Kent

In 633 Paulinius Italy Archbishop Canterbury -644 fled to the protection of Eadbald King Kent -640 at Kent


In 633 Eanfled Deira Queen Consort Bernicia 626-685 (6) fled to the protection of Eadbald King Kent -640 in Kent


In 676 Aethelred King Mercia -704 invaded at Kent


In 687 Caedwalla King Wessex 659-689 (28) ravaged Kent in revenge for the death of his brother.


In 826 Aethelwulf King Wessex -858 invaded at Kent


Around 1170 Hubert Burgh Count Mortain, 1st Earl Kent 1170-1243 was born to Walter Burgh 1130-1206 and Alice Unknown at Kent


Around 1222 Margaret Burgh Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford 1222-1237 was born to Hubert Burgh Count Mortain, 1st Earl Kent 1170-1243 and Margaret Dunkeld Countess Kent 1193-1259 (29) at Kent


Addington Park, Kent

Edward Neville 1471-1538 lived at Addington Park, Kent.


In 1519 Frances Neville 1519-1599 was born to Edward Neville 1471-1538 and Eleanor Windsor Baroness Scrope Masham at Addington Park, Kent


In 1548 Edward Waldegrave -1561 and Frances Neville 1519-1599 were married at Addington Park, Kent


Allington, Kent

In 1503 Thomas Wyatt 1503-1542 was born to Henry Wyatt 1460-1537 (43) in Allington, Kent


Around 1536 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543 (39). Drawing of Thomas Wyatt 1503-1542 (33).

Around 1550 based on a work of around 1540.Unknown Artist. Portrait of Thomas Wyatt 1503-1542.

Around 1568 John Astley Master of the Jewel House 1507-1595 (61) was granted the castle and manor of Allington, Kent.


Ash, Kent

Ashford, Kent

On 23 Oct 1375 Elizabeth Ferrers Countess Atholl 1336-1375 (39) died.She was buried at Ashford, Kent


Ashridge, Kent

On 25 Sep 1300 Edmund "Almain" Cornwall 2nd Earl Cornwall 1249-1300 (50) died.He was buried, heart and flesh, at Ashridge, Kent.
His bones were interred at Hailes Abbey, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire during a service attended by Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (61).


Aylesford, Kent

On 01 Sep 1308 Henry Grey 1st Baron Grey Codnor 1255-1308 died at Aylesford, Kent


On 14 Dec 1392 John Grey 3rd Baron Grey Codnor 1305-1392 died at Aylesford, Kent


Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent

Around 1430 William Culpepper 1430-1502 was born to William Culpepper 1387-1457 and Elizabeth Ferrers 1390-1460 at Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent.


Around 1472 Edward Culpepper 1472-1533 was born to William Culpepper 1430-1502 at Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent


Around 1494 John Culpepper 1494-1550 was born to Edward Culpepper 1472-1533 at Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent


Around 1527 Thomas Culpepper 1527-1587 was born to John Culpepper 1494-1550 at Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent


Bayhall, Kent

Around 1430 Margaret Culpepper 1430-1488 was born to Walter Culpepper 1402-1462 and Agnes Roper 1400-1457 at Bayhall, Kent


Beakesbourne, Kent

Bexley, Kent

Lesnes Abbey, Bexley, Kent

On 14 Jul 1179 Richard "The Loyal" Lucy 1089-1179 (90) died at Lesnes Abbey, Bexley, Kent.


Biddenham, Kent

Before 1508 John Guildford 1507-1565 was born to George Guildford 1470-1533 and Elizabeth Mortimer at Biddenham, Kent


Birling, Kent

On 20 Nov 1253 William Saye 1253-1295 was born to William Saye 1209- and Sybil Marshal 1209-1254 (44) at Birling, Kent


On 17 Jun 1340 William Saye 3rd Baron Say 1340-1375 was born to Geoffrey Saye 2nd Baron Say 1309-1359 and Maud Beauchamp Baroness Say 1310-1366 at Birling, Kent


On 12 Dec 1574 Thomas Fane 1510-1589 and Mary Neville 7th Baroness Bergavenny, 3rd Baroness Despencer 1554-1626 were married at Birling, Kent


On Sep 1576 Frances Manners Baroness Bergavenny 1530-1576 died at Birling, Kent


Around 1602 Charles Neville 1602-1637 was born to Henry Neville 9th Baron Bergavenny 1579-1641 and Mary Sackville 1584-1613 (18) at Birling, Kent.


On 15 Oct 1616 Rachel Lennard Baroness Bergavenny 1553-1616 (63) died in Birling, Kent


On 01 Dec 1622 Edward Neville 8th Baron Bergavenny 1550-1622 died.He was buried at Birling, Kent


Before 24 Dec 1641 Henry Neville 9th Baron Bergavenny 1579-1641 died. He was buried at Birling, Kent.His son John Neville 10th Baron Bergavenny 1614-1662 succeeded as 10th Baron Bergavenny (1C 1392)


Before 07 Jun 1649 Christopher Neville 1584-1649 died.On 07 Jun 1649 Christopher Neville 1584-1649 was buried at Birling, Kent.


On 19 May 1873 Caroline Leeke Countess Abergavenny -1873 died at Birling, Kent


Bluewater, Kent

Stone Castle, Bluewater, Kent

Bobbing, Kent

In 1364 Lewis Clifford 1364-1404 was born to Roger Clifford 5th Baron Clifford 1333-1389 and Maud Beauchamp Baroness Clifford 1335-1403 at Bobbing, Kent


On 08 Sep 1420 Arnold Savage 1384-1420 (36) died at Bobbing, Kent


In 1425 John Clifford 1425-1461 was born to William Clifford 1390-1438 and Elizabeth Savage Baroness Cobham 1386-1451 (39) at Bobbing, Kent.


On 19 Jan 1488 Margaret Culpepper 1430-1488 died at Bobbing, Kent


In 1494 Alexander Clifford 1429-1494 died at Bobbing, Kent.


Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent

In 1325 Arnold Savage 1325-1375 was born at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


Around 1384 Arnold Savage 1384-1420 was born to Arnold Savage 1358-1410 (25) at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


In 1386 Elizabeth Savage Baroness Cobham 1386-1451 was born to Arnold Savage 1358-1410 (27) at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


On 30 Nov 1429 Alexander Clifford 1429-1494 was born to Lewis Clifford 1406-1438 and Anne Moleyns 1408-1441 (21) at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent.


In 1451 Elizabeth Savage Baroness Cobham 1386-1451 (65) died at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


In or before 1497 Richard Clifford 1505-1562 was born to Lewis Clifford 1460-1497 and Mildred Bourne at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent. Date based on father's death in 1497.


Around 1530 Richard Clifford 1505-1562 and Anne Stafford 1517-1559 were married at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


Around 1535 George Clifford 1535-1586 was born to Richard Clifford 1505-1562 and Anne Stafford 1517-1559 at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


Around 1560 George Clifford 1535-1586 and Ursula Finch 1539-1600 (21) were married at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


Around 1561 Henry Clifford 1561-1599 was born to George Clifford 1535-1586 and Ursula Finch 1539-1600 (22) at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


Around 1563 Alexander Clifford 1563-1621 was born to George Clifford 1535-1586 and Ursula Finch 1539-1600 (24) at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


Around 1566 Conyers Clifford 1566-1599 was born to George Clifford 1535-1586 and Ursula Finch 1539-1600 (27) at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


Around 1586 Henry Clifford 1561-1599 and Jane Harlack were married at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


Around 1588 Alexander Clifford 1563-1621 and Jane Saunders 1567- were married at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


Around 1594 Henry Clifford 1594-1642 was born to Alexander Clifford 1563-1621 and Jane Saunders 1567- at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


Around 1597 Mary Clifford 1597- was born to Alexander Clifford 1563-1621 and Jane Saunders 1567- at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


On Oct 1659 Humfrey Tufton 1st Baronet Tufton 1584-1659 died at Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent


St Bartholemew Church, Bobbing, Kent

South Chancel, St Bartholemew Church, Bobbing, Kent

On 29 Nov 1410 Arnold Savage 1358-1410 (52) died.He was buried at South Chancel, St Bartholemew Church, Bobbing, Kent


Boughton Monchelsea, Kent

On 04 Mar 1491 William Brandon 1425-1491 died at Boughton Monchelsea, Kent


Bore Place, Kent

In 1511 Robert Willoughby 1511-1545 was born to Thomas Willoughby 1486-1545 at Bore Place, Kent


Around 1538 Thomas Willoughby 1538-1596 was born to Robert Willoughby 1511-1545 at Bore Place, Kent


Around 1596 Thomas Willoughby 1538-1596 died at Bore Place, Kent


Brasted, Kent

On 23 Oct 1699 John Verney 1699-1741 was born to George Verney 20th Baron Latimer, 12th Baron Willoughby Broke 1659-1728 (40) and Margaret Heath Baroness Latimer, Baroness Willoughby Broke at Brasted, Kent


Brenchley, Kent

In 1230 Thomas Culpepper 1230-1309 was born at Brenchley, Kent


Around 1260 Thomas Culpepper 1260-1321 was born to Thomas Culpepper 1230-1309 at Brenchley, Kent


Around 1305 John Culpepper 1305-1376 was born to Thomas Culpepper 1260-1321 at Brenchley, Kent


In 1309 Thomas Culpepper 1230-1309 died at Brenchley, Kent


Broadstairs, Kent

St Peter Intra College, Broadstairs, Kent

Around 1900 John Granville Cornwallis Eliot 6th Earl St Germans 1890- educated at St Peter Intra College, Broadstairs, Kent


Bromley, Kent

In 1569 Catherine Gerard 1569-1617 was born to Gilbert Gerard 1534-1593 and Anne Ratclyffe 1539-1603 (30) at Bromley, Kent


Around 1586 Barbara Calthorpe 1586- was born to Henry Calthorpe 1560-1605 (26) in Bromley, Kent.


North Cray, Bromley, Kent

On 22 Aug 1485 Robert Brandon 1410-1485 died at North Cray, Bromley, Kent


Bromley Hill Place, Kent

On 15 Jan 1837 Amelia Hume Baroness Farnborough 1772-1837 (64) died at Bromley Hill Place, Kent


Burston, Kent

Canterbury, Kent

On 29 Dec 1172 Hugh Lacy 4th Baron Pontefract 1134-1186 visited at Canterbury, Kent


22 Jan 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313.Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23).Dover, Kent To the Sheriff of Kent.Order to provide 75 thousands of wood and 200 quarters of charcoal for the expenses of the King's household on his return from parts beyond the sea, so that he have at Dover, Kent against the King's return 25 thousands of wood and 30 quarters of coal, and at Canterbury, Kent 30 thousands of wood and 100 quarters of coal, and at Rochester, Kent (Rofham) 20 thousands of wood and 70 quarters of coal; to be delivered by indenture to John de Sumery, scullion (scutell') of the king's household, or such as supply his place.Witness: Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312.


24 Jan 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313.Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23).Canterbury, Kent To the Sheriffs of London.Order to deliver John de la Dune, Roger de Hopton, Richard le Harpour, Roger de Soppewalle, Roger le Keu, Rober le Hunt, Thomas de Sydenham, Henry le Gardener, Thomas de la More, Philip Kemp, John le Wayt, and John le Wodeward, the men and servants of Adam de Kyngeshemede, in the King's prison of Newgate for a trespass committed by them upon the King's men at Westminster, from prison upon their finding sufficient mainpernors to have them before the King or his Lieutenant in the quinzaine of the Purification of St Mary to stand to right concerning the said trespass.Witness: Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312.


Siege of Leeds Castle

In Oct 1321 Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (26) was returning from Canterbury, Kent to London.She sought accommodation at Leeds Castle, Kent which was under the protection of Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333 the wife of Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322. Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333 refused entry to the Queen killing around six of her retinue when they tried to force entry. Edward II King England 1284-1327 (37) commenced the Siege of Leeds Castle.Once Edward II King England 1284-1327 (37) gained possession of the castle, he had the garrison hanged from the battlements. Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333, her five children, and Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh 1287-1355 (34), her nephew, were imprisoned in the Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London.


