William Sargent, the immigrant ancestor, was born in England, about 1600. The latest investigation points to the probability that he was theWilliam Sargent who was baptized in the Abbey Church, Bath, England, June 28, 1606, son of Richard and Katherine (Stevens) Sargent. There is a tradition that William was born in 1602. As the father-in-law of Sargent, Quartermaster John Perkins, came from Bath, it is probable that this record belongs to the immigrant, William Sargent, of Salisbury, Massachusetts.
children of william and elizabeth
In 1669, either William or his son William was sued for slander by neighbor George Martin. The two families obviously did not get along. George claimed that on 13 April William Sargent called his wife, Susanna, a witch. George also sued William's son Thomas for saying that his son George was a bastard and that Richard Martin was Goodwife Martin's "Imp". It may sound silly to us today but, Susanna North Martin was hanged on 19 July 1692 for witchcraft. George Martin is my 9th great grandfather, Susanna his second wife, was stepmother to my 8th great grandmother Hannah. 
my Sargent ancestry through three of their children: