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EDGOOSE, Sarah Lawson

EDGOOSE, Sarah Lawson

Female 1833 - 1874  (~ 42 years)

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  • Name EDGOOSE, Sarah Lawson 
    Born Between 1832 and 1833  Newport, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 664 
    _UID 50BE6C60A4A6481F8D80D17E7201EF94DD24 
    Died 27 Mar 1874  Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 29 Mar 1874  Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I664  Edgoose
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, Joel,   b. 19 Jan 1804, Swineshead, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1883, Amber Hill, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother JONES, Mary Elizabeth Grace,   b. Between 1813 and 1814, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1888, Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married Unknown 
    Family ID F488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 WESTMORELAND, John Metcalfe,   b. 1841, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, Spalding Registration District, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1861  Skirbeck, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. WESTMORELAND, William,   b. 1862, Skirbeck, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Lincoln Registration District, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. WESTMORELAND, Frederick,   b. 1864, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937, Boston Registration District, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. WESTMORELAND, Abel,   b. 1866, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, Boston Registration District, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     4. WESTMORELAND, James Edgoose,   b. 10 Apr 1869, Boston, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1948, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. WESTMORELAND, John Walter,   b. 1871, Sutterton Fen, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933, Boston Registration District, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Sarah Ann,   b. 5 Nov 1853, Boston, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. EDGOOSE, Henry,   b. 9 Oct 1857, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1914, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. EDGOOSE, John William,   b. 7 Apr 1860, Skirbeck Quarter, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1943, Frampton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 TICKLER, Robert Preston,   b. 1818, Louth, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888, Edmonton Registration District, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Robert,   b. 26 Jul 1847, Swineshead, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1869, Kirton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 MASTIN, William Groom,   b. 2 Sep 1828, Frampton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Frampton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, William Groom (Mastin),   b. 7 Aug 1855, Kirton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1900, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Ephemera
    A present to Sarah Wasplent from J.E 1863
    A present to Sarah Wasplent from J.E 1863
    A mug dated 1863 given to Sarah WESTMORELAND nee EDGOOSE from J.E.
    What was the identity of J.E.?
    Was it her three year old illegitimate son John EDGOOSE (1860-1943) or her father Joel EDGOOSE (1804-1883)?

  • Notes 
    • SARAH LAWSON WESTMORELAND née EDGOOSE 1832 or 1833-1874

      Sarah Lawson EDGOOSE's date and place of baptism has not been traced, although she was supposedly born in Newport, Shropshire. She was the eldest daughter of the Joel EDGOOSE and Mary Elizabeth Grace JONES whose date and place of marriage remains a mystery.

      From the 1841 census of Hart Street, Hartlepool, County Durham:
      Joel EDGOOSE (Ancestry has Edgeman), aged 30, labourer, not born in County Durham;
      Mary EDGOOSE, aged 25, not born in County Durham;
      *Sarah EDGOOSE, aged 8, not born in County Durham;
      James EDGOOSE, aged 4, born in County Durham;
      John EDGOOSE, aged 2, born in County Durham.
      (HO107/315/20/45/16)

      On 26 July 1847 at Royalty, Swineshead, Lincolnshire, she gave birth to an illegitimate son Robert EDGOOSE - named after Robert Preston TICKLER, a druggist, who was named as the father on the birth certificate.
      (GRO September Q 1847 Boston 14 269)
      She was 14 or 15 years old. The legal age of consent was twelve at that time.

      Robert Preston TICKLER married Mary Ann SHAW from Swineshead in 1847.
      (GRO September Q 1847 Stamford 14 849)

      "Boston Petty Sessions 1 December
      An order was made upon Rt. TURNER (sic), of Swineshead, for payment of 2s 6d a week towards the maintenance of a bastard child belonging to Sarah EDGOOSE, singlewoman."
      (Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury 10 December 1847)

      From the 1851 census of Hammond Beck, Swineshead, Lincolnshire:
      Joel EDGOOSE, head, aged 47, agricultural labourer, born at Algarkirk, Lincolnshire;
      Mary EDGOOSE, wife, aged 37, born at Newport, Shropshire;
      *Sarah EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 18, born at Newport;
      James EDGOOSE, son, aged 14, agricultural labourer, born in the City of Durham;
      John EDGOOSE, son, aged 11, agricultural labourer, born in the City of Durham;
      Alice EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 9, born at Swineshead, Lincolnshire;
      Joel EDGOOSE, son, aged 6, born at Swineshead;
      Mary EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 3, born at Swineshead;
      Robert EDGOOSE, grandson, aged 3, born at Swineshead;
      Jonathan EDGOOSE, son, aged 7 months, born at Swineshead.
      (HO107/2099/633)

      "Sessions-house, Boston. - At a petty sessions held on Wenesday last, before the Revs. M. SHEATH, H. HOLDSWORTH, J. WILSON, B. BERIDGE, and G. COLTMAN, and F. L. HOPKINS, Esq, - Ann REDORD and Sarah EDGOOSE, servants of Mr. Richard HOLMES, farmer, of Donington, were brought up under warrants for deserting from their services. An order was made in each case for a deduction of 1l from their wages, both servants having promised to return to their service, and fulfil their contracts.
      (Lincolnshire Chronicle, 17 June 1853)
      (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)

