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tion Town, which, with its Precincts, should be as a County of itself) ordered,
That, for the future, every Mayor should have the Sword (as well as Cap of Main-
tenance) borne before him on all publick Occafwns, in the Name of the Kmg, or his Sue-
ceffbrs : Ami also that He, with the Aldermen, should wear Scarlet Gowns, (lined
with Furrs, like the '} h /foods over their Necks and Shoulders, in the

fame Form, and Magnificence, as Those Eminent Perfons, in that high Dig'

nily, were ufually adorn' d with, in the City (?/" LONDON.

E. Here

St. MARY*S Church, Kingston-upon-Hull. 59


UEre lieth the Body of Elizabeth Eyres, Daughter of

Matthew Anlaby, Efq ; who departed this Life in April

1717. Mtat. 39. [Buried in the South Isle.'] Her Sifter Mary

lies interred in Beverley Minjler. See my Second Volume of

feveral parts of the County, Page S6.


On the South J Vail is a Brafs Plate affix d, (over a Pew, near
the Pulpit) on which are the Effigies of a Man, his two Wives,
with thefe Words, and in much the like Characters.

|£<9rc Iijctfj 3Fofm 3&?ar»son, £cfjmnan, an& ai&crman of tfjis

<Toton ; 3Iijs anO 3cptr s ijts ZJLXgU s ; tTfjomas, Sfotyn anD

Hftgllim fjis 5ons ; tof)i?ci)C,3Joi)tt DrccsseD tijc tx. Oaw of Emm*

Otr, tn tijc grav Of our 3LovB ftl . I think he dy'd in

1545 ; but will not be certain, becaufe the Date feem'd
to me almoft obliterated. This Gentleman (who was de-
fcended from the antient Family of the HARRISONS of Yoke-
fleet, that removed hither in the Reign of Henry VII.) was
Mayor, Anno 1537. The firft Hofpital in the Nation, after
the Reformation, was, by Order of his Grandfon, (who was
likewise Mayor, in the Year 1548) erected in Chapel-Lane,
near this Church : To maintain the Poor of which, he en-
dow'd it with Ten Shillings a Week.

UEre lieth the Body of BRIDGET, Wife of James
HEBLETHWAITE, of Norton, Efq; by whom fhe had one
Son, and 5 Daughters. She departed this Life the 13th of
June, 1720. aged 42.

UERE lieth the Body of Robert Holeis, Efq; Recorder,
Benefactor to this Church, who dy'd Sept. 4, 1697.

J-£Eki: lieth the Body of William HUDPETH, Merchant-
Adventurer, who dy'd Auguft, 21, 161 3. [/// S. Isle.]


Within the Kails of the Altar.

jjl-.KL lie the Remains <>f the Reverend Mr. NATHANIEL
LAMB, A.M. Minifter of this Parifli [8 years, who died
the 21ft of May, 1702. in the 66th War <'t his Age. Also
the Body of his Sun MICHAEL LAMB, who died the iuth of
July, 1693. in the 15th Year of his Age.


6o Chap. ii. Epitaphs and Inscriptions in



U I Pedem hue infers
. Eternitatis Contetnplator,
Imprudeus ne calces erudites Ciueres,
AJlas ad Tumulum CAROLI MOSS, M. D.

Viris, Linguarum, Artium, Rerum peritiffitnus :

At prater catera, in Theoria Medicines egregie doclus,

In Praxi nulli fecundus.

Quod ad privatas Laudcs,

Pectoris fuit omnino aferli, cdndidi,

Houc/io incocli, Humanitate conditi,

Benevolent ia referti, caquc in Arnicas
A uiicif/iuta, officiocif/iuia.

Vidua nicer ens

Hoc Marmor, /eve Pignus Anion's,

Poni curavit.

( * ) Obiit Januarii 17 .

A ( Sa/ utis 1 73 1.
Anno \ , r . . ■ ' J
( sk tatis 47.


JJEre lieth the Body of Mr. Richard Pearson, of Ryah
in Holdcruefs, who departed this Life Augufl 2, 1695.


