Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mary Stenning
married on 8 May 1666 in Rudgwick, Sussex. He was then said to be of
Thomas Sayers was baptised on 10 March 1638/9 in Pulborough,
Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Sayers.
Mary Stenning was baptised on 7 June 1643 in Rudgwick and was the
daughter of Thomas Stenning and Joane
A Thomas Sayers died aged 70 years on 24 August 1704 and
was buried in West Chiltington. His wife Mary died
aged 89 years on 1757 and was buried with Thomas. Mary had married
again to Felix Fuller on 20 January 1716/7 in Poling,
Sussex. They were both then said to be of West Chiltington.
Felix died aged 78 years on 25 October 1764 and was buried along with Thomas
and Mary Stenning had 8 known children:
Thomas Sayers was baptised on 11 April 1667
William Sayers was baptised on 23 February
1668/9 in Pulborough.
John Sayers was baptised on 16 February
1670/1 in Pulborough.
Edmund Sayers was baptised on 28 November
1672 in Pulborough.
Richard Sayers was baptised on 3 December
1674 in Pulborough. Did he marry Mary Edsaw
on 8 January 1701/2 in West Chiltington?
Robert Sayers was baptised on 3 November
1676 in Pulborough.
Mary Sayers was baptised on 8 April 1679 in
Philip Sayers was baptised on 3 September
1684 in Pulborough. He was buried on 20 July 1756 in
Pulborough. According to a transcript of his headstone
he died aged 71 years on 27 August 1756.
twice, firstly to Susanna Newman on 5 May 1711 in
Wiston, Sussex. Philip was then said to be of Pulborough. He
then married Margaret Goodwin on 16
November 1721 in Billingshurt.
Margaret Saires, widow was buried on 25 January 1774 in
Pulborough. According to the transcript of the headstone she
shares with her husband she died aged 85 years on 7 January 1774.
Philip and Susanna had the following children:
Mary Sayers was baptised on 5 April 1712 in
Pulborough. She may have married Thomas Lucas
by licence on 11 April 1740 in Pulborough. Their marriage
licence was issued on 10 April 1740 by the Archdeaconry of
Chichester, which recorded the he was a bachelor and she a spinster.
Philip Sayers was baptised on 20 May 1713 in
He married Diana Greenfield by licence which was
issued by the Archdeaconry of Chichester on 29 September 1742.
It recorded that he was a bachelor and yeoman of Pulborough and that
he signed his surname as Saires. Diana was a spinster of
Billingshurst. Surety for the licence was provided by Philip
himself and Thomas Lucas a butcher of Pulborough.
Philip or his father took on an apprentice, Richard Day,
on 21 January 1743. Philip was then a yeoman of Pulborough.
John Sayers was baptised
on 14 November 1715 in Pulborough.
He was buried on 25 November 1779 in Pulborough. A headstone
in Pulborough churchyard records that a
John Sayres died aged 64 yeas on 6 November 1779, therefore,
born about 1715. He left a will dated 1779. Did he or the John Sayers
born in 1718 or 1719 marry
Ann Holt in 1744?
Or maybe Mary Knight by banns on 10 May 1751 in
Billingshurst. Or Sarah Elliot by licence on
26 June 1753 in Burton cum Coates, Sussex. The marriage
licence was issued on the same day by the Archdeaconry of
Chichester, which recorded that John was a bachelor of Pulborough
and Sarah spinster of Wisborough Green. Surety for the licence
was provided by John himself and Arthur Strudwick.
Philip and Margaret had the following children:
Lucy Sayers was baptised on 24 May 1724 in
Pulborough. She married Thomas Backshall by
licence on 20 May 1748 in Pulborough. Their marriage licence
was issued on 18 May 1748 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester, which
recorded that he was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were
both of Pulborough.
Anne Sairs was baptised on 24 June 1726 in
Pulborough. She may have married Thomas Slater
by licence on 9 April 1752 in Pulborough. Their marriage
licence was issued on 8 April 1752 by the Archdeaconry of
Chichester, which recorded that she was a spinster and he a bachelor
and they were both of Pulborough.