Category Archives: Gibson

More information about my Byne ancestors

Following on from my last post, I’ve been exploring what Walter Charles Renshaw’s 1913 book about the Byne family of Sussex can tell us about my own direct ancestors. Renshaw informs us that Stephen Byne, as the eldest son of … Continue reading

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Analysing the 1733 will of Alice Byne

Yesterday I posted a transcription of the last will and testament of Alice Byne, my newly-discovered 8 x great grandmother. When Alice wrote her will in 1733, George II was in the seventh year of his reign and Robert Walpole … Continue reading

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The will of Alice Byne (died 1738)

In the last post I wrote about my 7 x great grandmother Mary Greene née Byne, the wife of London goldsmith Joseph Greene, and my discovery of new information about her family. The document that definitively confirmed that Mary was … Continue reading

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On discovering my 7 x great grandmother – and a whole new branch to my family tree

A couple of weeks ago I reported that a sudden whim had led to an important discovery about my 8 x great grandfather, Stepney mariner Captain William Greene (1626 – 1686). By searching for information in a slightly different way, I … Continue reading

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William and Cecily Greene of Whitechapel

My last post took another look at William Greene of Wapping Wall, mariner, weighing up the evidence that he might have been the son of my maternal 8 x great grandfather, Captain William Greene of Ratcliffe (1626 – 1686). My starting-point was … Continue reading

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Jonas James, mariner and friend of William Greene the elder

In the last post I mentioned my plan to revisit the will of William Greene, a mariner from Ratcliffe, Stepney, who died in 1634 – and who I still hope might be related to my 8 x great grandfather Captain … Continue reading

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The family of Nicholas Furrs, grocer and coal factor

In the last post I mentioned three cases in Chancery that appear to have involved my 6 x great grandfather, John Gibson, merchant and coal factor. I have now ordered documents covering these cases from the National Archives and look … Continue reading

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