NameSarah DEXTER
Birthabt 1831, Middleton, Northamptonshire
FatherHenry DEXTER (~1777-)
MotherHannah (~1789-)
Spouses
1Charles CURTIS , GGG Uncle
Birthabt 1835, Cottingham, Northamptonshire
Death26 Dec 1896
OccupationCordwainer, Boot Maker
FatherBenjamin CURTIS (1797-~1870)
MotherElizabeth VICKERS (1807-1880)
Marriage1861
ChildrenElizabeth Ann (1862-1905)
 Thomas Henry (~1865-1950)
 Edward (~1867-)
Notes for Sarah DEXTER
In the 1841 census Hamlet of Middleton, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Henry Dexter, age 60, rope maker, born in county.
Hannah Dexter, age 54, born in county.
Edward Dexter, age 17, not born in county.
John Dexter, age 15, not born in county.
Sarah Dexter, age 10, born in county.
William Tattersall, age 20, not born in county.

In the 1851 census Middleton, Northamptonshire.
Head Henry Dexter, age 73, rope maker, born Middleton.
Wife Hannah Dexter, age 61, born Wilbarston, Northamptonshire.
Son John Dexter, unmarried, age 25, unmarried, age 25, rope maker at home, born Wadbourne?, Leicestershire.
Daughter Sarah Dexter, unmarried, age 20, , born Middleton.
Son in Law William Tattershall, age 38, born Thorpe Laughton, Leicestershire.
1 servant a rope maker apprentice.

In the 1861 census Townsend, Middleton, Northamptonshire
Head Henry Dexter, age 84, formerly a rope maker, born Middleton Northamptonshire, blind.
Wife Hannah Dexter, age 72, born Wilbarston, Northamptonshire.
Daughter Sarah Dexter, unmarried, age 29, dress maker, born Middleton.
Son in law William Tattershall, age 49, rope maker, born Thorpe Laughton, Leicestershire.
1 servant a rope maker.

In the 1901 census Main Street Curtis’s Yard, Middleton, Northamptonshire.
Head Sarah Curtis, widow, age 70, born Middleton.
Son Thomas H. Curtis, single, age 34, boot and shoe maker, own account, at home, born Cottingham.
Daughter Elizabeth A. Curtis, single, age 36, born Middleton, deaf.

In the 1911 census Main Street, Middleton, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire.
Head Thomas H. Curtis, age 45, widower, 2 children born alive, both still living, boot maker, own account, home, born Middleton.
Mother Sarah Curtis, age 80, widow, 3 children born alive, 2 still living, born Middleton.
Daughter Edith Curtis, age 4, born Middleton.
The house has 7 rooms.
Notes for Charles (Spouse 1)
Name and birth year and location from Susan Smith.

In the 1841 census King Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Benjamin Curtis, age 40, shoe maker, born Northamptonshire.
Elizabeth Curtis, age 30, born Northamptonshire.
Hannah Curtis, age 14, born Northamptonshire.
Thomas Curtis, age 12, born Northamptonshire.
Benjamin Curtis, age 10, born Northamptonshire.
Mary Curtis, age 8, born Northamptonshire.
Charles Curtis, age 5, born Northamptonshire.
James Curtis, age 4 months, born Northamptonshire.

In the 1851 census George Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 54, shoemaker, born Rothwell, Northamptonshire.
Wife Elizabeth Curtis, age 44, born Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Daughter Hannah Curtis, unmarried, age 24, lace maker, born Cottingham.
Son Charles Curtis, age 15, shoe work, born Cottingham.
Son James Curtis, age 10, scholar, born Cottingham.
Daughter Susannah Curtis, age 7, scholar, born Cottingham.

In the 1861 census Town Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 64, cordwainer, born Rothwell, Northamptonshire.
Wife Elizabeth Curtis, age 55, born Cottingham.
Son Charles Curtis, unmarried, age 25, cordwainer, born Cottingham.
Son James Curtis, unmarried, age 20, cordwainer, born Cottingham.
Daughter Hannah Curtis, unmarried, age 33, dressmaker, born Cottingham.
Daughter Susannah Curtis, unmarried, age 19, dressmaker, born Cottingham.
[A cordwainer is a shoemaker/cobbler who makes fine soft leather shoes and other luxury footwear articles.]

In the July to September 1861 marriage index Charles Curtis and Sarah Dexter are on the same page, Leicester, Leicestershire, volume 7a, page 264.

In the 1871 census High Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Charles Curtis, age 35, shoemaker, born Cottingham.
Wife Sarah Curtis, age 40, born Middleton, Northamptonshire.
Daughter Elizabeth Curtis, age 8, scholar, born Middleton.
Son Thomas H. Curtis, age 6, scholar, born Cottingham.
Son Edward Curtis, age 4, scholar, born Cottingham.
Mother in Law, Hannah Dexter, widow, age 81 annuitant, born Wilbarston, Northamptonshire.
In the next house
Head Elizabeth Curtis, widow, age 63, annuitant, born Cottingham.
Daughter Hannah Curtis, unmarried, age 43, machinist, born Cottingham.
Son James Curtis, age 29, unmarried, agricultural labourer, born Cottingham.

In the 1881 census High Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Charles Curtis, age 45, boot maker, born Cottingham.
Wife Sarah Curtis, age 50, born Middleton, Northamptonshire.
Son Thomas Henry Curtis, age 16, boot maker, born Cottingham.
Son Edward Curtis, age 14, born Cottingham.
Daughter Elizabeth Ann Curtis, unmarried, age 18, born Middleton.
Visitor Emily Ann Curtis, unmarried, age 22, dress maker, born Manchester.
[Emily Ann Curtis must be the niece of Charles Curtis, daughter of his brother Benjamin. If so, she is listed twice in this census.]
[Also living on High Street is Charles’ sister Mary and her husband Thomas West.]

In the 1891 census, Lower Street, Middleton, Northamptonshire.
Head Charles Curtis, age 56, boot and shoe maker, employer, born Cottingham.
Wife Sarah Curtis, age 60, born Middleton.
Daughter Elizabeth A. Curtis, single, age 28, born Middleton.
Son Thomas H. Curtis, single, age 26, boot and shoe maker, born Cottingham.
Boarder Samuel Bond, single, age 28, congregational minister, born Pilsey, Darbyshire.

In the October to December 1896 death index Charles Curtis, age 61, Kettering district, Northamptonshire, volume 3b, page 117.

National Probate Calendar
Charles Curtis of Middleton Northamptonshire shoemaker died 26 December 1896 Probate London 26 June 1897 to Sarah Curtis widow and Thomas Henry Curtis [son] shoemaker. Effects 191 pounds 13 shillings.
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