SUTTON ON HULL: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.
"SUTTON ON HULL, a parish in the middle division of the wapentake of HOLDERNESS, East riding of the county of YORK, 3 miles N.N.E. from Kingston upon Hull, containing, with the township of Stoneferry, 3658 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of the East riding, and diocese of York, endowed with £600 royal bounty, and £1000 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of H. Broadley, Esc. The church, dedicated to St. James, had formerly a chantry of six priests, endowed by John of Sutton, and valued, at the dissolution, at £13. 18. 8. per annum. Many of the most opulent merchants of Hull have residences in this neighbourhood. In the village are two hospitals; one of them founded by Leonard Chamberlain, and rebuilt in 1800, for the maintenance of two poor aged widowers and eight widows, each having a separate house and three shillings a week; the other erected in 1819, by the trustees of the late Mrs. Watson, for the reception of the widows and daughters of poor clergymen deceased. A house of White friars existed here in the time of Edward I."
"STONEFERRY, a township in the parish of SUTTON ON HULL, middle division of the wapentake of HOLDERNESS, East riding of the county of YORK, 1 mile N.E. from Kingston upon Hull. The population is returned with the parish. There is a place of worship forWesleyan Methodists. Ann Waters, in 1720, bequeathed property for the erection and endowment of almshouses for seven widows, or poor old maids, who each receive £13 per annum; she also left an annuity of £5 to be paid to one of the almswomen for teaching ten poor girls."
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]