SAYER FAMILY HISTORY


The Sayres of North Otterington and Kirby Sigston

John Sayreís son, Lancelot (1636), married Ann in about 1653/54, the year Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector of England .  The couple settled in North Otterington where eight children were baptised between 1654-1672, including sons George, William, Simon, Thomas, Robert, and James.

Of these, William Sayre married Katherine Cudbert there in 1682 and had five children baptised at North Otterington . Nothing more is known about them or any of their possible descendents.  

A sister, Isabell Sayer, also married there in 1696. No children to her and husband Nathaniel Parkinson have yet been identified.

Brother James Sayer married Mary Artist in 1690 and had twin sons baptised at North Otterington in 1691, followed by two other children shortly after father Lancelotís death in 1694.  One of the twins, another James, married Mary Tutin at Brompton by Northallerton, 4 miles north, in 1711. Mary is thought to have been the daughter of one of the Tutin families of Kirby Sigston, some of whom became prosperous farmers from the late 1700s onwards, possibly as a result of the Industrial Revolution which saw the first navigation canals, Watt improve his steam engine and the invention of the Spinning Jenny.

James and Mary settled at Kirby Sigston, which lies about 4-5 miles equidistant from Brompton, North Otterington and Lovesome Hill, and still only 2.5 miles from Leake.  The following year Mary had son James (1712), and possibly a son William (1711/12, though that baptism has not yet been identified).

Outline tree
      Lancelote Sayer (~1576 - )
   John Sayer (1606 - ~1671) & Isabell ? ( - 1641)
Lancelott Sayer (1636 - 1694) & Ann ? (~1636 - 1721)
|   George Sayer (1654 - )
|   William Sayer (1660 - >1694) & Catherine Cudbert (~1660 - )
|   |   Elizabeth Sayer (1684 - )
|   |   Ann Sayer (1686 - )
|   |   William Sayer (1688 - 1697)
|   |   John Sayer (1691 - )
|   |   Elizabeth Sayer (1694 - )
|   James Sayer (1662 - ) & Mary Artist (~1665 - )
|   |   James Sayer (1691 - ) & Mary Tutin (~1692 - )
|   |   |   >> The family of James Sayer (1712 - >1745) & Elizabeth Wood (1710 - 1743)
|   |   |   William Sayer (~1712 - 1773) & Hannah ? (~1712 - 1778)
|   |   |   Mary Sayer (1716 - )
|   |   ? Sayer (1691 - )
|   |   Mary Sayer (1695 - )
|   |   Thomas Sayer (1698 - )
|   Isabell Sayer (1664 - ) & Nathanial Parkinson (~1660 - )
|   Simon Sayer (1667 - )
|   Thomas Sayer (1669 - 1669)
|   Robert Sayer (1670 - 1672)
|   Ann Sayer (1672 - 1721) 
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Anyone interested in further details of this branch of the Sayer family, or who is able to provide additional details relevant to this branch, is invited to contact the coordinator for this page Laurel Sayer.

 

This page was last updated 14 May 2010