Sarah Cheshire Showell (nee Hartill) was baptized on 27 Nov 1835 and married Walter Showell on 2 May 1854. We have one pSarah Cheshire Showell with great grandson Jack Grazebrook in July 1908hotograph that is probably of her - dated July 1908 and described as 'four generations' at Churchill taken by Mary Downing. It shows Nancy and Jack Grazebrook, their parents Willie and Daisy Grazebrook, Daisy's mother Hannah Pitt Downing and an elderly lady. Although the elderly lady could be Sarah Downing, WED's stepmother, it should on balance be Sarah Showell. (Willie Grazebrook's (b 1865) two grandmothers were either dead or over 100)

Sarah Showell seems to have been relatively close to Hannah her eldest daughter. Hannah Pitt, named after Sarah's grandmother, Ann Pitt, was already 22 years old when the last of her mother's thirteen children was born in 1877. Moreover, the fact that the Cheshire bible has been passed to our family means that Sarah definitely bequeathed it to Hannah and hence to Noel Downing.

After her husband died in September 1901 she continued to live with her unmarried daughter Louise. The two seem to have moved for some reason to Cowley, near Uxbridge which is the address of both Louise and her motherĀ  Sarah on the latter's death certificate dated July 1910.