Died in Blessington in 1734. We think we are descended from his son John but are not sure.
The Sargents came to Ireland in 1668 from St Margaret’s, Cambridge, England, to teach in the Iremonger School at Blessington, County Wicklow. The first papers I have are a Deed of Tenancy renewed January 1, 1701, as issued in 1668, and renewed in 1801 and in 1901. We were tenants on the Downshire Estate, the title of the Hill family. William was also Church Sexton, which involved the distribution to various charities, for which he received eight pounds and four shillings, as is mentioned in the church book several times as payment of arrears to him.
source is William Gyves "The Sargent Tribe"
|Date of Death||1st Jan 1794|