Sarah Ellen Hallam

Brief Life History of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Hallam was born on 29 September 1866, in Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Hallam, was 43 and her mother, Sophia Wells, was 34. She married Joseph Sedgley on 3 January 1887. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Catthorpe, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 21 December 1952, in Rugby, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Sedgley
Sarah Ellen Hallam
Marriage: 3 January 1887
Maude Elizabeth Sedgley
William Alfred Sedgeley
Joseph Harold Sedgeley
John Wilford Sedgley
(Son) Sedgley
Florence Edith Sedgley
Ethel May Sedgeley
Phyllis Gwendolyn Sedgeley

Sources (20)

  • Sarah Ellen Sedgeley in household of Joseph Sedgeley, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Sarah Ellen Hallum, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ellen Hallam in entry for William Alfred Sedgeley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


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1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English (North Midlands): habitational name from Halam (Nottinghamshire) or from Kirk or West Hallam (Derbyshire), all named with the Old English dative plural halum ‘(at the) nooks or corners of land’ (from Old English halh ‘nook, recess’; see Hale 1). The name may also be derived from Hallam in Sheffield (Yorkshire), sometimes called Hallamshire, named from Old English hallum ‘(at the) rocks’, the dative plural of Old English hall ‘stone, rock’, Old Norse hallr.

English: possibly a variant of Allam with prosthetic H-.

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

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