On 14 Apr 1322 Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 was tried by Henry Cobham 1st Baron Cobham 1260-1339 at Canterbury, Kent.
Sentenced to death Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 was drawn for three miles behind a horse to Blean, Canterbury, Kent, where he held property, where he was beheaded. His head was displayed on the Burgh Gate, Canterbury, Kent at Canterbury and the rest of his body left hanging at Blean, Canterbury, Kent. He was buried at Whitefriars, Canterbury, Kent.


On 03 Oct 1404 Joan Burghesh Baroness Mohun Dunster 1319-1404 (85) died at Guest House, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent.She was buried at Canterbury, Kent


On 13 Oct 1566 Richard Boyle 1st Earl Cork 1566-1643 was born at Canterbury, Kent


John Evelyns's Diary 1641. From Dover, I that night rode post to Canterbury. Here I visited the cathedral, then in great splendour, those famous windows being entire, since demolished by the fanatics. The next morning, by Sittingboume, I came to Rochester, and thence to Gravesend, where a light-horseman (as they call it) taking us in, we spent our tide as far as Greenwich. From hence, after we had a little refreshed ourselves at the College, (for by reason of the contagion then in London we balked the inns,) we came to London landing at Arundel-stairs. Here I took leave of his Lordship (55), and retired to my lodgings in the Middle Temple, being about two in the morning, the 14th of October.


06 Feb 1652. John Evelyns's Diary 1652. I embarked early in the packet boat, but put my goods in a stouter vessel. It was calm, so that we got not to Dover till eight at night. I took horse for Canterbury, and lay at Rochester; next day, to Gravesend, took a pair of oars, and landed at Sayes Court, where I stayed three days to refresh, and look after my packet and goods, sent by a stouter vessel. I went to visit my cousin, Richard Fanshawe 1st Baronet Fanshawe 1608-1666, and divers other friends.


On 11 Oct 1861 Elizabeth Denison Marchioness Conyngham 1769-1861 (92) died at Canterbury, Kent


Blean, Canterbury, Kent

On 14 Apr 1322 Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 was tried by Henry Cobham 1st Baron Cobham 1260-1339 at Canterbury, Kent.
Sentenced to death Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 was drawn for three miles behind a horse to Blean, Canterbury, Kent, where he held property, where he was beheaded. His head was displayed on the Burgh Gate, Canterbury, Kent at Canterbury and the rest of his body left hanging at Blean, Canterbury, Kent. He was buried at Whitefriars, Canterbury, Kent.


Burgh Gate, Canterbury, Kent

On 14 Apr 1322 Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 was tried by Henry Cobham 1st Baron Cobham 1260-1339 at Canterbury, Kent.
Sentenced to death Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 was drawn for three miles behind a horse to Blean, Canterbury, Kent, where he held property, where he was beheaded. His head was displayed on the Burgh Gate, Canterbury, Kent at Canterbury and the rest of his body left hanging at Blean, Canterbury, Kent. He was buried at Whitefriars, Canterbury, Kent.


Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

On 12 Jun 1020 Aelfstan aka Lyfing Unknown Archbishop Canterbury -1020 died.He was buried at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent.


Murder of Thomas a Becket

On 29 Dec 1170 Thomas Becket Archbishop Canterbury 1119-1170 (51) was murdered at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent by four knights on behalf of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (37).


Wedding of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence

On 14 Jan 1236 Henry III King England 1207-1272 (28) and Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England 1223-1291 (13) were married at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent by Edmund Rich Archbishop Canterbury 1174-1240 (61).


On 08 Jun 1376 Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales 1330-1376 (45) died of dysentery at Westminster Palace, Westminster. He was buried in Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent.


On Jan 1380 Simon Sudbury Archbishop Canterbury 1316-1381 (64) was appointed as Lord Chancellor.He was buried at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent.


After 22 Mar 1421 Thomas Lancaster 1st Duke Clarence 1388-1421 (32) was buried at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent


John Neville married Isabel Ingaldsthorpe

On 25 Apr 1457 John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 (26) and Isabel Ingaldsthorpe 1441-1476 (16) were married (they were second-cousins once-removed x 2) by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (39) at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent during the John Neville married Isabel Ingaldsthorpe


After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop Exeter, Bishop Bath and Wells, Bishop Durham, Bishop Winchester 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471. It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19). William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17).
Physician holding urine bottle

On 30 Mar 1486 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (68) died at Knole House, Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent.He was buried at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent


John Evelyns's Diary 1641. From Dover, I that night rode post to Canterbury. Here I visited the cathedral, then in great splendour, those famous windows being entire, since demolished by the fanatics. The next morning, by Sittingboume, I came to Rochester, and thence to Gravesend, where a light-horseman (as they call it) taking us in, we spent our tide as far as Greenwich. From hence, after we had a little refreshed ourselves at the College, (for by reason of the contagion then in London we balked the inns,) we came to London landing at Arundel-stairs. Here I took leave of his Lordship (55), and retired to my lodgings in the Middle Temple, being about two in the morning, the 14th of October.


In 1683 Charles Kirkoven 1st Earl Bellomont 1643-1683 (39) died.He was buried at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent


Crypt, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

Chancel, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

Death of King Henry IV

On 20 Mar 1413 Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (45) died in the Jerusalem Chamber, Cheyneygates, Westminster Abbey in Westminster Abbey confirming a prophesy that he would die in Jerusalem.His sons Henry V King England 1386-1422 (26) and Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester 1390-1447 (22) were present. He Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (45) was buried in the Chancel, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent of Canterbury Cathedral.


Corona, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

North Side Corona, Corona, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

On 17 Nov 1558 Cardinal Reginald Pole 1500-1558 (58) died at London.He was buried at North Side Corona, Corona, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent.


Guest House, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

On 03 Oct 1404 Joan Burghesh Baroness Mohun Dunster 1319-1404 (85) died at Guest House, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent.She was buried at Canterbury, Kent


Lady Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

Chapel of St Benedict, Lady Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

After 926 the remains of Athelm Bishop Wells -926 were moved to the Chapel of St Benedict, Lady Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent


North Transept, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

After 926 the remains of Athelm Bishop Wells -926 were moved to the North Transept, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent


St Michael's Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

On 16 Mar 1410 John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset 1373-1410 (37) died at Hospital of St Katharine's by the Tower, Tower Hill, City of London.He was buried at St Michael's Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent.His son Henry Beaufort 2nd Earl Somerset 1401-1418 (9) succeeded as 2nd Earl Somerset (2C 1397)


Church of St John the Baptist, Canterbury, Kent

In 926 Athelm Bishop Wells -926 died. He was buried in the Church of St John the Baptist, Canterbury, Kent


King's School, Canterbury, Kent

Around 1536 William Brooke 10th Baron Cobham 1527-1597 (8) educated at King's School, Canterbury, Kent.


Around 1576 Richard Boyle 1st Earl Cork 1566-1643 (9) educated at King's School, Canterbury, Kent


St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, Kent

Charles I and Henrietta Maria's First Meeting

On 13 Jun 1625 Charles I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (24) and Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (15) met for the first time at St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, Kent.


Whitefriars, Canterbury, Kent

On 14 Apr 1322 Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 was tried by Henry Cobham 1st Baron Cobham 1260-1339 at Canterbury, Kent.
Sentenced to death Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 was drawn for three miles behind a horse to Blean, Canterbury, Kent, where he held property, where he was beheaded. His head was displayed on the Burgh Gate, Canterbury, Kent at Canterbury and the rest of his body left hanging at Blean, Canterbury, Kent. He was buried at Whitefriars, Canterbury, Kent.


Castle Badlesmere, Kent

In 1310 Maud Badlesmere Countess Oxford 1310-1366 was born to Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 and Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333 at Castle Badlesmere, Kent.


In 1313 Elizabeth Badlesmere Countess Northampton 1313-1356 was born to Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 and Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333 at Castle Badlesmere, Kent


Charlton, Kent

On 01 Oct 1756 Charles George Perceval 2nd Baron Arden, 1st Baron Arden Arden 1756-1840 was born to John Perceval 2nd Earl Egmont 1711-1770 (45) and Catherine Compton Countess Egmont 1731-1784 (25) at Charlton, Kent


Wricklesmarsh, Charlton, Kent

In 1604 Colonel Thomas Blount 1604- was born in Wricklesmarsh, Charlton, Kent.


Chatham, Kent

John Evelyns's Diary 1641.On the 19th, we made a short excursion to Rochester, and having seen the cathedral, went to Chatham to see the Royal Sovereign, a glorious vessel of burden lately built there, being for defence and ornament, the richest that ever spread cloth before the wind. She carried an hundred brass cannon, and was 1200 tons; a rare sailer, the work of the famous Phineas Pett, inventor of the frigate-fashion of building, to this day practised. But what is to be deplored as to this vessel is, that it cost his Majesty the affections of his subjects, perverted by the malcontent great ones, who took occasion to quarrel for his having raised a very slight tax for the building of this, and equipping the rest of the navy with- out an act of Parhament; though, by the suffrages of the major part of the Judges, the King might legally do in times of imminent danger, of which his Majesty was best apprised. But this not satisfying a jealous party, it was condemned as unprecedential, and not justifiable as to the Royal prerogative; and, accordingly, the Judges were removed out of their places, fined, and imprisoned.


Chiddingstone, Kent

On 03 Jun 1706 Henry Streatfield 1706-1762 was born to Henry Streatfield 1679-1747 and Elizabeth Beard at Chiddingstone, Kent.


St Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent

Streatfield Vault, St Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent

On 04 Apr 1762 Henry Streatfield 1706-1762 died. He was buried at Streatfield Vault, St Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent.


Chilham, Kent

Chilham Castle, Chilham, Kent

Around 1190 Richard Fitzroy 1190-1246 was born illegitimately to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (23) and Adela Plantagenet in Chilham Castle, Chilham, Kent


Around 1228 Lorette Plantagenet 1228-1266 was born to Richard Fitzroy 1190-1246 and Rohese de Dover 1186-1261 (42) in Chilham Castle, Chilham, Kent


Chislehurst, Kent

On 28 Dec 1510 Nicholas Bacon 1510-1579 was born to Robert Bacon 1479-1548 and Isabel or Eleanor Cage 1478-1535 (32) at Chislehurst, Kent.


Unknown Artist.Posthumous portrait of Nicholas Bacon 1510-1579.

In 1560 Barbara Walsingham 1560-1623 was born to Thomas Walsingham 1526-1584 and Dorothy Guildford at Chislehurst, Kent


Around 1564 Mary Walsingham Baronetess Pelham Laughton 1564-1624 was born to Thomas Walsingham 1526-1584 and Dorothy Guildford at Chislehurst, Kent


Church of St Nicholas, Chislehurst, Kent

Scadbury Chapel, Church of St Nicholas, Chislehurst, Kent

On 09 Feb 1550 Edmund Walsingham 1480-1550 died.He was buried at Scadbury Chapel, Church of St Nicholas, Chislehurst, Kent.


On 11 Aug 1630 Thomas Walsingham 1563-1630 died.He was buried at Scadbury Chapel, Church of St Nicholas, Chislehurst, Kent.


