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Damaris Atwater (Sayre)

Also Known As: "sayres;"
Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
Death: April 1, 1691 (65)
New Haven, New Haven County, Province of Connecticut
Place of Burial: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Sayre and Margaret Sayre
Wife of David Atwater
Mother of Mercy Austin; Damaris Punderson; David Atwater, Jr.; Joshua Atwater; John Atwater and 8 others
Sister of Daniel Sayre; Agnes Sayre; Francis Sayre and Atwater Sayre
Half sister of Joseph Sayre; {Infant daughter?} Sayre; Hannah Howell and Job Sayre

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About Damaris Atwater

Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 60

Born 1625 in New Haven, CT; Died 1 Apr 1691 in New Haven, CT

Daughter of Thomas Sayre b. 20 Jul 1597 in Leighton, Bedfordshire, Eng.; d. 23 Apr 1671 in Southampton, Suffolk, NY and Margaret Aldrich b. 1600 in Leighton, Bed, Eng.; d. 1600 in Leighton, Bed. Eng., d. 23 Aug 1634 in Lynn, Southampton, LI, NY

From DAR Lineage Book, Vol. 1, 1890-91, p. 990, Sayre (Sayer, Sayres), Thomas (bap. 1597 - 1670) from England, first recorded at Lynn, Mass 1638, a founder of Southampton, L. I. 1640; where he built a house still standing, served as a scout against the Indians at Southampton.

16 September, 1669: named in her father's will:

"5th. I give unto my daughter Damaris Atwater ffourty Shillings."

Not much is known about Damaris other than she was a young girl of 12 or 13 when her father decided that the Americas would be a better place for his family. She is named on her father's will of 1669 as "Damaris Atwater' and she raised a family of 10 children, dying after a 45 year marriage only a year and a half before her husband.

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Damaris Atwater's Timeline

November 2, 1625
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
February 29, 1648
Age 22
New Haven, New Haven Colony
November 2, 1649
Age 24
New Haven, New Haven Colony
July 13, 1651
Age 25
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
January 11, 1652
Age 26
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
November 1, 1654
Age 28
New Haven, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut)
July 12, 1656
Age 30
New Haven, New Haven Colony
March 3, 1660
Age 34
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
March 31, 1662
Age 36
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut