'Saumarez1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Sausmarez of Jerburg, Saumarez (Sausmarez or Salinelles) of Sauzmarez

(1) BP1934 reports as follows: "The family of Sausmarez or Saumarez descends from one of the Norman families settled in the Channel Islands in the 11th and 12th centuries. The name was derived from the Fife de Saumareys, i.e., salt marsh, situated in low-lying land by the sea in Jersey. It has been spelt in many ways amongst which are Samarés, Sausmarais, Sausmaresq, Sausmarez and Saumarez, the last two being in use at the present time. The Latin forms Salinelles and de Salso Marisco were in use in the 12th and 13th centuries. The family disappeared from Jersey in 1333 on forfeiture of its estates in that island."
(2) BP1934 starts with 2 supposed brothers whom we show as sons of ...
?? de Salinelles
1. Sir Guillaume de Salinelles, Sn de Saumareys (a 1180)
  A. Guillaume de Salinelles, Sn de Saumareys (a 1221)
  i. Guillaume de Salinelles or de Sausmarais, Sn de Saumareys (a 1221, 1254)
2. Nicolas de Sausmarais, Sn de Fife (Jerburg, Guernsey)
  m. ?? (of the family of Jordan de Lucy or de Barneville, Sn de Fief)
  A. Matthieu de Sausmarais of Jerburg, Sn (a 1267)
  m. Alice de St. Remy
  i. Matthieu de Sausmarez of Jerburg, Sn (a 1299, 1330)
  a. Nicolas de Sausmarez, Sn
  m. Avice de St. Martin presumed parents of ...
  (1) Collin de Sausmarez, Sn (a 1390) presumed father of ...
  (A) Nicolas de Sausmarez, Sn (a 1438, Jurat) possibly father of ...
  (i) Nicolas de Sausmarez, Sn (a 1469)
  m. Collnette Henry
  (a) Thomas de Sausmarez, Sn
  ((1)) Thomas de Sausmarez, Sn (b c1499, a 1520)
  m. Isabel d'Yscart
  ((A)) George de Sausmarez, Sn (dsp)
  m. Collette Baudouin
  ((B)) Judith de Sausmarez
  m. John Andros
BP1934 reports that Judith "succeeded in the Seigneurie" and that "It remained in the Andros family until 1748" when it was purchased by John de Sausmarez (see ## below).
  ((2)) Michel de Sausmarez
  m. Colliche Fouaschim
  ((A)) Nicolas de Sausmarez (d 1583)
  m. Anne de la Marche
  ((i)) Jean de Sausmarez - continued below
  BP1934 does not make it certain that this Jean, the elder son of Nicolas, was the Jean (m. Marguerite) with whom it continues the pedigree after the above George (dsp). However, the dates are consistent with that and that seems reasonable to assume.
  m. Marguerite Guille (dau of Jacque Guille (bailiff))
  ((ii)) Matthieu de Sausmarez
  ((B))+ other issue - John, 7 daughters
  ((3)) William de Sausmarez (dsp)
  ii. Johanna de Sausmarais
  iii. Phillippa de Sausmarais
  m. Jean de Barentyn, Sn de Samarés



