This page is dedicated to the history of the branch of the Sayer family from Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.

A family of Sayers lived at Marrick in Swaledale in the days before the Civil War, and may well have been descended from the earlier Sayers of Worsall (see main page, and the copy of Dr. Michael Sayer's letter among the works of J.P.Sayer). They were probably ancestral to the Wensleydale Sayers, who first appear fragmentarily in Aysgarth parish in the early 17th century and seem fairly well established by the 1660's. The family continued to flourish in the area down to the present, with some branches migrating elsewhere.

This is the family of Dave Moore of Webster, New York, who has been researching this line for several years and has reviewed a wide variety of original records. Other researchers of this line include John Dawson. Dave has prepared some summary material on this line which will shortly be incorporated here.


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 Ian Hall.


This page was last updated 14 May 2010