Sarah Ann Clarke

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Sarah Ann Clarke was the second wife of William Chettleburgh. She was the mother of some (but not all of his children).

Sarah was born in Woodton (Norfolk, south east of Norwich) in around 1846 (from the 1881,1891 and 1901 censuses), but was not baptised there. Her parents were John Clarke (an agricultural labourer) from Kirstead, and Mary A. Clarke from Hempnall, Norfolk. By 1877 she was a Laundress in Ber Street, Saint John Sepulchre, Norwich.
She married William on the 10th of December, 1877 at the Registry Office in Norwich.  Her marriage certificate is on the right, or a transcript is below:

1877 Marriage solemnized at the Register Office in the District of Norwich and in the County of Norfolk
No. When married. Name and Surname. Age. Condition. Rank or Profession. Residence at the time of the Marriage. Father's Name and Surname. Rank or profession of Father.


Tenth December 1877 William Chettleburgh

Sarah Ann Clarke

39 years

32 years



Starch Labourer


Near the Factory, Lakenham

Ber Street, Saint John Sepulchre


John Clarke


Farm Labourer

Married in the Register Office by Certificate before Frederic Oddin Taylor, Registrar
This marriage was solemnised between us William Chettleburgh

Sarah Ann Clarke

in the presence of us The mark of John Clark

The mark of Mary Ann Clark

By 1881 she was living with her husband in Lakenham, Norfolk. By 1891 they had moved into a public house, "The Cricketer's Arms", 67 Lindley Street, which he ran. They were still there for the 1901 census.

The 1851 census (below) gives us the combination of birthplace and parents, the age is a year out though (could be due to the census occurring at different times of the year, and it agrees with her marriage certificate):

1851 - Shotesham All Sts, Henstead, Norfolk, [PRO: HO/107/1818 Folio: 257 Page: 20]
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
John Clark Head M 34 Ag. Lab. Kirstead, Norfolk
Mary A. Clark Wife M 31 - Hempnall, Norfolk
John Clark Son S 10 Scholar Woodton, Norfolk
Robert Clark Son S 8 Scholar Woodton, Norfolk
Sarah A. Clark Daughter S 6 - Woodton, Norfolk
Mary A. Clark Daughter S 4 - Shotesham All Saints, Norfolk
Louisa Clark Daughter S 2 - Shotesham All Saints, Norfolk