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The will of Gabriel Fowle (died 1555)

Gabriel Fowle of Southover, Lewes, in Sussex, who died in 1555, was my 13 x great grandfather. His only son Magnus Fowle of Mayfield (died 1595) married Alice Lucke, and their only daughter Agnes Fowle married Edward Byne of Burwash. … Continue reading

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The will of John Harman, merchant of Lewes (died 1600)

My 13 x great grandfather Gabriel Fowle (1507 – 1555), who was master of the Free Grammar School in Southover, Lewes, in Sussex, is said to have had two children. One was my 12 x great grandfather Magnus Fowle (died … Continue reading

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The will of Thomas Fowle of Lamberhurst (1450 – 1525)

(Update 26th February 2014: for corrections to some of the information in this post, please see this post and those that follow.) In the previous post I offered an overview of the Fowle family of Kent and Sussex, with whom … Continue reading

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Keziah and Eliza Holdsworth: two cousins and their connections

One of the intriguing things about my maternal family tree is the fact that two of my great-great-great-grandmothers were cousins. My great-great-grandfather Daniel Roe married my great-great-grandmother Mary Ann Blanch on 30th October 1848 at St Anne’s church in Limehouse, … Continue reading

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Josiah Keeling: conspirator, informer, and witness to my ancestor’s will

One way of filling in the background of your ancestors’ lives is to take a closer look at the people they mention in their wills. Finding out more about the individuals who are beneficiaries of, or witnesses to a will … Continue reading

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The Forrests of Aldgate

Thomas Forrest, a citizen and haberdasher who lived at Little Tower Hill and who was buried at the church of St Botolph, Aldgate on 12th January 1679, was my 9 x great grandfather, and my earliest confirmed London ancestor. His … Continue reading

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The ‘cousins’ of Alice Byne (died 1738)

My 8 x great grandmother Alice Byne née Forrest, widow of London citizen and stationer John Byne, signed and sealed her last will and testament on 14th August 1733. She died nearly five years later and was buried on 15th … Continue reading

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