Transcripts of Hull Corporation Records by J.R. Boyle

Scope and Content

Transcripts of documents relating to Hull from material held at The National Archives and from Hull City Archives including the Hull Corporation Bench Books (1342-1547)

Administrative / Biographical History

The borough was created by royal charter in 1299. It was governed by a warden appointed by the crown until 1331 when he was replaced by a mayor and four bailiffs chosen by the burgesses from among themselves. The bailiffs were replaced by a bench of twelve aldermen in 1440 and they, with the mayor, remained the governing body of the town until the corporation was reformed under the Municipal Corporations Act of 1835 (5 & 6 Will. IV c. 76)

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated by Messrs. A Brown & Sons Ltd., Savile Street, Hull, 1942

Related Material

Hull Corporation Bench Books II-III (1342-1592) [C BRE/1/1-2]

Hull Corporation Bench Books IV - VII (1555-1681) [C BRB/2-5]

Transcripts of Hull Corporation Bench Books V - VII (1609-1681) [U DX5/8-10]

Other repositories:

Parish registers for Hull and surrounding villages, East Riding of Yorkshire Archives Service, Beverley