b'was not expected to be filled too soon. In NovemberSecretary of State, in the Wesleyan Burial Ground at 1870 the Rev Robert Cass, the Wesleyan Minister atBolton, situated within the said Parish. Pocklington, received the following letter from a MrThe Methodist chapel at Bolton is very much still in Liddell of Whitehall, granting permission for burials touse, as these days it also serves as a village hall.take place in the new grave yard: References:Sir, With reference to your letter of the 14th July last, I am directed by Mr Secretary Bruce to informEast Riding Chapels and Meeting Houses by David & you, that as no order in council has been madeSusan Neave, EYLHSoc, 1990affecting the Parish of Bishop Wilton, intermentsMRP/1/69 papers re architectural work 1869-70, can take place, without the previous sanction of theBeverley Treasure HouseThe Great Sock TheftThe following is an extract from the Howdenshire Chronicle of 100 years ago:16th November 1907 sleeping on the farm buildings the night previous. He gave information to the police. B ernard Salmon, a vagrant, pleaded guilty to aPC Cross said that in consequence of certain charge of stealing a pair of mens socks, valuedinformation, he visited Bolton Hill farm (where Calvert at one shilling. William Arthur Calvert, a farm servantlives) and there made enquiries. He traced the living with Mr Fletcher at Bolton, stated that heprisoner to Fangfoss and apprehended him with remembered putting a pair of socks in a stable onthe socks (produced) in his possession; he was the farm, and he last saw them at 6.30 am on 30thwearing them. The prisoner was then conveyed to October. Returning at noon, the same day, be noticedPocklington. The Bench sentenced the prisoner to the socks were missing. The prisoner had beenHull gaol for 14 days, with hard labourthere is great waters oftentimesSteven OliverT his description of the chapel at Bolton dates fromthey be disposed they hyre a pryste to syng in the 1548, when commissioners created inventoriessayd chapel. Beyng nether charged with first frutes of chantries (in order to appropriate them for thenor tenthes.Crown). 1The chapel stood in Chapel Garth (oppositeThe same chauntry is dystaunt from the sayd the moated manor site); its establishment is dated toparysshe churche ij myles and more. The necessitie the late 11th century, with expansion in the 12th andtherof is that there is great waters oftentimes, that 14th centuries and final disappearance in the mid 16thin no wyse they can come to the sayd parysshe century. 2The account is reasonably clear (particularlychurche. There is no lands, ten. solde ne alienatyd if read out loud), describing the need for a chapel,sythe the iiijth day of February anno regniregis Henrici the value of goods and plate, the land endowmentsviijvi ., xxvij mo . 3and their tenants. Following this summers rainfall it isGoodes, ornamentes, and plate perteynyng to the perhaps easier to envisage the great waters keepingsayd chauntery, as apperyth by inventory, that is to the medieval folk of Bolton away from their parishsay, goodes valued at vs.vjd, plate, xxxijs.church. First, certen lands and ten., sett, lying, and THE CHAUNTERY OF SEYNT JAMESbeing at Bolton afforeseyd, perteynynge to the said IN BOLTON WITHIN THE PARYSSHE OFchaunterye, in the tenure of dyvers persons, that is BISSHOPWYLTON to say, one cottage in the tenure of William Graggell There is no incumbent to the same belonging.of Bolton, paynge by yere, iiijs; two oxgang of lande Havyng no foundacion but begon of the benevolencein the tenure of Richard Monke and William Vessei, in of the parochians of the sayd towne of Bolton; havyngBolton afforeseyd,, vjs. In all, xs.there often tymes great waters, that they in no wyseSome of the sayd chauntery xs. qui remanent.can come to the sayd parysshe church, and when 1Ed. W. Page. The Certificates of the Commissioners Appointed to Survey the Chantries, Guilds,Hospitals etc. in the County of York, 2 vols., Surtees Society 91-2 (1894-95).2Coppack, G.An excavation at Chapel Garth, Bolton, Fangfoss, Humberside. The Yorkshire Archaeo logical Journal 1978; Vol:50: 93-121.34th February 1536 (27th regnal year of King Henry VIII) the date Parliament passed the first Act of Sup pression, dissolving the lesser monasteriesBULLETIN 16 317'