1592 Spinney or Spinny or Spennye near Hemley

On the edge of our parish.Spinny marsh on modern OS map near Early Creek on west side of river.  Interesting in respect of visibility down to the river. Needs more work one day. There are several mentions of Spennye in 1592 Hamley & Haspley in Court Rolls. Transcript below: 1592 Hemley & Haspley SRO HD2454-3-2 … Read more 1592 Spinney or Spinny or Spennye near Hemley

1845 Admiralty survey of Deben from HMS Blazer

The 1845 Admiralty survey of the Deben was exhibited as a display panel in the Woodbridge Tides of Change Exhibition Longshed in late 2019. It was obtained for the exhibition by Dr Helene Burningham of University College London in support of that project. The focus of the writer was initially to make some notes on … Read more 1845 Admiralty survey of Deben from HMS Blazer

1551 1623 Camden’s Britannia newly translated into English

Mentions Deben, Woodbridge, Landguard.   But when the Normans had pos∣sess’d themselves of England, they built here a Castle; which Hugh Bigod held for some time against Stephen the usurping King of England; but at last surren∣der’d it. Now ’tis so entirely gone to decay, that there is not so much as the rubbish left. … Read more 1551 1623 Camden’s Britannia newly translated into English

1898 Feb 23rd Evening Star SB Augusta Seaman drowned in the Deben

IPSWICH SEAMAN DROWNED IN THE DEBEN. On Tuesday Walter Brook Eng. Coroner for the Liberty of St. Etheldreda, held an inquest on George Juby, of Ipswich, mariner, aged 31 years, who was drowned at Waldringfield on Thursday last. George Brooks, of Tomline Road, St. Clement’s, skipper of the barge Augusta, stated he had known the … Read more 1898 Feb 23rd Evening Star SB Augusta Seaman drowned in the Deben