Sarah Scaife - born 1 May 1842 at either Low Row, or Bolton Wood Lane, Nr Wigton, Cumberland

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Sarah Scaife - born 1 May 1842 at either Low Row, or Bolton Wood Lane, Nr Wigton, Cumberland

Sarah was born to John and Mary (nee Bell), the 3rd of 7 children. John and Mary were farmers, and later moved to Crookdake, some 4 miles west of Bolton Wood Lane.
She is mentioned in the 1851 Census at Low Row aged 8, but thereafter appears to disappear from the public record, until she received a bequest in her father's will (1892), which suggests that she was still alive at that time.
Can anyone shed light on her whereabouts in the intervening years

I believe that Sarah was

I believe that Sarah was Geoff Scaife's Great Grandfather's sister and married John Telford in 1966 in Wigton, Cumberland, Registration District. John was a railwayman, born in 1838 at Hayton, Cumberland, which is roughly mid-way between Maryport and Aspatria. He would have witnessed the construction of the Maryport to Carlisle Railway which opened in 1845 (lucky man), and in 1871 was employed as a Pointsman. He lived with Sarah and their 3 year-old son, George, at 23 Robert Street, Botchergate, Carlisle. By 1881 he had progressed to Railway Signalman and was still in Robert Street, but with a second son, William. It would seem that the boy was called William Bell Telford - presumably a naming after his maternal grandmother Mary Bell. Sadly John Telford died in 1882, aged 44.
Sarah was a dressmaker in the 1871, 1881, and 1891 Censuses, but a widow living with eldest son George at 19 Northumberland Street, Caldewgate, Carlisle, where George is a Grocer. There is a George Telford living at 3 Queen Street, Maryport, in 1901, with a wife and 3 children. He was a Coal Hewer, not a Grocer, and was born at Bromfield - a village close to Crookdake and not far from Bolton Wood - which was Sarah's birthplace, but this may be just coincidence.
In John Scaife's 1892 Will, Sarah is correctly called his daughter, but no surname is given. I trust that the foregoing can be verified - the marriage certificate would be useful to have.
John H Scaife

Many thanks John for the

Many thanks John for the information on Sarah. I feel ashamed that I did not pick this up before - perhaps I was trying too hard! In any event it has probably settled something that has been a thorn in my side for ages.
Geoff Scaife

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