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Samuel George Sewards (1821 - 1906)

Samuel George Sewards
Born in Quadring, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1851 in Quadring, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdommap
Descendants descendants
Died in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Biography

The son of Samuel Sewards (1780-1868) and Elizabeth Barker (1785-1865), Samuel was born in Quadring in 1821.[1] In 1851, at the age of 29, he was residing with the James and Mary Shaw family in Thorney, in Northamptonshire, working as a farm laborer.[2] He married Frances Mary "Fanny" Harrison (1829-186ott6) shortly afterwards; their children included:

  1. William (1852-)
  2. George (1854-)
  3. Frances "Fanny" (1855-)
  4. Benjamin (1860-)
  5. Elizabeth (1861-)
  6. Samuel (1861-)
  7. Brace Bridge (1863-)

Fanny passed away in 1866; widowed and at the age of 49, in 1871, Samuel lived with his daughters, Charlotte and Elizabeth, and his sons, Benjamin and Bridge, in Northorpe.[3] In 1881, only Benjamin and Elizabeth were left at home, the family resided in Donington, and Samuel was a cottager, or farm laborer.[4] Elizabeth married later than year and Benjamin emigrated, settling in Michigan in the United States. In 1891, Samuel resided wtih his sister, Charlotte (Sewards) Green, in Donington and, at age 70, still worked as a farm laborer.[5] He was recorded in Donington on the 1901 census, "living on his own means" at age 80. He passed away in Spalding in 1906[6] and was buried on December 14th of that year.[7] His will was probated in Lincolnshire on June 12, 1907.[8]

Sources

  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQRT-39B : 21 March 2020), Samuel George Sewards, 1821.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGTB-3LD : 12 September 2019), Samuel Sewards in household of James Shaw, Thorney, Northamptonshire, England; citing Thorney, Northamptonshire, England, p. 15, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRXR-1X6 : 29 September 2019), Samuel Sewards, 1871.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27V-KM6N : 12 December 2017), Samuel Sewards, Donington, Lincolnshire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 9, Piece/Folio 3201/36, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,943.
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WRJR-V2M : 5 May 2019), Samuel Sewards in household of Charlotte Green, Donington, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lincolnshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  6. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NBN-3BB : 31 December 2014), Samuel George Sewards, 1907; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  7. "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGTN-7J5Z : 18 January 2020), Samuel George Seward, 1906.
  8. "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W7WK-DXPZ : 24 June 2019), Samuel George Sewards, 12 Jun 1907; citing Probate, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Great Britain.; FHL microfilm 251,401.


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