Henry James Sayer

26 December 1871–7 December 1947 (Age 75)
Elmswell, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry James

When Henry James Sayer was born on 26 December 1871, in Elmswell, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Sayer, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Jemima Salmon, was 23. He married Sarah Jane Muddiman on 7 July 1895, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Northampton All Saints, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom for about 28 years. He died on 7 December 1947, in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Henry James Sayer
Sarah Jane Muddiman
Marriage: 7 July 1895
Sydney Henry Sayer
Albert Edward Sayer

Spouse and Children

7 July 1895
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    John Sayer


    Sarah Jemima Salmon




    William Herbert Sayer



    Matilda Sayer


    Frederick John Sayer



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 9

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 13

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 33

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Saher or Seir. This is probably a Norman introduction of the Continental Germanic personal name Sigiheri, composed of the elements sigi ‘victory’ + heri ‘army’. However, it could also represent a Middle English survival of an unrecorded Old English name, Sǣhere, composed of the elements sǣ ‘sea’ + here ‘army’.2 English: occupational name, from Middle English saghier ( see Sawyer ) or Old French seieor.3 English: occupational name for a professional reciter, from an agent derivative of Middle English say(en), sey(en) ‘to say’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Sayer in household of John Sayer, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Henry Sayer, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Henry J Sayer, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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