Sarah Jane was born on 21 June 1880 to James Magnall (GM021/149) and Alice Greenwood (GM022). She was christened on the 21 July 1880 at Holy Trinity Church, Habergham Eaves. The baptismal register shows that the family were living at Four Lane Ends and that James was an innkeeper.

The 1881 Census shows Sarah as a 9 month old baby. The family were still living at the Gretna Green Inn, Four Lane Ends in Habergham Eaves, with her maternal grandfather who is recorded as the Publican.

In the 1891 Census she is a 10 year old scholar the family are living at 151 Cog Lane and her father is a retired groceer.

The 1901 Census shows that she was living with her parents at 279 Cog Lane aged 20 but it does not show any occupation.

I have no record of any marriage for Sarah but she apparently had a stillborn child who was buried on 3 August 1905. The burial register says that she was living at Nairne Street at this point.

Sarah died on the 4 January 1906 aged only 25 and was buried in Burnley Cemetery, grave number 1684

[Last updated 02 Jan 2024]