Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey

Surrey is in South-East England.

786 Assassination of King Cynewulf

851 Battle of Ockley

1543 Parr Family Ennobled

1591 Elizabeth's Royal Progress

1603 Coronation of James I

1735 Great Storm

1817 Death of Princess Charlotte

In 1615 Charles Howard was born to Francis Howard (age 29) and Jane Monson (age 27) at Surrey.

On 20 Mar 1672 Charles Howard (age 57) died at Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Addington

On 14 Mar 1612 Oliph Leigh (age 52) died. He was buried the following day at Addington, Surrey.

On or before 28 Jun 1631 Jane Browne of Betchworth Castle died. She was buried at Addington, Surrey.

On 13 Dec 1644 Francis Leigh of Addington (age 54) died. He was buried 17 Dec 1644 at Addington, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Albury

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Albury House

Evelyn's Diary. 07 Nov 1641. After receiving the Sacrament at Wotton church, I visited my Lord Marshal (age 56) at Albury.

Evelyn's Diary. 28 Sep 1648. I went to Albury, to visit the Countess of Arundel (age 38), and returned to Wotton, Surrey [Map].

Evelyn's Diary. 26 Feb 1649. Came to see me Captain George Evelyn, my kinsman, the great traveler, and one who believed himself a better architect than really he was; witness the portico in the Garden at Wotton, Surrey [Map]; yet the great room at Albury is somewhat better understood. He had a large mind, but over-built everything.

Evelyn's Diary. 10 Aug 1655. To Albury, to visit Mr. Howard (age 27), who had begun to build, and alter the gardens much. He showed me many rare pictures, particularly the Moor on horseback; Erasmus, as big as the life, by Holbein; a Madonna, in miniature, by Oliver; but, above all, the skull, carved in wood, by Albert Durer, for which his father was offered £100; also Albert's head, by himself, with divers rare agates, intaglios, and other curiosities.

Evelyn's Diary. 19 Sep 1667. This done 21st, I accompanied Mr. Howard (age 39) to his villa at Albury, where I designed for him the plot of his canal and garden, with a crypt through the hill.

Evelyn's Diary. 23 Sep 1670. To Albury, to see how that garden proceeded, which I found exactly done to the design and plot I had made, with the crypta through the mountain in the park, thirty perches in length. Such a Pausilippe [Note. A word created by Evelyn meaning an underground passage.] is nowhere in England. The canal was now digging, and the vineyard planted.

Evelyn's Diary. 05 Aug 1687. I went to see Albury, now purchased by Mr. Finch (age 38) (the King's Solicitor and son to the late Lord Chancellor); I found the garden which I first designed for the Duke of Norfolk, nothing improved.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Alfodean Bridge [Map]

Stane Street to Chichester is a 91km Roman Road from Noviomagus Reginorum [Map] aka Chichester to London crossing the land of the Atrebates in use by 70AD. Its route took it from London Bridge [Map] along Newington Causeway [Map] past Merton Priory, Surrey [Map] to Ewell [Map], through Sutton, Surrey [Map], past the boundary of Nonsuch Palace [Map] to Thirty Acre Barn, Surrey [Map], then near to Juniper Hall Field Centre, Surrey [Map] near Mickleham, then crossing the River Mole near to Burford Bridge [Map] southwards to Dorking, Surrey [Map] (although the route here is vague) to North Holmwood, Surrey [Map], Ockley, Surrey [Map], Rowhook, Surrey [Map] after which it crossed the River Arun at Alfodean Bridge, Surrey [Map] where some of the timber piles on which the bridge was built are still present in the river bed. Thereafter the road travels broadly straight to Billingshurst [Map], Pulborough [Map] where it crosses the River Arun again, then passing the Roman Villa at Bignor [Map] before entering the East Gate [Map] at Noviomagus Reginorum aka Chichester.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Ashford

On 28 Jul 1758 George Henry Hay 8th Earl Kinnoull (age 69) died in Ashford, Surrey. His son Thomas Hay 9th Earl Kinnoul (age 48) succeeded 9th Earl Kinnoull.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Ashtead

Pepy's Diary. 26 Jul 1663. So I led him to Ashted Church (by the place where Peter, my cozen's man, went blindfold and found a certain place we chose for him upon a wager), where we had a dull Doctor, one Downe, worse than I think even parson King was, of whom we made so much scorn, and after sermon home, and staid while our dinner, a couple of large chickens, were dressed, and a good mess of cream, which anon we had with good content, and after dinner (we taking no notice of other lodgers in the house, though there was one that I knew, and knew and spoke to me, one Mr. Rider, a merchant), he and I to walk, and I led him to the pretty little wood behind my cozens house, into which we got at last by clambering, and our little dog with us, but when we were among the hazel trees and bushes, Lord! what a course did we run for an hour together, losing ourselves, and indeed I despaired I should ever come to any path, but still from thicket to thicket, a thing I could hardly have believed a man could have been lost so long in so small a room. At last I found out a delicate walk in the middle that goes quite through the wood, and then went out of the wood, and holloed Mr. Creed, and made him hunt me from place to place, and at last went in and called him into my fine walk, the little dog still hunting with us through the wood. In this walk being all bewildered and weary and sweating, Creed he lay down upon the ground, which I did a little, but I durst not long, but walked from him in the fine green walk, which is half a mile long, there reading my vows as I used to on Sundays. And after that was done, and going and lying by Creed an hour, he and I rose and went to our lodging and paid our reckoning, and so mounted, whether to go toward London home or to find a new lodging, and so rode through Epsum, the whole town over, seeing the various companys that were there walking; which was very pleasant to see how they are there without knowing almost what to do, but only in the morning to drink waters. But, Lord! to see how many I met there of citizens, that I could not have thought to have seen there, or that they had ever had it in their heads or purses to go down thither.

Evelyn's Diary. 10 May 1684. I went to visite my brother in Surrey. Call'd by the way at Ashted, where Sr Rob Howard (age 58) (Auditor of the Exchequer) entertain'd me very civilly at his new built house, which stands in a Park on the Downe, the avenue South; tho' downe hill to the house, which is not greate, but with the outhouses very convenient. The stairecase is painted by Verrio (age 48) with the storie of Astrea; amongst other figures is the Picture of the Painter himselfe, and not unlike him; the rest is well done, onely the columns did not at all please me; there is also Sir Robert's own Picture in an oval; the whole in fresca. The place has this greate defect, that there is no water but what is drawn up by horses from a very deepe well.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Ashtead House Surrey

Evelyn's Diary. 19 Jul 1687. I went to Wotton. In the way, I dined at Ashted, with my Baroness Mordaunt (age 65).

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Bagshot

Pepy's Diary. 21 Sep 1667. All the morning at the office, dined at home, and expected Sheres again, but he did not come, so another dinner lost by the folly of Creed. After having done some business at the office, I out with my wife to Sheres's lodging and left an invitation for him to dine with me tomorrow, and so back and took up my wife at the Exchange [Map], and then kissed Mrs. Smith's pretty hand, and so with my wife by coach to take some ayre (but the way very dirty) as far as Bow, and so drinking (as usual) at Mile End [Map] of Byde's ale, we home and there busy at my letters till late, and so to walk by moonshine with my wife, and so to bed. The King (age 37), Duke of York (age 33), and the men of the Court, have been these four or five days a-hunting at Bagshot.

Pepy's Diary. 09 Sep 1668. Thence to Westminster, to Sir R. Longs (age 68) Office: and, going, met Mr. George Montagu (age 46), who talked and complimented me mightily; and long discourse I had with him, who, for news, tells me for certain that Trevor do come to be Secretary at Michaelmas, and that Morrice (age 65) goes out, and he believes, without any compensation. He tells me that now Buckingham (age 40) does rule all; and the other day, in the King's journey he is now on, at Bagshot, and that way, he caused Prince Rupert's (age 48) horses to be turned out of an inne, and caused his own to be kept there, which the Prince complained of to the King (age 38), and the Duke of York (age 34) seconded the complaint; but the King (age 38) did over-rule it for Buckingham (age 40), by which there are high displeasures among them; and Buckingham and Arlington (age 50) rule all.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Bagshot Manor

Around 27 Mar 1534 Lucy Neville (age 66) died at Bagshot Manor, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Bagshot, Yattendon Castle [Map]

Evelyn's Diary. 22 Oct 1685. I accompanied my Lady Clarendon to her house at Swallowfield in Berks, dining by the way at Mr. Graham's (age 36) lodge at Bagshot; the house, new repair'd and capacious enough for a good family, stands in a Park [Map]. Hence we went to Swallowfield; this house is after the antient build ing of honourable gentlemen's houses, when they kept up antient hospitality, but the gardens and waters as elegant as 'tis possible to make a flat, by art and industrie, and no meane expence, my lady being so extraordinarily skill'd in ye flowery part, and my lord in diligence of planting; so that I have hardly seene a seate whrch shews more tokens of it than what is to be found here, not only in the delicious and rarest fruits of a garden, but in those innumerable timber trees in the ground about the seate, to the greatest ornament and benefit of the place. There is one orchard of 1000 golden, and other cider pippins; walks and groves of elms, limes, oaks, and other trees. The garden is so beset with all manner of sweete shrubbs, that it per fumes the aire. The distribution also of the quarters, walks, and parterres, is excellent. The nurseries, kitchin garden full of ye most desireable plants; two very noble Orangeries well furnished; but above all, the canall and fishponds, the one fed with a white, the other with a black running water, fed by a quick and swift river, so well and plen tifully stor'd with fish, that for pike, carp, breame and tench, I never saw any thing approching it. We had at every meale carp and pike of size fit for the table of a Prince, and what added to ye delight was to see the hundreds taken by the drag, out of which, the cooke standing by, we pointed out what we had most mind to, and had carp that would have ben worth at London twenty shillings a piece. The waters are flagg'd about with Calamus aromaticus, with wch my lady has hung a closet, that retains the smell very perfectly. There is also a certaine sweete willow and other exotics: also a very fine bowllng-greene, meadow, pasture, and wood; in a word, all that can render a country seate delightful. There is besides a well furnish'd library in ye house.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Banstead

Before 05 May 1243 Hubert de Burgh Count Mortain 1st Earl Kent (age 73) died at Banstead, Surrey. He was buried at Blackfriars Church Holborn. Earl Kent extinct.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Banstead Downs

Pepy's Diary. 27 May 1663. Then into the Great Garden up to the Banqueting House; and there by his glass we drew in the species very pretty. Afterwards to ninepins, where I won a shilling, Creed and I playing against my Lord and Cooke. This day there was great thronging to Banstead Downs, Surrey, upon a great horse-race and foot-race. I am sorry I could not go thither.

