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At the Diffolution, in 1536, when the leffer Monafteries were
given to HcuryVllI. the famous* Charter- Houfe, near Hull,ot whole
Foundation fo much has been faid, and valu'd at a confiderable
Sum, was reckon'd one of that Number : The Lands, which be-


the Lady Jane Grey. As to this latter Duke, tho' he had been pardon'd after
his acting against Queen Mary, in having contributed to place his Daughter upon
the Throne ; yet, his promoting a Confpiracy occafion'd his Child's Death
fooner than was imagin'd ; became it was thought the Queen would have par-
.,. Consideration of hei Youth, and Obedience to her Father. But loon
after Wyafs Rebellion, the beautiful Lady Jane Grey, with her Husband Guilford
Dudley, younger Son to the Duke of Northumberland, were beheaded Feb. \i, 1554.
In which Year the Duke's Sentence was confirm'd, and In- executed. In 1561,

'.ne Arthur /' ' confpir'd against Queen Elisabeth: But tho' he was pardon'd,

Xtherine Grey, own Sister to the late unfortunate Lady jane, was lent t..

the Tower, for privately marrying the Earl of Hertford. She died in Confine-
ment, having a Right to the Crown ; which, it wai thought, occafioned tin- Se-
verity of the Queen, who was exceeding jealous <>( her Dignity. Thus the
Ducbd Brandon, her Mother, \\.<s left in great Calamity, having feen

the Destruction almost 'if her Family; who, for her Security, WStfl oblig'd to

marry one Adrian stoke'. :* private Gentleman, m^\ died in the Yeai
Secretary Cecil wis thought to have been a great Friend to the Houfe "i 5*

Hut I forbear any further Knquiries <m tin. 11

• i! • />, '■ Pole, were In the Chnrche Painted Windows, and In

.eir having been in the Ch.'rt-.i -Houfe

jS Chap. in. Monaftery founded by Galfrid de Hotham.

long'd to it, were given to Laymen ; its (lately Building pull'd

clown ; and the Stones, with other Materials, sold tothofe Perfons,
who pleas'd to buy them: What happen'd the Year before, might
seem to foretell this: The Priories of Merton and Hornby, both
in Yorkshire, were then surrender'd : And now Ferreby Prior}- was
ruin'd, valu'd at 91/. per Annum, which was founded by an Earl
of Cumberland '; and that of Halteniprife, eftimated yearly at 178/.
founded, for the Order of St. Augujline> by the Lord WAKE of
Lvdci. and Thomas Holi AND Earl of Kent. This Suppreflion,
throughout England, occafion'd 1500 Religious Perfons to be
turn'd into an inclement World, \ ly were pin'd and

flarv'd, who had been well defcended from Families of Antiquity,
Honour, and Reputation.

And vet, about 2 Years after, the King, to pleafe the People
for a while, and flop their Infurrections, (of which was a remark-
able one in the Northern Parts, headed by a Gentleman named Ask)
'till he could better obtain his Ends, refounded this Monaftery,
(with 27 others) tho' under the fevereft Rules imaginable. But
when he obtain'd that full Power he wilh'd for, in getting the larger
Houfes at his Difpofal, then this Place fuffer'd a fecond Diffolution.
For when the Parliament 1545, had given them all to his unprof-
perous Avarice, then too fell the great College, or Prebendary, in
Hull, that was founded by WALTER SKIRLAW ; with all the
Gilds, and Chanteries, about 30 in Number. But King Edward
VI. upon Complaint of the Decay of Religion and Learning, re-
founded this Place once more, to fatisfy a general Importunity.

Thus, having, in the firft Chapter, written of the Priory, foun-
ded by King Edward the Firft ; treated, in this, of the Charter-
Iloufe, in which I have but juft now hinted of the famous Bifhop
SkirlazSs Foundation, Anno 1400; I proceed to mention another
Edifice, which hasbeenofantient Fame, and Angularly remarkable.

