Category Archives: Byne

Analysing the will of Richard Boulton Esquire

In the previous post I shared my transcription of the last will and testament of Richard Boulton of the parish of St Olave Hart Street, an early eighteenth-century gentleman associated with the East India Company, who I believe was related … Continue reading

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The will of Richard Boulton Esquire of St Olave, Hart Street (died 1737)

Yesterday I wrote about the Boulton family, whose name occurs in the wills of both my 8 x great grandmother Alice Byne née Forrest (died 1738) and her uncle William Forrest (died 1700). I speculated that ‘my Cousin Richard Boulton … Continue reading

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The Boulton family of London and Worcestershire

Last week I discovered a new ancestor: my 9 x great grandfather Thomas Forrest, a London citizen and haberdasher who lived at Little Tower Hill in the parish of St Botolph, Aldgate, and who died in 1678. He and his … Continue reading

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Thomas Forrest, citizen and haberdasher (died 1678)

I’ve managed to push one of the branches of my maternal family tree back another generation. Three months ago, I discovered that my 7 x great grandmother Mary Greene née Byne, wife of London citizen and goldsmith Joseph Greene (1677 … Continue reading

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‘When the Queenes Maiestye is satisfied’: the Elizabethan will of John Manser

(Note: the will transcription included in this post was updated on 3rd March 2014) Mary Manser or Maunser of Wadhurst in Sussex was my 10 x great grandmother. In 1611 she married Stephen Byne of Burwash. Their son, Rev. Magnus … Continue reading

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One surgeon and two apothecaries: three generations of John Bodingtons in Stepney

I’m grateful to Janet Payne, Archives Volunteer at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London, for responding to my enquiries about John Bodington of Stepney. Her information provides valuable confirmation of connections about which I could only speculate in earlier … Continue reading

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The various John Bodingtons of Stepney

John Bodington, the London apothecary whose will I discussed in the last post, lived in the hamlet of Ratcliffe. When he died in 1728, he was buried in the churchyard of St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney. The parish register … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the will of John Bodington, apothecary

The last will and testament of early-eighteenth-century London apothecary John Bodington, a transcription of which I published in the previous post, is interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, the will is unusual in its length and attention to detail. … Continue reading

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The last will and testament of John Bodington, apothecary (died 1728)

In the last post I mentioned the case of John Bodington, the London apothecary whose will of 1728 mentions my 7 x great grandfather, goldsmith Joseph Greene, his wife Mary, and the latter’s mother, my 8 x great grandmother Alice … Continue reading

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John Bodington, apothecary, and the Byne and Greene families

My recent explorations of the Byne and Manser families of Sussex began with the discovery that the maiden name of my 7 x great grandmother, the wife of London citizen and goldsmith Joseph Greene (1677 – 1738), was Mary Byne. … Continue reading

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