Pepy's Diary. 25 Jul 1663. Up and to my office setting papers in order for these two or three days, in which I have been hindered a little, and then having intended this day to go to Banstead Downs, Surrey to see a famous race, I sent Will to get himself ready to go with me, and I also by and by home and put on my riding suit, and being ready came to the office to Sir J. Minnes (age 64) and Sir W. Batten (age 62), and did a little of course at the office this morning, and so by boat to White Hall, where I hear that the race is put off, because the Lords do sit in Parliament to-day. However, having appointed Mr. Creed to come to me to Fox Hall, I went over thither, and after some debate, Creed and I resolved to go to Clapham, Surrey, to Mr. Gauden's, who had sent his coach to their place for me because I was to have my horse of him to go to the race. So I went thither by coach and my Will by horse with me; Mr. Creed he went over back again to Westminster to fetch his horse. When I came to Mr. Gauden's one first thing was to show me his house, which is almost built, wherein he and his family live. I find it very regular and finely contrived, and the gardens and offices about it as convenient and as full of good variety as ever I saw in my life. It is true he hath been censured for laying out so much money; but he tells me that he built it for his brother, who is since dead (the Bishop), who when he should come to be Bishop of Winchester, which he was promised (to which bishoprick at present there is no house), he did intend to dwell here. Besides, with the good husbandry in making his bricks and other things I do not think it costs him so much money as people think and discourse.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Battersea

On 09 Apr 1632 Robert Rich 3rd Earl Warwick (age 20) and Anne Cavendish Countess Warwick (age 21) were married at Battersea, Surrey. She by marriage Countess Warwick. She the daughter of William Cavendish 2nd Earl Devonshire and Christian Bruce Countess Devonshire. He the son of Robert Rich 2nd Earl Warwick (age 44) and Frances Hatton Countess Warwick.

In 1850 Thomas Denman (age 60) was living in Battersea, Surrey in reduced circumstances.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Battersea Bridge [Map]

Battersea Bridge [Map] is a bridge over the River Thames.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, St Mary's Church Battersea

On 08 Apr 1742 Henry St John 1st Viscount St John (age 89) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Battersea, Surrey. His son John St John 2nd Viscount St John (age 39) succeeded 2nd Viscount St John, 5th Baronet St John Lydiard Tregoze in Wiltshire.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Box Hill

Evelyn's Diary. 27 Aug 1655. I went to Boxhill, to see those rare natural bowers, cabinets, and shady walks in the box copses: hence we walked to Mickleham, Surrey [Map], and saw Sir F. Stidolph's seat, environed with elm trees and walnuts innumerable, and of which last he told us they received a considerable revenue. Here are such goodly walks and hills shaded with yew and box, as render the place extremely agreeable, it seeming from these evergreens to be summer all the winter.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Brockham

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Byfleet

On 06 May 1548 Anthony Browne (age 48) died at Byfleet, Surrey. He was buried at Senlac Hill Hastings. Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montagu (age 19) inherited Cowdray House [Map].

Evelyn's Diary. 24 Aug 1678. I went to see my Lord of St. Alban's (age 73) house, at Byfleet, Surrey, an old, large building. Thence, to the papermills, where I found them making a coarse white paper. They cull the rags which are linen for white paper, woolen for brown; then they stamp them in troughs to a pap, with pestles, or hammers, like the powder mills, then put it into a vessel of water, in which they dip a frame closely wired with wire as small as a hair and as close as a weaver's reed; on this they take up the pap, the superfluous water draining through the wire; this they dexterously turning, shake out like a pancake on a smooth board between two pieces of flannel, then press it between a great press, the flannel sucking out the moisture; then, taking it out, they ply and dry it on strings, as they dry linen in the laundry; then dip it in alum water, lastly, polish and make it up in quires. They put some gum in the water in which they macerate the rags. The mark we find on the sheets is formed in the wire.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Cheam

Evelyn's Diary. 26 Sep 1658. Mr. King preached at Ashted, on Proverbs xv. 24; a Quaker would have disputed with him. In the afternoon, we heard Dr. Hacket (age 66) (since Bishop of Litchfield) at Cheam, Surrey, where the family of the Lumleys lie buried.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Lumley Chapel Cheam

On 27 Jul 1578 Jane Fitzalan Baroness Lumley (age 41) died. She was buried at Lumley Chapel Cheam, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Nonsuch Park Cheam

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Cheam, St Dunstan's Church

On 27 Oct 1872 Alexander Cornewall Duff-Gordon 3rd Baronet (age 61) died. He was buried at St Dunstan's Church, Cheam. His son Maurice Duff-Gordon 4th Baronet (age 23) succeeded 4th Baronet Duff-Gordon of Halkin in Aberdeenshire.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Clacket Lane Services [Map]

The Kent River Eden rises just north of Clacket Lane Services, Kent [Map] from where it flows past Limsfield, Surrey [Map], Oxted, Surrey [Map], Dormansbridge, Kent [Map], Edenbridge, Kent [Map], Hever Castle, Kent [Map] where it forms the moat, past Chiddingstone, Kent [Map] to Penshurst, Kent [Map] where it joins the River Medway.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Cobham

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Cobham, Sandroyd House

On 10 Jan 1859 John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (age 29) and Elizabeth King were married after which they lived at Hillhouse, Cawthorne until their house Sandroyd House, Cobham was completed.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Colliers Wood

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Colliers Wood, Merton Priory [Map]

Stane Street to Chichester is a 91km Roman Road from Noviomagus Reginorum [Map] aka Chichester to London crossing the land of the Atrebates in use by 70AD. Its route took it from London Bridge [Map] along Newington Causeway [Map] past Merton Priory, Surrey [Map] to Ewell [Map], through Sutton, Surrey [Map], past the boundary of Nonsuch Palace [Map] to Thirty Acre Barn, Surrey [Map], then near to Juniper Hall Field Centre, Surrey [Map] near Mickleham, then crossing the River Mole near to Burford Bridge [Map] southwards to Dorking, Surrey [Map] (although the route here is vague) to North Holmwood, Surrey [Map], Ockley, Surrey [Map], Rowhook, Surrey [Map] after which it crossed the River Arun at Alfodean Bridge, Surrey [Map] where some of the timber piles on which the bridge was built are still present in the river bed. Thereafter the road travels broadly straight to Billingshurst [Map], Pulborough [Map] where it crosses the River Arun again, then passing the Roman Villa at Bignor [Map] before entering the East Gate [Map] at Noviomagus Reginorum aka Chichester.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, East Clandon

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Hatchlands East Clandon

In 1628 Cornelius Johnson (age 34). Portrait of Sarah Harrington (age 63). Hatchlands East Clandon, Surrey.

Sarah Harrington: In 1565 she was born to James Harrington and Lucy Sidney. Before 24 Apr 1586 Francis Hastings and she were married. He the son of George Hastings 4th Earl Huntingdon and Dorothy Port Countess Huntingdon. Before 1628 Thomas Edmondes Lord Treasurer and she were married. In 1629 Sarah Harrington died.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, East Horsley [Map]

On 30 Mar 1547 Henry Knyvet of Charlton Wiltshire (age 37) died at East Horsley, Surrey [Map].

On 25 Aug 1559 Thomas Cawarden of Bletchingly and Nonsuch died at East Horsley, Surrey [Map] or Nonsuch Palace [Map].

After 02 Aug 1591 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (age 57) arrived at East Horsley, Surrey [Map] where she stayed with Thomas Cornwallis 1518-1604.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, East Molesey

In 1886 Esmond Burton was born at East Molesey, Surrey.

On 14 Jan 1952 Florence Elisabeth "Anthi" Laing (age 98) died at East Molesey, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Effingham [Map]

On 03 Mar 1564 Elizabeth Howard Countess Carrick was born to Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham (age 28) and Katherine Carey Countess Nottingham (age 14) at Effingham, Surrey [Map]. Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (age 30) was her Godmother.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Esher

Wriothesley's Chronicle 1520-1529. Aug 1529. This yeare, in August 1529, Thomas Wolsey (age 56), legatt de latere, Cardinall and Archbishopp of Yorke, was takend at Yorke Place [Map] in Westminstre, and all his goodes were seased into the Kinges handese and he deprived from the Chauncellorshipp of Englande, for certayne articles of treasona alledged [to hare been committed]b by him againste the Kinge and the realme.

