Sarah Buckeridge

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 29/08/2020

Sarah Buckeridge



Sarah was born in Axford (in the civil parish of Ramsbury Wiltshire) she was baptised on the 16th June 1816 in Mildenhall Wiltshire and was the daughter of Philip and Ann Watts (nee Trueman) who were married on the 4th August 1811 at St Mary Marlborough Wiltshire. Philip was recorded as a Miller on the earlier baptism records of his children later baptism records record him as a Farmer.

Philip and Ann also had the following children:

Ann c1812

William c1813

Edward c1815

Elizabeth c1817

Philip c1819

George c1821

Phillis c1822

Arthur c1824


Sarah married in 1838

Marriage details:

Date: 24th November 1838

Place: Parish Church of Ramsbury Wiltshire

Groom: George Buckeridge, Full Age, Bachelor, Abode: Speen Berkshire, Occupation: Baker

Bride: Sarah Watts, Full Age, Spinster,, Abode: Ramsbury, Farmer’s Daughter

Fathers: Isaac Buckeridge, Occupation: Farmer and Philip Watts, Occupation: Farmer.



George and Sarah had the following children:

Sarah c1840

Elizabeth 1841

Phillis 1842

Lucy 1844

Isaac c1846 (died aged 1 in 1847)

John 1847 (died aged 0 in 1847)

Twins: Marian and a male child not named born 1849 (both died 1849)

Marian 1850


In 1841 George (25), Sarah (25) their daughter Sarah (1) and an Elizabeth Buckeridge (20) were living in Northbrook Street Newbury.

 The 1851 census records Sarah (35) as a Dressmaker living in Winchcombe Place Newbury with her children, Sarah (11), Elizabeth (9), Phillis (9) and Marian (6 months). George was away from home visiting a Sarah and Thomas Shaft and family in New Street Westminster.

Sarah was still living Winchcombe Place Newbury in 1861, only her daughters, Elizabeth (20) and Lucy (16) were recorded living with her.

Sarah died aged 45 in 1861 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 10th June





Sources: as above

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