Peasants to Puddles
My Family History - By Nicky Rowberry

The Wyans

Sarah Wyan was one of my 4 x great grandmothers. She was born in Horbling, Lincolnshire in 1788, the fourth known daughter of James Wyan & Hannah Patrick.

I know very little about the lives of my Wyans, but I have recently been told one lovely little snippet of information. A book of church band music, called "The Voice of Melody" was published in 1748 by William East. A copy of this book came into the possession of a William Wyan - we think this is the William born in 1733 in Horbling. Apparently there is an inscription in copperplate inside the front cover as follows:

William Wyan His Book
Birthorpe Anno Domini

William Wyan his my name
England his my nation
Birthorpe his my dwelling place
And Christ his my salvation

The book also apparently mentions a James Wyan - possibly William's younger brother. The village of Birthorpe mentioned is only a mile or so from Horbling where William was baptised, but there was apparently another William Wyan baptised in Sempringham in 1733. Sempringham is even closer to Birthorpe, so it may not be my William Wyan after all - we may never know!

The family tree below summarises what I know about the Wyan family. It is hopefully reasonably accurate, but much of the information I have used here has been gleaned from information on the Internet or from hard work kindly supplied by fellow Wyan researchers. As such, I have not had the chance to verify its accuracy. So if you do spot any errors, or any relatives, please feel free to E-mail me

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