Sarah Jane Lee

January 1863–25 February 1895 (Age 32)
Crewe, Cheshire, England

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Lee was born in January 1863, in Crewe, Cheshire, England, her father, Robert Lee, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Chadwick, was 38. She married William Clarke from January 1882 to December 1882, in Nantwich, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Monks Coppenhall, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Pentrich, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died on 25 February 1895, in British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 32.

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William Clarke
Sarah Jane Lee
Marriage: 1882
Edmund Clarke
May Irene Clarke
Ethel Gertrude Clarke

Spouse and Children

Nantwich, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom


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Age 6


Age 8

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 15

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood’ or ‘glade’.2 English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.3 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Jane Clarke in household of Edmund Clarke, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Sarah J Lea in household of Samuel Lyon, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Sarah Lee in household of Robert Lee, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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