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Some history and pictures of Deptford, Sayes Court, John Evelyn, the dockyards and St. Nicholas Church, where Christopher "Kit" Marlowe is buried.

Also somewhere in its grounds are three of Evelyn's young sons, and of Roger Boyle, the first child of Sir Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork (therefore Robert Boyle's oldest brother), who was born at Youghal in 1606, was sent at 7 to England, at first to his uncle John (then Dr. John Boyle, a prebendary of Lichfield), and a year later, 1614, to while Lady Katherine Fenton Boyle's relatives, the Brownes, of Sayes Court, Deptford (John Evelyn's in-laws) to attend school there. Little Robert died in 1615 after a short illness.

Deptford was the Maidenhead or Henley of the time, a gentlemanly place to reside, and remained so for the next 200 years. And St. Nicholas' Church was their fashionable Parish Church.…

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