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Sarah PLEDGER Enfield almshouse

verbri

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HI all, I am new, so please forgive if I am doing this wrong. I am currently trying to research Sarah Pledger (nee Sammey) christened 11/3/1792 St Andrews, Enfield. Married St Andrews Enfield to John Pledger 9/6/1814. John was a Postillion, Post Boy, Chaise driver.. all the same thing as far as I can see. I have nothing further on John, the children ( John, George, Samuel, Ann, Sarah) were born at Enfield Wash, Monken Hadley, Barnet. The only Sarah Pledger that I can find in the census (I can't find her in 1841) shows her at Enfield Almshouse in 1851 and 1861 as a widow. They have a sister with her in 1851 Susannah HOLMER. I can't tie this sister in... so I don't know if I have the right Sarah Pledger. I have obtained the death cert for Sarah Pledger in Enfield in 1861 and it lists her as widow of John Pledger an agricultural labourer. Sarah Snow is witness to the death, but it doesn't say that she is a relative. Are there any records for the Almshouse to say who and how they selected the widows to live there? Would this Sarah Pledger in the Almshouse be the right one??? The son Samuel b.1816 Monken Hadley is my line. Thank you so much for any help.
 

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There is quite an extensive tree on FamilySearch 2C19-V1T which has John 's death as 1860 but I can't find arecord of it so it's probably not correct if Sarah was a widow in 1851.
 

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There is quite an extensive tree on FamilySearch 2C19-V1T which has John 's death as 1860 but I can't find arecord of it so it's probably not correct if Sarah was a widow in 1851.
Something to ponder..

Interesting that tree has a Robert b. 1827 Chipping Barnet, Herts. Mother = Sarah [I mention this because John may have remarried in 1829 to a Frances Scott in Cheshunt, Herts.

National Burial Index:
22 Jun 1828
Sarah PLEDGER
Age 37
Chipping Barnet, St John the Baptist
Herts.

If Robert can't be found after his birth, there is this..

20 Aug 1827
Robert PLEDGER
Age inf
Chipping Barnet, St John the Baptist
Herts

1851 has a John Pledger [formerly post boy] & Frances[
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Geoff
 

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Thank you all. Definitely some work to be done. I saw on other people's family tree on Ancestry that they had John remarrying, but there was nothing to verify the theory, no documents at all. So I will chase that up. I would say, at this stage that the Sarah at the Almshouse, is not mine.. Thank you heaps Geoff, Solidrock and Gibbo, your help is greatly appreciated
 

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