When Sarah Woodhead was christened on 16 October 1758, in Clowne, Derbyshire, England, her father, George Woodhead, was 46 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 44. She married William Cree on 25 November 1778, in Clowne, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England in 1796 and Marylebone, Middlesex, England in 1798.
English (Yorkshire): from Middle English wode ‘wood’ + hed, hedde ‘head’ (Old English wudu + hēafod). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived at or near the top or edge of a wood, or habitational, from one of the many places so named, such as Wood Head in Barkisland (Yorkshire), Woodhead in Tintwistle (Cheshire), or Woodhead in Great Casterton (Rutland).