From the Bere Regis village website:
1614-1664 Robert Sexey occurs in the rates until 1657 and in the 1662-4 hearth tax returns he was required to pay tax on 4 hearths, indicating a sizeable building by 17th century village standards. The period was probably covered by a father and son of the same name as "Robert son of Robert Sexey" was baptised on 7 April 1619, and two Robert Sexey's, senior and junior, occur in the 1641 protestation returns. The 1614 rate entry reads "Robert Sexey for John Dawe his tenement" and could refer to the John Daw who occurs in the 1542 muster roll and whose name is carved as a churchwarden on one of the church pews. Robert Sexey is named as an innkeeper in the account for 1632.
1678-1690 Andrew Sexey, presumably a son of Robert, occurs in the rates, and as an innkeeper in the accounts, and succeeded as licensee at some time between 1664 and 1678. It is significant that in those years when the Crown is referred to by name, Andrew Sexey is not, and vice versa.1691-1698 Elizabeth Sexey, widow occurs as ratepayer and as an innkeeper in the accounts.
Robert Sexey was buried at Bere Regis in 1666. Mary died in either 1667 or 1672.
The following were baptised in Bere Regis as the children of Robert (and variants) Sexey:
- Anne Sexey, 1 February 1606
- Judith Sexey, 10 April 1614
- Johane Sexey, 2 February 1616
- Robert Sexey, 7 April 1619
- Johane Sexey, 30 July 1620
- Amye Sexey, 26 August 1627
Theres appears to have been another Sexey family in Bere Regis at the time. A Francis Sexey fathered Margaret, Thomas, Christian, Francis and Frances between 1617 and 1626.
|Offspring of Amy Sexey and Henry Burleigh (1619-)|
|John Burleigh (1654-1727)||March 1654 Turners Puddle, Dorset, England, United Kingdom||1727 Wareham, Dorset, England, United Kingdom||Jane Unknown (bef1690)|