Category Archives: Byne

Bartholomew Fowle and the Southwark connection

(Update 26th February 2014: for corrections to some of the information in this post, please see this post and those that follow.) The 1525 will of my 15 x great grandfather, Thomas Fowle of Lamberhurst, Kent, tells us that he was survived by … Continue reading

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‘To our blessed Lady and to all the saints of hevyn’: the pre-Reformation will of Thomas Fowle

(Update 26th February 2014: for corrections to some of the information in this post, please see this post and those that follow.) Despite its brevity, the will of my 15 x great grandfather Thomas Fowle of Lamberhurst, Kent, who died in 1525, is … Continue reading

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The will of Thomas Fowle of Lamberhurst (1450 – 1525)

(Update 26th February 2014: for corrections to some of the information in this post, please see this post and those that follow.) In the previous post I offered an overview of the Fowle family of Kent and Sussex, with whom … Continue reading

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The Fowle family

The other day I wrote about my 10 x great grandfather William Wane (1576 – 1626), the rector of Clayton-cum-Keymer in Sussex. His daughter Anne (1611 – 1661) married Magnus Byne (1615 – 1671), one of her father’s successors as rector at … Continue reading

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More information about William Wane (died 1626)

Yesterday I noted that William Wane, my 10 x great grandfather, was ordained in 1598 in Chichester, when Lancelot Andrewes, the noted scholar and mentor of the poet George Herbert, was bishop. I’ve been trying to find out more about … Continue reading

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My ancestors’ lives illuminated by recent reading

I’ve just finished reading Adrian Tinniswood’s The Verneys: Love, War and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England. It’s an absorbing account of one family’s story, based on an unusually comprehensive archive of letters, and an illustration of how family history can bring … Continue reading

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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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Links between the Byne and Manser families: a recap

A few months ago I wrote about the connections between my 8 x great grandfather John Byne (1651 – 1689), a London citizen and stationer, and his Tower Hill neighbour, John Manser (1631 – 1681), a citizen and apothecary. In … Continue reading

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The family of Anne Byne of Burwash (born 1605)

In yesterday’s post about the family of Sussex-born London apothecary John Manser (1631 – 1681), I concluded that he was the son of Christopher and Anne Manser of Burwash, and that his mother Anne was the daughter of a certain … Continue reading

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John Manser, apothecary, revisited

Yesterday I wrote about Josiah Keeling, one of the witnesses to the will of John Manser, the London apothecary who died in 1681 and who described my 8 x great grandfather John Byne as his ‘kinsman’. Today I’m taking another … Continue reading

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