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A Genuine History of the inhuman and Unparalleled Murders of Mr. William Galley, a custom-house officer, and Mr. Daniel Chater, a shoemaker, by Fourteen Notorious Smugglers, with the trials and execution of seven of the criminals at Chichester, 1748-9, by A Gentleman of Chichester, published c.1749 (Brighton: W. J. Smith) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 3240] & East Sussex Libraries

Smuggling in Sussex, by William Durrant Cooper, published 1858 accessible at: & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Smuggling in Sussex, by W. Durrant Cooper, F.S.A., published 1858 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 10, article, pp.69-94) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2095] & The Keep [LIB/500229] & S.A.S. library   View Online

A Genuine History of the inhuman and Unparalleled Murders of Mr. William Galley, a custom-house officer, and Mr. Daniel Chater, a shoemaker, by Fourteen Notorious Smugglers, with the trials and execution of seven of the criminals at Chichester, 1748-9, by A Gentleman of Chichester, published c.1872 (pamphlet, Brighton: W. J. Smith) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 46][Lib 12392][Lib 12770] & The Keep [LIB/502130] & East Sussex Libraries   View Online
First published in 1749. This edition also includes a reprint of an article from SAS Vol X 1858 (Smuggling in Sussex by William Durrant Cooper); an extract from an article in SAS Vol IX 1857 (Extracts from the Journal of Walter Gale p194-195) and an extract from an article in SAS Vol XX1V 1872 (Newspaper Cuttings Relating to Sussex p140-142). Some newspaper cuttings relating to smuggling and inns in Rowlands Castle, Rake and Slindon have been stuck inside the book, probably by Mervyn Cutten.

Reminiscences of Smugglers and Smuggling, by John Banks, published 1873 (viii + 128 pp., London: J. C. Hotten) accessible at: British Library & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Sussex Smugglers, by C. T. Phillips, published 1896 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 40, notes & queries, p.270) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2125] & The Keep [LIB/500258] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Smuggling, by E. V. Lucas with illustrations by Frederick L. Griggs, published 1904 in Highways and Byways in Sussex (Chapter XXIX, London: Macmillan & Co.) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 41][Lib 12792][Lib 15825] & The Keep [LIB/500142]   View Online

The Smugglers. Picturesque Chapters in the History of Contraband. Illustrated by Paul Hardy, by the authors, and from old prints and pictures, by Lord Teignmouth and Charles G. Harper, published 1923 (2 volumes, 239 pp. and x + 240 pp., London: Cecil Palmer) accessible at: & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries   View Online

The Smuggler's House: Colin Godman, by Viscountess Wolseley, published 1925 in Some of the Smaller Manor Houses of Sussex (Chapter X, pp.162-171, London: The Medici Society) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 42] & The Keep [LIB/502119] & R.I.B.A. Library & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

A Yarn of a Sussex Smuggler, by Victor L. Whitechurch, published 1927 (article) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9414/p6-7]

Roderick Random and the Sussex Smugglers, by Harold Van Tromp, published 1927 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. I no. 3, article, pp.140-141) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2303][Lib 8326] & The Keep [LIB/500137]

Smugglers' Holes at Rye, by D. G. Southerden, published 1928 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. II no. 8, article, p.368) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9327] & The Keep [LIB/500138]

Smuggling Days and Smuggling Ways, by Lord Teignmouth, published 1929 (Philip Allan) accessible at: & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Memories of Smugglers, by Frederick Jones, published 1929 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. III no. 6, article, pp.399-400) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2307] & The Keep [LIB/500139]

Smuggling in Sussex 100 years ago, by Bertram F. Richards, published 1930 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. IV no. 1, article, pp.34-41; no, 2, pp.136-143; no. 3, pp. 208-217; no. 4, pp.310-317; no. 5, pp.413-421; no. 6, pp.514-521) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2308][Lib 2309] & The Keep [LIB/500172]

Modern Sussex Smuggling, by R. Thurston Hopkins and Godfrey Thurston Hopkins, published 1930 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. IV no. 3, article, pp.218-222) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2308][Lib 2309] & The Keep [LIB/500172]

