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Francis Tyssen

Francis Tyssen

Male Bef 1690 - 1717  (> 27 years)

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  • Name Francis Tyssen 
    Born Bef 6 Jul 1690 
    Baptized 6 Jul 1690  Hackney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation silversmith/goldsmith 
    Died 7 Nov 1717 
    Buried 11 Nov 1717  Hackney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Minutes of the funeral of Francis Tyssen, who died 1717, and was buried within the communion rails of the high chancel on the 11th November 1717. His body was carried to Goldsmiths' Hall, and shown there, lying in state for two days (November 10 and 11), the hall being hung with black from top to bottom, twenty-five feet high, and two or three rooms more with sconces, many of them of silver filled with wax candles, and three hundred dozen escutcheons. The body lay under a stately alcove adorned with lights, feathers, and trophies. All the company had rings with death's heads set in crystals: near twenty of the clergy were there who had all rings, scarves, gloves, etc.
      The minister of Hackney, who buried him, had mourning. The procession from the Hall began about ten o'clock at night. First rode about sixty horsemen, his tenants, in mourning cloaks, among whom were ranged four of the kings trumpeters, sounding a doleful strain, two together, attended with branch lights; after them came the trophies, with a led horse covered with velvet, attended by six pages in mourning; then came the hearse, bedecked with scutcheons, feathers, and streamers; then five or six and thirty coaches and six, led by an empty coach of state, followed hy the executor, John Tyssen, his next brother, and all the mourners, the supporters of the pall, the clergy, and others.
      All the streets and balconies were crowded, as on a Lord Mayor's day. Near one o'clock when they got to Hackney Church, where all the horsemen lined both sides of the road up to the church, the trumpets sounded upon every coach stopping to set down company.
      From the church door to the churchyard gate was railed in, the sides hung and the ground covered with black; church and chancel covered with black, filled with buckram scutcheons; pulpit and reading desk hung with cloth and silk scutcheons, communion table covered with black cloth; corpse buried within the communion rails, where lies his grandfather, grandmother, father, and two sons. Trophies afterwards fastened to the north wall against his grave: charges computed at £2000. [2]
    Person ID I1610  Roy~Royes | Tyssen
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2015 

    Father Francis Tyssen,   b. Abt 1653, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1717  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Mary Western,   b. 28 Sep 1661, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1731, Hackney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1686  Hackney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel de Beauvoir,   b. Bef 18 Jan 1690, Hackington, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ?  
    Married 18 Nov 1712  Hackney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Shacklewell chapel
    Children 
     1. Francis Tyssen,   b. 1714,   d. 1715  (Age 1 years)
     2. Mary Tyssen,   b. 1715, Hackney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777  (Age 62 years)
     3. Francis Tyssen,   b. Bef 6 Jan 1716,   d. Nov 1716  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +4. Francis John Tyssen,   b. 1717, Hackney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1781, Hackney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptized - 6 Jul 1690 - Hackney, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Nov 1712 - Hackney, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Nov 1717 - Hackney, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Shacklewell Manor House, Hackney - home to four generations of Tyssens
    Shacklewell Manor House, Hackney - home to four generations of Tyssens
    The manor house at Shacklewell was probably first built in the early 16th century for Sir John Heron or his son Giles, who was the son-in-law of Sir Thomas More and who was executed for treason in 1540. The only records of its appearance, however, are two very similar prints published about 1800 and presumably based on an earlier drawing, which show it as refronted in the mid 17th century for the Rowe family. There is also a brief description from 1720, when it was called an ancient manor house and was said to be a brick building of three storeys with tall sash windows, a pair of Dutch gables and glass displaying the arms of the Rowes. It was assessed at 25 hearths for the Hearth Tax in 1665 and 1672, making it the largest mansion in Hackney. The illustration shows that the 17th century front was an elaborate piece of Artisan Mannerist brickwork, and that it had a contemporary two-storey porch, with a first-floor closet room supported on columns below.
    After the death of Francis Tyssen in 1717 the house seems to have been let, and in 1743 a Shoreditch carpenter assigned the lease to a Clerkenwell brewer. By 1762 it had been demolished and twelve new houses had been built on the three acre site. Ancient gate piers still survived in 1824 but were later removed.
    Descent: Sir John Heron (d. 1522); to son, Giles Heron (executed 1540); to Crown; granted 1543 to Sir Ralph Sadleir; restored by 1554 to Thomas Heron, who sold 1566 to Sir Thomas Rowe, kt. (d. 1570); to son, Sir Henry Rowe, kt. (d. 1612); to son, Sir Henry Rowe, kt. (d. 1661), who probably refronted the house; to grandson, Henry Rowe (d. 1670); to son, Henry Rowe, who sold 1685 to Francis Tyssen (c.1625-99); to son, Francis Tyssen (c.1653-1710); to son, Francis Tyssen (1690-1717); to son, Francis John Tyssen (1717-81) who let and later demolished the house.

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] A Forgotten Past, Florence Horatia Suckling, (London: George Bell & Sons, 1898 (Available as facsimile reproduction on CD, 2007, Bibliopolis CD Books)), Chapter I, The Tyssen Family, p 3.

    2. [S74] A Forgotten Past, Florence Horatia Suckling, (London: George Bell & Sons, 1898 (Available as facsimile reproduction on CD, 2007, Bibliopolis CD Books)), Chapter I, The Tyssen Family, p 7.