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Jacob, Sarah [called the Welsh Fasting Girl]locked

(1857–1869)
  • Mari A. Williams

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Jacob, Sarah [called the Welsh Fasting Girl] (1857–1869), victim of self-starvation, was born on 12 May 1857 at Llethr-neuadd farm, Llanfihangel-ar-arth, Carmarthenshire, the third daughter of Evan Jacob (1830–1895), a tenant farmer, and his wife, Hannah, née Williams (1830–1907). She attended the national school at ...

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