Documents of interest

Samuel Cramp - 1680 comet

Samuel Cramp was an ancestor who was also a Chuch Warden and he recorded his eye witness account of the 1680 comet in the church register of St. George, Crowhurst, Sussex.

“A blazing star appeared in the Kingdom in the year 1680. It did just show itself 10th of December that year 80, which did stream from the South West to the middle of the heaven broader than a lambs bone by far and continued till the latter days of February”

Information about the comet

View the Registry entry here