Note d. Wolsey was ordered to quit his palace of York Place [Map], and retire to his house at Esher.

Note e. Wolsey's personal estate was yalued at half a million of crowns; this immense sum he transferred by deed to the King, "his gracious master," only praying to be allowed to retain his rank and property in the Church.

Note a. He was conricted of transgressing the atatnte of præsmunire by exercising the powers of legate.

Note b. These words hare evidently been aocidently omitted in MS.

On 06 Jan 1782 Louisa Maria La Coast Hanover was born illegitimately to William Henry Hanover 1st Duke Gloucester and Edinburgh (age 38) and Almeria Carpenter (age 30) at Esher, Surrey. She a great granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Claremont House Esher

On 06 Nov 1817 Princess Charlotte Augusta Hanover (age 21) died in childbirth at Claremont House Esher, Surrey. She buried at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle [Map].

On 19 Jul 1884 Charles Edward Saxe Coburg Gotha was born to Leopold Saxe Coburg Gotha 1st Duke Albany and Helena Waldeck Duchess Albany at Claremont House Esher, Surrey. He a grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 23 Jan 1906 Princess May of Teck was born to Alexander Teck 1st Earl Athlone (age 32) and Princess Alice Countess Athlone (age 22) at Claremont House Esher, Surrey. She a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, St George's Church Esher

On 31 Jan 1603 the will of Richard Drake (age 68) was proved. He asked to be buried in St George's Church Esher, Surrey. He appointed his son Francis Drake as his executor. He left his widow Ursula Stafford (age 50) the lease on the manor of Walton on Thames, Surrey, as well as a house on Fetter Lane and his coach and horses.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Ewell [Map]

Calendars. 03 Feb 1308 King Edward II of England (age 23). Ewell, Surrey [Map]. To the Treasurer and the Barons of the Exchequer. Whereas the king lately commanded them to put into execution all the writs of the late King pending in the exchequer, and although the late King commanded his treasurer and barons of the exchquer, at the supplication of the burgesses of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk [Map], by his writ now in the exchequer, as the said burgesses assert, to allow them 1,000 marks in which the late king was bound to them for a loan in the time when John de Kirkeby was his treasurer, and 1,£760 for the arrears of the wages of divers men sent by them to the late King's command into Gascony for the expedition of this war and for remaining there for a great time, and also for £250which they expended, by the order of the late King, in the making of two galleys (galiarum) in the said town, and also £780 for the wages of certain sailors and divers other costs expended by them at divers times for the expedition of the war in Scotland, to be allowed to them out of the debts owing by them to the said late King, as well as the tenth, eleventh, sixth, seventh, twentieth, and thirtieth granted by the community of the kingdom to the late King, as from other causes whatsoever; they are ordered to execute the said writs. Witness: Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall (age 24).

Pepy's Diary. 21 Sep 1665. Up between five and six o'clock; and by the time I was ready, my Lord's coach comes for me; and taking Will Hewer (age 23) with me, who is all in mourning for his father, who is lately dead of the plague, as my boy Tom's is also, I set out, and took about £100 with me to pay the fees there, and so rode in some fear of robbing. When I come thither, I find only Mr. Ward, who led me to Burgess's bedside, and Spicer's, who, watching of the house, as it is their turns every night, did lie long in bed to-day, and I find nothing at all done in my business, which vexed me. But not seeing how to helpe it I did walk up and down with Mr. Ward to see the house; and by and by Spicer and Mr. Falconbrige come to me and he and I to a towne near by, Yowell [Map], there drink and set up my horses and also bespoke a dinner, and while that is dressing went with Spicer and walked up and down the house and park; and a fine place it hath heretofore been, and a fine prospect about the house. A great walk of an elme and a walnutt set one after another in order. And all the house on the outside filled with figures of stories, and good painting of Rubens' or Holben's doing. And one great thing is, that most of the house is covered, I mean the posts, and quarters in the walls; covered with lead, and gilded. I walked into the ruined garden, and there found a plain little girle, kinswoman of Mr. Falconbridge, to sing very finely by the eare only, but a fine way of singing, and if I come ever to lacke a girle again I shall think of getting her.

Pepy's Diary. 29 Sep 1665. But at last I did, and so left my tallies there against another day, and so walked to Yowell [Map], and there did spend a peece upon them, having a whole house full, and much mirth by a sister of the mistresse of the house, an old mayde lately married to a lieutenant of a company that quarters there, and much pleasant discourse we had and, dinner being done, we to horse again and come to Greenwich, Kent [Map] before night, and so to my lodging, and there being a little weary sat down and fell to order some of my pocket papers, and then comes Captain Cocke (age 48), and after a great deal of discourse with him seriously upon the disorders of our state through lack of men to mind the public business and to understand it, we broke up, sitting up talking very late. We spoke a little of my late business propounded of taking profit for my money laid out for these goods, but he finds I rise in my demand, he offering me still £500 certain. So we did give it over, and I to bed. I hear for certain this night upon the road that Sir Martin Noell (age 65) is this day dead of the plague in London, where he hath lain sick of it these eight days.

Pepy's Diary. 20 Nov 1665. Up before day, and wrote some letters to go to my Lord, among others that about W. Howe, which I believe will turn him out, and so took horse for Nonsuch [Map], with two men with me, and the ways very bad, and the weather worse, for wind and rayne. But we got in good time thither, and I did get my tallys got ready, and thence, with as many as could go, to Yowell [Map], and there dined very well, and I saw my Besse, a very well-favoured country lass there, and after being very merry and having spent a piece I took horse, and by another way met with a very good road, but it rained hard and blew, but got home very well. Here I find Mr. Deering come to trouble me about business, which I soon dispatched and parted, he telling me that Luellin hath been dead this fortnight, of the plague, in St. Martin's Lane, which much surprised me.

The River Hogsmill rises at Ewell, Surrey [Map] from where it flows to Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey [Map] where it joins the River Thames.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Farnham [Map]

In 1510 Bishop John White was born to Robert White at Farnham, Surrey [Map]. He was educated at Winchester College , Winchester and New College, Oxford University.

John White was born to Robert White at Farnham, Surrey [Map]. He was educated at Winchester College , Winchester and New College, Oxford University.

The River Wey rises just west of the Alton [Map] in Hampshire and thereafter flows through, or near, Farnham, Surrey [Map] and Weybridge, Surrey [Map] after which it joins the River Thames around 2km west of Walton Bridge [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Farnham, Tongham

On 17 Feb 1895 Violet Kathleen Brinkley was born to Charles Michael Edgeworth Brinkley (age 33) and Evelyn Everard Hutton (age 35) at Tongham, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Farnham, Waverley Abbey [Map]

Tintern Abbey: History. 1128. The first Cistercian house in England was founded at Waverley in Surrey [Map] in 1128, being colonised by monks from L’Auméne in Normandy, itself a daughter house of Citeaux. Three years later another band of monks from L’Auméne settled at Tintern on land given them by Walter Fitz Richard, the Lord of Chepstow—or Striguil, to give it its medieval name. Walter, whose father had arrived with the Conqueror and founded the family at Clare in Suffolk [Map], had been granted Chepstow by Henry I. The site beside the Wye, which runs in a narrow valley between great rocky cliffs, must have seemed a wild enough place indeed to fulfil all the newcomers’ desires for remoteness.

In 1128 Waverley Abbey [Map] was founded by Bishop William Giffard, the Bishop of Winchester as the first Cistercian Abbey in England.

Archaeologia Volume 35 1853 XXXIII. On the 10th and 11th of January, 1358, Isabella (age 63) is visited by the Countess of Pembroke (age 41), the Countess of Kent (age 28), and Sir John de Wynewyk. Of these, the Countess of Pembroke has been already noticed. The Countess of Kent was Isabella (age 28), daughter of the Marquess of Juliers (age 59), and widow of John Plantagenet, Earl of Kent. Her husband had died in the year 13531; upon which she took the veil at Waverley [Map]; but afterwards, as Dugdale tells us, "quitting her profession, was clandestinely married to Sir Eustace Dabrischecourt." The name of this knight is usually written D'Ambreticourt. He was the son of Sir Sanchez D'Ambreticourt (age 28), Knight of the Garter, and a descendant of the poor knight of Ostrevant, in Hainault, in whose house Isabella found shelter on her dismissal from the court of her brother, Charles IV. of France, and whom, with his whole family, she had invited over into England, and had in various ways advanced. In reference to the Countess of Kent, Froissart says— "This lady was greatly attached to Sir Eustace D'Ambreticourt, for his gallant deeds of arms, which had been related to her: and she sent him coursers, hackneys, and letters full of love; which so much emboldened Sir Eustace, and spurred him to perform such feats of chivalry and of arms, that all those under him made fortunes." Dugdale tells us, in respect of the Countess's breach of her vows, that "she and her said husband, being personally convented before the said Archbishop of Canterbury in his manor house of Maghfeld," the Archbishop imposed on them a certain penance of prayers and alms very skilfully adapted to their offence.

Of Sir John de Wynewyk, I have been unable to learn anything of certainty. He appears to have been attached to the King's court, and was perhaps the medium employed for managing Isabella's affairs. He visited her and exchanged letters with her constantly.

