Thomas Benjamin Sayer

Maleabout 1849–

Brief Life History of Thomas Benjamin

When Thomas Benjamin Sayer was born about 1849, in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Bishop Sayer, was 30 and his mother, Hannah Bird, was 30. He married Maria Bitton Courtnell on 6 August 1871, in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Thomas Benjamin Sayer
Maria Bitton Courtnell
Marriage: 6 August 1871
Maria Bishop Sayer
Alice Florence Sayer
Eva Rose Sayer
Ada Louise Sayer
Thomas Bishop Sayer

Sources (22)

  • Thomas B Sayer, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Thomas Benjamin Sayer, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Thomas Benjamin Sayer, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 August 1871Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 5

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 31

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


    Age 35

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: common occupational name from Middle English sayer, a phonetic variant of Sawyer , which in Wales and neighboring English counties may have been reinforced by the synonymous Welsh saer ‘carpenter’ and everywhere by a possible borrowing into Middle English of Old French seieor, saieur ‘sawyer’.

    English: rare occupational name perhaps denoting an assayer of metals, or a servant who tasted his lord's food before serving, from Middle English saiour ‘assayer, tester’ (a shortened form of Old French assaiour, ultimately from Late Latin exagium, a derivative of exagmināre ‘to weigh’).

    English: rare occupational name for a professional reciter or minstrel, from Middle English seier(e) ‘speaker’.

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

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