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Written by JulieW
(8/31/2005 11:00 a.m.)
I thought you might like to know of the town where JA stayed.
Deptford was anciently called West Greenwich, is a large town , remarkable for its noble docks , and for the kings yard and storehouses.
It has two parish churches and two hospitals one of whcih was incorporated by Henry VIII and is called Trinity -house of deptford Stroud.The bretheren of the Trinity house hold their corporation by this hospital and are obliged at certain times to meet here fro business.these hospitals are for decayed pilots, or mastres of ships or thier widows, who have a handsome monthly alowance.
Here the royal yachts are generally kept; and near the dock is Say's-court which was the seat of John Evelyn esq. the celebrated natural philosopher and author of "Sylvia or a Treatise on Forest Trees."
In this house the Czar Peter the Great resided for some time and in this yard completed his knowledge in the practical part of naval architecture.
The little ship in which Sir Francis Drake sailed round the world ,was, by Queen Elizabeth's order, laid up in a dock here for a monumnet
The inn where JA and her parents stayed, the "Bull and George" onlycased to be an inn in 1978.
Thank goodness for the efficient Mr Nottley, the Innkeeper who managed to save JA's belongings , including all her worldy wealth of £7!, from being taken away to the West Indies!!!
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