Stories of a Hastings smuggler, by Philip Kent, published 1930 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. IV no. 5, article, pp.421-422) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2308][Lib 2309] & The Keep [LIB/500172]

A Smuggler's Account Book [George Gilham], by John Bramber, published 1932 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. VI no. 5, article, pp.313-315) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9325] & The Keep [LIB/500175]

Historic Houses of Sussex - The Smuggler's Cottage, Crawley Down, by Viscountess Wolseley, published 1932 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. VI no. 8, article, pp.482-484) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9325] & The Keep [LIB/500175]

Sussex Smugglers and Smuggling, by William Albery, published 1934 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. VIII no. 7, article, pp.451-453; no. 8, pp.511-514; no. 9, pp.559-565; no. 10, pp.638-641; no. 11, pp.697-699; no. 12, pp.771-775) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9329] & The Keep [LIB/500178]

"The Smugglers' Track", near Patcham, by H. S. Toms, published 1938 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. XII no. 1, article, pp.55-58) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2317] & The Keep [LIB/500183]

Smuggling in Sussex, by William Durrant Cooper, published 1966 (pamphlet, reprint edition, 48 pp., Newcastle upon Tyne: Frank Graham) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12365] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Many A Bloody Affray: The Story of Smuggling in the Port of Rye & District, by Kenneth M. Clark, published 1968 (31 pp., Rye: Rye Museum) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/501719] & East Sussex Libraries

Sussex smuggling: a case study in eighteenth-century Crime, by C. P. Winslow, 1973 at Washington University (Ph.D. thesis)

Murder by mistake, by Kenneth M. Clark, published 1975 (20 pp., Rye Museum Association, ISBN-10: 0905253000 & ISBN-13: 9780905253008) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries

Sussex Smugglers, by Cal Winslow, published 1975 in Albion's Fatal Tree, Crime and society in Eighteenth-Century England (article, Allen Lane) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8568]

Smuggling in Rye and district, by Kenneth M. Clark, published 1977 (Rye Museum Association) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries

Smuggling through Sussex, by Colin E. Brent, published December 1977 (14 pp., Lewes: East Sussex County Council, ISBN-10: 0861470206 & ISBN-13: 9780861470204) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12333] & The Keep [LIB/502771] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

The 'Peacher' and the Press Gang: a tale of the Smugglers of Storrington, by Alison McCann, published September 1980 in West Sussex History, the Journal of West Sussex Archives Society (no. 17, article, p.5) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16404/17] & The Keep [LIB/500479]

Sussex Smugglers: Heroes or criminals?, by Graham Webb, published December 1980 in Sussex Genealogist and Family Historian (vol. 2 no. 3, article, pp.94-98) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8671] & The Keep [LIB/501188] & CD SXGS from S.F.H.G.

Edward Aburrow, Cricketer and Smuggler: another link between Slindon and Hambledon, by Timothy J. McCann, published 1981 (article) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7719]

The Strange Case of Thomas Lillywhite - Was He a Smuggler?, by John Bishop, published September 1981 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 4 no. 9, article, pp.282-286) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8672] & The Keep [LIB/501256] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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In the burial register of Rogate Church on the Sussex-Hampshire border under the date of 16 September, 1748, is written: 'William Galley a customs house officer of Southampton supposed to be murdered by a party of smugglers and found buried in Rogate Common received Christian burial'.

Five and twenty ponies, by Edna & 'Mac' McCarthy, published 1982 (24 pp., Alfriston: Drusillas) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries
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This is an account of downland smuggling from Newhaven to Birling Gap, 1700-1850

Scarecrow's Legion: Smuggling in Kent and Sussex, by Geoffrey Hufton and Elaine Baird, published September 1983 (106 pp., Rochester Press, ISBN-10: 0946379181 & ISBN-13: 9780946379187) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Smuggling in East Sussex, by Richard Field, published 1985 accessible at: The Keep [LIB/507829]
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Contains copies of documents relating to the case of Thomas Darby, the murders of Gerrard Reeves and Thomas Peen, the Hawkhurst Gang, the Smugglers Indemnity Acts of 1736 and 1745, the clampdown on contraband spirits

Smuggling in Kent & Sussex, 1700-1840, by Mary Waugh, published 4 July 1985 (192 pp., Berkshire: Countryside Books, ISBN-10: 0905392485 & ISBN-13: 9780905392486) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9532] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Smuggling at Hastings in 1697, by Hylda Rawlings, published March 1986 in Sussex Genealogist and Family Historian (vol. 7 nos. 3 & 4, article, p.84) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [MP 6277] & The Keep [LIB/501193] & CD SXGS from S.F.H.G.

