The Dutch Came

The 17th Century saw Dutch settlers arriving on Canvey Island. First to drain the marshes then to settle and farm. This section will show pages with the history of the time.

Page link: About Sir Cornelius Wasterdyk Vermuyden
About Sir Cornelius Wasterdyk Vermuyden
from the Geni - Dutch of Canvey Island Site
Page link: The
The "Netherlandish Community"
Written by Dr Basil E Cracknell PhD
Page link: Dowd's Canvey Cyclopaedia
Dowd's Canvey Cyclopaedia
The Dutch Period 1600s
Page link: Dutch coin c1607
Dutch coin c1607
Found by Gary Foulger
Page link: The Most Curious Place In England
The Most Curious Place In England
By A Goodrich, Photos by C Arthur Person Ltd
Page link: The Dutch Chapel
The Dutch Chapel
written by John Southerden Burn in 1846
Page link: The Invasion of 1667
The Invasion of 1667
The story of a Dutch attack on Canvey Island
Page link: Canvey Island and its Churches    Price 6d
Canvey Island and its Churches Price 6d
Published in 1947 By W Marston Acres with Illustrations