Category Archives: Byne

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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The family of Richard Byne of Ticehurst (died 1574)

Having summarised what we know about the family of John Byne of Burwash, who died in 1559, I turn now to his brother Richard, whose family it’s possible to trace through to the eighteenth century. However, my interest is in the … Continue reading

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The family of John Byne of Burwash (died 1559)

Some weeks ago I wrote about the early generations of the Byne family of Burwash, Sussex. My earliest confirmed Byne ancestor was my 12 x great grandfather William, who died in 1559, the year after Elizabeth I became queen, having … Continue reading

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My ancestors and the Polhill family

In my explorations of the lives of my Sussex ancestors – and specifically the Byne, Ma(u)nser and Fowle families – the surname ‘Polhill’ has often featured. I thought it might be useful to summarise these connections – and to work out … Continue reading

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John Ma(u)nser of Southwark

In the previous two posts I explored the life and times of Thomas Scotson of South Malling, Sussex, who died in 1636 and was the husband of Mary Maunser or Manser. Mary was the daughter of William Maunser of Hightown and his … Continue reading

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The family of Thomas Scotson of South Malling (died 1636)

In the previous post I shared my transcription of the will of Thomas Scotson of South Malling, Sussex, who died in 1636. I’m interested in Thomas because he was married to Mary Maunser, the daughter of William and Mary Maunser … Continue reading

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Reflections on the will of Nicholas Fowle of Wadhurst

In the previous post I reproduced my transcription of the last will and testament of Nicholas Fowle of Wadhurst, Sussex, who died in 1600. In this post I want to discuss what the will can tell us about Nicholas and … Continue reading

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