Parents of


Siblings of

Samuel Pownall DEAKIN
(1839 - 1929)
Harriet DEAKIN
(1841 - 1902)
Rachael DEAKIN
(1846 - 1898)
Martha Pownall DEAKIN
(1848 - 1908)
(1853 - 1932)


Pattern for a mantle 1855
Pattern for a mantle from Godey's Lady's Book[4], August 1855









(1843 - 1931)

Sarah DEAKIN was the daughter of Robert DEAKIN and Martha POWNALL. Sarah was born in 1843, Stockport, Cheshire[1].

In her youth Sarah went to live with her Aunt, Harriett DEAKIN, in Ticknall, Derbyshire. Her Aunt married Joseph MILLWARD in 1867 and when they moved to Dewsbury, Yorkshire, Sarah joined them. Sarah served her apprenticeship as a mantle maker and milliner in, Dewsbury - the first mantle Sarah ever made was for Shirley[2] of Charlotte Brontë fame[3].

Sarah eventually took over the business and by 1901, here niece Sarah Beatrice DEAKIN (aged 15) had joined her as a 'Mantle Maker' at 40 Halifax Road, Dewsbury, Yorkshire Sarah employed one servant (Francis Jones) and had a lodge, H. Bryan, living with them.

Sarah was involved in St Mark's Church, Dewsbury and worked as a Sunday School Teacher. On her retirement in 1888, she was presented with a marble clock.

After nearly 40 years of living in Dewsbury, Sarah moved to The Lodge, Bradford Place, Wigan where she attended St Thomas's Church, Caroline Street, Wigan.

Sarah died, aged 87, in March 1931 at her nephew's home at 3 Parliament Street, Upholland. Her interment took place at Upholland Parish Church, conducted by her nephew Rev. G.A. Deakin, Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Bolton.

The mourners were

Wreaths and floral tributes were received from:

Mr & Mrs William R. Deakin, Mr George Deakin and Mr & Mrs Liptrot (Southport) were unable to attend.


[1]: Source: Register of Births registered in April, May, June in 1843. Stockport, Vol 19 page 291.
[2]: The B&W silent film Shirley, adapted from Charlottë Bronte's novel, directed by A.V. Bramble, was released in 1922.
[3]: Source: Wigan Observer, 21st March 1931.
[4]: Godey's Lady's Book, alternatively known as Godey's Magazine and Lady's Book, was a United States magazine which was published in Philadelphia and popular among women during the 19th century.