Re: Sarah Fo(a)rd, born in 1800 in Petworth and buried on 29/06/1894 in Lodsworth aged 94 years.
Please could you advise if any monumental inscriptions exist? I have visited the churchyard previously and did not manage to locate the grave.
Her sister Mary Ann Fo(a)rd was born in 1802 in Petworth and died on 13/12/1871. Death was due to bronchitis and shock caused by spirit of turpentine administered in error by sister Sarah! This was reported in a local paper. An inquest was held at The Hollist Arms.
Neither sister had married and in 1851 they were both living in Lodsworth. Mary was buried at Tillington with her parents, Richard Ford who had married Sarah Pratt in 1793. Sarah left £3144 5s 8d in her will – probate to Alfred Holt and Eliza Dearling.
I am possibly related via Richard Ford who may have married Mary Boxall whilst still married to Sarah. I hope this small amount of information may be of interest and I would like to locate Sarah’s grave if at all possible.