Sarah Dunford

1821–8 September 1890 (Age 69)
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Dunford was born in 1821, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Dunford, was 28 and her mother, Mary Blair, was 25. She married Joseph Janes or Jones on 16 July 1843, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 8 September 1890, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 69, and was buried in England, United Kingdom.

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Joseph Janes or Jones
Sarah Dunford
Marriage: 16 July 1843
Emma Jones
Ellen Jones
Martha Jones
John Henry Jones
Anna Maria Jones
William Dunford Janes or Jones

Spouse and Children

16 July 1843
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)


Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 12

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 22

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Dunford Bridge, a hamlet near Penistone, West Yorkshire, so called from the river Don (a British name, possibly meaning ‘river’) + Old English ford ‘ford’, or from Dunford House in Methley, West Yorkshire, which is named in Old English as ‘Dunn's ford’ ( see Dunn 2). Reaney suggests that the name may also have arisen from places called Durnford in Somerset and Wiltshire. (Great) Durnford in Wiltshire was named in Old English as ‘hidden ford’ (dierne + ford).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Jones in household of Joseph Jones, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Sarah James in household of Joseph James, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Sarah Dunford in entry for John Henry Janis and C Carrie Coil Field, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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