Note 1. Possibly a mistake for 1352? John Plantagenet 3rd Earl Kent died 26 Dec 1352.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Fetcham

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, St Mary's Church Fetcham

On or before 25 Sep 1864 Agatha Cox was born to Homersham Cox. She was baptised on 25 Sep 1864 at St Mary's Church Fetcham, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Frimley Green

On 06 Jul 1901 William James Stillman (age 73) died at Frimley Green, Surrey. He was buried at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Gatton

On 07 Oct 1771 Charles Bennet 4th Earl Tankerville (age 27) and Emma Colebrooke Countess Tankerville (age 19) were married at Gatton, Surrey. She by marriage Countess Tankerville. He the son of Charles Bennet 3rd Earl Tankerville and Alice Astley Countess Tankerville (age 54).

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Leigh Place Gatton

Around 1469 Eleanor Copley Baroness De La Warr and West was born to Roger Copley (age 39) in Leigh Place Gatton, Surrey.

Around 1470 Dorothy Copley was born to Roger Copley (age 40) in Leigh Place Gatton, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Godalming

Pepy's Diary. 30 Apr 1661. This morning, after order given to my workmen, my wife and I and Mr. Creed took coach, and in Fishstreet [Map] took up Mr. Hater and his wife, who through her mask seemed at first to be an old woman, but afterwards I found her to be a very pretty modest black woman. We got a small bait at Leatherhead, Surrey [Map], and so to Godlyman, where we lay all night, and were very merry, having this day no other extraordinary rencontre, but my hat falling off my head at Newington into the water, by which it was spoiled, and I ashamed of it. I am sorry that I am not at London, to be at Hide-parke to-morrow, among the great gallants and ladies, which will be very fine.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Godstone

Evelyn's Diary. 02 Jul 1649. I went from Wotton, Surrey [Map] to Godstone, Surrey (the residence of Sir John Evelyn (age 58)), where was also Sir John Evelyn of Wilts. (age 47), when I took leave of both Sir Johns and their ladies. Mem. the prodigious memory of Sir John of Wilts' (age 47) daughter, since married to Mr. W. Pierrepont [Note. Mr R Pierrepoint], and mother of the present Earl of Kingston. I returned to Sayes Court, Deptford [Map] this night.

Evelyn's Diary. 03 Aug 1658. Went to Sir John Evelyn at Godstone, Surrey. The place is excellent, but might be improved by turning some offices of the house, and removing the garden. The house being a noble fabric, though not comparable to what was first built by my uncle, who was master of all the powder mills.

Evelyn's Diary. 24 Nov 1659. Sir John Evelyn [of Godstone, Surrey] invited us to the forty-first wedding-day feast, where was much company of friends.

Evelyn's Diary. 05 Aug 1665. The manufacture of gunpowder was carried on at Godstone, Surrey as well as at Long Ditton, Surrey; but it does not appear that there ever was any mill at Wotton, Surrey [Map], or that the purchase of that place was made with such a view.

Evelyn's Diary. 14 Oct 1677. I went to church at Godstone, Surrey, and to see old Sir John Evelyn's DORMITORY, joining to the church, paved with marble, where he and his Lady lie on a very stately monument at length; he in armor of white marble. The inscription is only an account of his particular branch of the family, on black marble.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Great Bookham

Before 17 Sep 1643 Francis Howard 5th Baron Howard was born to Charles Howard (age 28) and Frances Courthope at Great Bookham, Surrey. On 17 Sep 1643 Francis Howard 5th Baron Howard was baptised at Great Bookham, Surrey.

On 07 Jul 1651 Francis Howard (age 65) died at Great Bookham, Surrey.

In 1672 William Howard was born to William Howard (age 56) at Great Bookham, Surrey.

On 13 Aug 1684 Lieutenenant-General Thomas Howard was baptised at Great Bookham, Surrey.

On 13 Mar 1702 Lodowick Howard (age 69) died at Great Bookham, Surrey.

In 1722 Mary Howard Lady Vincent was born to Lieutenenant-General Thomas Howard (age 37) and Mary Moreton at Great Bookham, Surrey.

On 31 Mar 1753 Lieutenenant-General Thomas Howard (age 68) died at 8 Savile Street Savile Street Savile Row. He was buried at Great Bookham, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Haling

On 20 Oct 1587 Robert Gage (age 83) died at Haling, Surrey.

On 29 Aug 1597 Henry Gage was born to John Gage (age 34) and Margaret Copley (age 65) at Haling, Surrey.

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Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Kyngsham

Around 1447 Nicholas Sidney was born to William IV Sidney (age 30) at Kyngsham, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Lageham

Around 1281 John St John Lagenham 2nd Baron St John Lagenham was born to John St John Lagenham 1st Baron St John Lagenham (age 31) and Margaret Unknown Baroness St John Lagenham at Lageham, Surrey.

Around 1308 John St John Lagenham 3rd Baron St John Lagenham was born to John St John Lagenham 2nd Baron St John Lagenham (age 27) and Margery Unknown Baroness St John Lagenham at Lageham, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Leatherhead [Map]

Pepy's Diary. 30 Apr 1661. This morning, after order given to my workmen, my wife and I and Mr. Creed took coach, and in Fishstreet [Map] took up Mr. Hater and his wife, who through her mask seemed at first to be an old woman, but afterwards I found her to be a very pretty modest black woman. We got a small bait at Leatherhead, Surrey [Map], and so to Godlyman, where we lay all night, and were very merry, having this day no other extraordinary rencontre, but my hat falling off my head at Newington into the water, by which it was spoiled, and I ashamed of it. I am sorry that I am not at London, to be at Hide-parke to-morrow, among the great gallants and ladies, which will be very fine.

Evelyn's Diary. 08 Apr 1685. Being now somewhat compos'd after my greate affliction, I went to London to hear Dr. Tenison (age 48) (it being on a Wednesday in Lent) at Whitehall [Map]. I observ'd that tho' the King (age 51) was not in his seate above in the chapell, the Doctor made his three congees, which they were not us'd to do when the late King was absent, making then one bowing onely. I ask'd the reason; it was sayd he had a special order so to do. The Princesse of Denmark (age 34) was in the King's Closet, but sat on the left hand of the chaire, the Clearke of the Closet (age 50) standing by His Ma's chaire, as if he had ben present. I met the Queene Dowager (age 46) going now first from Whitehall to dwell at Somerset-house [Map]. This day my brother of Wotton and Mr. Onslow (age 30) were candidates for Surrey against Sr Adam Brown and my cousin Sr Edwd Evelyn, and were circumvented in their election by a trick of the Sheriff's taking advantage of my brother's party going out of the small village of Leatherhead [Map] to seek shelter and lodging, the afternoone being tempestuous, proceeding to the Election when they were gon; they expecting the next morning; whereas before and then they exceeded the other party by many hundreds, as I am assur'd. The Duke of Norfolk (age 30) led Sr Edw. Evelyn's and Sr Adam Brown's party. For this Parliament, very meane and slight persons (some of them gentlemen's servants, clearkes, and persons neither of reputation nor interest) were set up, but the country would choose my brother whether he would or no, and he miss'd it by the trick above mentioned. Sr Adam Brown was so deafe that he could not heare one word. S1 Edw. Evelyn was an honest gent much in favour with his Majesty.

The River Mole rises near Rusper [Map] and flows broadly north through Leatherhead, Surrey [Map] after which it joins the River Thames opposite Hampton Court Palace, Richmond [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Mansion House Leatherhead [Map]

On 02 Aug 1591 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (age 57) left at Nonsuch Palace [Map] to commence her Royal Progress. She travelled south to Mansion House Leatherhead, Surrey [Map]; the home of Edmund Tilney (age 55).

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, St John's School Leatherhead

On 08 Mar 1895 Captain Willoughby Thornton Wrigley was born to Reverend Daniel Wrigley at Nhill. He was educated at St John's School Leatherhead.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Limsfield [Map]

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Merton

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 755. This year Cynewulf, with the consent of the West-Saxon council, deprived Sebright, his relative, for unrighteous deeds, of his kingdom, except Hampshire; which he retained, until he slew the alderman who remained the longest with him. Then Cynewulf drove him to the forest of Andred [Note. The Weald in South-East England], where he remained, until a swain stabbed him at Privett, and revenged the alderman, Cumbra. The same Cynewulf fought many hard battles with the Welsh; and, about one and thirty winters after he had the kingdom, he was desirous of expelling a prince called Cyneard, who was the brother of Sebright. But he having understood that the king was gone, thinly attended, on a visit to a lady at Merton28, rode after him, and beset him therein; surrounding the town without, ere the attendants of the king were aware of him. When the king found this, he went out of doors, and defended himself with courage; till, having looked on the etheling, he rushed out upon him, and wounded him severely. Then were they all fighting against the king, until they had slain him. As soon as the king's thanes in the lady's bower heard the tumult, they ran to the spot, whoever was then ready. The etheling immediately offered them life and rewards; which none of them would accept, but continued fighting together against him, till they all lay dead, except one British hostage, and he was severely wounded. When the king's thanes that were behind heard in the morning that the king was slain, they rode to the spot, Osric his alderman, and Wiverth his thane, and the men that he had left behind; and they met the etheling at the town, where the king lay slain. The gates, however, were locked against them, which they attempted to force; but he promised them their own choice of money and land, if they would grant him the kingdom; reminding them, that their relatives were already with him, who would never desert him. To which they answered, that no relative could be dearer to them than their lord, and that they would never follow his murderer. Then they besought their relatives to depart from him, safe and sound. They replied, that the same request was made to their comrades that were formerly with the king; "And we are as regardless of the result," they rejoined, "as our comrades who with the king were slain." Then they continued fighting at the gates, till they rushed in, and slew the etheling and all the men that were with him; except one, who was the godson of the alderman, and whose life he spared, though he was often wounded. This same Cynewulf reigned one and thirty winters. His body lies at Winchester, and that of the etheling at Axminster. Their paternal pedigree goeth in a direct line to Cerdic. The same year Ethelbald, king of the Mercians, was slain at Seckington; and his body lies at Repton [Map]. He reigned one and forty years; and Bernred then succeeded to the kingdom, which he held but a little while, and unprosperously; for King Offa the same year put him to flight, and assumed the government; which he held nine and thirty winters. His son Everth held it a hundred and forty days. Offa was the son of Thingferth, Thingferth of Enwulf, Enwulf of Osmod, Osmod of Eawa, Eawa of Webba, Webba of Creoda, Creoda of Cenwald, Cenwald of Cnebba, Cnebba of Icel, Icel of Eomer, Eomer of Angelthew, Angelthew of Offa, Offa of Wermund, Wermund of Witley, Witley of Woden.

