Colonel George Gunter's Watch

And my Lord Wilmot with him, till towards two o'clock; then the Colonel called them up, and showed them how the time went by his watch;


portable timepiece that has a movement driven in any of several ways and is designed to be worn (as on the wrist) or carried in the pocket. There can be little doubt that the first watches appeared shortly after 1500, when Peter Henlein, a locksmith in Nürnberg, Ger., introduced the mainspring as a replacement for weights in driving clocks. The escapement used in the early watches was the same as that used in the early clocks, the verge escapement (see escapement). Early watches were made in Germany and at Blois (apital of Loir-et-Cher département, Centre region, central France, on the Loire River, northeast of Tours) in France. These early timepieces measured some 4 to 5 inches (100 to 125 mm) in diameter and about 3 inches (75 mm) in depth. They were carried about in the hand.  (Ency. Britannica extract)

Royal Escape (Back to)

White Lot

Proceeded by the Shoreham road to Brighton (Beeding Hill - Erringham - Old Shoreham - Brighton) by Gunter's account.

or by another account:

Passing by the way of White Lot to the village of Southwick. White Lot could be "white rock" referring to the small chalk cliff that would then separate Southwick from the sea (now is the northern canal bank).

Bear in mind, I have not yet had another opportunity to see the original files, and the record may contain embellishments and inaccuracies.