Sarah Hayes

1813–26 April 1888 (Age 75)
Wells, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

Sarah Hayes was born in 1813, in Wells, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She married William Tilley on 21 November 1836, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 26 April 1888, in Bathampton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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William Tilley
Sarah Hayes
Marriage: 21 November 1836
Charles Tilley
Edward Tilley
Joseph Tilley
Mary Tilley
Sarah Tilley
William Tilley
Susan Tilley
Lucy Tilley

Spouse and Children

    William Tilley



21 November 1836
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


    Charles Tilley


    Joseph Tilley



    Edward Tilley


    Sarah Tilley


+3 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 2

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 10

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

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodha ‘descendant of Aodh’, a personal name meaning ‘fire’ ( compare McCoy ). In some cases, especially in County Wexford, the surname is of English origin (see below), having been taken to Ireland by the Normans.2 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon and Worcestershire, so called from the plural of Middle English hay ‘enclosure’ ( see Hay 1), or a topographic name from the same word.3 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Dorset, Greater London (formerly in Kent and Middlesex), and Worcestershire, so called from Old English hǣse ‘brushwood’, or a topographic name from the same word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Tilley in household of William Tilley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Sarah Tilley in household of William Tilley, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Sarah Hayes, "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957"

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