Foots Cray, Chislehurst, Kent

Around 1532 Francis Walsingham 1532-1590 was born to William Walsingham -1534 and Joyce Denny 1506-1560 at Foots Cray, Chislehurst, Kent


Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent

On 24 Nov 1462 James Walsingham 1462-1540 was born at Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent


Scadbury Park, Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent

Around 1542 Dorothy Walsingham 1542- was born to Thomas Walsingham 1526-1584 and Dorothy Guildford at Scadbury Park, Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent


Around 1558 Guildford Walsingham 1558-1587 was born to Thomas Walsingham 1526-1584 and Dorothy Guildford at Scadbury Park, Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent


Around 1558 Edmund Walsingham 1558-1589 was born to Thomas Walsingham 1526-1584 and Dorothy Guildford at Scadbury Park, Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent


Around 1562 Friedeswith Walsingham 1562- was born to Thomas Walsingham 1526-1584 and Dorothy Guildford at Scadbury Park, Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent


Around 1563 Thomas Walsingham 1563-1630 was born to Thomas Walsingham 1526-1584 and Dorothy Guildford at Scadbury Park, Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent


Around 1570 Ann Walsingham 1570- was born to Thomas Walsingham 1526-1584 and Dorothy Guildford at Scadbury Park, Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent


Around 1574 Jane Walsingham 1574- was born to Thomas Walsingham 1526-1584 and Dorothy Guildford at Scadbury Park, Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent


Around 1577 Frances Walsingham 1577- was born to Thomas Walsingham 1526-1584 and Dorothy Guildford at Scadbury Park, Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent


Around 1581 Elizabeth Walsingham 1581- was born to Thomas Walsingham 1526-1584 and Dorothy Guildford at Scadbury Park, Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent


On 15 Jan 1584 Thomas Walsingham 1526-1584 died at Scadbury Park, Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent


Cobham, Kent

Around 1220 John Cobham 1220-1252 was born at Cobham, Kent


In 1237 Reginald Cobham 1237- was born to John Cobham 1220-1252 and Joan Neville at Cobham, Kent


On 25 Dec 1240 John Cobham Chief Baron 1240-1300 was born to John Cobham 1220-1252 and Maude Joan Fitzbenedict at Cobham, Kent


Around 1242 Henry Cobham 1242-1316 was born to John Cobham 1220-1252 and Maude Joan Fitzbenedict at Cobham, Kent


In 1252 John Cobham 1220-1252 died at Cobham, Kent


Around 1276 Ralph Cobham 1276-1326 was born to John Cobham Chief Baron 1240-1300 and Joan Septvans at Cobham, Kent


Before 1285 John Cobham 2nd Baron Cobham 1285-1355 was born to Henry Cobham 1st Baron Cobham 1260-1339 and Maud Moreville Baroness Cobham 1264-1285 (20) at Cobham, Kent


On Mar 1300 John Cobham Chief Baron 1240-1300 died at Cobham, Kent


Around 1321 John Cobham 3rd Baron Cobham 1321-1408 was born to John Cobham 2nd Baron Cobham 1285-1355 and Joan Beauchamp 1305-1343 (16) at Cobham, Kent.


Around 1337 Joan Cobham 1337-1357 was born to John Cobham 3rd Baron Cobham 1321-1408 and Margaret Courtenay Baroness Cobham -1385 at Cobham, Kent. Date adjusted from 1316 since her father was born around 1321 and her future husband in 1339.


On 25 Feb 1355 John Cobham 2nd Baron Cobham 1285-1355 died at Cobham, Kent.


Before 1404 Joan Braybrooke 5th Baroness Cobham 1403-1442 was born to Reginald Braybrooke 1356-1405 (47) and Joan Pole 4th Baroness Cobham -1434 at Cobham, Kent


On 06 Jun 1464 Edward Brooke 6th Baron Cobham 1415-1464 (49) died at Cobham, Kent.He was buried at Cobham, Kent.His son John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham 1447-1512 (16) succeeded as 7th Baron Cobham.


Cobham Church, Cobham, Kent

On 20 Sep 1405 Reginald Braybrooke 1356-1405 (49) died at Sluys.He was buried at Cobham Church, Cobham, Kent.


On 13 Jan 1434 Joan Pole 4th Baroness Cobham -1434 died.She was buried at Cobham Church, Cobham, Kent.


Cobham Hall, Cobham, Kent

In 1559 William Brooke 10th Baron Cobham 1527-1597 (31) entertained Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (25) at Cobham Hall, Cobham, Kent.


On 17 Oct 1592 Frances Newton Baroness Cobham 1539-1592 (53) died at Cobham Hall, Cobham, Kent.


St Mary Magdalene, Cobham, Kent

On 09 Mar 1512 John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham 1447-1512 (64) died at Cowling, Kent.He was buried at St Mary Magdalene, Cobham, Kent.His son Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham -1529 succeeded 8th Baron Cobham


St Mary Magdalene New Churchyard, St Mary Magdalene, Cobham, Kent

On 19 Jul 1529 Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham -1529 died.He was buried at St Mary Magdalene New Churchyard, St Mary Magdalene, Cobham, Kent.His son George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham 1497-1558 (32) succeededas 9th Baron Cobham.Anne Braye Baroness Cobham 1501- by marriage Baroness Cobham.


Cooling, Kent

Cooling Castle, Cooling, Kent

In 1381 John Cobham 3rd Baron Cobham 1321-1408 was licensed to crenellate Cooling Castle, Cooling, Kent.


On 10 Jan 1408 John Cobham 3rd Baron Cobham 1321-1408 died at Cooling Castle, Cooling, Kent.


On 24 Nov 1442 Joan Braybrooke 5th Baroness Cobham 1403-1442 (38) died at Cooling Castle, Cooling, Kent


In 1555 George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham 1497-1558 (58) entertained Cardinal Reginald Pole 1500-1558 (54) at Cooling Castle, Cooling, Kent.


Cowling, Kent

On 10 Dec 1447 John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham 1447-1512 was born to Edward Brooke 6th Baron Cobham 1415-1464 (32) and Elizabeth Tuchet Baroness Cobham 1420-1464 at Cowling, Kent


On 09 Mar 1512 John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham 1447-1512 (64) died at Cowling, Kent.He was buried at St Mary Magdalene, Cobham, Kent.His son Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham -1529 succeeded 8th Baron Cobham


Cuxton, Kent

Whornes Place, Cuxton, Kent

On 21 Mar 1555 John Leveson 1555-1615 was born to Thomas Leveson 1532-1576 (23) and Ursula Gresham 1534-1574 at Whornes Place, Cuxton, Kent


Deal, Kent

On 03 Feb 1495 Perkin Warbreck 1474-1499 landed at Deal, Kent.He was driven off by supporters of the Crown and travelled to Ireland.


Deal Castle, Deal, Kent

On 14 Sep 1852 Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke Wellington 1769-1852 (83) died at Deal Castle, Deal, Kent.His son Arthur Wellesley 2nd Duke Wellington 1807-1884 (45) succeeded as 2nd Duke Wellington (1C 1814).Elizabeth Hay Duchess Wellington 1820-1904 (31) by marriage Duchess Wellington (1C 1814).


Deptford, Kent

09 Mar 1652. John Evelyns's Diary 1652. I went to Deptford, where I made preparation for my settlement, no more intending to go out of England, but endeavor a settled life, either in this or some other place, there being now so little appearance of any change for the better, all being entirely in the rebels' hands; and this particular habitation and the estate contiguous to it (belonging to my father-in-law, actually in his Majesty's service) very much suffering for want of some friend to rescue it out of the power of the usurpers, so as to preserve our interest, and take some care of my other concerns, by the advice and endeavor of my friends I was advised to reside in it, and compound with the soldiers. This I was besides authorized by his Majesty to do, and encouraged with a promise that what was in lease from the Crown, if ever it pleased God to restore him, he would secure to us in fee farm. I had also addresses and cyphers, to correspond with his Majesty and Ministers abroad: upon all which inducements, I was persuaded to settle henceforth in England, having now run about the world, most part out of my own country, near ten years. I therefore now likewise meditated sending over for my wife, whom as yet I had left at Paris.


On Jan 1362 Thomas Manny 1357-1362 (5) drowned in a well at Deptford, Kent


On 17 Jun 1497 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (27), Henry Willoughby 1451-1528 (46) and Thomas Fiennes 8th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1472-1534 fought at Deptford, Kent at the Battle of Blackheath aka Cornish Rebellion.
Giles Brugge 6th Baron Chandos 1462-1511, John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford 1465-1537, Robert Sheffield 1461-1518 (35), Edward Stanhope 1462-1487 and Robert Constable 1478-1537 were knighted.
John Dinham 1st Baron Dinham 1433-1501 (64) acted as judge.
Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West 1457-1525 commanded.


Battle of Blackheath aka Cornish Rebellion

On 17 Jun 1497 Richard Guildford 1450-1506 was created Knight Banneret at Deptford, Kent during the Battle of Blackheath aka Cornish Rebellion.


On 10 Oct 1615 Roger Boyle 1606-1615 (9) died at Deptford, Kent


15 Mar 1652. John Evelyns's Diary 1652. I saw the "Diamond" and "Ruby" launched in the Dock at Deptford, carrying forty-eight brass cannon each; Cromwell (52) and his grandees present, with great acclamations.


On 20 Jul 1833 Other Archer Windsor 6th Earl Plymouth 1789-1833 (44) died aboard his yacht at Deptford, Kent


Sayes Court, Deptford, Kent

01 Jan 1653. John Evelyns's Diary 1653. I set apart in preparation for the Blessed Sacrament, which the next day Mr. Owen administered to me and all my family in Sayes Court, preaching on John vi. 32, 33, showing the exceeding benefits of our blessed Savior taking our nature upon him. He had christened my son and churched my wife in our own house as before noticed.


In 1605 Richard Browne 1st Baronet Deptford 1605-1683 in Sayes Court, Deptford, Kent.


06 Feb 1652. John Evelyns's Diary 1652. I embarked early in the packet boat, but put my goods in a stouter vessel. It was calm, so that we got not to Dover till eight at night. I took horse for Canterbury, and lay at Rochester; next day, to Gravesend, took a pair of oars, and landed at Sayes Court, where I stayed three days to refresh, and look after my packet and goods, sent by a stouter vessel. I went to visit my cousin, Richard Fanshawe 1st Baronet Fanshawe 1608-1666, and divers other friends.


Indemnity and Oblivion Act

05 Apr 1652. John Evelyns's Diary 1652. My brother George (34) brought to Sayes Court Cromwell's (52) Act of Oblivion to all that would submit to the Government.


30 Jul 1652. John Evelyns's Diary 1652. I took advice about purchasing Sir Richard's interest of those who had bought Sayes Court.


17 Jan 1653. John Evelyns's Diary 1653. I began to set out the oval garden at Sayes Court, which was before a rude orchard, and all the rest one entire field of 100 acres, without any hedge, except the hither holly hedge joining to the bank of the mount walk. This was the beginning of all the succeeding gardens, walks, groves, inclosures, and plantations there.


21 Jan 1653. John Evelyns's Diary 1653. I went to London, and sealed some of the writings of my purchase of Sayes Court.


19 Feb 1653. John Evelyns's Diary 1653. I planted the orchard at Sayes Court; new moon, wind west.


22 Feb 1653. John Evelyns's Diary 1653. Was perfected the sealing, livery, and seisin of my purchase of Sayes Court. My brother (35), George Glanville, Mr. Scudamore, Mr. Offley, Co. William Glanville (son to Sergeant Glanville, sometime Speaker of the House of Commons), Co. Stephens, and several of my friends dining with me. I had bargained for £3,200, but I paid £3,500.


11 Oct 1653. John Evelyns's Diary 1653. My son, John Stansfield, was born, being my second child, and christened by the name of my mother's father, that name now quite extinct, being of Cheshire. Christened by Mr. Owen, in my library, at Sayes Court, where he afterward churched my wife, I always making use of him on these occasions, because the parish minister dared not have officiated according to the form and usage of the Church of England, to which I always adhered.


25 Oct 1653. John Evelyns's Diary 1653. Mr. Owen preached in my library at Sayes Court on Luke xviii. 7, 8, an excellent discourse on the unjust judge, showing why Almighty God would sometimes be compared by such similitudes. He afterward administered to us all the Holy Sacrament.


29 Mar 1654. John Evelyns's Diary 1654. That excellent man, Mr. Owen, preached in my library on Matt. xxviii. 6, a resurrection sermon, and after it we all received the Holy Communion.


Dover, Kent

Henry II travels to Normandy

On 10 Jan 1156 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (22) crossed from Dover, Kent to Wissant. Richard "The Loyal" Lucy 1089-1179 (67) was appointed Regent in Henry's absence. Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (34) was placed in the care of Theobald of Bec Archbishop Canterbury 1090-1161 (66) and John of Salisbury Bishop Chartres 1118-1180 (38).Her party included her sister Petronilla Poitiers 1125-1193 (31).


In 1187 Eustace Fiennes 1112-1187 died at Dover, Kent


08 Jan 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313.Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) To the Sheriff of Leicester.Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of John de Noveray, of Burton, lately elected in the late King's reign, who is insufficiently qualified.
Memorandum, that on Sunday before the Feast of St Vincent the Martyr [22 Jan], at Dover, Kent in the King's chamber in the Priory of St Martin, Dover, Kent, in the evening (crepsusculo noctis), in the presence of William Inge, knight, William de Melton and Adam de Osgoodby, clerks, John Langton Bishop Chichester -1337Sir William Melton to be carried with him in the wardrobe beyond sea; and the King straightaway delivered by his own hand another seal of his shortly before made anew at London for the government of the realm in the King's absence in a red bag (bursa) sealed with the seal of William Inge to the chancellor.With which seal the chancellor caused writs to be sealed, after the King's passage, in the hospital of Domus Dei, under the testimony of Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 then Keeper of the realm of England, on the Monday next following, on which day the King in the early morning (summo mane) passed the sea at Dover, Kent.


