m. 19 Jul 1742
Facts and Events
Barzillai Savage was baptised on 10th March 1745/6 at the village of Houghton in Hampshire. He was the second of nine children of a couple named John Savage and Elizabeth Wiltshire. His unusual name is biblical - Barzillai was a servant of King David. Curiously, Barzillai was the only one of the nine children with such an unusual name. The family stayed in Houghton until after 1759, when Barzillai's youngest sibling, James, was baptised there. However, they then appear to have moved away - the only one of the family to be buried in Houghton was Barzillai's sister Elizabeth who died aged two in 1752.
By 1782, Barzillai was living in the city of Winchester, the ancient county town of Hampshire and one-time capital of England. He married at St Lawrence's Church in the centre of the city on 21st April 1782, when he was 35. His bride was Sarah Parker who was about 28. We know she was from England but not Hampshire, but have no evidence as to which of the other 38 counties of England she might have been from. The couple's first child was born seven months after their marriage. Over the course of the 13 years immediately after their marriage they had nine children, all baptised in Winchester.
In 1808, aged 62, Barzillai died and was buried at St Maurice's Church in the city. Sarah outlived him by nearly 34 years - when she died in 1842, aged 87, she was described as the widow of Barzillai Savage, labourer.