Sarah Shelton

Ickwell, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Shelton was born in 1846, in Ickwell, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Shelton, was 41 and her mother, Sophia Axholme, was 36. She married John Grantham about 1876, in Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Sarah Shelton
John Grantham
Marriage: about 1876
Charles Grantham
Hilda Grantham
Harry Grantham
John Grantham
Sidney G Grantham

Spouse & Children

about 1876
Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

Age 6

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 8

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.
1877 · Trial of Detectives

Age 31

The Trial of Detective, also known as the Turf Fraud Scandal, was a scandal involving 3 senior Scotland Yard detectives. It was a scam involving bets made on horse races. 

Name Meaning

English (mainly Nottinghamshire): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Nottinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, which are named from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Grantham in household of William Course, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Sarah Grantham in household of John Grantham, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Sarah Shelton in household of William Shelton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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