Person:Sarah Allen (164)

m. 20 Feb 1770
  1. Mary Allen1770 - 1810
  2. William Allen1773 -
  3. Elizabeth Allen1776 - 1776
  4. Sarah Allen1777 - 1851
  5. Thomas Allen1779 - 1779
  6. Elizabeth Allen1781 -
m. 1 May 1811
  1. John Turner1809 - 1877
  2. Edward Turner1812 - 1879
  3. Elizabeth Gray Turner1814 - 1887
  4. Mary Turner1818 -
  5. Ann Turner1820 -
Facts and Events
Name Sarah Allen
Gender Female
Christening[1] 9 May 1777 Kirkby la Thorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Marriage 1 May 1811 Heckington, Lincolnshire, Englandto John Turner
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Heckington, Lincolnshire, EnglandNorth Street
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Heckington, Lincolnshire, England
Burial[4] 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.

  1. Church of England. Parish Church of Kirkby-le-Thorpe (Lincolnshire). Parish registers, 1660-1979. (Lincoln, England: Lincoln Archives Office, 1993), Primary quality.

    Baptisms 1777
    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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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
    No. 1174
    Name: Sarah Turner, widow
    Abode: Heckington
    When buried: Dec[embe]r 3rd
    Age: 74 years [1776/7]
    By whom the Ceremony was performed: C. De la Cour, Vicar