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Sayce 'Family Stories'

By Martyn Smith, 29 March, 2010

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First Family Member Details
Family Stories
Family Contact, including related link

First Family Member Details

Surname: SAYCE
Given Name(s): Lewis
Occupation(s): not known

Birth Details
Birth Town: Bishop's Castle
Birth County,
Region, Province:
Shropshire
Birth Country: England
Birth Date: 1823

Death Details
Death Town: Fitzroy South
Death State/Territory: Victoria
Death Country: Australia
Death Date: 1884

Immigration Details
Air/Port Landed: not known
Ship/Plane: not known
Year Arrived: 1850
Surname: WILKINS
Given Name(s): Hannah
Occupation(s): not known

Birth Details
Birth Town: not known
Birth County,
Region, Province:
Gloucestershire
Birth Country: England
Birth Date: 1825

Death Details
Death Town: Fitzroy South
Death State/Territory: Victoria
Death Country: Australia
Death Date: 1884

Immigration Details
Air/Port Landed: not known
Ship/Plane: not known
Year Arrived: 1850

Children
   
SAYCE, Elizabeth 01 SAYCE, Mary  02 SAYCE, John 03
BARTHOLD (NEE SAYCE), Jane 04 SAYCE, Alfred Lewis 05 SAYCE, Albert 06
SAYCE, Emma 07    

Family Stories

Life in Australia:

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).

Life Before Australia:  

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

  • first father Lewis SAYCE's father was John SAYCE and his mother was Elizabeth HOME (or HOLMES) and
  • Lewis's brother Alfred migrated to Australia also.

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.

Family Contact
Surname: SMITH
Given Name: Martyn
Email: mgswebaus@yahoo.com
Related Link: Directory of Helen and Martyn Smith's FF2001 Webpages

Last updated by Martyn SMITH on 29 March 2010.

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