^[Ere lieth the Body of Sarah, Wife of William Skoop-
iiome, of Thcddlct/iorpc, Lincolnshire} Gentleman, who
dy'd the 14th of Augujl, 17 14. aged 63. [Buried in the
North Isle.']

( * ) This Gentleman lies buried in the Middle (or Broad) Isle of the Charch, at the
East End. By Miftake, his Epitaph was inf cried, in the Second Volume of Anti-
quities Pag. S7, where the Church of St. Mary, in Beverley, is treated of. The
following Lines are a Paraphrafe ofivhat is contained in the Itfcriplion.

YOU, who come here to meditate y So tender, fo fincere his Soul,

Upon the Soul's eternal State, J That none, who knew, but must condole.

Take Care : You're near the Dr's Urn, j V Each /vvVW, to\vhomheseem'da2?rM55«r

Simply you may bis A -las fpurn, - 'Ti - Bl should grieve with one another;

But treat bis Mem'ry not with Boom. ) Since his Benevolence oft' chear'd,

He was a Man of brightcft Parts; " As if for them he only car'd.

Knew Languages, the World, and Arts; 1

But tho' all did in him combine, V This Marble Stone, his mournful Dear,

In Physick, chiefly he did shine. y In Token of her Love, plac'd here.


St. MARYS Church, Kingston-upon-Hull. 61

JJEre refteth in Peace Mr. Thomas Swan, Merchant-
Adventurer, Mayor of this Town ; who departed, to
the Mercy of God, the 20th of January, 1629. This Gentle-
man lies buried within tJie Rails of the Altar ; whose Effigy,
with that of his Lady, are neatly placed on the Stone.


J-JEre lieth the Body of the Worfhipful Thomas Thack-
ray, twice Mayor of this Town, and Merchant-Adven-
turer, who departed in the true Faith of Christ, 1630.
Quod fum, fueris. [I/e lies buried within the Altar Rails, over
whom is his Effigy, with thofe of his Wife, and Children]

Interred in the South Isle.

TV/TRs. Mary Thomas, dy'd in 1696. Mr. Edward Thompson,
dy'd the fame Year, aged yj.

Buried on the South Side of the Altar.

JJERE lieth the Body of the Worshipful Alderman Robert
Trippet, of this Town, Merchant, twice Mayor of this
Town, who was married to Mrs. Mary Wilberforce, (Daughter of
the Worfhipful Alderman Wilberforce, formerly Lord-Mayor
of York) by whom he had 9 Sons, and 5 Daughters, ten whereof
lie intomb'd near to this Vault. He departed this Life the 19th
of November, in the Year of our LORD 1707, and in the 69th
Year of his Age.

ultima feuiper

Expeelauda Dies llomiui, dicique beatus

Ante obitum nemo, fupremaque funcra debet, (f)

]-[Ere alfo lieth the Body of Mrs. Mary Trippet, Wife of

Alderman Trippet, who died Jan. 30, 1722, aged 67. Alfo
EDWARD, their Sou, died the 25th of July, \J\J. aged 27.

The following Inscription is on a South Pillar.

\^K\u this Place lieth the Body of the Worfhipful PHILIP
Wilkinson, Efq; twice Mayor of tin's Town. He had

two Wives : The full was ESTHER, the Daughter of

. / rthur

hould 1"- in 1 > Expectation o1 ourlaft
ii ii" perfect Felicity in tliii Life; aua Death only is the
"ha[i]>y Mi flei dui I oui Son] 1 to Immortality."