This Friery was founded, in the Year 1531, by a moft devout
Knight, *dedicated to St. Augujline, for Black Monks, or Hermits,
of that Order : It was fo great a Build-
* Galfrid de Ho- ing, that it took up half the Place, which
TH AM founds a Mo- from thence was called Monk-Gate, or Street,
naftry, to the Honour The back Parts extended even to the Mar-
o/GOD, &C. ket-Place. where thofe Priefts had a ftately

Chapel, which had Right of Sepulture, as
appear'd, by having Human Bones found therein. This Friery
was adorn'd with fpacious Courts, curious Gardens, and pleafant
Fountains. About 3 Years after the finiihing of it, Sir Richard,
Son and Heir of the Founder, took upon him. and obliged his


And an Hospital by Simon de Grimesby, Mayor. 79

Successors, to pay the Fee-Farm Rent Yearly to the King, provided
the Priests would pray for the Souls of him, his dear Wife Avicia,
and their Pofterity. About 5 Years after, the Mayor and Com-
monalty made fuch another Agreement, on Account of the Meffua-
ges which thefe Monks poffeffed, (in Hull-Street, %.\\a\Market-Gate)
for the Benefit of their pious Petitions. At which Time, Jolm de
* [[Y/:<.y?//0-befto\ved on them feveral others, with good Tenements.
This Monaftery was pull'd down at the Suppreffion ; and only
now appear fome Remains of the old Wall, that are become a
Part of the Towns-Hall.

Ax Hofpital was founded, about the Year 1400, by a very great
and pious *Merchant, who was thrice Mayor oi Hull, built in a

Lane, called afterwards by his Name. Ha-
*Simox de GRIMSBY ving finished it, a little before his Death,
founds a largeHospital. he gave, for its Endowment, the Rents of

6 Messuages and Tenements, in the Town.
The Poor, in it, thusfupported by his Beneficence, were, like those
of other Foundations,obliged to pray for the Soul of him, that of his
Consort, and thofe of all Chriftians. But a Period was put both
to the Building, and their Prayers, in the Reign oi Edzv. VI.

The next remarkable Obfervation, is of fGlLDS : As, That of
Corpus Chrifli, which flood not far from the afore-mention'd Au-
gustiniau Frier)-, adorn'd with a fair Hall, Chapel, and several Mef-
fuages belonging to it : The Gild of St. Barbara, (which contain'd
4 Tenements, and a large Chapel) in Salt-HouscLane ; both These
were ruin'd by Henry the Ylllth : And a very antient Gild, built
in a Lane, near the +Low Church Yard, was diffolv'd by Edw.Vl

* One Richard Wetwang, Rector of S. Dennis's Church, in Walmgate, York, caufed
the East Window to be enlarged, and whole Choir to be covered with Lead.

t These Gilds, Houfes, &v. were begg"d and bought by John Thornton, William
Ray, Roger Canon, William Wilfon, and Luke Thurfcrofs. This last purchas'da Mef-
suage, in Chapel-Lane, (that belonged to the Convent of Walton, or Wet To-mh,
d by Euflace Fitt John, tor the GUbertine < >rder) which he sold to one
Mr. Smith, Mailer ol The Suffragan Bishop's Palace, in Hull-Street,

itjoned Chap. I. likewife falling into hi- Hands, he partly demolish'd the
greateft I'art, tinning it into Shops, and private Buildings: However, he was so
good, that, a little before hi- Death, he bequeath'd thefe converted Buildings,
with their annua] Profits, to the Charter Houfe Hofpital, forever.

this Church wa rm'd foi the Soul of the Worshipful Robert

II, dm, Mayor in 1427, who had built a (lately Biarket-CrOSS, > oven d with a vast

Quantity of Lead. But, in [462, tin.- Town happening to be in Debt, by gene-

nfent, the Oofs was deiuolidi'd, and tin- Lead fold, to pay off the < o di-
al of a grateful I 1 the Memory of fo generous a

it wa- 1 aat 131. 4 it. should, by the Chamberlain, In- annually paid for

a Funeral Dirge, to be fung (when the Hell-Man had proclaim'd In. Name) by

Twelve Trait , with a ( |.ik attending upon them J at which Time there -liould

be Wax-Caudle burning about the Grav< ; and the Bell order'd to be rung on
the fame Day, tlie more to honour then refpectful Solemnity.

