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The following is a correct list of the Constables of Queenborough Castle,with the years in each reign that they held this post; they were principally men of rank and station.


ANNO.

REIGN.

NAME.




36TH

Edward 111

John Foxley, the first in command

50TH

John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster

8TH

Richard 11

Robert de Vere, Earl of Oxford

16th

Sir Arnold Savage

20th

William le Scroope

1st

Henry 11

William de Watterton

4th

John Cornwall ,Baron of Franhope

10th

Thomas Arundel , Archbishop of Canterbury

1st

Henry V

Gilbert de Umfreville

28th

Henry V1

Humphry Stafford ,Duke of Buckingham

1st

Edward 11

John Norwood , esq


George , Duke of Clarence

1st

Richard 111

Thomas Wentworth

2nd

Christopher Coligns

1st

Henry V11

William Cheyney


Sir Anthony Browne

2nd

Henry V111

Francis Cheyney

3rd

Sir Thomas Cheyney K.G.

1st

Elizabeth

Sir Richard Constable


Sir Edward Hoby

1st

James

Philip , Earl of Pembroke and Montgemery

The last Constable


From “Rambles in the Island of Sheppy “ by Henry T. A. Turmine

dated 1843