MATSON, Sarah Ann née Davy (b. 1839). A 1/6th plate ambrotype of two women, with highlighted details to their jewellery. Mounted in a full (worn) decorative case. Inside the case is a handwritten note "Grandma Matson on the left of the photo, taken shortly before her Marriage, with her Bridesmaid, married to John Matson April 3rd 1863".
Sarah Ann Davy was born in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire in 1839. She married on 3rd April 1863 John Matson (christened in York,16 November 1840), the son of James and Mary Matson. Sarah and John are found in the 1871 census in Haworth, Yorkshire, with their children Jospeh (7), Jennie (7), James (5), Sarah (3) and Elizabeth (1).