Sarah Whitehead

10 April 1771–
Old St Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Whitehead was born on 10 April 1771, her father, John Whitehead, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Crofts, was 25. She married Richard Thurrold on 9 November 1790. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Richard Thurrold
Sarah Whitehead
Marriage: 9 November 1790
William Thurrold

Spouse and Children

    Richard Thurrold



9 November 1790


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 30

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 44

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1831 · Old London Bridge Opens

Age 60

"The popular childhood rhyme ""London Bridge is Falling Down"" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart."

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname for someone with fair or prematurely white hair, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + heved ‘head’.2 Irish (Connacht): erroneous translation of Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of the little black-headed one’ ( see Canavan ), as if from Gaelic ceann ‘head’ + bán ‘white’.3 Translated form of German Weisshaupt ( see Weishaupt ) or Weisskopf ( see Weiskopf ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Whitehead in entry for Richard Thurrold, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"
  • Sarah Thurrold in entry for William Thurrold, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"
  • Sarah Whitehead, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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