Note 28. The minuteness of this narrative, combined with the simplicity of it, proves that it was written at no great distance of time from the event. It is the first that occurs of any length in the older MSS. of the "Saxon Chronicle".

In 786 Cynewulf King of Wessex was killed by Cyneheard the Ætheling at Merton, Surrey while visiting his [Cynewulf's] mistress. King Beorhtric of Wessex succeeded King Wessex.

In 786 Cyneheard the Ætheling died at Merton, Surrey having murdered Cynewulf King of Wessex.

On 24 Aug 1550 William Locke (age 64) died at Merton, Surrey. He was buried at St Thomas of Acre Church.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Mickleham [Map]

Evelyn's Diary. 27 Aug 1655. I went to Boxhill, to see those rare natural bowers, cabinets, and shady walks in the box copses: hence we walked to Mickleham, Surrey [Map], and saw Sir F. Stidolph's seat, environed with elm trees and walnuts innumerable, and of which last he told us they received a considerable revenue. Here are such goodly walks and hills shaded with yew and box, as render the place extremely agreeable, it seeming from these evergreens to be summer all the winter.

In Jan 1735 a great storm occurred in London and elsewhere causing significant damage.

From London Prints:

Yesterday Morning the Wind being at W. and W.S.W. it blew hard; and in the Afternoon we had one of the strongest Storms that has been known for many Years, in which several Lighters and Boats in the River were sunk, and others dashed to Pieces; but all the Ships in the River rode out with Safety. On Shore, great Damage was done in the Houses, by ripping off the Tiles, blowing down Stacks of Chimneys, &c. and many People were killed and wounded; particularly, Five Houses were blown down in St. Giles's Parish [Map], and another in Hartshorn Lane in the Strand, by which two Persons lost their Lives. A Stack of Chimneys fell upon a Footman near Gray's-Inn, and killed him. A House in the Broad-Way, Westminster, was blown down, and a Man and Boy killed. And Mr. Lancashire, a Carpenter in Two-Swan-Yard near Bishopsgate, was blown from the Top of a Twelve-Foot Ladder, by which he fractured his Skull, and died on the Spot.

It likewise blew up by the Roots several large Trees in St. James's Park, and did incredible Damage to a great many Houses, in all Parts of the Cities of London and Westminster.

From Tunbridge-Wells [Map] we have an Account that the Land-Floods came down upon them so suddenly, that all the Bridges upon the Brook which runs by the Walks, were carried away by the Torrent, and great Damages done besides, so that the like has not been known before in any one's Memory.

They write from [illegible] Abbey in Yorkshire that [several words illegible] happened such a Storm as had not been known in the Memory of Man; tho' it lasted no longer than three quarters of an Hour, yet four Houses were blown down, and several others damaged, and a great Number of large Trees were either broken or blown up by the Roots.

Moulsey in Surrey, Jan. 9. The River Thames is now rising here, and yet it is already so high, we are forced to live above Stairs; and when the Land Waters come down from the Hills in the West-Country, God knows the Consequence: The Thames rose between 5 and 12 this Morning, very near a Foot in Height.

On the 8th Instant there were near 100 Elm Trees (and other Sorts) blown up by the Roots in this Parish during the violent Storm, all fine tall Sticks, and of a load of Timber in a Stick one with another; which will afford the Navy a fine Opportunity of furnishing the Stores in his Majesty's Dockyard this Year.

Extract of a Letter from Dover, dated Jan. 10. Our Accounts from Deal yesterday bring that 40 Sail were missing, that there is scarce a Ship but has met with Damage, and most people think the Gale of Wind little inferior to the November Storm, and lasted longer.

From several LONDON PRINTS Jan. 11. We have received further Accounts of the Misfortunes occasioned by the terrible Storm on Wednesday last: It was observed to be at the highest at 12 o'Clock, about which Time a Stack of Chimnies fell upon a Coachman near Golden-Square, and fractured his Skull: At Barnet [Map], and the Villages adjacent, they perceived three loud Claps of Thunder, accompanied by Lightning; several Barns were blown down in that Neighbourhood; and in several of the Roads near London, the Trees lie in the Highway in such manner, that it is difficult to pass: The Seat was blow from the Mount in Kensington Gardens. At all Parts of the Town are seen Houses untiled, stript of their Lead, and the Chimnies demolish'd.

The Kitchen Chimney of the Lord Bruce was blown down, which broke thro' the Stables of his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and did very considerable Damage, some of the Servants narrowly escaping with their Lives.

36 Trees were broke down, and tore up by the Roots, in St. James's Park, particularly the large Tree entering the Mall, from St. James's Palace, under which stood a Centry-Box, which was blown down at the same Time, with the Soldier in it, who narrowly escaped with his Life.

About 300 Weight of Lead was blown off the House of Arundel, Esq; in Burlington Gardens, Surveyor of his Majesty's Roads.

About 500 Wt. of Lead was ript off the Parish Church of St. Laurence Jewry, by Guild-Hall.

At the Marquis de Montandre's House in Brook-street, a large Stack of Chimnies was blown down, which demolished an Office in the back Part of the House, dashing in Pieces a Table at which 9 Servants were to dine a quarter of an Hour after.

At Riskins, the seat of the Lord Bathurst (age 50) in Buckinghamshire, above 40 large Trees in his Lordship's Grounds were blown down.

At Fulham [Map] 2 or 3 Houses were blown down, and a Barn belonging to Mr. Gray, a Farmer.

A great many Wallnut-trees in the Park of Tryon, Esq; at Mickleham, Surrey [Map], were destroyed. We hear he has made above 300£. per Annum of the Wallnuts which the said Trees produced.

The same Day, as a Servant of Messieurs Frame and Berkley was going along the North Side of St. Paul's, he was thrown down by the Violence of the Winds, at which time his Letter-Case fell from his Side, and the Wind blew his Notes about; all which he found again, except one of £300. one of £139. 16s one of £40. and one of £25. for which Notes a Reward is offered.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Mickleham, Burford Bridge [Map]

Stane Street to Chichester is a 91km Roman Road from Noviomagus Reginorum [Map] aka Chichester to London crossing the land of the Atrebates in use by 70AD. Its route took it from London Bridge [Map] along Newington Causeway [Map] past Merton Priory, Surrey [Map] to Ewell [Map], through Sutton, Surrey [Map], past the boundary of Nonsuch Palace [Map] to Thirty Acre Barn, Surrey [Map], then near to Juniper Hall Field Centre, Surrey [Map] near Mickleham, then crossing the River Mole near to Burford Bridge [Map] southwards to Dorking, Surrey [Map] (although the route here is vague) to North Holmwood, Surrey [Map], Ockley, Surrey [Map], Rowhook, Surrey [Map] after which it crossed the River Arun at Alfodean Bridge, Surrey [Map] where some of the timber piles on which the bridge was built are still present in the river bed. Thereafter the road travels broadly straight to Billingshurst [Map], Pulborough [Map] where it crosses the River Arun again, then passing the Roman Villa at Bignor [Map] before entering the East Gate [Map] at Noviomagus Reginorum aka Chichester.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Mickleham, Juniper Hall Field Centre [Map]

Stane Street to Chichester is a 91km Roman Road from Noviomagus Reginorum [Map] aka Chichester to London crossing the land of the Atrebates in use by 70AD. Its route took it from London Bridge [Map] along Newington Causeway [Map] past Merton Priory, Surrey [Map] to Ewell [Map], through Sutton, Surrey [Map], past the boundary of Nonsuch Palace [Map] to Thirty Acre Barn, Surrey [Map], then near to Juniper Hall Field Centre, Surrey [Map] near Mickleham, then crossing the River Mole near to Burford Bridge [Map] southwards to Dorking, Surrey [Map] (although the route here is vague) to North Holmwood, Surrey [Map], Ockley, Surrey [Map], Rowhook, Surrey [Map] after which it crossed the River Arun at Alfodean Bridge, Surrey [Map] where some of the timber piles on which the bridge was built are still present in the river bed. Thereafter the road travels broadly straight to Billingshurst [Map], Pulborough [Map] where it crosses the River Arun again, then passing the Roman Villa at Bignor [Map] before entering the East Gate [Map] at Noviomagus Reginorum aka Chichester.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Mitcham

On or before 30 Jan 1665 Mary Smyth died. She was buried at Mitcham, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Mousley

In Jan 1735 a great storm occurred in London and elsewhere causing significant damage.

