Tracing the Trappett name has proven difficult, as the name seems to have vague origins, and has since been adopted by people of several different cultures. Our own history has thus far only been traced back to the late 1700s, with the birth of James Trappett in Norfolk, England.
James Trappett 1790 - 1832
James was born around 1790 in Norfolk, England. Very little is known about him, and unfortunately, there is a lot of confused and blatantly incorrect information about him, making it tough to find accurate information about him. What we do know is that he married Elizabeth Bone (sometimes recorded as Stone) in 1819, and the two raised four children in Norfolk. James passed away in 1832.
James and Elizabeth's children:
William Trappett, b. 1819, d. 1870
Mary Trappett, b. 1822
John Trappett, b. 1826
Sarah Trappett, b. 1828
England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Norfolk, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1940
William Trappett 1819 - 1870
William was born around 1819, the eldest child of James and Elizabeth. In 1842, he married Charlotte Allenden, and the two raised six children, including a set of twins, on their farm in Norfolk. William died in 1870, the same year as his son of the same name.
William and Charlotte's children:
William Trappett, b. 1845, d. 1870
Mary Trappett, b. 1850, d. 1918
James Trappett, b. 1855
John Trappett, b. 1855, d. 1930
Sarah Trappett, b. 1859, d. 1926
Susannah Trappett, b. 1860, d. 1955
England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Sarah Trappett 1859 - 1926
Sarah was born in 1859, the second youngest child of William and Charlotte. While we do not know how Sarah met her future husband, we can assume it had to do with converting to Mormonism, as Sarah and several of her siblings ended up in Utah and became active within the LDS community there. By 1878, Sarah and husband Samuel were living in Utah, and there, they had six children. Sometime between 1887 and 1892, the family moved to Canada, and settled in Cardston, Alberta, where they had another six children. Sarah passed away in 1926.
For more information on Sarah and Samuel's family, please visit the Layton page.