62 Inscriptions in St. MARY'S Church, Hull.

Arthur* Ingram, of Nottingly, Efq ; by whom he had u
Children, only two of which furvive him : She died the
28th of December, [683. and lies also interr'd near this Place.
The Second was Anne, the Daughter of Mr. Thomas Kitching*
man, of Carlton, who furvives him : By her he had three
Children, all which he furviv'd : He departed this Life, for
a better, the 1 Sth of March, 17 16. in the Seventieth Year of his

* A Kniglit, of that Name, was one of the Benefactors to the Cathedral of York,
[See the HijL Pag. 6 1 . ] The Family, a> I was inform'd, hi luge Hall,

on the Weft Bide of the River Fq/s, two Miles from York, near Huntington, (deriv'd
from Hunting-Town, fuppos'd to have been a Receptacle for the Huntfmen, who were
formerly employM to deftroy the ravenous wild Boars in the Forest of Gautres)
and nigher the Church, dedicated to St. Margaret; in which, 'tis fuppos'd, one
of thofe Baronets lies interr'd. I ol Amis, once engrav'd on Brafs, is

torn off the Grave-Stone: And the Church, which is I rj, feems

very antient, with an Iron Oofs at the Eaft End : In the Church-Yard feems to
have been another of St. me ; only that Part, on the Top, which form'd it into
a Crofs, is broken off. To this Place, is a pleasant Caufey, which leads from
the Town to a little Bridge over the faid River. The Parfonage- House is entirely
demolish'd : Half of Earfwick, and half of Tolthorp, belong to Huntington', the other
Parts appertain to the Parish of Strenshall,


Inscriptions in St. MARY'S Church-Yard. 63

/;/ the C 1 lurch- Yard arc Grave Stones placed over the
following pcrfons.


HE Reverend Mr. DANIEL Aclam, A.M. of Sidney -Sujf ex

College, Cambridge, Son of Alderman Aclam, who departed
this Life, in the Year of our Lord, 1683. THOMAS Bell,
17 16. Elizabeth, his Wife, 1728. George Bell, 1723.
Mary Bewlev, 1717. Thomas Johnson, Mayor. John
LlLLEY, Chyrurgeon, Jan. 1691. WILLIAM PALLISTER,
Mariner, 1727. JOHN Robinson. Edward THOMPSON, 1676.
Nathan Todd, 17 12. Susanna Watson, 1706. George
Westerdale, 1720. His Wife, 1727. Mary (and Jane)
Wilkinson, 1726.

Conclufwn of the Epitaphs and Infcriptions at Hull.

TN my Return, from Hull, Anno 1731, I took Notice of St. Mary's Church,
*■ at CA VE ; wherein, on the North Side, near the Chancel, is an antient
Effigy of Sir George Metham, Kt. in complete Armour ; and that of his Lady is
laid befide him. Near the Altar, is this Infcription : "Here lieth interr'd the
"Body of George Metham, Efq; and Katherine, his Wife: She died the
"13th of Augujl, and He the nth of October, 1672." Within the Rails of the
Altar, is this : " Under this Stone lie two Grandsons of George Metham,
"of North Gi7Y, Efq; by Barbary, his Daughter, Wife to Hugh Montgomery, of
"/fathom, Efq; viz. Cecil Philip died 23d of April, 1719, Nine Months old :
"And Wkav, the 26th of December, 1721, about the fame Age." And upon
a Braf> Plate, opposite the Altar : " Here lieth the Body of Francis Metham,
"Gent, youngeft Son of George Metham, of North Cave, Efq; who departed this
"Life Mciir/i the 2d, 1 701. And of Margaret, his Wife, fecond Daughter of
"William Pear/on, of Stokesley, Efq; who departed this Life, Aug. 17. 1725."
This only is in the South Isle: " Here lieth the Body of Mr. Richard Baley, late of
" Hotham, in this Parish, who departed this Life the 24th day of June, Anno Dom.
" 1694. /Etat. fine 60. Mors omnibus communis."

And here I beg Leave to conclude (what I have painfully
collected, and would not have loft ; or, what feems much
like it, long hidden from the World) with an Infcription
written by the late Rev. Dr. CHARLES BLAKE, (formerly

Minifter of the Church of .V. Sepulchre, L< >NDON ; Prebendary
of Stillingtoit, and Sub-Dean of York) which he defign'd as a
pious exhortatory Epitaph; and that eminent Character, given
of him by his Friends after his Death: All which are now to
be read, in the Latin Tongue, in fair Charai tei ■ (which here,
with the Original, is render'd int<> English) on tin- Sid. of
a beautiful and lofty Monument, contriv'd by a late inge-

I nious

64 Chap. ii. Epitaph or Inscription on

nious + Architect, (placed over his Grave, or Vault, made of
Brick, within the Earth) in the Church-Yard, near the Eaft
Window, which gives Light to the Table of the Altar.

