Category Archives: Fowle

Magnus Fowle and the Lucke family

My recent explorations of Elizabethan and Jacobean recusancy have re-awakened my interest in the life of my 12 x great grandfather, Magnus Fowle of Mayfield, Sussex. His daughter Agnes married Edward Byne of Burwash and they were my 11 x … Continue reading

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Looking for the Langworths

An email from Emily Buffey, a doctoral researcher in English Literature at Birmingham University, has drawn my attention back to my sixteenth-century Sussex ancestors. Emily is researching the early modern dream vision, c. 1540 – 1625, and the focus of … Continue reading

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The last will and testament of Magnus Byne of Framfield (died 1647)

An email from my fellow researcher Ed Rydahl Taylor has reminded me that, to date, I haven’t got around to transcribing the will of Magnus Byne of Framfield in Sussex. Magnus was the eldest son of my 11 x great grandfather … Continue reading

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The wife of John Byne of Wadhurst?

The mystery of the identity of John Byne of Wadhurst, Sussex, formerly of Burwash, who died in 1614, may be a step nearer to being solved – thanks to a helpful comment on an earlier post of mine, from Brenden … Continue reading

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Three generations of Bynes: a summary

My recent posts have traced my Sussex Byne ancestors from the early sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century. Before moving on, it might be useful to provide a summary of these three generations in this branch of my maternal family tree (italics … Continue reading

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Stephen Byne of Burwash (1586 – 1664)

In the last two posts I’ve been discussing the sons of my 11 x great grandfather, Edward Byne of Burwash, Sussex, who died in 1614. The only one of his sons that I’ve yet to write about is my 10 … Continue reading

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Three sons of Edward Byne of Burwash

In the last post I wrote about Magnus Byne of Framfield, Sussex (1576 – 1647), the eldest son of my 11 x great grandparents Edward and Agnes Byne of Burwash. Magnus had four younger brothers, including my 10 x great … Continue reading

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