The Family of Sarah Burn formerly Vollans

I am very grateful to Patricia Burke for information on this family.


Her birth was registered in the Selby district in the December quarter 1852, a daughter of Joseph Vollans and Charlotte (formerly Turner). 


In 1861, she was at home with her parents aged 6 (8?) and born at Barlby.


She, as Sarah Ann, married Joseph Slater Burn 1 October 1873 at Bradford.  A witness was Thomas Morris who had married her sister Mary Ann Vollans in June 1871.


In 1881, at Wood Head Lane, Burley in Wharfdale, Yorks, Sarah was aged 28 and born at Selby.  Joseph was aged 33, a cattle dealer and born at Sandall, Yorks.  Their daughter was Laura aged 3 and born at Wood Head.


In 1891, at Eldwick Cragg, Bingley, she was aged 38.  Joseph was aged 42, a farmer and their children were Laura aged 13, Herbert aged 9, Harry aged 7, Lucy Ellen aged 5 and Francis Slater aged 36.


In 1901 in Bradford, Sarah was aged 48 and born at Woodhouse, Yorks.  Joseph was aged 52, a cab driver and born at Sandall, Yorks, and their children were Herbert, aged 19 a cabinet maker's apprentice, Harry Newsome aged 17 a grocer's assistant, Lucy Helen aged 15, Francis Slater aged 13 an errand boy and all born at Eldwick, and Charles aged 5 and born in Bradford.  There was also Ann Jenkinson aged 65, a boarder.


Sarah’s death was registered in the Bradford district in the March quarter 1935.  She was aged 82.


Sarah and Joseph's children were:

Laura Burn, born about 1877 at Wood Head.

Herbert Burn, born about 1881 at Eldwick.

Harry Newsome Burn, born about 1883 at Eldwick (registered in the Keighley district in the June quarter 1884).

Lucy Ellen Burn, born about 1885 at Eldwick.

Francis Slater Burn, born about 1887 at Eldwick.

Charles Burn, born about 1895 in Bradford.

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Posted October 2016