(c 1808  -  29th January 1871)





Great Great Grandmother  of W.P. 'Bill' Richardson


Sarah was born about 1808 at Alnham in Northumberland. Her parents were Roger Watson and his wife Esther (nee Rutherford).

Her baptism took place at Alnham on 4th September 1808.

Sometime around 1835 Sarah married Adam Howey, a farm worker from Eglingham.

On the 1841 census Sarah was recorded with her husband and their children at Clennell, Northumberland, she was 33 years old . She and Adam had three children, James aged 5, Charlot (who I believe was actually Esther) aged 3 and Thomas who was the baby at seven months old.

By the time of the 1851 census, Sarah and her family were living at Silverside Farm, Snitter in Northumberland where her husband was working. She was 42 and had four children living at home Esther, Thomas, John and Jane.

As an agricultural worker's wife, Sarah moved around a lot as her husband moved from farm to farm. By 1861 the family were living at Shawdon Wood House in a farm cottage where her husband and three of her children were listed as farm workers.

Sarah died on 29th January 1871 at Glanton, she was 63 years old and her death was registered by her husband, Adam. She was buried on 1st February 1871 at Whittingham.