Sarah Middleton

6 September 1823–16 December 1912 (Age 89)
Prees, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Middleton was born on 6 September 1823, in Prees, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Abraham Middleton, was 39 and her mother, Jane Bennett, was 31. She married Daniel Holding on 2 January 1844, in Chester St John the Baptist, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Hoole, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 December 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Holding
Sarah Middleton
Marriage: 2 January 1844
Thomas Hiram Holding
Daniel Holding
Sarah Jane Holding
Ephraim George Holding
Margaret Hannah Holding
Josephine Holding
Joseph Holding
Richard Holding
Mary Ann Holding

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1844Chester St John the Baptist, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 10
    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 31
    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

    English: habitational name from any of the places so called. In over thirty instances from many different areas, the name is from Old English midel ‘middle’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. However, Middleton on the Hill near Leominster in Herefordshire appears in Domesday Book as Miceltune, the first element clearly being Old English micel ‘large’, ‘great’ (see Middlebrook ). Middleton Baggot and Middleton Priors in Shropshire have early spellings that suggest gem̄thhyll (from gem̄th ‘confluence’ + hyll ‘hill’) + tūn as the origin. This surname is also found in Scotland and Ireland.History: A Scottish family of this name derives it from lands at Middleto(u)n near Kincardine. The Scottish physician Peter Middleton practiced in New York City after 1752 and was one of the founders of the medical school at King's College (now Columbia University) in 1767. One of the earliest of the Charleston, SC, Middleton family of prominent legislators was Arthur Middleton, born in Charleston in 1681. The name has also been established in Ireland since at least the 13th century; its presence was reinforced by settlers in the 17th century.

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    Daniel Holding and Sarah Middleton Life Sketch

    Daniel Holding was christened April 5, 1813 in Preece, Shropshire, England. His parents were Richard Holding and Sarah Tinsley. Sarah Middleton, was born September 6, 1823 at Preece Shropshire Engla …

    Sources (39)

    • Sarah Holding in household of Daniel Holding, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Sarah Middleton in entry for Mary Ann Holding Eardley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Sarah Holden in household of Beelson Hardly, "United States Census, 1880"

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