Sarah Ann Lockwood


b 1853

    St George in the East, London

d. January-March 1900

    Canning Town, London E


daughter of John William Lockwood and Sarah Cuthbert

mother of Richard Henry Sadler-2, Thomas Sadler, William Arthur Sadler, George Sadler




Sarah Ann Lockwood was the fifth of the 11 children born to John William Lockwood and Sarah Cuthbert, and the first of their seven daughters. She was born April-June 1853 in St George in the East, London E1.


She was listed as living with her parents in the family home on both the 1861 and 1871 Census forms. In January-March 1876, Sarah, then 22, married Richard Henry Sadler [1], 23, whose birth had been registered in Mile End. The marriage was registered in the London borough of Stepney.


Sarah and Richard moved to the Plaistow area which, at that time, fell within the West Ham registration district. As a result, most entries for the Sadler family are listed within West Ham, then regarded as a part of Essex. Their first child is believed to have been Richard Henry Sadler [2], who was born in the family home at 72 Burnham Street, Plastow on 20 September 1879. Young Richard tragically died at the same address in February 1881 aged only 16 and a half months.


The couple’s first surviving son would appear to have been Thomas Sadler, born in 1881, followed by William Arthur Sadler in 1884. Neither Richard nor Sarah appear to feature on an 1881 Census, but in 1891 they are listed as residing at 72 Burnham Street, Canning Town, with their seven months old son, George Sadler, who had therefore been born in 1890. There is no mention of either Thomas or William on that form.


Tragedy struck again when Sarah died in January-March 1900 aged 46. The Census for the following year, 1901, describes Richard Henry Sadler as being a Widower and shows him as having moved to 101 Woodstock Street, Canning Town, With him at that address were sons Thomas (19), William Arthur (17) and George (10).


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