Sarah Lyon

Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Lyon was born in 1867, in Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Lyon, was 35 and her mother, Ann, was 32. She married Henry Sheffield on 4 June 1888, in Little Bytham, Lincolnshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Bulwick, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Weekley, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Family Time Line

Henry Sheffield
Sarah Lyon
Marriage: 4 June 1888
Edward Sheffield
Ellen Sheffield

Spouse and Children

    Henry Sheffield



4 June 1888
Little Bytham, Lincolnshire, England


    Edward Sheffield


    Ellen Sheffield


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 13

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

Age 17

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

Age 37

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

1 Scottish, English and French: from Old French, Middle English lion (Latin leo, genitive leonis), hence a nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a lion.2 Scottish, English, French, and Dutch: habitational name from the city of Lyon in south central France (English name: Lyons), or from the smaller Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy. The name of the former is recorded in the 1st century bc as Lugdunum and is from the name of a Celtic god Lug (or this as a personal name, from a word meaning ‘brightness’) + dunon ‘hill fort’.3 Scottish and English: from the name Leo(n) (from Latin leo ‘lion’, or the cognate Greek leōn), borne by numerous early martyrs and thirteen popes.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Sheffield in household of Henry Sheffield, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Sarah Lyon in household of Samuel Lyon, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Sarah Lyon in household of Samuel Lyon, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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