Receipt for duty paid by a ship for maintenance of the North and South Foreland Lighthouses. 1745
Photocopy of a handdrawn copy of receipt published in VCH Vol.II (1926). Receipt dated 22 December 1745 which reads
‘received here at Lond [on] of Thomas George, master of the good ship called Memland of the burthen of fifteen tons bound for Plymouth the duty due for the maintenance of the three lighthouses at the North and South Forelands in the County of Kent.
Rec’d also for Dungs [Dungeness] Portb. Caskeldy, Eddistone
John Hoper Collector’
(Original in the Admir. Ct. Prize Papers, 125, Bdle ‘Jupiter’).
Originally published in The Victoria History of the Counties of England – Kent Vol II (1926). Illustration opp. p 334. Pages 334 – 336 of this publication contain good further information on the lighthouses.
Date of creation1745
Date of coverage1745
PlaceSt Margaret's Bay, South Foreland Lighthouse
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND)
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