<£>n tfjr 5>outf) riiir of tfir iiflonuniriit.

Huic Mannori subjacent
Rudera Domicilii Terreni,

Hofpes fui, quam Incola,
( UOLI B J \ I
Hujufce Ecelefia Parochialis Redlor,
I 'tinani fane haud prorsus indigtitis !
Qua/is hodie mortuus e.xijlo,
Talis fempcr fui etiam in n. .
Vermis et non Homo.
mi Dais,
Da mihi precor, ut dortniam in Chrifto ;
Donee cum omnibus Sanctis Angelis,
Veniet in fua Gloria 'Judex
Vivorum, fun id ac Mortuorum /Equiffimtts.
In ijlo Die,
JDomine, Deus Mifericordia,
rcre mei, miferrimi Peccatoris !
Sifle pa runt per,
Betievole partter, ac Pie Viator,
Linn Precibus Verbum prediclis amp/ins addas,
//■ reaibare jurat, quod, Lethi Node peracla,
/Sterna Vita: Aurora fulgente, re/'/n-
Jit ia m mortuus loquitur C A RO LU S R L A K E .

yy/r.v rendered.

UNder this Marble lie tin'
Ruins of niy earthly
Tabernacle : In which I was
rather a .Sojourner, than an
Inhabitant, Chari es Blake
Rei tor ofthis Parish Church,
I wish I might not fay, an
unworthy oik- ! What I am
now dead, fuch I always
was when alive, A Worm,
AND NO Man. Grant, (»
my ( ,( )I), I befcech Thee,
that I may sleep in CHRIST,
"till the juft Judge of Quick
and Dead shall come in his
own Glory, accompany'd
with all his holy Angels.
Tn that Day, O Lord, thou
God of Mercy, have Com-
paffion on me, a miferable
Sinner !

Thou courteous and pious
Paffenger, flop a little while;
only to add one Word to
thefe my Prayers, viz.


I choofe to lay my Bones in this Place ; that, when the Night of Death is part, I
may then rife early in the Morning of the Refurrection to haemal Life, Charles Blake,
d, even now fpeaketh.

This modeft humble Gen-
tleman, that had fuch low
and mean Opinion of him-
felf, and his own Merits :
Yet how worthy a Man he
was, an friends thought of him, the oppofite Table will further inform you.

Hie dc Je Vir modejhts,

Parum a quits fui A-jlimator,

Quis ante in erat, quidque de eo fentiebant Amic,

A: -r/'niii latus tc docebit.

3t Hjr £aet £nu of tfjr S-rpulrfjrr.

N.B. In Cameterio juxta Viam tritam,
fepeliri volo, peto, atque exopto.

yes, "lis my earned Defire, my Body may be buried


N. B. In the Church-
Yard, near the High Road,
s my Will ; I request ;


t He lies interr'd in S. Glare's Church-Yard, )'ork, near the venerable Ruins of

St. Mary'.' Abbey, with this Infcription, on a rais'd Tomb Stone. Hie jacct

Dan. Harvey, Stirpe Gal I us, idernq; probus Sculptor, A re luted us etiam peritus.

accr, integer Antieit'uc ; Qua in filii ; citius, aliis benejiciis. Abi Viator, fequi

remmifcere. ObiU, undeciino Die Dccembris, A.D. 1733. sEtalis 50.

The Tomb of the late Rev. Chas. Blake, D.D. 65

Cn rlje .Rort!) &ioe of the Cflomtmnu.

