Sarah Sophia Adams [1827 - >1856]

[1827 - >1856] FMMMFM

Born: 1827, Cradley WOR

Father: Henry Adams

Mother: Elizabeth Adams

5-generation pedigree

Siblings: (For dates, etc, see the extended family)

  1.   Sarah Adams
  2. Henry Adams
  3. Joseph Adams
  4. Lydia Adams
  5. Martha Adams
  6. Jane Adams

Married: Levi Davies

Marriage Certificate:

Registration DistrictStourbridge
Solemnized atThe Parish Church
in the Parish ofKingswinford
in the County ofStafford
When Married4 July 1851
Name and SurnameSarah Adams
Rank or Profession-
ResidenceQuarry Bank
Father's NameHenry Adams
Father's ProfessionCarpenter
WitnessesRich Bourne, Elizabeth Fellows


  1. Henrietta Best Smith Adams
  2. James Adams (mother's name given as Sarah Sophia Adams)
  3. Elizabeth Davis
  4. Henry Davies
  5. Joseph Davies

Her first two children are inferred from the 1851 census. Henrietta is listed in 1857 as living in the household of William Hughes, described as his niece. This may imply Sarah and Levi Davies were both dead by then.

Not the Sarah Davis who died 14 March 1860 at Stourbridge (who was the wife of a James Davis), or 19 January 1861 at Stourbridge (who was the wife of a Thomas Davis). There are other Sarah Davis deaths listed, but all with a second name other than Sophia. That, plus the lack of any record of the death of Levi Davis or any reference to the family in the 1861 census, leads me to consider if Levi and Sarah might have emigrated, possibly to Australia with her brother Henry and his family. Henry Davies was, however, back by the time of the 1871 census.


1841Coventry Street, Old Swinford
1851Lumbans Bank, Cradley
1856Factory, Cradley

The Davis family had disintegrated by 1857. As yet I have no no explanation of this.

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