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
Sarah Blake
Marriage: 26 July 1840

Spouse and Children

26 July 1840
Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, England

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Blake


    Ann Kirby





    William Blake


    Thomas Blake


    Mary Blake


    Joseph Blake


+1 More Child

World Events (7)


Age 5

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

Age 13

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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.

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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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