Sarah Blake

1827–1899 (Age 72)
Birchanger, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Blake was born about 1827, in Birchanger, Essex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joshua Blakes, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Mumford, was 35. She lived in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died on 6 May 1899, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Blakes
1788–1885
Sarah Mumford
1792–1873
Eliza Blake
1810–1894
George Blakes
1812–
Frances Blakes
1824–1877
Sarah Blake
1827–1899
Joshua Blakes
1827–1909
Joseph Blakes
1814–
Mary Blakes
1817–1817
William Blake
1819–1898
Susan Blake
1820–1862
Esther Blakes
1830–
James Blakes
1833–
Emma Blake
1835–

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World Events (5)

1830

Age 3

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 6

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.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 27

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Blake in household of Joshua Blake, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Sarah Blake in household of Joshua Blake, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Sarah Blake in household of Joshua Blake, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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