Category Archives: Ashburnham

The wife of John Byne of Wadhurst?

The mystery of the identity of John Byne of Wadhurst, Sussex, formerly of Burwash, who died in 1614, may be a step nearer to being solved – thanks to a helpful comment on an earlier post of mine, from Brenden … Continue reading

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The family of William Byne of Burwash (died 1559)

In the last two posts I’ve been tracing the descendants of two brothers, John and Richard Byne of Burwash, Sussex, who were born in the early years of the sixteenth century and died in 1559 and 1574 respectively. In his … Continue reading

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More information about Magnus Fowle

In the last few posts I’ve been exploring the will of my 12 x great grandfather, Magnus Fowle, of  Mayfield in Sussex, who died in 1595 or 1596. In this post, I want to share what we now know about … Continue reading

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The Ashburnhams: recusancy and conformity in a Sussex family

In his will of 1595, my 12 x great grandfather Magnus Fowle of Mayfield, Sussex, left twenty shillings in gold to Eleanor Ashburnham, the daughter of John and Isabel Ashburnham. I’ve discovered that John Ashburnham was Member of Parliament for … Continue reading

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