Category Archives: Greene

The Byne family and the Sussex connection

The will of my recently-discovered 8 x great grandfather John Byne, citizen and stationer of Tower Hill, a transcription of which I reproduced in the last post, provides a useful starting-point for exploring the history of the Byne family. In … Continue reading

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The will of John Byne, Citizen and Stationer of London

Yesterday I wrote about the will of Alice Byne, who died in 1738. Alice was the widow of London citizen and stationer John Byne, who died in 1690. I discovered recently that John and Alice were my 8 x great … 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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Jane, the first (?) wife of Captain William Greene

It sometimes happens in family history research that, despite your best efforts, you somehow miss the obvious. Similarly, a sudden whim can lead you to evidence that you could kick yourself for not spotting before. As my recent posts have … Continue reading

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More than one William and Margaret Greene?

My recent exploration of the life of seventeenth-century mariner Joseph Greene alerted me to the possibility that there could be two men with the same name and the same occupation, living in the same parish at around the same time, … Continue reading

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