8o Chap. hi. Of Gilds, Civil and Religious, &c.

which, in Queen Elizabeth's Time, came to Mr. Luke Tkurscross*
who gave it i" the ' Merchant Taylors Company. Thefe Gilds,
after t Ik- Reformation, were defam'd for having been Structures
of Superftition, and Places where the State then thought that
Confpiracies were, or might be, form'd againft them: And Tradi-
tion informs us, there were two Sorts ol Gilds, viz. Religious, and
Civil: The former, U>v fettling Matters fpiritual; the latter.temporal:
The firfi confided of both Clergy and Laity, whole Intent was to
fee Religion, and the Rules of the Church perform'd more ftrictly ;
for \\ hich End, they contributed to erect a Chapel, and Hall, where-
with to pray and keep an . I;'w/v, <>r I.ow-l-'call, by which Revenues
accrued to them, as tho' they might be reckoned a kind of Lay-
Monalleries. But thofc Gilds, that were purely for particular
Trades, were managed by the Profeffors of fuch Occupations, who
often built Hofpitals to maintain their Poor. The learned Selden
extends further, by what he has written: Gii.dahu.m Nomine
continentur nonfolum minores Fraternitates & Soda/itia, sed ipscc
etiani Civitatum Communitates. Thai' js, By tJie Name of 'Gilds,
arc not only inluded tJie lejfer fraternities and Sodalities, but also
Soeieties of Cities. And this appears by the Guild Halls, where
Courts of Seffions are kept up ; and higher Judicial Proceedings
duly adminifter'd, f<>r the Benefit of Subjects, in thefe our Days.
SEVERAL Religious Houfes were befide in this Town, as well
as other extenfive t Buildings: But the Suppreflion, and Time,
having, as it were, abolilh'd the old Worlhip, and brought both
Sorts almoft to a Period, there is no finding a direct Certainty of
their former State : However, thefe mention'd, may, in fome
meafure, fet forth the Grandeur of HULL ; which, I prefume,
will be fufficient to fatisfy the Curiofity of any reafonablc

• In the Hall, of the like Company, at York, the following Words are painted on
theGlafsof a large Window, by H. Gyles. CONCORDIA PARVUS CRESCUNT
/,-/ \ '/" ; 1679, by having in tin Fraternity

Eujlrf A !•"' ■ !'•■ ■ ' Happening to perufe

an old Historian) I find 7 of 1' as follow: King Richard II.

Hen. \\ ii.l Yliii; Edward [V. Kichard III. and Henry VHth, who gave

them the Title of Merchant Taylc '503.

t Of other Buildings, fuch as Manfion-Houfes, fc. there have been feveral: As, Sir
Humphrey Stafford's Houfe, in 11 I ofe Aim- wen Or. a Chev. >>'. quartered

with (1. 2 Tejfes Arg. in Chief, a Mullet q) ': Which Building was given. l>y

th c Famil) ol ; i ( '>- Over the Enterance of which

was the Cloth-Hall.- The Mercl a the same Street, built in 1621,

repair'd and adorn'd 1673 ; over which is the Custom-House ; of late years enlarg'd,
fash' d» and ornamented: Behind the whole, is a large Wared Ionic, founded upon

great Pile-; of Timber. An antient House, was not far from hence, which, by its

curious Windows,. carved W< 1 with the Head of Angels, Cherubims and

Seraphims, feem'd to have belong'd to some Religious Society. Club Hall, (over

against which was another old Edifice) and Charily Hall, (where poor Children were

formerly us'd to work) in the Market- Place.- No doubt but there were several


A Description of t lie Six WARDS of the Town. 81

AND now I will conclude this Chapter, with what iffucs from
the aforefaid Religious Foundations ; from whence for the moft part
the following Wards derive their Names. To thefe Six Divifions,
the Town was, as it were, canton'd out (upon their Petition, which
was granted by King Henry W.Anno 1443.) into little Territories,
which had Barrs, and Gates, that were shut up every Night: And
each Divifion was govern'd by two refidirig Aldermen, who heard
Complaints ; and had two Conftables to obey their Orders, in
feizing the Delinquents, and bringing them to Juftice. And
there was formerly a particular Prifon, in one of the antient Tur-
rets of the old Wall, near the Ropery, called Cold and UnqnotJi,
into which Offenders were committed by them or their Succeffors.
Thefe Wards with their fir ft Settlement, are as follow.

I. H UMBER WARD, [i] This included Black-Fryer-Gate,
from Rotten Herring Staith to Finkhill Street ',and the Butchery.

II. AUSTIN Ward. [2] From the aforefaid Staith, to, (and

with) Grimsby Lane, and down, behind the Church, to the But-
chery, with Myton-Gate, and the Lanes appertaining thereto.

III. TRINITY Ward. [3] From Grimsby-Lane, to White-
Fryer-Gate: Including the Chambers which belong'd to the
Priefts; the E. W. and N. Sides of the Church- Yard, with Old-
Church Lane.

