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Norton, a parish in the hundred of Faversham, lathe of Scray, county of Kent, 3¼ miles west of Faversham…The living is a rectory in the archdeaconry and diocese of Canterbury… in the patronage of the Bishop of Rochester. (Lewis, 1830)
1590 SARE or SAYER, ADY, Matric. pens. from Jesus College, Cambridge University, c. 1590. S. and h. of Thomas, of Lenham, Kent (and Joanna, dau. of John ADY). B.A. 1593-4. Adm. at the Norton gentleman: Paulescray, parcel of the manor of Paulinscray: Kent (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue - E Series - record not yet acquired)
Ady SARE married Sarah, ARCHDALE, daughter of Thomas and Mary CLIFTON Archdale of St. Antholin Budge Row and St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, London. The 1609-11 will of Thomas ARCHDALE of Aldermanbury names daughter, Sarah SARE, grandchildren, Sarah, Jane and Thomas SARE and "My son in law Ady SARE of the Inner Temple London, Esquire." It also includes a bequest to the poor "of the parish of Norton in Kent" (Ady and Sarah are also listed in the Harleian Visitations of London, 1633-5. The Kent Visitations have not yet been researched).

The Archdale Memoirs refer to "Ady SARE of Provendery" [sic], but do not include a source, nor identify its location; however, it was apparently in Norton; i.e., according to The Barham Family, one Robert BARHAM of Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, s/o "Thomas BARHAM and "Mildred dau of Thomas FRANCKELYN of East Sutton Kent and sister to John FRANCKELYN of Charte (Kent)," married 1593/4, Canterbury, Kent, Susana SARE, their marriage record stating "by license 7 Jan 1595 Susanna dau of Thomas SHARE of Provender in Norton, Gentleman." (Note that Ady's daughter, Sarah, was apparently a.k.a. Susannah - See both the 1629 will of her cousin, William COMBE, fellow, Orion College University, and the 1650 will of her aunt, Barbara ARCHDALE Palmer of Wanlip, Leicester).

Ady SARES was apparently still alive in 1631 when named in the Wheatley, Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire will of Abraham ARCHDALE; however, according to PRO WARD 7/69/96, there are records of a ()Court of Ward and Liveries Post Mortem Inquisition for "Ady SARE, Kent" in 21 Jas I. [ca 1624]

See also the 28 Jan 1639 Faversham, Kent, marriage of Ady's son, Archdale SAYER, to Bennett(?) HILTON. The latter and his son, John, are named in the 1650 Wanlip, Leicestershire will of Archdale's aunt, Barbara ARCHDALE Palmer. Also note that Norton Parish lies only four miles west of Sittingbourne Parish, Kent, birthplace of John CATLETT, third husband of Elizabeth UNDERWOOD, sister in law of Elizabeth, wife of (1) Unknown UNDERWOOD; (2) Col. William UNDERWOOD; and (3) Archdale COMBE of Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, the Virginia parish having been named by CATLETT after his birthplace. Archdale COMBE may have been (research in progress) the great-grandson of the above Thomas ARCHDALE.

Re Robert and Susanna SARE Barham, note that The Barham Family reports that Robert BARHAM the younger married 1 Aug 1620, Katherine FILMER, d/o Sir Edward and Elizabeth FILMER of East Sutton, Kent. Other records (to be added shortly) indicate that Elizabeth was the d/o Richard and Mary SCOTT Argall,that Mary SCOTT was the sister of Charles SCOTT of Egerton,Kent, father of Deborah who married William FLEET (s/o William and Katherine HONEYWOOD Fleet), parents of Henry FLEET whose land was adjacent to that of the above-noted Archdale COMBE of Old Rappa County, Virginia. In her 1651/2 Westminster will, Deborah FLEET bequeathed "All goods to my cousins Sir Robert FILMER & Sir Edward FILMER, both of East Sutton, Kent, knights, & they to be ex'ors, towards payment of such sums as sd. Sir R. FILMER lent me & my son Henry FLEETE towards the recovering of my sd. son of a great sickness & for furnishing him with provisions & necessaries for his last voyage to Virginia." See also Fleet Connections.

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