Sarah Jane Box was born in around 1852 in Brighton. Her father was John Box.
She married Alfred Walter Wells on the 24th March 1872 in Brighton, Sussex. His father was listed as John Wells, and her father as John Box. Alfred's age was listed as 23, and Sarah's as 21.
In 1881 Sarah J. Wells is 29 and is living with her husband and 4 children at 36 Kensington Place, Brighton.
In 1891 she is 39 and with her husband and 8 children at 84 Trafalgar Street in Brighton where she was dealer in paper hangings and something else that looks like milliner.
The birth of a Sarah Jane Box was registered in Jul-Sep 1851 in Brighton (Vol 7, Page 314), another in Apr-Jun 1851 in Cuckfield, Sussex (Vol 7 Page 378). It is likely the first is the correct one, as our Sarah was born in Brighton.
The IGI provides two possibilities:
- a Sarah Jane Box was christened by a John and Mary Ann Box on the 22nd October 1851 at the Chapel Royal in Brighton.
- a Sarah Jane Box was christened by a John and Susan Box on the 1st February 1852 in Brighton.