Category Archives: Manser

The Fowle family

The other day I wrote about my 10 x great grandfather William Wane (1576 – 1626), the rector of Clayton-cum-Keymer in Sussex. His daughter Anne (1611 – 1661) married Magnus Byne (1615 – 1671), one of her father’s successors as rector at … Continue reading

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Bynes and Mansers: brothers and cousins in seventeenth-century London

My 9 x great grandfather Magnus Byne was born in Burwash, Sussex, in 1615, in the twelfth year of the reign of King James I. He was the son of yeoman farmer Stephen Byne and his wife Mary Manser. In … Continue reading

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Links between the Byne and Manser families: a recap

A few months ago I wrote about the connections between my 8 x great grandfather John Byne (1651 – 1689), a London citizen and stationer, and his Tower Hill neighbour, John Manser (1631 – 1681), a citizen and apothecary. In … Continue reading

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The family of Anne Byne of Burwash (born 1605)

In yesterday’s post about the family of Sussex-born London apothecary John Manser (1631 – 1681), I concluded that he was the son of Christopher and Anne Manser of Burwash, and that his mother Anne was the daughter of a certain … Continue reading

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John Manser, apothecary, revisited

Yesterday I wrote about Josiah Keeling, one of the witnesses to the will of John Manser, the London apothecary who died in 1681 and who described my 8 x great grandfather John Byne as his ‘kinsman’. Today I’m taking another … Continue reading

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Josiah Keeling: conspirator, informer, and witness to my ancestor’s will

One way of filling in the background of your ancestors’ lives is to take a closer look at the people they mention in their wills. Finding out more about the individuals who are beneficiaries of, or witnesses to a will … Continue reading

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‘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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The various John Bodingtons of Stepney

John Bodington, the London apothecary whose will I discussed in the last post, lived in the hamlet of Ratcliffe. When he died in 1728, he was buried in the churchyard of St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney. The parish register … 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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