John Sawyer (2.Thomas2, 1.Edmund1) born Abt. 1582, Lincolnshire, England, married Abt. 1605, in England, Agnes Sharpe, born Abt. 1583, Leverton, L.,England., died 2-Jan-1635, Holton Cum,,, England. John died 15-Jul-1660, Gainsborough, Lincoln, England, Buried: 26-Jul-1660. The three sons of John Sawyer; Edward, William and Thomas came from Lincolnshire, England in 1643, and "were an exceptionally prolific race. They probably outnumbered any other family race throughout New England, unless it be the Wilders; and no one family could equal that of SAWYER." They were well named--they were in fact "sawyers." `If the Sawyers were not born with saws in their hands, the saws came very readily to their hands.....Every town, village, road and lane throughout New England bears witness of their skill and industry.' They were millwrights, wheelrights, blacksmiths, coopersmiths, carpenters, coopers, and they were pioneers in the use of water power. To this day their mills and lumber yards are to be found in the hands of their descendants, and they have made their mark in the academic, political and military worlds.
Name: John SAWYER
Reference Number: 32375
Birth: ABT 1582 in Lincolnshire, England
Death: 15 JUL 1660 in Lincolnshire, England
They were well named--they were in fact "sawyers." `If the Sawyers were not born with saws in their hands, the saws came very readily to their hands.....Every town, village, road and lane throughout New England bears witness of their skill and industry.' They were millwrights, wheelwrights, blacksmiths, coppersmiths, carpenters, coopers, and they were pioneers in the use of water power. To this day their mills and lumber yards are to be found in the hands of their descendants, and they have made their mark in the academic, political and military worlds.Descendants of Edmund Sawyer Compiled by George E. Sawyer http://www.geocities.com/gesawyer/source Yvonne Wacky from Genes Reunited email August 2008:Parents of William Sawyer dob 1613 are John Sawyer dob 1582 died 15 Jull 1660 married to Agnes Sharpe dob 1603 died 1583.John Sawyer's father is Thomas Sawyer dob 1536 died in Norfolk married Margaret West dob 1560 . Thomas Sawyer's father is Edmund Say dob 1540 married to Agnes Fiske dob 1541.John born 1582 married to Margery Jackson born 1570 White Chapel, Yorkshire, England died 28 Dec 1677 Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts,JOHN SAWYER, son of THOMAS SAWYER and ?: From the "General Index of the Sawyer Families of New England Prior to 1900", by Fred E Sawyer, 1983:....."John, b. ca.1582, prob Lincolnshire Co., Eng. thought to be a farmer and possibly a landholder, son of Thomas. His three sons thought to have migrated to America on a ship with Capt. Parker, about 1636, and settled in Rowley and Lancaster Ma. Their descendants make up a large part of the Early Sawyer families of Ma. Ch. b. Lincolnshire Co., Eng. include:..........(1) Edward, b.1608, bur. 9 Mar 1673, m. Mary Peasly...........(2) William, b. ca. 1613, d.1702, m. 1644 Ruth Bitfield or Bidford...........(3) Thomas, b. ca. 1616, chr. 24 Mar 1630, d. 12 Sep 1706, m. 1648, Mary Prescott.....Ref: Early Settlers of Rowley Ma; Lancaster V.R.; FGRA."He was a farmer and Landowner in Lincolnshire. according to "Maine Genealogy" VOL. 3, p. 1444.- http://www.gendex.com/users/jast/D0043/G0000008.html22 Dec 200219:52:16
PeggyToomeyHammannadded this on 23 Oct 2010
John (the brother of Sir Edmond)Edmond, William, Thomas and Edward cousins of Sir Robert, Attorney General for James the second, King of England. These four came to American line starts with Thomas Sawyer. from ancestry.com