Smuggling at Guestling in 1721, by Hylda Rawlings, published March 1986 in Sussex Genealogist and Family Historian (vol. 7 nos. 3 & 4, article, p.94) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [MP 6277] & The Keep [LIB/501193] & CD SXGS from S.F.H.G.

Smuggling in Sussex, A Key Stage Two Study, by Susan Anderson et al, published 1991 (booklet, Chichester: West Sussex County Council, ISBN-10: 0862602106 & ISBN-13: 9780862602109) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 11078] & West Sussex Libraries

Fight Against Smuggling Around Eastbourne and Newhaven, by R. Milton, published 1 October 1991 (iv + 94 pp., Family Roots Family History Society, ISBN-10: 0951812203 & ISBN-13: 9780951812204) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/500947] & British Library & East Sussex Libraries

Sussex Smugglers, by Thea Valentine, published October 1992 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 5 Number 1, article, pp.17-33, Autumn 1992) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15968]
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Smuggling and smuggling gangs in Sussex in the 1700s. Includes background material, various accounts of smugglers, their activities and their victims.

The Murder That Never Was, by J. A. Beaden, published March 1993 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 10 no. 5, article, pp.195-198) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14877] & The Keep [LIB/501262] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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The trial for the murder of Peter Bootes the commander of the Dutch hoy, De Dric Ge Susuetrs (The Three Sisters) in 1768.

Smuggling along the West Sussex Coast, by Ronald Iden, published October 1993 in West Sussex History, the Journal of West Sussex Archives Society (no. 52, article, p.10) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16404/52] & The Keep [LIB/500483]

Barcombe Gang, 1836-1839, by W. H. Johnson, published 1 June 1995 (30 pp., Downsway Books, ISBN-10: 0951856464 & ISBN-13: 9780951856468) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/502450] & East Sussex Libraries

Coast Blockade, The: The Royal Navy's War on Smuggling in Kent and Sussex, 1817-31, by Roy Philp, published 15 November 1999 (176 pp., Horsham: P. Compton, ISBN-10: 0953602206 & ISBN-13: 9780953602209) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
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This is the detailed history of a fourteen year naval campaign fought by some 3000 naval officers and men stationed on the coasts of South East England from Sheerness to Chichester.

The Wimble Family of East Sussex, 1570-1720; iron founders, farmers, brickmakers and smugglers, by Paul Anthony Collins, published 1 October 2003 (68 pp., Dancing Elk Publications, ISBN-10: 0954615204 & ISBN-13: 9780954615208) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries

A tale of smugglers & murder, by Tony Harris, published March 2004 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 16 no. 1, article, pp.26-27) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508834] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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The case of Dick Hawkins murdered in January 1747/8 by two members of the Hawkhurst Gang and the escape by Hawkins' father-in-law John Cockerell and brother-in-law, also called John Cockerell

Brandy for the parson?, by Lesley Dyer, published September 2010 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 19 no. 3, article, pp.124-125) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508844] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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The most interesting ancestor I have come across so far is the notorious James BLACKMAN who was a smuggler as well as being an innkeeper at Hooe.
James was baptised at Hooe on 8 March 1707. He was the second son of the third marriage of John BLACKMAN, my five times great-grandfather. So, whilst not being my direct ancestor, he is still a member of my mother's BLACKMAN fatuity. Anyway, he grew up and became landlord of the Red Lion at Hooe and appears in the Land Tax Assessments there in 1733. The neamess of Hooe to the sea, together with its remoteness, made the area perfect for smuggling.

