Category Archives: Manser

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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The family of Thomas Scotson of South Malling (died 1636)

In the previous post I shared my transcription of the will of Thomas Scotson of South Malling, Sussex, who died in 1636. I’m interested in Thomas because he was married to Mary Maunser, the daughter of William and Mary Maunser … Continue reading

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Thomas Scotson and Mary Maunser

In his last will and testament, signed and sealed in 1599, Nicholas Fowle of Wadhurst, Sussex, notes that he has already ‘payde unto Mary Maunser my daughters daughter fiftye poundes of good English money, and John Maunser her brother Tenne … 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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The children of Nicholas Maunser of Hightown

Nicholas Maunser or Manser of Hightown, in Wadhurst, Sussex, who died in 1653, had six children – four sons and two daughters – who survived him. I’m not sure how many of these were with his first wife Elizabeth Hepden … Continue reading

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Nicholas Maunser and Elizabeth Hepden

I’ve discovered some new information about Nicholas Maunser or Manser of Hightown, Wadhurst, Sussex, whose life I’ve been exploring in the hope of solving some of the mysteries that surround my Manser ancestors.  According to the pedigree of the Maunser … Continue reading

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A couple of Manser wills

The other day I was lamenting the fact that we don’t seem to have wills for any of the older sons of my 12 x great grandfather, Robert Maunser of Hightown in Wadhurst, Sussex, who died in 1592. I’ve been trying … 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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