Susan Yarrow
(1821-1886)

Susan Yarrow was the tenth and final children of William Yarrow, and his wife Elizabeth Wright of Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.

She is noted on several censuses as having been 'afflicted' or 'handicapped - has suffered fits since birth'. This could have been what we know as epilepsy or even asthma, but whatever her condition, she appears to have been receiving relief payments throughout her life. If true, these would have most likely have come from the parish, and records may exist.

She appears to have lived mainly with her older brother John Yarrow and his second wife, who lived in Little Thetford and were the publican's of The Wheat Sheaf public house which has long since disappeared.

In later years, she lived with John's son (her nephew) James Yarrow and his family until her death in 1886.

Susan never married, but is incorrectly noted as "widow" on the 1881 Little Thetford census.

Life Events

Born

  • circa 1821 at Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.

Census and Residence

  • 1841: 14yrs, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1851: 30yrs, The Wheat Sheaf Public House, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1861: 40yrs, Front Street, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1871: 47yrs, General Shop, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1881: 60yrs, 19 High Street, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.

Employment

  • 1851, 1871: Annuitant.

Death

  • circa October 1886 in Cambridgeshire, England, aged 65 years.

Burial

  • 6th October 1886 at St. George's Church, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.

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