BANYARD, Sarah Edith

1870 - 1923

Sarah Edith Banyard was born at Grundisburgh, near Woodbridge, Suffolk and baptised at Grundisburgh on 30 January 1870, only daughter of James Banyard (1828-20 February 1883), a butcher, and his wife Sarah Matilda Harris (1832-26 February 1910), second daughter of Robert Harris of Culpho, Suffolk, who married at Culpho on 10 February 1863. In 1881, Sarah was an 11-year-old scholar, living at Church Street, Woodbridge with her parents, 52-year-old James and 47-year-old Sarah, with her two sibling brothers, George Wilfred 15 and James Harris 9. Sarah exhibited at the Woodbridge Industrial and Art Exhibition, from Woodbridge in 1887, a pair of sepia paintings. She married at Woodbridge in 1889, Thomas Charles Cleveland (22 May 1860-1940), a coachbuilder, and in 1901 they were living at Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, 40-year-old Thomas and 31-year-old Sarah, with their three daughters, Mary Adeline 10, Florence 8 and Gladys 5, but by 1911 they had moved to Derby House, Cumberland Street, Woodbridge. Sarah Edith Cleveland died at Melton, Woodbridge in 1923, aged 53.