Category Archives: Bartlett

Bynes and Mansers: brothers and cousins in seventeenth-century London

My 9 x great grandfather Magnus Byne was born in Burwash, Sussex, in 1615, in the twelfth year of the reign of King James I. He was the son of yeoman farmer Stephen Byne and his wife Mary Manser. In … Continue reading

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The family of Magnus Byne, apothecary

My 8 x great grandfather John Byne (1651 – 1689), a London citizen and stationer, was the youngest son of Rev. Magnus Byne (1615 – 1671), rector of Clayton-cum-Keymer in Sussex, by his first wife Anne (1611 – 1661). After … Continue reading

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A Byne timeline

To help me keep track of my emerging Byne family tree, I’ve drawn up a timeline of the births, marriages and deaths of my direct ancestors – and put them in the context of key national events. A reminder: Mary … Continue reading

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John Bartlett: citizen, stationer and religious radical

In the last post I wrote about my 9 x great grandmother, Anne Byne née Wane. Anne died in March 1662 (by today’s calendar), leaving her husband Magnus, who was rector of Clayton-cum-Keymer in Sussex, with a daughter Anne (who … Continue reading

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