Sarah Barrow

1760–1832 (Age 71)
Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Barrow was born on 14 July 1760, in Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Barrow, was 33 and her mother, Mary Crane, was 31. She married Rev Thomas Ratcliff Gawthorne on 10 October 1789, in Belper, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 18 March 1832, in Belper, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71, and was buried in Belper, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Sarah Barrow
Rev Thomas Ratcliff Gawthorne
Marriage: 10 October 1789
Elizabeth Ratcliffe Gawthorne
Sarah Dugdale Gawthorne
John Linnett Gawthorne
Ann Barrow Gawthorne
Salome Gawthorne
Thomas Gawthorne

Spouse & Children

10 October 1789
Belper, Derbyshire, England


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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 41

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 48

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.

Age 55

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

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bearo, bearu ‘grove’ (dative bear(o)we, bearuwe), for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Suffolk, and Somerset, or a topographic name with the same meaning. 2. topographic name for someone who lived by an ancient burial mound, Middle English berwe, barwe, or a habitational name from a place named with this word (Old English beorg, dative beorge), of which there is one near Leicester and another in Somerset. 3. habitational name from Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, which is named with an unattested Celtic word, barr, here meaning ‘promontory’, + Old Norse ey ‘island’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Gawthorne in entry for Elizabeth Ratcliff Gawthorne, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Sarah Barrow, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Sarah Ratcliff in entry for Sarah Ratcliff, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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