Thomas Alexander SINFIELD (c. 1791-1844)

Name: Thomas Alexander SINFIELD1
Leonard Raynor's: great grandfather

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth c. 1791 Lancashire1,2
Residence 21 May 1830 Avenham Road, Preston, Lancashire1
Occupation 21 May 1830 tailor1
Residence 3 Apr 1831 Avenham Road, Preston, Lancashire1
Occupation 3 Apr 1831 tailor1
Residence 15 Mar 1833 Great Avenham Street, Preston, Lancashire1
Occupation 15 Mar 1833 tailor1
Residence 25 Sep 1835 Great Avenham Street, Preston, Lancashire1
Residence 8 Feb 1837 Great Avenham Street, Preston, Lancashire1
Census 6 Jun 1841 Great Avenham Street, Preston, Lancashire2
Occupation 6 Jun 1841 tailor and draper2
Occupation 20 Sep 1844 tailor and draper3,4
Death 20 Sep 1844 Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire1,3,5,6,7
Cause: bilious affection
Likely an archaic term for liver disease.
Burial 25 Sep 1844 St John, Preston, Lancashire1
News Report 18 Feb 1904 The Lancashire Daily Post4
The obituary of Thomas' son in law, William Blackhurst, husband of eldest daughter, Mary Ann included information about Thomas.

It reported that "Mr. Sinfield, tailor of Fishergate, who was the youngest of 14 brothers who had fought in the Crimea, and the only one who came back from that awful holocaust."

However as the Crimean War was 1853 to 1856, a decade after Thomas died, it would appear some accuracy of data has been lost through the passage of time and fading memories of family stories.

It is more likely that Thomas went to war before he married in 1927 (when he was about 35 years old). This means it is more likely that he fought during The Napoleonic Wars of 1803 to 1815. Thomas would have been aged about 12 to 24 during this period.

Whether the tale of 13 older brothers is as inaccurate is not known, at present no further information has been found about this large family.



All Souls Church (Artist unknown)

Spouse Anne GRUBB (c. 1803-1872)
Children Mary Ann SINFIELD (c. 1829-1908)
Emma SINFIELD (c. 1830- )
Harriet SINFIELD (c. 1832-1835)
Louisa SINFIELD (1834-1921)
Sarah Maria SINFIELD (1834-1837)
Harriet SINFIELD (c. 1836- )
Sarah Maria SINFIELD (1838- )
Martha SINFIELD (1839- )
Thomas Edward Alexander SINFIELD (1842-1914)
Clara SINFIELD (c. 1843- )
Marriage Licence 19 Mar 18278
Marriage 25 Mar 1827 All Souls, Langham Place, Marylebone, London9


1Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks Project.
2Census 1841 Preston, Lancashire HO107-498-11-31 SINFIELD, Thomas.
3The Preston Chronicle and Lancashire Advertiser - 21 September 1844 Page 3.
4The Lancashire Daily Post - 18 February 1904 Page 5.
5England & Wales Death Index (from July 1837).
6Lancashire Death Index (from July 1837).
7Death Certificate - SINFIELD, Thomas Alexander (20-Sep-1844).
8Faculty Office Marriage Licences.
9IGI: England Marriages, 1538–1973.