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Francis Sayre

Birthplace: Hinwick, Podington Parish, Central Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of William Sayre, of Leighton Buzzard and Elizabeth Sayre, of Leighton Buzzard
Husband of Elizabeth Sayre
Father of Francis Sayre; Elizabeth Sayre; William Sayre; Thomas Sayre; Alice Sayre and 12 others
Brother of Thomas Sayre; Joan Brown (Gabb); William Sayre; Robert Sayre; Agnes Sayre and 2 others

Occupation: Mercer
Managed by: Sherry Cadenhead Klein
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About Francis Sayre

Francis Sayre died 1645 Intestate in Leighton on Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England. His widow, Elizabeth Sayre (Atkins), was appointed administrix in April 1645.


  • Birth: 1565 Parish Hinwick, Podington, Bedford, England
  • Christening: 1566 Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, Eng
  • Death: 1645 Leighton Buzzard, Bedfords, Eng, L.i.
  • Burial: 1645 Leighton Buzzard, Bedfords, Eng


  • Spouse: Elizabeth ATKINS
  • Marriage: 15 Nov 1591 Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England

Children of Francis Sayre and Elizabeth Sayre (Atkins)

All born in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. England

  1. Francis Sayre b. May 14, 1592.
  2. Elizabeth Sayre b. April 28, 1594.
  3. William Sayre b. September 15, 1595; died in Leighton Buzzard on April 9, 1598.
  4. Thomas Sayre b. July 20, 1597; died in Southampton, Suffolk, New York, on April 23, 1671.
  5. Alice Sayre b. on September 3, 1598.
  6. John Sayre b. August 10, 1600.
  7. William Sayre b. September 19, 1602.
  8. Abell Sayre b. September 26, 1604.
  9. Daniel Sayre b. October 23, 1605.
  10. Rebecca Sayre b. April 10, 1608.
  11. Jobe (or Johanna) Sayre baptized in Leighton Buzzard on January 13, 1610.
  12. Sarah Sayre b. October 4, 1612, and died in Leighton Buzzard on February 2, 1613.
  13. Tobias Sayre b. December 15, 1613.
  14. Mary Sayre b. in 1615.



"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 until 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 Elizabet h 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."


  1. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Sayre, Rt. 1, Box 92, Buckhannon, WV 26201
  2. Sayre Family Lineage of Thomas Sayre, A Founder of Southampton by Theodore M. Banta, New York, 1901. Read free Google eBook


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Francis Sayre's Timeline

Odell, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Central Bedfordshire, England
Age 1
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
November 15, 1591
Age 26
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
May 14, 1592
Age 27
Leighton Buzzard, England
April 28, 1594
Age 29
Leighton, Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
September 15, 1595
Age 30
Leighton Buzzard, England
July 20, 1597
Age 32
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
September 3, 1598
Age 33
Leighton, Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
August 10, 1600
Age 35
Leighton, Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England