Category Archives: Wane

Seven generations of the Byne family

I’ve been trying to discover more about the earlier generations of the Byne family of Sussex. A reminder: Mary Byne of the parish of St Botolph, Aldgate, married Stepney-born goldsmith Joseph Greene in 1701. They were my 7 x great … Continue reading

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More information about William Wane (died 1626)

Yesterday I noted that William Wane, my 10 x great grandfather, was ordained in 1598 in Chichester, when Lancelot Andrewes, the noted scholar and mentor of the poet George Herbert, was bishop. I’ve been trying to find out more about … Continue reading

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My ancestors’ lives illuminated by recent reading

I’ve just finished reading Adrian Tinniswood’s The Verneys: Love, War and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England. It’s an absorbing account of one family’s story, based on an unusually comprehensive archive of letters, and an illustration of how family history can bring … 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 Stephen Byne (1647 – 1675)

In the last post I reviewed what we know about Magnus Byne junior, a Southwark apothecary at the turn of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the younger brother of my 8 x great grandfather, London stationer John Byne. In … Continue reading

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The family of Magnus Byne, apothecary

My 8 x great grandfather John Byne (1651 – 1689), a London citizen and stationer, was the youngest son of Rev. Magnus Byne (1615 – 1671), rector of Clayton-cum-Keymer in Sussex, by his first wife Anne (1611 – 1661). After … Continue reading

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John Bartlett: citizen, stationer and religious radical

In the last post I wrote about my 9 x great grandmother, Anne Byne née Wane. Anne died in March 1662 (by today’s calendar), leaving her husband Magnus, who was rector of Clayton-cum-Keymer in Sussex, with a daughter Anne (who … Continue reading

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Anne Wane (1611 – 1661): scenes from a clerical life

The title of George Eliot’s novel (slightly adapted in my heading) seems singularly appropriate to my 9 x great grandmother, Anne Wane. She spent all of her fifty or so years living in the rectory at Clayton in Sussex, being the … Continue reading

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Magnus Byne (1615 – 1671): a life in turbulent times

In 1615, in the twelfth year of the reign of King James I and in the last year of the life of William Shakespeare, my 9 x great grandfather Magnus Byne was born, in the village of Burwash, Sussex.* He … Continue reading

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