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Travel Pirate Geocoin Trenchman The Pirate

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Wednesday, 11 January 2012
South East England, United Kingdom
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Arhhhh John Trenchman was a real pirate, who is buried at St Nicholas church in Godstone Surrey.  He would like to sail the lands and seas of the UK.  His grave is to the right of the church entrance if ever you get a chance to visit.  Arrrrrhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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This is a real story, John Trenchman buried in Godstone in St Nicholas church yard. John Trenchman ran away to sea at the age of 12. He grew up in London's docklands. During his pirate career he looted the Spanish Colony of Porto Belo and terrorised many ships, villages and towns. Henry Morgan was the govenor of the Caribean and had planned to wipe out all pirates from the south seas.
At the age of 55 Trenchman retired for health reasons and returned to England and set up as a smuggler on the south coast. Buisness was good and every month he was bringing teams of pack-horses with contraband to Croydon. Richard Collins a member of his gang was arrested after a fight in a public house. To save his own neck he offered information to help catch Trenchman. telling of all his secret routes.
An ambush was laid at Tilburstow Hill just south of Godstone. Trenchman and his gang rode into a small clearing in a wood, soldiers opened fire. The fight was short and fierce with the fatally wounded Trenchman escaping to The Fox and Hounds Inn on Tilburstow Hill where he bleed to death. The villagers took pity on Trenchman and buried him in the local church yard. Funny things happened and eventually he was moved near the church and given a christian burial. His grave has a skull and crossbones carved on it. He died 1687. He grave is to the right of the church just a few stones in.  Google John Trenchman for full story.

Tracking History (10988.9mi) View Map

Dropped Off 01/07/2017 Spingo88 placed it in Top Dog South East England, United Kingdom - 73.13 miles  Visit Log


Visited 12/29/2016 Spingo88 took it to SWALK 094 - Silver Jubilee 1948 (Hong Kong) South East England, United Kingdom - 3.7 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/28/2016 Spingo88 took it to SWALK 002 - 10c (Gibraltar) South East England, United Kingdom - 62.32 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/24/2016 Spingo88 took it to 5-Anne's Downhill Run Southern England, United Kingdom - 11.47 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/23/2016 Spingo88 took it to #11 Whiteparish Womble Southern England, United Kingdom - 1.37 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/23/2016 Spingo88 took it to Church Micro 6935...Whiteparish Southern England, United Kingdom - 16.13 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/22/2016 Spingo88 took it to Church Micro 1132 Knowlton Southern England, United Kingdom - 81.63 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/21/2016 Spingo88 took it to #2 Gaunt's Jaunt Southern England, United Kingdom - 12.01 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/20/2016 Spingo88 took it to #19CR - The Hidden Trig Point Southern England, United Kingdom - 7.34 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/19/2016 Spingo88 took it to #3 Godshill Inclosure Southern England, United Kingdom - .27 miles  Visit Log
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