Sarah Parsons

April 1737–
Heathfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Parsons was born in April 1737, in Heathfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Parsons, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Deering, was 25. She married John Gaston on 16 May 1758, in Buxted, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters.

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John Gaston
Sarah Parsons
Marriage: 16 May 1758
Richard Gaston
John Gasson
Sarah Gaston
Hannah Gaston
Sarah Garston
James Garston
Thomas Gaston
Thomas Gaston
George Gasson

Spouse and Children

16 May 1758
Buxted, Sussex, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 64

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.

Age 78

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

Age 93

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, or a patronymic denoting the child of a parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun ( see Parson ).2 English: many early examples are found with prepositions (e.g. Ralph del Persones 1323 ); these are habitational names, with the omission of house, hence in effect occupational names for servants employed at the parson's house.3 Irish: usually of English origin (see above), but sometimes a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, which is of Highland Scottish origin ( see McPherson ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah G in entry for Thomas Gaston, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Sarah Garston in entry for James Garston, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Sarah Garston in entry for James Garston, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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