Notable People

Benson’s Sense of Humour

This recipe was contributed by E F Benson, Mayor of Rye to the book A Cargo of Recipes: Procure a small piece of glass (any broken window will serve) about 1 inch square. Pound this in a mortar till its consistency is of the finest dust, and thoroughly mix it with 6 or 8 times … read more …

First posted in Literary and Artistic Rye, Notable People on 8th November 2010
Last updated: 7th December 2012
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E.F. Benson / E.F. Benson and Rye

E.F. Benson / E.F. Benson and Rye

The following two articles were contributed by  Allan Downend, Secretary, E.F. Benson Society and former Curator, Rye Museum E.F. BENSON (1867 – 1940) : A Brief Biography E.F.Benson was born at Wellington College on July 24th 1867. Fred, as he was known to his family, was the fifth child born to Edward and Mary Benson. … read more …

First posted in Literary and Artistic Rye, Notable People on 12th May 2010
Last updated: 27th November 2012
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The Jeake Family and their Rye Residences

The Jeake Family and their Rye Residences

The First Jeakes of Rye: Of Huguenot origin, the family’s first settler in Rye appears to have been a late 16th-century merchant, William Jeaque (a possible corruption of Jacques). His son Henry set up a bakery in the High Street and married a girl from Peasmarsh. Their son, first recorded as Sammewell but later as … read more …

First posted in Literary and Artistic Rye, Notable People, Rye Buildings and Defences, Rye Streets, Rye Town History, Rye Trades and Industries on 1st November 2009
Last updated: 20th April 2017
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