Category Archives: Manser

Some notes on the will of Edward Byne of Burwash

The last will and testament of my 11 x great grandfather Edward Byne of Burwash, signed and sealed in December 1611, includes some interesting information about him and his family. Although will preambles should not be taken as an entirely … Continue reading

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Edward Byne of Burwash (died 1614)

In the previous post I wrote about the family of my 12 x great grandfather William Byne of Burwash, Sussex, who died in 1559. In this post I want to focus on what we know about his son Edward, my … Continue reading

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My ancestors and the Polhill family

In my explorations of the lives of my Sussex ancestors – and specifically the Byne, Ma(u)nser and Fowle families – the surname ‘Polhill’ has often featured. I thought it might be useful to summarise these connections – and to work out … Continue reading

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John Ma(u)nser of Southwark

In the previous two posts I explored the life and times of Thomas Scotson of South Malling, Sussex, who died in 1636 and was the husband of Mary Maunser or Manser. Mary was the daughter of William Maunser of Hightown and his … Continue reading

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The family of Thomas Scotson of South Malling (died 1636)

In the previous post I shared my transcription of the will of Thomas Scotson of South Malling, Sussex, who died in 1636. I’m interested in Thomas because he was married to Mary Maunser, the daughter of William and Mary Maunser … Continue reading

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Thomas Scotson and Mary Maunser

In his last will and testament, signed and sealed in 1599, Nicholas Fowle of Wadhurst, Sussex, notes that he has already ‘payde unto Mary Maunser my daughters daughter fiftye poundes of good English money, and John Maunser her brother Tenne … Continue reading

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Reflections on the will of Nicholas Fowle of Wadhurst

In the previous post I reproduced my transcription of the last will and testament of Nicholas Fowle of Wadhurst, Sussex, who died in 1600. In this post I want to discuss what the will can tell us about Nicholas and … Continue reading

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