17th March 1743, in St Mary's dark churchyard. John Breads, a Rye butcher and publican, attempted to stab the mayor James Lamb – but in a case of mistaken identity, he stabbed and killed the deputy Allen Grebell. He was arrested the next morning after shouting about it around the town, and held in Ypres Castle. After being sentenced by the mayor, he had a final drink at his pub, and was hanged. After his death he was held in a metal 'gibbet' cage, looking over Gibbet Marsh for over 50 years. His skull is still in the cage, which can be seen at Rye Museum. This tin design is based on John Bread's gibbet cage.