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Sarah Marshall

1838 - 1893


Sarah's signature at the time of her first marriage in 1859 (11)

Father John Marshall
Mother Jane Fearn
1st Husband Thomas Furniss
2nd Husband Charles Ellwood
Children Anthony, Ellen, Alice, Thomas, James, Sarah Jane, Harriet, Mary Ann, Agnes, Ethel, Sarah Elizabeth


Sarah was born at Clarkes Yard, in Chesterfield, on 1st April 1838 (1), the second child of John and Jane, and baptised on 6th May (2). She had a brother John George 4 years older than her (3). The family left Chesterfield sometime after her baptism, and were in Elton, back where her parents had come from, by the census of June 1841 (4), a younger sister Jane having been born in 1840, but its not known where (3).

Her sister Amanda was born in November 1841 (5). It seems likely that her father was imprisoned for 6 months at about the same time, for poaching (along with her uncle Abraham). This probably wasn't his first conviction, nor his last.(3).

Her brother James was born in 1844 (6), but only lived for a few months (7). The following year her parents had another son, and he was also named James (8). A younger sister Lavinia was born in 1847 (9), and then sometime over the next 3 or 4 years the family moved to Litton Slack, where they were living at the time of the 1851 census (10). They didn't stay there too long though, as they were living in Bamford by the time her youngest brother John was born in 1852 (13)(24). Her parents briefly moved to Witney in Oxfordshire some time later in the decade (24), but it seems likely that Sarah didn't go with them, as she was living in Ashford by the time she married Thomas Furniss, a lead miner, in May 1859 (11).

They set up home in Great Longstone, and their eldest son Anthony, was born there later the same year (12). He only lived for about 2 years though (15), dying at around the same time that their first daughter Ellen was born (16) (and possibly after the birth of a younger brother given the same name! (14)). They had another daughter Alice in the summer of 1863 (17)(18)(24), then two sons, Thomas towards the end of 1865 (19), and James in 1867 (20). It was all daughters after this - Sarah Jane in 1870 (22), Harriet in 1872 (26), Mary Ann in 1874 (27), Agnes in 1875 (28) and finally Ethel in 1877 (29). Sarah's husband, Thomas, died shortly after Ethel's birth (30).

By the time of the 1881 census Sarah had become a grocer, which was probably one of her few options as a widow with 5 young children at home (31). However, this didn't last too long, as the following year she married Charles Ellwood (32), who was 8 years her junior, and within 6 months she had her last child, Sarah Elizabeth (33)(37).

At the time of the 1891 census, her grandson Arnold Brocklehurst was living with them (34), but its not clear whether this was a permanent arrangement or not, as his parents (Sarah's daughter Elizabeth, and her husband Ephraim) were apparently just visitng Ephraim's family in Sheldon on the same day, so its impossible to say where their regular abode was.

Sarah died on 13th January 1893, of a respiratory disease (35). Her husband Charles survived her by 25 years (36).


Brief details of her children:



Sources:

