Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
"HESSLE, a parish in the E.R. of Yorkshire, near the Humber, S. W. of Hull, bel. anciently to the Stutevils, whose heiress, Johanna, gave it
to the canons of Walton. The impression on her seal was a woman riding sideways, with the bridle in her right-hand, she
being the first that 'tis said began that custom, now in use with her sex."
Stephen Whatley's England's Gazetteer, 1750]
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