Sarah Lancashire was the second wife of James Murray. They had four children in their
short marriage which lasted only ten years owing to James’ early death at the age
of 44 in 1900.
She was born and grew up in Rhodes, Middleton. The family had a farm called Mere
Hays but had left it by 1861, three years after her birth (she may or may not have
been born on the farm). She was the youngest of nine children.
Once married she moved home several times as James moved locations with the police
force - they had four children together.
After James premature death she returned to Rhodes and had to raise a family of five.
She died in 1923 in Rhodes.
Sarah Lancashire [m. Murray]
16 March 2012 12:00
Limited knowledge gained from basic records and gave inscriptions. The only documents
surviving are her probate papers - sadly there are no known photographs.
Sarah Lancashire [m. Murray] gravestone - 2003
All Saints Church graveyard, Rhodes , Middleton: “SARAH wife of the above who died
October 24th 1923 Aged 66 years”