Sarah Davison

Whittonstall, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

Sarah Davison was born about 1836, in Whittonstall, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Alston, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Sarah Davison
William W Maughan

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World Events (8)


Age 7

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

Age 14

Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.
1867 · The Manchester Martyrs are Hung

Age 31

William Allen, Michael Larkin, and Michael O’Brien were from Ireland but moved to Manchester and were active Fenians. They were part of an ambush to help two Fenians escape prison. These three men were executed and are now referred to as the Manchester Martyrs. The Irish community in Manchester go to the spot where they were executed to commemorate their sacrifice.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from David .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Maughan in household of Wm Watson Maughan, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Sarah Maughan in household of William W Maughan, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Davison - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Sarah Maughan

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