About 1805–1893

My 3rd great grandmother

Sarah was born in Ireland. We know nothing about her parents, and there is some uncertainty about her date of birth.*

She married William Warner, in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Quebec City, on July 31, 1832. He was 24 and she was about 27.

For more information please refer to his page.

When William died of tuberculosis in 1845, he left Sarah a widow and a single mother, at the age of about forty. She had two small children, James (about eight years old) and Hannah (six).

She remained that way for about three years, until she married her second husband, William Hudson, in Toronto on August 28, 1848.

They had one child together:

  1. William Henry Hudson

It appears that Sarah was about five months pregnant at the time of the marriage. The wedding was at the end of August and baby William was born sometime in December or possibly early January.

Sarah’s second husband died in Toronto on August 4, 1949, leaving her a widow again.

She would live another 44 years, dying in Toronto on December 25, 1893.


Marriage of Sarah Warner and William Hudson (eighth entry on right-hand page)
Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858; Reel: 2
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* Her 1891 census entry says she was 95 at the time. Her 1893 death record said she was 96 at the time. Both are probably wrong.

Those ages would have meant that she was born in 1796 or 1797, that she was 11 or 12 years older than her husband, and that she was over 50 when she bore her last child.

I have chosen instead to treat the 1861 census as more likely to be true. It says that she was 56 in that year, meaning she was born about 1805.