Cinque Port Pilots

6th June 2011, 10:43
Hello all, my first post. I am searching for information on the Cinque Port Pilots. My great great grandfather, Peter Decent (or De Cent) was described on numerous census returns in the 1800's as one. He lived at 84 Limekiln St, Folkstone, which no longer exists, but was swallowed up into the present port. One can see limekilns cut into the chalk cliffs at the back of the port premises. Any help would be much appreciated.

6th June 2011, 15:48

on behalf of the Moderating team welcome to SN. Enjoy all we have to offer.
Good luck with your research.


Hugh Ferguson
6th June 2011, 16:57 Click, for a start on the long history of the Cinque Ports' Pilots and go to Memoirs of different persons................

6th June 2011, 17:40
Greetings Chuckles and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

6th June 2011, 23:46
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

8th June 2011, 02:23
Many thanks for the welcome. All very interesting, especially the Bembridge site.
Thanks again, Chuck