Family History Notebook

Sarah Dawson

Daughter of John and Elizabeth Dawson of Haydon Bridge, baptised 27 Dec 1743 in Allendale, Northumberland?

Married John Swindal on 21 June 1764 in St Cuthbert, Allendale


Elizabeth 2   
John, baptised 5th July 1767 in Allendale, Northumberland
Peter, baptised 4th July 1769 in Ninebanks, Northumberland
Thomas, baptised 16th May 1771 in Ninebanks, Northumberland
George, baptised 12th June 1774 in Ninebanks, Northumberland
Christopher, baptised 24 August 1776 in Ninebanks, Northumberland

Buried 1st August 1827 in Limestone Brae aged 86


1   A birth date of 1741 would result from the age at death of 86. There is no Sarah Dawson baptised in 1741 in the IGI but a Sarah Dawson, daughter of John Dawson was baptised in Allendale 27 Dec 1743 according to IGI who would have been 83 at death. John Dawson married Elizabeth Maughan on 6th Nov 1735 in Allendale. According to Joan Shrewsbury born 1741 in Studden.

2    Elizabeth is identified as John's daughter in the entry for her marriage in Allendale in 1787. It seems likely she was born about 1765. However Jenny DeAngelis has identified her as being buried 23rd Feb 1814, aged 46, ie born March 1767 to Feb 1768, in which case she was born very soon after John.

3    The Dawson Family in Allendale website identifies Sarah as the daughter of Abraham Dawson and Jane Robinson born about 12th June 1745 in High Hope, Allendale.  This seems less likely since it would make her only 81 at the time of her death.