C arol us Blake, S. T. P.
Natui est Reading] Bercherienfis, Oct. xxxi.
M DO LXTV. Parentibus, ut in tali Municipio,
PrimarUs : In Scholar Publico Mercatorum Sciffbrum
Londini institutus, pro more die' llegium

Sancti Johannis Baptiftse Oxonij : ubi bonis Litteris
te totum dedidit. Linguarum peritus, pre
Antiquarum, opttmos Authores in Manibus
habuit : Poesia tentavit, non infeliciter : In omni

Philosophic versuius, ilium (a nun e.
pracipue, qua pertinet ad Mores: Thee
futpote qiuc Studiomm Finis) maxitne omnium studio-
sistintus, cetera non tanti Facials, nisi cum
Divinarum ScientiA eonj'uneta. His Artibus eximij
Nominis inter Academicos evasit, magnus Tngenij,
magnus Doctrine laudibus, major Amort Fietatis.

Authors. In Poetry he be-
came no mean Proficient ; well skill'd in all the Parts of PhUofophy, efpecially in
that Branch which leads to Morality : But chiefly inclin'd to the Study of Divinity,
(as being the End of all Studies) not regarding other Sciences, but when accompany'd
with the Knowledge of Things Divine. By thefe Endowments, he gain'd a great
Character amongst his Contemporaries; who admir'd him for his ready Wit, his great
Learning, but most of all for his Love of Piety.


(~~MI *.rles Blake, Doctor

^^ of Divinity, was born at
Reading in Berkshire, October,

31, 1664. of Parents of the
.tirll Rank in that Corpora-
tion ; educated at Merchant-
Taylors School, London; and
according to its Cuftom, was
elecled a Member of St.
John's College, in Oxford,
where he lb diligently a]
himfelf to his Studies, that
he became well skill'd in the
learned Languages, especially
thofe of tlie Antient Fathers;
ever made use of the choicest

Inter lore Academicd Stadia nata ,v/ At,
qua vera illi intercessit cum Excellcnti Domino
GULIELMO Dawk-, Baronet to. Cut 1'
Ceftrienfi Episcopo, Diende Eborum ./
Facto, Sacris fait a Domesticis ; atqtu
duicissima, cum ab ejus latert nunquam discederet. In
tanto tantqu* benevolo Patrocinio Benefida $ Dignitates
■i quasivit, ut nonnulla reeusaverit oblata, alia
etiam pom ua ultro resignaverit. Siqtta retinuit, id
Factum ist obsequio Patroni, <jui indignum //"/abut, si
talis tantusque Vir a se inhonoratus videretur. Vixit
charus, jucundus Amicis ; neminiis, mum illi Tnimicus,
Podagra Doloribut Complures Annas Oruciatus, tandem
Confectus, obiit Nov. xxii. M In C XXX.

During his Studies in the
University, he contracted an
intimal hip with the

I [on. sir William Dawes,

: To whom, being
first Bishop of Chester, after-
ward- Archbishop <>f York,
1. Chaplain.
This way of Life was fo
Qg to him, that he never
left him, 1 mi t became hi- con-
slant i i Under lb
o isa Patron,
he fo little fought after either

I [onoui oi Pr< ferments, that
feveraT, that were offered, he refufed; others, hew uslyre-

fign'd; and thofe he kept, he did it to oblige hi- Patron, lit it unjust that

fo great and worthy a Man should want all due II »ur and Regard. lie lived dear

and delightful to his Friends: An Enemy to no Body; and none an Enemy to him.

afflicted with the Gout for many Years; and being worn out, at last li-
the 22nd ot '73°.

i t Propinquitate Sanguii
II ■ in ttituit In in Mi retiti I
Mbnumetitum Hocponi fecerunt.

His Relations thai were
: a-kin to him by
d, he ap-
pointed tin i i iend •,
that most deferred his Favour, to b« his Heii i Who ei Monument to hi-
Memory. OJ

OftJie Monasteries and other Religious Houses,

in Kingfton-upon-H ULL : With an account of their Benefactors :
but more efpecially of the Family of Dc la Pole, fome of whom
came at la ft to be of Royal Blood.


