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Sarah Thomas

Female 1855 -


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  • Name Sarah Thomas 
    Born 1855  Phillack, Cornwall, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Occupation 1891  Penarth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sarah is listed as a laundress (someone who took in other people's washing) 
    Occupation 1911  Penarth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sarah is listed as a charwoman (domestic cleaner) 
    Died Penarth, Wales, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I41  Penarth Ryans | Christopher Hendra, Paul Michell, Samuel Thomas
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2017 

    Father Samuel Thomas,   b. 1820, Cornwall, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1893, Penarth, Wales, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Jane Michell,   b. 10 May 1821, Phillack, Cornwall, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, Penarth, Wales, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1842  Wesleyan Chapel, Phillack, Cornwall, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1890  5 Salop Place, Penarth, Wales, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1855 - Phillack, Cornwall, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sarah is listed as a laundress (someone who took in other people's washing) - 1891 - Penarth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sarah is listed as a charwoman (domestic cleaner) - 1911 - Penarth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - - Penarth, Wales, UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Great Aunt Sarah Thomas
    Great Aunt Sarah Thomas
    Great Aunt Sarah Thomas (b 1855) - Mary said that Sarah lived well into her 80s or even 90s. Mary knew her. Sarah never married and is listed as a laundress on the 1901 Wales Census - someone who took in washing. For someone that Mary said, ' was not a well woman ' she certainly lasted a long time! As to a date? We could speculate that she was in her 8th decade when the photo was taken which would give us the 1930s. (again just a guess)
    View of Phillack, Cornwall, UK, ca. 19th Century
    View of Phillack, Cornwall, UK, ca. 19th Century
    Many Thomas family members hailed from here.
    The four Thomas Sisters
    The four Thomas Sisters
    Martha, Annie, Jane and Sarah Thomas
    5 Salop Place, Penarth, Wales, UK
    5 Salop Place, Penarth, Wales, UK
    Thomas family home to orphaned Ryan children. Samuel and Jane Thomas were the Ryan children's maternal grandparents. The couple took in the children after the death of their father, John Patrick in 1890 from a tetanus wound sustained at work in Penarth Docks. The childrens' mother, Amelia had died just over a year before.
    Beach Road Penarth in the 1900s - 1910s
    Beach Road Penarth in the 1900s - 1910s
    The entrance to Alexandra Park from Beach Road, Penarth. Photo ca 1900s - 1910s - a park that must have been well known to all residents in Penarth. Alexandra Park, Penarth is a well-preserved Edwardian urban public park. It is in an attractive location overlooking the Bristol Channel, retaining its layout and many of its original features. The park was laid out quickly between 1901 and 1902.
    Penarth Boathouse, ca 1900
    Penarth Boathouse, ca 1900
    Penarth Boathouse on the Esplanade. Ca 1900
    Windsor Road, Penarth ca 1908
    Windsor Road, Penarth ca 1908
    Windsor Road, Penarth ca 1908 - the principal road running from Cogan (where our 'Founding Family' of Ryans lived) to Penarth. The main shops were and are located here. The road continues as Windsor Terrace and then into Beach Road which leads to the Esplanade.
    Penarth Docks
    Penarth Docks
    Penarth Docks at the height of its importance ca. 1900. John Patrick Ryan (1852-90) worked there as a shipwright and it was there that he probably sustained the injury that led to tetanus resulting from a deep cut or wound which led to his early death at the age of 38. The six Ryan children were orphaned.

    Documents
    1891 Wales Census Extract
    1891 Wales Census Extract

  • Notes 
    • Sarah was not a well person and stayed at home with her parents Samuel and Jane. She is listed on 1891 Wales Census as being a laundress (someone who took in washing)
    • In Sarah's final years she lived with her neice Dorothy Creedon. (note from Mary Taylor)