Thomas Saggers – coursing at Chelmsford, Essex

“Thomas Saggers Jun was charged with using a greyhound to take a hare at Sandon.”

On the 8th he had been seen on with a greyhound and another dog on Mr. Bewers’ land. Thomas had “turned the attention of the dog to a hare”, encouraging it to chase it, and then he had taken the hare. “It being proved he had no authority for coursing he was convicted and fined £5 and costs.”

To course is to use greyhounds to hunt small game by sight (not scent) – for sport. I did have to look that up in the Oxford.

I believe this is Thomas (Junior), the son of Thomas and Mary (Turner) Saggers,  thus the grandson of Thomas Saggers and Rosetta (Dorman) Saggers. I believe I have seen the father, Thomas, named as Thomas The Younger.

In 1861 the family was living at Great Baddow with four other children, Roberts, Sarah Ann, Rosetta and Harriet. I believe though that Thomas Senior was married to two Marys: Mary Turner – mother of Thomas and Robert and Mary Daniels – mother of Sarah Ann, Rosetta and Harriet.

Quotes above concerning the coursing charge are from the “Chelmsford Petty Session – May 17”, The Essex County Standard and Eastern Counties Advertiser, Colchester, Essex, England, Friday, 24 May 1861, page 2. Located via Newspapers.com, January 2019.

Meet Guild members at Kelowna conference, September 2018

Look for the Guild of One-Name Studies display at the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society’s conference, September 28-30th, 2018. Learn more and register at: http://www.kdgs.ca

Kelowna I.O.D.E. Memorial Service, June 8th 1924. Postcard, unused. Image MSC130-1812-01, courtesy of the British Columbia Postcards Collection, a digital initiative of Simon Fraser University Library.

Double Saggers marriages, May 1868, Westwood, Tasmania, Australia

LUKUS, SAGGERS, WILSON

LUKUS—SAGGERS.—On 7th May, at Alstonton, Westwood, by the Rev. J. Waterhouse, John, only son of Wm. Lukus, Esq., of Ballarat, Victoria, to Martha Elizabeth, second daughter of Mr. R. Saggers, of Rocklands, East Tamar.

[English papers please copy.]

WILSON—SAGGERS.—On 7th May, at Alstonton, Westwood, by the Rev. J. Waterhouse, James Gibbons, eldest son of the late James Gibbons Wilson, Esq., of Dublin, to Violette Harriett, third daughter of Mr. R. Saggers, of Rocklands, East Tamar.

From the Launceston Examiner, Tasmania, Australia, Thursday, 21 May 1868, p. 5.

BC Genealogical Society publishes first ever Calendar!

BCGS_Calendar_January_2018

New – BCGS Calendars for 2018

The first ever BC Genealogical Society Calendar will be available at the Society’s October 11th meeting in Burnaby and any left over will be sold at the Finding Your Roots seminar in Surrey, October 14, 2017.  
Congratulations to the BCGS members involved. Great idea for fundraising and promoting interest in the Society, and in genealogy! 
Visit the Society’s website: www.bcgs.ca 
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Guild of One-Name Studies at Calgary conference, Sept. 2017

The Guild of One-Name Studies will be at the FamilyRoots Seminar in Calgary, September 23, 2017, sponsored by the Alberta Family Histories Society.

Jim Benedict, a Guild Regional Representative, will be manning the Guild display table during the breaks, and would be delighted to meet with you and discuss your surname research, and the benefits of Guild membership. If you have any interest in the Guild’s Members’ Websites Project (the MWP), where the Guild can host, support and preserve your surname study website, as with this Saggers One-Name Study website, then you will want to drop by the table.  As the TNG coordinator for the MWP, Jim will have the site on display.   You will get a chance to see a live demonstration of members’ websites, ask any questions and get guidance on using this fantastic service of the Guild.

If you have not heard about the conference, it promises to be very worthwhile.  An all-day conference, with optional dinner the Friday evening before, the day will have 12 sessions in three concurrent streams: for beginners, experienced and advanced family history researchers.  Featured speakers are – Dave Obee, John Althouse, and Lesley Anderson.  Check out the full conference information and registration at http://afhs.ab.ca/familyroots/.

 

 

 

Saggers DNA Project

There is now a Saggers DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA.

This is a very new project including Y-DNA, MtDNA and autosomal DNA and we will be happy to include those with or related to the Saggar, Saggars, Sagger, or Saggers surnames.

Have a look at the video here.

 

“The Story of You – Discover Your Journey”, FamilyTreeDNA video, YouTube, published on 1 Dec 2015.