Category Archives: Dynasty of Dover

Dynasty of Dover part Vii, Fector – Jarvis

Dynasty of Dover part vi, Fector-Jarvis, began with the Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) arriving in Dover following the Battle of Waterloo (1815) and centred on the wealthy John Minet Fector (1754-1821). He owned one of Dover’s two banks and a … Continue reading

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Dynasty of Dover part Vi Fector – Jarvis

When the Duke of Wellington’s (1769-1852) ship berthed at the Crosswall, Dover, following the Battle of Waterloo (1815), there was great rejoicing. Henry Jell, Emanuel Levey and Thomas Birch carried him shoulder high to the Ship Inn, on Custom House Quay. … Continue reading

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Dynasty of Dover Part IV – Minet-Fector

In 1856, Charles Dickens (1812–1870) stayed at the Ship Hotel, on Custom House Quay, to work on Little Dorritt. However, due to concerns over domestic issues he spent most of his time taking long walks and talking to locals. These … Continue reading

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Dynasty of Dover Part III – The Gunmans

The Dynasty of Dover started with William Stokes, Margery, his daughter of married Edward Wivell and together they had bought Maison Dieu farmland that stretched from Maison Dieu House to Stembrook. There they had built the finest mansion in Dover. Of … Continue reading

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The Dynasty of Dover – Part II – The Wivells

The second family in the dynasty that has influenced Dover’s development over the centuries from the time of the early 17th century are the Wivells. The dynasty started with the Stokes and centred on William,  baptised on 4 April 1624 at St James … Continue reading

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