Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Ann WRIGHT (1758-?)
were my 5x Great Grandparents. (Click
here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)
They married on 27 October 1781 at the parish church of St. Mary and St.
Peter in Wilmington, Sussex. William was a
bachelor of Arlington, Sussex and Ann a spinster of Wilmington. They both made
their X marks. The witnesses were
and John Overing.
(I have no further details about the witnesses.)
was baptised on 18 November 1753 in
Maresfield, Sussex. He was the son of
Sawyers (1726-1780) and
(1734-?). He may have been buried
on 6 April 1800 in Newick, but there were no details recorded in the burial
register to help confirm which Walter was buried.
was baptised on 14 May 1758 in Wilmington,
She was the daughter of
Wright (c1725-?) and
Hussell (1724-?). Her name was
recorded as Ann against the baptisms of the couple's first 2 children, and
then as Mary against all 7 children baptised in Newick. I have not
found a burial for Ann between 1783 and 1785, nor have I found another
marriage for Walter. I am inclined to think that Ann and Mary were one
and the same, but still it is odd that 7 children should have their mother's
name recorded as Mary.
Walter Sawyers and Ann
Wright had 9 known children:
was baptised on 23 September 1781 in
Arlington, Sussex. He died aged 76 years and was buried on 2 January 1859
in Newick, Sussex. He was in the Royal Artillery from 1800 to 1823
when he was discharged at the age of 41 (ref.2).
on 25 August 1807 at St. Andrew,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. A witness to the marriage was
In 1851 Walter was aged 68, described as a
pensioner of the Royal Artillery and living in Newick village with wife
aged 62, born in Sunderland, Durham, and
his widowed sister-in-law
Mary Ann Sawyers
Elizabeth was baptised on 25
June 1789 in Sunderland and was the daughter of
Walter and Elizabeth had 4 known
was born on 12 January 1807 (ref.1)
and baptised on 5 June 1808 in
Newcastle, Northumberland. He was a soda water manufacturer in
Thomas married twice, firstly to
Catherine Moore (ref.1).
Catherine was born about 1807 and died between 1841-1847 (ref.1).
Thomas next married Mary Ann Moore (ref.1)
cousin of Catherine (ref.2) on 1
October 1847 at St. Nicholas, Brighton (ref.2).
The witnesses to their marriage were Caroline Shelley
and Sarah Pearce (ref.2).
Mary Ann was baptised on 9 February 1823 in Littlehampton (ref.1).
At the time of her marriage in 1847 her father was a 'captain of a
cruising vessel' and she was living in Ship Street (ref.2).
was born on 30 January 1809 (ref.1)
and baptised on 18 June 1809 in
Newcastle. John married Martha (ref.1).
Daniel Sawyers was born on 6 November 1810
in Newcastle upon Tyne (ref.1).
He was baptised on 14 April 1811 at St. Andrews in Newcastle upon Tyne (ref.1).
Daniel married Sarah Barham on 16
April 1855 in Brighton, Sussex (ref.1).
Sarah was born about 1824 in Brighton
and died in 1893 in Newtown, Sydney, Australia (ref.1).
She may have been the daughter of Arthur Barham and Susanna
Sherley (who married on 7 April 1811 in Brighton) or Thomas
Barham and Jane. Both couples had children baptised in
Brighton between 1816 and 1820. When the 1851 census was recorded
Sarah was an unmarried 27 year old house servant living in the home of
73 year old widow Ann Roberts at 21 Lansdowne Place in Brighton.
Daniel and Sarah had 2 known children:
Amy S. Sawyers was born in 1856 in Newtown, Sydney and
died in Sydney in 1922 (ref.1).
Alfred Daniel Sawyers was born in 1859 in Sydney
married Fanny Hayter in 1884 in Sydney (ref.1).
was baptised on 7 January 1816 in Woolwich, London.
my 4x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 23 February 1783 in Maresfield.
in 1805. (They have their own
was baptised on 12 March 1785 in Newick.
was baptised on 25 February 1787 in
Newick. (As mention above, his mother's name was recorded as Mary,
although I believe his mother was Ann. Ann had a brother named
was baptised on 26 April 1788 in Newick.
Might he have married Catherine Cage Fielder on 20 November
1815 in Canterbury, Kent? If so then they had the following
Catherine Cage Sawyer was born 1816 in Tenterden, Kent.
Annetta Sawyer was born 1818 in Tenterden.
John Sawyer was born 1819 in Tenterden.
Elizabeth Taylor Sawyer was baptised on 26 July 1820 at St.
Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex.
Rebecca Sawyer was baptised on 15 March 1826 at All Saints in
Hastings, Sussex. Strangely, the IGI also records that she was also
baptised in Houghton-le-Spring in County Durham on 15 March 1826!
Lewis Cage Sawyer was born 1829 in Tenterden. He married
twice, firstly to Mary Ann Byrnes on 11 September 1850 at St.
Martin in the Fields in Westminster, London. They had the following
John Alexander Sawyer was born 1851 in London. (Note, he may
have had an Uncle Alexander.) He married Elizabeth Robson on
1 September 1876 in Bishopwearmouth, Durham. When the 1881 census
was recorded the couple and their 3 children were living at 7 Hopper
Street in Bishophwearmouth and John was a Cartman.
Lewis Cage Sawyer was born 1853 in London. When the 1881
census was recorded he along with his wife Sarah and 3 daughters
were living at 4 Back Coronation Street in Bishopwearmouth, and Lewis was
Louisa Mary Ann Charlotte Sawyer was born 1856 in London.
Lewis then married Isabella Simpson Crow in 1869 in
Sunderland, and they had the following children:
Stephen Sawyer was born 1870 in Sunderland.
Charles C Simpson Sawyer was born 1871 in Sunderland.
When the 1881 census was recorded Lewis, Isabella and Charles were living
at 17 Ropery Walk, Bishopwearmouth and he was then a Dyer.
Ellen Coake Sawyer was baptised on 24 April 1835 at St. Clements in
Emily Sawyer was baptised on 2 June 1837 at St. Clements in
The John married to Catherine was a Butcher and later a Licensed
was baptised on 1 August 1790 in Newick.
He may have been buried on 18 September 1796 in Newick, but the burial
register just records the name and no details. Or, might he have
married Margaret Crow on 14 December 1812 at St. Andrew in
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland? Is it possible that Thomas and
his elder brother had joined the Army? Thomas and Margaret had the
Elizabeth Sawyer was baptised on 18 November 1813 at St. Andrews in
Might Margaret have been born on 3 October and baptised on 28 December
1791 at the Independent Chapel in Highfield by Huddersfield in Yorkshire,
the daughter of Joseph Crow and Elizabeth Ward, who also had
a son John Crow baptised on 9 November 1784, who may have been the
witness to the 1807 marriage of Walter (see above)?
was baptised on 4 March 1792 in Newick.
was baptised on 23 July 1797 in
was baptised on 23 November 1800 in
Many thanks to
Lorna for additions to this page. She let me know of the
possible Crow connection.
Also, thanks to Merrilyn Reece (ref.1 above)
and Val Sawyer (ref.2 above)
This page was updated on 7 April 2012