“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.
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.
Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Albert, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France.
Photo courtesy Evelyn O’Connor.
The new Saggers Virtual Cemetery at Find A Grave currently links 159 Find A Grave Memorials for those with the Saggers or Sagger surname. Over the next months, I’ll add close family members to the Virtual Cemetery as relatives are identified.
And here on the Saggers Families website, I’ll soon be adding additional information on the military Memorials.
Included are burials in cemeteries or memorials in Australia, Belgium, Burma, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Libya and New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and the United States.
Here is the list of cemeteries included right now, listed by country.
Herbert George Saggers, died 11 November 1916 in France.
This is a brand-new website for the Saggers One-Name Study and you will see it change over the next few weeks as I add information, stories and some photographs.
I am always interested in corresponding with Saggers and related families and happy to share information. I hope to add many world wide Saggers stories here, so please send any information and stories you can share.
I’ll be happy to link to Saggers related websites and trees too.
This Saggers Study started officially in 2014 in honour of my great uncle Bert (Herbert George Saggers), shown above, who died in WW I while serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).