Category Archives: Byne

Josiah Keeling: conspirator, informer, and witness to my ancestor’s will

One way of filling in the background of your ancestors’ lives is to take a closer look at the people they mention in their wills. Finding out more about the individuals who are beneficiaries of, or witnesses to a will … Continue reading

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The Forrests of Aldgate

Thomas Forrest, a citizen and haberdasher who lived at Little Tower Hill and who was buried at the church of St Botolph, Aldgate on 12th January 1679, was my 9 x great grandfather, and my earliest confirmed London ancestor. His … Continue reading

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The family of Stephen Byne (1647 – 1675)

In the last post I reviewed what we know about Magnus Byne junior, a Southwark apothecary at the turn of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the younger brother of my 8 x great grandfather, London stationer John Byne. 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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The Burrows or Burroughs family in 17th century London

A few months ago I discovered a new ancestor: my 9 x great grandfather, Thomas Forrest, citizen and haberdasher of London, who died in 1678. Thomas was the father of my 8 x great grandmother Alice Forrest, who married Sussex-born … Continue reading

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The ‘cousins’ of Alice Byne (died 1738)

My 8 x great grandmother Alice Byne née Forrest, widow of London citizen and stationer John Byne, signed and sealed her last will and testament on 14th August 1733. She died nearly five years later and was buried on 15th … Continue reading

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The Boulton family: what we do we know?

Over the past few weeks I’ve been tracing the connections between my Forrest ancestors and the Boulton family. Here is a summary of what I think we now know about these two families.  First generation Some time in the early- … Continue reading

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Reflections on the will of William Forrest

The last will and testament of William Forrest of Badsey, the brother of my 9 x great grandfather Thomas Forrest – a transcription of which I shared in the previous post – is a useful source for information about the … Continue reading

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The will of William Forrest of Badsey

I’ve referred so often in recent posts to the will of William Forrest of Badsey, Worcestershire, that I thought it might be a good idea to transcribe it in full. William was the brother of my 9 x great grandfather, … Continue reading

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The will of Peter Boulton of Bath

In this post I’m sharing my transcription of a third will by a member of the Boulton family. A few days ago I wrote about the 1737 will of Richard Boulton the elder, of the parish of St Olave Hart … Continue reading

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