Sarah Harris (1799-c1851)

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Sarah Harris
Sex: Female
Birth: 1799 Crowan Cornwall, England
Baptism: 26/10/1799 Crowan Cornwall
Death: c1851
Father: Richard Harris
Mother: Elizabeth ?
Spouse/Partner: Isaac Jewell 
Marriage: 01/06/1819 Crowan Cornwall

Sarah Harris was born in 1799 to Richard and Elizabeth Harris. The maiden name of Sarah's mother is not yet known. She was christened in the parish of Crowan on 26th October 1799.

Little is known of Sarah's life other than the dates provided by church records and a census record.


Sarah married Isaac Jewell at the parish church in Crowan on 1st June 1819. He too had been born and raised in Crowan.

The couple would have 9 known children together, but it is possible that only 7 made it into adulthood. All were christened in Crowan.

Death of husbandEdit

Isaac died at a young age, only 39. His youngest child was barely 6 months old at the time. Without a grave inscription or death certificate for that early period of time, it is difficult to determine what he died of at this stage. If he was a miner, mining accidents for the year 1835 near Crowan should be investigated.

1841 censusEdit

Srah is located in the 1841 census for Crowan at Poldrouse Moor. She is recorded as age 40. Housekeeper was originally recorded as her occupation, but this was crossed out and replaced with miner. Children William (age 20 - a copper miner), Isaac (age 15 - a tin miner), Salome (age 15 - misspelt as Salomy - a miner. Stamp girl had been crossed out) and Jonn (age 13 - a miner. Stamp boy had been crossed out) were all living with her at the time.

Later LifeEdit

Sarah is yet to be located in later census records and a matching death record for her is yet to be found. This page will need to be updated when more information becomes available.


Name Birth Death
Children of Isaac and Sarah Jewell

Thomas baptised 19/12/1819
baptised Crowan Cornwall
Mar Q 1873
Redruth District, Cornwall

William baptised 19/2/1821
baptised Crowan Cornwall
after 1891

Isaac baptised 1/05/1823
baptised Crowan Cornwall
before 1866

Christiana baptised 02/05/1824
baptised Crowan Cornwall
Peachy Belt, South Australia

Salome baptised 13/10/1825
baptised Crowan Cornwall
Jun Q 1884
Redruth District, Cornwall

Ann baptised 13/12/1826
baptised Crowan Cornwall

John baptised 18/10/1828
baptised Crowan Cornwall
after 1881

Abraham baptised 10/09/1832
baptised Crowan Cornwall

Elizabeth Jane baptised 23/02/1835
baptised Crowan Cornwall


  • Parish records
  • Information from Reece Spicer
  • IGI
  • 1841 census for Cornwall

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