Sarah Blake

1810–1886 (Age 76)
Lower Winchendon, Buckinghamshire, England

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Blake was born in 1810, in Lower Winchendon, Buckinghamshire, England, her father, Benjamin Blake, was 23 and her mother, Ann Kirby, was 26. She married David Croton on 26 July 1840, in Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, England. She lived in Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years. She died in 1886, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

David Croton
1807–1892
Sarah Blake
1810–1886
Marriage: 26 July 1840

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 July 1840
Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, England

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Blake

    Male1787–Male

    Ann Kirby

    Female1784–Female

siblings

(6)

    Female1810–1886Female

    William Blake

    Male1812–Male

    Thomas Blake

    Male1814–1852Male

    Mary Blake

    Female1817–Female

    Joseph Blake

    Male1820–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1815

Age 5

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 13

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830

Age 20

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Black 1, meaning ‘swarthy’ or ‘dark-haired’, from a byform of the Old English adjective blæc, blac ‘black’, with change of vowel length.2 English: nickname from Old English blāc ‘wan’, ‘pale’, ‘white’, ‘fair’. In Middle English the two words blac and blāc, with opposite meanings, fell together as Middle English blake. In the absence of independent evidence as to whether the person referred to was dark or fair, it is now impossible to tell which sense was originally meant.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bláthmhaic ‘descendant of Bláthmhac’, a personal name from bláth ‘flower’, ‘blossom’, ‘fame’, ‘prosperity’ + mac ‘son’. In some instances, however, the Irish name is derived from Old English blæc ‘dark’, ‘swarthy’, as in 1 above. Many bearers are descended from Richard Caddell, nicknamed le blac, sheriff of Connacht in the early 14th century. The English name has been Gaelicized de Bláca.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Croton in household of David Croton, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Sarah Croton in household of David Croton, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Sarah Croton in household of David Croton, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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