Category Archives: Fowle

Three Polhill wills

Yesterday I wrote about the links between my Sussex ancestors and the Polhill family. I noted that there were several discrepancies between the various sources for our knowledge of the Polhills. Today I want to clarify what we know about … Continue reading

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My ancestors and the Polhill family

In my explorations of the lives of my Sussex ancestors – and specifically the Byne, Ma(u)nser and Fowle families – the surname ‘Polhill’ has often featured. I thought it might be useful to summarise these connections – and to work out … Continue reading

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John Ma(u)nser of Southwark

In the previous two posts I explored the life and times of Thomas Scotson of South Malling, Sussex, who died in 1636 and was the husband of Mary Maunser or Manser. Mary was the daughter of William Maunser of Hightown and his … Continue reading

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Reflections on the will of Nicholas Fowle of Wadhurst

In the previous post I reproduced my transcription of the last will and testament of Nicholas Fowle of Wadhurst, Sussex, who died in 1600. In this post I want to discuss what the will can tell us about Nicholas and … Continue reading

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The will of Nicholas Fowle of Wadhurst (died 1600)

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that the will of Nicholas Fowle of Wadhurst in Sussex, who died in 1600, contained proof of a connection between the Fowle and Maunser or Manser families (I’m descended from both families on … Continue reading

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Another look at Nicholas Maunser of Hightown (died 1653)

In recent posts I’ve been revisiting the Maunser or Manser family of Hightown in Wadhurst, Sussex, in an attempt to clarify some puzzling aspects of their pedigree. My own connection to the family is as follows. Robert Maunser of Hightown, … Continue reading

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The Manser – Fowle connection

In the last few posts I’ve been reviewing the information contained in the will of Robert Maunser of Hightown, Wadhurst, Sussex, who died in 1592, and its implications for our knowledge of the Maunser or Manser family. The accepted pedigrees … Continue reading

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Revisiting the later generations of the Manser family of Hightown

The will of Robert Maunser of Hightown, Wadhurst, who died in 1592, casts doubt on the accepted pedigrees of the Maunser or Manser family. In his will, Robert mentions five sons: Robert, Thomas, George, John and Abraham. According to the … Continue reading

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Revisiting the early generations of the Manser family of Wadhurst

My fellow researcher Bill Green has been investigating the connections between the Manser (or Maunser) and Fowle families of Sussex in the 16th century, and this has inspired me to revisit the earlier Manser generations. What do we know for … Continue reading

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The children of William and Joan Byne of Burwash

My 12 x great grandparents, William and Joan Byne of Burwash, Sussex, had five children who survived to adulthood. Margaret or Margery Byne was probably the eldest, as she seems to have married first. She married Goddard Russell of Salehurst … Continue reading

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