Rye in East Sussex Town Guide

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  • Our name is Rye!

    My husband’s family are descended from Hubert de Rie, one of William the Conqueror’s men. Are there any other Ryes here? My husband’s most recent (20thC) family originated from Staple, Kent. However, there are Ryes as far afield as the US and fairly scattered around the UK. ... read more

  • Tiltman Family Tree

    We are the London / Essex branch of the family. We have just spent a lovely week in Rye, retracing our family footsteps. I am great granddaughter of Cara Tiltman, daughter of Edward Tiltman – born 1858. Ive traced the family tree back to 1520. If anyone has any information or photographs relating to the ... read more

  • Tiltman Family

    Hi, I’ve just found this site by accident trying to build a family tree. My father was James William Tiltman b.30.11.1905. His father was John William Tiltman who married Matilda Osborne. Am I part of your side of the family? ... read more

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  • Family History of Smith

    I am researching the history of the Smith family in Rye. William Smith (b. 1716) and his wife, Elleoner, had a son named Jeremiah Smith (b. 19 October 1734, d. 1760). He later moved to South Carolina where his son, also Jeremiah Smith (b.1755, d. 1827), was born. I am trying to find out who ... read more

  • Birth Certificate

    I am French and live in France and I am doing research about my family. So, I would like to know where and how I can get the birth certificate of my great, great grandfather. His name was James Lowes and he was born in Rye on 1st March 1804. Thank you for your help, ... read more

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  • Mermaid Street

    Does any person know what happened to 38 Mermaid Street? My grandmother Lily M Robinson lived at that address in the 1800s. ... read more

  • Donovan Family

    My name is James Williams and I am hoping that somebody knows, or knows somebody else who knows, of any families with the name Donovan living in Rye. My great grandmothers name was Sarah Mahala Donovan and her father and mother were Daniel Donovan and Susanna (Nee Williams) and they lived in Seymour Place (now ... read more

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  • Bayley Family

    I trace my family tree back through the Bayleys of Rye in the 19thC who were mariners. I have quite a bit of info on the family but seek more. Can anybody help? ... read more

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  • Whiteman Family

    Looking for anything to do with the Whiteman’s of East Sussex My Grandfather who was James Whiteman killed on the Somme on th July 1916 lived in Netherfield Can’t find a link with the Whiteman’s of Rye. Can anybody help please Regards Peter J Whiteman ... read more

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  • Horse Collar / Harness Maker

    My family the Walkers were horse collar and harness makers in Rye. Their address was East Cliff Place, Fishmarket Road or Richmond Villas. Does anyone have any photos they could e mail me of these places. A relation said the sign is still above the house door. Thanking you. ... read more

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