IV. WHITE-FRYERS Ward. [4] This included Scale-
Lane, to White-Fryer-Gate ; and, from the End of the faid Lane,
to Bishop-Lane} with Denton-Lane, and Low-Gate, included.

V. St. MARY'S Ward. [5] From Bishop- Lane to Hornsey-
Staith, to the W. by Clitherhouse Garth, leading by Low-Gate to


VI. NORTH Ward. [6] From the End of the faid Staith
to the W. End of Clitherhouse Garth, containing all thofe Parts
lying Northward, which were within the Liberties of the Town.

[ 1 ] Thomas D Thomas Dickinson, w< ildermen; Thomas

Cooper, and lohn Titlat, Conftables.— — [ 2 ] 1 , and Richard

II ••>, Aldermen; John • - I i] Ralph

i . William Hewitt, Jotiathat iftablcs. .

[ 4 ] J ■

I Hospital in White I

Carmelitti tl ; s, thro' 'I"'

by m hofc

Munificence it be [5] Robi 1 1 Holm, [ohn \ ■•. iwu ki,
Alderm net, William Clither,

< 11 A P



An Account of the Streets, Lanes, &c. that are
in KiNGSTON-upon-HuLL.

Firji. ^TpHE High (or Hull) Street, called, from the latter
Name, in Antient Writings, as having been built on
the Side of that River ; which, as before obferv'd,
was fronting the Water, in manner of a large Key : It reaches
from the NortJi-Gate, to the South-End, where there is a
beautiful Profpect of the Haven. From the faid High-Street,
five Lanes iffue towards the River ; which I fliall mention as
preparatory to the Plan, at the End of this Defcription ; that fets
it forth in a more plain and intelligent Manner, by Words and

A. * Salt - House - Lane, in which, it is thought, Salt was
formerly made. — B. Chapel -Lane Staith. — C. Bishop -Lane
Staith. — D. Scale-Lane Staith. — E. Church-Lane Staith. —

F. Rotten

* Mr. ROBERT Ratcliff, founded an Hofpital in this Lane,
about the Year 1570, bequeathing Two Tenements therein, with
a Pafture, to feed one Cow, in the Kirk-Field of Drypool, for the
Support of fuch poor People, who were to be placed therein, at
the Difcretion of the Mayors of Hull.


(pon HULL.


Of the Streets, Lanes, &c. in Kingfton-upon-Hull. 83

F. Rotten-End Staith. G. Horse Staith. On the other

Side of High-Street, terminate moft of thefe Lanes : As,
1. Over-against Salter-Honsc Staith Lane, is either the
Continuance of that very Lane, or a particular Place called
Saltcr-Lane, which has its Ending near unto the Beginning of
Lowgate. 2. Againft Chapel Staith Lane, ends Chapel-Lane,
leading (by St. Marys Church) into Low-Gate. 3. f Bishops-
Lane, crofs the Nigh-Street, fronts the Staith Lane of that
Name. — 4. Scale-Lane faces That of the Staith, in like manner.
— 5. Church-Lane the same, which leads to the Market-Place. —

6. Rotten-End Staith is partly towards Black-Fryer-Gate. —

7. Horse Staith is near to the South-End, facing the Hiuuber,
and almoft oppofite a Tower of the Garrison, on the East Side
of the River, (built Anno 1681, and well ftored with Ordnance)
mark'd with Three AJlerifms, thus * * * to denote the Form of
its Situation, (where there are diftinct Houfes for the Officers,
with convenient Apartments for the common Soldiers, who
have an Engine to convert Salt Water into Frefh, befides there
is a South Block-House in this Citadel) and the New Cut for the
Water to flow near it, both for its greater Ornament and ftronger

Second. The Low-Gate, which leads from the End of Salt-
House-Lane to a large Opening, antiently called High-Gate, but
now better known, for its never-ending Commodities, by the
Name of the Market-Place. Near which is the High-Church,
or that dedicated to the Holy Trinity, of which I have
already treated ; the Eaft Part, or glorious Window of it
particularly, cafts a venerable Figure this Way. But, to


f Before the Reformation, it bclong'd to the Archbifhops of
York; and, thro' them, came to the Suffragans. But being taken
from the latter in King EDWARD VTth's Time, that young Prince
granted, in the lafl Y< ar <>f his Reign, by Letters Patents, Twenty
Three Mefiuage . Houf , and Tenements, to Christo-

pher Eastoft, of Ellicar, Esq ; and to Thomas Dowman, of
klington, Gentleman. But fome how, or other, ( lueen Mary I,
getting them into her Hands, fold them to lh\i;\ I'm rscross,
Mayor of Hull, who obtain'd Letters Patents from the Queen, that
they should appertain to him, and his Heirs, for ever.

