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  • Name Sarah FIREBRACE 
    Born 1644  Ratcliffe, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 15 Oct 1644  St Botolph, Aldgate, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Christening details of Sarah Firebrace - 15 Oct 1644-Sarah Ffirebrace daughter of John Ffirebrace Vintner and Sarah his wife.
    Gender Female 
    Name Sarah Firebrand 
    Name Sarah Firebread 
    Person ID I27059  Atherton
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2016 

    Family Jonathan ATHERTON,   b. 26 Dec 1627, Ratcliffe, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1673, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1663  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Jonathan married in married in London at St Peter's upon Cornhill, an Anglian Church 19th Sep 1663, married by license from the faculty office, by Mr Wells Lecturer.
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F8497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • In an age when most people were illiterate, the Registrar probably wrote it down as he had thought he heard it pronounced - therefore, the Sarah who was Jonathan's wife was baptisted a Sarah Firebrace in Aldgate (which is about half a mile from St Peter's upon Cornhill where the actual marriage took place) London 15th October 1644, daughter of John Firebrace a vintner (wine merchant) and his wife Sarah. John Firebrace was himself a 'Gentleman' being the 4th son of a Robert Firebrace of Derby and his wife Susanna Jerome.
    • Now Sarah's family were not of note in England until her uncle Henry Firebrace was knighted by King Charles ll in 1685, who he was in service to, (having previously being in service to his Father Charles 1). See Link below for Wikipedia site info on him.

      From this link, I found a book had been written about the life of Sir Henry Firebrace 1619-1691 called 'Honest Harry' by a descendant (Author Cordell William Firebrace-Publisher Murray 1932 -392 pages)

      Below is an extract from the book 'Honest Harry' Page 10, which is referring to Sarah's Father John Firebrace who died in Aldgate in 1650 and his son John Firebrace who went to sea as a purser.
      John Firebrace Vintner of St. Botolph without Aldgate, died in 1650. His son John went to sea as a purser in the 'Merchant Adventure 'of which his brother-in-law, Jonathan Atherton was commander, trading to the West Indies. He settled in Barbados, where his descendants prospered as merchants and planters.
      I have also found a link to the Will of Sarah's brother who died in Barbados in 1693 the interesting extract being: -
      My Mother Sarah F and my sister Sarah Atherton and her two daughters each a ring of 20s.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14500697] Allan Bond.