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John Seayres Sears/1742 Spotsylvania
Posted by: v. suzanne sears (ID *****1949) Date: July 03, 2011 at 06:56:23
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In Essex County

we find a number of references to John Seayres Sears......

In the Virginia County Records: 1721-1800
Deeds
Deed Book:1742-1751 page 164

We find reference to:

John Seayres as a witness on October 1 1743

to

Thomas Edmundson Gentleman
of Essex County and his wife Dorothy

of a transfer of land to

James Garnett: Gentleman

some rather complicated land exchanges:

So far this is the earliest reference I have found in the 1700s as to where anyone named John Seayres Sears might have been residing.

From that date onwards: there is a fair number of mentions in time.....

Since one had to be 21 years to witness something I believe: it would make this John Seayres at least born no later than 1721.....

Is this a John of the John Siers lineage?

Spotsylvania did border Fauquier County: so
its possible.

Many times one can see persons originally named SAYER
tranformed into SAWYERS
and SEAYRES

In this case the spelling makes it clear the sound was SEARS and not SAWYER



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