8a Cha P. IV. Of the Streets, Lams, Sec. in Hull.

explain the Plan, according to the Alphabet, the next Let-
ter, I. denotes ROBINSON'S Row. K. The South-End.-

L. St. Mary's, (in * Clutpel-Lane aforefaid) called the Low-
Church: Tlie Patronage of which, perhaps, might anticnt-
lv have belong'd to the before-mention'd Monastery of Car-


* In this Lane, Mr. Harrison founded an Ilofpital, as shall
be mention'd hereafter. But the famous Mr. William Gee, Mer-
chant and Alderman, having likewile creeled another, about the
Year 1600, his Will, being very remarkable, it would be a Crime,
(nay, even almost a Sin) if I should here omit the Substance of it.
— WHEREAS, in the Scriptures, the Great God has willed, by the
Prophet, to fay to Hezekiah, to make his Will, and to put Things in
order, for that lie must die ; fo I do now pray, and humbly beseech
the Great God, to confound and de/lroy all thofe MEN, LAWYERS,
and Others whosoever, to the Crutl, in the |Jtt Of l^fll, which do,
or shall do, or take upon them to alter this my Will, Amen : Good
Lord, Amen! I bequeath for Privy Tyt/ies forgotten, Twenty Shil-
lings. To my Sou William Gee, Two Thousand Pounds. My Son
Walter, Two Hundred Pounds, &c. To Twelve Poor Men, and as
many Poor Womoi, atmy Burial, Ten Pounds ; to each of these, One
Shilling afieee; Bread. Cheefe, and Drink; alfoa Mourning Gown.
To my Executors, One Hundred and Fifty Pounds, to be bestowed
on Land, for the which shall be yearly given to the Poor People in
Hull, for ever, Six Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Pour Pence, at
the Lime and Day of the Year that I depart forth of this mortal
World ; for which they shall give Thanks and Honour to God, the
mojl Holy and Pie [fed Lord, that opeueth the Heart of Man to give
fome of His Riches to the needy Souls remaining in the World ; for
which I praife his great Gooduefs that fen t it me, and give mofl hear-
ty Thanks, Glory and Praife, with my very Heart and Soul.

Five Shillings a-pieee to all my God-Sons and God-Daughters; Two
Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Pour Pmce, to my Neighbours of
the fame Street, to be chearful with, and give Thanks to my good

God. Six Hundred Pounds, to Trinity Church, to be put out at

jive per Cent. Pour Pounds yearly (of the fame) to be expended on

the said Church; and the refl, on St. Mary's. To the Town's

Chamber, Twenty Pounds. To them more, One Hundred and Sixty
Pounds; the Interefl of which, Mr. Mayor, and his Brethren, shall
yearly lay out for Com for the poor People : And if they do not, nor
will do the fame, that then the City of York shall have the Money,
and do it for their Poor. Also, in the name of Jesus Christ,


Of the Streets, Lanes, &c. in Kingfton-upon-Hull. 8^

thujiau Monks ; but is now in the Gift of Ellerker BradsJiaw
Esq ; and under the Jurifdiction of the Deanery of Harthill. —

M. Billingsgate, which is nigh the Ropery. N. A Clew,

which lets in the Water, at the New-Cut, when it is full

Tide. O. Beverley Gate. P. My ton Gate. Q. The

Dolphin, by which the Ships fail in, and out. R. Low-
Water Mark in Hnmber. S. The North-Gate. T. The

Fish-Shambles. V. GRrMSBY-Z<z«* ; which is between

Church-Lane and Black-Fryer-Gate, when you enter into it
from the High-Street : From hence you may go either to
the Market-Cross ; or, by other Ways, which are called Dirty

Alleys, be led to the Fish-Shambles. W. Little-Lane,

that leads from Black-Fryer-Gate towards the Ropery.

