On 31 August and 1 September

Nothing happened on 31 August, but on 1 September there was a birth in Aberdeenshire and a baptism in Yorkshire. It seems to be a quiet time of year on my family tree.

1 September 1799
Birth of my gggg aunt Barbara Logan at Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, daughter of James Logan and Catherine Smith. Sadly, nothing else has been found for her – no marriage, nothing that looks like her in the 1841 or 1851 census, and no death after 1855.

1 September 1850
Baptism of my ggg aunt Sarah Green at Worsbrough, Yorkshire, daughter of William Green and Sarah Firth. In the 1851 census she’s at the Rose and Crown Inn, Worsbrough with her grandfather innkeeper Joseph Green and her father linen bleacher William Green, and her mother and siblings. In 1861 she’s a visitor at Stanley Lodge Hall, near Wakefield, where her married older sister Mary is living and Mary’s husband is the gardener, and in 1871 she’s a 22 year old domestic servant at Earlsheaton, near Dewsbury, in the household of William Rhodes, a manufacturer of woollens, and his sisters. By 1881 Sarah is a housekeeper for her widowed brother William Green, a butcher of 16 Greenfoot Lane, Barnsley, looking after William and his children. Sarah was married at the age of 39 at Silkstone in March 1890 to stoker George Herbert Higgins: she was married from 16 Greenfoot Lane and her husband lived at 8 Greenfoot Lane. They are at 8 Greenfoot Lane in 1891, George a colliery stoker. They are at the same address in 1901 with a 14 year old nephew of George’s but no children of their own, and still there in 1911 on their own. Sarah Higgins died age 76 in 1927, her death registered at Barnsley.

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