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born - 9 October 1623, Rye, Sussex
died - 3 October 1690, Rye, Sussex


Charters of the Cinque Ports: Two Ancient Towns, and their Members [completed in 1678 and published in 1728], by Samuel Jeake, published 1728 (iv + 190 pp., London: Bernard Lintot) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries

Extracts from the MSS. of Samuel Jeake, by T. W. W. Smart, M.D., published 1857 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 9, article, pp.45-60) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2094] & The Keep [LIB/500228] & S.A.S. library   View Online

A Biographical Sketch of Samuel Jeake, Senr., of Rye, by T. W. Smart, M.D., published 1861 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 13, article, pp.57-79) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2098] & The Keep [LIB/500232] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Samuel Jeake, Sen., by Mark Antony Lower, published 1865 in The Worthies of Sussex (pp.123-125) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 3208][Lib 3233][Lib 3304] & The Keep [LIB/503515][LIB/504913]

Samuel Jeake, Jun., by Mark Antony Lower, published 1865 in The Worthies of Sussex (pp.125-128) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 3208][Lib 3233][Lib 3304] & The Keep [LIB/503515][LIB/504913]

Jeake's Charters, by L. F. [Lindsay Fleming], published November 1952 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XIII nos. 11 & 12, note, p.259) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8231] & The Keep [LIB/500215] & S.A.S. library

An Astrological Diary of the Seventeenth Century: Samuel Jeake of Rye 1652-1699, edited by Michael Hunter and Annabel Gregory, published 3 March 1988 (312 pp., Oxford University Press, ISBN-10: 0198229623 & ISBN-13: 9780198229629) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/503538] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
Samuel Jeake (1652-1699) was a merchant and nonconformist of Rye in Sussex with a passionate interest in astrology. His diary is here published for the first time; in it he not only recorded the events of his life in detail but subjected them to astrological scrutiny, interspersing his text with horoscopes. The resulting work is one of the most interesting seventeenth-century diaries to be published this century, throwing new light on the history both of astrology and on the topics with which this is juxtaposed in the course of the book - commercial, medical, religious, and intellectual.
The text is prefaced by a lengthy and illuminating introduction which sets the diary in context. Apart from giving a full account of this little-known personality, it makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the preoccupations and priorities of Jeake's age, and not least the rationale and affiliations of astrology in the age of the Financial Revolution.

A Radical's Books: The Library Catalogue of Samuel Jeake of Rye, 1623-90, edited by Michael Hunter, Giles Mandelbrote, Richard Ovenden and Nigel Smith, published 19 February 1999 (440 pp., Woodbridge, Suffolk: D. S. Brewer, ISBN-10: 0859914712 & ISBN-13: 9780859914710) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/503923] & West Sussex Libraries