Sarah Senior Lawrence (née Slocombe)

1779 - 1825


Widow of Christopher Senior Lawrence born Senior (q.v.).

  1. Sarah Fussell Slocombe, baptised at Bristol St Thomas 24/01/1775, the daughter of William Slocombe (1747-1821) and Sarah Fussell Slocombe (1745-1834). She married Christopher Senior Lawrence at some point before 1808. Proof of this shows up in the will of Sarah's first cousin once removed Jemima Glubb Webber nee Slocombe (proved 1830). Jemima made Sarah's son Christopher Senior Lawrence junior the third in line to inherit Dean House and Farm, the Somerset seat of the Slocombe family from at least 1579, and described him as “the grandson of my late cousin William Slocombe, deceased, and which said William Slocombe was the son of my late uncle Robert Slocombe, deceased, the brother of my father Thomas Slocombe, Esquire, deceased.”

  2. Sarah's sister Jemima died in St Anne, Jamaica, in 1810. Her death notice in the Gentleman's Magazine gives their father William as "of H.M. Customs, at Bristol."

  3. Christopher and Sarah Senior Lawrence had at least three children baptised in St Anne: Mary Lawrence (1808-), Christopher Senior Lawrence (1809-1855) and Sophia Olivia Lawrence (1811-). The will of their son Rev. Christopher Senior Lawrence was proved 24/07/1855 and mentions his property in Jamaica. His memorial inscription in Ashton Priors reads: "In memory of Christopher Senior Lawrence, of Tripoli, Jamaica, and incumbent of Ash Priors with Cothelstone, who died 27th April, 1855, aged 45 years".

  4. Sarah Senior Lawrence of Clifton was buried at St Thomas Bristol 04/10/1825 aged 49.

Sources, Bristol, England, Selected Church of England Parish Registers, 1720-1933 [database online]. The marriage record for Louisa Senior Lawrence and Samuel Boyd Barnett (q.v.) shows her as the mother of Louisa Senior Lawrence.

  1. Email from Galen R. Wilson 30/09/2019. Baptism of Sarah Fussell Slocombe,, Bristol, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]. Will of Jemima Webber, Widow of Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, PROB 11/1776/284. Further information from Galen R. Wilson about Sarah's father William and grandfather Robert: "William Slocombe was baptized at Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, 27 Nov 1747, the son of Robert and Mary Slocombe. Robert was already living abroad when his father, Thomas Slocombe, signed his will in 1761 (PCC, probated 1765). He refers to Robert as being 'beyond the seas.' In fact, Robert married a second time in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1760 to Faith Shurtleff, moved to Liverpool, Nova Scotia, and fathered 9 children by her before dying in 1781 on a privateer off St. Kitts." Jemima Slocombe was baptised at Bishops Lydeard 17/10/1759, daughter of Thomas Slocombe. Her father Thomas was baptised there in 1718 and his brother Robert in 1723.

  2. Gentleman's Magazine vol. 109 p. 35 (January 1811).

  3., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880; Will of Reverend Christopher Senior Lawrence, Clerk of Ash Priors, Somerset, PROB 11/2216/345; Arthur Wilfred Baynham, Memorials of Ash Priors (1908), p. 115.

  4., Bristol, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1994 [database online].

We are grateful to Galen R. Wilson for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Christopher Senior Lawrence
Mary (1808-), Christopher (1809-), Sophia Olivia (1811-); possibly others

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1816 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Mother → Daughter
Notes →
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Mother → Daughter
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Wife → Husband

Addresses (1)

Clifton, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England