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Another colourful life of an ancestor.


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My 4xgreat grandmother was Sarah Salmonds born in about 1814 in Birch, Essex. I have not yet found her baptism. She moved down to Foulness in Essex in about 1830 and married Timothy Wallaker in about 1834. I have not yet found their marriage.

They had their first son Timothy in 1834 in Foulness. I found that a brother William Salmonds was living in Foulness born 1802 in Birch. Maybe she had joined her brother there later on as her parents remained in Birch.

Sarah and her husband moved to Moulsham in Chelmsford in 1841. They were there in the 1841 census before they moved back to Foulness. The 1851 census shows 36 year old Sarah Wallaker living in the remote Foulness Island with her husband Timothy. Timothy died in 1859.

Sarah is on the 1861 census as a widow in Foulness. She is on the 1871 census in Foulness, a widow and a midwife. Sarah Wallaker remarried in December 1875 to a Johnathan Hawkes in nearby Burnham, Essex. She was a widow and her father was James Salmonds a Labourer. Sarah is on the 1881 census as Sarah Hawkes with husband Johnathan. She is 67, born in Birch and a midwife.

She is on the 1891 census in Foulness aged 77, born Birch, a midwife. Sarah died in the September Quarter of 1893 aged 79.

Another colourful life.


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