SAYER FAMILY HISTORY


This page is dedicated to the history of the family of Thomas Sayer (1699-1759) of Bowes, North Yorkshire.

Historical background

Thomas Sayer was the youngest son of James Sayer and Christine Bainbridge who was christened at Bowes on 24 Nov 1699. Thomas and his wife Mary Jackson (~1696 1752) are thought to have had nine children and their descendants all appear to have lived in the Bowes and Staindrop areas.

John Longstaff (~1722 - 1805) the husband of the eldest surviving daughter of Thomas, Christiana Sayer (1736 - 1780), farmed Charity Pastures, Bowes. This was the farm bequeathed by William Hutchinson  when he founded the Free Grammar School of Bowes in about 1693. The income from the farm was used to pay the costs of the school.

Another child of Thomas, Thomas Sayer (1740 - 1828) worked for the Marquis of Cleveland for between 40-50 years, firstly as a kennel huntsman, and afterwards as porter to the Marquis, an important role in the household. He died unmarried, leaving his wealth to his nephews and nieces and is commemorated in Bowes churchyard.

Outline tree

  ?John Sayer (~1610 - ~1662) & Elizabeth ? (~1622 - 1687)
 James Sayer (~1660 - 1716) & Christian Bainbridge (1666 - 1701)
Thomas Sayer (1699 - 1759) & Mary Jackson (~1696 - 1752)
|   Mary Sayer (1729 - 1730)
|   John Sayer (1730 - 1763)
|   James Sayer (1732 - )
|   Jonathan Sayer (1734 - 1755)
|   Christiana Sayer (1736 - 1780) & John Longstaff (~1722 - 1805)
|   |   John Longstaff (1757 - 1827) & Mary Stephenson (1768 - 1843)
|   |   |   Mary Longstaff (1794 - 1851)
|   |   |   & 1. John Penrith (1790 - 1827-39)
|   |   |   & 2. George Heslop (1815 - 1851)
|   |   |   John Longstaff (1795 - 1818)
|   |   |   Thomas Longstaff (1797 - 1826)
|   |   |   William Longstaff (1799 - 1820)
|   |   |   James Longstaff ( - 1827)
|   |   |   Jane Longstaff (1803 - 1826)
|   |   |   Joseph Longstaff (1811 - 1826)
|   |   Thomas Longstaff (1759 - 1831)
|   |   Mary Longstaff (1760 - 1793)
|   |   Jonathan Longstaff (1762 - 1841) & Mary Hird (~1772 - 1844)
|   |   |   Anthony Longstaff (1798 - 1799)
|   |   |   Anthony Longstaff (1803 - 1827)
|   |   |   Mary Longstaff (1806 - 1806)
|   |   |   Margaret Longstaff (1806 - 1806)
|   |   |   Elizabeth Longstaff (1810 - 1824)
|   |   |   Jonathan Longstaff (1814 - 1881) & Jane Watson (1826 - )
|   |   |   |   George William Longstaff (1869 - <1920) & Emma Walker (1875 - ~1957)
|   |   |   |   |   Jonathan Longstaff (1896 - 1975) & Margaret Pears (1891 - 1956)
|   |   William Longstaff (1764 - 1802)
|   |   Joseph Longstaff (1766 - 1821)
|   |   James Longstaff (1768 - 1845) & Jane Walker (1776 - 1839)
|   |   Elizabeth Longstaff (1769 - 1787)
|   |   Ann Longstaff (1771 - 1790)
|   |   Jane Longstaff (1772 - 1844)
|   |   Christian Longstaff (1774 - 1788)
|   |   George Longstaff (1775 - 1850) & Elizabeth Sayer (~1780 - )
|   |   Richard Longstaff (1778 - 1821) & Ann Meggison
|   Mary Sayer (1739 - 1739)
|   Thomas Sayer (1740 - 1828)
|   Elizabeth Sayer (1743 - >1821) & John Bradley ( - >1821)
|   |   Margaret Bradley ( - >1821)
|   |   Thomas Bradley ( - >1821)
|   |   Robert Bradley ( - >1821)
|   |   Elizabeth Bradley ( - >1821)
|   |   Catherine Bradley ( - >1821)
|   |   Christiana Bradley (1683 - >1821)
|   William Sayer (1747 - <1821) & Ann ?
|   |   Thomas Sayer (1779 - >1821)
|   |   Margaret Sayer (1781 - 1809-21) & Charles Stead (1778 - 1809-21)
|   |   |   Ann Stead (1804 - >1821)
|   |   |   Charles Stead (1809 - >1821)
|   |   Mary Sayer (1783 - >1821) & William Robinson (~1778 - >1803)
|   |   |   Ann Robinson (1805 - >1821)
|   |   |   Thomas Robinson (1807 - >1821)  


SUMMARY OF RESEARCHERS

Descendant line Name of researcher Location Notes
Christiana Sayer (1736 - 1780) Carole Chittem
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Anyone interested in further details of this branch of the Sayer family, or who is able to provide additional relevant information,
is invited to contact the coordinator for this page Laurel Sayer.
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