The Haysman family...


Alternate spellings of the name Haysman may include : Hasmer, Haysmer, Osmer,

The Haysman family may have lived in Kent since after the Battle of Hastings (1066 A.D.). Duke William of Normandy is reported to have granted lands to those who distinguished themselves during this time.

The name is likely derived from an Old English word "haye", meaning "fence, enclosure or hedge", or perhaps "high, tall".


Sarah Haysman was born August 18, 1786, in Kent, the county immediately to the east of Surrey.

Her parents were ________ and _________.

Joseph Longhurst was born November 30, 1789, in Dorking Capel Surrey England.

His parents were John Longhurst (Jr.) and Mary Wheeler.

Sarah and Joseph lived in Dorking. Joseph was a carpenter.

Joseph and Sarah were married on January 1, 1809, in Edenbridge Kent England. They had nine children: George (born 1809, died 1865), Charles (born c1811, died 1892), John (born c1813), James (Sr.) (born July 7,1816), Anne (born c1819), Frederick (born c1821), Carolyn (born c1827), Hester (born c1831, died 1832 during the journey to Canada), and Jesse Isaac (born 1834).

(Follow this link to see more information on Joseph and Sarah (Haysman) Longhurst...)

Sarah died March 11, 1863. Joseph died September 7, 1877.

Sarah is buried with her husband in Avonbank Presbyterian Cemetery, in Avonbank, Perth County, Ontario. (See more details on the page mentioned above.)

Note the variation in spelling if searching for further records... LANGHURST Sarah Avonbank Presbyterian Perth Downie PH-806-9. At first it was thought that the computer record was incorrect, but the stone actually says "Langhurst".


Note : for a while it was thought that Sarah's last name was Hosmer. The document below, documenting the marriage of Joseph Longhurst and Sarah Haysman, has lead to the changing of material presented at this site, as of June 15, 2006.

Record of marriage between Joseph Longhurst and Sarah Haysman.


As read and interpreted by researcher Dawn Shilcock. (dawn dot shilcock at virgin dot net).

Banns of Marriage between Joseph Longhurst Batchelor and Sarah Haysman Spinster,

were published Nov 27th, Dec 4th & 11th 1808 by me Thos Hayton, Curate

Joseph Longhurst of this Parish Batchelor

and Sarah Haysman of this Parish Spinster

Married in this Church by Banns

this first Day of January in the Year One Thousand

Eight Hundred and nine by me Thos. Hayton Curate

This Marriage was solemnized between Us

Joseph Longhurst X his mark

Sarah Haysman X her mark

In the presence of Stephen Haysman X (his mark)

Willm Saxby Parish Clerk


Banns of Marriage

"Banns", an Old English tradition, are announcements of an intended marriage, publicly made to allow anyone to contest or protest the marriage. According to the document above, the banns were published thrice, and the marriage took place on January 1, 1809. The parish name, Edenbridge, appears in the entry No. 315 at the top of this same page.

Since Joseph, Sarah and the witness Stephen Haysman all signed with an "X", it can be presumed that they were illiterate. This would mean that neither Joseph nor Sarah could likely check any data written into any public documents (censuses, etc.).

This is the original scan from which the excerpt (above) was taken. Click to enlarge...


How this family connects...

The generations to present include :

Joseph LONGHURST / Sarah Haysman

James LONGHURST / Flora MACDONALD

Archibald John LONGHURST / Mary Martha LOOKER

Archibald Walter LONGHURST / Fannie Esther BURTON

Archibald Thomas LONGHURST / Lulu SQUIRES

Alfred Thomas Burton LONGHURST / Theresa Mary BURKE


This file last modified 3/15/2016...

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