Category Archives: Forrest

Revisiting the Collins family of Epping

In the previous post I declared my intention to revisit the life of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Gibson (1733 – 1759), and particularly her connection with the Collins family of Epping in Essex. Elizabeth’s first husband, whom she … Continue reading

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Revisiting the life of Elizabeth Gibson (1733 – 1809)

I continue to be fascinated by the life of my great-great-great-great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Holdsworth, formerly Collins, née Gibson. Born at Tower Hill, London, in 1733, Elizabeth was the daughter of coal factor John Gibson and his wife Mary Greene, and the … Continue reading

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A confusion of Collibees

I’ve been trying to understand the connections between the Bushell and Collibee families of Bath, both of whom supplied the city with mayors and aldermen in the first half of the eighteenth century. There are so many references to members … Continue reading

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Bushell, Collibee and Boulton

I’ve been revisiting the Forrest family, a branch of my maternal family tree with roots in London and Worcestershire. Thomas Forrest, a London citizen and haberdasher who died in 1678, was my 9 x great grandfather. His daughter Alice married … Continue reading

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The Worcestershire connection

I’ve been taking a break from researching my Sussex Byne ancestors, and having another look at the Forrest family. My 8 x great grandfather John Byne (1651 – 1689), who was the son of Magnus Byne (1615 – 1671), rector of … 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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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 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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Some new sources of information about the Boulton family

At the weekend I discovered two new online sources that confirmed some of my speculations about the Boulton family and their connections with my Forrest ancestors. The first source was a list of London inhabitants ‘within the walls’, compiled in … Continue reading

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