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Sarah Punchard (abt. 1739 - bef. 1819)

Sarah Punchard
Born about in Suffolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died before before about age 80 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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Sarah Punchard was born abt 1739 in Suffolk, England. [1]

Sarah died in 1819 aged ~80. She was buried at Hempton, Norfolk on 2 Apr 1819.[2][1]

Research Notes

  • Sarah left a will [3] (An image can be viewed on ancestry)
  • death/burial indexed as Hempton, Suffolk but is in Norfolk; could refer to Ampton, Suffolk (near Bury St Edmunds); will records her as 'of Bury St Edmunds' but Fakenham is also mentioned - have used Bury St Edmunds until more certain.
  • Sarah was noted as a sister of "Mr C. Punchard, bookseller, Ipswich" in her 1819 obituary in Gentleman's magazine
  • Charles Punchard is mentioned as her (late) brother in her will and bequeathed £150 to "Sarah Bush the daughter of the late [Mr? ?] Bush who was brought up by my late brother Mr Charles Punchard" to be given when she turns 21 or gets married (also names 3 other sons of Bush - Charles, John and George)
  • Punchard Pedigree in Vistation of England and Wales Vol. 5 GoogleBooks and Internet Archive
  • named on a pedigree in a book about the Punchards[4]
  • all 3 siblings died with no issue

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  1. 1.0 1.1 page 379 The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 89, Part 1; Volume 125
  2. "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991", database, FamilySearch ( : 15 March 2020), Sarah Punchard, 1819.
  3. The National Archives; Kew, Surrey, England; Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Series PROB 11; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 1622
  4. Punchard, Elgood George, 1844-1917. Punchard of Heanton-Punchardon. Records of an unfortunate family. 1894, . scanned page

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