Jean de Sausmarez - continued above
m. Marguerite Guille (dau of Jacque Guille (bailiff))
1. Thomas de Sausmarez (b 1573)
  m. (1598) Rebecca Hancock of Poole
  A. Michel de Sausmarez (b 1599)
  m. (1623) Bertrame Fautrat
  i. Thomas de Sausmarez (b 1631)
  m. Marthe Nicholle
a. Michel de Sausmarez (b 1655)
  m. (1681) Charlotte Le Marchant
  (1) Matthew de Sausmarez of Guernsey (b 04.06.1685)
  m. Anne Durell (dau of John Durrell (Attorney General of Jersey))
  (A) John de Sausmarez, Sn de Sauzmarez (b 1706, d 1774, King's Procureur)
  In 1748, John bought the Seigneurie de Sausmarez from his distant cousin John Andros (see ## above).
m1. Martha de Lisle
  (i) Matthew de Sausmarez, Sn de Sauzmarez (dsp 1820)
  m2. Martha Le Marchant
  (ii) Thomas de Sausmarez, Sn de Sauzmarez (d 1837, Attorney General of Guernsey) had issue
  m1. (sp?) Martha Dobree
  m2. Catherine de Havilland (dau of Sir Peter de Havilland (bailiff))
  A grrandson, Sir Havilland Walter de Sausmarez, eho was (amongst other things) a senior judge overseas for many years, was created a Baronet in 1928.
  (B) Matthew Saumarez (b 10.10.1718, d 03.1778, 4th son)
  m1. Susannah Dumaresq (dau of Thomas Dumaresq of Jersey)
  (i) Susannah Saumarez
m. Henry Brock of Jersey
  m2. Carteret le Marchant (dau of James le Marchant)
  (ii) John Saumarez (b 1755, d 02.02.1832, 2nd son)
  m. Judith Brock (dau of William Brock)
  (iii) James Saumarez, 1st Baron de Saumarez (b 11.03.1757, d 09.10.1836, Admiral)
m. (27.10.1788) Martha Le Marchant (d 17.04.1849, dau/heir of Thomas Le Marchant of Guerney)
  (a) James Saumarez, 2nd Baron de Saumarez (b 09.10.1789, dsp 09.04.1863, rector in Yorkshire)
  m. (05.10.1814) Mary Lechmere (d 05.1849, dau of Vice Admiral _ Lechmere of Steeple Aston, niece of Sir john Dashwood King, 3rd Bart of West Wycombe)
  (b) Thomas Le Marchant Saumarez (b 30.10.1803, dsp 04.07.1834)
  m. (01.10.1829) Catherine Spencer A(licia) Beresford Vassall (dau of Lt. Colonel Spencer Vassall, m2. Rev. Eardley Wilmot Marshall of Bury)
  (c) John Saumarez, 3rd Baron de Saumarez (b 28.05.1806, d 08.01.1891, Colonel) had issue
  m1. (02.07.1838) Caroline Esher Rhodes (d 15.07.1846, dau of William Rhodes of Kirskill & Bramhope Hall)
  m2. (13.04.1850) Margaret Antoinette Northey (d 10.05.1904, dau of William Richard Hopkyns Northey of Oving Hosue)
  (d) Amelia Saumarez (b c1800, d 07.12.1838)
  m. (08.09.1822) William Young Herries of Spottes
(e)+ other issue - Mary Dobree (d unm 1812), Carteret (d 1814), Martha Harriet (d 20.01.1848)
  (iv) Sir Thomas Saumarez (b 01.07.1760, dsp 04.03.1845, General)
  m. Harriet Brock (d 18.02.1858, dau of William Brock)
  (v) Richard Saumarez of Newington, Surrey (d 27.01.1835, surgeon) had issue
  m1. (09.01.1786) Martha le Mesurier (dau of John le Mesurier)
  m2. (29.05.1804) Elizabeth (a 1825, widow of Joseph Hetherington of Brinkburn)
  (vi) Anne Saumarez d 09.02.1846)
  m. (22.12.1782) Isaac Dobree
  (vii) Charlotte Saumarez
  m. Nicholas Dobree (rector of St. Mary-de-Castro)
  (viii) Carteret Saumarez
  m. Peter Lihou
  (ix)+ other issue - Philip (d unm, RN), Nicholas (had issue), Mary (b c1768, d 08.01.1865)
  (C) Thomas Saumarez (b 20.04.1720, dsp 1764, Captain RN)
  m. Catherine Mountstevens
  (D) Anne Saumarez
  m. Philip Dumaresq
  (E) Elizabeth Saumarez
  m. George Durell (Captain RN)
  (F) Madeleine Saumarez
  m. Philip Durell (Admiral)
  (G)+ other issue - son (d infant), Philip (b 17.10.1710, d 14.10.1747, Captain RN)
  (2)+ daughters
  b.+ daughters
  ii.+ daughters
2.+ daughters

Main source(s): BP1934 ('De Saumerez')
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