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Sarah Ann Dexter born August 12th 1851

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Ellen Report 9 Oct 2021 00:43

I agree it is probably her dying in 1902 as normally some of her family is living with her as you say ArgyllGran
Yes that is her birth ErikaH
Many Thanks


ErikaH Report 8 Oct 2021 11:58

She didn't give accurate age info in 1901, and lied about her 'status' goodness knows what other info is wrong

This would appear to be her birth

GRO Reference: 1851 S Quarter in BELPER Volume 19 Page 462


ArgyllGran Report 8 Oct 2021 10:53

Have you discounted this death?

Deaths Mar 1902 (>99%)
Shaw Sarah Ann 48 Mansfield 7b 66

Age at death is only as accurate as what the informant believes to be true.
In 1901 her YOB is given as 1854.
In 1891 it's given as 1853.
In 1881 it's 1852.
In 1871 and 1861 it's given as 1851.

As all her daughters are still in one household in 1911, but she's not with them, it seems likely that she had died.


Ellen Report 8 Oct 2021 10:48

I am not 100pc certain with the 1947 death but it fittered her birth thats why I put it on here
On the 1939 Register I put in Sarah Ann Shaw born 1851 also Sarah Ann Knifton born 1851 but nothing comes up.

this is Sarah in 1901
SARAH ANN is living at Wheatshed she is a 47 year old Widow. living with her are Elizabeth Knifton her daughter aged 14 years, William Dexter aged 10 years her nephew, Elsie Knifton her 1 year old Grand daughter

1911 I found this but not sure if it is her
1 SARAH ANN is living at 25 Forest Street Sutton-in-Ashfield,she is a Cheering in Hand Hosiery & single


ArgyllGran Report 8 Oct 2021 10:34

1901 for our reference:

Sarah Ann Shaw
in the 1901 England Census
Name: Sarah Ann Shaw
Age: 47
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Codnor Park, Derbyshire, England
Civil Parish: Mansfield
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mark
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Street Address: 2 Wheat Shed Road
Registration District: Mansfield
Sub-registration District: Mansfield
ED, institution, or vessel: 01
Piece: 3140
Folio: 32
Page Number: 55
Household Schedule Number: 310
Household Members:
Name Age
Sarah Ann Shaw 47 - widow
Harriet Kington 20 - daughter [ Knifton on image ]
Martha Kington 18 - daughter [ Shaw on image ]
Elizabeth Kington 14 - daughter [ Shaw on image
William Dexter 10 - nephew
Elsie Rnifton 1 - grand-daughter [ Knifton on image ]

Elsie is Harriet's daughter, per 1911 census, by which time Harriet has married Frederick W Scothern.
Elizabeth is in the same household, as is Martha, who married Thomas J Truscott.
Also Frederick's mother Sarah, who had remarried in 1893, to David Cooper.

Frederick W Scothern
in the 1911 England Census
Name: Frederick W Scothern
Age in 1911: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Civil Parish: Mansfield
Country: England
Street Address: 5 Plantation Street
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Krufe Cutter
Registration District Number: 428
Sub-registration District: Mansfield
ED, institution, or vessel: 13
Piece: 20345
Household Members:
Name Age
Frederick W Scothern 34
Harriett Scothern 30
Elsie Knifton 11 - daughter
Reginald Scothern 6 - son
Sarah Cooper 65 - mother, widow
Martha A Truscott 28 - sister, widow
Thomas J Truscott 6 - nephew
Louis J Truscott 3 - nephew
Elizabeth Shaw 24 - sister
John H Farmer 21 - boarder


ErikaH Report 8 Oct 2021 10:25

It would help if you posted (C&P) the 1901 to which you refer

She wouldn’t have married Lewis - he died before her husband, and divorce was out of reach for the vast majority of people

Clearly, she lied when calling herself a widow in 1901

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 8 Oct 2021 10:21

Where is Sarah in 1911 ?

May be she married again after 1901 ......


ErikaH Report 8 Oct 2021 10:12

You need to make certain that the 1947 death is hers.

JFM 1947 aged 95…..NOT 96, which fits with the birth date you give

What criteria are you inputting when searching 1939 register?


Ellen Report 8 Oct 2021 10:01

I have a Sarah Ann Dexter born 12th August 1851 who married a John Knifton 28th November 1870 at Codnor Parish.John was born 1844 & died 1905.I have his details on the 1891/1901 census

On the 1881 Census living with them is a Lewis Shaw born 1848 died 1898.
Sarah Ann & Lewis become an item & have children Martha Ann 5th January1883 died 1956 Elizabeth born 1886 died 1943.
1901 Sarah Ann Shaw is a 47 year old Widow living at Wheatshed.

I have never been able to find a marriage for Sarah Ann To Lewis Shaw.

I believe that Sarah Ann died in 1947 at Mansfield aged 95/96

I am trying to find her on the 1939 Register but not having any luck.
Any suggestions?
Many Thanks