  1. Birth Certificate from Registration District of Chesterfield states:
    When and where born Name Sex  Name and surname of father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    First of
    April 1838
    at
    Clarkes yard
    Chesterfield
    Sarah Anne Girl John Marshall Jane
    Marshall
    formerly
    Fearn
    Railway
    Labourer
        x
    The mark of
    Jane Marshall
    Mother. Clarkes Yard
    Chesterfield
    Nineteenth
    of April
    1838
  2. Parish Register of St Mary & All Saints, Chesterfield contains the following baptism entry from 1838 :
    When baptised
    Childs Christian Name
    Parents Christian Name
    Parents Surname
    Abode
    Quality, Trade or Profession
    May
    6th
    Sarah
    Anne
    John
    Jane
    Marshall
    Chesterfield
    Excavator
  3. See her father's page for details.
  4. Census of 7th June 1841 reads:
    Place: Elton
    John Marshall 25 Miner Lead
    Jane Do 25  
    George Do 8  
    Sarah Do 3  
    Jane Do 10 months  
  5. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Novr
    28th
    [1841]
    Amanada John
    &
    Jane
    Marshall Elton Miner
  6. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Novr
    3rd
    [1844]
    James
    son of
    John
    &
    Jane
    Marshall Elton Miner
  7. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    James Marshall Elton Decr 23rd
    [1844]
    Inf
  8. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Novr
    16th
    [1845]
    James
    son of
    John
    &
    Jane
    Marshall Elton Miner
  9. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Aug
    15th
    [1847]
    Lavinia
    Dr of
    John
    &
    Jane
    Marshall Elton Miner
  10. Census of 30th March 1851 reads:
    Place: Town Street, Elton
    John Marshall Head Mar 40 Miner (Lead) Derby, Elton
    Jane Do Wife Mar 36 - - - wife Do Do
    George Do Son U 16 Spinner of Cotton Do Do
    Sarah Do Daur U 13 Do Do Do Do
    Jane Do Daur   11 Do Do Do Do
    Amanda Do Daur   9 Do Do Do Do
    James Do Son   6 - - - - - Do Do
    Lavinia Do Daur   3 - - - - - Do Do
    Mary Fearn [Lodger]   13 Spinner of Cotton Do Do
    Agnes Dale [???????] U 5 months - - - - - Do Do
  11. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    1859 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Bakewell in the County of Derby
    When married Name and Surname Age       Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage Father's name and Surname Rank or Profession of father
    May
    16th
    Thomas Furniss of full
    age
    Bachelor Miner Longstone Anthony Furniss Farmer
    Sarah Marshall of full
    age
    Spinster - Ashford John Marshall Miner
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns
    This Marriage was solemnised between us Thomas Furniss in the Presence of us William Furniss
    Sarah Marshall Ann Bennett
  12. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Dec
    18
    [1859]
    Anthony Thomas
    &
    Sarah
    Furniss Longstone Miner
  13. Census of 7th April 1861 reads:
    Place: Great Longstone
    Thomas Furniss Head Mar 30 [Lead Miner] [Derbyshire, Great Longstone]
    Sarah Do Wife Mar 23 --- Do, Chesterfield
    Anthony Son   1 --- Do, Gt Longstone
    James Birt Boarder Mar 31 Railway Lab Gloucestershire, Birkley
  14. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    July
    21
    [1861]
    Anthony Thomas
    &
    Sarah
    Furniss Longstone Miner
    However all other clues seem to indicate this could be an error, as they already had a son Anthony at the time, yet the baptism of their daughter Ellen cannot be found, so is this an error?
  15. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Anthony Furniss Longstone Nov 1
    [1861]
    2
  16. The census of 1871 (24) gives Ellen's age as 9. Her baptism hasn't been found, but the indexes to the registrations of births marriages and deaths, lists two birth registrations in the district of Bakewell that could be her, one in the 3rd quarter of 1861 and one in the 4th quarter.
  17. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Aug
    16
    [1863]
    Alice Thomas
    Sarah
    Furniss Longstone Miner
  18. N/A
  19. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Dec
    10
    [1865]
    Thomas Thomas
    &
    Sarah
    Furniss Longstone Miner
  20. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Augst
    11th
    [1867]
    James Thomas
