Sarah Langrill

Sarah Langrill was the first wife of Charles Willoughby. They were married in Ireland at the Kilcommon parish church, in Co. Wicklow, located in the village of Tilaheany, on the 30th of January, 1849. Marriage Certificates indicates that Charles was the son of John Willoughby, of Kilavaney, a nearby hamlet, and Sarah was the daughter of William Langrill, Cappagh (parish of Aughrim, Co. Wexford) (IGI Batch No.: M701999). Witnesses: John Langrell, Isaac Langrell (an uncle).

Sarah was mother of the older Willoughby children, including Mary and Sarah. She died in the late 1850's at Rockwood, Ontario (likely on the farm in Eramosa Township) and was buried at Rockwood Cemetery.

Sarah Langrill was the daughter of William Langrill and Sarah Stephenson (?) of Cappagh Hill, Co., Aughrim, Co. Wicklow.. The Langrill family farmed at Cappagh, in the parish of Aughrim, Co. Wexford in Ireland.

The children of Charles and Sarah Willoughby were all born at the farm on Concession 6, Eramosa Twp., near Rockwood, Ontario.

1. William Willoughby, born around 1849 or 1850, likely in Ontario, married Harriet (Unknown). Their children were Ormiston (Ormie) Willoughby, born around 1874; Pearl Willoughby, born around 1876, Eramosa Township; Mabel S. Willoughby, born around 1878, Eramosa Township; Alcima Willoughby, born around 1881, Eramosa Township; and Florella Willoughby, born about 1883.

2. Sarah Willoughby who died 9 February, 1943, Atwood, Ontario, and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario.

3. Mary Willoughby, born around 1855, married James Potter (b. 9 Oct. 1857, Edgefield, Norfolk, England - died 26 October, 1928; buried 29 October, 1928, East Plains Methodist (now United) Church, (Aldershot) Burlington, Ontario. Mary Willoughby died 24 October, 1930, at Freeman's Corners (Burlington), Ontario and is buried at East Plains Methodist Church, (Aldershot) Burlington, Ontario. They had a baby - Willoughby Potter b. 1898 - d. 24 January, 1898 who is buried with them.

4. Elizabeth Willoughby was born about 1857. She was baptized 10 September, 1858 at the Norfolk Street, Methodist Church, Guelph, Ontario.

5. Charles W. Willoughby was born, likely in 1858 and was baptized 10 September, 1858, at the Norfolk Street, Methodist Church in Guelph.

On the same day of the marriage of Sarah Langrill to Charles Willoughby (30 January 1849), Isaac Langrill married Ann Lawrance. (IGI Batch: 702011). Isaac was Sarah's cousin, son of Isaac Langrell who witnessesd her marriage to Charles Willoughby.

In Co. Wexford (specific location?), there are two headstones, side by side, a) right and b) left:

a) Here lieth the body o(f) / Margret Langril w(h)o / departed this life Aug(ust) / the 1st 1787 aged 18 year(s).

b) Here lieth the body / of Joseph Langrel e / who died Feby the 10th / 1808 aged 78 years.

Sarah Langrill was related (cousin?) to Dr. Walter Francis Langrill (b 1869, Haldiman Co., ON) and his father Dr. John A. Langrill, who served as Chief Medical (Medical Superintendent) officers in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada at and around the turn of the century (1900). Father of John A. Langrill was Francis Langrill (born in Ireland, ca 1799) who died 21 June 1890, York Co., ON. Francis may have been the brother of William Langrill, and Sarah (Langrill) Willoughby's father.