Category Archives: Harman

The will of Gabriel Fowle (died 1555): a new transcript and new information

My exploration of the life of Bartholomew Fowle, the last prior of St Mary Overy, Southwark, has thrown considerable light on his life but produced no conclusive evidence about his links to my own Fowle ancestors. I’ve discovered that Bartholomew … Continue reading

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Magnus Byne of Framfield (1576 – 1647)

My 11 x great grandfather Edward Byne of Burwash, Sussex, who died in 1614, and whose will I discussed in the previous post, had five sons who survived him. In this post I want to write about his eldest son, … Continue reading

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Analysing the will of Gabriel Fowle of Southover (c.1507 – 1555)

In the last post I shared my transcription of the will of my 13 x great grandfather Gabriel Fowle of Southover, Lewes, who died in 1555. In this post I want to explore what Gabriel’s will can tell us about … Continue reading

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Reflections on the will of John Harman of Lewes

In the previous post I shared my transcription of the will of John Harman, a merchant of Lewes in Sussex, who died in 1600. Harman was the husband of Agnes Fowle, sister of my 12 x great grandfather Magnus Fowle … 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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