Category Archives: Greene

‘When the Queenes Maiestye is satisfied': the Elizabethan will of John Manser

(Note: the will transcription included in this post was updated on 3rd March 2014) Mary Manser or Maunser of Wadhurst in Sussex was my 10 x great grandmother. In 1611 she married Stephen Byne of Burwash. Their son, Rev. Magnus … Continue reading

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Written before the mast: the last will and testament of Alexander Curtis

Earlier this week I wrote about the daughters of William Greene, the 17th century Stepney chirurgeon who may turn out to be one of my ancestors. By researching his family, I’m hoping to discover whether William was a relative (perhaps … Continue reading

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One surgeon and two apothecaries: three generations of John Bodingtons in Stepney

I’m grateful to Janet Payne, Archives Volunteer at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London, for responding to my enquiries about John Bodington of Stepney. Her information provides valuable confirmation of connections about which I could only speculate in earlier … Continue reading

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The children of William Greene, chirurgeon

I’m grateful to my fellow researcher and distant relative Ron Roe for his comments on my recent reflections concerning William Greene, the seventeenth-century Stepney chirurgeon who may yet turn out to be one of our ancestors. Ron tends to agree … Continue reading

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Revisiting the records for William Greene, chirurgeon

With my renewed interest in William Greene, the seventeenth-century Stepney surgeon who may turn out, after all, to be one of my ancestors, I’ve decided to go back and look at him afresh, since there are so many uncertainties associated … Continue reading

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Richard Roades: yet another chirurgeon in 17th century Stepney

My investigation of the life of John Bodington, the London apothecary who died in 1728 and who was connected in some way with my 7 x great grandfather Joseph Greene, has led me back to William Greene, the Stepney chirurgeon … Continue reading

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John Bodington: son-in-law and apprentice to William Greene, chirurgeon

I’m extremely grateful to Joy Thomas, archivist at the Worshipful Company of Barbers, for her speedy and helpful reply to my query about John Bodington, barber-surgeon of Stepney, who I believe was either the father or grandfather of the John … Continue reading

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