Sarah Mays was the fifth child of George Mays & Phillis Wickenden christened May 25th, 1856 at East Grinstead, Sussex.
Sarah was living at home in 1861 but her father had died by this time & she was living with her widowed mother, brother Joseph & sister Elizabeth at the Barracks, East Grinstead.
Sarah’s mother Phillis remarried in 1864, her husband being Samuel Dennis.
In 1871 Sarah was visiting Philadelphia & John Budgen, a ‘woodriefe’, at West Hoathly, Sussex.
Sarah married Henry (Harry) Jenner on March 28th, 1875 at Holy Trinity, Clapham. Sarah was only 18 years old & Henry, a bricklayer, was 19. Henry was born c1856 at Brighton, the son of Mary Ann Welfare & William Jenner, a bricklayer. Witnesses at the wedding were B. Hitchman & E. Meadmore, Sarah’s sister Elizabeth who had married Joseph Louis Meadmore in 1865.
In 1881 Sarah & Harry were living at Ashurstwood, East Grinstead & Harry continued to be a bricklayer. They had 3 sons – Ernest Harry (5), Alfred (3) & Frank (1).
Harry & Sarah were living at the Beeches, East Grinstead in 1891 & they now had 6 children – Ernest, a bricklayer’s labourer, Alfred, a gardener, Frank, Alice (9), William (6) & John (1).
In 1901 Sarah & Harry were living at Vale Cottage, Ashurstwood, East Grinstead & Harry was still a bricklayer. Children at home were William, a domestic houseboy, John, Winifred (4). Son Ernest was still living at home & working as a bricklayer & he now had a wife Annie (27).
Sarah & Harry were still at Vale Cottage in 1911 & Harry was still working as a bricklayer. At home were William, now a bricklayer, John, labourer in building trade & Winnie, a schoolgirl. It was noted on the census that Sarah & Harry had had 9 children, only 7 of whom were alive.
There is a death recorded for Sarah Jenner, aged 75, in April-June 1932 at East Grinstead.
The children of Sarah Mays & Harry Jenner were:
m.7.5.1 Ernest Harry Jenner born July-September 1875 at East Grinstead
m.7.5.2 Alfred Jenner born July-September 1877 at East Grinstead
m.7.5.3 Frank Jenner born Oct-December 1879 at East Grinstead
m.7.5.4 Alice Jenner born Jan-March 1882 at East Grinstead
m.7.5.5 William Jenner born April-June 1884 at East Grinstead
m.7.5.6 John Jenner born Jan-March 1890 at East Grinstead
m.7.5.7 Winifred Norah Jenner born April-June 1897 at East Grinstead