Person:Sarah Medhurst (1)

Sarah Medhurst
chr.5 Sep 1813 Frant, Sussex, England
m. 8 Nov 1812
  1. Sarah Medhurst1813 - 1817
  2. Mary Medhurst1815 - 1887
  3. George Medhurst1819 - 1894
  4. Ann Medhurst1821 - 1906
  5. Thomas Medhurst1824 - 1886
  6. Robert Medhurst1827 - 1869
  7. Edmund Medhurst1830 - 1905
  8. John James Medhurst1832 - 1880
Facts and Events
Name Sarah Medhurst
Gender Female
Christening[1] 5 Sep 1813 Frant, Sussex, England
Burial[2] 20 Jul 1817 Speldhurst, Kent, England

Sarah Medhurst was baptised on 5th September 1813 at Frant in Sussex, daughter of Sarah Medhurst, formerly Pollington, and her husband James Medhurst, a wood turner. Sadly she died when she was about four years old, being buried at neighbouring Speldhurst on 20th July 1817.

  1. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Church of Frant (Sussex). Parish registers, 1543-1881. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984).
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Frant in the County of Sussex in the Year 1813
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParents' NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    411813 Sept[tembe]r 5thSarah daughter ofJames and SarahMedhurstFrantTurnerJohn Moore, Curate of Frant
  2. Burials register, in Church of England. Parish Church of Speldhurst (Kent). Parish registers, 1558-1874. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992).
    BURIALS in the Parish of Speldhurst in the County of Kent in the Year 1817
    No.NameAbodeWhen buriedAgeBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    179Sarah MedhurstSpeldhurstJuly 20th4 yearsW.H. Stephens

    A nine month old boy named George Medhurst was also buried on 20th July 1817 at Speldhurst. This burial has been linked to the Sarah Medhurst baptised at Frant in 1813 on the basis that a newspaper article of 1831 (transcribed on her father's page) says that her parents had six children living with them at that time. The other six children who had been born to the couple by that time can be shown to have all still been alive, implying that Sarah had died. Her father also claimed to be from Tunbridge Wells, which straddled the parishes of Tonbridge, Frant and Speldhurst.