Sarah Biggs

1836–1882 (Age 46)
Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Biggs was born on 16 March 1836, in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Biggs, was 23 and her mother, Jane Nickliss, was 22. She married Edwin James on 5 October 1857, in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Dudley, Staffordshire, England in 1871 and Dudley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She died in July 1882, in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

Sarah Biggs
Edwin James
Marriage: 5 October 1857
Thomas Briggs James
Sarah Ann James
Mary Ann James
Martha James
Joseph James
Edwin James
William James

Spouse & Children

5 October 1857
Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (3)


Age 7

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 18

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 44

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

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a large or stout person, Middle English bigge + unexplained -s.2 English: records of names such as William de Bigges (Cambridgeshire 1327 ) and Laurentia atte Bigge (Somerset 1327 ) suggest that it must also have a topographic or habitational origin, but the etymology is obscure.3 Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Beggs .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah James in household of Edwin James, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Sarah Biggs in household of John Biggs, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Sarah James in household of Edwin James, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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