Poulson, George (DNB00)

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POULSON, GEORGE (1783–1858), topographer, was born in 1783. His first publication was ‘Beverlac; or the Antiquities and History of the Town of Beverley, in the county of York, and of the Provostry and Collegiate Establishment of St. John's; with a minute description of the present Minster and the Church of St. Mary,’ 2 vols. London, 1829, 4to, with numerous illustrations. This was followed by his principal work, entitled ‘The History and Antiquities of the Seigniory of Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York, including the Abbies of Meaux and Swine, with the Priories of Nunkeeling and Burstall: compiled from authentic charters, records, and the unpublished manuscripts of the Rev. W. Dade, remaining in the library of Burton Constable,’ 2 vols. Hull, 1840–1, 4to, with many illustrations. He also edited Henry William Ball's ‘Social History and Antiquities of Barton-upon-Humber,’ 1856, and added elucidatory remarks. He died at Barton-upon-Humber on 12 Jan. 1858.

[Gent. Mag. 1858, pt. i. p. 449; Boyne's Yorkshire Library, pp. 152, 165.]

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