Sarah Louisa Roydhouse
Sarah was born in Dover, Kent, UK on the 27th April,1858, first daughter to William John and Mary Johns nee Jordan. She was named after her paternal grandmother Sarah and her ( childless)Aunt Louisa.
Sarah was ten years old when her family immigrated from England to New Zealand on the “Asterope”.
I have chosen Sarah as my post for the theme Valentine as I am sure with her beautiful face she would have had many admirers !
In 1876 aged 22 she married William Witton a blacksmith in Carterton.
The family appears to have moved a few times, but were settled in Te Rapa by 1905.
7 children were born to this couple:
Annie Louisa b 1879
Frederick James b 1882
Thomas Jordan b 1883
Olive May b 1885
William Thomas b 1887
Hetty Evelyn b 1889
Helen Sylvia b 1891
Sarah died on the 15th May,1909 and William in 1917.