Sarah Yates

Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Yates was born in 1824, in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Yates, was 47 and her mother, Catherine Gee, was 43. She married William Cornwell on 23 September 1850, in All Saints, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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William Cornwell
Sarah Yates
Marriage: 23 September 1850
William Cornwall
Jonah Cornwell
Sarah Jane Cornwell
William Cornwell
Henry Cornwall
Rachel Cornwell

Spouse and Children

23 September 1850
All Saints, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 6

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 9

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 56

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

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English yates ‘gates’, plural of yate, Old English geat ‘gate’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a walled town, or a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Cornwell in household of William Cornwell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Cornwell, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Sarah Yates in entry for James Hall and Elizabeth Fisher, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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