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.

BC Genealogical Society publishes first ever Calendar!

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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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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.