Category Archives: Greene

The last will and testament of John Bodington, apothecary (died 1728)

In the last post I mentioned the case of John Bodington, the London apothecary whose will of 1728 mentions my 7 x great grandfather, goldsmith Joseph Greene, his wife Mary, and the latter’s mother, my 8 x great grandmother Alice … Continue reading

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John Bodington, apothecary, and the Byne and Greene families

My recent explorations of the Byne and Manser families of Sussex began with the discovery that the maiden name of my 7 x great grandmother, the wife of London citizen and goldsmith Joseph Greene (1677 – 1738), was Mary Byne. … Continue reading

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Edward Byne, Puritan minister

My 9 x great grandfather, Magnus Byne (1615-1671), was the rector of Clayton-cum-Keymer in Sussex, and the author of a famous diatribe against the Quakers. Magnus was the father of London citizen and stationer John Byne (my 8 x great … Continue reading

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A Byne timeline

To help me keep track of my emerging Byne family tree, I’ve drawn up a timeline of the births, marriages and deaths of my direct ancestors – and put them in the context of key national events. A reminder: Mary … Continue reading

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The last will and testament of John Manser, apothecary (died 1681)

As part of my continuing exploration of the Manser or Maunser family of Sussex and London, I’m returning to the will of John Manser, an apothecary in East Smithfield, Aldgate, in the mid-seventeenth century. I’m interested in John because he … Continue reading

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The family of Mary Maunser

I’ve begun to explore the Manser or Maunser family, trying to find a link between John Manser, the London apothecary and ‘kinsman’ of my 8 x great grandfather, stationer John Byne (1651 – 1689), and Mary Maunser of Sussex, who … 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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