The Sabey Family

By Kathryn Betts

Photo:Abraham Sabey (c.1842-1922)

Abraham Sabey (c.1842-1922)

Photo:Charlotte Sabey, nee Goates (c.1844-1910)

Charlotte Sabey, nee Goates (c.1844-1910)


Photo:Thomas Sabey, 1866-1929.  Son of Abraham and Charlotte.

Thomas Sabey, 1866-1929. Son of Abraham and Charlotte.

Photo:Ada Sabey (1873-1929).  Daughter of Abraham and Charlotte

Ada Sabey (1873-1929). Daughter of Abraham and Charlotte

Photographs supplied by Brian Mitchell


The Sabey family lived in Meldreth for a short period in the 1860s and 1870s.

Abraham Sabey was born c.1842 in Croydon, Cambridgeshire.  In 1865 he married Charlotte Goates in Caxton, Cambridgeshire.  The couple had three children.

The first mention of the family living in Meldreth is when their first child, Thomas, was baptised in Holy Trinity Church, Meldreth on 2nd December 1866.  Abraham's occupation is given as Horse Keeper.

The 1871 census shows the family living in the High Street in Meldreth.  Thomas was a Coprolite Digger and he and Charlotte lived with Thomas and two lodgers.

A second child, Ada was baptised in Meldreth on 29th June 1873.  Two years later, they had another daughter named Georgiann or Georgina.  Georgina may have been born in Meldreth but does not appear to have been baptised there.

By the time of the 1881 census, the family was living in Tadlow, Caxton, thereby ending their connection with Meldreth.

This page was added by Kathryn Betts on 27/10/2011.

If you're already a registered user of this site, please login using the form on the left-hand side of this page.