22 Jan 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313.Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23).Dover, Kent To the Sheriff of Kent.Order to provide 75 thousands of wood and 200 quarters of charcoal for the expenses of the King's household on his return from parts beyond the sea, so that he have at Dover, Kent against the King's return 25 thousands of wood and 30 quarters of coal, and at Canterbury, Kent 30 thousands of wood and 100 quarters of coal, and at Rochester, Kent (Rofham) 20 thousands of wood and 70 quarters of coal; to be delivered by indenture to John de Sumery, scullion (scutell') of the king's household, or such as supply his place.Witness: Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312.


22 Jan 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313.Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23).Dover, Kent.Robert Terry, of Whytefield, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of Galianus de Bek, has letters to the Sheriff of Nottingham to bail him until the first assize.Witness: Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312.


Coronation of Edward II and Isabella

08 Feb 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313.Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23).Dover, Kent.To William Leybourne.Order to attend the king's coronation with his wife on Sunday next after the feat of St Valentine [14 Feb].
The like to seventy others in various counties.


09 Feb 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313.Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23).Dover, Kent.To Alice, late wife of Roger Bigod, earl of Norfolk and Marshall of England.Order to meet the king at Dover, Kent on his return from France with his consort about Sunday next after the feast of the Purification of St Mary [02 Feb].Witnessed by Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312.
The like to:
Elizabeth, countess of Hereford and Essex.
Henry de Lancastre (27)
Robert de Monte Alto
Almaric de Sancto Amando[Ibid]
To R Archbishop of Canterbury (63).Order to attend the king's coronaion on Sunday next after the feast of St Valentine [14 Feb] at Westminster, to execute what pertains to his office.
To the sheriff of Surrey.Order to proclaim in market towns, etc., that no knight, esquire, or other shall, under pain of forfeiture, pressure to tourney or make jousts or bordices (torneare, justos seu burdseicas facere), or otherwise go armed at Croydon, Surrey or elsewhere before the king's coronation.


On 03 Aug 1355 Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh 1287-1355 (68) died at Dover, Kent.His son Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh 1328-1369 (26) succeeded as 2nd Baron Burghesh (2C 1330).Cecily Weyland Baroness Burghesh by marriage Baroness Burghesh (2C 1330).


On 21 Aug 1463 Richard Welles 7th Baron Willoughby Eresby, 7th Baron Welles 1428-1470 arrived at Dover, Kent with Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (21).


After 04 Nov 1492. Hall's Chronicle Henry VII VII Year. Shortely after that kyng Henry (35) had taryed a conuenient space, he transfreted and arryued at Douer, and so came to his maner of Grenewiche. And this was the yere of our lorde a. M.CCCC.xciii. and y. vii. yere of his troubleous reigne. Also in this soiournynge and be segynge of Boleyne (whiche \ve spake of before) there was few or none kylled, sauyng onely John Savage 1444-1492 knyght, which goyng preuely out of hys pauylion with syr Ihon Hiseley, roade about the walles to viewe and se their strength, was sodeynly intercepted and taken of hys enemies. And he beyng inflamed withy re, although he were captyue, of his high courage disdeyned to be taken of suche vileynes, defended his life toy vttennost and was manfullv (I will notsaye wilfully) slayne and oppressed, albeit syr Ihon Riseley fled fro theim & escaped their daunger.


Henry VIII Meeting with Charles V Holy Roman Emperor

On May 1522 Henry VIII (30) met with Charles Habsburg-Spain V Holy Roman Emperor 1500-1558 (22) at Dover, Kent. William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy 1478-1534, William Compton 1482-1528, John Marney 2nd Baron Marney 1484-1525 (37) and John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (51) were present. Henry VIII Meeting with Charles V Holy Roman Emperor


John Evelyns's Diary 1641. 10th [Oct 1641]. I went by waggon, accompanied with a jovial commissary, to Dunkirk, the journey being made all on the sea-sands. On our arrival, we first viewed the court of guards, the works, the town-house, and the new church; the latter is very beautiful within; and another, wherein they showed us an excellent piece of Our Saviour's bearing the Cross. The harbour, in two channels, coming up to the town, was choked vrith a multitude of prizes.
From hence, the next day, I marched three, English miles towards the packet-boat, being a pretty frigate of six guns, which embarked us for England about three in the afternoon.
At our going off, the fort, against which our pinnace anchored, saluted my Lord Marshal (55) with twelve gi'eat guns, which we answered with three. Not having the wind favourable, we anchored that night before Calais. About midnight, we weighed; and, at four in the morning, though not far from Dover, we could not make the pier till four that afternoon, the wind proving contrary and driving us westward; but at last we got on shore, October the 12th.


On 25 May 1660 Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (29) arrived at Dover, Kent


On 01 Dec 1690 Philip Yorke 1st Earl Hardwicke 1690-1764 was born to Philip Yorke 1651-1721 at Dover, Kent


Charlton Green, Dover, Kent

On 12 Feb 1683 Richard Browne 1st Baronet Deptford 1605-1683 died in Charlton Green, Dover, Kent.


Dover Castle, Dover, Kent

After 1191 Geoffrey Plantagenet Archbishop York 1152-1212 (39) was imprisoned by William Longchamp Bishop Ely -1197 at Dover Castle, Dover, Kent.


On 26 Aug 1573 Thomas Fane 1510-1589 was knighted at Dover Castle, Dover, Kent


Chapel, Dover Castle, Dover, Kent

On 15 Jun 1614 Henry Howard 1st Earl Northampton 1540-1614 (74) died.He was buried at Chapel, Dover Castle, Dover, Kent


Priory of St Martin, Dover, Kent

Death of King Stephen

On 25 Oct 1154 Stephen I King England 1094-1154 (60) died at Priory of St Martin, Dover, Kent.


08 Jan 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313.Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) To the Sheriff of Leicester.Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of John de Noveray, of Burton, lately elected in the late King's reign, who is insufficiently qualified.
Memorandum, that on Sunday before the Feast of St Vincent the Martyr [22 Jan], at Dover, Kent in the King's chamber in the Priory of St Martin, Dover, Kent, in the evening (crepsusculo noctis), in the presence of William Inge, knight, William de Melton and Adam de Osgoodby, clerks, John Langton Bishop Chichester -1337Sir William Melton to be carried with him in the wardrobe beyond sea; and the King straightaway delivered by his own hand another seal of his shortly before made anew at London for the government of the realm in the King's absence in a red bag (bursa) sealed with the seal of William Inge to the chancellor.With which seal the chancellor caused writs to be sealed, after the King's passage, in the hospital of Domus Dei, under the testimony of Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 then Keeper of the realm of England, on the Monday next following, on which day the King in the early morning (summo mane) passed the sea at Dover, Kent.


Dartford, Kent

Before 1543 Edward Darcy 1542-1612 was born to Arthur Darcy 1495-1561 and Mary Carew 1517-1558 at Dartford, Kent.


On 28 Oct 1612 Edward Darcy 1542-1612 died at Dartford, Kent.


Dartford Priory, Dartford, Kent

In 1517 Bridget York 1480-1517 died at Dartford Priory, Dartford, Kent


East Farleigh, Kent

In 1317 Geoffrey Culpepper 1317-1390 was born to Walter Culpepper 1266-1321 at East Farleigh, Kent


In 1366 John Culpepper 1366-1414 was born to William Culpepper 1342-1402 at East Farleigh, Kent


East Peckham, Kent

On 02 Nov 1752 Philip Twysden Bishop Raphoe 1713-1752 (39) died at Jermyn Street, St James', Westminster.Possibly East Peckham, Kent.Somewhat curously his death was embroiled in a scandal that suggested he had, as a result of his impeecunious situation, been shot whilst attempting to rob a stagecoch.


Roydon Hall, East Peckham, Kent

Eastchurch, Kent

Around 1304 Robert Cheney 1304-1362 was born to William Cheney 1275-1322 and Margaret Shurland 1281-1308 (23) at Eastchurch, Kent


On 12 Apr 1362 Robert Cheney 1304-1362 died at Eastchurch, Kent


In 1390 Alice Cheney 1390- was born to Richard Cheney 1352-1392 at Eastchurch, Kent


In 1392 Simon Cheney 1392-1455 was born to Richard Cheney 1352-1392 at Eastchurch, Kent


Around 1442 John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 was born to John Cheney 1415-1467 at Eastchurch, Kent.When his tomb was opened in the 18th Century his thighbone was measured at 21 inches making his height an estimated six feet eight inches.


In 1467 John Cheney 1415-1467 died at Eastchurch, Kent


Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent

In 1308 Margaret Shurland 1281-1308 (27) died at Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent


Shurland House, Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent

Around 1281 Margaret Shurland 1281-1308 was born to Robert Shurland 1250- at Shurland House, Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent


Around 1352 Richard Cheney 1352-1392 was born to Robert Cheney 1304-1362 at Shurland House, Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent


Around 1386 William Cheney 1386-1442 was born to Richard Cheney 1352-1392 at Shurland House, Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent


In 1392 Richard Cheney 1352-1392 died at Shurland House, Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent


Around 1413 Margery Cheney 1413- was born to William Cheney 1386-1442 at Shurland House, Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent


Around 1415 John Cheney 1415-1467 was born to William Cheney 1386-1442 at Shurland House, Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent


In 1444 William Cheney 1444-1487 was born to John Cheney 1415-1467 at Shurland House, Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent


Around 1449 Edmond Cheney 1449- was born to John Cheney 1415-1467 at Shurland House, Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent


Around 1453 Margaret Cheney 1453- was born to John Cheney 1415-1467 at Shurland House, Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent


In 1459 Edward Cheney 1459- was born to John Cheney 1415-1467 at Shurland House, Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent


Around 1463 Alexander Cheney 1463- was born to John Cheney 1415-1467 at Shurland House, Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent


Eastwell, Kent

On 06 Mar 1683 John Finch 6th Earl Winchelsea 1683-1729 was christened at Eastwell, Kent


Eastwell Park, Eastwell, Kent

On 29 Oct 1875 Marie Windsor 1875-1938 was born to Alfred Windsor 1844-1900 (31) and Maria Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov 1853-1920 (22) at Eastwell Park, Eastwell, Kent


On 20 Apr 1884 Beatrice Windsor Duchess Galliera 1884-1966 was born to Alfred Windsor 1844-1900 (39) and Maria Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov 1853-1920 (30) at Eastwell Park, Eastwell, Kent


The Most, Eastwell, Kent

In 1520 Elizabeth Cromer 1475-1520 (45) died at The Most, Eastwell, Kent


Eltham, Kent

In 1512 Anthony Ughtred 1478-1534 was knighted at Eltham, Kent


On 01 Oct 1719 Margaret "Peg" Hughes 1630-1719 (89) died at Eltham, Kent


Eynesford, Kent

Reginald Cobham 1237- died at Eynesford, Kent


Faversham, Kent

Faversham Abbey, Faversham, Kent

After 17 Aug 1153 Eustace Blois IV Count Boulogne 1130-1153 was buried at Faversham Abbey, Faversham, Kent


Folkestone, Kent

In 640 Eanswith Oiscingas 614-640 died at Folkestone, Kent


Around 1470 John Clinton 7th Baron Clinton 1470-1514 was born to John Clinton 6th Baron Clinton 1429-1488 and Anne Stafford Baroness Clinton 1447-1508 at Folkestone, Kent


Frognall House, Kent

Goudhurst, Kent

In 1424 John Culpepper 1424-1480 was born to Walter Culpepper 1402-1462 and Agnes Roper 1400-1457 at Goudhurst, Kent


Before 02 Dec 1457 Agnes Gaynsford 1426-1457 (31) died at Goudhurst, Kent


Before 02 Dec 1457 Alexander Culpepper 1460-1541 was born to John Culpepper 1424-1480 and Agnes Gaynsford 1426-1457 (31) at Goudhurst, Kent. Based on his mother's death in 1457.


