Sarah

Sarah

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  • Name Sarah   [1
    Born Abt 1791  Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  East Dean, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    England 
    1841 England Census for East Dean, Hampshire
    1841 England Census for East Dean, Hampshire
    HO107 Piece 399 Book 26 Folio 3 Page 1
    Registration Between 1 Oct 1849 and 31 Dec 1849  Romsey, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Death Registration 
    • Volume 7, Page 147
    Death Registration for Sarah VIVASH (81418)
    Death Registration for Sarah VIVASH (81418)
    Died 30 Dec 1849  Romsey, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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    Person ID I81418  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2018 

    Family Thomas Vivash
              b. Abt 1749
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. James Vivash
              b. Abt 1809, East Dean, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Joseph Vivash
              b. Abt 1814, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William Vivash
              b. Abt 1817, East Dean, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1865, Whitchurch, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     4. Sarah Vivash
              b. 1826, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F23834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1791 - Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - England - 6 Jun 1841 - East Dean, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Death Registration - Between 1 Oct 1849 and 31 Dec 1849 - Romsey, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Dec 1849 - Romsey, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From the 1841 England Census for East Dean, Hampshire (HO107 Piece 399 Book 26 Folio 3 Page 1) Sarah, 50, Agricultural Labourer, was in EastDean, Hampshire, England. With her were her children Joseph, 30, William, 25, and Sarah, 15, and Sarah Vivash, 6 months. All were recorded as having been born in Hampshire.

      Barry Palmer, Sarah's GGGGrandson, notes:

      Sarah Vivash née ?? (1786 - 1849)
      Sarah ?? was born c1786 and was my GGGGrandmother.  Her children's marriage certificates indicate that her husband was twice married, but no marriage record has been found for her and Thomas.  However, she spent long spells in prison and her children may have been bought up by Thomas who they regarded as 'father'.  One researcher has already suggested that he may not have been her husband but a relative that took them all under his wing.  This is based on the fact that Thomas would have been 50 years old when William, his eldest child was born from this marriage, and 62 when the youngest, Sarah, was born.

      The East Dean Parish Register show that her children were James (1809, East Dean), Joseph (c1814, East Dean), William (c1817, East Dean), Cornelius (c1819, East Dean), and Sarah (c1826, East Dean). James was baptised in 1809, but the other 4 were all baptised on 25th December 1832 and are registered as illegitimate.  Joseph is recorded as being 18 years old, William 15, Cornelius 13, and Sarah 8.   So, Sarah may not have married Thomas Vivash, or she could have been a direct Vivash.

      On 10th August 1812, 26 year old Sarah (Vivish) was committed at Winchester Assizes "for 1 years imprisonment to hard labour for bastardy, held at Bridwell" (Hants RO Index of Prisoners MIC 1812 28, EPI 1813 29, EAS 181312, MID 1813 7).  This date does not correspond with  any of the birth dates of her known children.

      On 23rd January 1819, 32-year old Sarah (Vivash and Vivish) was committed at Winchester Assizes "for 1 whole years imprisonment and to be punished and set on work for being a lewd woman", at Bridwell (Hants RO Index of Prisoners EAS 1819 42, MID 1819 28, MIC 1819 21 and EPI 1820 10).  This is about the time of the birth of Cornelius.

      On 13th October 1821, 33-year old Sarah was committed at Winchester Assizes "for 1 whole years imprisonment for being a lewd woman", at Bridwell (Hants RO Index of Prisoners EPI 1822 51, EAS 1822 26, MID 1822 14). 

      Her 'husband' Thomas died in 1829 at East Dean age 70 and on 25th December 1832 Sarah had 8 year old Sarah, 13 year old Cornelius, 15 year old William, and 18 year old Joseph baptised at St Winifred's.  All are recorded as illegitimate in the parish record.

      There is an article in the Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle (Monday February ?? 1839) about Sarah Vivash was charged "at Petty Sessions held Thursday last Sarah Vivash for damaging Underwood at East Dean".  She was fined 5s and costs.

      On 7th April 1841 (50) year old agricultural labourer Sarah was living at East Dean with her children Joseph, my ggggrandfather William, and Sarah, together with another 6-month old Sarah.   She also lived next door to her son James and his wife Ann and their family.  Cornelius is not in the East Dean 1841 Census, but he was probably at or near West Grimstead where he married Charlotte Shergold in 1842.

      Sarah died from "general debility" on 30th December 1849 at Romsey Workhouse age 63, (the 1841 Census date of 1791 is rounded) (Death Certificate & ref:1849/Q4 7 147).  The Civil Register index gives her age as 41.

  • Reference  The Williams Family Tree. "Sarah". The Williams Family Tree. https://williamsfamilytree.co.uk/tree/getperson.php?personID=I81418&tree=wft (accessed November 23, 2020).

  • Sources 
    1. [S8137] Pauline Biddlecombe.

    2. [S10362] Palmer, Barry. E-mail correspondence with Phil Williams. Privately held by Williams, [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] Barry Palmer [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] to Phil Williams, e-mail<; privately held by Williams, [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,].. 18 Oct 2018>, "Re: Comments (Vivash Family),".

    3. [S9942] England. Hampshire.. 1841 census of England. Digital images.Ancestry. http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=8978 : n.d., 1841 England Census for East Dean, folio 3, page 1; digital images, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=8978 : accessed 20 Oct 2018); citing PRO HO 107/399/26.

    4. [S8517] FreeBMD. "England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915," database, FreeBMD . (http://freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl), accessed 21 Oct 2018), Death Registration for Sarah VIVASH (81418); Dec 1849; Romsey, Hampshire; Volume 7, Page 147..