From census information, it looks as if Sarah and William may have separated, as in the 1841 census Rev William is living in West Stockwith, but his wife Sarah was living in Frances St, Kingston upon Hull with her married daughter Emma Raynes and her son Edwin was also living there.
Sarah Adamthwaite died at 2 Bickley Road in Rotherhithe, London in January 1846 aged 56 years, the cause of death was 'Hypertrophy of the heart, several years' and the person who reported her death was Mary Thorndike, present at the death, of Cow Lane Rotherhithe. Perhaps she was living in Rotherhithe with her daughter, as Emma's son William Adamthwaite Raynes was born in Rotherhithe the following year.
Rev William died in May 1949 at West Stockwith aged 69 years, occupation Clergyman, cause of death decay of nature. The death was reported by his daughter Emma Raynes, present at the death.
Whilst Emma went on to a life in America (see Miscellany 3) her brother Edwin seems to have been passed around the family! In 1851 he was living in Winton with his aunt Hannah Burrell. We have not found him in the 1861 census in England, but we did find an Edwin Adamthwaite of the right age on a passenger ship to America in September of 1851. Did he travel to visit his sister?
In 1871 Edwin was back in England living with his cousin Ann Lord in Winton and in 1881 with his cousin William Burrell in Winton (in all these entries he was described as an annuitant, or of 'independent means' - so clearly his father left him financially independent - see Rev William's will.
By the time of the 1891 census, Edwin was a patient in St Cuthbert's Lunatic Asylum in Whitehaven, Cumberland and later that year he died there.
We have recently discovered a poem written 'to Edwin Adamthwaite Esquire' by Jarvis William Close (who was also a patient at St Cuthberts), and the text of this will shortly be included in a new Miscellany section 'an Adamthwaite Anthology'. Jarvis Close was the son of a very popular poet of the time named John Close.