On 24 Nov 1462 Walter Culpepper 1402-1462 died at Goudhurst, Kent


On 22 Dec 1480 John Culpepper 1424-1480 died at Goudhurst, Kent


On 21 Jun 1541 Alexander Culpepper 1460-1541 died at Goudhurst, Kent


Bedgebury, Goudhurst, Kent

Around 1509 William Culpepper 1509-1559 was born to Walter Culpepper 1465-1515 at Bedgebury, Goudhurst, Kent


On 24 Feb 1718 Rachel Hungerford Viscountess Falkland 1635-1718 died at Bedgebury, Goudhurst, Kent.


Bedgebury Manor, Bedgebury, Goudhurst, Kent

In 1682 James Hayes 1637-1694 (45) bought from Thomas Culpepper at Bedgebury Manor, Bedgebury, Goudhurst, Kent


Gravesend, Kent

Around 1555 Dorothy Herbert 1555-1615 was born to Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1538-1601 (16) and Catherine Talbot Countess Pembroke at Gravesend, Kent


In 1586 Dorothy Herbert 1586-1615 was born to Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1538-1601 (47) and Mary Sidney Countess Pembroke 1561-1621 (24) at Gravesend, Kent.


In 1615 Dorothy Herbert 1555-1615 died at Gravesend, Kent


In 1615 Dorothy Herbert 1586-1615 died at Gravesend, Kent.


John Evelyns's Diary 1641. From Dover, I that night rode post to Canterbury. Here I visited the cathedral, then in great splendour, those famous windows being entire, since demolished by the fanatics. The next morning, by Sittingboume, I came to Rochester, and thence to Gravesend, where a light-horseman (as they call it) taking us in, we spent our tide as far as Greenwich. From hence, after we had a little refreshed ourselves at the College, (for by reason of the contagion then in London we balked the inns,) we came to London landing at Arundel-stairs. Here I took leave of his Lordship (55), and retired to my lodgings in the Middle Temple, being about two in the morning, the 14th of October.


06 Feb 1652. John Evelyns's Diary 1652. I embarked early in the packet boat, but put my goods in a stouter vessel. It was calm, so that we got not to Dover till eight at night. I took horse for Canterbury, and lay at Rochester; next day, to Gravesend, took a pair of oars, and landed at Sayes Court, where I stayed three days to refresh, and look after my packet and goods, sent by a stouter vessel. I went to visit my cousin, Richard Fanshawe 1st Baronet Fanshawe 1608-1666, and divers other friends.


Greenwich, Kent

On 31 Dec 1426 Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter 1377-1426 (49) died at Greenwich, Kent


Knighting at Greenwich

On 05 Jan 1453 brothers John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 (22) and Thomas Neville 1430-1460, William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1423-1469, brothers Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond 1430-1456 (22) and Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (21) and Roger Lewkenor were knighted by King Henry VI (31) at Greenwich, Kent


On Oct 1466 Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (11) and Anne Holland 1461-1474 were married at Greenwich, Kent


Tournament Bastard of Burgundy

On 23 May 1467 Antoine "Bastard of Burgundy" 1421-1504 (46) arrived at Greenwich, Kent with a retinue of 400 people to take part in a great Tournament.He was greeted by John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 (40)


On 19 Nov 1481 Anne Mowbray 8th Countess Norfolk 1472-1481 (8) died at Greenwich, Kent.He was buried at Chapel of St Erasmus of Formiae, Chapels, Westminster Abbey.


After 04 Nov 1492. Hall's Chronicle Henry VII VII Year. Shortely after that kyng Henry (35) had taryed a conuenient space, he transfreted and arryued at Douer, and so came to his maner of Grenewiche. And this was the yere of our lorde a. M.CCCC.xciii. and y. vii. yere of his troubleous reigne. Also in this soiournynge and be segynge of Boleyne (whiche \ve spake of before) there was few or none kylled, sauyng onely John Savage 1444-1492 knyght, which goyng preuely out of hys pauylion with syr Ihon Hiseley, roade about the walles to viewe and se their strength, was sodeynly intercepted and taken of hys enemies. And he beyng inflamed withy re, although he were captyue, of his high courage disdeyned to be taken of suche vileynes, defended his life toy vttennost and was manfullv (I will notsaye wilfully) slayne and oppressed, albeit syr Ihon Riseley fled fro theim & escaped their daunger.


On 15 Oct 1518 Mary Tudor Queen Consort France 1496-1533 (22) and the Dauphin Louis XII King France 1462-1515 were betrothed at Greenwich, Kent.
Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop Durham 1474-1559 (44) delivered an oration in praise of matrimony


In 1604 Edmund Pelham 1533-1606 was knighted by James VI King Scotland, I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1566-1625 (37) at Greenwich, Kent


On 12 Jun 1604 George Smith -1619 was knighted at Greenwich, Kent


On 20 May 1605 George Chaworth 1st Viscount Chaworth 1554-1639 was knighted at Greenwich, Kent


On Jul 1607 John Boteler 1st Baron Boteler Brantfield 1566-1637 (41) was knighted at Greenwich, Kent


On 30 Jan 1620 William Tufton 1st Baronet Tufton 1589-1650 and Anne Cave Baronetess Tufton -1649 were married at Greenwich, Kent


John Evelyns's Diary 1641. From Dover, I that night rode post to Canterbury. Here I visited the cathedral, then in great splendour, those famous windows being entire, since demolished by the fanatics. The next morning, by Sittingboume, I came to Rochester, and thence to Gravesend, where a light-horseman (as they call it) taking us in, we spent our tide as far as Greenwich. From hence, after we had a little refreshed ourselves at the College, (for by reason of the contagion then in London we balked the inns,) we came to London landing at Arundel-stairs. Here I took leave of his Lordship (55), and retired to my lodgings in the Middle Temple, being about two in the morning, the 14th of October.


Before 31 Mar 1646 Elizabeth Howard Countess Carrick 1564-1646 (82) died at Greenwich, Kent.On 31 Mar 1646 Elizabeth Howard Countess Carrick 1564-1646 (82) was buried.


Blackheath, Greenwich, Kent

Around Jun 1381 John Ball 1338-1381 was released from Maidstone Prison, Maidstone, Kent by the Kentish rebels.He then preached to the rebels at Blackheath, Greenwich, Kent: "When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman? From the beginning all men by nature were created alike, and our bondage or servitude came in by the unjust oppression of naughty men. For if God would have had any bondmen from the beginning, he would have appointed who should be bond, and who free. And therefore I exhort you to consider that now the time is come, appointed to us by God, in which ye may (if ye will) cast off the yoke of bondage, and recover liberty". When the rebels had dispersed, Ball was taken prisoner at Coventry, Warwickshire, given a trial in which, unlike most, he was permitted to speak.


Battle of Blackheath aka Cornish Rebellion

On 17 Jun 1497 James Tuchet 7th Baron Audley Heighley 1463-1497 was captured by Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth 1478-1521 at Blackheath, Greenwich, Kent during the Battle of Blackheath aka Cornish Rebellion.


On 30 Jan 1540 Anne of Cleves (24) arrived at Blackheath, Greenwich, Kent. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (23) carried the Sword of State. William Holles Lord Mayor 1471-1542, Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (56), Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (57), John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (69), John Vere 16th Earl Oxford 1516-1562 (24) and Catherine Willoughby Duchess Suffolk 1519-1580 (20) were present.


Ranger's House, Blackheath, Greenwich, Kent

On 29 Nov 1844 Sophia Hanover 1773-1844 died at Ranger's House, Blackheath, Greenwich, Kent. She was buried at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire


Chapel Royal, Greenwich, Kent

On 26 Mar 1605 James Wriothesley 1605-1624 was baptised at Chapel Royal, Greenwich, Kent.


Church of the Observant Friars, Greenwich, Kent

After 28 Jun 1491 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 was baptised by Richard Foxe Bishop Exeter, Bishop Bath and Wells, Bishop Durham, Bishop Winchester 1448-1528 (43) at the Church of the Observant Friars, Greenwich, Kent.


On 23 Jun 1509 Henry VIII (17) and Catherine of Aragon (24) were married at the Church of the Observant Friars, Greenwich, Kent.


After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop Exeter, Bishop Bath and Wells, Bishop Durham, Bishop Winchester 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471. It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19). William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17).
Physician holding urine bottle

Around 1520 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England 1485-1536 (35).

Eltham, Greenwich, Kent

Eltham Palace, Eltham, Greenwich, Kent

On 15 Aug 1316 John Plantagenet 1st Earl Cornwall 1316-1336 was born to Edward II King England 1284-1327 (32) and Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (21) at Eltham Palace, Eltham, Greenwich, Kent


On 16 Aug 1355 Philippa Plantagenet Countess March, 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382 was born to Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke Clarence 1338-1368 and Elizabeth Burgh 4th Countess Ulster 1332-1363 at Eltham Palace, Eltham, Greenwich, Kent


Before 18 Apr 1367 Philippa Guines Duchess Ireland 1367-1411 was born to Enguerrand de Coucy 1340-1397 (27) and Isabella Plantagenet 1332-1382 at Eltham Palace, Eltham, Greenwich, Kent.


On 10 Nov 1480 Bridget York 1480-1517 was born to Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (38) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (43) at Eltham Palace, Eltham, Greenwich, Kent


Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent

On 23 May 1482 Mary York 1467-1482 died at Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent.She was buried at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire


On 28 Jun 1491 Henry VIII was born to Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (34) and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England 1466-1503 (25) at Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent


After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop Exeter, Bishop Bath and Wells, Bishop Durham, Bishop Winchester 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471. It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19). William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17).
Physician holding urine bottle

On 21 Feb 1499 Edmund Tudor 1st Duke Somerset 1499-1500 was born to Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (42) and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England 1466-1503 (33) at Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent


Birth of Princess Mary

On 18 Feb 1516 Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 was born to Henry VIII (24) and Catherine of Aragon (31) at Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent. Margaret Bourchier 1st Baroness Bryan 1468-1552 was created 1st Baron Bryan.


Birth and Christening of Elizabeth I

On 10 Sep 1533 the future Elizabeth I was christened at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent.
Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (29), Walter Blount, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (44) and Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset 1487-1535 (46) were Godparents.
Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu -1540 carried the covered gilt basin. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (49) escorted the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (16) carried the Salt. Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (36) carried the Chrisom. Agnes Tilney Duchess Norfolk 1477-1545 (56) carried Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (37) carried a taper of virgin wax.
Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby 1509-1572 (24), Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (56), Henry Grey 4th Earl Kent 1495-1562 (38) and George Boleyn 2nd Viscount Rochford 1503-1536 supported the train of the mantle.
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (60), William Howard 1st Baron Howard 1510-1573 (23) and John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford 1465-1537 carried the canopy.


Henry VIII Tournament

On 24 Jan 1536 Henry VIII (44) held a tournament at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent some two weeks after Catherine of Aragon died. Henry VIII (44) was badly injured causing him to suffer with a wound in his leg thereafter.It is reported the injury caused a change in Henry's character thereafter becoming increasingly despotic.


On 06 Jan 1540 Henry VIII (48) and Anne of Cleves (24) were married by Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (50) at Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent. Anne of Cleves (24) was crowned Queen Consort England.


After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop Exeter, Bishop Bath and Wells, Bishop Durham, Bishop Winchester 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471. It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19). William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17).
Physician holding urine bottle

Around 1539 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543 (42). Portrait of Anne of Cleves Queen Consort England 1515-1557 (23).

Death of Edward VI

On 06 Jul 1553 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (15) died at Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent.


On 08 Apr 1605 Princess Mary Stewart 1605-1607 was born to James VI King Scotland, I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1566-1625 (38) and Anne of Denmark Queen Consort Scotland, England and Ireland 1574-1619 (30) at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent. Alice Dennis was chosen as midwife for which she received a reward of £100.


Christening of Princess Mary Stuart

On 05 May 1605 Princess Mary Stewart 1605-1607 was christened at the Palace of Placentia.Elizabeth Vere Countess Derby 1575-1627 (29) carried the child.The infant's clothing, a train of purple velvet, embroidered with gold and furred with ermines, was supported by two countesses, being so long that it fell to the ground.Richard Bancroft Archibishop Canterbury 1544-1610 (60) performed the christening.The Queen's (30) brother King's first cousin Arbella Stewart 1575-1615 and Dorothy Devereux Countess Northumberland 1564-1619 (41) were godparents.The King (38) presented Queen Anne (30) (who was not present) with new jewelry.