      She had an illegitimate daughter Sarah Ann EDGOOSE at Mill Lane, Boston, Lincolnshire, on 5 November 1853.
      (GRO December Q 1853 [----------] Boston 07A 329)

      William, son of William MASTIN, farmer, and Sarah MASTIN formerly EDGOOSE, was born at Kirton, Lincolnshire on 7 August 1855, just ten weeks before the death of his father on 21 October. The informant was his mother Sarah MASTIN of Kirton. She made her mark.
      (GRO September Q 1855 [EDGOOSE] Boston 07A 329)

      Although no evidence of a wedding has been found Sarah described herself as a widow at the time of the 1861 census.

      She had an illegitimate son Henry EDGOOSE at Kirton, Lincolnshire, on 9 October 1857.

      "Sessions House, Boston.
      - April 28th:
      - Mary Ann ELLIS, of Kirton, aged 12 years, was remanded till Saturday on two charges of stealing ribbon, a cotton collar and other articles the property of Sophia BLAKE, of Kirton, singlewoman, and Sarah EDGOOSE.
      (Lincolnshire Chronicle, 30 April 1858)
      (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)

      She had an illegitimate son John EDGOOSE at Rope Walk, Skirbeck Quarter, Lincolnshire, on 7 April 1860.

      In the 1861 census return for Skirbeck Quarter she was described as a 29 year old widow born at Newport in Shropshire:
      *Sarah EDGOOSE, widow, aged 29, born at Newport, Shropshire;
      Henry EDGOOSE, son, aged 3, born at Kirton, Lincolnshire;
      John EDGOOSE, son, aged 1, born at Skirbeck Quarter, Lincolnshire;
      John WESTMORLANT, lodger, unmarried, aged 20, brickmaker, born at Kirton.
      (RG9/2338/71)

      Sarah Lawson EDGOOSE from Skirbeck Quarter, the 28 year old unmarried daughter of Joel EDGOOSE, labourer, was married at Skirbeck Parish Church on 15 December 1861 to John Metcalfe WESTMORLAND, a 20 year old labourer from Skirbeck Quarter and son of Abel WESTMORLAND, labourer. Lawrance DICKINSON and Ann Squires SCUFFHAM were witnesses. She signed the register with an X.
      (GRO December Q 1861 Boston 7a 772)

      Apart from five illegitimate children she had five children by her husband: William born at Skirbeck in 1862; Frederick born at Kirton in 1864; Abel born at Kirton 1866; James Edgoose WESTMORELAND born at Kirton on 10 April 1869; and John Walter WESTMORELAND born at Sutterton Fen, Lincolnshire, in 1871.

      In about 1968 Hilda BURTON nee EDGOOSE had in her possession a hand-decorated mug bearing the inscription "Sarah Wasplent fom JE 1863". Was Sarah WESTMORELAND presented with it by her three year old illegitimate son John EDGOOSE (1860-1943), from her father Joel EDGOOSE (1804-1883), or by one of her brothers?

      In 1871 the family was living south of Donington Road, Kirton Bank, Lincolnshire:
      John WESTMORELAND, head, married, aged 28, brickmaker, born at Kirton;
      *Sarah WESTMORELAND, wife, married, aged 37, brickmaker's wife, born at Newport, Staffordshire (sic);
      Henry WESTMORELAND, son, aged 13, brickmaker's son, born at Kirton;
      John WESTMORELAND, son, aged 10, born at Skirbeck, Boston, Lincolnshire;
      William WESTMORELAND, son, aged 8, labourer's son, born at Skirbeck, Boston;
      Frederick WESTMORELAND, son, aged 6, labourer's son, born at Kirton;
      Abel WESTMORELAND, son, aged 4, labourer's son, born at Kirton;
      James WESTMORELAND, son, aged 2, labourer's son, born at Kirton;
      Elizabeth EDGOOSE, niece, aged 7, born at Boston Union.
      (RG10/3333/33)

      She died at Kirton Holme, Lincolnshire, aged 41 on 27 March 1874. Her husband John WESTMORELAND was described as a farm labourer. Mary Ann JACKSON of Kirton Holme, present at her death, informed the registrar.
      (GRO March Q 1874 Boston 7a 242)

      She was buried in Kirton Churchyard on 29 March 1874. The inscription on the gravestone (which apparently no longer exists) read:
      Sarah
      Wife of John Westmoreland
      died 27 March 1874
      age 41

      According to the 1881 census John WESTMORELAND was living at Drain Side, Kirton, with a housekeeper and three sons.
      (RG11/3212/50/12)

      NOTES & QUERIES:
      Was she baptised? If so, where?
      Who was the donor of the hand-decorated mug which Hilda BURTON had in her possession in about 1968?


      (revised 09.03.2017)