Sarah Jane Ashley

December 1865–
Shifnal, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Ashley was born in December 1865, in Shifnal, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Ashley, was 20 and her mother, Jane Dean, was 21. She married Thomas Davies on 9 September 1888, in Donington Wood, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wrockwardine Wood, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom for about 30 years and Whittington, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Davies
Sarah Jane Ashley
Marriage: 9 September 1888
Eva Edith Davies
Hilda Davies
Sydney Wallace Davies
Thomas Leslie Davies

Spouse and Children

9 September 1888
Donington Wood, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings




    Mary Ann Ashley


    Maria Ashley


    Martha Ashley


    Rachel Ashley


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 15

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

Age 19

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 39

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: habitational name from any of the numerous places in southern and central England named Ashley, from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah J Ashley in household of William Ashley, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Sarah J Davies in household of Thomas Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Sarah Jane Ashley in entry for Thomas Davies, "England, Shropshire Parish Registers, 1538-1918"

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