Mary SAGAR was born in 1774 in Askrigg. Her father was Warwick SAGAR the parish clerk.
Mary married Henry ARCHIBALD in November 1796 in New Malton, Yorks, although the transcribed record gives her name as AGAR. We know that Henry was 'a travelling Scotchman" from a later christening record.
Their first child Robert ARCHIBALD was christened on 2 Sep 1797 in Manchester, however this child was to die young. Robert and Henry Archibald were later christened in Skipton, Yorks. IGI only has three children christened by a Henry ARCHIBALD in England between 1780-1820.
Its possible that Mary was living in Malton when she met Henry, however it is also possible that the marriage did not receive her father's blessing, or might be the cause of some embarrasment and a venue 54 miles from Askrigg was deemed prudent.
Her uncle Edmund, the clockmaker, was in Skipton from 1793-1805 - the same time that Mary and Henry lived there.
In about 1805 Henry and Mary moved to Blackburn where her son John was christened. Henry died in 1832 and in the 1841 census she was living at Cumpstead Building, Blackburn working as a 'keeper of lodgings' with her son John ARCHIBALD, a cotton power loom weaver. Her son Henry, also a cotton weaver, had probably moved to Blackburn at the same time. Her son Robert didn't move to Blackburn from Ascrigg until some time between the christening of his last child John Augustus in 1843 and 1851.
By 1851 Mary, a widow aged 81, is living at 16 Workhouse Lane, Blackburn and is described as a pauper. As it suggests Workhouse Lane hosted the Blackburn workhouse and runs off Grimshaw Park road. She was living with a retired journeyman plasterer, William LAWS, also a pauper who might have been a former colleague of her son Robert, so she wasn't in the workhouse itself.
Mary died of old age on 27 Jul 1852 at 16 Saint Ann Street, Blackburn, which is a cul-de-sac off Grimshaw Park just south of Workhouse Lane. Her age on the death certificate was entered as 93, however this looks wrong given that she was 70-74 in 1841 and 81 in 1851. Her son Henry was present at the death, and given that he was unable to sign his name on that document, it may not have been able to possible for him to calculate her age if indeed he knew it. Henry was living at 9 Friday Street at the time.