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 This article was originally published in the March 2012 edition of Soul Search, the journal of The Sole Society

Was one of your ancestors an alumni of Cambridge? 
The following are extracts from
Alumni Cantabrigiensis to 1751.  There will be more Cambridge Alumni  in the next edition.

Edward Saul
of Lincolnshire.
adm sizar at Emmanuel 3 November 1659, matric 1659, BA 1663, signs for deacon's orders (London) 18 September 1663, c. of Bassingthorpe, Lincolnshire.

Robert Saul
of Lincolnshire
adm sizar at Queens' 13 June 1622, migrated to Emmanuel October 1622, matric 1623, BA 1626/27, MA 1634.

Walter Saule
scholar at Kings Hall, adm 3 December 1361, promoted to a benefice 1387.

William Sawell
son of William, of Gerrans, Cornwall.
Adm at Pembroke 1 July 1674, previously matric (St Alban Hall, Oxford) 4 July 1673 aged 18, matric 1677, BA 1677/78, MA 1705 (Lit Reg), had served abroad as chaplain in the army, r. of Walton, Buckinghamshire 1695-1711, v. of Cholsey, Buckinghamshire 1705.

Gabriel Saywell
of Middlesex, father of James, John, Samuel and William.
Adm pens at Emmanuel 18 May 1629, matric 1629, BA  1632/33, MA 1636, ord deacon (Peterb.) 24 September 1637, priest 20 May 1638, r. of Pentridge, Dorset 1640-58, died 1658.

John Saywell
son of Gabriel of Pentridge, Dorset, brother of James, Samuel and William.
matric (Wadham College, Oxford) 21 February 1661/62 aged 16, BA (Oxford) 1665, MA 1668, v. of East Grinstead, Sussex 1671, Canon of Chichester 1672, r. of Downham, Cambridgeshire 1677, r. of Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire 1689-94, DD from Jesus 1686, died 13 March 1693/94.

Samuel Saywell
son of Gabriel of Pentridge, Dorset, born there, school Cranborne, brother of James, John and William.
adm sizar at St John's 5 April 1666 aged 14, matric 1667, BA 1669/70, fellow 1671-85, MA 1673, ord priest (Ely) 18 September 1675, v. of Hauxton and Newton, Cambridgeshire 1676, incorp at Oxford 1677, v. of Willingham 1679-1709, BD 1680, r. of Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire 1684-1709, author, sermons, died 1709.

James Saywell
son of Gabriel, of Pentridge, Dorset, born there, brother of John, Samuel and William.
Adm sizar at St John's 4 July 1673 aged 16, matric 1673.

Thomas Saywell or Sayvill
of Byfield, Northamptonshire, scholar from Eton
adm at King's 25 August 1598 aged 16, matric 1598, BA 1601/02, fellow 1601-05, died in college.

William Saywell
brother of James (1673), son of Gabriel (1629) deceased, r. of Pentridge, Dorset, born there 1643, school Cranborne (Mr Johnson).
Adm sizar at St John's 3 October 1659 aged 16, matric 1659, BA 1663/64, MA 1667, DD 1679, Master of Jesus 1679-1701, Vice-Chancellor 1685-86, incorp at Oxford 1669, Chaplain to Bishop Gunning, r. of Birdham, Sussex 1672, v. of Pevensey 1672, Preb of Chichester 1672-75, Chancellor 1672-1701, r. of Downham 1677, r. of Willingham, Cambridgeshire 1679, Canon of Ely 1679-1701, Archdeacon 1681-1701, author of Latin verse and controversial treatises, died in London 9 June 1701, buried in the College Chapel.

Cuthbert Sewell
son of Joseph, tax collector of Cumberland, born at Carlisle, school Sedbergh.
adm pens at St John's 2 July 1726 aged 17, matric 1726, BA 1729/30, MA 1733, ord deacon (Lincoln) 22 February 1729/30, chaplain in the navy 1730, r. of Southery, Norfolk 1738-87, v. of Middleton 1743-58, r. of Gunthorpe 1758-87, r. of Bale 1758, buried at Holy Trinity, Chester 4 November 1787.

David Sewell
son of Matthew, blacksmith of East Dereham, Norfolk, school East Dereham (Mr Rising).
adm sizar at Caius 14 July 1615 aged 17, matric 1615.

Edward Sewell
of Caldbeck, Cumberland.
matric sizar from Trinity Easter 1574, BA 1577/78, MA 1581, ord deacon (Carlisle) 8 April 1582.