16th Century - Legend of the
Golden Calf (Still Sought)
Kentish Visitations claim that trees in the churchyard would prevent a
cross being carried upright and that it is full of unlawful beasts.
VIII institutes the first archaeological
dig in Barham - seeking the Golden Calf - a persistent legend of treasure
buried by retreating Britons fleeing the Romans. It uncovered
some gold-embellished armour.
||Meeting between Henry
VIII and Charles V of Germany.
||Henry VIII met Anne
of Cleves prior to taking her as another wife!
||Population estimated at 180
inhabitants. There are about 60 houses.
1841 (16 July 1590)
John Pottin (or
Fishenden) was tried for two crimes:-
On 15 February he stole a grey mare (value £3) from Matthew Downer in
On 25 April he stole
2 brass pots (value 2s) and a pewter dish (value 6d) from Richard Shore
He was found guilty to hang.
Calendar of Assize
Records - Kent Indictments - Elizabeth I" published by HMSO
||Barham Down Mill
||First map record of Barham