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Name: Sarah Clarkson

Burial Number: 1589

Gender: Female

Occupation: Governess

Born: 21/01/1848

Died: 22/08/1934

Buried: 25/08/1934


Sarah Clarkson was born on the 21st January 1848 in Reading Berkshire to John and Sarah Clarkson (nee Flint). Sarah was one of eight children, her siblings were-

John Flint born 1838 Renfrew, Scotland

Samuel Flint born 1841 Renfrew, Scotland died 1915

Thomas born 1843 Edderton, Scotland

Charlotte born 1846 Reading, Berkshire died 1904

Ann Clarkson born 1846 Manchester

Emma Clarkson born 1850 Bedford Bedfordshire died 1906

William born 1852 Bedford, Bedfordshire died 1937



John (Sarah’s Father) worked as an officer for the Inland Revenue, and the family were living in Bedford St. Peter, Bedfordshire in 1851.





By 1871 Sarah had left home and was working as an assistant governess at Eden House Young Ladies School, Edenbridge, Kent. In 1881 Sarah was no longer working as a governess and was living with her Brother Samuel Flint Clarkson (see extra note on Samuel Flint) along with her Sister Emma, they are living at Terrace House, London Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire. By 1891 Sarah was now living with her Sister Charlotte and Sister Emma at Baldwins Hill, Lingfield, Surrey. In 1901 the 3 Sisters had moved to Bromley Kent. Charlotte died in 1904 and Emma died in 1906, so in 1911 Sarah had moved on her own to Worthing, living at ‘Waltons’ St. Botolph’s Road, Worthing, Sussex.  Sarah continued to live in St. Botolph’s Road until her death on 22nd August 1934. She left £1053 2s 7d (£53,350 in 2020) with probate to George Flint Clarkson, Architect (Sarah’s Nephew, son of Samuel Flint Clarkson).

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 5 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): pill.expand.trips

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In memory of Emma youngest daughter of John and Sarah Clarkson of St Albans died 31st October 1906..... Sarah Clarkson Jan 21 1848 - Aug 22 1934

Further Information


Name: Sarah Clarkson

Gender: Female

Born: 21/01/1848

Town: Reading

County: Berkshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 22/08/1934

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: St. Botolph's Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1053 2 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £53350

Census Information


Wellington Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire

John Clarkson (Head) age 44, Sarah Clarkson (Wife) age 40, John (Son) age 12, Samuel Flint (Son) age 10, Thomas (Son) age 8, Ann (Daughter) age 6, Charlotte (Daughter) age 5, Sarah (Daughter) age 3, Emma (Daughter) age 1


Jeffs Lane, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

John Clarkson (Head) age 54, Sarah (Wife) age 50, Charlotte (Daughter) age 15, Sarah (Daughter) age 13, Emma (Daughter) age 11, William (Son) age 9


Eden House, Young Ladies School, Edenbridge, Kent

Sarah Clarkson (Assistant) age 23


Terrace House, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Samuel F Clarkson (Head) age 40, Sarah (Sister) age 33, Emma (Sister) age 31, plus 1 servant


Baldwins Hill, Lingfield, Surrey

Charlotte Clarkson (Head) age 45, Sarah Clarkson (Sister) age 43, Emma Clarkson (Sister) age 41, Dorothy Georgina Clarkson (Niece) age 7, plus 1 servant


Rydal, Foots Cray, St Johns, Bromley, Kent

Charlotte Clarkson (Head) age 55, Sarah (Sister) age 53, Emma (Sister) age 51, plus 1 servant


Waltons, St Botolph’s Road, Worthing, Sussex

Sarah Clarkson (Head) age 63, plus 1 servant


10 St Botolph’s Road, Worthing, Sussex

Sarah Clarkson (Head) age 73, plus 1 servant

Miscellaneous Information

Samuel Flint Clarkson

Samuel Flint Clarkson

Samuel was born in 1841 Scotland.  He became a well-known architect within the city of St Albans, Hertfordshire. He went into partnership with his brothers John and William in Poplar London, then moved to St Albans and set up practice there as well.  He married in 1881 and settled with his family in the city.   He was involved in redesigning a new wing at the infirmary in St Albans and the construction of schools on Hatfield Road, Alma Road, and Catherine Street.  He built his own mansion house at the foot of St. Stephen’s hill (now converted to apartments and called Trevelyan Place) Other high profile commissions followed and by 1885 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He was a keen antiquarian and regularly gave talks on architectural history.  When he retired from active practice, he became district surveyor in Kensington and moved to Holland Road, London, where he died in 1915.