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Re: I found his proven ancestry
Posted by: Justin Maitland (ID *****7833) Date: August 30, 2005 at 18:07:29
In Reply to: Re: I found his proven ancestry by Michael Fleming of 407

Well, the following information may be a hoax, or isn't it? Just Kidding here is the information for you. Tah.

Ruth Atwater

Parents: Jonathon Atwater (7-12-1656 in New Haven, CT to 6-3-1726 in New Haven, CT) and Ruth Peck
Children: Joshua (2-21-1681/82 to 3-16-1681/82), David (8-5-1683 to 5-1-1727), Jeremiah, Mary (12-31-1686) married Isaac Dickerman, Ruth (12-31-1688), Jonathon (11-4-1690 to 12-27-1760), Lydia (4-18-1693 to 8-2-1694), Joseph (12-9-1694 to 1-9-1766), Stephen (12-4-1696 to 10-28-1704), Damaris (10-9-1698 to 7-30-1762), Lydia (7-31-1701 to 3-30-1708)

Grandparents: David Atwater (10-8-1615 in Lenham, England to 10-5-1692 in Cedar Hill, New Haven, CT) (Will proved in 10-1692 in New Haven) and Damaris Sayre (c.1625 to 4-1-1691 in New Haven, CT)
Children: Mercy (2-29-1648 to 1683), Damaris (11-12-1648 to 12-14-1711), David (7-13-1650/51), Joshua (1-11-1652/53), John (11-1-1654 to 1748), Jonathan (7-12-1656), Abigail (3-3-1659/60), Mary (3-31-1662), Samuel (9-17-1664 to 9-17-1742)

Great grandparents: John Atwater (1566 in Lenham, Royton, Kent, England to 10-1636 in Lenham, Royton, Kent, England) and Susan Narsin (c.1577 To 1-1637)
Children: Anne, Joshua (1611 in Lenham, England to 5-16-1676 in Boston, MA), David (10-8-1615)

2 great grandparents: Christopher Atwater (c.1521 to around 1573 in Royton, England) (Will proved on
4-6-1573; Archdeaconry Court, book 42, page 22) and Maryan
Children: David (died around 1620), George (died around 1622), Matthew, John, Joanna (Cooke)

3 great grandparents: Thomas Atwater (c.1500 to around 1547 in Royton, Lenham, Kent, England) (Will proved on 12-1-1547; Archdeaconry Court , book 25, page 3) and Joanna
Children: Thomas, Christopher, Edward, William, Alice

4 great grandparents: Robert Atwater the Elder (c.1460 to around 1522 in Royton, Lenham, Kent, England) (Will proved on 12-22-1522; Archdeaconry Court, book 15, page 6)
Children: John, Thomas

5 great grandparents: John Atwater (c.1443 to around 1501 in Royton, Lenham, Kent, England) (Will proved 7-14-1501;Archdeaconry Court, book 8, page 25) and Maryan
Children: John (died around 1537), Florence (Spyce), Thomasyn (Turner), Robert the Elder

6 great grandparents: Thomas Atwater (c.1415 to around 1484 in Lenham, Royton, Kent, England) (Will proved 10-5-1484; Archdeaconry Court, book 3, page 23) and Eliner
Children: Robert Jr., John

Demaris Sayre was the daughter of Thomas Sayre of Southampton, Long Island.

1. Genealogical Register of the Descendants in the Male Line of David Atwater, One of the Original Planters of New Haven, Conn, to the Sixth Generation, E.E. Atwater, 1873.
2. Atwater History and Genealogy, Francis Atwater, 1901.
3. Families of Ancient New Haven, Donald Lines Jacobus Volumes 1 (p. 59) and 5 (p. 1058)
4. The Sayre Family, Theodore Banta, 1901.
Demaris Sayre (Atwater)

Parents: Thomas Sayre (baptized on 7-3-1597 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire Co., England to 1670 in Southampton, Suffolk Co., NY)
Children: Joseph, Job, Demaris (m. David Atwater), Mary (m. Benjamin Price), Hannah, Daniel, Francis

