Andrew Battel
2017 |

Excerpt from The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell of Leigh, in Angola and the Adjoining Regions: Reprinted From "Purchas His Pilgrims;" Of Andrew Battell's history we know nothing, except what may be gathered from his Adventures, and an Occasional reference to him by his friend, neighbour, and editor, the Rev. Samuel Purchas. He seems to have been a native Of Leigh, in Essex, at the present day a mere fishing village by the Side of its populous upstart neighbour Southend, but formerly a place of considerable importance. As early as the fifteenth century it could boast of its guild Of pilots, working In harmony with a similar guild at Dept ford Strond, the men Of Leigh taking charge Of inward bound ships, whilst Deptford provided pilots to the out ward bound. Henry VIII incorporated both guilds as the Fraternity Of the Most Glorious and Indivisible Trinity and Of St. Clement and in the venerable church Of St. Clement, at Leigh, and the surrounding churchyard may still be seen monuments erected in honour of con temporaries Of Battell who were Brethren of the Trinity House; among whom are Robert Salmon (born 1567, died 1661) and Robert Chester (died But there is no tombstone in memory of Andrew Battell; and if a memorial tablet was ever dedicated to him, it must have been removed when the church was renovated in 1837. Nor do the registers Of the church afl'ord a clue to Battell's death, for the earliest Of these documents only dates back to the year 1684. At the present time no person Of the name Of Battell lives at Leigh. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell of Leigh, in Angola and the Adjoining Regions

Reprinted From "Purchas His Pilgrims;" (Classic Reprint)