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Anyone researching the SEAR and BRYANT families of Steeple Claydon?

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Dear Members, Is anyone researching these families in Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire, England?

SEAR/BRYANT Census data retrieved

1841 HO107/44/10/7/10
West End, Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Thomas Roads, 25, Ag Lab, yes
Kitty Roads, 25, yes {My GGG Grandmother}
Anne Roads, 1, yes
Mary Sear, 71, Ind, yes

Interestingly, 2 households further up the page:

North End, Steeple Claydon
Mary Sear, 70, yes
Joseph Sear, 25, carpenter, yes

Three (double) pages further on is the oldest Bryant in living in Steeple Claydon:

1841 HO107/44/10/11/16
West End, Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Hannah Bryant, 50, lace m, no
Sarah Bryant, 17, yes

In Steeple Claydon there is a Joseph Bryant, 25, with Clements, 25, and six children.
Also a William Bryant, 40, with Susannah, 30, and Richard, 10

... and that covers all the Bryants living there.

1841 HO107/44/10/6/7
North End, Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire
William Sear, 70, Ag Lab, yes
Anne Sear, 65, yes
(next household, same house)
John Sear, 40, Ag Lab, yes
Charlott Sear, 35, yes
Thomas Sear, 8, yes

1841 HO107/44/10/20/34
Church End, Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Hannah Sear, 40, lace m, no
Mary Sear, 15, lace m, yes
Elizabeth Sear, 14, lace m, yes
Eliza Sear, 12, lace m, yes
Solomon Sear, 9, yes
Martin Sear, 6, yes
Eli Sear, 2, yes

1841 HO107/44/10/6/6
North End, Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Thomas Lines, 45, ? yes (occupation Army Pensioner)
Leah Lines, 45, yes
(next household?)
Leah Sear, 13, yes

Note, there were 849 people living in Steeple Claydon in 1841.

Found another Sear b. 1780s:

1851 HO107/1724/340/13
North End, Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Rachel Sear, head, wid, 65? lacemaker, b. Steeple Claydon
Joseph Sear, son, unmar, 37, ag lab, b. Steeple Claydon
Henry Sear, son, mar, 36, carpenter, b. Steeple Claydon
Elizabeth Sear, wife, mar, 3? lacemaker, b. Adstock
(next page)
John Sear, son, 4, scholar, b. Steeple Claydon
Mary Sear, dau, 4, b. Steeple Claydon

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on 2006-08-25 19:35:53

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by rsharp on 2006-09-19 00:45:26

I live in California and am trying to piece together information about a William Sear, b. England about 1835 and his first wife, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bryant, also born in England. I think that William was in the United States by 1850, and he and Elizabeth had a daughter born in Connecticut 1866. Lizzie died young, and William's second wife was also English. The fact that William and second wife Helen had a son named Claydon makes me wonder if Steeple Claydon was William's place of origin. Appreciate any suggestion to tie William to English origin. Roberta Sharp [email protected]

by allycat on 2006-09-19 00:51:10

Hi Roberta, Nice to hear from you. As a point of reference, click on ROADS above to goto the surname wiki page. Then click on one name study - Roads family of Buckinghamshire. Perhaps your relative is in there. Webmaster is also a Californian!

You can also research more on your English forbears by joining up as a free member of and find ancestors on the Census' 1841 through to 1901.

That's all I can think of at present.


by wendyready on 2008-12-31 00:23:45

I'm researching Joseph & Clements (known as Clemence) Bryant as mentioned above - they are my great great great grandparents.

by allycat on 2009-01-20 22:44:16

Found some more SEARS from Steeple Claydon and surrounds in an online tree at 'Hyde, Gregory, King, Ireson and up...'

Ann Sear 1765 - daughter of William Sear and Catherine King

Edward Sear 1849 - son of Henry Sear and Elizabeth

George Sear 1793 - father William Sear

Henry Sear 1815 - son of Rachel Sear

John Sear 1844 - son of Henry Sear and Elizabeth

John Sear 1772 - son of William Sear and Catherine King {I think this John Sear might be the father of my ancestor Kitty Sear}

Joseph Sear 1814 - son of Rachel Sear

Kitty Sear 1815 - 1868

Mary Sear 1847 - daughter of Henry Sear and Elizabeth

Mary Sear 1770 - daughter of William Sear and Catherine King

Rachel Sear 1791 - daughter of William Sear

Sarah Sear 1775 - daughter of William Sear and Catherine King, her husband was William Turner

Thomas Sear 1763 - 1764

Thomas Searle 1873 - 1909

William Sear 1767 -

William Sear 1740

by Rachmaninoff on 2011-11-05 23:16:30

I'm looking to see if there is a Sear that married an Ayres (poss. Thomas Ayres, carpenter) of Steeple Claydon. Thomas Ayres (occ. carpenter) had a son by the name of William SEAR Ayres, born about 1824 at Steeple Claydon. Both of William's marriage certificates say that his father was Thomas Ayres, carpenter (no mother listed). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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