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Thomas SAYERS (1639-?)

and Mary STENNING (1643-?)

 

Thomas Sayers and Mary Stenning married on 8 May 1666 in Rudgwick, Sussex.  He was then said to be of Pulborough.

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 Potter.

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.

 

Thomas Sayers and Mary Stenning had 8 known children:

  1. Thomas Sayers was baptised on 11 April 1667 in Pulborough.

  2. William Sayers was baptised on 23 February 1668/9 in Pulborough.

  3. John Sayers was baptised on 16 February 1670/1 in Pulborough.

  4. Edmund Sayers was baptised on 28 November 1672 in Pulborough.

  5. Richard Sayers was baptised on 3 December 1674 in Pulborough.  Did he marry Mary Edsaw on 8 January 1701/2 in West Chiltington?

  6. Robert Sayers was baptised on 3 November 1676 in Pulborough.

  7. Mary Sayers was baptised on 8 April 1679 in Pulborough.

  8. 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.

    Philip married 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:

    1. 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.

    2. Philip Sayers was baptised on 20 May 1713 in Pulborough.

      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.

    3. 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:

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

 

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