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Sarah Speed [sp.]

Sarah Speed was the third child of John Roxby Speed & Hannah Wheatley born June 26th, 1860 at Easington Lane, Co Durham.

In 1861 Sarah & her parents & older brother George were living at Murton Lane, Easington Lane, Hetton-le-Hole.  9 month old Sarah was listed as Hannah in the census.

In 1871 the family were living at High St, Hetton-le-Hole, Co Durham where Sarah’s father was a coal miner.  Sadly Sarah’s father died 6 years later.

Sarah married Edward Scott in July-September 1880 at Gateshead.  Edward was born c1844 at Boldon, Co Durham, the son of Jane & Andrew Scott, a blacksmith & publican.  Edward had previously been married to Jane Elizabeth Fenwick who died in 1879 & was buried at Holy Trinity, Washington.

In 1881 Sarah & Edward were living at 6 North Biddick, Harraton, Chester-le-Street & Edward was described as a journeyman blacksmith.  With them were children from Edwards’s first marriage – Mary Jane (13) & Catherine H (11).

By 1891 Edward & Sarah were living at 6 Charlotte St, Gateshead & Edward was still a blacksmith.  His daughter Catherine, a dressmaker, was still living with them & he & Sarah now had daughters Jane (8) & Beatrice ( 8 months).

Edward & Sarah had moved to 85 Edgeware Rd, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne by 1901 & only daughter Jane, a dressmaker, was living at home. Edward continued to be a blacksmith.

Edward & Sarah were found at the same address at the time of the 1911 census, now described as a 3-roomed self-contained flat.  Edward worked as a machine tool smith for Armstrong Whitworth Co at the Elswick Ordnance Dept.  It was noted on the census that Sarah had had 8 children, sadly one of whom was still living.

The children of Sarah Speed & Edward Scott were:

sp.  Hannah Scott christened July 7th, 1881 at Fatfield, Co Durham; died April-June 1882 at Chester-le-Street
sp.  Jane Scott born Oct-Decembe 1882 at Chester-le-Street
sp.  John Scott born April-June 1884 at Chester-le-Street
sp.  Elizabeth Scott born Jan-March 1888 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne
sp.  Edward Scott christened July 17th, 1889 at Elswick, Northumberland
sp.  Beatrice Scott born July-September 1890 at Chester-le-Street




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