|Identity of Thomas Oliver|
From censuses it is apparent that Sarah Oliver was born in Hoo, Kent.
This could refer to St Mary Hoo or Hoo St Werburgh which are a few miles apart.
There is a baptism for Sarah Oliver at Saint Werburgh Hoo in 1787 which gives her parents as Thomas and Mary Oliver.
Thereore it seems fairly certain that Sarah's mother was called Mary but at this stage her surname is not known.
One of the witnesses at the wedding of Sarah and John was Mary Oliver which was presumably her mother, or possibly a sister named Mary.
|Other possible children|
The following are baptisms of children to Thomas and Mary Oliver in Kent
Sarah was baptised in 1788
Thomas - 15 Aug 1780 Snodland, about 9 miles south of Hoo.
William - 28 Aug 1786 Maidstone, about 12 miles south of Hoo
Elizabeth - 28 Aug 1789 Maidstone
James - 21 Mar 1790 Chatham, about 5 miles south of Hoo