I have attempted to link up the early Saxbys in Yapton with those in Slindon. It is possible that the John Saxbee who settled in Yapton was instead the son of Richard Saxbee and also the father of William and Charles although I have found baptism records for either, in Yapton or elsewhere. Can you help? Susan Martin firstname.lastname@example.org
John Saxbee/Saxby buried 10/3/1799 Yapton (no age given) and Sarah buried 30/3/1821 from the poor house.Yapton aged 81. (Therefore born about 1739) John may well have been the son of William Saxby, cordwainer in Slindon baptised 30/4/1729.
Mary Saxbee bapt 31/7/1759 Slindon bur 9/6/1762 Yapton
Elizabeth Saxbee bapt 26/8/1761 Yapton bur 24/8/1762 Yapton
John Saxbee buried 5/8/1763 Yapton (no baptism)
Thomas Saxbee bapt 21/4/1765 Yapton bur 21/51774 Yapton (as Saxbey, son of John)
John Saxbee bapt 30/8/1767 Yapton
Sarah Saxbee bapt 15/3/1778 Yapton
Rhoda bapt 10/3/1782 Yapton
Son of John and Sarah Saxbee
John Sacksby (Saxby) son of John and Sarah baptised 30/8/1767 Yapton married Mary Carpenter at Yapton 29th January 1788. (SMI), John buried 8/6/1855 Rumboldswyke as John Saxbee. Mary was baptised 23/6/1765 Barnham daughter of William and Olif (Olive) Carpenter. William Carpenter a labourer. Mary was buried 30/12/1842 Yapton aged 77
Olif (olive) Saxby 13/7/1788 buried 22/3/1805 Yapton
Thomas bapt 23/5/1790 Yapton (possibly buried 4/11/1790 Yapton but this wasn’t recorded as an infant’s death)
Rhoda Saxby bapt 17/8/1794 Yapton married 5/2/1825 All Saints Chichester William Denyer
Charles Saxby bapt 25/12/1796 Yapton
William Saxby bapt 21/4/1799 Yapton
Sarah Saxby bapt 27/5/1804 (twin) Sarah buried 25/4/1805
Catherine Saxby bapt 27/5/1804 twin
1841 census: Residing Yapton. John Saxby 70 and Mary 75 and John Chapman 15 ag lab with them
1851 census: John born about 1768 in Yapton residing Whyke Street, Rumboldswhyke with daughter Rhoda Denyer aged 55 and William Denyer 57. He was a farmer of 43 acres employing one boy.
Sons of John and Mary Saxbee
William Saxbee bapt 21/4/1799 son of John and Mary Saxby married 26/2/1822 Boxgrove Mary Ann Howard. William was buried 26/9/1824 Yapton aged 25.
Robert baptised 29/3/1823 Yapton buried 17/12/1823 Yapton aged 13 months
John baptised 6/1/1824 Yapton buried 12/12/1824 Boxgrove aged 11 months
1823 and 1824: On baptism register William described as a labourer
There were also two other Saxby families in Yapton in the early 19th century
Charles Saxby buried Yapton 22/9/1833 aged 59 (b 1773) could possibly be the son of John Saxby, left money in the will of his uncle Robert Saxby. He married 5/8/1813 Yapton Hannah Nash, widow. Hannah was possibly buried 9/2/1824 Yapton aged 53
21/11/1840 Yapton from Havant aged 71
William Saxby bur 25/6/1830 Yapton aged 59 (therefore born about 1770) and Hannah. William married Hannah Carpenter 6/6/1805. She was possibly baptised 29/11/1771 Pagham daughter of Francis and Ann Carpenter and possibly buried 9/2/1824 Yapton aged 53 or bur 21/11/1840 Yapton aged 71from Havant
William could possibly be the Nephew William son of brother John mentioned in the will of Robert Saxby of Slindon, and left £10.