From London Prints:

Yesterday Morning the Wind being at W. and W.S.W. it blew hard; and in the Afternoon we had one of the strongest Storms that has been known for many Years, in which several Lighters and Boats in the River were sunk, and others dashed to Pieces; but all the Ships in the River rode out with Safety. On Shore, great Damage was done in the Houses, by ripping off the Tiles, blowing down Stacks of Chimneys, &c. and many People were killed and wounded; particularly, Five Houses were blown down in St. Giles's Parish [Map], and another in Hartshorn Lane in the Strand, by which two Persons lost their Lives. A Stack of Chimneys fell upon a Footman near Gray's-Inn, and killed him. A House in the Broad-Way, Westminster, was blown down, and a Man and Boy killed. And Mr. Lancashire, a Carpenter in Two-Swan-Yard near Bishopsgate, was blown from the Top of a Twelve-Foot Ladder, by which he fractured his Skull, and died on the Spot.

It likewise blew up by the Roots several large Trees in St. James's Park, and did incredible Damage to a great many Houses, in all Parts of the Cities of London and Westminster.

From Tunbridge-Wells [Map] we have an Account that the Land-Floods came down upon them so suddenly, that all the Bridges upon the Brook which runs by the Walks, were carried away by the Torrent, and great Damages done besides, so that the like has not been known before in any one's Memory.

They write from [illegible] Abbey in Yorkshire that [several words illegible] happened such a Storm as had not been known in the Memory of Man; tho' it lasted no longer than three quarters of an Hour, yet four Houses were blown down, and several others damaged, and a great Number of large Trees were either broken or blown up by the Roots.

Moulsey in Surrey, Jan. 9. The River Thames is now rising here, and yet it is already so high, we are forced to live above Stairs; and when the Land Waters come down from the Hills in the West-Country, God knows the Consequence: The Thames rose between 5 and 12 this Morning, very near a Foot in Height.

On the 8th Instant there were near 100 Elm Trees (and other Sorts) blown up by the Roots in this Parish during the violent Storm, all fine tall Sticks, and of a load of Timber in a Stick one with another; which will afford the Navy a fine Opportunity of furnishing the Stores in his Majesty's Dockyard this Year.

Extract of a Letter from Dover, dated Jan. 10. Our Accounts from Deal yesterday bring that 40 Sail were missing, that there is scarce a Ship but has met with Damage, and most people think the Gale of Wind little inferior to the November Storm, and lasted longer.

From several LONDON PRINTS Jan. 11. We have received further Accounts of the Misfortunes occasioned by the terrible Storm on Wednesday last: It was observed to be at the highest at 12 o'Clock, about which Time a Stack of Chimnies fell upon a Coachman near Golden-Square, and fractured his Skull: At Barnet [Map], and the Villages adjacent, they perceived three loud Claps of Thunder, accompanied by Lightning; several Barns were blown down in that Neighbourhood; and in several of the Roads near London, the Trees lie in the Highway in such manner, that it is difficult to pass: The Seat was blow from the Mount in Kensington Gardens. At all Parts of the Town are seen Houses untiled, stript of their Lead, and the Chimnies demolish'd.

The Kitchen Chimney of the Lord Bruce was blown down, which broke thro' the Stables of his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and did very considerable Damage, some of the Servants narrowly escaping with their Lives.

36 Trees were broke down, and tore up by the Roots, in St. James's Park, particularly the large Tree entering the Mall, from St. James's Palace, under which stood a Centry-Box, which was blown down at the same Time, with the Soldier in it, who narrowly escaped with his Life.

About 300 Weight of Lead was blown off the House of Arundel, Esq; in Burlington Gardens, Surveyor of his Majesty's Roads.

About 500 Wt. of Lead was ript off the Parish Church of St. Laurence Jewry, by Guild-Hall.

At the Marquis de Montandre's House in Brook-street, a large Stack of Chimnies was blown down, which demolished an Office in the back Part of the House, dashing in Pieces a Table at which 9 Servants were to dine a quarter of an Hour after.

At Riskins, the seat of the Lord Bathurst (age 50) in Buckinghamshire, above 40 large Trees in his Lordship's Grounds were blown down.

At Fulham [Map] 2 or 3 Houses were blown down, and a Barn belonging to Mr. Gray, a Farmer.

A great many Wallnut-trees in the Park of Tryon, Esq; at Mickleham, Surrey [Map], were destroyed. We hear he has made above 300£. per Annum of the Wallnuts which the said Trees produced.

The same Day, as a Servant of Messieurs Frame and Berkley was going along the North Side of St. Paul's, he was thrown down by the Violence of the Winds, at which time his Letter-Case fell from his Side, and the Wind blew his Notes about; all which he found again, except one of £300. one of £139. 16s one of £40. and one of £25. for which Notes a Reward is offered.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Norbury Park

Diary of Anne Clifford 1603. Jul 1603. From Windsor the Court removed to Hampton Court, where my Mother and I lay at Hampton Court, in one of the round towers, round about which were tents where they died two or three in a day of the plague. There I fell extremely sick of a fever, so as my Mother (age 42) was in some doubt it might turn to the plague, but within two or three days I grew reasonably well, and was sent away to [Norbury Park, Surrey] my cousin Stiddolph’s, for Mrs Taylor was newly put away from me, her husband dying of the plague shortly after. A little time before this my Mother and I, my Aunt of Bath, and my cousin Frances (age 16), went to North Hall, my Mother being extreme angry with me for riding before with Mr Mene, [sic] where my Mother in her anger commanded that I should lie in a chamber alone, which I could not endure, but my cousin Frances (age 16) got the key of my chamber and lay with me which was the first time I loved her so well.

Diary of Anne Clifford 1603. 25 Jul 1603. Upon the 25th of July the King and Queen (age 28) were crowned at Westminster, my Father (age 44) and Mother (age 43) both attended in their robes, my Aunt of Bath and my Uncle Russell (age 45), which solemn sight my Mother (age 43) would not let me see because the plague was hot in London, therefore I continued at Norbury, where my cousin did so feed me with breakfasts and pear pies and such things, as shortly after I fell into sickness.

Before 18 Oct 1722 Charles Tryon was born to Charles Tryon (age 20) and Mary Shirley (age 19) at Norbury Park, Surrey.

On 08 Jun 1729 William Tryon was born to Charles Tryon (age 26) and Mary Shirley (age 26) at Norbury Park, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, North Holmwood [Map]

Stane Street to Chichester is a 91km Roman Road from Noviomagus Reginorum [Map] aka Chichester to London crossing the land of the Atrebates in use by 70AD. Its route took it from London Bridge [Map] along Newington Causeway [Map] past Merton Priory, Surrey [Map] to Ewell [Map], through Sutton, Surrey [Map], past the boundary of Nonsuch Palace [Map] to Thirty Acre Barn, Surrey [Map], then near to Juniper Hall Field Centre, Surrey [Map] near Mickleham, then crossing the River Mole near to Burford Bridge [Map] southwards to Dorking, Surrey [Map] (although the route here is vague) to North Holmwood, Surrey [Map], Ockley, Surrey [Map], Rowhook, Surrey [Map] after which it crossed the River Arun at Alfodean Bridge, Surrey [Map] where some of the timber piles on which the bridge was built are still present in the river bed. Thereafter the road travels broadly straight to Billingshurst [Map], Pulborough [Map] where it crosses the River Arun again, then passing the Roman Villa at Bignor [Map] before entering the East Gate [Map] at Noviomagus Reginorum aka Chichester.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Norwood

On 02 May 1859 Eliza Courtenay (age 67) died at Norwood, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Ockham

On 22 Jul 1734 Peter King 1st Baron King (age 65) died in Ockham, Surrey. His son John King 2nd Baron King (age 28) succeeded 2nd Baron King.

In 1740 John King 2nd Baron King (age 34) died in Ockham, Surrey. His brother Peter King 3rd Baron King (age 31) succeeded 3rd Baron King.

In 1754 Peter King 3rd Baron King (age 45) died in Ockham, Surrey. His His brother William King 4th Baron King (age 43) succeeded 4th Baron King.

In 1767 William King 4th Baron King (age 56) died in Ockham, Surrey. His brother Thomas King 5th Baron King (age 55) succeeded 5th Baron King.

In 1779 Thomas King 5th Baron King (age 67) died in Ockham, Surrey. His son Peter King 6th Baron King (age 43) succeeded 6th Baron King.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Ockley [Map]

Stane Street to Chichester is a 91km Roman Road from Noviomagus Reginorum [Map] aka Chichester to London crossing the land of the Atrebates in use by 70AD. Its route took it from London Bridge [Map] along Newington Causeway [Map] past Merton Priory, Surrey [Map] to Ewell [Map], through Sutton, Surrey [Map], past the boundary of Nonsuch Palace [Map] to Thirty Acre Barn, Surrey [Map], then near to Juniper Hall Field Centre, Surrey [Map] near Mickleham, then crossing the River Mole near to Burford Bridge [Map] southwards to Dorking, Surrey [Map] (although the route here is vague) to North Holmwood, Surrey [Map], Ockley, Surrey [Map], Rowhook, Surrey [Map] after which it crossed the River Arun at Alfodean Bridge, Surrey [Map] where some of the timber piles on which the bridge was built are still present in the river bed. Thereafter the road travels broadly straight to Billingshurst [Map], Pulborough [Map] where it crosses the River Arun again, then passing the Roman Villa at Bignor [Map] before entering the East Gate [Map] at Noviomagus Reginorum aka Chichester.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 851. This year Alderman Ceorl, with the men of Devonshire, fought the heathen army at Wemburg [Map], and after making great slaughter obtained the victory. The same year King Athelstan and Alderman Elchere fought in their ships, and slew a large army at Sandwich [Map] in Kent, taking nine ships and dispersing the rest. The heathens now for the first time remained over winter in the Isle of Thanet [Map]. The same year came three hundred and fifty ships into the mouth of the Thames; the crew of which went upon land, and stormed Canterbury, Kent [Map] and London; putting to flight Bertulf, king of the Mercians, with his army; and then marched southward over the Thames into Surrey. Here Ethelwulf and his son Ethelbald, at the head of the West-Saxon army, fought with them at Ockley [Map], and made the greatest slaughter of the heathen army that we have ever heard reported to this present day. There also they obtained the victory.

