Sarah Sheard

15 August 1733–23 March 1812
Mirfield, Yorkshire, England

The Life Summary of Sarah

Sarah Sheard was christened on 15 August 1733, in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England as the daughter of Joseph Sheard and Rebecca Willans. She died on 23 March 1812, in her hometown, at the age of 78.

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Joseph Sheard
Rebecca Willans
James Sheard
Sarah Sheard
Rebecca Sheard
Mary Sheard
Martha Sheard

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World Events (7)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War
The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party
Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): from Middle English shard, sherd, shord ‘cleft, gap, notch’ (Old English sceard). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived by a gap (perhaps in a hedge or fence or in a range of hills), or habitational, from a place so named, such as Shard End in Castle Bromwich (Warwickshire), the lost Shert Hall in Disley Stanley (Cheshire), and possibly also Shard near Hambleton (Lancashire).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Sarah Sheard, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Sarah Sheard, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"

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