Documents of the Borough of Hull relating to particular matters



Admin History:
The Borough of Kingston upon Hull 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). These records were created by the borough during the course of business regarding regulatory and administrative issues.
Some of the documents in C BRS were formerly given references in Stanewell's Calendar of the Ancient Deeds, Letters, Miscellaneous Old Documents, &c., in the Archives of the Corporation, 1951. The former reference will be noted on each individual item.