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Sarah Wood

  • Christened: 25 Nov 1759, Strood, Kent, England 292
  • Marriage (1): John Gransden on 1 Feb 1782 in St Nicholas, Strood, Kent, England 328
  • Died: 5 Jan 1846, Poor House, Portsea Island, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Kent at age 86 331

bullet  General Notes:

27th of May 1781 Sarah Wood was the witness to the wedding of James Grant and Martha Hall of Strood parish- marriage by license at St. Nicholas Church, Strood, Kent. Sarah Wood signed the register herself.
(Strood Parish Register- Marriages)

1841 census- Sarah Grandson abt 82yo noted as a widow and pauper. Living in Portsmouth Poor House, Portsmouth, Portsea Island, Hampshire.

Death of Mary Grandson March Quarter of 1846, Portsea Island, Portsea, Hampshire. Vol 7 p103.

1846 death certificate notes Sarah Gransden as 91 years of age. Widow, who died of old age and possibly dropsy, in the poor house Portsmouth.

Death certificate age does not fit christening, but the age given on the census in 1841 for the same person does, so the age on the death certificate is probably incorrect.


Sarah married John Gransden, son of Richard Gransden and Mary Sumers, on 1 Feb 1782 in St Nicholas, Strood, Kent, England.328 (John Gransden was christened on 22 Jan 1764 in St Mary Magdelene, Cobham, Kent, England 292 and died on 13 Apr 1853 in Union Workhouse, Strood, Kent, England 330.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

John Gransden was living in Strood by the time of his marriage as he is registred as being a member of Strood Parish. Sarah Wood is also living in Strood. John is noted as bachelor and Sarah as spinster. Both John Gransden and Sarah Wood sign the register so both write at least a little and probably read. Both signatures are well formed.
John ? and Martha ?- not Grant, may or may not be the Martha Grant nee Hall that Sarah signed the register for the previous year. If so she is not using her husbands surname or may have re-married.
(Strood Parish register)

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