CFHS code : HT535

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In heavenly love abiding our beloved mother SARAH ELIZABETH SARLL d June 29th 1947 The courage of Faith The beauty of Holiness The sanctity of sacrifice all were hers

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Urn

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Sarah Elizabeth Sarll (née Wright) (10 January 1863 – 29 June 1947)

Sarah was born in Wood End, Ardeley near Stevenage,Hertfordshire and was the daughter of James and Eleanor. She was baptised on 15 February 1863 and grew up at High Trees Farm, Wood End  where her father was a farmer of 81 acres employing three men and a boy to help work his land (1871). Aged 18 she was lodging at Albert Street in Stevenage and working as an apprentice dressmaker to Melina and Isabel Cooke before returning to live with her parents at High Trees Farm (1881). She married George Frederick Sarll (1857-1919) in 1892 and they had seven children: George Wright (1894-1959), William James (1895-1937), Eleanor Mary (1896-1988), Harry Victor (1897-1983), Olive Elizabeth (1902-2002), Hilda (1904-1994) and one more child who died as an infant.

The family lived in Walkern, two miles outside Stevenage and George worked as a brewer’s traveller (sales representative). By 1911 they had moved to Walsworth Road in Hitchin, where he ran a beer and tabacco shop. Sarah was widowed in 1919 and then moved to Cambridge where she ran a Lodging House. In 1939 she was living at 1 Malcolm Street and was documented as being a retired lodging house keeper. She died at Malcolm Street aged 84 years old.



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Sarah Elizabeth Sarll