Huguenots

Rye Parish Church

Rye Parish Church

With particular thanks to Jo Kirkham, Welcome to St Mary the Virgin Rye: 1289-1989 ( Parish Church Council of St Mary the Virgin, Rye).  The Early Years The hill on which Rye stands has been dominated by the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin for nearly 900 years as many an artist has shown. The … read more …

First posted in Featured, Rye Buildings and Defences on 3rd November 2009
Last updated: 23rd May 2013
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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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