the monastery of nuns, at the place called Wetadun, where the Abbess Heriburg then presided. "When we were come thither," said he, "and had been received with great and universal joy, the abbess told us, that one of the nuns, who was her own daughter after the flesh, laboured under a grievous sickness, for she had been lately let blood in the arm, and whilst she was under treatment, was seized with an attack of sudden pain, which speedily increased, while the wounded arm became worse, and so much swollen, that it could scarce be compassed with both hands; and she lay in bed like to die through excess of pain. Wherefore the abbess entreated the bishop that he would vouchsafe to go in and give her his blessing; for she believed that she would soon be better if he blessed her or laid his hands upon her. He asked when the maiden had been let blood, and being told that it was on the fourth day of the moon, said, 'You did very indiscreetly and unskilfully to let blood on the fourth day of the moon; for I remember that Archbishop Theodore, of blessed memory, said, that blood-letting at that time was very dangerous, when the light of the moon is waxing and the tide of the ocean is rising. And what can I do for the maiden if she is like to die? ".
But the abbess still earnestly entreated for her daughter, whom she dearly loved, and designed to make abbess in her stead, and at last prevailed with him to go in and visit the sick maiden. Wherefore he went in, taking me with him to the maid, who lay, as I said, in sore anguish, and her arm swelling so greatly that it could not be bent at all at the elbow; and he stood and said a prayer over her, and having given his blessing, went out. Afterwards, as we were sitting at table, at the usual hour, some one came in and called me out, saying, 'Quoenburg' (that was the maid's name) 'desires that you should immediately go back to her.' This I did, and entering the chamber, I found her of more cheerful countenance, and like one in good health. And while I was sitting beside her, she said, 'Shall we call for something to drink?'—'Yes,' said I, 'and right glad am I, if you can.' When the cup was brought, and we had both drunk, she said, 'As soon as the bishop had said the prayer for me and given me his blessing and had gone out, I immediately began to mend; and though I have not yet recovered my former strength, yet all the pain is quite gone both from my arm, where it was most burning, and from all my body, as if the bishop had carried it away with him; notwithstanding the swelling of the arm still seems to remain.' But when we departed thence, the cure of the pain in her limbs was followed by the assuaging of the grievous swelling; and the maiden being thus delivered from pains and death, returned praise to our Lord and Saviour, in company with His other servants who were there.

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Welton, East Riding, Yorkshire

Melton Welton, East Riding, Yorkshire

Around 1275 William Melton Archbishop of York 1275-1340 was born to Nicholas Melton 1250-1330 (25) in Melton Welton.

Wilberfoss, East Riding, Yorkshire

Ermine Street 2e Brough to York. Having crossed the Humber Estuary to Petuaria Ermine Street continues north past South Newbald, Shiptonthorpe, Barmby. Ermine Street then follows either, or both of two routes. The first, Kexby Bridge to Eboracum. The second route suggests Ermine Street may have continued to Durham via Wilberfoss, Stamford Bridge after whic it turned left for Eboracum.

Wressle, East Riding, Yorkshire

Wressle Castle, East Riding, Yorkshire

In 1513 William Babthorpe 1489-1555 (24) was appointed Constable Wressle Castle.