Geoffs Genealogy News Update

Sunday January 14th, 2007 | Geoff

Much activity this week on Jan’s Sayer lines (you can see the Sayer line on the tree on the site).

Samuel Sayer (b c1799) and his wife, Elizabeth Utting (b c1803) married in Jamaica in 1828 and settled Bogota, Colombia shortly afterwards. They had eight children that we know of, all born in Bogota, and the descendants of these people are living in South America/USA. They really are very keen on family history, and although we have had some contact with them previously, this week we have gone on to their mailing list. The result has been a very large number of emails that have dropped into our in box. It will take some time to assimilate all the information that is coming in, but as soon as possible we will put some of it on Geoffs Genealogy.

Also this week, a couple of other really exciting new contacts. One from a Culshaw researcher, and the other from a direct descendant of Robert Hanham Collyer- one of our favourite research subjects.

One response to “Geoffs Genealogy News Update”

  1. Bernard says:

    Hi Geoff,
    What great work! I have an Australian connection.
    You appear to have drawn a blank on Benjamin William Sayer, born Rumburgh in 1834.
    At the age of 22 he migrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1857 – maybe following the lead from his uncle samuel who you mentioned emigrated to Bogata – lived an interesting life before dying in 1877. His only son, William Samuel Sayer (born 1877), was my grand father, killed in action in 1918 after having served in the Boer war on two tours of duty.
    Many Sayer decendants now populate this part of the world as well:) If you would like some details of these I could provide my limited details.

    Best wishes.

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