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Sunday 10 February 2013

Cemetery Sunday - Sarah Jane Bird Johnson - A Mysterious Lady

Monument to Sarah Jane Bird Johnson, late of Stokenchurch, Oxon, died at Burchett's Green Octb 4th 1875 aged 55.
Every so often I come across a gravestone where the person memorialised is completely untraceable.
I have been unable to find out anything about Sarah Jane.  I cannot even find her death index for her, no Sarah Johnsons registered as passing away anywhere near Burchett's Green in 1875 or indeed 1876.  I have even searched under the surname Bird, but at the moment she eludes me.
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  1. Any luck with the 1871 census?

    1. None. There are plenty of Sarah Johnsons from Oxon, but it's narrowing down which one she is.

  2. Always makes me curious when I can't find anything --- at least you were able to still read the markings on the stone, which is good.


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