Sarah Thew

Female1761–19 December 1841

Brief Life History of Sarah

Sarah Thew was born in 1761, in Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. She married Joseph Addison on 21 February 1793, in Longbenton, Northumberland, England. She died on 19 December 1841, in Lanercost, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 80, and was buried in Cumberland, England, United Kingdom.

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Joseph Addison
Sarah Thew
Marriage: 21 February 1793

Sources (6)

  • Sarah Thew, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991
  • Sarah Thew in entry for Joseph Addison, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1793Longbenton, Northumberland, England
  • World Events (5)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 40

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 47

    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 54

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

    Name Meaning

    English (northern):

    status name from Middle English thew(e), thow(e) (Old English thēow(a) ‘servant, serf’.

    nickname for someone with good manners or character, from Middle English thew, thaw, northern Middle English thow ‘(good) behaviour’ (Old English thēaw and Northumbrian Old English thēow).

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

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