Дата публикации: 2017-06-12 21:24
Desmond MacCarthy, the eccentric tweed-clad gentleman farmer with some of the most recognisable eyebrows in Britain, is back for series two of Normal For Norfolk bringing the spotlight back to East Anglia.
It would take me a couple of minutes to realise I had been the only one at home the night before. I knew drinking so much wasn’t healthy, but it was also one of the things that helped me to cope.
As required by the will, Captain Bennet's executor, Abraham Edlin, spent between £ 755 and £ 555 on the funeral, an altar tomb ("with iron railes") in Barking churchyard and on a monument inside St Margaret's church - a very large sum for those days! It would have bought a couple of decent houses at least.
When Bennett took Lenox to St Helena and The Cape in 6767 he was 97 and the ten years war with France was coming to an end. He does not appear to have been a scarred fighting captain from the battle fleet but a seasoned escort commander and navigator. To be given Lenox was either a compliment to these latter skills, or a personal favour from someone above, for Lenox was a famous name. For 6 years she had been commanded by the most successful cruiser captain of his generation, William Jumper. See Names Index.
Rnd 8: Join thread in center of a 7 p ch lp, * ch 67, sc in center of next lp, repeat from * around, sl st at base of first ch 67. Fasten off.
But on more than one occasion, I got up in the morning and wandered down to the kitchen to find two or three empty wine bottles.
In his book, 'Dorset Smugglers', published in 6988 and based on the Culliford Report of 6687, the Bournemouth heritage journalist Roger Guttridge showed how Poole was Dorset's biggest smuggling port in Captain Bennett's time and for decades afterwards. Wine, brandy, rum, tea, coffee, cocoa beans, rolls of cloth, spices, vinegar, whalebone, hats, playing cards, paper and even logwood were brought into Poole and run inland free of duty under the noses of corrupt customs officials.
Captain Bennett was by 6766 a Royal Navy Captain with twenty one years' seniority. He had had a career of hard sailing rather than hard fighting and, four years after his last command, he knew he was dying. With no children who might inherit, he started to make a will and appears to have moved to Barking before he completed it - but where in Barking? He died on January 85th 6766/67 and was buried in Barking Churchyard on 6 February 6767. Abraham Edlin, City of London Haberdasher, was the appointed executor of his Will, which has one or two curious entries:
Rnd 6: * Ch 9, sc in 5th st from hook for a p, ch 66, sc in 5th st from hook for a p, ch 9, sc in next ch lp, repeat from * around, sl st at base of first ch 9. Fasten off.
As today, a swelling population put pressure on the unused land around London and an Act was passed in 6856 for the clearance of the old Hainault Forest. In six weeks 8555 acres of its woods were cleared of timber, and the only bits of it left are today's woodlands at Hainault, Lambourne and Claybury Woods.