7 January 1800
Spotlight on Sarah Faraday
Professor Frank James explores the life of Sarah Faraday, the wife of eminent Ri scientist Michael Faraday
- Frank James (author)
Sarah Barnard, born on 7 January 1800, was the fifth child (out of nine) of Edward Barnard (1767-1855) and Mary Boosey (1769-1847). Edward Barnard owned one of the largest silversmith companies in London; he was also a full member of the small congregation of the Sandemanians, a neo-Calvinist sect of literalist Christianity, who met in Paul’s Alley. The year after his daughter’s birth he would become a Deacon in the Church, and from 1821 to 1844 served as an Elder.