Sargissons of Hogsthorpe, Lincolnshire and USA

This tree starts with Thomas Sargesonne whose son William was born about 1580 and was buried in Hogsthorpe in 1626. Parish records for this period do exist but are probably incomplete so I’ve been unable to find much information about Thomas other than for this one son. I suspect there may be others. This is the Descendants of Thomas Sargesonne report. It runs to 12 generations and the early records certainly give a sense of how the surname developed from Sargesonne to the more usual Sargisson which the majority of the family members adopted later.

While the family largely stayed in Lincolnshire in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, some members emigrated to the USA. A particular example of this is Payne Sargisson (1861-1922) who took his family to Iowa in the US in the late 19th century where he met and married his wife Ella Hawkins Paul (1866-1914). Together they had at least nine children, some of whom continued to live in Iowa and others moved further afield within the USA.

The family who remained in the UK were mostly either farmers or working as drapers. One notable exception though was Conrad Sidney Sargisson (1852-1916) who was a Wesleyan Minister who moved around the South East of England with his family. Conrad’s father George Sargisson (1824-1884) was a veterinary surgeon who had been born in Hogsthorpe, Lincolnshire and then also lived in different places, as traced through UK census records. George’s brother Henry (1812-1898) was a master tailor and draper who continued to live in Hogsthorpe until his death. He left £368 10s 10d to his son Alfred who was also a tailor.

Whilst I make every effort to check the source records carefully, I am conscious that mistakes can creep in. Do please contact me if you have any information which can help me improve these trees.