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The Boulton family: what we do we know?

Over the past few weeks I’ve been tracing the connections between my Forrest ancestors and the Boulton family. Here is a summary of what I think we now know about these two families.  First generation Some time in the early- … Continue reading

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New information about the Boulton and Crabb families

In my continuing search for more information about the Boulton family, I’ve come across two interesting and useful pieces of information, though unfortunately I can no longer trace the sources. The first was the revelation that Henry Crabb, who is … Continue reading

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Thomas Windle Esquire of Mile End Old Town

In the last post I wrote about the family of Richard Eykin Windle, a London surgeon and apothecary at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, who acted as executor of the will of my 5 x great grandmother … Continue reading

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The will of Abraham Maunser, apothecary (died 1690)

My last post was about Abraham Manser (born 1659), an apothecary living in East Smithfield, London, in the second half of the seventeenth century. Abraham was the son of John Manser (died 1681), another London apothecary who was a cousin or … Continue reading

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Exploring the Manser family

I’ve recently established that Magnus Byne (1615 – 1671), the rector of Clayton-cum-Keymer in Sussex and author of a famous diatribe against the Quakers, was my maternal 9 x great grandfather. He and his first wife Ann were the parents … Continue reading

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Magnus Byne (1615 – 1671): a life in turbulent times

In 1615, in the twelfth year of the reign of King James I and in the last year of the life of William Shakespeare, my 9 x great grandfather Magnus Byne was born, in the village of Burwash, Sussex.* He … Continue reading

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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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