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The Island Garrison during the 1851 Census

The Island Garrison during the 1851 Census

The 1851 Census, taken on 30th March, showed a total of 91 people living on the Island up from 56 in 1841. 63 were military personnel on the Island up from the 26 a decade earlier in 1841. The Infantry detachment, this time from the 4th (King’s Own) Regiment of Foot,...
THE ISLAND BIRTHS – AN UPDATE

THE ISLAND BIRTHS – AN UPDATE

I’ve found a significant number of births on the Island that I was unaware of so I thought I’d do a brief list whilst I still research their back stories. The information on their place of birth comes from a variety of sources, the Censuses, Military...
A Pictorial History over the Centuries

A Pictorial History over the Centuries

I thought it may be of interest to have a look at some of the images, charts, paintings photographs and the like to see how the Island has changed over the centuries. The vast majority of the images are looking at it from the Devon or Cornish mainland so I’ll...
The Governors of Plymouth and St Nicholas Island

The Governors of Plymouth and St Nicholas Island

The title of Governor of Plymouth and St Nicholas Isle seems to confirm they were regarded as two separate entities in terms of ownership, the Island not being part of Plymouth when it was incorporated in 1440. The Governor was a Crown Appointment and was a military...