and Catherine (c1700-1765)
were my 7x Great Grandparents. (Click
see their place in my pedigree chart.) They may
have married in about 1725, possibly in or near Fletching, Sussex. I have checked the Sussex Family History
Groupís marriage index and could not find their marriage. After Walterís
death, as Kathern Sawyers she married
of Maresfield on 11 April 1733 in Fletching.
was baptised on 21 May 1691 in Lindfield, Sussex. He was the son of
Mary Scrace. He was buried in
woollen on 5 April 1732 in Fletching. Walter was mentioned in the will
of his uncle
who died in 1728, as the son of
Edward Sayers. His uncle left him Spratts in Fletching which
comprised of about 10 acres.
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me, although she was possibly
between about 1695 and 1710. She was buried on 22 November 1765 in Maresfield by the name of
was baptised on 11 June 1709 in Maresfield, Sussex. He was the son of
He died before 1765.
Walter Sawyers and
Catherine had 3 known children:
my 6x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 12 April 1726 in Fletching. He
on 28 May 1751 in Maresfield.
(They have their own page.)
was baptised on 27 December 1728 in
was baptised on 3 February 1730/1 in
Fletching. He may have been buried on 12 April 1787 in Maresfield.
Roper on 16 April 1759 in Isfield,
Sarah was baptised on 27 August 1738 in Isfield and was the
William Roper and
She may have been buried on 19 August 1784 in Maresfield.
Sarah had 9 known children:
was baptised on 20 April 1760 in
was baptised on 13 September 1761 in Fletching.
was baptised on 18 September 1763 in Fletching.
was baptised on 19 May 1766 in
was baptised on 19 March 1769 in
was baptised on 12 May 1771 in Fletching and buried there as an infant
on 26 July 1771. The burial register recorded her surname as
was baptised on 21 January 1776 in
Fletching. The baptism register recorded that she was a twin, but
the name of her twin was not recorded.
was baptised on 15 June 1777 in
was baptised on 28 November 1779 in Maresfield.
William Cottington and
Catherine had 3 known children:
was baptised on 6 June 1736 in Maresfield.
Henry may have married Lucy Relfe on 13 April 1760 in Uckfield.
He was then said to be of Maresfield.
was baptised on 24 December 1738 in
was baptised on 27 September 1742
in Maresfield. She married
on 23 April 1761 in Maresfield.
Did William and Catherine also have a son named James Cottington
who was born about 1740 and died in1826 in Framfield? Or might he have
been the son of John Cottington and Jane Horner
who had married on 5 October 1725 in Maresfield? Or the son of
Edward Cottington and Susanna Burt who also
married in Maresfield, on 8 October 1719. Or, might he have been the
son of John Cottingham and Mary Aldrege
who married on 11 October 1741 in Wivelsfield and then settled in Framfield
where their first known child was baptised in 1742?
James may have married Martha Wood on 21 June 1768 in
Framfield and then Elizabeth Wakelin on 3 January 1771,
also in Framfield.
There were four Katherinesí baptised in
Fletching between 1700-1712:
was baptised on 2 June 1700 and was the
Stephen Pierce and
She may have married Benjamin Maskall on 29 September
1724 in Lindfield, Sussex.
A Katherine Peirce had married John Pullen on 7 July 1723 in
Hailsham, Sussex, but I believe she may have been baptised on 2 March 1693
in Jevington, the daughter of John Pierce and Ann Edmonds.
The parishes of Jevington and Hailsham border one another, whereas
Fletching is a fair distance from Hailsham.
was baptised on 14 October 1702 and was
the daughter of Mr.
was baptised on 28 July 1705 and
was the daughter of
Edward Collins of Lingfield on 1
May 1726 in Maresfield.
was baptised on 25 March 1712 and was the
illegitimate daughter of