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Name: Sarah Watts

Burial Number: 0856

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1854

Died: 00/3/1917

Buried: 03/03/1917


Sarah Jane Capey was born in Leicester, in 1854, her parents were, George Capey, 29yrs, Elastic Webb Weaver, and Jane, 26yrs, nee Howe, she was 1 of 8 children.

On 4th July 1876, Sarah married John William Watts, 22yrs, an office clerk, at St. George’s, Leicester. They had 4 children, Florence A. b.1878, Gertrude E. b.1880, Frank E. b.1882, and John E. b.1893. John had begun his career as a clerk and at 26yrs he was a collector of rates; over the next 20 years he progressed to an assistant overseer and general district rate collector. Their son, Frank, meanwhile, having been a house and estate agent from the age of 19yrs, became a property auctioneer and in 1911, his father and younger brother, John, both worked as auction assistants.

At some point after 1911, John and Sarah moved to Worthing, Sussex, where Sarah died, aged 62yrs, she was buried at Heene cemetery on 3rd March 1917.

Researcher: Maggie Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 4 Plot: 7

Exact Location (what3words): caller.eggs.chill

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Further Information


Name: Sarah Jane Watts

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1854

Town: Leicester

County: Leicestershire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Capey

Marriage Date: 4/7/1876

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Second Name: William

Spouse Last Name: Watts

Town of Marriage: Leicester

County of Marriage: Leicestershire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/3/1917

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 39, East Street, Leicester. George Capey, 36yrs, Elastic Webb Weaver, wife, Jane, 33yrs, 5 children, Alfred 9, Sarah 7, Frederick 4, Julia 2, Frances 4months.


Living at 17, Guthlaxton Street, Leicester. George Capey, 46yrs, Elastic Webb Weaver, wife, Jane, 43yrs, 8 children, Alfred 19, Elastic Weaver, Sarah J.17, Frederick 15, Errand Boy, Julia 12, Frances 10, Florence 8, Clara 5, and Bertha 3.


Living at 21, Guthlaxton Street, Leicester. John William Watts, 26yrs, Collector of Rates, wife, Sarah Jane, 27yrs, 2 children, Florence A., 3yrs, Gertrude E., 1yr, sister, Sarah E. Watts, 21yrs, Hosiery Mender, boarder, Frances E. Coley, 23yrs, Hosiery Mender.


Living at 14, Cross Road, Leicester. John William Watts, 46yrs, Rate Collector, wife, Sarah Jane, 47yrs, 3 children, Florence A., 23yrs, Gertrude E., 21yrs, Frank E. 19yrs, House Agent, and John E., 8yrs.


Living at 1, Lorne Road, Leicester. John William Watts, 56yrs, Auction Assistant, Sarah Jane, 57yrs, Gertrude E., 31yrs, Frank E., 29yrs, Auction and House Agent, John E., 18yrs, Auction Clerk.

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