On 22 Jun 1610 William Seymour 2nd Duke Somerset 1588-1660 (22) and Arbella Stewart 1575-1615 were married in secret at Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent.For having married without permission James VI King Scotland, I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1566-1625 (44) had Arbella Stewart 1575-1615 imprisoned in Sir Thomas Perry's House, Lambeth, Surrey and he in the Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London


Plumstead, Greenwich, Kent

On 12 Apr 1595 Miles Hobart 1595-1632 was born to Henry Hobart 1st Baronet Hobart 1560-1625 (35) and Dorothy Bell Baronetess Hobart in Plumstead, Greenwich, Kent.


Queen's House, Greenwich, Kent

29 Apr 1652. John Evelyns's Diary 1652. Was that celebrated eclipse of the sun, so much threatened by the astrologers, and which had so exceedingly alarmed the whole nation that hardly any one would work, nor stir out of their houses. So ridiculously were they abused by knavish and ignorant star-gazers.
We went this afternoon to see the Queen's house at Greenwich, now given by the rebels to Bulstrode Whitelocke (46), one of their unhappy counselors, and keeper of pretended liberties.


Shooter's Hill, Greenwich, Kent

On 05 Mar 1813 Elizabeth Kitty Acland Countess Carnarvon 1772-1813 (40) died at Shooter's Hill, Greenwich, Kent.


Groombridge, Kent

Grovehurst, Kent

In 1539 Ursula Finch 1539-1600 was born to Roger Finch 1510-1539 (29) at Grovehurst, Kent


Halling, Kent

Harrietsham, Kent

In 1575 Thomas Culpepper 1575-1662 was born to Francis Culpepper 1538-1591 and Joan Pordage at Harrietsham, Kent


Haudlo, Kent

Robert Haudlo was born to Richard Haudlo at Haudlo, Kent


William Haudlo was born to Richard Haudlo at Haudlo, Kent


Around 1267 John Haudlo 1267-1346 was born to Richard Haudlo at Haudlo, Kent


Hever, Kent

Hever Castle, Hever, Kent

In 1462 Geoffrey Boleyn Lord Mayor 1406-1463 purchased at Hever Castle, Hever, Kent


Around 1477 Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 was born to William Boleyn 1451-1505 and Margaret Butler 1465-1537 at Hever Castle, Hever, Kent


High Halden, Kent

Hales Place, High Halden, Kent

Around 1325 Robert Hales 1325-1390 was born at Hales Place, High Halden, Kent


Hollingbourne, Kent

On 31 May 1591 Francis Culpepper 1538-1591 died at Hollingbourne, Kent


In Apr 1632 Elizabeth Culpepper 1632-1709 was born to John Culpepper 1st Baron Colpeper 1600-1660 in Hollingbourne, Kent


On Jan 1662 Thomas Culpepper 1575-1662 died at Hollingbourne, Kent


In Feb 1709 Elizabeth Culpepper 1632-1709 died in Hollingbourne, Kent


Ingham, Kent

Ingham Mote

In 1521 Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (39) purchased Ingham Mote.


Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Queenborough Castle, Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey, Kent

On 01 Mar 1617 Edward Hoby 1560-1617 (57) died at Queenborough Castle, Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey, Kent


Swale, Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Minster on Sheppey Abbey, Swale, Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Seaxburh Wuffingas Queen Consort Kent -699 founded Minster on Sheppey Abbey, Swale, Isle of Sheppey, Kent


Swale Minster, Swale, Isle of Sheppey, Kent

St Katherine's Chapel, Swale Minster, Swale, Isle of Sheppey, Kent

On 03 Jan 1559 Thomas Cheney 1485-1558 was buried at St Katherine's Chapel, Swale Minster, Swale, Isle of Sheppey, Kent


Kennington, Kent

On 29 Sep 1304 John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey 1231-1304 (73) died at Kennington, Kent.He was buried at Lewes Priory, Lewes, East Sussex, Sussex.His grandson John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey 1286-1347 (18) succeeded as 7th Earl Surrey (1C 1088)


Leeds Castle, Kent

On Oct 1321 Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333 refused entry to Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (26) at Leeds Castle, Kent


Siege of Leeds Castle

In Oct 1321 Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (26) was returning from Canterbury, Kent to London.She sought accommodation at Leeds Castle, Kent which was under the protection of Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333 the wife of Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322. Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333 refused entry to the Queen killing around six of her retinue when they tried to force entry. Edward II King England 1284-1327 (37) commenced the Siege of Leeds Castle.Once Edward II King England 1284-1327 (37) gained possession of the castle, he had the garrison hanged from the battlements. Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333, her five children, and Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh 1287-1355 (34), her nephew, were imprisoned in the Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London.


On 01 Nov 1831 Fiennes Cornwallis 1831-1867 was born to Charles Wykeham-Martin 1801-1870 (30) and Jemima Mann at Leeds Castle, Kent


Lewisham, Kent

14 Mar 1652. John Evelyns's Diary 1652. I went to Lewisham, where I heard an honest sermon on 1 Cor. ii. 5-7, being the first Sunday I had been at church since my return, it being now a rare thing to find a priest of the Church of England in a parish pulpit, most of which were filled with Independents and Fanatics.


Lingfield, Kent

Thomas Cobham 5th Baron Cobham Sternborough 1412-1471 and Anne Stafford Baroness Cobham Sternborough 1446-1472 were married at Lingfield, Kent.Anne Stafford Baroness Cobham Sternborough 1446-1472 by marriage Baroness Cobham Sternborough in Kent (4C 1347).


In 1412 Thomas Cobham 5th Baron Cobham Sternborough 1412-1471 was born to Reginald Cobham 3rd Baron Cobham Sternborough 1381-1446 and Eleanor Culpepper Baroness Cobham Sternborough 1385-1421 at Lingfield, Kent


Before 1422 Eleanor Culpepper Baroness Cobham Sternborough 1385-1421 died.She was buried at Lingfield, Kent


In Apr 1472 Anne Stafford Baroness Cobham Sternborough 1446-1472 died.She was buried at Lingfield, Kent


Sterborough Castle, Lingfield, Kent

In 1381 Reginald Cobham 3rd Baron Cobham Sternborough 1381-1446 was born to Reginald Cobham 2nd Baron Cobham Sternborough 1348-1403 and Eleanor Maltravers Baroness Cobham Sternborough, 2nd Baroness Maltravers, Baroness Arundel 1345-1405 (36) at Sterborough Castle, Lingfield, Kent


After Aug 1446 Reginald Cobham 3rd Baron Cobham Sternborough 1381-1446 died at Sterborough Castle, Lingfield, Kent


Linton, Kent

On 27 Aug 1862 William Archer Amherst 3rd Earl Amherst 1836-1910 (26) and Julia Mann Countess Amherst were married at Linton, Kent


Loring Hall, Kent

On 12 Aug 1822 Robert Stewart 2nd Marquess Londonderry 1769-1822 commited suicide at Loring Hall, Kent.His half-brother Charles William Vane 3rd Marquess Londonderry 1778-1854 (44) succeeded as 3rd Marquess Londonderry.Frances Vane-Tempest Marchioness Londonderry 1800-1865 (22) by marriage Marchioness Londonderry.


Lullingstone, Kent

Castle Lullingstone, Lullingstone, Kent

In 1540 Catherine Hart 1540-1602 was born to Percival Hart 1496-1580 (44) at Castle Lullingstone, Lullingstone, Kent


Lyminge, Kent

Around 647 Aethelburh Oiscingas Queen Consort Bernicia, Queen Consort Deira 605-647 (42) died at Lyminge, Kent


Maidstone, Kent

In 1385 Richard Woodville 1385-1441 was born to John Woodville 1341-1403 at Maidstone, Kent.


In 1405 Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 was born to Richard Woodville 1385-1441 and Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448 (15) at Maidstone, Kent.


Around 1574 George Gower 1540-1596 (34). Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665. Armorial top left quarterley 1&4 Beaufort Arms with a yellow band top and bottom 2 Unknown Arms 3 Woodville Arms his great x 4 grandfather Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469.

On 05 Jun 1461.Westminster.Patent Rolls.Edward IV.1461.Grant for life to Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury (43), of the custody of the lordship, manor and park of Langle by Maydeston, co Kent, rendering 5 marks yearly.By K (19).


Around Jul 1595 John Astley Master of the Jewel House 1507-1595 (88) died in Maidstone, Kent. He was buried in All Saints Church, Maidstone, Kent.


All Saints Church, Maidstone, Kent

On 18 Jul 1565 Katherine "Kat" Champernowne 1502-1565 (63) died.She was buried in All Saints Church, Maidstone, Kent.


Around Jul 1595 John Astley Master of the Jewel House 1507-1595 (88) died in Maidstone, Kent. He was buried in All Saints Church, Maidstone, Kent.


Maidstone Grammar School, Maidstone, Kent

Around 1592 Francis Fane 1st Earl Westmoreland 1580-1629 (11) educated at Maidstone Grammar School, Maidstone, Kent


Maidstone Prison, Maidstone, Kent

Around Jun 1381 John Ball 1338-1381 was released from Maidstone Prison, Maidstone, Kent by the Kentish rebels.He then preached to the rebels at Blackheath, Greenwich, Kent: "When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman? From the beginning all men by nature were created alike, and our bondage or servitude came in by the unjust oppression of naughty men. For if God would have had any bondmen from the beginning, he would have appointed who should be bond, and who free. And therefore I exhort you to consider that now the time is come, appointed to us by God, in which ye may (if ye will) cast off the yoke of bondage, and recover liberty". When the rebels had dispersed, Ball was taken prisoner at Coventry, Warwickshire, given a trial in which, unlike most, he was permitted to speak.


Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent

On 29 Aug 1347 John Hastings 2nd Earl Pembroke 1347-1375 was born to Laurence Hastings 1st Earl Pembroke 1319-1348 (28) and Agnes Mortimer 1317-1368 at Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent


Around 1522 Constance Clifford 1522-1600 was born to Nicholas Clifford 1490- and Maria Harper 1500-1581 (22) at Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent


Around 1531 Mildred Clifford 1531- was born to Nicholas Clifford 1490- and Maria Harper 1500-1581 (31) at Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent


Sutton Valence Castle, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent

John Hastings 2nd Earl Pembroke 1347-1375 Arms. Quartered 1&4 Hastings Arms 2&3 Valence Arms. Valence for his birthplace Sutton Valence Castle, and was a great great grandson of William Valence 1st Earl Pembroke -1296. The Mote, Maidstone, Kent

In 1799 Charles Marsham 1st Earl Romney 1744-1811 (54) entertained when the King reviewed about six thousand of the Kentish Volunteers at The Mote, Maidstone, Kent.


On 09 Sep 1812 Sophia Pitt Baroness Romney -1812 died in childbirth at The Mote, Maidstone, Kent


Malling, Kent

Leybourne Manor, Malling, Kent

Around 1281 Idonea Leybourne Baroness Say 1281-1322 was born to William Leybourne 1st Baron Leybourne 1242-1309 (39) at Leybourne Manor, Malling, Kent


On 15 Apr 1322 Idonea Leybourne Baroness Say 1281-1322 (41) died at Leybourne Manor, Malling, Kent


Mereworth, Kent

In 1520 Margaret Neville 1520-1575 was born to Thomas Neville 1475-1542 and Catherine Dacre 1485-1532 at Mereworth, Kent


On 01 May 1536 Robert Southwell 1502-1564 (34) and Margaret Neville 1520-1575 were married at Mereworth, Kent.


On 24 Mar 1537 Thomas Southwell 1537-1567 was born to Robert Southwell 1502-1564 (35) and Margaret Neville 1520-1575 at Mereworth, Kent.


On 26 Oct 1564 Robert Southwell 1502-1564 (62) died at Mereworth, Kent.


