My Sayers Ancestors
A 5x Great Grandmother was
Sears, which is how her name was spelt when she married
Mills in 1774 in Fittleworth, Sussex. I believe she was
baptised as Susannah Sayers in 1745 in Pulborough and was the
daughter of John Sayers and
Ann Holt who married in 1744.
But there were at least 3 other Susan's born around about the same time in
fairly close proximity to one another.
When it comes to John's baptism, I believe he was born in Parham, Sussex in
the son of Edward Sayers and
Susan Bennet. But he did
have a cousin John born in 1718 in Pulborough, who was the son
Thomas Sayers and Susan Hailor.
The surnames Sears, Saires and Sayers (and other variants) would all seem to
become Sayers in the Pulborough area. I do have a
Sears ancestor from the Wadhurst area of Sussex, but as yet I don't know
whether they remained Sears or became Sayers.
I am gratefully indebted to Norma Podesta for the Sayers
will transcripts - thank you Norma.
Family Group Pages
(c1585-1652) and Sarah Wells (c1590-1647)
(1624-1702) and Agnes Pannet (c1630-1660)
Edward Sayers (1682-1723) and Susan Bennet, nee Hammond (1685-1733)
John Sayers (1719-?) and Ann Holt (c1720-?)
(1769-?) and Leah Lelliott (1788-?)
(1767-?) and Ann Parks (c1770-?)
(1788-?) and Ann Back (1787-?)
(c1560-?) and unknown
(1655-1713) and Susan Jupp (1652-1693) and Mary Jays (?-?)
William Holder (1799-1865) and Mary Ann Sayers (1801-1873)
(1775-1843) and Rachel Sayers (1779-1860)
Richard Mills (1740-?) and Susanna Sears (1745-1810) and
Elizabeth Hoskins (?-?)
(c1585-1652) of Pulborough
(1624-1702) the elder of Pulborough
(1656-1713) yeoman of Pulborough
(1655-1713) the elder and yeoman of West Chiltington
(1695-1713) yeoman of Pulborough