Wednesday, April 25, 2007

John & Sarah Uridge née Drover

Stephen Pomeroy contacted me yesterday about Sarah Drover, the wife of John Uridge.

Currently in our records it shows that Sarah was born in 1811 in Hine Abbas, Huntingdonshire, as detailed in the IGI when she married John in 1836.

However Stephen provided a transcript of a will

This is the last Will of me Sophia Bailey of the City of Winchester Widow made this twelfth day of January 1854 ...
I give and bequeath to the said Stephen Watson Five pounds and to my three sisters Ruth Higgs Ann B_____ and
Sarah Uridge the sum of five pounds each ...

Stephen's research led him to understand that Sophia was the sister of Sarah. Additionally he found the baptisms of Sophia, and Sarah with several of their siblings in the Itchen Abbas parish register at Hampshire Records Office.

I searched the 1851 census for Sarah, and found her enumerated as Sarah aged 40 born in Itchen Abbess, Hants. In the 1861 census, she was born in "Heitchon" Hampshire. In the 1871 census in Hampshire; and the 1881 census as Hants Itchen Abbas.

Many thanks to Stephen for providing this information. It will be included in the next website update.