Grandparents: Francis Sayre (c.1565 to 1645 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire Co., England) and Elizabeth Atkins (c.1565 to after 4-1645) Married on 11-15-1591 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire Co., England
Children: Thomas (Bapt 7-3-1597), Francis (Bapt. 5-14-1592), Elizabeth (Bapt 4-28-1594), William (Bapt 9-19-1595 to 4-9-1598), Alice (Bapt 9-3-1598), John (Bapt 8-10-1600), William (Bapt 9-19-1602), Abell (Bapt 9-26-1604), Daniel (Bapt 10-23-1605), Rebecca (Bapt 4-10-1608), Johannes/Job (1-13-1610/11), Sara (Bapt 1-4-1612 to 2-12-1612/13), Tobias (Bapt 12-15-1613)

Great grandparents: William Sayre (c.1535 to before 1581) and Elizabeth (c.1544 to c.1581)
Children: Francis, William, Robert, Thomas

2 great grandparents: William Sayre (c.1514 to 1564 in or near Hinwich, Podington, Bedford Co., England) and Alice Squire (c.1514 to 1567 in or near Hinwich, Podington, Bedford Co., England) (Will was proved 6-2-1567)
Children: Thomas (m. Margery), Alice (m. Thomas West), Agnes (m. William Makernes), William (m. Elizabeth)

From the personal genealogy file of Linda Cunningham Fluharty (

Most of this information is from: "The Sayre Family", Lineage of Thomas Sayre A Founder of Southampton, by Theodore M. Banta, 1901.

Our line of known direct ancestry begins with William Sayre, of Hinwich, parish of Podington, in the hundred of Willey and in the county of Bedford. His wife was Alice Squyre. He died in 1564, his will being dated 1562 and proved 1564. The will of his widow was dated April 20, 1567, and proved June 2d of the same year.

Children: i. Thomas married Margery.
ii. Alice married Robert West.
iii. Agnes married William Makernes.
+1. iv. William married Elizabeth.

Descendants of William Sayre - 21 Apr 1999


1. William Sayre died prior to 1581.

William Sayre and Elizabeth had the following children:

       +2       i.       Francis Sayre married Elizabeth Atkins.
       3       ii.       William Sayre.
       4       iii.       Robert Sayre.
       5       iv.       Thomas Sayre.


2. Francis Sayre died in 1645 in Leighton Buzzard, England. He was born in Podington, England (probably).

The marriage of Francis Sayre and Elizabeth Atkins is recorded in the parish register of Leighton Buzzard, November 15, 1591. The records of this place begin in 1562, and continue till 1615, when there is a break until 1640. A careful search of these records was made for the birth of Francis Sayre and of his wife, Elizabeth Atkins, but neither was found recorded. Francis was probably born at Podington, the records of which do not begin until 1602.

Francis Sayre was a mercer, or "silkman", as he is denominated in the taxroll of 1609-10. We know nothing further concerning Francis Sayre except that he continued to reside at Leighton and died intestate in 1645, his widow Elizabeth being appointed administratrix of his estate in April of that year, as appears from the record in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Administration Act Book A.D. 1645, folio 39.

The baptismal records of Leighton Buzzard give the names of children of Francis Sayre and Elizabeth Atkins.