On 28 Jun 1626 Mary Neville 7th Baroness Bergavenny, 3rd Baroness Despencer 1554-1626 died.She was buried at Mereworth, Kent


Milstead, Kent

Higham, Milstead, Kent

John Cheney was born to Josias Cheney at Higham, Milstead, Kent


Around 1455 Amy Cheney 1455- was born to Robert Cheney 1421-1488 at Higham, Milstead, Kent


Around 1457 Humphrey Cheney 1457-1526 was born to Robert Cheney 1421-1488 at Higham, Milstead, Kent


In 1490 John Cheney 1490-1545 was born to Humphrey Cheney 1457-1526 at Higham, Milstead, Kent


Around 1524 Richard Cheney 1524-1591 was born to John Cheney 1490-1545 at Higham, Milstead, Kent


On 03 Jun 1526 Humphrey Cheney 1457-1526 died at Higham, Milstead, Kent


In 1545 John Cheney 1490-1545 died at Higham, Milstead, Kent


North Foreland, Kent

Orpington, Kent

In 1628 Richard Spencer 1593-1661 and Mary Sandya were married.He was buried at Orpington, Kent.


Patrixbourne, Kent

St Marys Church, Patrixbourne, Kent

On 02 Jun 1882 George Henry Conyngham 3rd Marquess Conyngham 1825-1882 (57) died at Belgrave Square, Belgravia, Westminster.He was buried at St Marys Church, Patrixbourne, Kent.


Patrixborne Cheyne, Kent

In 1295 Alexander Cheney 1248-1295 died at Patrixborne Cheyne, Kent


Pembury, Kent

In 1376 John Culpepper 1305-1376 died at Pembury, Kent


Penshurst, Kent

In 1417 William IV Sidney 1417-1477 was born at Penshurst, Kent


In 1477 William IV Sidney 1417-1477 died at Penshurst, Kent


Before 1485 Nicholas Pakenham 1484- was born to Hugh Pakenham 1470-1512 at Penshurst, Kent


In 1485 Anne Pakenham 1485-1544 was born to Hugh Pakenham 1470-1512 at Penshurst, Kent


Around 1520 Lucy Sidney 1520-1591 was born to William Sidney 1482-1554 and Anne Pakenham 1485-1544 at Penshurst, Kent


On 22 Oct 1544 Anne Pakenham 1485-1544 died at Penshurst, Kent


On 11 Feb 1554 William Sidney 1482-1554 died at Penshurst, Kent.He was buried at St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent.


Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Kent

On 18 Sep 1501 Henry Stafford 1st Baron Stafford 1501-1563 was born to Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (23) and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530 at Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Kent.


In 1531 Frances Sidney Countess Sussex 1531-1589 was born to William Sidney 1482-1554 and Anne Pakenham 1485-1544 at Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Kent


On 21 Oct 1554 John Dudley 2nd Earl Warwick 1527-1554 (27) died at Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Kent


On 30 Nov 1554 Philip Sidney 1554-1586 was born to Henry Sidney 1529-1586 and Mary Dudley 1530-1586 at Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Kent


09 Jul 1652. John Evelyns's Diary 1652. We went to see Penshurst, the Earl of Leicester's, famous once for its gardens and excellent fruit, and for the noble conversation which was wont to meet there, celebrated by that illustrious person, Sir Philip Sidney (33), who there composed divers of his pieces. It stands in a park, is finely watered, and was now full of company, on the marriage of my old fellow-collegiate, Mr. Robert Smith, who married my Lady Dorothy Sidney (35), widow of the Earl of Sunderland.
One of the men who robbed me was taken; I was accordingly summoned to appear against him; and, on the 12th, was in Westminster Hall, but not being bound over, nor willing to hang the fellow, I did not appear, coming only to save a friend's bail; but the bill being found, he was turned over to the Old Bailey. In the meantime, I received a petition from the prisoner, whose father I understood was an honest old farmer in Kent. He was charged, with other crimes, and condemned, but reprieved. I heard afterward that, had it not been for his companion, a younger man, he would probably have killed me. He was afterward charged with some other crime, but, refusing to plead, was pressed to death.


On 14 Feb 1680 John Sidney 6th Earl Leicester 1680-1737 was born to Robert Sidney 4th Earl Leicester 1649-1702 (31) and Elizabeth Egerton Countess Leicester 1653-1709 (26) at Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Kent


On 27 Sep 1737 John Sidney 6th Earl Leicester 1680-1737 (57) died at Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Kent.John Sidney 6th Earl Leicester 1680-1737 (57) was buried at St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent.


St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent

On 11 Feb 1554 William Sidney 1482-1554 died at Penshurst, Kent.He was buried at St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent.


On 27 Sep 1737 John Sidney 6th Earl Leicester 1680-1737 (57) died at Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Kent.John Sidney 6th Earl Leicester 1680-1737 (57) was buried at St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent.


Pluckley, Kent

Surrenden Dering, Pluckley, Kent

On 08 Nov 1625 Edward Dering 2nd Baronet Dering 1625-1684 was born to Edward Dering 1st Baronet Dering 1598-1644 (27) at Surrenden Dering, Pluckley, Kent.


Surrenden Dering House, Surrenden Dering, Pluckley, Kent

Rainham, Kent

Around 1385 Margery Cheney 1385-1408 was born to Richard Cheney 1352-1392 at Rainham, Kent


Ramsgate, Kent

On 05 Mar 1830 Augusta Murray Duchess Sussex 1768-1830 (62) died at Ramsgate, Kent


Reigate, Kent

On 12 Jan 1573 William Howard 1st Baron Howard 1510-1573 (63) died at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, Surrey.He was buried at Reigate, Kent


Around 08 Dec 1577 John Poyntz 1577-1617 was born to William Poyntz 1542-1601 at Reigate, Kent


In 18 May 1581 Margaret Gamage Baroness Howard 1515-1581 (66) died in Reigate, Kent


On 13 Nov 1733 Charlotte Herbert Viscountess Windsor 1676-1733 died at Reigate, Kent


Rochester, Kent

On 10 Oct 644 Paulinius Italy Archbishop Canterbury -644 died at Rochester, Kent


In 676 Aethelred King Mercia -704 destroyed Rochester, Kent


On 08 Sep 1297 John Moels 1st Baron Moels 1269-1310 (28) summoned to a military council at Rochester, Kent


22 Jan 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313.Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23).Dover, Kent To the Sheriff of Kent.Order to provide 75 thousands of wood and 200 quarters of charcoal for the expenses of the King's household on his return from parts beyond the sea, so that he have at Dover, Kent against the King's return 25 thousands of wood and 30 quarters of coal, and at Canterbury, Kent 30 thousands of wood and 100 quarters of coal, and at Rochester, Kent (Rofham) 20 thousands of wood and 70 quarters of coal; to be delivered by indenture to John de Sumery, scullion (scutell') of the king's household, or such as supply his place.Witness: Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312.


On 04 Mar 1472 Richard Lee Lord Mayor London 1405-1472 (67) died in Rochester, Kent


John Evelyns's Diary 1641.On the 19th, we made a short excursion to Rochester, and having seen the cathedral, went to Chatham to see the Royal Sovereign, a glorious vessel of burden lately built there, being for defence and ornament, the richest that ever spread cloth before the wind. She carried an hundred brass cannon, and was 1200 tons; a rare sailer, the work of the famous Phineas Pett, inventor of the frigate-fashion of building, to this day practised. But what is to be deplored as to this vessel is, that it cost his Majesty the affections of his subjects, perverted by the malcontent great ones, who took occasion to quarrel for his having raised a very slight tax for the building of this, and equipping the rest of the navy with- out an act of Parhament; though, by the suffrages of the major part of the Judges, the King might legally do in times of imminent danger, of which his Majesty was best apprised. But this not satisfying a jealous party, it was condemned as unprecedential, and not justifiable as to the Royal prerogative; and, accordingly, the Judges were removed out of their places, fined, and imprisoned.


John Evelyns's Diary 1641. From Dover, I that night rode post to Canterbury. Here I visited the cathedral, then in great splendour, those famous windows being entire, since demolished by the fanatics. The next morning, by Sittingboume, I came to Rochester, and thence to Gravesend, where a light-horseman (as they call it) taking us in, we spent our tide as far as Greenwich. From hence, after we had a little refreshed ourselves at the College, (for by reason of the contagion then in London we balked the inns,) we came to London landing at Arundel-stairs. Here I took leave of his Lordship (55), and retired to my lodgings in the Middle Temple, being about two in the morning, the 14th of October.


06 Feb 1652. John Evelyns's Diary 1652. I embarked early in the packet boat, but put my goods in a stouter vessel. It was calm, so that we got not to Dover till eight at night. I took horse for Canterbury, and lay at Rochester; next day, to Gravesend, took a pair of oars, and landed at Sayes Court, where I stayed three days to refresh, and look after my packet and goods, sent by a stouter vessel. I went to visit my cousin, Richard Fanshawe 1st Baronet Fanshawe 1608-1666, and divers other friends.


Rochester Abbey, Rochester, Kent

Rochester Castle, Rochester, Kent

On 12 Feb 1271 William Saye 1209- and Sybil Marshal 1209-1254 were married at Rochester Castle, Rochester, Kent


Lords Appellant

In 1386 Alexander Neville Archbishop York 1341-1392 (45) was accused of treason and it was determined to imprison him for life in Rochester Castle, Rochester, Kent.during the Lords Appellant


Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent

Rolvenden, Kent

Cranbrook, Rolvenden, Kent

In 1430 John Guildford 1430-1493 was born at Cranbrook, Rolvenden, Kent.


Around 1450 Richard Guildford 1450-1506 was born to John Guildford 1430-1493 at Cranbrook, Rolvenden, Kent


Romney, Kent

Sandwich, Kent

On Sep 1015 Canute aka Cnut King England 995-1035 (20) landed at Sandwich, Kent


Richard Returns to England

On 13 Mar 1194 Richard "Lionheart" I King England 1157-1199 (36) and his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (72) landed in England at Sandwich, Kent.


Battle of Sandwich aka Dover

On 24 Aug 1217 Hubert Burgh Count Mortain, 1st Earl Kent 1170-1243 commanded the King's forces at Sandwich, Kent during the Battle of Sandwich aka Dover.French re-enforcements had left Calais to join with the future Louis "Lion" VIII King France 1187-1226 (29)'s forces who were in short supply following the Second Battle of Lincoln. Hubert Burgh Count Mortain, 1st Earl Kent 1170-1243 's men routed the French ships.The battle marked the end of Louis "Lion" VIII King France 1187-1226 (29) 's invasion with the Treaty of Kingston aka Lambeth being signed shortly afterwards.


On Jan 1266 Roger Leybourne 1215-1271 (51) was captured at Sandwich, Kent


Battle of Sandwich

In 1460 John Dinham 1st Baron Dinham 1433-1501 (27) captured Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (55) at Sandwich, Kent.


Yorkist Landing at Sandwich

On 26 Jun 1460 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (18) and Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (32) landed at Sandwich, Kent.


Sevenoaks, Kent

Jack Cade's Rebellion

On 04 Jul 1450 James Fiennes 1st Baron Saye and Sele 1395-1450 and his son in law William Cromer 1416-1450 (34) were beheaded at Standard, Cheapside, City of London. Humphrey Stafford 1400-1467 was killed at Sevenoaks, Kent. William Tresham -1450 was indicted for treason. Robert Poynings 1419-1461 joined the rebellion.


On 05 Feb 1732 William Amherst 1732-1781 was born to Jeffrey Amherst 1677-1750 (55) in Sevenoaks, Kent.


Chevening, Sevenoaks, Kent

On 18 Jan 1402 William Fiennes 1357-1402 died at Chevening, Sevenoaks, Kent


In Jul 1554 John Lennard 1479-1554 (75) died in Chevening, Sevenoaks, Kent


On 01 Aug 1572 Anne Lennard 1572- was born to Samson Lennard 11th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1544-1615 (28) and Margaret Fiennes 11th Baroness Dacre Gilsland 1541-1612 at Chevening, Sevenoaks, Kent


On 22 Oct 1574 Mary Lennard 1574- was born to Samson Lennard 11th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1544-1615 (30) and Margaret Fiennes 11th Baroness Dacre Gilsland 1541-1612 at Chevening, Sevenoaks, Kent


On 12 Mar 1590 John Lennard 1506-1590 (84) died in Chevening, Sevenoaks, Kent


Before 19 Feb 1622 Elizabeth Throckmorton Baroness Dacre Gilsland -1622 died.On 19 Feb 1622 she was buried at Chevening, Sevenoaks, Kent


On 12 May 1662 Francis Lennard 14th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1619-1662 (43) died. He was buried at Chevening, Sevenoaks, Kent.His son Thomas Lennard Earl Sussex 1654-1715 (7) succeeded as 14th Baron Dacre Gilsland (1C 1321).Anne Fitzroy Countess Sussex 1661-1722 (1) by marriage Baroness Dacre Gilsland (1C 1321).


