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Some Notices of Charles Sergison, Esq, one of the Commissioners of the Royal Navy, temp William III. and Queen Anne, and his Family Connections, by Mark Antony Lower, published 1873 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 25, article, pp.62-84) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2110] & The Keep [LIB/500243] & S.A.S. library   View Online

The Battle off Worthing; why the invaders never got to Dorking. A prophecy by a Captain of the Royal Navy, published 1887 (96 pp., London: London Literary Society) accessible at: British Library

Naval Engagement off the Coast of Sussex in 1350, by C. L. Prince, published 1894 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 39, notes & queries, pp.218-219) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2124] & The Keep [LIB/500257] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Scottish Royal Arms, Naval Prison, Lewes, by W. H. G. [W. H. Godfrey], published August 1929 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. II no. 7, note, pp.214-215) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8951] & The Keep [LIB/500204] & S.A.S. library

Sussex Sunday Sailors By The Sea: The History Of The Royal Naval Reserve In Sussex 1874-1974, by R. H. Dingwell, published 1977 (Hastings) accessible at: & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Sussex Enrolments under the Navy Acts 1795 and 1797, published 1992 (PBN Publications) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12910]

The Naval Service of the Cinque Ports, by N. A. M. Rodger, published June 1996 in The English Historical Review (vol. cxi, issue 442, article, pp.636-651, ISSN: 0013-8266) accessible at: University of Sussex Library   View Online

Coast Blockade, The: The Royal Navy's War on Smuggling in Kent and Sussex, 1817-31, by Roy Philp, published 15 November 1999 (176 pp., Horsham: P. Compton, ISBN-10: 0953602206 & ISBN-13: 9780953602209) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
This is the detailed history of a fourteen year naval campaign fought by some 3000 naval officers and men stationed on the coasts of South East England from Sheerness to Chichester.

An Interesting and Helpful Will, by Joan Jeffrey, published December 2000 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 14 no. 4, article, pp.129-130) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14881] & The Keep [LIB/508823] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
George Martlew was born in Oving in 1843, the son Mark and Eliza Martlew, and married Eliza Bridger in Portsea in 1868.  They had two sons and after Eliza's death in 1898 he married Florence Griffiths in 1899 in Wales.  This article describes his service in the Royal Navy from 1860 until 1899.

A Sussex Seaman, by R. L. Brown, published December 2000 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 14 no. 4, article, p.139) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14881] & The Keep [LIB/508823] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
George Wood (1823-1874) married Martha Jane Staves (1833- ) and had six children.  George served in the Royal Navy and when pensioned out of service became landlord of the 'Star' Inn at Playden.

Alfred's life on the ocean wave, by Linda Monks née Auckett, published September 2001 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 14 no. 7, article, pp.275-283) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14881] & The Keep [LIB/508823] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
Alfred Aucock was born 15 April 1842 in Alfriston to George Aucock and Mary Ann Wheeler. He joined the Royal Navy in 1860 and sailed on the SS Orpheus which was wrecked on Manukua Bar, New Zealand. He survived and served in New Zealand waters and the Maori Land Wars.

Descended from the Conqueror?, by Gordon Smith, published March 2005 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 16 no. 5, article, pp.203-205) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508838] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
The author and his wife's ancestors including James Tomes who, in 1831 aged 16, joined the Royal Navy where he served until he died while in service in 1870; his wife's Rattenbury genealogy linking back to a Bavarian from Rothenburg who came to England in the 15th century; and old family portraits in oil of John Ogle and Mary Ellis with the possible link back to William the Conqueror.

From Ardingly to Arromanches - and Beyond, by P. A. Francis, R.N. (Retired), published 1 July 2005 (122 pp., St Leonards-on-Sea: UPSO (Universal Publishing Solutions Online) Ltd., ISBN-10: 1843751704 & ISBN-13: 9781843751700) accessible at: British Library

HMS Wensleydale's contribution to nautical archaeology off the Sussex coast, by Dudley Moore, published 2008 in Nautical Archaeology (Spring 2008, article, pp.6-7)

Exploring the Cinque Ports, Ancient Towns and Liberties of Sussex, by David Ingram, published 31 May 2011 (160 pp., The History Press, ISBN-10: 0752456288 & ISBN-13: 9780752456287)
The Cinque Ports of Sussex lie along the vulnerable Sussex shore that has seen every invasion, or attempted invasion, since the time of the Romans. Until the creation of the Royal Navy these little ports held immense power as the guardians of this vital coast. The Portsmen were a lawless community, indulging in piracy and smuggling, leaving a rich heritage of secret hiding places and smuggler's lore in town and countryside. Times have changed since these towns were the original force behind England's maritime power but each town still retains its individual heritage of history and charm. With this book in hand you can discover the great deeds of the past, and explore the churches and other ancient buildings set in the stunning countryside of this beautiful corner of south-east England, the cradle of the Royal Navy.

The Battle of Winchelsea, 1350, by Graham Cushway, published 19 May 2011 in Edward III and the War at Sea: The English Navy, 1327-1377 (pp.136-145, Boydell & Brewer, ISBN-10: 1843836211 & ISBN-13: 9781843836216)   View Online
Although Alfonso XI died of plague on 27 March the Castilian fleet continued their attacks on English merchant shipping. Edward's government feared the French might use them and a small knot of French vessels gathering at Leure to 'dominate the English Sea', in a spate of raids similar to those of the late 1330s. It was feared that they might land an invasion force, and rumours also abounded that they planned to intercept the annual English wine convoy. That the Spanish vessels were famously valuable tarets also influenced Edward and his commanders.

George Loveland 1875-1970, by Andrew Howard, published December 2014 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 21 no. 4, article, pp.180-183) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/508854]
The recent surge of interest in the Great War leading to my involvement in setting up an exhibition on the theme in Petworth, and more particularly an appeal for information from my teenage grand-daughter for information on the role of her family in that conflict, all caused me to look more closely at my maternal grandfather's service in the Royal Navy. He was a great teller of yarns, and his five grandsons, my two brothers and I, and our two cousins, could all recall some of his tales. More importantly, his parchment service and conduct records, and his medals had all survived. So I had somewhere to start.
George LOVELAND was born in Pyrford, Surrey on 30th June 1875, son of a market gardener. By 1891 he had become an apprentice blacksmith in Sandhurst. Family legend has it that he ran away from home. However, he joined the Royal Marine Artillery on 27th August 1894, overstating his age by a year. His baptism certificate shows 1875.

Salt Lake During WW1, by Susan Martin, published March 2015 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 21 no. 5, article, pp.209-215) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508855]
The story of the residents of Salt Lake during WW1 continues from page 173 of the last Historian. Serving in the Royal Navy by the end of 1914 was Henry Charles LOWER from 9 Salt Lake Cottages. He had been born 15 July 1899 in Burgess Hill but following the death of his father in 1902 he, his mother and sisters Emily and Ivy had been living with his grandfather Charles WINTON.

Royal Naval Deaths in the First World War, by Dominic Harper, published March 2016 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 22 no. 1, article, pp.34-35) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/509161]
The primary source for Royal Navy deaths in the First World War is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site (CWGC). Another source is the War Graves Roll, a set of documents held at TNA, Kew, ref ADM 242/7 to 10. This set can provide information in addition to that available on the CWGC web site. These documents, although large, (16 inches by 14 inches) are easy to read and use, as they are typed and arranged in alphabetical order. In addition there are the individual service records. Also, for the loss of larger ships, there are separate casualty books (ADM 116 series).