Smuggling on the South Coast, by Chris McCooey, published 22 March 2012 (192 pp., Stroud: Amberley Publishing, ISBN-10: 1445604590 & ISBN-13: 9781445604596) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
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A smuggler . . . 'honest thief ' or 'wretch'? Opinion was divided some two hundred years ago when smuggling was in its heyday and known as 'that infamous traffick'. Charles Lamb, the essayist, was in favour when he wrote in the early 1800s, 'I like a smuggler; he is the only honest thief.' The great lexicographer, Dr Johnson, begged to differ when he wrote this definition in his dictionary: 'A smuggler is a wretch who, in defiance of the laws, imports or exports without payment of the customs.' Most people would rather agree with Lamb, but the author shows that Johnson's definition is nearer the truth. The book traces the early history of open smuggling back to the illegal export of Britain's Golden Fleece - the so-called 'owling' of raw wool to the Continent. The violent heyday of the contraband trade came in the eighteenth century when heavy taxes on luxury items made their illegal importation highly profitable. The British love for these supposed luxuries of tea, tobacco and spirits is explained in fascinating detail. The second half of the book is devoted to the notorious Hawkhurst Gang, who held sway throughout Kent and Sussex and, having bought the contraband in the Channel Islands or the Low Countries, smuggled it ashore along the South Coast. To protect their infamous trafficking, the gang resorted to wholesale corruption, terrorism and murder, the latter invariably a result of heavy drinking. Their enormous crimes are described in detail, as are the trials which finally broke up the gang in 1749. Smuggling on the South Coast is the result of five years' research in which the author has traced the history of an era which was brought to a violent and bloody conclusion in the 1830s. It dispels many misconceptions that the reader may have about the subject and provides a new insight into an intriguing period of our history.

Sea, Ships and Smugglers; Extracts from 19th Century newspapers; Studies in the history of Felpham and Middleton no. 3, published 1 November 2012 (52 pp., Felpham and Middleton Local History Workshop, ISBN-10: 095164825X & ISBN-13: 9780951648254) accessible at: Felpham and Middleton Local History Workshop & West Sussex Libraries

Smuggling, by Chris McCooey, published 15 November 2014 (320 pp., Stroud: Amberley Publishing, ISBN-10: 1445643650 & ISBN-13: 9781445643656) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
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A smuggler . . . 'honest thief' or 'wretch'? Opinion was divided some 200 years ago when smuggling was in its heyday and known as 'that infamous traffick'. Charles Lamb, the essayist, was in favour when he wrote in the early 1800s, 'I like a smuggler; he is the only honest thief.' The great lexicographer Dr Johnson begged to differ when he wrote this definition in his dictionary: 'A smuggler is a wretch who, in defiance of the laws, imports or exports without payment of the customs.' Most people would rather agree with Lamb, but Johnson's definition is nearer the truth. The heyday of the contraband trade came in the eighteenth century when heavy taxes on luxury items made their illegal importation highly profitable. The British love for these supposed luxuries of tea, tobacco and spirits is explained in fascinating detail. The violence of the trade is explored through the notorious Hawkhurst gang, who resorted to wholesale corruption, terrorism and murder to protect their infamous trafficking. Their enormous crimes are described in detail, as are the trials which finally broke up the gang in 1749.
Chris McCooey has traced the history of an era which was brought to a violent and bloody conclusion in the 1830s. It dispels many misconceptions that the reader may have about the subject and provides a new insight into an intriguing period of our history.

Secret Shore: Smuggling and Folklore in Sussex and Hampshire, by Chris Hare, published 23 November 2016 (South Downs Society, ISBN-13: 9780995612419) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries
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Two hundred years ago the coast of Sussex and Hampshire were alive with the illegal activities of local smuggling gangs. In this book, Chris recounts the real events of those days including the bloody confrontations that frequently took place between the smugglers and the authorities.
This book also delves into the folklore of the south coast and contrasts a survey of local superstitions carried out by pioneering folklorist, Charlotte Latham in Sussex in 1868, with the findings of the Secret Shore folklore survey carried out in 2015.
The results may surprise you, as a good deal of the old beliefs in ghosts, omens and witchcraft, continue to linger in the 21st century.