The Mansers: a tentative family tree

Yesterday I drew up a timeline for my seventeenth-century Byne ancestors from Sussex. Today, with a little more trepidation, I’m doing something similar for my Manser forebears, whose history is closely intertwined with the Bynes. A reminder: according to Walter Charles Renshaw’s history, my 10 x great grandfather Stephen Byne of Burwash married Mary Manser, daughter of John Manser of Wadhurst, who was a son of Robert Manser of Hightown. This family tree draws on information gleaned from Renshaw, from the various family pedigrees I’ve found online, and from my own original research. At this stage, I’m reluctant to swear by its accuracy. To keep things simple, I’ve used the spelling ‘Manser’ throughout, even though the ‘Maunser’ form is used in some sources. The bracketed numbers refer to the successive generations.

18th century map of area around Wadhurst, Sussex

18th century map of area around Wadhurst, Sussex

(1) Robert Manser of Hightown, alive during the reign of Richard III, married Margaret

(2) Walter Manser of Hightown, alive during the reign of Henry VII

(3) Christopher Manser of Hightown, alive during the reign of Henry VIII, married Mildred Barham of Wadhurst, died 1545

(4) Robert Manser of Hightown married Joan Rootes of Marshalls

(5)

Children of Robert Manser of Hightown:

1st son: William Manser of Hightown married Mary, daughter of Nicholas Fowle of Rotherfield

2nd son: John Manser of Wadhurst, died 1598

(?) 3rd son: Abraham Manser of Wenbourne, Wadhurst, married Elizabeth Byne, died 1627

(6)

Children of William Manser of Hightown:

Nicholas Manser of Hightown married Elizabeth of Burwash, then Sarah, died 1653

John Manser of Southwark married Mary Cole

Mary Manser married Thomas Scotson of Burwash, 1604

Children of John Manser of Wadhurst:

Christopher Manser

Mary Manser married Stephen Byne of Burwash, 1611/2

Children of Abraham Manser of Wenbourne: 

Ellen Manser

(7)

Children of Nicholas Manser of Hightown:

Thomas Maunser of Hightown married Susan

Nicholas Manser of Battle

Herbert Manser born 1619, married Sarah Haffenden, 1643

Abraham Manser

Elizabeth Manser married David Leader of London

Mary Manser married Giles Watts of Battle

(8)

Children of Thomas Manser of Hightown:

Nicholas Manser of Hightown (died 1674)

Children of Nicholas Manser of Battle:

Francis Manser (born about 1645), cleric

Children of Herbert Manser:

Nicholas Manser of Hightown, died by 1690

Constance Manser married William Crouch, 1673

Elizabeth Manser

Children of Abraham Manser:

Abraham Manser

Thomas Manser

(9)

Children of Constance Crouch née Manser:

Constance Crouch married Mr Wall

(10)

Children of Constance Wall née Crouch:

Constance Wall, born 1698, married Joseph Weller

About these ads
This entry was posted in Barham, Byne, Fowle, Manser. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s