On 02 Aug 1854 Harry George Powlett 4th Duke Cleveland 1803-1891 (51) and Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Stanhope Duchess Cleveland 1819-1901 (35) were married at Chevening, Sevenoaks, Kent.


Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent

Around 1479 John Lennard 1479-1554 was born in Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent


Around 1549 Mary Lennard 1549-1620 was born to John Lennard 1506-1590 (43) and Elizabeth Hamon 1520-1585 (29) in Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent


Around 1553 Rachel Lennard Baroness Bergavenny 1553-1616 was born to John Lennard 1506-1590 (47) and Elizabeth Hamon 1520-1585 (33) in Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent


Around 1597 William Waller 1597-1668 was born to Thomas Waller and Margaret Lennard 1578- at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent


Knole House, Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent

On 30 Mar 1486 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (68) died at Knole House, Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent.He was buried at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent


On 15 Sep 1500 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (80) died at Knole House, Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent


On 10 Oct 1765 Lionel Cranfield Sackville 1st Duke Dorset 1688-1765 (77) died at Knole House, Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent.His son Charles Sackville 2nd Duke Dorset 1711-1769 (54) succeeded 2nd Duke Dorset (1C 1720), 8th Earl Dorset (4C 1604)


On 13 Mar 1857 William Pitt Amherst 1st Earl Amherst 1773-1857 (84) died at Knole House, Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent


Montreal Park, Sevenoaks, Kent

On 26 Mar 1886 William Amherst 2nd Earl Amherst 1805-1886 (80) died at Montreal Park, Sevenoaks, Kent


On 14 Aug 1910 William Archer Amherst 3rd Earl Amherst 1836-1910 (74) died as a result of an operation he received three months prior for a throat infection at Montreal Park, Sevenoaks, Kent


Sunridge, Sevenoaks, Kent

Coombe Bank, Sunridge, Sevenoaks, Kent

On 25 Jan 1807 Mary Meredith Countess Ferrers -1807 burned to death at Coombe Bank, Sunridge, Sevenoaks, Kent


Sheldwich, Kent

Lees Court, Sheldwich, Kent

Shipbourne

In 1534 Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (52) was imprisoned in the Fleet Prison for having used excessive force in his roile as Justice of the Peace: Kent during a property dispute in Shipbourne between the rector and Robert Brenner of Hadlow, a servant of Edward Guildford 1474-1534 who was the father-in-law of John Dudley 1504-1553 (30), the future Duke of Northumberland.


On 18 Dec 1679 Frances Wray was buried at Shipbourne.


On 28 Oct 1723 Christopher Vane 1st Baron Barnard 1653-1723 died at Shipbourne. His son Gilbert Vane 2nd Baron Barnard 1678-1753 succeeded as 2nd Baron Barnard


Fairlawne, Shipbourne

On 20 May 1734 William Vane 1st Viscount Vane 1682-1734 died at Fairlawne, Shipbourne. His son William Vane 2nd Viscount Vane 1714-1789 succeeded as 2nd Viscount Vane.


Sissinghurst, Kent

In 1535 Cicely Baker Countess Dorset 1535-1615 was born to John Baker 1488-1558 (47) in Sissinghurst, Kent.


Sittingbourne, Kent

In 1599 Henry Clifford 1561-1599 died at Sittingbourne, Kent


John Evelyns's Diary 1641. From Dover, I that night rode post to Canterbury. Here I visited the cathedral, then in great splendour, those famous windows being entire, since demolished by the fanatics. The next morning, by Sittingboume, I came to Rochester, and thence to Gravesend, where a light-horseman (as they call it) taking us in, we spent our tide as far as Greenwich. From hence, after we had a little refreshed ourselves at the College, (for by reason of the contagion then in London we balked the inns,) we came to London landing at Arundel-stairs. Here I took leave of his Lordship (55), and retired to my lodgings in the Middle Temple, being about two in the morning, the 14th of October.


Milton Regis Abbey, Sittingbourne, Kent

Seaxburh Wuffingas Queen Consort Kent -699 founded Milton Regis Abbey, Sittingbourne, Kent


Staplehurst, Kent

On 16 Apr 1866 Henry Hoare of Staplehurst 1807-1866 (59) died at Staplehurst, Kent


Sternborough, Kent

Around 1295 Reginald Cobham 1st Baron Cobham Sternborough 1295-1361 was born to Reginald Cobham 1237- and Joan Devereux 1290- at Sternborough, Kent


On 13 Apr 1358 Henry Grey 1331-1392 and Joan Cobham 1345-1396 were married at Sternborough, Kent


Stirling, Kent

On 24 Sep 1366 Elizabeth Saye 5th Baroness Say 1366-1399 was born to William Saye 3rd Baron Say 1340-1375 and Beatrice Brewes Baroness Say 1352-1383 (14) at Stirling, Kent


Swanscombe, Kent

On 21 Apr 1741 Jacob Bouverie 1st Viscount Folkestone 1694-1761 and Elizabeth Marsham Baroness Longford 1711-1782 were married at Swanscombe, Kent


Teynham, Kent

Throwley, Kent

Tonbridge, Kent

Rohese Clare -1121 was born to Richard Clare 1024-1090 and Rohese Giffard -1113 at Tonbridge, Kent


Isabel Clare -1088 was born to Richard Clare 1024-1090 and Rohese Giffard -1113 at Tonbridge, Kent


Richard Clare was born to Richard Clare 1024-1090 and Rohese Giffard -1113 at Tonbridge, Kent


Alice or Adeliza Clare -1138 was born to Richard Clare 1024-1090 and Rohese Giffard -1113 at Tonbridge, Kent


Walter Clare -1138 was born to Richard Clare 1024-1090 and Rohese Giffard -1113 at Tonbridge, Kent


Around 1044 Avice Clare 1044-1129 was born to Richard Clare 1024-1090 and Rohese Giffard -1113 at Tonbridge, Kent.


In 1064 Robert Clare 1064-1136 was born to Richard Clare 1024-1090 and Rohese Giffard -1113 at Tonbridge, Kent


Around 1066 Roger Clare 1066-1131 was born to Richard Clare 1024-1090 and Rohese Giffard -1113 at Tonbridge, Kent.


In 1088 Gilbert Clare 1066-1117 was wounded at Tonbridge, Kent.


Around 1100 Gilbert Clare 1st Earl Pembroke 1100-1148 was born to Gilbert Clare 1066-1117 and Adeliza Claremont 1058-1117 (42) at Tonbridge, Kent


In 1130 Richard "Strongbow" Clare 2nd Earl Pembroke, 1st Earl Buckingham 1130-1176 was born to Gilbert Clare 1st Earl Pembroke 1100-1148 (30) and Isabel Beaumont Countess Pembroke at Tonbridge, Kent


In 1154 Elena Clare 1154-1184 was born to Roger Clare 2nd Earl Hertford 1116-1173 (38) and Maud St Hilary Countess Hertford at Tonbridge, Kent


Around 1245 Thomas Clare 1245-1287 was born to Richard Clare 6th Earl Gloucester, 5th Earl Hertford 1222-1262 (22) and Maud Lacy Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford at Tonbridge, Kent


On 10 Nov 1347 Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester 1291-1347 (56) died at Tonbridge, Kent.He was buried at Tonbridge Priory, Tonbridge, Kent.His daughter Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (29) succeeded as 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley in Oxfordshire


On 06 Apr 1395 William Stafford 4th Earl Stafford 1375-1395 (19) died at Pleshy Castle, Pleshey, Essex.He was buried at Tonbridge, Kent.His brother Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford 1378-1403 (17) succeeded as 5th Earl Stafford (1C 1351), 6th Baron Stafford (1C 1299)


On 18 Apr 1527 Isabel Worsley 1460-1527 (67) died at Tonbridge, Kent


Tonbridge Priory, Tonbridge, Kent

On 10 Nov 1347 Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester 1291-1347 (56) died at Tonbridge, Kent.He was buried at Tonbridge Priory, Tonbridge, Kent.His daughter Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (29) succeeded as 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley in Oxfordshire


Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent

Around 1566 Francis Thynne 1544-1608 attended at Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent


Around 1668 Thomas Herbert 8th Earl Pembroke, 5th Earl Montgomery 1656-1733 (12) educated at Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent


Around 1825 Reginald Courtenay Bishop 1813-1906 (12) educated at Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent


Around 1949 Murray Beauclerk 14th Duke St Albans 1939- educated at Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent


Tunbridge Wells, Kent

In 1302 Richard Stafford 1302-1372 was born to Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford 1272-1308 and Margaret Basset 1280-1337 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent


29 Jun 1652. John Evelyns's Diary 1652. I returned to Tunbridge, and again drank the water, till 10th of July.
We went to see the house of my Lord Clanrickarde (48) at Summer hill, near Tunbridge (now given to that villain, Bradshawe (50), who condemned the King). 'Tis situated on an eminent hill, with a park; but has nothing else extraordinary.


Bayham Abbey, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

On 06 Aug 1866 George Pratt 2nd Marquess Camden 1799-1866 (67) died at Bayham Abbey, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (his country seat).His son John Charles Pratt 3rd Marquess Camden 1840-1872 (26) succeeded 3rd Marquess Camden.


Greystones, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

On 15 Feb 1922 Olivia Montagu Countess Tankerville 1830-1922 (91) died at Greystones, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.She was buried at Chillingham, Glendale, Northumberland


Summerhill House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

29 Jun 1652. John Evelyns's Diary 1652. I returned to Tunbridge, and again drank the water, till 10th of July.
We went to see the house of my Lord Clanrickarde (48) at Summer hill, near Tunbridge (now given to that villain, Bradshawe (50), who condemned the King). 'Tis situated on an eminent hill, with a park; but has nothing else extraordinary.


Tunstall, Kent

Around 1416 William Cromer 1416-1450 was born in Tunstall, Kent.


Around 1435 James Cromer 1435-1502 was born to William Cromer 1416-1450 (19) and Elizabeth Fiennes 1420-1459 at Tunstall, Kent


In 1502 James Cromer 1435-1502 (67) died at Tunstall, Kent


Waddenhall, Kent

In 1390 William Haute 1390-1462 was born to Nicholas Haute 1357-1417 (32) at Waddenhall, Kent


Walmer, Kent

On 30 Jan 1805 Philip Stanhope 5th Earl Stanhope 1805-1875 was born to Philip Henry Stanhope 4th Earl Stanhope 1781-1855 (23) and Catherine Lucy Smith Countess Stanhope -1843 at Walmer, Kent


Walmer Castle, Walmer, Kent

West Greenwich, Kent

On 16 Sep 1295 William Saye 1253-1295 died at West Greenwich, Kent


West Malling, Kent

Fartherwell Hall, West Malling, Kent

On 22 Apr 1908 Edward Vesey Bligh 1829-1908 (79) died at Fartherwell Hall, West Malling, Kent


West Peckham, Kent

Before 1458 Richard Culpepper 1458-1484 was born to William Culpepper 1387-1457 and Elizabeth Ferrers 1390-1460 at West Peckham, Kent


Oxenheath, West Peckham, Kent

Around 1387 William Culpepper 1387-1457 was born to John Culpepper 1366-1414 at Oxenheath, West Peckham, Kent.


On 20 Jul 1457 William Culpepper 1387-1457 died at Oxenheath, West Peckham, Kent.


Wingham, Kent

Thomas Palmer 2nd Baronet Palmer -1656 was born to Thomas Palmer 1575-1608 at Wingham, Kent.


In 1540 Thomas Palmer 1st Baronet Palmer 1540-1626 was born to Henry Palmer at Wingham, Kent


On 07 Jan 1626 Thomas Palmer 1st Baronet Palmer 1540-1626 (86) died at Barnet, Middlesex.He was buried at Wingham, Kent.His son Thomas Palmer 2nd Baronet Palmer -1656 succeeded as 2nd Baronet Palmer of Wingham (1C 1661).


On 20 Apr 1656 Thomas Palmer 2nd Baronet Palmer -1656 died at Wingham, Kent.His son Henry Palmer 3rd Baronet Palmer -1706 succeeded 3rd Baronet Palmer of Wingham (1C 1661).


Wye, Kent

Olantigh, Wye, Kent