Sarah Jane Sandford (1842-1852)

Sarah Jane Sandford of Dyson's Mill, Burnlee, Holmfirth, perished in the Holmfirth Flood of 1852 along with her father and half-sister Emily.


She was born on 26 April 1842, the daughter of scribbling mill owner Jonathan Sandford and his wife Nancy (neé Roberts), and was baptised on 17 July 1842 at Holmfirth.


Sarah Jane Sandford was killed in the early hours of 5 February 1852, when a flood torrent of water washed the Sandford house away.

Her body was found by John Earnshaw and taken to the Crown Hotel, Holmfirth, where it was identified by Ruth Barrowclough.

Sarah Jane Sandford (1842-1852)


Drowned | People | Victims of the Holmfirth Flood of 1852
This page was last modified on 13 January 2016 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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