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became involved in diocesan administration. He was appointed vicar-general of the diocese from Paris (20 September 1325) and shortly thereafter was deputed with his brother Adam to administer oaths of canonical obedience. At the time he held the valuable Yorkshire rectory of Kirk Ella. Such duties did not detain him long, for the following year he was succeeded as vicar-general by Adam. Edward II's growing hostility to William now affected Richard's career, and in March 1326 royal writs were issued for his and Adam's pursuit and arrest. It has been suggested

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William Dodsworth ( 1798–1861 ) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery , London Dodsworth, William ( 1798–1861 ), Tractarian clergyman and Roman Catholic writer , was born on 19 March 1798 at Kirk Ella, Yorkshire , the third son of wealthy Hull timber merchant, John Dodsworth (1765–1818) , and his wife, Harriet Haydon ( d. 1837). He was educated at Richmond School, Yorkshire , and at Trinity College, Cambridge , where he graduated BA in 1820 and MA in 1823. He was ordained in the Church of England , being made deacon in 1821 and priest in 1822

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Henry Weekes , 1874 © Crown copyright in photograph: UK Government Art Collection Hammond, Edmund, Baron Hammond ( 1802–1890 ), diplomatist , was born on 25 June 1802 at Spring Gardens, London , the third and youngest son of George Hammond (1763–1853) , diplomatist, from Kirk Ella in the East Riding of Yorkshire , and his wife, Margaret Allen ( d. 1838) , daughter of Andrew Allen , attorney-general of Pennsylvania, USA. He was educated at Eton College (1812–15) and Harrow (1816) and matriculated at University College, Oxford , in 1820. He graduated

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Hammond, William ( 1727–1793 ), master mariner and merchant , of Kirk Ella, East Riding of Yorkshire , was the son of Anthony Hammond (1696–1759) and his wife, Mary Hayes. He was accepted as a younger brother of the Hull Trinity House in 1749, eventually becoming an elder brother and three times warden, in 1779, 1785, and 1792. As a representative of the house he regularly attended sessions of the House of Commons during the passage of the Spurn Lights Act of 1766. In November 1771 he sold to the Admiralty two vessels constructed at Whitby which,

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Lehrer , whose records were more often than not to be found on his turntable. He was also something of a wine buff, spending many happy afternoons at tastings in his capacity as wine fellow for St Antony’s College. He lived for many years with his wife Margaret in Church Lane, Kirk Ella, Hull. He died of cancer in Hull on 8 December 2017; Margaret and their two children survived him. He left an indelible mark on the study of French and European politics, combining a deep historical knowledge with an ability to compare across cases without falling into the

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Levet [Levett] , Robert ( bap. 1705, d. 1782 ), surgeon and apothecary , was born in Kirk Ella, East Riding of Yorkshire , near Hull , and baptized there on 30 August 1705 ( Boswell , Life , 4.137, n. 1 ). He was the first of ten children born to Thomas and Elizabeth Levitt. At the age of about twenty he left his parents' house and worked for Robert Bee , ' an Eminent Woolens Drapier att Hull ' ( Hyde MS ). Having picked up a little medical knowledge from a friend of his master's, he went to London about 1727 intending to study medicine. After a brief

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Walter Giffard of York appointed St Leofard his official; he succeeded to a prebend of Beverley in the same year. He had, however, ceased to act as official at the end of 1272, and, although he was named as Giffard's vicar-general in 1274 and was collated as rector of Kirk Ella in the same year, his life until the end of the decade remains obscure. Giffard died on 22 April 1279, but St Leofard had probably already returned to the south; he was now treasurer of Chichester , and appointed Sussex men as attorneys when he went to Scotland in April