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looking for the death of sarah ann judson

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Joseph Report 2 Dec 2012 13:49

date of birth 1850 lived mostly in Wellington Shropshire imprisoned July 1871 released 1885 no trace after that

regards joe


Gins Report 2 Dec 2012 14:03

Hi Joe

Is this her

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892

Name: Sarah Judson
Date of Trial: 27 Jun 1881
Trial Year: 1881
Location of Trial: Shropshire, England
Sentence: Imprisonment 7 years

Was Judson her birth name?

1851 England Census
Name: Sarah Jutson
[Sarah Judson]
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: James Jutson
Mother's Name: Mary Jutson
Gender: F (Female)
Where born: Wellington, Shropshire, England

Civil parish: Wednesfield
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England

Registration district: Wolverhampton
Sub-registration district: Willenhall
ED, institution, or vessel: 1a
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 63
Piece: 2020
Folio: 12
Page Number: 17
Household Members: Name Age
James Jutson 25
Mary Jutson 25
Charles Jutson 7
James Jutson 6
Sarah Jutson 4
Hannah Jutson 1
Joseph Lee 24

Mike *

Mike * Report 2 Dec 2012 14:15

The only birth for 1850 (looks to be unreadable)

Births Jun 1850
Judson Sarah * * *

There is one for Wellington .... but not 1850 and not Shropshire

Births Dec 1847
JUDSON Sarah Ann - Wellington S - 10 160


Gins Report 2 Dec 2012 14:19

There are marriages that might be a match, you can search here


Joseph Report 2 Dec 2012 14:28

yes gins you have got the correct one


Barry Report 2 Dec 2012 14:41

Sarah Ann Judson is on the 1881 census at Smithfield Place Wellington as a boarder although there is another Judson there
There is a reference at the side( Ancestry census record) to Licences of Parole for Female Convicts so it looks like it could be her but I don't have the neccssary subscription to view it

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 2 Dec 2012 14:51

LEE, Joseph Head M 49 1822 Staffordshire (Whitesmith)
JUDSON, Sarah Daughter F 22 1849 Shropshire
JUDSON, Harriett Daughter F 20 1851 Staffordshire
LEE, David Son M 19 1852 Staffordshire
LEE, Joshua Son M 17 1854 Staffordshire
Piece: 2941
Folio: 10
Page: 13
Registration District: Wolverhampton
Civil Parish: Wolverhampton
Municipal Borough: Wolverhampton
Address: Bilston Street, Wolverhampton
County: Staffordshire

County Staffordshire
Place Wolverhampton
Church St George
RegisterNumber 40245
MarriageDate 17 Nov 1856
GroomForename Joseph
GroomSurname LEE
GroomAge 32
GroomCondition Bachelor
GroomOccupation Whitesmith
GroomAbode Bilston Street
BrideForename Mary
BrideSurname JUDSON
BrideAge 27
BrideCondition Widow
BrideAbode Bilston Street
GroomFatherForename John
GroomFatherSurname LEE
GroomFatherOccupation Gass fitter
BrideFatherForename Joseph
BrideFatherSurname PARTEN
BrideFatherOccupation Miner
WitnessOneForename Stephen
WitnessOneSurname LEE
WitnessTwoForename Sarah
WitnessTwoSurname WILLIAMS
Notes Banns; Recorded by C CAMPBELL

LEES, Joseph Head Married M 36 1825 White Smith
Staff Wolverhampton
LEES, Mary Wife Married F 34 1827 Wife
JUDSON, Harriet Daughter Unmarried F 11 1850 Scholar
Staff Wolverhampton
LEES, David Son Unmarried M 9 1852 Scholar
Staff Wolverhampton
LEES, Joshua Son M 7 1854 Scholar
Staff Wolverhampton
Piece: 1995
Folio: 65
Page: 13
Registration District: Wolverhampton
Civil Parish: Wolverhampton
Municipal Borough: Wolverhampton
Address: 7, Cross Street, Wolverhampton
County: Staffordshire

Chris :)

JUDSON, Sarah Head Widow F 71 1790 Formerly Laundress
Wellington, Shropshire
JUDSON, James Grandson M 15 1846 Servant
Wellington, Shropshire
JUDSON, Sarah Granddaughter F 13 1848 Scholar
Wellington, Shropshire
Piece: 1897
Folio: 50
Page: 40
Registration District: Wellington
Civil Parish: Wellington
Municipal Borough:
Address: Partons Square, Wellington
County: Shropshire

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 2 Dec 2012 15:09

CAVANAC, Michael Head Single M 27 1854 Farm Labourer
JUDSON, Harriet Boarder Single F 27 1854 Housekeeper
Wellington, Shropshire
JUDSON, David Her Son Single M 1 1880
Wellington, Shropshire
Piece: 2678
Folio: 8
Page: 10
Registration District: Wellington
Civil Parish: Wellington
Municipal Borough:
Address: Smithfield Place, Wellington
County: Shropshire

JUDSON, John Head Single M 49 1832 General Labourer
Wellington, Shropshire
FLETCHER, Mary Boarder Single F 54 1827 Housekeeper Dom
Wellington, Shropshire
JUDSON, Sarah Boarder Single F 30 1851 Housekeeper
Wellington, Shropshire
BRISCOE, Walter Boarder Single M 5 1876
Manchester, Lancashire
Piece: 2678
Folio: 8
Page: 10
Registration District: Wellington
Civil Parish: Wellington
Municipal Borough:
Address: Smithfield Place, Wellington
County: Shropshire

Chris :)

(FMP, not seeing anything convict)


Andrew Report 2 Dec 2012 15:21

From Barrys' post

UK, Licences of Parole for Female Convicts, 1853-1871, 1883-1887
about Sarah Judson
Name: Sarah Judson
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861
Date Convicted: 28 Jun 1881
Court Convicted: Shropshire Sessions, Shrewsbury
Convicted Of: Larceny: stealing a dress bodice
Sentence: 7 years penal servitude
Licence Number: 7234
Date of Licence: 18 May 1885
Residence of Next of Kin: Manchester, Lancashire

A Royal Pardon, complete with a report of the trial and even a photo of Sarah!


Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 2 Dec 2012 15:27

(aah!, thanks Andy, was thinking it was written on census image)

Chris :)


MarieCeleste Report 2 Dec 2012 16:04

Also from that Parole record - she was in prison in Fulham and then on parole removed to Russell House Refuge in Streatham and was given licence to leave 27 February 1886.

I don't think she got a Royal Pardon, it looks more like the licence for her release after serving her term.

A Harriet Judson was also imprisoned for 3 months hard labour.


Joseph Report 2 Dec 2012 17:21

thank you all so far you have mostly covered sarah judsons life other judsons residents on census are all related Sarah was granted release on the death of her sister in child birthso she could look after harriets two children David and Joseph her next of kin was her mother at the time of her imprisonment yet her prison record states next of kin Manchester? i have her records including her photo