The previous posts on this blog have followed various members of the Byne family as they moved from Sussex to London in the middle of the seventeenth century. In particular we’ve followed the family of John Byne, my 8 x great grandfather, who was born in Clayton, the son of the local rector, in 1651, became a stationer at Tower Hill in the 1670s, and died in 1689. John’s daughter Mary married London goldsmith Joseph Greene in 1702: they were my 7 x great grandparents.
Tower Hill at the end of the seventeenth century
Before moving on to trace another branch of the family, it might be useful to provide a summary of the story so far:
Stephen Byne of Burwash, Sussex, married Mary Manser of Wadhurst in 1611.
Mary Manser was the daughter of John Manser of Wadhurst. She had a brother named Christopher.
Christopher Manser married Anne Byne, daughter of John Byne of Wadhurst, in 1621. Their son John Manser was born in 1631.
Magnus Byne, son of Stephen and Mary Byne, was born in 1615. He studied at Emmanuel College and was appointed rector of Clayton-cum-Keymer in 1640. He married his first wife Anne Chowne in the same year.
Magnus Byne married his second wife, Sarah Bartlett, in 1662. Their son Magnus Byne junior was born in 1665. Magnus Byne died in 1671.
John Manser, son of Christopher and Anne Manser, came to London and worked as an apothecary in East Smithfield. He married his first wife Sarah in about 1653 and his second wife Jane Sawen in about 1674. John Manser died in 1681.
Stephen Byne, son of Magnus and Anne Byne, came to London and worked as an upholsterer at Tower Hill. He married Rebecca Whiting in about 1673. Stephen Byne died in 1675.
John Byne, son of Magnus and Anne Byne, came to London and worked as a stationer at Tower Hill. He married Alice Forrest in about 1675. John Byne died in 1689.
Magnus Byne junior worked as an apothecary in Southwark. He married Jane Dakin in 1690.
John Manser and his first wife Sarah had a son named Abraham who worked as an apothecary at East Smithfield. He married Aveline Granger in 1683.
John Byne’s daughter Mary married goldsmith Joseph Greene in 1702. Joseph, who was born in 1678, was the son of Captain William Greene of Ratcliffe.