Sarah Maria Harris

Lawford, Essex, England

The Life of Sarah Maria

Sarah Maria Harris was born in 1861, in Lawford, Essex, England as the daughter of Herman King Harris and Hope. She married James Dancey on 4 October 1885, in All Hallows Church, Tottenham, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Lawford, Essex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Wood Green, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom for about 28 years.

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James Dancey
Sarah Maria Harris
Marriage: 4 October 1885
Maria Daisy Dancey

Spouse and Children

4 October 1885
All Hallows Church, Tottenham, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Herman King Harris






    Hope Matilda Harris


    Herman Thomas Harris


    Harman T Horris



    Agnes Harris


World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 19

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 23

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 43

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah M Horris in household of Hope Horris, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Maria Harris in household of Harman Harris, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Sarah Maria Linge in household of William Linge, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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