Sarah Barley

Thorne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Barley was born in 1814, in Thorne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Bullivant Barley, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Cawkwell, was 20. She married Bartholomew Cawkwell on 10 April 1834, in Thorne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She was buried in Thorne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Sarah Barley
Bartholomew Cawkwell
Marriage: 10 April 1834
Jane Ann Cawkwell
Eliza Cawkwell
Thomas Cawkwell
Stephen Cawkwell
Emma Cawkwell
John Barley Cawkwell
Bartholomew Barley Cawkwell

Spouse & Children

10 April 1834
Thorne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)


Age 1

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 7

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 19

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places called Barley. Those in Lancashire and West Yorkshire are named with Old English bār ‘wild boar’ or bere ‘barley’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. A place of the same name in Hertfordshire has as its first element an unattested Old English byname Be(o)ra (from bera ‘bear’).2 English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of barley, from Old English bærlic, originally an adjective derivative of bær ‘barley’ (a byform of bere).3 Altered spelling of South German Behrle or Beerli, from a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German bero ‘bear’ (the animal).

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Cawkwell in household of Bartholomew Cawkwell, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Sarah Cawkwell in household of Bartholomew Cawkwell, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Sarah Cawkwell in household of Bartholmew Cawkwell, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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