Category Archives: Greene

Richard Roades: yet another chirurgeon in 17th century Stepney

My investigation of the life of John Bodington, the London apothecary who died in 1728 and who was connected in some way with my 7 x great grandfather Joseph Greene, has led me back to William Greene, the Stepney chirurgeon … Continue reading

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John Bodington: son-in-law and apprentice to William Greene, chirurgeon

I’m extremely grateful to Joy Thomas, archivist at the Worshipful Company of Barbers, for her speedy and helpful reply to my query about John Bodington, barber-surgeon of Stepney, who I believe was either the father or grandfather of the John … Continue reading

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The various John Bodingtons of Stepney

John Bodington, the London apothecary whose will I discussed in the last post, lived in the hamlet of Ratcliffe. When he died in 1728, he was buried in the churchyard of St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney. The parish register … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the will of John Bodington, apothecary

The last will and testament of early-eighteenth-century London apothecary John Bodington, a transcription of which I published in the previous post, is interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, the will is unusual in its length and attention to detail. … Continue reading

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The last will and testament of John Bodington, apothecary (died 1728)

In the last post I mentioned the case of John Bodington, the London apothecary whose will of 1728 mentions my 7 x great grandfather, goldsmith Joseph Greene, his wife Mary, and the latter’s mother, my 8 x great grandmother Alice … Continue reading

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John Bodington, apothecary, and the Byne and Greene families

My recent explorations of the Byne and Manser families of Sussex began with the discovery that the maiden name of my 7 x great grandmother, the wife of London citizen and goldsmith Joseph Greene (1677 – 1738), was Mary Byne. … Continue reading

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Edward Byne, Puritan minister

My 9 x great grandfather, Magnus Byne (1615-1671), was the rector of Clayton-cum-Keymer in Sussex, and the author of a famous diatribe against the Quakers. Magnus was the father of London citizen and stationer John Byne (my 8 x great … Continue reading

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