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Sarah Joyne was the daughter of John Tankred and Sarah Smart. At the time of her father's death Sarah was six years of age and her siblings were near her age as well. Furthermore Sarah's mother was expecting the birth of a child. There was only one person she could turn to and that was her uncle Col John Stringer Her late husband had no relations. John Tankred came from Yorkshire as a boy. Sarah Tankred;s mother, Mary Stringer, widow of Lt. Col William Andrews, had died in 1660. William Smart had returned to Gloucestershire, England.
Will of John Stringer, son of Capt Hillary Stringer and Mary Andrews, 9 April 1698 proved 28 July 1698, Orders, Wills, XVII,1689-1698, page 487, Northampton Co, Gent., to my cozen and godson John Willett. Mentions brothers Hillary, Thomas, and Jacob, sisters Ann Willett and Mary Stringer, to 'my cousin William Tankred, to my cozen Sarah Tankred, to my brother, William Willett, my loving wife, Margaret, Exec.
Col John Stringer had taken over the care of Sarah Smart in 1660 when Mary Smart had died and William Smart returned to England. It had to be Hillary Stringer son of Col John that can]me to Sarah Tankred's house, the same house his father had lived in.
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