Sarah Ann Roydhouse

Sarah Ann Roydhouse was the first child of Joseph and Charlotte, born in 1869 and by 1871 the family was living at number 45.

By the 1881 census they were sharing number 26 and Sarah was recorded as a scholar, and number 60 in 1891, when Sarah was a French Polisher.

French polishing became prominent in the 18th century. In the Victorian era French polishing was commonly used on mahogany and other expensive timbers. It was considered the best finish for fine furniture and string instruments such as pianos and guitars. The technique results in a very high gloss surface, with a deep colour. French polishing consists of applying many thin coats of shellac dissolved in alcohol using a rubbing pad lubricated with one of a variety of oils.

Sarah married widower Charles Weyda in 1897 and became step-mother to Augustus (15),Margaret (12), Beatrice (8) and Evelyn(6).

Charles and Sarah had two sons:

1.Joseph Charles (1897-1939) married Elsie Collins;

           Kenneth C born 1928 Edmonton, died 1961

2.William Henry (1900- 1961 Edmonton) married 1922 Edith Witherstone

In 1901 Charles, Sarah, Beatrice, Evelyn, Joseph and William all lived at number 60 Britannia Row. Charles was a lithographic printer.

By 1911 they had moved to  Croydon Road,Edmonton, and 1915 the electoral records show them at 41 Oxford Street, Edmonton.

Sarah died three years after Charles, and was living at St. Albans, in Hertfordshire when her death was recorded in 1934.

Author: gorcat28

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