Sard Family In Australia

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The Sard Family in Australia

Family of Samuel Austin Sard in Adelaide, South Australia circa 1910.

Left to Right the photo is...
Eunice Deborah Elizabeth, Sarah Phyllis Muriel, Samuel Austin, Barbara Skea Matilda, Rupert Wards, Thomas Balfour Cooper, Barbara Anne Cooper, Ellen Mary, Samuel Austin

Family of William Richard Sard in Port Pirie, South Australia circa 1916.

Left to Right: Back Row - Isabella Deborah; Mary Janet; Gordon James; William Richard Sard; Mabel Baden Powell 

Left to Right: Front Row - Colin Campbell, Hilda Maude; Alan Morriss; Mary Gordon (Kennedy) Sard; Robert Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Sard

The inset picture is William Richard Sard (Junior) - who was off fighting in World War I.



All persons with the surname "Sard" in Australia, have come from Richard William Sard (as far as I can tell...)...

Richard arrived (in Sydney) on 8th October 1852 on the ship "Bank of England", and was from a reasonably wealthy industrial family in South London, who owned a rope factory called S.A.Sard and Son ("S.A." being Samuel Austin Sard) - Later to be named S.S. Sard and Son ("S.S" was Samuel Stevens Sard, son of Samuel Austin Sard), a name the company retained until 1969 at least, although all Sard interest in the rope company ceased in 1924. The family also owned a street of tenament houses called Sard's Rents (knocked down for railway approach to Tower Bridge - but existed well into the 1940's)...

Richard obviously went back to England at some stage and married Deborah Prickett on 25th May 1853 (at St John, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, Islington). Richard's occupation is listed as Seaman, as is the occupation of Deborah's Father (William Heny Prickett) on her birth certificate - although he was a Lighterman by the time of their marriage - maybe Richard and her father worked together at one stage? Who knows?!!

Richard and Deborah had 2 female children in England - who both died. The 2 kids were Catherine Sard b 17 June 1855, and Elizabeth Emma Sard b 5 April 1857. They also had one male child while in England, Samuel Austin Sard (born Oct Nov Dec 1860, baptised in St George in the East, Middlesex), who travelled to Australia with them.

Richard and his wife Deborah, sailed into Port Adelaide on Tuesday August 20, 1861, aboard "The Orient" (London via Plymouth). He brought a reference with him, which has recently been discovered (see picture below) dated 3rd July 1857, signed by shipmaster Thomas Dallas. 


They settled in Port Adelaide and had 4 other kids - three girls, one boy - the three girls died of typhoid in childhood, but the son, William Richard Sard survived.


So the two boys who survived are...

**William Richard Sard (30/3/1864 - 7/8/1938) (SEE PICTURE)

and

**Samuel Austin Sard (Oct 1860 - 4/10/1925) (SEE PICTURE)...



Both sons went on to have large families - William Richard settled in Port Pirie, South Australia and Samuel Austin stayed in Adelaide...

I put some of their family pictures on here with names to help anyone with their family tree, if you've ever wondered where your Sard surname came from... !!

Any other Sard's, whether from Australia or not, are totally welcome on here - I am interested in your family history too!!

Sard as a surname comes from either the Baeleric Islands, or Sardinia... As surnames usually were occupational, family driven, or geographical (as in the instance of Sard - from Sardinia)...

In the book "Surnames of the UK" by Henry Harrison and Gyda (Pulling) Harrison 1912.... The Sard surname (which has been in England, Italy and Europe for a long time) is defined thus...

SARD: (Fr.) SARDINIAN (Fr. Sarde; f. Sardi), the name of the earliest inhabitants of Sardinia, the Gr. Sardo (Zapoio)...

Anyway - Hi... Welcome... and feel free to post any family info, or whatever you find useful...