ROLFE, Tring, 1860-1885
Family cousin networks can get very complex - see Who is related to Who? and several related people with identical names and similar ages can be living close to each other - see Right Name, Wrong Body? In answering this question I will assume that there were only two Sarah (Jane) Rolfe born near Tring circa 1861, and that the records are accurate and complete.
We know that at the beginning of January 1885 there was one Sarah Rolfe who was a spinster. so it is sensible to ask what the status of the other might be.
While we can't easily ask the question for January 1885, we can ask it for census night 1881 - using the index to try and locate the second Sarah.
Searching throughout England for Sarah Rolfe or Jane Rolfe born in Hertfordshire or nearby Buckinghamshire within 5 years of 1861 only comes up with Sarah, living at 3 Alma Places, Frogmore Street, Tring.
|William ROLFE||Head||68||Labourer (Invalid)||Tring|
|Edward ROLFE||Son||21||General Labourer||Tring|
|Sarah ROLFE||Daur||19||Straw Plaiter||Tring|
|Mary Ann ROLFE||Grandaur||5||Scholar||Tring|
and another at Green End Street, Aston Clinton, Bucks
|Job ROLFE||Head||59||Aston Clinton||Straw Dealer (Pltg)|
|Ann ROLFE||Wife||53||Aston Clinton||Straw Dealers Wife|
|Sarah ROLFE||Daughter||17||Aston Clinton||Straw Plaiter|
|Isabella ROLFE||Daughter||10||Aston Clinton||Scholar|
This would appear to be yet another Sarah Rolfe - but fortunately her father is not called William!
This all suggests that Sarah, daughter of William and Hannah was available for marriage in 1881, but Sarah, daughter of William and Jane Proctor was not. Of course the failure to find someone in the census is not proof positive that they were not there and you might like to look further. For instance Sarah (born 1860) should be recorded in the 1861 census - possibly at the address where she was born, and if the parents are found but not the baby a search for death or burial would be appropriate. You also do not mention occupations (which will be on birth and marriage certificates and in census returns) as these sometimes can be a distinguishing factor.
There is a web page for Tring
If you can add to the information given above tell me.
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