Francis Sayre
Elizabeth Atkins
(Abt 1565-)
Thomas Sayre
Margaret Aldrich
(Abt 1600-)
Damaris Sayre


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1. David Atwater

Damaris Sayre

  • Born: 1625, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
  • Marriage (1): David Atwater 10 Mar 1646/47 in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Died: 1 Apr 1691, New Haven, Connecticut at age 66
  • Buried: New Haven, Connecticut

bullet   Find a Grave ID: 29871352.


bullet  General Notes:

16 September, 1669: named in her father's will:
"5th. I give unto my daughter Damaris Atwater ffourty Shillings."

Not much is known about Damaris other than she was a young girl of 12 or 13 when her father decided that the Americas would be a better place for his family. She is named on her father's will of 1669 as "Damaris Atwater' and she raised a family of 10 children, dying after a 45 year marriage only a year and a half before her husband.


bullet  Events

Burial: Center Church on the Green Churchyard, 1691, New Haven, Connecticut. 871 Find A Grave Memorial# 29871352
Cemetery notes and/or description:
Now a National Historic Landmark, Center Church on the Green is situated right on the New Haven Green. It is the oldest church in New Haven, founded in 1638, and was previously known as First Congregational Church. The present building dates from 1814 and was built over part of the burying ground. Some gravestones remain in the basement crypt, and may be visited from 11 am to 1 pm Thursdays and Saturdays for tours. Many people were buried on the green; in 1821 almost all of the remaining outside monuments were moved to Grove Street Cemetery (at Grove Street many of those tombstones are around the inside wall in alphabetical order.)


Damaris married David Atwater, son of John Atwater and Susan Narsin, 10 Mar 1646/47 in New Haven, Connecticut. (David Atwater was born 8 Oct 1615 in Lenham, Kent, England, christened 8 Oct 1615 in Lenham, Kent, England, died 5 Oct 1692 in New Haven, Connecticut and was buried in New Haven, Connecticut.)

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