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Sarah Horton [h.1.1]

Sarah Horton was the first child of Henry Horton & Esther Lines christened May 22nd, 1805 at St Phillip’s, Birmingham.

Sarah married John Shaw on June 16th, 1827 at St Peter & St Paul, Aston Juxta, Birmingham. John was born October 28th, 1806 in Birmingham & christened June 10th, 1808 at St Martin’s, Birmingham, the son of Sarah & Joseph Shaw.

In 1841 Sarah & John were living at Ward St, Birmingham where John was a jeweller. They had 7 children by this time – George (12), William (10), Elizabeth (8), Sarah (7), Emma (5), Mary (4) & John (2).

By 1851 the family were living at 16 Great Hampton Row, Birmingham. At home were William, a jeweller, Elizabeth, a dressmaker, Sarah, Emma, Mary, John, an errand boy, Alfred (9) & Sophia (6).

John died some time before the 1861 census when widowed Sarah was living at the same address & was now described as a jeweller. At home were John & Alfred, both jewellers, Elizabeth, a dressmaker, Sarah, house assistant, Emma, a milliner, Mary A, house assistant & Caroline S (Sophia), a school teacher.

By 1871 Sarah was living at Burbury St, Aston, Birmingham with her daughters Sarah & Mary A. Also with them was daughter Caroline Sophia (who had married Joseph Henry Wakefield, a tool maker, in 1865) & Sarah’s grandson Frank Harry Wakefield, aged 1. Sophia, a dress maker, was widowed by 1876 & in 1881 was with her 2 children described as nephews – Frank (11) & Arthur William (8) Wakefield. With Sophia were her 2 sisters, Mary Shaw & widowed Elizabeth Lucas, a dress maker.

Daughter Caroline Sophia married again in Oct-December 1906 & her second husband was Rubley Collington.  Sadly Rubley died, aged 63, just before the census of 1911 when widowed Caroline was again living with her sister Emma Shaw at 204 Guildford St, Aston.

The children of Sarah Horton & John Shaw were:

h.1.1.1 Frederick George Shaw christened January 23rd, 1829 at St. Phillip’s, Birmingham
h.1.1.2 William Shaw born July 25th, 1830, christened August 11th, 1830 at St Phillip’s, Birmingham
h.1.1.3 Elizabeth Shaw born January 28th, 1832, christened February 21st, 1832 at St phillip’s, Birmingham
h.1.1.4 Sarah Shaw born December 15th, 1833, christened December 31st, 1833 at St phillip’s, Birmingham
h.1.1.5 Emma Shaw born May 18th, 1835, christened June 10th, 1835 at St Phillip’s, Birmingham
h.1.1.6 Mary Ann Shaw born August 3rd, 1837, christened august 29th, 1837 at St Phillip’s, Birmingham
h.1.1.7 John Shaw born August 8th, 1839, christened January 22nd, 1840 at St Phillip’s, Birmingham
h.1.1.8 Alfred Henry Shaw born Oct-December, 1841 at Birmingham
h.1.1.9 Caroline Sophia Shaw born April 1844 & christened December 21st, 1864 at St Silas, Lozells, Birmingham; died Jan-March 1912 at Aston, Warks

h.1.1.10 Louisa Selina Shaw born Jan-March 1846 in Birmingham; died July-September 1846 in Birmingham


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