Sarah Dunford

Female1821–8 September 1890

Brief Life History 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 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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Family Time Line

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

Sources (28)

  • Sarah Jones in household of Joseph Jones, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Sarah, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Sarah Dunford, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 July 1843Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    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

    habitational name from Dunford Bridge, in Thurlstone (Yorkshire), so called from the river Don (a British name possibly meaning ‘river’) + Old English ford ‘ford’, or from Dunford House in Methley (Yorkshire), named in Old English as ‘Dunn's ford’ (see Dunn 2).

    variant of Durnford, a habitational name from Durnford in Wiltshire, arising from Old English dierne + ford ‘hidden ford’. Alternatively, the name may perhaps arise from Dunford, alias Durnford, in Addlestone (Surrey).


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

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