Stephen Sayre

???? - 1818


London banker and accused American Revolutionary conspirator. Stephen Sayre and Bartholomew Coote Purdon were party to an indenture of 24 and 25/03/1775 with John Williams of Wimpole Street and Charles Best of the Crescent, Minories under which Best was assigned the mortgage entered into by Williams with Sayre and Purdon over Williams' estates and enslaved people on Nevis securing Williams' debt to them of over £15,000. In turn Sayre and Purdon were indebted to Charles Best for £7000.


Common Records 1776-1777, British Library, EAP794/1/1/16, pp. 1-21 and 343-4. Stephen Sayre is the subject of a biography, John Richard Alden, Stephen Sayre: American Revolutionary Adventurer (LSU Press, 1999).

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Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1775 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1775 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

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