Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Edmund SAYERS (c1585-1652)

and Sarah WELLS (c1590-1647)

 

St. Mary's, Billingshurst, from:   http://wsgfl.westsussex.gov.ukEdmund Sarys and Sarah Wells may have been my 10x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 30 November 1609 at the parish church of St. Mary's in Billingshurst, Sussex.

Edmund Sayers date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  He was buried on 22 May 1652 in Pulborough, Sussex.  Might he have been the son of Thomas Sayers?  Edmund left a will dated 15 June 1648 and proved on 3 August 1652.  He appoint his son, Edmund, as sole executor and his friends Francis Wells of Arundel and Thomas Sayers of Pulborough as overseers of his will.  (A Francis Wells married Mary Hartfield on 10 July 1620 in Arundel.  Might Francis have been Sarah's brother, or some other relative?)

Sarah Wells date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She most probably died before 1648 as she was not mentioned in her husband's will.  The Pulborough burial register records that Mary wife of Edmund Sayers was buried on 16 August 1647 in Pulborough.  Was either of their names wrongly recorded?  Should Mary have been Sarah, or Edmund, John, as a John Sayers married Mary Wells in 1604.

 

Edmund Sayers and Sarah Wells had 6 known children:

  1. Agnes Sayers was baptised in March 1613/4 in Pulborough.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  She was named as Ann, the eldest daughter in her father's will, by which she received a legacy of 5 shillings.

    Agnes married Thomas Norman on 1 November 1640 in West Chiltington, Sussex.

    Thomas and Agnes had at least 1 known child:

    1. Thomas Norman was left a legacy of 40 shillings by his maternal grandfather.  Did he marry Elizabeth Wilson in September 1668 in West Chiltington?

    2. Mary Norman may have been part of this family.  She married George Pallmer by licence on 14 September 1671 in West Chiltington.  Their licence was issued on 13 September 1671 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester, which recorded that Mary was a spinster of Chiltington whilst George Palmer was a cordwainer of the same place.

    3. Edmund Norman may have been part of this family.  He married Elizabeth Pelham on 23 April 1682 in West Chiltington.

    4. John Norman may have been part of this family.  He married Mary Gardiner on 2 June 1687 in West Chiltington

  2. Elizabeth Sayres was baptised on 17 May 1618 in Pulborough and buried there on 23 April 1629.  The baptism and burial registers only recorded her father's name.

  3. Mildred Sayres was baptised on 15 October 1620 in Pulborough.  The baptism register only recorded her father's name.  She was left a legacy of 5 shillings by her father.

    Mildred married [-?-] Brooker before 1648.  (A Joan Sayers married Thomas Brooker on 6 October 1640 in West Chiltington.  They had 2 daughters baptised in Storrington, Jane in 1642 and Mary in 1648.)

    They had the following son:

    1. John Brooker was left a legacy of 40 shillings by his materal grandfather.

  4. Edmund Sayers, my 9x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 4 July 1624 in Pulborough.  He married Agnes Pannet in 1654.  (They have their own page.)

  5. John Sayers was buried on 8 March 1626/7 in Pulborough.  Only his father's name was recorded in the burial register.

  6. Mary Sayers was baptised on 11 January 1628/9 in Pulborough.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  She was mentioned in her father's will as the youngest daughter, and he left her a legacy of 50.

 

SAYERS          WELLS