James Sanger

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James Sanger
Profession circus assistant director
Personal details
Born about 1780 Wiltshire in United Kingdom
Dead about 1849 Rotherhithe, Surrey in United Kingdom

Spouse(s) Sarah Elliott

Country United Kingdom

Work locations
Title assistant director 1821-1849
Location at Circus Sanger in United Kingdom

Biography details

James Sanger , circus assistant director in United Kingdom

Born about 1780 in United Kingdom dead about 1849 in United Kingdom .

In 1826 James was operating a booth at Plymouth fair having "lately visited Newton, Moreton and other towns in Devon, was summoned before the Mayor to account for the possession of two children exhibiting by him as Esquimaux Indians. These poor children were clothed in seal-skins, wore shell caps and devoured raw flesh with great avidity, refusing any other kind of food.


Total: 2 children

  1. George Sanger. Born: 1827-12-23.
  2. John Sanger Sr.. Born: about 1815. Dead: † 1889-08-22

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). assistant director James Sanger in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1011. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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