Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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Edmund SAYERS (1624-1702)
may have been my 9x Great Grandparents. (Click
see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married on 10 September
1654 at the parish church of St. Mary's in Pulborough, Sussex. Edmund was then of Pulborough and Agnes of
was baptised on 4 July 1624 in Pulborough. The baptism register only
recorded his father's name. He was the son of
Edmund was buried on 20 April 1702 in Pulborough. He was appointed the
sole executor or his father's will. Edmund made his own
20 March 1699 and it was proved on 15 May 1702.
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me. She was buried on
28 April 1660 in Pulborough and the burial register recorded that she was
the wife of Edmund Sayers. The IGI records that an
Agnes Pannett was baptised on 23 November 1635 in Kingston
Gorse, Sussex, the daughter John Pannett. But the IGI
also records that she died or was buried on 28 November 1635. An
Annes Pannet was baptised in Kingston Gorse on 25 March
1612, the daughter of Robert Pannet.
Edmund Sayers and Agnes
had 3 known children:
my 8x Great Grandfather,
was baptised on 30 August 1655 in Pulborough. He married twice,
firstly to Susan Jupp
in about 1681 and then to
Mary Jays in 1698.
(They have their own page.)
Edmund Sayers was baptised on 23 October 1656 in
Pulborough. He died aged 57 years on 22 January 1713 and was
buried on the north side of Pulborough churchyard. He was appointed the sole executor of his father's
will. His wife Elizabeth was buried with him.
She died aged 40 years on 10 April 1706.
Edmund left a will dated 17 January 1713. In his will he mentioned
Edward Sayers of
West Chiltington and
(Edward and Thomas were also the sons of Edmund's bother Thomas.)
Edmund married Elizabeth Bennet on 31 May 1694 in
was baptised on 20 September 1666 in Pulborough and was the daughter of
William Bennet and Elizabeth Godsmarke, nee
Farley. She was buried on 10 April 1706 in Pulborough and the burial
register recorded that she was the wife of Edmund Sayers.
Elizabeth's brother, Thomas Bennett (1672-1710) married
Susan Hammond in 1705. After Thomas's death,
Susan married Edward
Sayers son of Thomas Sayers and
Mary Jays (as above).
Edmund and Elizabeth had 4 known sons:
William Sayers was
baptised on 14 April 1695 in Pulborough. He was mentioned in his father's will. He
will dated 22 January
1713 in which he mentioned that he had been left a legacy of £100 by his
father. By his will, he left £20 to his brother Thomas, 20
shillings to his brother John, and the rest of his estate to his brother
Edmund. The witnesses to his will were Edmund Sayers,
Edmund Norman and Susan Bennett.
His will was proved on 25 May 1721 by his brother Edmund.
Edmund Sayers was baptised on 31 July 1697 in
Pulborough. He was buried on 29 November 1779 in West
Chiltington. He was
mentioned in his father's will. Edmund married
Rachel Hammond on 12 October 1719 in Fittleworth.
(Rachel was the younger sister of Susan mentioned above.) He
was then a husbandman of Thakeham and she of Chiltington.
Thomas Sayers was baptised on 18 January 1669/1700
in Pulborough. He was
mentioned in his father's will.
John Sayers was baptised
on 12 August 1702 in Pulborough. He was mentioned in his
father's will and was appointed the sole executor, even though he
was only about 11 years old!
John may have married Ann Humphry by licence on 30
August 1726 at St. Andrews in Chichester, Sussex. Their
marriage licence was issued on the same day by the Archdeaconry of
Chichester, which recorded that John was a bachelor and malster of
Pulborough and Ann a spinster of the same place. Surety for
their licence was provided by John himself and Thomas Nye
a yeoman of Chiltington. (Another
married Ann Holt
in Pulborough in 1744.)
John and Ann may have had some of the following children:
John Sayers was baptised on 27 June 1727 in
Pulborough and buried there on 2 July 1727.
Richard Sayers was baptised on 7 September 1730
in Pulborough. Did he marry Mary Beacon
by banns on 10 May 1762 in Pulborough? The witnesses to
their marriage were William Lucas and
Edmund Sayres was baptised on 16 June 1731 in
Pulborough. Did he marry Mary Hunt by
banns on 13 November 1757 in Pulborough. The witnesses to
their marriage were Robert Page and
Anne Sayers was baptised on 5 October 1731 in
Elizabeth Sayers was baptised on 6 October 1732
in Pulborough. Did she marry John Hayler
by banns on 1 April 1777 in Pulborough? He was a widower
and she a spinster. The witnesses to their marriage were
John Rood and Daniel Searle.
John Sayers was baptised on 16 January 1733/4
Thomas Sayers was baptised on 23 June 1735 in
Mary Sayers was baptised on 25 September 1736
William Sayers was baptised on 24 April 1737 in
Hannah Sayers was baptised on 13 November 1739
in Pulborough. Did she marry William White
by banns on 25 June 1777 in Pulborough? He was a widower
and she a spinster. The witnesses to their marriage were
John Batt and Daniel Searle.
Henry Sayers was baptised on 4 March 1742/3 in
Pulborough and buried there on 23 July 1743.
Thomas Sayers was baptised on 9 October 1745 in
All the above were baptised as the children of John, but
unfortunately their mother's name(s) were not recorded.
Edmund and Elizabeth may have been the children of John
Sayers and Mary Terry who had married on
28 April 1731 in Chichester. Given that 1702 John was the son
of Edmund and Elizabeth, was he the one who married Mary rather than
Ann? And did Ann marry the
born in 1688?
William Sayers was baptised on 21 December 1659 in
Pulborough. The Pulborough burial register records that the son of Edmund Sayers
was buried on 5 July 1671.