Facts and Events
||9 May 1777
||Kirkby la Thorpe, Lincolnshire, England
||1 May 1811
||Heckington, Lincolnshire, Englandto John Turner
||6 Jun 1841
||Heckington, Lincolnshire, EnglandNorth Street
||30 Mar 1851
||Heckington, Lincolnshire, England
||3 Dec 1851
||Heckington, Lincolnshire, England
Sarah Allen was baptised on 9th May 1777 at Kirkby la Thorpe in Lincolnshire, daughter of Elizabeth Allen, formerly Preston, and her husband William Allen, a tailor. When Sarah was only five years old her father died. Her mother later remarried a David Procter.
Sarah's next sighting is on 18th June 1809, when she had a son named John baptised at Heckington, about four miles east of Kirkby la Thorpe. Two years later, aged about 34, Sarah married a farmer named John Turner. He was from Heckington and about 12 years her senior. He may have been the father of Sarah's two year old son John too; certainly the child grew up being known as John Turner.
Sarah and John had another four children together between 1812 and 1820, all baptised at Heckington.
John died in 1839, aged 74. John's will stipulated that Sarah was to be allowed to live rent free in the westernmost room of their house at Heckington.
The 1841 census finds Sarah living with three of her children at North Street in Heckington. By 1851 she was living with her son John at an unspecified location in Heckington.
Sarah died aged 74, being buried at Heckington on 3rd December 1851.
- ↑ Church of England. Parish Church of Kirkby-le-Thorpe (Lincolnshire). Parish registers, 1660-1979. (Lincoln, England: Lincoln Archives Office, 1993), Primary quality.
Sarah Daughter of William Allen & Elizabeth his Wife was baptized May 9th
Whilst no named connection has been found, this baptism has been linked to the Sarah Allen who married John Turner on the basis that it is in the parish that the adult Sarah gave as her birthplace and at the right time. No evidence has been found suggesting that the Sarah baptised in 1777 died young or married anyone else.
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1-1465 Census Returns: 1841 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 619; Book 13; Folio 18; page 28, 6 Jun 1841, Primary quality.
Address: North St., Heckington, Lincolnshire
Sarah Turner, female, 60 [1776-81], Ind, born in county
John Turner, male, 30 [1806-11], born in county
Elizabeth Turner, female, 25 [1811-16], born in county
Mary Turner, female, 20 [1816-21], born in county
Joseph Vacey, male, 15 [1821-6], Servant, born in county
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1466-2531 Census Returns: 1851 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 2101; Folio 215; Page 51, 30 Mar 1851, Primary quality.
Address: Heckington, Lincolnshire
John Turner, head, male, 41 [1809/10], Farmer, b. Heckington, Lincolnshire
Sarah Turner, mother, female, 73 [1777/8], b. Kirkby la Thorpe, Lincolnshire
Sarah Turner, daughter, female, 6 [1844/5], b. Heckington, Lincolnshire
Will[ia]m Priestly, servant, male, 19 [1831/2], b. Osgodby, Lincolnshire
Eliz[abe]th Barnett, servant, female, 19 [1831/2], b. Heckington, Lincolnshire
- ↑ Burials register, in Church of England. Parish Church of Heckington (Lincolnshire). Parish registers, 1559-1968. (Lincoln, England: Lincoln Archives Office, 1993), Primary quality.
BURIALS in the Parish of Heckington in the County of Lincoln in the Year 1851
Name: Sarah Turner, widow
When buried: Dec[embe]r 3rd
Age: 74 years [1776/7]
By whom the Ceremony was performed: C. De la Cour, Vicar