Sixth Generation


53. William Sardeson2,5,6 was born in 1736 in Southwell, NOTTS, England.2 Williams birth has proved to be very elusive. It has taken more than twenty years to prove that William was indeed the son of Henry and Elizabeth Edge. It was only by searching the Will of William Edge who died in 1796 and was buried at Oxton, NOTTS that Saundra Lee-Sardeson found the evidence she was seeking. William was to be a farmer, and by the time he married, in 1765 he was farming at Epperstone, NOTTS, as undertenant of his Uncle William Edge of Woodborough Middle Hall.

Willaim and Jane continued to live at Epperstone where their four sons and one daughter where born and baptised between 1766 and 1778. In 1785 the farm of Rossellewood, north of Epperstone village was sold and William had to move away. William's younger brother, Joseph owned a windmill at Dorrington, LINCS at the time, and he could have helped William to obtain farmland at nearby Wilsford, LINCS. This is how the family moved from Nottinghamshire to Lincolnshire.

In William Edge's Will of 1796 he said "I give and devise ... my freehold lands, tenements, hereditaments and real estate in Long Bennington unto the children of my late Nephew, William Sardeson of Wilsthorpe, LINCS, by his wife Jane....".
In 1765 he was a Farmer in Epperstone, NOTTS, England.2 He was living in 1785 in Epperstone, NOTTS, England.2 William died on 27 June 1788 in Wilsford, LINCS, England.2,6 He was buried in Anglican Churchyard, Wilsford, LINCS, England.2,6 He has reference number REFN-29. Grave stone on William Sardeson (shared with his wife) reads: "Sacred to the Memory of WILLIAM SARDESON who died June 27th, 1788, Aged 53 Years [BROWN, SLEAFORD]". Grave stone is located at the right side of side entrance to the church in Wilsford, LINCS, England. A property sale indicates that William was working on a farm that was owned by his mothers brother Mr. William Edge in Epperstone in 1785. This farm was sold in 1785 and this would most likely be the time William moved to Wilsford.

Williams birth has proved to be very elusive. It has taken more than twenty years to prove that William was indeed the son of Henry and Elizabeth Edge. It was only by searching the Will of William Edge who died in 1796 and was buried at Oxton, NOTTS that Saundra Lee-Sardeson found the evidence she was seeking. William was to be a farmer, and by the time he married, in 1765 he was farming at Epperstone, NOTTS, as undertenant of his Uncle William Edge of Woodborough Middle Hall.

Willaim and Jane continued to live at Epperstone where their four sons and one daughter where born and baptised between 1766 and 1778. In 1785 the farm of Rossellewood, north of Epperstone village was sold and William had to move away. William's younger brother, Joseph owned a windmill at Dorrington, LINCS at the time, and he could have helped William to obtain farmland at nearby Wilsford, LINCS. This is how the family moved from Nottinghamshire to Lincolnshire.

In William Edge's Will of 1796 he said "I give and devise ... my freehold lands, tenements, hereditaments and real estate in Long Bennington unto the children of my late Nephew, William Sardeson of Wilsthorpe, LINCS, by his wife Jane....".

William Sardeson and Jane Lynn were married on 12 November 1765 in Long Bennington, LINCS, England.2 Jane Lynn of Long Benninton, LINCS was daughter of Robert Lynn, mason and landowner. As the son of a brickmaker William was well-placed to meet the daughter of a mason! Jane Lynn2 was born on 22 January 1743 in Long Bennington, LINCS, England.2 She died on 3 April 1825 in Wilsford, LINCS, England.2 She was buried in Anglican Churchyard, Wilsford, LINCS, England.6 Grave stone of Jane Lynn (shared with husband) reads "Sacred JANE, Wife Of WILLIAM SARDESON who died April 3d, 1825 Aged 83 Years [BROWN, SLEAFORD]". Interesting to note that our records have Jane as only 82 years old when she died. Perhaps it was common practice to round up. Jane has reference number REFN-30.

William Sardeson-29 and Jane Lynn-30 had the following children:

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William Sardeson-91.

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Joseph Sardeson-27.

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Monica Sardeson-92.

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Robert Sardeson-93.

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John Sardeson-94.