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Sarah Jane Conchie
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Sarah Jane Conchie (last name Blades prior to marriage).
Date and Place of Birth: 1872, Plumpton, Penrith, Cumberland
Date and Place of Death: 25th November 1929, Newsham, Lancashire
Childhood: 2nd of at least 4 children
Parents: James and Sarah nee Steel
Parent’s occupations: Agricultural labourer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Place of residence at Gretna: 5A West Gretna
Job title at Gretna: N/K
Marital status: Married Charles Conchie, who also worked at H.M. Factory Gretna.
Children: 7 including twins
Trivia / any other information:
Sarah Jane Conchie nee Blades was born in Q3 1872 at Plumpton, Penrith, Cumberland to James and Sarah nee Steel. She was baptised on 31st August 1872.
1881 – father an agricultural labourer/ Living at Plumpton. 2nd of 4 children.
1891- 14, Crown Square, Penrith. Mum widowed and living on own means.
9th January 1900 – married Charles Conchie in Penrith Registration District. A stationary engine driver and fell runner along with his brothers. He has a missing arm.
1901- Wickersgill, Shap. Husband a stationary engine driver. Daughter and son.
1911-Barleythorpe Oakland, Rutland. Husband working as a night watchman in a hunting stable. 4 rooms. Had 7 children including twins. 1 died.
26th September 1917 – husband died at the Factory hospital, Gretna of influenza and pneumonia. He is buried at Rigg cemetery.
WW1 employed with husband at H M Factory, Gretna living at 5A West. (electoral register) Only Sarah appears on this register for 1918/19
25th November 1929- died at Newsham General Hospital (formerly Belmont Road Workhouse), Lancashire
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