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Sarah Goss

(1854 - 1887)

Sarah Goss was christened Sarah Sydenham on 10 December 1854, at The Blessed Virgin Mary parish church, Kingsbrompton, Somerset. Her baptism record identifies her parents as William and Maria Sydenham; William was a mason.

Whilst it is believed there may be further brothers and sisters of Sarah, the following were identified when reviewing the parish baptism records 1842 - 1882. Mary Anna in 1843, George Henry in 1846, William in 1848, who died only seven months later, Maria in 1850, James in 1852, Harriet in 1857 and Louisa in 1860.

The 1861 census identifies Sarah as 6 years old and a scholar, living with her parents at Trotts cottage, Kingsbrompton; her father was recorded as a stone mason. Also in the same property were her four older siblings Mary Ann (17), George (15), Maria (10), James (8) and younger sisters Harriet(4) and Louisa (1)

At the time of the 1871 census, Sarah was living with her mother, father, James and Louisa in Kingsbrompton; she was recorded as 16 years old

On 30 december 1873, Sarah, now 18, married James Goss at the parish church Kingsbrompton; the witnesses were James and Maria Sydenham.

The 1881 census reveals Sarah and James living at Stone cottage, Kingsbrompton; Sarah is recorded as 26 and James 29 (still a mason). It would appear that there were no children, certainly no births were found in the parish registers of Kingsbrompton.

Neither James or Sarah could be found in the 1891 or 1901 census.