William and Hannah’s children
Harriet Saxby 3/7/1806
James Saxby 18/12/1808 buried 4/7/1850 Yapton married Martha Napper 24/6/1837 Pulborough. Martha baptised 23/12/1821 daughter of Richard and Mary Napper. Martha remarried 18/8/1852 Chichester James Peay.
1841 census: residing Yapton. Occupation: agricultural labourer.
Sarah Saxby baptised 5/9/1813 bur 5/8/1814 Yapton aged 12months
William Saxby baptised 24/2/1811 buried 17/1/1872 Yapton from Westhampnett Union aged 61. Ann buried 24/10/1852 aged 40
1851 census: William born 1811 Drove Lane aged 40 and Ann 37 ag lab Bignor step son George Mills 12 ploughboy Harriet 9, Emma 7 William James 5
1861 census: 1861 widower William a lodger and with him son William 15, farm boy
1871 census: Inmate Westhampnett Union workhouse
Children of William and Ann Saxby
William James Saxbee
Baptised: 10/3/1846 Yapton
Died: 1928 Westhampnett district
Married: 1875 Pagham
Spouse: Ellen Farrow
Baptised: 1/12/1844 Pagham from Nyetimber
Parents: Charles and Barbara Farrow
Buried: 18/6/1882 Pagham from Nyetimber brought from Climping
Married: 9/12/1883 Pagham
Spouse: Lucy Welch, widow
Died: 1912 Westhanpnett district
Children: George Saxby baptised 5/12/1875 Pagham from Nyetimber
William Saxby baptised 11/3/1877 Pagham from Nyteimber
1861 census: He and his father in lodgings, Yapton. Occupation: agricultural labourer
1871 census: In lodgings Nyetimber. Occupation: agricultural labourer
1881 census: Residing Climping. Occupation: agricultural labourer
1891 census: Residing Manor Farm, Appledram. Occupation: agricultural labourer
1901 census: Residing Manor Farm, Appledram. Occupation: foreman on farm
1911 census: Residing Manor Farm, Appledram. Occupation: farm bailiff. Housekeeper Emma Swain 52 with them. Lucy had four children, all living
Charles Saxby baptised 26/12/1796 son of John Saxby and Mary Carpenter married first 13/4/1819 Mary Gudger baptised 1/2/1795 Felpham daughter of James and Mary Goodyer. She was buried 16/12/1823 Climping aged 27 and second Charlotte Carver 7/5/1831 Binstead . He from Littlehampton. Emily baptised 6/5/1820 Climping and Mary Ann aged 1 21/2/1834.
At time of his emigration in 1837 he was ‘a farming man, husbandman “for employment”.at time of marriage a widower from Littlehampton. Assistance from Richard Prime and the parish’. Husbandman on baptism of Emily, labourer on baptism of Mary Ann
Charles and Mary had had a son John baptised in 15/11/1821 Climping and buried 2/9/1922 Climping aged 9 months
1851 Canadian census gives Charles and Mrs Saxby living in Paris, Brant County, Canada West (Ontario). Their religion is Episcopalian i.e. Anglican. Mary Ann is with them aged 16, and five more children John 13, Margaret 12, Lucy Jean 9, William Henry 7, Caroline 5 and Charles Alfred 2. Death records only start 1869 and as I haven’t found one for Charlotte I assume she died before then. Charles on 21/7/1869 Bruce Ontario from inflammation of the lungs. His occupation given was farmer and on the 1870 census his son John was a farmer too, possibly on the same land? Charles is buried in Southampton (pioneer) cemetery, Bruce, Ontarion and there is a headstone to him (on www.findagrave.com). As I am concentrating on Saxbys born or living in Yapton I haven’t followed up the children born in Canada.
Emily married William Anscombe another English migrant on 1 November 1845. William died of old age on 15th June 1902 aged 92. On the 1851 they were living Paris, brant County and William was a mason. On the 1881 census they were living Walsingham, Norfolk South, Ontario. He was a Methodist minister.