It is likely that Lewis SAYCE's brother Alfred migrated to Australia with Lewis and his wife Hannah (see 'Life Before Australia' below). Lewis had six brothers, one of whom was Alfred born in 1829. An 'Alfred SAYCE' (father: John SAYCE; mother: Elizabeth HOLMES) from Shropshire died in Victoria in 1862, recorded to be aged thirty. It is possible that another brother of Lewis's migrated too. A 'George SAYCE' died in Victoria, aged twenty-eight, in 1854. Nothing more is known of him but his age at death is consistent with Lewis's brother George's birth year (see 'Life Before Australia' below).
The name 'SAYCE' comes from the Welsh word 'Sais'. It means 'Saxon' and was given to English people who settled in Wales.
Based on the results of research in the International Genealogical Index and the Victorian Pioneers Index at the State Library of Victoria, it is likely that
According to the IGI, John SAYCE and Elizabeth HOME married on 5th May, 1817 at Bishop's Castle in South Shropshire, England, alongside the border with Wales. They had seven sons: John (Christened 1818), William (1819), Edmund (1822), Lewis (1823), George (1826), Alfred (1829), Edmund (1832) - all born in Bishop's Castle.
Last updated by Martyn SMITH on 29 March 2010.