On 23 Aug 1420 Thomas Hoo (age 50) died at Ockley, Surrey [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Oxted [Map]

In 1640 John Hoskins of Oxted was born to Charles Hoskins (age 37) in Oxted, Surrey [Map].

In Oct 1698 Catherine Hoskyns Duchess Devonshire was born to John Hoskins of Oxted (age 58) in Oxted, Surrey [Map].

On 16 May 1717 John Hoskins of Oxted (age 77) died in Oxted, Surrey [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Titsey Place Oxted

On 07 Dec 1620 Mary Lennard (age 71) died in Titsey Place Oxted, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Ripley

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Ripley House Ripley

On 22 Aug 1881 James Archibald Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie (age 76) died in Ripley House Ripley, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Roehampton

On 06 Sep 1623 Thomas Papillon Merchant was born to David Papillon and Anne Marie Calandrini at Roehampton, Surrey.

Evelyn's Diary. 04 Aug 1662. Came to see me the old Countess of Devonshire, with that excellent and worthy person, my Lord her son (age 44), from Roehampton, Surrey.

Evelyn's Diary. 08 Feb 1677. I went to Roehampton, Surrey, with my Lady Duchess of Ormond (age 61). The garden and perspective is pretty, the prospect most agreeable.

On 23 Nov 1684 William Cavendish 3rd Earl Devonshire (age 67) died at his house in Roehampton, Surrey. He was buried in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey [Map]. His son William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire (age 44) succeeded 4th Earl Devonshire, 4th Baron Cavendish Hardwick. Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire (age 38) by marriage Countess Devonshire.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Rookwood

Evelyn's Diary. 23 May 1659. I went to Rookwood, Surrey, and dined with Sir William Hicks (age 63), where was a great feast and much company. It is a melancholy old house, environed with trees and rooks.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Rowhook [Map]

Stane Street to Chichester is a 91km Roman Road from Noviomagus Reginorum [Map] aka Chichester to London crossing the land of the Atrebates in use by 70AD. Its route took it from London Bridge [Map] along Newington Causeway [Map] past Merton Priory, Surrey [Map] to Ewell [Map], through Sutton, Surrey [Map], past the boundary of Nonsuch Palace [Map] to Thirty Acre Barn, Surrey [Map], then near to Juniper Hall Field Centre, Surrey [Map] near Mickleham, then crossing the River Mole near to Burford Bridge [Map] southwards to Dorking, Surrey [Map] (although the route here is vague) to North Holmwood, Surrey [Map], Ockley, Surrey [Map], Rowhook, Surrey [Map] after which it crossed the River Arun at Alfodean Bridge, Surrey [Map] where some of the timber piles on which the bridge was built are still present in the river bed. Thereafter the road travels broadly straight to Billingshurst [Map], Pulborough [Map] where it crosses the River Arun again, then passing the Roman Villa at Bignor [Map] before entering the East Gate [Map] at Noviomagus Reginorum aka Chichester.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Seale

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Shepperton

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Church of St Nicholas Shepperton

On 21 Jul 1641 Charles Rich 4th Earl Warwick (age 26) and Mary Boyle Countess Warwick (age 15) were married at the Church of St Nicholas Shepperton. Her father strongly disapproved due to her husband's lack of fortune. She the daughter of Richard Boyle 1st Earl Cork (age 74) and Catherine Fenton Countess Cork. He the son of Robert Rich 2nd Earl Warwick (age 54) and Frances Hatton Countess Warwick.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Shere

Around 1205 John Fitzgeoffrey was born to Geoffrey Fitzpeter 1st Earl Essex (age 43) and Aveline Clare Countess Essex at Shere, Surrey.

Around 1238 Maud Fitzjohn Countess Warwick was born to John Fitzgeoffrey (age 33) and Isabel Bigod (age 26) at Shere, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Stanwell

Around 1532 Edward Windsor 3rd Baron Windsor was born to William Windsor 2nd Baron Windsor (age 33) and Margaret Sambourne Baroness Windsor (age 31) in Stanwell, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Stanwell Church Stanwell

On 27 Jul 1622 Thomas Knyvet 1st Baron Knyvet (age 77) died. He was buried at Stanwell Church Stanwell, Surrey.

In Sep 1622 Elizabeth Hayward Baroness Knyvet (age 79) died. She was buried at Stanwell Church Stanwell, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Stanwell Park Stanwell

On 16 Sep 1607 Princess Mary Stewart (age 2) died of pneumonia at the Stanwell Park Stanwell, Surrey home of Thomas Knyvet 1st Baron Knyvet (age 62) in whose care she had been placed. As soon as Mary died, the Earl of Worcester (age 57), the Earl of Leicester (age 43) and the Earl of Totnes (age 52) went to Hampton Court Palace [Map], to inform the Queen (age 32) of her daughter's death. Seeing the three men before her, Queen Anne realized what had happened and spared the men the task of telling her.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Sterborough Castle [Map]

After 25 Oct 1415 Charles Valois Duke Orléans (age 20) was imprisoned at Sterborough Castle [Map] then Pontefract Castle [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Stoke D'Abernon [Map]

Around 1412 Henry Norbury was born to John Norbury (age 37) and Elizabeth Boteler (age 26) at Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey [Map].

Around 1438 John IV Norbury was born to Henry Norbury (age 26) at Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey [Map].

In 1438 Elizabeth Norbury was born to Henry Norbury (age 26) at Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey [Map].

On 12 Aug 1504 John IV Norbury (age 66) died at Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey [Map]. He was buried at Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey [Map].

On 16 Aug 1757 Mary Howard Lady Vincent (age 35) died at Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Streatham

On 21 Jan 1565 Margaret Mundy (age 55) died. She was buried the next day in Streatham, Surrey.

On 30 Sep 1710 John Russell 4th Duke Bedford was born to Wriothesley Russell 2nd Duke Bedford (age 29) and Elizabeth Howland Duchess Bedford (age 28) at Streatham, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Sutton [Map]

Stane Street to Chichester is a 91km Roman Road from Noviomagus Reginorum [Map] aka Chichester to London crossing the land of the Atrebates in use by 70AD. Its route took it from London Bridge [Map] along Newington Causeway [Map] past Merton Priory, Surrey [Map] to Ewell [Map], through Sutton, Surrey [Map], past the boundary of Nonsuch Palace [Map] to Thirty Acre Barn, Surrey [Map], then near to Juniper Hall Field Centre, Surrey [Map] near Mickleham, then crossing the River Mole near to Burford Bridge [Map] southwards to Dorking, Surrey [Map] (although the route here is vague) to North Holmwood, Surrey [Map], Ockley, Surrey [Map], Rowhook, Surrey [Map] after which it crossed the River Arun at Alfodean Bridge, Surrey [Map] where some of the timber piles on which the bridge was built are still present in the river bed. Thereafter the road travels broadly straight to Billingshurst [Map], Pulborough [Map] where it crosses the River Arun again, then passing the Roman Villa at Bignor [Map] before entering the East Gate [Map] at Noviomagus Reginorum aka Chichester.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 25 May 1551. The xxv day of May was be syd Rygatt [Map] and Croydon, Suttun [Map], and Darkyng [Map], a grett wondernus of herth.. and spesshall at Darkyng [Map], and in dyvers plasys .... pottes, panes, and dyssys donst, and mett felle doune ... abowt howse, and with mony odur thyngs.

Note. Earthquake. "The 25. daye of May, beyng Monday, betwene the howers of eleven and one of the clock at afternoone, was an earthquake of halfe a quarter of a howre long at Blechynglye, at Godstone, at Croydon, at Albery, and at divers other places in Southery and Myddlesexe." Stowe's Summarie.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Worcester Park Sutton

Evelyn's Diary. 03 Jan 1666. Mr. Packer's (age 47), and took an exact view of the plaster statues and bass-relievos inserted between the timbers and puncheons of the outside walls of the Court; which must needs have been the work of some celebrated Italian. I much admired how they had lasted so well and entire since the time of Henry VIII., exposed as they are to the air; and pity it is they are not taken out and preserved in some dry place; a gallery would become them. There are some mezzo-relievos as big as the life; the story is of the Heathen Gods, emblems, compartments, etc. The palace [Map] consists of two courts, of which the first is of stone, castle like, by the Lord Lumleys (of whom it was purchased), the other of timber, a Gothic fabric, but these walls incomparably beautiful. I observed that the appearing timber-puncheons, entrelices, etc., were all so covered with scales of slate, that it seemed carved in the wood and painted, the slate fastened on the timber in pretty figures, that has, like a coat of armor, preserved it from rotting. There stand in the garden two handsome stone pyramids, and the avenue planted with rows of fair elms, but the rest of these goodly trees, both of this and of Worcester Park adjoining, were felled by those destructive and avaricious rebels in the late war, which defaced one of the stateliest seats his Majesty had.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Worcester House Worcester Park Sutton

On 22 Oct 1660 Charles Stewart was born to King James II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 27) and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England (age 23) at Worcester House Worcester Park Sutton, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Tandbridge [Map]

22 Jan 1543. Once William Parr 1st Marquess Northampton (age 31) and Anne Bourchier 7th Baroness Bourchier (age 26) did live together both commenced affairs. She with John Lyngfield, prior of St. James's Church [Map], in Tanbridge, Surrey [Source. Wikipedia. However, there is no church of St James in Tandbridge?], by whom she had an illegitimate child named John Parr. He with Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos and Knollys (age 19). To protect the interest of his subsequent children Parr (age 31) pursued legislation to disinherit her child.

On 23 Dec 1543 Henry VIII (age 52) enobled his new wife's (age 31) brother (age 31) and uncle (age 60) at ceremony in the Presence Chamber, Hampton Court Palace [Map]. Henry Grey 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 26) and Edward Stanley 3rd Earl of Derby (age 34) were present. Christopher Barker read the Patents.

William Parr 1st Baron Parr of Horton (age 60) was created 1st Baron Parr of Horton. William was sixty with five daughters. He died four years later at which time the Barony became extinct.

William Parr 1st Marquess Northampton (age 31) was created 1st Earl Essex. His estranged wife Anne Bourchier 7th Baroness Bourchier (age 26) was daughter of the last Earl of Essex of the Fifth Creation. A somewhat curious choice given his wife had eloped the year previous year with John Lyngfield, the prior of Tandbridge, Surrey [Map], by whom she had an illegitimate child.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Thames Ditton [Map]

Evelyn's Diary. 05 Oct 1647. I came to Wotton, Surrey [Map], the place of my birth, to my brother (age 30), and on the 10th to Hampton Court [Map] where I had the honor to kiss his Majesty's (age 46) hand, and give him an account of several things I had in charge, he being now in the power of those execrable villains who not long after murdered him. I lay at my cousin, Sergeant Hatton's at Thames Ditton, Surrey [Map], whence, on the 13th, I went to London.

On 06 Mar 1706 Admiral George Pocock was born at Thames Ditton, Surrey [Map].

On 01 Sep 1797 William Fitzgerald De Ros 22nd Baron Ros Helmsley was born to Henry Fitzgerald (age 36) and Charlotte Boyle 20th Baroness Ros of Helmsley (age 28) at Thames Ditton, Surrey [Map]. He a great x 3 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Imber Court Thames Ditton [Map]

On 15 Mar 1754 Thomas Onslow 2nd Earl Onslow was born to George Onslow 1st Earl Onslow (age 22) and Henrietta Shelley Countess Onslow (age 23) at Imber Court Thames Ditton, Surrey [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Thorpe

After May 1627 William Mynterne of Thorpe in Surrey died. His daughter Elizabeth Mynterne inherited his two manors in Thorpe, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Tolworth [Map]

1851 to 1852. John Everett Millais 1st Baronet (age 21). "Ophelia". Hamlet Act IV Scene 7 Part IV in which Queen Gertrude describes Ophelia's death to Laertes. Millais painted the scene near Tolworth, Surrey [Map] using the River Hogsmill. Elizabeth Siddal (age 21) modelled in a bath-tub at 7 Gower Street, Camden [Map]. The initials PRB bottom right next to his signature. See Ophelia by John Everett MIllais.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Walton on Thames

On 31 Jan 1603 the will of Richard Drake (age 68) was proved. He asked to be buried in St George's Church Esher, Surrey. He appointed his son Francis Drake as his executor. He left his widow Ursula Stafford (age 50) the lease on the manor of Walton on Thames, Surrey, as well as a house on Fetter Lane and his coach and horses.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Walton on Thames Bridge [Map]

1747. Walton on Thames Bridge [Map] is a bridge over the River Thames first opened in 1747.

1754. Canaletto (age 56). Walton on Thames Bridge [Map].

1754. Canaletto (age 56). Walton on Thames Bridge [Map]. Commissioned by Thomas Hollis (age 33).

Thomas Hollis: On 14 Apr 1720 he was born. In 1757 Thomas Hollis was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. On 01 Jan 1774 he died.

After 1788. Joseph Mallord William Turner (age 12). Walton Bridges [Map].

The River Wey rises just west of the Alton [Map] in Hampshire and thereafter flows through, or near, Farnham, Surrey [Map] and Weybridge, Surrey [Map] after which it joins the River Thames around 2km west of Walton Bridge [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Wandsworth

Pepy's Diary. 28 Nov 1665. After this discourse we parted, and all of us broke up and we parted. Captain Cocke (age 48) and I through Wandsworth, Surrey. Drank at Sir Allen Broderick's (age 42), a great friend and comrade of Cocke's (age 48), whom he values above the world for a witty companion, and I believe he is so.

Pepy's Diary. 05 Aug 1666. So home, and had a good dinner, and after dinner with my wife, and Mercer, and Jane by water, all the afternoon up as high as Morclaeke with great pleasure, and a fine day, reading over the second part of "The Siege of Rhodes", with great delight. We landed and walked at Barne-elmes, and then at the Neat Houses I landed and bought a millon, [melon] and we did also land and eat and drink at Wandsworth, Surrey, and so to the Old Swan [Map], and thence walked home. It being a mighty fine cool evening, and there being come, my wife and I spent an houre in the garden, talking of our living in the country, when I shall be turned out of the office, as I fear the Parliament may find faults enough with the office to remove us all, and I am joyed to think in how good a condition I am to retire thither, and have wherewith very well to subsist. Nan, at Sir W. Pen's (age 45), lately married to one Markeham, a kinsman of Sir W. Pen's (age 45), a pretty wench she is.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Wandsworth Common

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Ravenslea Road Wandsworth Common

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, 6 Ravenslea Road Wandsworth Common

On 02 Apr 1911. 1911 Census. 6 Ravenslea Road Wandsworth Common.

Ellis William Roberts (age 50). Portrait Painter.

Eliza Glover (age 44). Portrait Painter.

Robert Ellis Roberts (age 21). Student at Cambridge.

Millicent Elsie Roberts (age 11). School.

and two servants Lottie Hipkins and Edith Cox.

Eliza Glover: Around 1867 she was born to Joseph Glover at Longton, Staffordshire.

Robert Ellis Roberts: Around 1890 he was born to Ellis William Roberts and Eliza Glover.

Millicent Elsie Roberts: Around 1900 she was born to Ellis William Roberts and Eliza Glover.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, West Clandon

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, West Clandon, Clandon Park House

Evelyn's Diary. 15 Sep 1670. I went to visit Mr. Arthur Onslow (age 46), at West Clandon, a pretty dry seat on the Downs, where we dined in his great room.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Weybridge [Map]

The River Wey rises just west of the Alton [Map] in Hampshire and thereafter flows through, or near, Farnham, Surrey [Map] and Weybridge, Surrey [Map] after which it joins the River Thames around 2km west of Walton Bridge [Map].

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Windlesham

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Ribsden Holt Windlesham

On 08 Oct 1972 Alexander Ramsay (age 91) died at Ribsden Holt Windlesham, Surrey.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Woking

In 1583 Richard Drake (age 48) leased the manor of Woking, Surrey from Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham (age 47).

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Woking, Brookwood Cemetery

On 06 Jul 1901 William James Stillman (age 73) died at Frimley Green, Surrey. He was buried at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.

On 15 Jan 1917 William Frend De Morgan (age 77) died. He was buried at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.

William Frend De Morgan: On 16 Nov 1839 he was born. On 05 Mar 1887 he and Evelyn Pickering aka de Morgan were married.

On 06 Mar 1927 Marie Spartali aka Stillman (age 82) died at Ashburn Place, Kensington. She was buried with her husband at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.

On 11 Mar 1993 Charles Francis Sweeny (age 83) died. He was buried at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.

On 25 Jul 1993 Margaret Whigham (age 80) died at St George's Nursing Home, Pimlico. She was buried with her first husband Charles Francis Sweeny, who had died four months before, at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.

Europe, British Isles, South-East England, Surrey, Woking, Pyrford

Evelyn's Diary. 23 Aug 1681. The seat stands on a flat, the ground pasture, rarely watered, and exceedingly improved since Mr. Onslow (age 39) bought it of Sir Robert Parkhurst, who spent a fair estate. The house is timber, but commodious, and with one ample dining-room, the hall adorned with paintings of fowl and huntings, etc., the work of Mr. Barlow, who is excellent in this kind from the life.

Evelyn's Diary. 23 Aug 1681. I went to Wotton, Surrey [Map], and, on the following day, was invited to Mr. Denzil Onslow's (age 39) at his seat at Purford, where was much company, and such an extraordinary feast, as I had hardly seen at any country gentleman's table. What made it more remarkable was, that there was not anything save what his estate about it did afford; as venison, rabbits, hares, pheasants, partridges, pigeons, quails, poultry, all sorts of fowl in season from his own decoy near his house, and all sorts of fresh fish. After dinner we went to see sport at the decoy, where I never saw so many herons.