VERY OLD FOLK TALES OF SHEPPEY.
These short tit-bits of Sheppey Tales were
collected by L.G. (Algy)
These are/were ? sold in the Church Shop.
The “ Memory Jerkers “ below are to assist me in finding certain required articles.
In my next Web Page revision I will possibly have sound to some ( all !! <B.G>) of the short articles below .
A few reports are duplicated (please excuse any spelling mistakes )
Song By Ken Hollow(Les Hogan ) Re The Ballard Of The Witch And Lord Robert De Shurland’s horse.
Names Of Sheppey,Wool Staples
W.H.Srubsole Master Mast Maker Preacher ,Tonoc-Sol-Far System inventor
Sheerness Natural History
Haywoods And The Black Box And Haywoods Charity Etc Etc Etc
Old Kings Of
Cheyney history bulls horn on his crest.
Fossils on the
Johnson and his fossils of Sheppey.
James II escapes from Sheppey at Harty
Holy Trinity Church Sheerness cost £4,000( and £4,000,000)
Hogath and his wanderings on Sheppey
Iron blocks in the Dockyard re ballast then used as paving,
Overtime and long hours –never seen children in daylight for years
Visit trip to Island etc ,Harty, Queenborugh 1747 food etc etc well ,Nore Chapel,food , oystera,,Chatham ,Minster , Abbey.
Sexburgha saint , 77 nuns,Family of.
Robert De Shurlands family line.and his horse
Wrecks at sea.
Ann Plot run over ,as flat as a pancake legent
Sir Humphrey Gilbert 1560 explorer left wife and family .Discoveed New Foundland
Queenborough and Elephant and Queen Elizabeth
John Taylor and the paper boat.1620
Harty and Trial by Combat (Paramour)
Fish ,3 rod long by Stephen Rouse 1769 Parish Clerk
1322 + ghost + Priest in love with a nun.
1340 kidnapped a nun of Sheppey
Mutiny of the Nore , Captain Trollop , crew joined mutiny ,captain to blow up
Nore Mutiny and Richard Parker very long incl Captain Blyth
Buttercup and the Fairy.1920 R.A.F.plane race of two planers
Queen borough smuggler in goal access to goal .from council chamber
Rouse diary 41 years each day ,school ,undertaker etc etc very good data .
The oak tree and Kingsborough court.
The first co-op ever. The history of
Sheppey and flight members who flew. And first accident.
Escaped prisoner by railway
Bouncing bombs tested at Leysdown.
Memorials and epitaphs gravestones in the cemetery
War time boom Sheppey
Oak lane pub,beagle pack RAF officers
The Smugglers stone and story .
Dockyard and chips and Blue House
Sheerness in three parts Mile Town etc
Dockyard two unseparable twins but one was female !!!
Smuggled liquor French gin ,names etc fined £75
Poachers found out, fined ,no money jailed
3 Julius Ceaser on Sheppey
King Richard ransom, freedom, dunes
Elephants prehistoric etc one at sea
Royal Arms on Sheppey, churches etc Anne , William iiii
1734 gun accidents 3 off
Bronxe age metalworker tools found at Harty Old coins found 3rd C
1781 Wild Wolf French ship lands men at Sheppey for food left ashore.
1840/1846 Pile of clothing on beach
Smugglers and pigeons dash to bed to hide
Vicar of High Halden ,and man found dead with large stone around neck
Shurland Hall ghost , 1769 Ghost of Grace seen at Eastchurch pond
1795 John Redman of Faversham and 200 seamen captured and rations
fireworks thrown fined 5/- etc
Nore Mutiny death of doctor
Water boats and water buckets plus wells
Windmills on Sheppey horizontal mills
June 1756 letter re large fish Stephen Rouse
U2567 Stephen Rouse Diaries at
Stephens family history very very long and his work etc very good.
His garden products . names he worked for/with all subjects
STEPHEN ROUSE very very good and very very lkong.
1760 Work house WITH NAMES
Jerrold theatre and actors and Punch
Poet” The shipwreck “ ,
Sheerness theatre and smuggling, cracks in floor found 80 sacks of Gin
Smuggling “ Times “ 1832 fires insurance claims 50 houses burnt down lady refused help gin.
Annual Fair Minster,
Dockyard request days leave never seen at daylight
Dockyard block iron paving ,Ballast .paved in Yard.
