Sarah Wright

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 29/10/2021

Sarah Wright



According to the 1851 census Sarah was born in Newbury. She married (as Sarah Brunsdon) John Wright on the 13th November 1780 at St Nicolas Church Newbury.

John and Sarah had the following 15 children:

John Brunsdon baptised 8th July 1781 (buried (as John) 9th October 1815 at St Nicolas)

William baptised 2nd March 1783 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (buried 1st March 1788 at St Nicolas)

James born c1784

Richard baptised 25th February 1787 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (buried 2nd August 1850 in the NRC)

William and Sarah both baptised 22nd June 1788 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (Sarah buried 11/8/1788, William buried 31/8/1789 at St Nicolas)

Charles baptised 1st November 1789 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (buried 15th May 1832 at St Nicolas)

Hannah baptised 21st August 1791 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (married Sidney Cumner in 1814, buried 12th September 1836 at St Nicolas)

Thomas baptised 14th July 1793 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (buried 16th March 1829 at St Nicolas)

Betsy baptised 20th September 1795 at St Nicolas Church Newbury

Joseph born 6th March 1797 baptised 2nd April 1797 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (married Maria Walker in 1829, buried 30th December 1857 in the NRC)

Elizabeth born 28th July1798 baptised 15th August 1798 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (married James Hatt in 1833, buried 3rd December 1879 in the NRC)

Samuel baptised 5th January 1800 (buried 23rd September 1807 at St Nicolas)

Sarah born 28th August 1802 baptised 26th September 1802 at St Nicolas Church Newbury (married widower George Field in 1850, died aged 48 in 1851 buried in the NRC on the 27th June)

Mary born c1805 baptised 23rd August 1805 (buried 10th March 1806 at St Nicolas Church Newbury)


In the 1815 census of Newbury John Wright (60), was recorded as a Malter, living in Northcroft Lane (west side of Northbrook Street) Newbury with Sarah (54) and their children, John (33), James (31), Richard (27) and Sarah (13).

 Sarah was widowed in 1825. John died aged 71 he was buried 7th September at St Nicolas Newbury

The 1841 census records Sarah (85), living in St Bartholomews Almshouses Newbury her granddaughter Elizabeth Cumner (15) was also recorded in the household.

In the 1851 census Sarah (99) was recorded living in Cheese Fair Close Almshouses Newbury, her grandson William Cumner (36), a Bricklayer, his wife Martha (34) and Sarah’s great grandson William Henry Cumner (3) were recorded living with her.

Sarah died aged 100 on the 29th March 1852 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 2nd April.





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