Sarah Ann Emery (1848 to 1930).
All census and other records point to 1848 for Sarah's birth and that would tie in with her parents' marriage date.
However, we have been unable to find either a birth record or baptism.
1 Malone Salt Yard, Toxteth Park.
Thomas Emery, age 30, Labourer, born Liverpool.
Sarah Emery, age 29, born Norwich, [Northwich], Cheshire.
Sarah Emery, age 3, born Liverpool.
Ann Ellen Emery, age 1 month, born Liverpool.
Sarah's father, Thomas died in 1860. Her mother Sarah is a widow and head of the family
at 71 Gregson Street, Toxteth Park. (This later became Greig Street).
Sarah Emery, age 44, Laundress, born Northwich, Cheshire.
Sarah Emery, age 12, born Liverpool.
Ann Ellen Emery age 10, born Liverpool
Robert Emery, age 9, born Liverpool.
Charles Emery, age 3?, born Liverpool.
Mary Emery, age 5, born Liverpool.
Richerd Emery, age 2, born Liverpool.
Sarah Ann Emery married James Nelson on 20th November 1870
at the Church of St Michael, Toxteth.
James was 25 and a batchelor. He was in the police force and living in Lodge Lane.
His father was John Nelson, labourer.
Sarah Ann was 22 and a spinster. She lived in Lodge Lane and her father was Thomas Emery, farmer.
Witnesses were James Dodson and Ellen Emery.
In the house of Richard Lucas.
36 Lodge Lane, Toxteth park.
Richard Lucas, age 62, cowkeeper, born Lancashire.
Mary Lucas, age 62?, born Lancashire.
Fanny Davies, grandaughter, age 11, born Lancashire.
Richard Davies, grandson, age 8, born Lancashire.
Robert Emery, [Sarah's brother], age 20, painter, born Lancashire.
George Tearle?, boarder, age 46, Annuitant, born Bedfordshire.br />
Sarah Nelson, age 26, general servant (domestic), born Lancashire, Liverpool.
James Nelson,, visitor, age 26, Policeman, born Lancashire, Liverpool(?)
NB. Next door at No 38 was James Dodson and family. James was a witness at James and Sarah's wedding.
James and Sarah's first child, Elizabeth Ann, was born on 20th September 1871 and baptised at St Peter's Church, Liverpool on 5th November.
The parish record shows that James was a police officer, living at Windsor Street.
James and Sarah's second child, John, was born on 17th July 1873 and baptised at St Peter's Church, Liverpool on 31st August.
The parish record shows that James was a policeman, living in Langsdale Street.
There were two Langsdale Streets in Liverpool in the 1870s, either of which could have been James and Sarah's home.
The more likely contender was between Shaw Street and Soho Street.
James and Sarah's third child, Sarah Ellen, was born on 16th November 1874 and baptised at St Silas Church, Liverpool on 7th September 1875.
The parish record shows that James was a manager of an abattoir company, living in 11 Great Newton Street.
[Great Newton Street is a very short distance further up Brownlow Hill from the abattoir in Trowbridge Street, where James worked.]
James and Sarah's fourth child, James, was born on 9th November 1876 and baptised at St Silas Church, Liverpool on 11th March 1877
The parish record shows that James was a clerk, living at 11 Great Newton Street.
James and Sarah's fifth child, William Jackson Nelson, (Probably named after his grandmother.) was born on 13th April 1879 and baptised at St Silas Church, Liverpool on 14th December 1879.
The parish record shows that James was a manager, living at 11 Great Newton Street.
28 Sandstone Road, West Derby.
James Nelson, age 36, Cowkeeper, born Tunstall, Lancashire.
Sarah A. Nelson age 33, born Liverpool.
Elizabeth A. Nelson age 9, born Liverpool.
John Nelson age 7, born Liverpool.
Sarah E. Nelson, age 6, born Liverpool.
James Nelson, age 4, born Liverpool.
William Nelson, age 1, born Liverpool.
10 Sandstone Road, West Derby.
James Nelson, age 46, Coal Dealer, born Tunstall, Lancashire.
Sarah A. Nelson, age 43, born Liverpool.
John Nelson, age 17, butcher, born Liverpool.
William Nelson, age 11, born Liverpool.
Agnes J. Nelson, age 5, born Liverpool.
Sarah's husband, James, died on 16th January 1897 at 10 Sandstone Road.
On the death certificate his occupation is given as "coal carrier".
The cause of death was given as "syncope due to excessive drinking".
10 Sandstone Road, West Derby.
Sarah Nelson, widow, age 53, Coal Dealer, born Toxteth, Liverpool.
William Nelson, age 21, born Toxteth, Liverpool.
Agnes Nelson, age 15, born West Derby, Liverpool.
10 Sandstone Road, Stoneycroft, Liverpool.
Sarah Nelson, widow, age 64, Green Groceries, own account, born Liverpool.
James Nelson, son, age 34, butcher, Stanley Abbatoir, born Liverpool.
William J. Nelson, grandson, age 8, born Liverpool.
May Nelson, grand daughter, age 7, born Liverpool.
Francis Nelson, grandson, age 3, born Liverpool.
Beatrice Nelson, grand daughter, age 1, born Liverpool.
Sarah declared 6 children from her current marriage, of which 5 survived. (I'm not sure which of her 6 children has died by this stage.)
Her son, James claimed 5 children, all alive. He should have claimed 6 children at this date, but possibly discounted the first son, Stanley, who was at this time staying with his Swinnerton grandparents.
His wife, Harriet Louisa, is proving difficult to find on the 1911 census.
Sarah Ann Nelson, neé Emery, died at 126 Smithdown Road, Liverpool, (Sefton General Hospital) on 8th July 1930.
From her death certificate, she had lived at 20 Sandstone Road, widow of James Nelson, cow keeper.
Her cause of death, "senile dementia".
The informant was son John Nelson of 2 Shrewsbury Street, Warrington.