Sarah Porter

Femaleabout 1775–

Brief Life History of Sarah

Sarah Porter was born about 1775, in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. She married Henry William Walters on 1 October 1800, in Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Henry William Walters
1783–1831
Sarah Porter
1775–
Marriage: 1 October 1800
Elizabeth Walters
1806–
Maria Waters
1808–
Thomas Waters
1810–
Eliza Walters
1817–

Sources (20)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Porter - Church record: birth-name: Sarah Porter
  • Sarah Porter, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Sarah Waters in entry for Mary Waters, "England, Cambridge Parish Registers, 1538-1983 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1800Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

    World Events (7)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 26

    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.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 33

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

    1815

    Age 40

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English and Older Scots porter(e), port(o)ur ‘doorkeeper, gatekeeper’ (Anglo-Norman French port(i)er, portur, Latin portarius). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. The name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, for example German Pförtner (see Fortner ) and Poertner .

    English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Middle English port(o)ur, porter ‘porter, carrier of burdens’ (Anglo-Norman French portur, porteo(u)r).

    Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized, of Poorter, status name for a freeman (burgher) of a town, Middle Dutch portere, modern Dutch poorter. Compare De Porter .

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

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