Sarah Elizabeth Shapcote  

 

Born 2 November 1787, Mile End Old Town, Stepney, London, Middlesex.

Baptised 29 November 1787, Stepney, London, Middlesex.

Her parents were John Shapcote and Sarah Crofts.

 

 

Sarah Elizabeth Shapcote married William Henry Leaver on the 5th May 1814 at the church of St George The Martyr, Southwark, London.

 

William was born on the 29th September 1782, son of Robert Giffard Leaver and Elizabeth Brown.

 

William’s sister Harriet Leaver later married Sarah Eliza Shapcote’s brother Thomas Shapcote in 1826.

 

 

William Henry Leaver had served under Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.  

 

William had been made a Lieutenant on the 22nd February 1815.

 

Thus the Shapcote family and the Leaver family both had naval connections.

 

 

Children of Sarah Elizabeth Shapcote and William Henry Leaver :

 

 

1.  John Shapcote Leaver

 

Born:  1814

Baptised.:  22 February 1814, St Luke’s, Middlesex

Married:  Eliza Bartleet, 7 January 1839 Tardgigg Parish Church.

Died:  15 April 1886, Warwickshire

 

 

2.  Sarah Elizabeth Shapcote Leaver

 

Born:  1816, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Baptised:  30 October 1816, St Matthew’s, Bethnal Green, London

Married:  George Charles Cunnew

Died:  1910

 

 

3.  Mary Sarah Leaver

 

Born: 1818, Hackney, London, Middlesex

Baptised:  28 October 1818, St John’s, Hackney, Middlesex

 

 

4.  William Henry Leaver

 

Born: 1821, Lewisham, London

Baptised:  22 April 1821, St Mary’s, Lewisham, Kent

Died: 1867

 

 

5.  Thomas Peter Leaver

 

Born: 1822, Lewisham, London

Baptised:  25 October 1822, St Mary’s, Lewisham, Kent

Married:  Elizabeth Sawyer, 8 September 1849, Chapel of St Michael, Highgate, London

Married:  Charlotte Hunt, 18 November 1853, St John’s, Middlesex

Died::  1868, London, Middlesex

 

 

6.  Emma Ellen Martha Leaver

 

Born:  1824, Lewisham, London, Kent

Baptised:  16 November 1824, St Mary’s, Lewisham, Kent

 

 

7.  Francis Robert Leaver

 

Born:  1828, Lewisham, London

Baptised:  25 Jan 1828, St Mary, Lewisham, Kent

Married:  Mary Ann Seabrook, 1850, London

Died:  1872

 

 

8.  Eliza Agnes Leaver

 

Born:  1830, Camberwell, London

Baptised: 6 October 1830, St Giles, Camberwell, Surrey

Married:  Benjamin Henry Lane, 30 April 1856, Hackney, Middlesex

 

 

William Henry Leaver died on the 6th June 1884, in an unfortunate accident, having received a blow to the chest, while in the “Southampton Arms Public House” in Lambeth, London.

 

His widow, Sarah Eliza Leaver died in 1847, in Plymouth, Devon.

 

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