Transcripts of Documents relating to Ecclesiastical Affairs in Hull, 1328-1663; 1463-1536

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

These items are part of a collection of miscellaneous transcribed documents that were presented to the Brynmor Jones Library by A Brown & Sons of Hull in 1942. They comprise transcripts of documents relating to ecclesiastical matters in Hull 1328-1663; and transcripts of the accounts of the Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Holy Trinity, Hull 1463-1536.

Administrative / Biographical History

The guild of St Mary the Virgin in Holy Trinity church was one of several religious guilds that thrived in Hull before the Reformation. They derived their income from rents and spent it on a chaplain's salary and the expenses of masses and other religious services for members. Many of the religious guilds were craft-specific, but the guild of St Mary the Virgin appears to have been informally attached to the Hull Corporation in the sense that the town's mayors were often the guild aldermen and it is likely that many members of the Corporation were members of this religious guild too (Sheahan, History of...Hull, p.431; Pugh, The city of Kingston upon Hull, p.84).

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Originally published by Access to Archives - A2A. The data in this finding aid is in the copyright of the place of deposit.

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Pugh, R B, A history of the county of York East Riding: the city of Kingston upon Hull (1969)

Sheahan, J J, History of the town and port of Kingston upon Hull, (1866)

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