Sarah Woodhead

Brief Life History of Sarah

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.

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Family Time Line

William Cree
Sarah Woodhead
Marriage: 25 November 1778
Elizabeth Cree
Ann Cree
William Cree
John Cree
Thomas Cree
Sarah Cree
William Cree
Sarah Cree
William Cree
Martha Cree
George Cree
David Cree
Joseph Cree
Elizabeth Cree

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  • Sarah Woodhead, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Sarah in entry for William Cree, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"
  • Sarah in entry for Sarah Cree, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"

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World Events (3)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

Name Meaning

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).

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

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