Sarah Peachy1

#12678, (circa 1730-1 October 1779)
FatherJohn Peachy2 (c 1700-)
MotherJane Peachy2 (c 1700-)
ChartsDarby Family - descendants
Mike Hill - ancestors
Descendents of Richard Darby
Last Edited10 Jul 2022
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(For a brief history and context on the Darby family see this page)

Sarah Peachy was also known as Sarah Darby.3 She was born circa 1730.1,4 She was the daughter of John Peachy and Jane Peachy.2 Sarah Peachy may have been baptised on Monday, 20 November 1730 at the village of Little Hadham near the small town of Bishops Stortford, Essex.2 Sarahlived in October 1749 at Roydon Hamlet, Essex.5

Sarah Peachy married Richard Darby, son of Richard Darby, at St. Peter's on Sunday, 26 October 1749 at Roydon, Essex. They went on to have some 12 children together.5,1 The church has walls of flint and rubble, and probably dates back to at least 1260. Historically, Roydon was a parish of scattered farms and cottages, with open fields and common meadows. There were 105 ratepayers named in 1734, and the population was 667 in 1801. On the north and west, rivers form the parish and county boundaries.6

Sarah and Richard Darby became the parents of Richard Darby circa 1752.7

Sarah, as the mother of the bride, along with Richard may have attended the wedding of Elizabeth and Thomas Darby in a Church of England ceremony at St. Peter's on Monday, 14 September 1778 at Roydon, Essex.. Others who may have attended include . Elizabeth and Thomas went on to have 11 children together over 17 years.8,7

Sarah died on 1 October 1779 at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, at the reported age of 59.3,4 She was buried on 7 October 1789 at St. Dunstan's, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire.9,10,4 "About two miles north-east from Stanstead, in the same hundred (Braughin), stands the pleasant village of Hunsdon, in the parish of its name. From the church, and other positions in the neighbourhood, some beautiful views may be obtained, including the course of the Stort to join the Lea ... The parish [1839] contains about 600 inhabitants." The church stands close to Hunsdon House, nearly a mile south of the village. The walls are of flint rubble with stone dressings, the south chapel being built of brick. This church possesses some exceptionally good details of fittings of the 16th and 17th centuries.11


1730Baptism-Candidate the village of Little Hadham near the small town of Bishops Stortford, Essex2
1749ResidenceRoydon Hamlet, Essex5
1749Married Name1
1749MarriageSt. Peter's, Roydon, Essex5,1
1779DeathHunsdon, Hertfordshire3,4
1789BurialSt. Dunstan's, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire9,10,4


Richard Darby (c 1731-7 Feb 1821)


  1. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 05:30 19th Oct 2012.
  2. [S517] England & Wales Christening Index, 1530-1906 ( Name: Sarah Peachy; Gender: Female; Christening Date: 20 Nov 1730; Christening Place: Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, England; Father: John Peachy; Mother: Jane Peachy.
  3. [S466] Find a Grave ( Hunsdon Parish Church -
  4. [S1342] E-mails from Anthony Marshall to Tim Hill (e-mail address), 2022- 'RE: Richard Darby's profile on WikiTree' - 30 Jun 2022, 02:40.
  5. [S1162] Essex, England, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1812, ( Name: Richard Derby; Marriage Place: Roydon, St Peter, Essex, England; Marriage Date: 26 Oct 1749; Spouse: Sarah Peachy; Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Map: ; View this parish; Source Description: Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials; Service of Church: Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials; Incumbent; Roydon, St Peter; Parish Records;1706-1774.
  6. [S582] W. R.(editor) Powell A History of the County of Essex: Volume 4
  7. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 15th Oct 2012.
  8. [S468] The National Archives, England ( Probate 11/1820 Will of Thomas Darby, Farmer of Hunsdon Lodge , Hertfordshire.
  9. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 03:24 19th Oct 2012 "Children of Richard Darby and Sarah Peachey."
  10. [S531] Ken Harrison, Photograph of headstone, 1995…
  11. [S581] William Page A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 3
  12. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 05:30 19th Oct 2012 "Parish Registers for Roydon Essex."