Sarah Cramp

(1771-1846)
FatherPeter Cramp (1743-1837)
MotherSusanna Sackett (1748-1773)
Sarah Cramp, daughter of Peter Cramp and Susanna Sackett, was born in St Peter in Thanet, KentG, on 16 September 17711 and baptized at St Peter's ChurchG, on 15 October 1771.1 She died aged 74 in ThanetG, on 7 July 1846.2 She married at St Peter's Church, ThanetG, on 29 July 1789, Robert Tomlin.3 Robert was baptized at St John's Church, Margate, KentG, on 17 July 1770.4 He died aged 80 in 1850 and was buried on 11 October 1850. Their marriage, which took place just a few days before Sarah's grandfather, Richard Sackett, signed his will, making her his heiress, was announced in the London Morning Star in terms boastful both of the couple's wealth and of their youthfulness:
Yesterday, at St. Peter's Margate, Mr. TOMLIN, jun. of North Down, to Miss CRAMP, with a fortune of, at least, £60,000. Taking their ages together, two-and thirty will be the amount.

Although both young at marriage, their combined ages would have been 36 rather than 32. The £60,000 would be quite a few millions in today's money.5
     Sarah was named as a beneficiary in her grandfather Richard Sackett's will made in East Northdown, St John's, ThanetG, on 4 August 1789. Sarah was the main beneficiary and was to inherit absolutely a house in St Lawrence and was also bequeathed a life interest in all of Richard's other realty with reversion to her own children after her death.6

Children of Sarah Cramp and Robert Tomlin

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 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptism, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (IGI), "Sarah Cramp, b. 16 September 1771, bp 15 October 1771, d. Peter Cramp & Susanna."
  2. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date, "Sep qtr 1846. Tomlin, Sarah, 75. Isle of Thanet. 5:403."
  3. Marriage, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (IGI), "29 July 1789 Robert Tomlin & Sarah Cramp."
  4. Baptism, St John the Baptist, Margate, Kent (IGI), "Robert Tomlin, bp 17 July 1770, s. John Tomlin & Sarah."
  5. Morning Star, (London), Friday, July 31, 1789, "Yesterday, at St. Peter's Margate, Mr. TOMLIN, jun. of North Down, to Miss CRAMP, with a fortune of, at least, £60,000. Taking their ages together, two-and thirty will be the amount."
  6. Will of Richard Sackett of East Northdown, St John in Thanet, Kent, 4 August 1789, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 5 September 1789 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-101-420).
Last Edited29 November 2016