The Town is a beautiful Prospect to look upon anyway, a convenient Passage into Normandy, famous for Fishing, as good Fish having been brought to Market (before the French spoiled the Fishing grounds) as anywhere in England, …. Samual Jeake 1678. Continue reading Beautiful Prospect to Look Upon
By Frank Palmer The token pictured on this page is a 1652 issue by William Keye. It is about the size of a farthing and was produced at the Tower Mint,London.
In the 1640s and 50s William Keye (or Key) was the owner and master of a ship the providence of Rye. He had been made a freeman, in 1624, and was a contractor to the government taking quantities of great shot from the iron furnaces in Sussex through Rye to the Tower of London at £13-10s per ton also supplying the navy and forts with cables, anchors and shot also Sussex corn for the navy, and bringing back black powder for the Rye Garrison. Continue reading RYE TOKENS
Part 16 William Holloway, Historian of Rye
William Holloway was born on 1st August, 1785 at Emsworth in Hampshire of a merchant family. At the age of seven he was sent to Midhurst Grammar School, where he received a good classical education as well as a certain amount of Continue reading Summary History of Rye 16