SAYER FAMILY HISTORY
This page is dedicated to the history of the branches of the Sayer family from Bowes and Romaldkirk, North Yorkshire.
The Sayer family flourished in the Bowes and
Romaldkirk parishes from at least the mid-sixteenth century onwards, with Henry
Sayer appearing to be the ancestor of all the later local lines. Henry died at
Loup House in 1602 and his wife Ann died in 1604. Loup House was about a mile
north of Stoney Keld on the border between the two parishes. Sayer families
continued to live at Loup House for more than fifty years before spreading out
more widely in the parishes. In the sixteenth century there were also Sayer
families nearby at
Following Henry Sayer at Loup House was John
Sayer (~1565 – 1647). It is presumed therefore that John was Henry’s son. He
was a man of some property as was confirmed by his inventory and will which
mentioned his sons Henry and George, his grandson Henry and his son-in-law
John’s son George (~1589 - >1644) must
have lived at Loup House for some of his life as one of his children was
described as of Loup House in 1612 and John’s other son Henry (~1611 -
>1654) had a child Henry described as of Loup House in 1654. This Henry was
ancestral to the Romaldkirk Sayers.
?John Sayer (~1610 - ?1662) and his wife
not known where John lived in Bowes but his son James (~1664 – 1716) lived at Stoney Keld very close to Loup House. John’s eldest son appears to have been George (~1650 – 1734) and by tradition the eldest son would probably be named after the paternal grandfather so it is possible that John was the son of George(~1589 - >1644). Finally the fact that the will of John Sayer (~1565 – 1647) was included in a list of early wills contained in a volume of the Bowes parish registers suggests that it was relevant to Bowes families.
between Loup House, Romaldkirk and Bowes Sayers
?Henry Sayer (~1530 - 1602) & Ann ? (~1532 - 1604) | John Sayer (~1565 - 1647) & ? ? ( - <1644) | | Mary Sayer (~1586 - ) & Charles Hutchinson (~1582 - >1644) | | | 9 children B: 1610 - 1627 in Romaldkirk | | Henry Sayer (~1588 - ~1648) | | George Sayer (~1589 - >1644) & ? ? (~1593 - ) | | | ?John Sayer (~1610 - ?1662) & Elizabeth ? (~1622 - 1687) | | | | >>Bowes Sayers | | | Henry Sayer (~1611 - >1654) & ? ? | | | | >>Romaldkirk Sayers | | | Alice Sayer (1612 - ) | | | George Sayer (1616 - 1616) | | | Frances Sayer (1618 - ) | | | Phillis Sayer (1620 - 1635) | | | Annas Sayer (1623 - ) | | | Margaretta Sayer (1625 - ) | | | ? Sayer (1629 - 1629)
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.
|This page was last updated 14 May 2010|