AMONG the feveral Orders of the Church of Rome, Tins, we
arc told, had its Rife from a miraculous Occafion. A learned
Man, named Bruno, who ftudy'd Philofophy at Paris, attending
the Funeral of his Friend, reputed to have been a good Liver ;
whilft the Service was performing in the Church, the Corpfe is faid
to have rais'd itfelf on the Bier, and utter thefe Words : By the
just Vengeance of the Almighty, I am accusd: Then it laid down,
and again arofe, faying, The Judgment of the Most High is again/I
me: And moving in like manner the third time, declar'd the tremen-
dous Sentence given againft him : By the Justice of God, faid he,
lam condemn d ! All prefent were exceedingly furpriz'd, efpecially
BRUNO, who, with 6 Companions, went to the Defert of Chartreufe,
in Dauphinc, where founded a Monaftery, under the moft rigorous
Conftitutions. Their Cuftom was, To wear a Hair Cloth next
their Skin ; a white Caffock, with a Cloak over it ; and a Hood, to
cover the Head. They were enjoin'd to Silence ; and not to go out,
without Leave from their Superior. Straw was their Bed, coarfe
Skins their Pillows, and Covering ; but, to keep themfelves clean,
and free from Idlenefs, they were allow'd Needles, Thread, Sciffu res,
Combs, Pens, Ink, and Tools of various Sorts. At Meals their
Eyes were to be fix'd on the Food, their Hands upon the Table,
their Attention on the Le<5lurer, and their Hearts on the Almighty.
Of this Order were thofe in the Monaftery of Mount-Grace, near
Cleveland, dedicated to St. NICHOLAS and the B. Virgin Mary,


The Remarkable HISTORY of the De la Polos. 67

founded by Thomas Holland, Duke of Surrey, Earl of Kent,
and Lord Wake. But, before I proceed to That, erected by the
famous Michael de la Pole ; it will be very proper here, to give
fome Account of the Rife of the Family of that Name.

ABOUT the Year of Christ, 1330. there was a flourifhing
Town, call'd Raven/rod, or Ravenfpuru, fituated near the mouth of
Hutnber ; where Trade had been carry'd on fuccefsfully for a lon«-
Series of Time. Herein dwelt a moft skilful rich Merchant, called
William de la *Pole, (the 2d Son of a Knight of * „.„
that Name) who marry'd KATHERINE, the Daugh- n f % .
ter of Sir JOHN NORWICH, Kt. by whom he had 3 Ia l oleSl

Children : Michael, Margaret, and Edmund. His Paternal
Coat of Arms, which was Azure, a Fefs Or. between Three
Leopards Heads, he laid afide, to bear Azure 2 Barrs Wavee Ar-
gent, as a Sign of his Maritime Employment. When Kingjlon-
upon-Hull began to rife in Splendour, he removed thither : Where
King Edward III. Anno 1332. being the 6th Year of his Reign,
(having proclaimed War againft the Scots) coming, with his Nobles,
to take a View of its Strength and Magnitude ; He, and all his
Attendants, were received and entertained by William de la Pole
with the greateft magnificence. The Monarch, being extremely
pleased, every Way, changed the Government of the Place, fo as
to be ruled by a Mayor, (with 4 Bailiffs) to be annually elected ;
and then knighted this loyal f Merchant, whom he appointed to
be the firft of that Worfhipful Order.

The French having, fome time after, affifted the Scots againft
the King of England ; he therefore, in juft Revenge, was refolved
to fight, and conquer them, even in their own Country. To which
Purpofe, Anno 1338, the 12th of his Reign, he fail'd with his gal-
lant Army into Flanders ; and arriving at Antwerp, vaft Throngs
came to meet, (as even did the Emperor afterwards at Coign) and
pay their Refpects to his Majefty. Amongft the reft, was Sir
WILLIAM dela POLE, where he had been managing his Traffick ;
who not only generously lent and fupply'd the King with what large
Sums he had about him, which were feveral thoufands of Pounds ;
but even betides mortgaged his Eftate for his Royal .Mailer's Life.
Such attracting Behaviour, and unfpeakable Loyalty, fo charm'd
the King, that he made him Knight Banneret in the Field ; gave
him Letters Patents of deferved Renown ; and fettled on him, and

his Heirs, to the Value of 500 Marks, annually, from Lands and

Rents in Kingjlon-upon-l lull, and other Places. Moreover^ laid the

Ki »k r >

t Hi, HonJe wai in ill.- Hi h Strut, (then open t" tin- Haven) luring greet
Stelths, Ware- 1 ionics, and all other Conveniences

