Sarah Ann DEAKIN (1873-1960)

Sarah Ann DEAKIN was the daughter of  Samuel Pownall DEAKIN and Sarah Ann SIDEBOTTOM. Sarah was born in 1873, Wigan, Lancashire.

In the 1881 Census, Sarah is recorded as a ‘Scholar’, living at 13 Wignall Street, Wigan, with her mother, Sarah and her 7 brothers and sisters. In the 1891 Census, Sarah, aged 17, is recorded as living at 49 Corporation Street, Wigan, with her parents, brother and 4 sisters, occupation ‘Jam Wrapper’.

Sarah married Robert ALSTEAD OBE (1873-1946) in 1896 in Wigan at Wigan Registry Office. Robert and Sarah had the following children:

  1. Robert Farrington ALSTEAD, b. 1897, Pemberton, Lancashire, d. 1982
  2. George Deakin ALSTEAD, b. 1898, Pemberton, d. Nov 1988 (served with the Lancashire Fusiliers, appointed 2nd Lt. 26th June 1918).
  3. Charles Gordon ALSTEAD, b. 1902, Wigan, d. Jun 1987 (a phot0 of Charles Alstead taken at Wigan Grammar School c1929 can be viewed on the WiganWorld website)
  4. Donald Marsden ALSTEAD, b. 1903, Wigan, d. 16 Dec 1959
  5. Stanley ALSTEAD CBE, MD, FRCP, FRCPED, FRCPGLAS, FRSE, b. 1905, Wigan, d. 1992 (for a biography click here and his obituary in the British Medical Journal click here)
  6. Muriel Sarah Deakin ALSTEAD, b. 1907, Wigan
  7. William Alexander Norman ALSTEAD, b. 1914, Wigan, d. Aug 1992
Photo of Robert and Sarah Alstead and family c1917

Sarah died in 1960 aged 86.

Robert ALSTEAD was MP for Altrincham, Cheshire from 6th December 1923 to 29th October 1924. Robert died at Gathurst, near Wigan, on 9 September 1946, aged 72.

William R. Deakin and Mary H. Deakin (right) with Robert Missen and Muriel Sarah Deakin Alstead Missed at Norton Hall, Pershore

Parents of Sarah Ann Deakin

Samuel Pownall Deakin
Sarah Ann Deakin
(née Sidebotham)

Siblings of Sarah Ann Deakin

William Robert DEAKIN
(1862 – 1943)
George Edward DEAKIN
(1864 – 1940) 
Martha Elizabeth DEAKIN
(1866 – 1939) 
Samuel Pownall DEAKIN
(1869 – 1899) 
(1871 – 1966)
(1876 – 1956) 
Harriet Eliza DEAKIN
(1878- 1955)