X. The Land of Green-Ginger. — Y. The Dirty Alleys, before-
mention'd. Heffcl Gate, now clos'd up, as ufelefs.

a. The Butcher)'. — b. Finkhill-Street. — * The Sugar- Ho life,
built in 173 1, 74 Foot high, with 138 Windows, 79 Foot
in Length, and 46 in Breadth. The Reader may perceive


my Saviour, I bequeath, and give to the Town's Chamber, the Mai-
fon Dieu, and House, that I built in Chapel-Lane, for the Poor,
by God's Permiffion, with the Four Tenements adjoining, and two
Houfes more, in the fame Lane : That Ten poor old Jingle Women
divell in the fa id Houfe, and that they, and their Succejfors, have
Four Pence a Week paid them. Likewife J give and bequeath to
the School of Hull, creeled by me, two Houfes in the Butchery for ever,
&c. All which Premiffes, fas we are affured by a Gentle-
man of great Veracity) his Sou, William Gee, of Bishop-Burton,
in the County of York, Efq; and Mary, his Spoufe, did, by Peed,
confirm, fettle and convey to Joshua Field, Anthony Cole, John
Lister, Marmaduke Haddlesey, Thomas Thackray, the Reverend
Thomas Whincop, and Thomas Fowberry, School-Master, their

Heirs, and A l/igns, for ever : 'That they, and their Sueee/jors, should

pay out of thofe Rents in Chapel-Lane, /' eekly, to Tenpoor People,

in the Maifoii-IPi 11 uforefiid, hour Pence ciichfor cv<. r; . hid to pay,

out of the two Meffuages in the Butchery, to the Schoohnajler of
I lull, Six Pounds, Yearly, for evi r, <// Lady-] >ay and Michaelmas :
Provided, that if the f aid Pretniffes are not performed; that then it

shall be la:' ful to, and for, the /aid William (ice, Esq; his Sou and
Heirs, to re-enter on the said Mejfuages ami Penements.

86 Chap. v. Kingfton-upon-Hull ruled by Wardens.

other Places, befide thofe fpecified in the Alphabet, mention'd
more fully in the Plan.

Third* Silver- 5 treet : With Lanes, Alleys, &c. As, Bowl-
Alley \ White-Fryer-Gate; Trinity-Houfe-Lane, not far from
Priests or Canon-Row ; Church-Lane, or -SVV^-, in antient Writ-
ings, called New-Kirk-Lane, in order to distinguish it from
7"/W?/ prior to it, then well known by the Name of the Old, as it
is now for that of Postern-Gate. On the South Side of the
Church is Vicar-Lane, which leads to Myton-Gate; and from
this lall, you go, thro' Finkhill Street, to Blanket-Row. Other
Places are Fish-Street, near Robinson 's-Row ; Dagger-Lane,
Sewer-Lane, &o. The Form of their Situation is more easily
feen, and undcrftood by the Plan, as I mention'd before, to which
I now entirely refer the reader.


Containing fame few Incidents from the Found-
ation of the Chit relies, 'till the Time when the
first Mayor #/" Kingfton-upon-Hull was elected
in the Year 1332.

I CONCLUDED the Firft Chapter with the Rife of the
Church, in the Year 13 12; which, with several Religious
Buildings, have produced Three Others, of confiderable
Length, and Variety : It is now neceffary to ufe a Retrofpeclion,
as near as poffible, to that Time, from which I was obliged
to digrefs ; and relate thofe Tranfactions, preceding the
Dignity of that high Office, difcharged by fo many excellent
Magiftrates, with Probity, Juftice and Honour : Which, after
a little Space, I fhall proceed to mention, with as much Care,
and Exactness, as poffible I can.

IN the Year 13 16, Robert de JcantJfll was Warden : He
founded the Ferry from Hull to Barton, now fo univerfally
known ; the Profits of which he gave the Town. The Grant
was dated at Lincoln, August 28. Every Angle Per foil was
to pay an Half-Penny: If an Horseman, One Penny; and
every Cart, with 2 Horfes, Two-Pence. Two Days after
which Grant, the King fet out a Proclamation, That no


One of whom proves a great Benefactor to the Town. 87

Goods should be fold in the Haven of the Town, before they
were brought to Land.

Anno 13 17, Sir ROBERT HASTINGS, Knight, was made
Warden, (John Sutton and Peter Mold being then Baylififs)
by Letters Patents, for fome lingular and valorous Ex-
ploits againft the Scots ; for which he had befide granted
him the Fee-Farm Rents of this Town, My ton and Tup-
eotes, to the Value of 70/. per Annum. Nor was he unde-
ferving ; for, two Years after, he waited upon the King,
then at York, and obtain'd the Grant for a Toll on Corn,
Cattle, Fifh, Allom, Copperas, &c. that were expos'd for

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