68 CHAP. hi. Of the Building the Charter-House.

King, if it pi cafe* tJie . llmighty that I s/ia/l prove successful, I will

make thofeFive Hundreda Thousand Marks a Year, to he continued

for over. The Monarch, becoming profperous, and returning home,

was as good as his word : Forfoon after, fending for Sir William,

he made him lirll Gentleman of his Bed-Chamber, then Lord of the

Seigniory of Hbldernefs, befides giving him other Places of Honour

and Profit ; 'till, at laft, he was advane'd to be Chief-Baron of the

Exchequer, and enjoy' d what Happinefs he could poffibly hope for.

AND now his chief Study was to mow his Gratitude to Heaven,

by whofe divine Providence he was fo remarkably bleft. He there-

• r • w\y- f° re > obtaining Licence from King Edward, be-

, r . - ' , gan to creel: a ftatelv *Buikling, to the Honour
begins to found a * f GQD ncar ^ ^ Bu * d ^^ ^

Keligtous Mouse. wag half pcrfc a ed) about thc y ear , 3s6> he left

thc finifhing of it to his Son Michael; who, as plainly appears,
was a great Benefactor to this Town : For foon after, on the 6th of
Augufl, in thc Year aforcfaid, the 30th of the fame King's Reign,
he procured a Charter, empowering him, and his Heirs, for ever,
to fend Juftices to KingJlon-upon-Hidl, in order to try, acquit or
condemn, the Prifoners committed on fundry Occafions. And con-
tinuing the Building as then incomplete, he fmifh'd it, in the Year

- W-Mirlvu-l //A- + I 377»the 1 ft of the Reign of King Richard II.
sv Micnaei ins Thc Charter is datcd Fc1k i8 the Yea r after,

n /**S f witneffed by a Mayor of Hull, with others :
Lnarter-rioule. Upon wllich Account, and as it mightily tends

to open the Hiftory of the Dc la Poles, as well as to defcribe the
antient Situation of the Monaftcry, the following Translation from
Sir William Dugdales Monaflicon Anglicanum, Pag. 966, &c.
mult furely be very acceptable to the Reader.

f^O all the Faithful of CHRIST, who shall either fee or hear
thefe Letters. Michael de la Pole, Knight, Lordof\\ 7 \nghQ\d,
evcrlafling greeting in our Lord. Whilft zee continually revolve in
our Mind, how our mofl dear Father and Lord William de la Pole,
Knight, (now deceased) whilfthe lived, by the Infpiratiqn of the Holy
Spirit, firfl founded an Hofpital for the Poor ; and afterwards, out
of greater Devotion, altering this, his Purpofe, was refolved to creel,
at KlNGSTOX-upon-HULL, a certain Religious Houfe of Nuns, or
Poor Sifters Minoreffes Regular, of the Order of St. CLARE, for the
Enlargement and Honour of the Church of England, and to the
Intent that he might make CHRIST his Heir: And feeing our J aid
Father left this World, when he hadnotyet compleated what he in-
tended to hare endow? d; and having, before his Death, mofl /Iriclly


Charter given by Michael, his Son, who compleated it. 69

chargd us, that we should take fuch Order concerning the /aid
Bui/ding, as might tend to its greater Security, and better promote
the Ends of Piety, according to our own Will and Difcretion: We
being heartily and follicitously defirous to accomplish, effectually, his

devout Intention, by making wholefome Provifion for the better Go-

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