Stephen Sayre (1736-1818)
Stephen Sayre, of Long Island & London; Sheriff of the City of London
Sayre was the charismatic merchant adventurer who came from New York to England, where he became close friends with Thomas Jefferson. He lived on Oxford Street in London and was appointed a Sheriff of the City of London under his friend, John Wilkes. After the American Revolution it emerged that he had hatched a plot to kidnap King George III and have him returned to Hanover!
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 03/01/2019 and last updated on 26/11/2020.