    &
    Sarah
    Furniss Great
    Longstone
    Miner
  21. N/A
  22. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Jan
    2nd
    [1870]
    Sarah
    Jane
    Thomas
    &
    Sarah
    Furniss Longstone Miner
  23. N/A
  24. Census of 2nd April 1871 reads:
    Place: Great Longstone
    Thomas Furniss Head Mar 40 Lead Miner Derbysh, Gt Longstone
    Sarah Furniss Wife Mar 32   Do, Chesterfield
    Ellen Furniss Daur   9 Scholar Do, Gt Longstone
    Alice Furniss Daur   7 Do Do, Do
    Thomas Furniss Son   5 Do Do, Do
    James Furniss Son   3 Do Do, Do
    Sarah Furniss Daur   1 - Do, Do
  25. N/A
  26. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Septr
    29
    [1872]
    Harriet Thomas
    &
    Sarah
    Furniss Great
    Longstone
    Miner
  27. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    May
    31
    [1874]
    Mary
    Ann
    Thomas
    &
    Sarah
    Furniss Great
    Longstone
    Miner
  28. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    June
    11
    [1875]
    Agnes Thomas
    &
    Sarah
    Furniss Great
    Longstone
    Miner
  29. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Jany 13 [1878]
    born
    Novr
    Ethel Thomas
    &
    Sarah
    Furniss Great
    Longstone
    Labourer
    (deceased)
  30. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Thomas Furniss Great
    Longstone
    Janry
    8th
    [1878]
    46
  31. Census of 3rd April 1881 reads:
    Place: Grocer's Shop, Great Longctone
    Sarah Furniss Head W 44 Grocer [Derbyshire], Chesterfield
    Sarah Do Daur   11 Scholar Do, Gt Longstone
    Agnes Do Daur   5 Scholar Do, Do
    EdithEthel Do Daur   3   Do, Do
    Mary A Do Daur   6 Scholar Do, Do
    Harriett Do Daur   9 Do Do, Do
  32. Marriage Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    1882 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Longstone in the County of Derby
    When married Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage Father's name and Surname Rank or Profession of father
    February 13 Charles Ellwood 35 Bachelor Labourer Great Longstone Newman Ellwood
    (Deceased)
    Shepherd
    Sarah Furniss 43 Widow Shopkeeper Great Longstone John Marshall Miner
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after banns
    in the presence of William Eyre, Ann Furniss
  33. Birth Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where born Name Sex  Name and surname of father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Seventh
    August
    1882
    Great
    Longstone
    Sarah
    Elizabeth
    Girl Charles
    Ellwood
    Sarah
    Ellwood
    late Furniss
    formerly
    Marshall
    Railway
    Watchman
    Sarah
    Ellwood
    Mother
    Great Longstone
    Twenty
    third
    August
    1882
  34. Census of 5th April 1891 (part 1, part 2 reads:
    Place: Main Street, Great Longstone
    Charles Ellwood Head M 46 Railway Watchamn Employed Cambridheshire, Haddem
    Sarah do Wife M 54     Derbyshire, Chesterfield
    Mary A Furness Step Daur S 16 Dressmaker Neither Employer or Employed Derbyshire, Gt, Longstone
    Ethel do do S 13 Scholar   do, do
    Sarah E Ellwood Daur S 8 Do   do, do
    Arnold F Brocklehurst Grand Son S 5 Do   Lancashire, Manchester
  35. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description
    and residence of informant
    When registered
    Thirteenth
    January
    1893
    Great
    Longstone
    RSD
    Sarah
    Ellwood
    Female 56 years Wife of
    Charles
    Ellwood
    a
    Railway
    Watchman
    Phlhisis Exhaustion
    Certified by
    Ed Branson
    [Wrench] M.B.
    C Ellwood
    Widower of deceased
    In attendance
    Great Longstone
    Sixteenth
    January
    1893
  36. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description
    and residence of informant
    When registered
    Tenth
    October
    1918
    Union
    Infirmary
    Bakewell
    Charles
    Ellwood
    Male 70 years Tideswell
    R.D.
    Railway
    Platelayer
    1. Senile debility
    2. Spastic paralysis
    Certified by
    C.W. Evans M.D
    A Atkinson
    Master
    Union Workhouse
    Bakewell
    Twelfth
    October
    1918
  37. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1882
    Septr 17
    born
    Aug 7
    Sarah
    Elizabeth
    Charles
    &
    Sarah
    Ellwood Great
    Longstone
    Railway
    Watchman



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