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SARAH HODGKINS

Born: 1790 Tipton

Married: 1813 Tipton Joseph Slim

Sarah Hodgkins was baptised 4 July 1790, Tipton the daughter of John Hodgkins and Hannah Fletcher. She married 25 Jan 1813 St Martin Tipton.

They made their marks. It was witnessed by Thomas Griffiths and Henry Horton.

The pepperpot church

"The present parish church, St Martin, is on the east side of the parish, in the populous village of Horseley Heath, two miles NE of Dudley. It is a plain brick building commenced in 1795, and finished in 1797. The ancient parish church, at Summer Hill, near Princes End, on the west side of the parish, was long a neglected ruin. Both it and the burial ground were too small for the increased wants of the parish, even in 1795, when the new church was commenced. The ancient tower is still standing, and attached to it is a small chapel of ease (St John), to the present parish church, erected in 1850.
The benefit is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Executers of the late JS Hellier, Esq, and incumbency of the Rev William Ker, MA."

[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]

St Martinís came to be called the pepperpot church because of its shape. It was deconsecrated and is now a private house featured a few years ago on "Grand designs" .

Sarah had died before April 1822 when Joseph remarries in At Martins, Tipton

 

Children: John Slim born 1813 died 1852 married 1836 Sarah Oakley