Sarah Ann Cooksley

5 December 1851–25 October 1889 (Age 37)
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

The Life of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Cooksley was born on 5 December 1851, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, her father, Joseph Cooksley, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Ann Gadd, was 27. She married William Gallop on 10 April 1871, in Dundry, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Dundry, Somerset, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 25 October 1889, in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, at the age of 37, and was buried in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

William Gallop
Sarah Ann Cooksley
Marriage: 10 April 1871
Gertrude Mary Jane Gallop
Frances Elizabeth Gallop
Herbert William Joseph Gallop
Aubrey John Charles Gallop
Cecil James Gallop
Gilbert Henry Gallop
Edwin George Gallop
Edgar Wilfred Gallop
Violet Sarah Ann Gallop

Spouse and Children

10 April 1871
Dundry, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Cooksley


    Sarah Ann Gadd




+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 3

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1858 · New Provinces Act

Age 7

The New Provinces Act was established to help create new Provinces in the quickly growing region of New Zealand. This Act also helped kept laws in check as well as create Provincial Councils to help govern over the people within the areas.
1863 · New Zealand Settlements Act

Age 12

The New Zealand Settlements Act was passed to be able to seize any of the land from the Maori tribes who had been in rebellion against the Government since the beginning of the year. This confiscation law targeted Kingitanga Maori mainly because they were whom the government had waged war against in the attempt to restore British Law to the tribes. 

Name Meaning

English (Somerset and Devon): habitational name from Coxley, Somerset, named from Old English cōc ‘cook’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Mills notes that the wife of a cook of the royal household is recorded in Domesday Book ( 1086 ) as holding lands near Wells in Somerset.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Cooksey in household of Joseph Cooksey, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Sarah Ann Cooksley in household of Joseph Cooksley, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Sarah Ann Gallop, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"

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