Sarah Kemsley


Brief Life History of Sarah

Sarah Kemsley was born about 1806, in Kent, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of William Kemsley and Ann. She married Thomas Cleggett on 14 May 1832, in Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Burham, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Wouldham, Kent, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Cleggett
Sarah Kemsley
Marriage: 14 May 1832
Sarah Cleggett
Ann Cleggett
about 1834–
Marianne Cleggett
about 1850–
Mary Cleggett
William Cleggett
Elizabeth Claggett
Phoebe Jane Cleggett
Friend Cleggett
Thomas Cleggett
George Cleggett

Sources (25)

  • Sarah Claggett in household of Thomas Claggett, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Kemsley - Government record: birth-name: Sarah Kemsley
  • Sarah Kemsley, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 May 1832Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 2

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 9

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


    Age 37

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): habitational name from Kemsley Street in Bredhurst (Kent). The placename may derive from an Old English personal name Cyma (genitive Cymes) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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