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Surname Saturday – Sell (of Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire)

The first ancestor with this surname in my tree was Tempest Sell.  My ancestral line is

1 Lois Whimpey

2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009)
3 Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990)

6 Wilfred Palmer Marr (1892-1955)
7 Edith Meriden Docwra (1904-1948)

14 Harry Docwra (1866-1934)
15 Emily Alice Oliver (1877-1925)

28 Alfred Docwra (1824-1903)
29 Mary Scott (1830-1885)

56 Tempest Sell (1787-1861)
57 Jane Docwra (1800-1840)

Tempest Sell was christened 20 August 1787 at Basssingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England.  His parents were Simeon Sell and Edith Leete.

He married Sarah Docwra on 20 April 1813 at St Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England.  Tempest and Sarah had four children:

  • Simeon Sell (1813-1843)
  • Sarah Sell (1815-1872) There were two baptisms for Sarah Sell, daughter of Tempest and Sarah Sell: one on 14 May 1816 with a birth date of 19 May 1815, and the other on 17 Jul 1815. These two baptisms appear to be for the same child
  • Edith Fossey Sell (1817-1850)
  • Tempest Sell (1821-1863)

Sarah Sarah died 24 December 1821.  She was buried 30 December 1821 at Bassingbourn.

Tempest then had a base born child with Sarah’s sister Jane.

  • Alfred Docwra or Sell (1824-1905)

Tempest then married Sarah Willmott on 31 December 1829 at Bassingbourn, and they had a son

  • Charles Sell (1831-1862)

Tempest died 22 April 1861 at Bassingbourn.

112 Simeon Sell (1753-1822)
113 Edith Leete (1765-1798)

Simeon Sell was christened 16 April 1753 at Bassingbourn.  He married Edith Leete on 4 June 1781 at Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire, and they had 7 children:

  • Edith Fossey Sell (1783-1859)
  • Simeon Leete Sell (1785-1859)
  • Tempest Sell (1787-1861)
  • William Baker Sell (1790-1790)
  • Elizabeth Sell (1791-1864)
  • Ephraim Sell (1793-1830)
  • Charles Sell (1795-1795)

Simeon died 28 December 1822 and was buried 4 January 1823 at St Peter & St Paul Churchyard in Bassingbourn.

224 Tempest Sell (1714-1769)
225 Mary Leete (1726-?)

Tempest Sell was christened 17 January 1714 at Bassingbourn.  He first married Alice Dann on 15 September 1737 at Litlington, Cambridgeshire, and they had one child

  • Henry Sell (1739-1772).

Alice died in 1739, and was buried 3 September 1739 at Bassingbourn. Tempest then married Mary Leete on 24 September 1750 at Bassingbourn.  They had six children:

  • Mary Sell (1751-?)
  • Simeon Sell (1753-1822)
  • Mary Sell (1755-?)
  • Elizabeth Sell (1757-?)
  • Ann Sell (1759-?)
  • Henrietta (Hetty) Sell (1761-1799)

Tempest was buried 10 December 1769 at Bassingbourn.

448 Henry Sell (1684-?)
449 Bridget Tempest (1690-?)

Henry Sell was christened 21 February 1684 at Bassingbourn. He married Bridget Tempest on 21 January 1710 at Bassingbourn, and they had 2 sons

  • Tempest Sell (1712-1713)
  • Tempest Sell (1714-1769)

I have not found a burial record for Henry

896 John Sell (1644-1726)
897 Margaret Nightingale (ca. 1650-1719)

John was christened 25 January 1644 at Basssingbourn.  He first married Dinah Baker some time before 1668, and they had 3 children:

  • William Sell (1668-1668)
  • John Sell (1669-?)
  • Robert Sell (1671-1672)

Dinah died in 1673 and was buried 7 November 1673 at Bassingbourn. John then married Margaret Nightingale on 5 July 1675 at Bassingbourn, and they had 14 children:

  • William Sell (1676-?)
  • Mary Sell (1678-1678)
  • Mary Sell (1679-?)
  • Robert Sell (1681-1681)
  • Thomas Sell (1682-?)
  • Henry Sell (1684-?)
  • Robert Sell (1685-1685)
  • Ralph Sell (1687-1687)
  • James Sell (1690-1690)
  • John Sell (1692-?)
  • Elizabeth Sell (1693-1698)
  • Robert Sell (1695-1695)
  • Joseph Sell (1697-1697)
  • Benjamin Sell (1697-1697)

John was buried 25 October 1726 at Bassingbourn.

1792 William Sell (ca. 1620-1669)
1793 Winifred Jefferson (1621-1682)

William Sell was born about 1620.  He married Winifred Jefferson on 11 April 1644 at Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire, and they had 8 children:

  • John Sell (1644-1726)
  • Mary Sell (1646-?)
  • William Sell (1647-1655)
  • Henry Sell (1650-?)
  • Marcy Sell (1652-1715)
  • William Sell (1656-?)
  • Nathaniell Sell (1659-?)
  • William Sell (1663-?)

William was buried 19 September 1669 at Bassingbourn.

At this stage, I haven’t been able to trace the family back further than William Sell.

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