Sarah Wortley

about 25 November 1781–25 May 1783
Methwold, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Wortley was christened about 25 November 1781, in Methwold, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Wortley, was 36 and her mother, Hannah Newton, was 37. She was buried in Methwold, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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John Wortley
Hannah Newton
Mary Wortley
John Wortley
Thomas Wortley
Sarah Wortley

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Yorkshire called Wortley. The one near Barnsley is named with Old English wyrt ‘plant’, ‘vegetable’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; the one near Leeds probably has as its first element an unattested Old English personal name, Wyrca, perhaps a short form of a compound name with a first element weorc ‘work’, ‘fortification’.

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

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  • Sarah Wortley, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"
  • Sarah Wortley, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Sarah Wortley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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