Notable Residents

16th Century

17th Century

18th Century

Elizabeth Carter 1717 - 1806
Born in Deal.

Sir Francis Samuel Drake 1728 - 1789
Baronet of Prospect, Devon, Rear Admiral of the Red and Commissioner of the Navy. Visited Deal frequently, married a local girl and buried in St Leonard's Churchyard. Further reading.....

19th Century

G P R James
Novelist, lived some years at Walmer and Upper Deal. Subject of a Blue Plaque on Tormore Park (The Oaks).

20th Century

Leslie Hoare-Belisha
Minister for Transport in 1930's, inventor of the Belisha Beacon and some time resident of Pope's Hole.

21st Century