Shurland story De Shurland Cheyney
Hogath and his trips and De Shurland
Hasted De Shurland Wreck of the sea
Smugglers stone Beaney institute advert re murder on Sheppey 1814
1798 Christmas in Borstall Hall ,All names VERY VERY GOOD
EDWARD Shurland re 13th May 1609 buried in
Romans here then Saxons Nunnery 670 . 8oo AD Vikings Wrecked Abbey .Settled on Sheppey
Newington Nun killed .nuns sent to Minster, rebuild the Abbey .On a down £139.8d
Roads running North digging ,trenches skeleton s small bodies and large
Viking Chief loved a nun did not touch , went to sea .On Danish coast a cave for them .
Nore Mutiny very long letter to Admiral1797 122 men aboard Ships red flag to join or sink ship
Letter 1747 12 to 14 years old family to go to Queenborough
False alarm invasion ?
Storehouse HMD Size of .,spring door stealing
Shurland house 4? Ghosts, A Saunter thro’……
Silk Farms .To grow mulberry . sites of.
Sea glass ??/ mica.
Mice/rats tales legends
.why no rats on
Copperas Falconer 1682 Roman Cement
Harty and Elmley 1850 Globe pub school. The Wells .
Coursing and sanctuary Kingsmill
Airship scare Zepplin U.F.O. at Sheerness Churchill and Parliament 1912
Banks Family and Sir John Rennie
Banks and Jollife Ltd built Sheerness Dockyard and Royal Hotel and Sheppey Court Warden Manor and P.O.
Cat and nine lives
Tontines and an Example
The Mayor of Queenboro’ Greet
Race around Sheppey
Highland Pub in one of six booklets. Plus tales of Sheppey
No. 2 booklet Shurland tale
No. 3 booklet Queenboro paper boat
No.4 ? Smugglers freed from goal
No.5? Mayor on ground and queen breeches elephant
Shurland hall visit and good description of feast and Ransom paid
Harty +water day ,an old organ, Brising Stone ,Water divining ,
Arden of Faversham killed ,his death
Sheppey Sport cricket matches.-Rouse-etc etc 1770 golf course Dr. Grace cricket ,boxing
Sheppey names , people , and sites
1635 freemasons to view steeples, £135 collected to repair
1573 bakers dozen =13 .scolding, school ,arms in church cost of ,
1660 36/- for the Kings arm
Old Queenborough family names 1590
Minster Abbey description of parts etc 2 saxon high windows ,Roman bricks
St Catherine and St .Large figure dug up .holding his soul..very long
3 Memorials +tablets.. The
Sheppey Founder of
Gunner Worth headstone Abbey Gatehouse
History/ Description of Sheppey
Rouse, Wesley , Shrubsole
Blockhouses bottoms cleaned, beacons ,
Start up of Dockyard/description
Chips and Bluehouses
Naval Hospoital 300 worked in Dockyard Fort Townsend
Nore Mutiny ,Burial of Parker
Coffin closes the Hulks wells
Hulks Rennie Plan of Dockyard to
Boathouse sizes Basins ,Church , Drawbridges
Description of Bluetown , Sheerness
Sheppey/Sheerness description size from -0000BC Harty iron works VERY VERY VERY LONG
Rebellious Sheppey Haywoods charatices .
S ROUSE A mystery man . Thoughts on churches. 1785 10th October last sermon glad to see him go
Dockyard 177 Stokes preached to 4 score men . 1777 Morton and family married Mary Baker v ery quick promotion ?why ? 1786 very poor sermon etc .
Stephen Rouse Diary “ had my dogs hanged”Rabies?? “ took down the sentences ?? /Faversham
Church Sentences Georgian texts
Silver locks 1770 ? John Payne
Sir Thomas Cheyney coat of arms a description of him, Big John 7 feet tall.
Minster Thanet/Sheppey oldest.?
Ship models Stockwell Model first ? built ship then the model ???
HMS Leopard mutiny and hanging list of names 1797 carver of ships head
Donkey stolen anchor taken to Faversham and returned no donkey
Cricket match Teams listed
Canterbury & Danes killing. Only king buried in
Ospringe roads hangmans field 1777 female found hanging buried with ashen stake in a crossroad through her heart.
Gunner Worth tombstone .
Sondes Family line and Earl of Faversham
Priest holes on Sheppey
1939 hide holes
Land/houses for sale
Irish troops.very small
Militia , defensibles, local voluteers 1803 and definition and numbers
Press gangs or prison
Sheppey pubs trip all listed
Prison food John
Boats built at Faversham
1808 Frenchmen escaped
Parker /Nore Mutiny 21 ships flying the red flag.Dover .
Clock Tower 1907 origin.