He was married to Elizabeth Atkins on 15 Nov 1591 in Leighton Buzzard, England. Francis Sayre and Elizabeth Atkins had the following children:

+6. i. Thomas Sayre was baptized 7 Jul 1597.
7. ii. Francis Sayre was baptized on 14 May 1592 in Leighton Buzzard, England.
8. iii. Elizabeth Sayre was baptized on 28 Apr 1594 in Leighton Buzzard, England.
9. iv. William Sayre was baptized on 15 Sep 1595 in Leighton Buzzard, England. He died on 9 Apr 1598.
10. v. Alice Sayre was baptized on 3 Sep 1598 in Leighton Buzzard, England.
11. vi. John Sayre was baptized on 10 Aug 1600.
vii. William was baptized 19 Sep 1602.
viii. Abell was baptized 26 Sep 1604.
ix. Daniel was baptized 23 Oct 1605.
x. Rebecca was baptized 10 Apr 1608.
xi. Johannes/Job was born 13 Jan 1610/11.
xii. Sara was baptized 4 Oct 1612; died 2 Feb 1612/13.
xiii. Tobias was baptized 15 Dec 1613; married Frances __ at Dunstable.


6. Thomas Sayre was baptized 7 July 1597. He died in 1670 in Southampton, Suffolk Co., NY. Founder of Southampton, Long Island, NY.

Thomas Sayre had the following children:
12       i.       Joseph Sayre married Martha.
13       ii.       Job Sayre married (1) Sarah __, (2) Hannah Raynor Howell.
14       iii.       Damaris Sayre was in Leighton Buzzard, England. She died in Southampton, Suffolk Co., NY. She married David Atwater. He was born 1613 one of the original settlers of New Haven, CT. He died 5 Oct 1692.
15       iv.       Mary Sayre married Benjamin Price before 1699.
16       v.       Hannah Sayre was under 18 in 1669.
+17       vi.       Daniel Sayre.
18       vii.       Francis Sayre died on 20 Jan 1697/98 in Southampton, Suffolk Co., NY.
viii. Daughter married Edmund Howell.
The follow was provided by Robert Wernersbach (e-mail address invalid as of Oct. 2002).
There was a family tradition that Thomas Sayre was employed by the English mint prior to his emigrating, but there are no records extant to that tradition. He immigrated to Lynn, Massachusetts, sometime before 1638, at which point he first appears on the town records as proprietor of 60 acres, his brother Job Sayre also with 60 acres. Lynn was founded in 1629, so it is possible he may have been there earlier than 1638.
In 1639, he, along with his brother and six others, undertook to form a new colony on Long Island. Up to that time, six other colonies had been formed by people leaving Lynn to strike out as pioneers. The small group, which intended to form a colony with eventually twenty families, bought a sloop for 80, with the Sayre brothers contributing 5 each. They signed the boat over to one of their number, David Howe, a sailor, in exchange for his agreeing to use the sloop to convey belongings and people three times a year over the next two years. By May of 1640, they had sailed down Long Island Sound and landed at present day Manhasset, at the head of Cow Bay, or Schout's Bay, as the Dutch called it.


Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

Page 63.--THOMAS SAYRE, Southampton. "In the Name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Sayre, of Southampton upon Long Island, being in perfect strength of memory, blessed bee ye Lord for it, but weake in Body." Leaves to son Francis two acres of land "next unto his owne in Captains Neck, in ye Great Playne, and 2 acres more lying in ye 8 acre Lots in ye said Great Playne," also "a Pewter flagon, a Pewter bowl and a great Pewter Platter." To son Daniel "2 acres of land lying next ye above said 2 acres, in ye 8 acre lots, and 3 acres more in the Ten acre Lots, and one great Pewter Platter." To son Joseph 40 Stirling, 10 a year, "to begin five years after my decease, to be paid in good merchantable shoes, or other pay that will procure hides towards his setting up a Tannery." To daughter Damoris Atwater, 40s. To daughter Mary Price 40s. To daughter Hannah Sayre, 20 at the day of her marriage, or when eighteen. Leaves household goods to sons Job and Joseph and daughter Hannah. Makes son Job executor.

Dated September 6, 1669. Witnesses, Obadiah Rogers, John Laughton. Inventory taken by John Howell, Henry Pierson, Thomas Cooper and John Jennings, July 10, 1670, mentions "Housing, lands and Tan vats" 150.

[NOTE.--The house of Thomas Sayre is still standing in Southampton, and is now the oldest dwelling in the State.]

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