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Courtesy of:Mary Lestocq
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Johnny Doughty

Johnny was a fishermen and also operated the ferry at Rye Harbour.
In later life he became famous as a folk singer.
He died in September 1986 at the age of 83.
More information is available here.
Picture Added on 27 February 2007.


Johnny was a guest at my wedding in 1968, my name was Maureen Marchant, my father was Cecil Marchant from camber, my mother's name was Grace Marchant (Grace Tillman) from Rye Harbour, both are deceased can anyone give me anymore information, thank-you.
Added by Maureen Steer(marchant) on 11 January 2011.
I spent many hours recordings songs and stories from Johnny, some of which were used for an LP of his songs. Many of his songs are now available on various CDs. He was a great character and very willing to sing to me.
Added by Mike Yates on 21 May 2012.

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