I said a while back that I would tell you about my Great-great-great Grandmother, well here she is, my Great-great-great Grandma Sarah.
Sarah was born in 1905 in a little Cambridgeshire village. She married my Great-great-great Grandpa, John, on the Christmas Day of 1821. They had 12 children !
After Grandpa John died in 1875 she moved to live with her youngest daughter, as was often the case, in Sheffield, where she lived to the grand old age of 94.
She died of the shock from a fractured thigh, an inquest found that this was sustained accidentally. Imagine how much living she managed to squeeze into her 94 years, quite an achievement in itself at the time she was living, how many marriages, births and deaths she would have seen, how much gossip she would have shared with friends and family, the scandals and the grand occasions she would have seen, and imagine how much fun I had finding out about it all.
This photo was shared with me via e-mail from a lady who has it in a box underneath her bed in Australia. I’ve since lost touch with her but she gave me permission to share it, thanks again Sally.
More from before : Fun, facts, and juicy bits from my “Family tree“.