Category Archives: Forrest

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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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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Mystery solved: the identity of Elizabeth Collibee

I’ve solved the mystery of Elizabeth Collibee’s identity. In yesterday’s post, I reported that I’d found the person whom Captain Richard Boulton the elder describes, in a memorandum to his will of 1737, as ‘my Niece Collibye’. She was Elizabeth, … Continue reading

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James Jemblin, Citizen and Salter of London

In the 1737 will of Captain Richard Boulton the elder we find the following (my emphasis): I give and bequeath to my Nephew John Jamblen the sum of five hundred pounds of like Lawfull money  And in a memorandum to … Continue reading

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The last will and testament of Martin Markland, Navy Board official

In his will of 1698, which I discussed in the previous post, William Forrest of Badsey, brother of my 9 x great grandfather Thomas Forrest, left ‘my Cozen Elizabeth Markland twenty shillings to buy her a ring’. In an earlier … Continue reading

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