Saturday, 7 December 2013

Great Yarmouth history and the Dutch

We do not know what happened to Jerome between his birth in Rotterdam 03-07-1796 and his arrival in England .His first advert in 1820.
No trace of the family after his birth in newspapers ,BMD .
So maybe they left for England soon after his birth.
So here is some Great Yarmouth history involving the Duch.
1795January 19th. The illustrio us fugitive, the Princess of Orange, with her daughter-in-law, little granddaughter, and the child's nurse, accompanied by two gentlemen, embarked on board a fishing boat. They took up their quarters in the hold of the vessel, and were covered with the sails as a defence against the inclement weather. After being safely landed at Yarmouth, the military were drawn up, and their Royal Highnesses driven twice round the Market-place, and then entertained by the Mayor. The Prince unexpectedly came also and took his wife away. The next day the Duke of York visited Yarmouth for the purpose of welcoming them, and though disappointed, was enthusiastically received by the inhabitants.

1796Freedom of the Borough presented. to Captain Trollope, for defeating eight French ships of war off the coast of Holland.
1797Oct. 3rd. Admiral Duncan put into Yarmouth Roads, and six days afterwards went in search of the Dutch fleet, was totally defeated. (October 11th) off Camperdown. The British fleet returned in triuinph to Yarmouth Roads, bringing seven sail of the line as prizes. The wounded men were landed and conveyed to the Barracks and to Norwich - there being no Naval Hospital. Yarmouth for several days was thronged with visitors to see the victorious British Fleet and their prizes. A subscription was raised on behalf of the wouuded.
Captain Rysoort, of the "Hercules " (one of AdmiraI Duncan's prizes), died in Yarmouth, and. was buried, with military honours.
Freedom of the town presented to Lord Duncan and Sir Richard Onslow for their victories over the Dutch Fleet; also to Earl St. Vincent for the victory over the Spanish fleet on the 14th of 'February.
1799September 28th. The Duke of York's army returned from an unsuccessful campaign, and the Guards and twenty-four other regiments, comprising 25,000 troops (infantry and cavalry), were landed at Yarmouth on their return from Holland.
1801 November 2nd. The Prince of Orange arrived at Yarmouth from London; and on the 6th sailed in the packet "Diana " for Cuxhaven.
1802 Jan. 6th. The Public Library first instituted by a certain number of subscribers. In 1808, the Corporation granted the lease of the present building. The Dutch clock (removed in 1861) was erected on the exterior in 1600, when the building was used as a Dutch Chapel by the Hollanders; was afterwards used as an English Chapel, and previous to the Theatre being built the back premises were converted into a room for dramatic entertainments. New Reading-room opened Feb. 19th, 1859.
1803 June 13th. H.R.H. the Duke of Cambridge and suite left Yarmouth for Norwich. They came in the same frigate which brought Prince William of Gloucester from Cuxhaven, where their Royal Highnesses were nearly being made prisoners by the advanced guard of the French army. Had they remained, there another hour they would have shared the fate of the Hanoverian army. The French General in Holland put an immense number of fishing boats in requisition for the avowed purpose of invading England.
1804Nov. 22nd. The "Romney," 50 guns, which sailed from Yarmouth Roadstead on the 18th with bullocks and vegetables for the blockading fleet off'the Texel, under Admiral Russell, was lost in a dreadful gale of wind on the South Haak Sand. All the officers and crew saved themselves on rafts, but were made prisoners by the Dutch. The officers were afterwards liberated on their parole by the Dutch Admiral Kikkert.
1813 April 15th. Prince of Orange landed at the Jetty.
14 th November William III. landed at the Jetty
1815 600 wounded men from Waterloo lodged in the Naval Hospital. (See 1811.)

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