James Sanger

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James Sanger
Profession circus assistant director
Personal details
Born 1778 Tisbury, Wiltshire in United Kingdom
Dead about 1849 Rotherhithe, Surrey in United Kingdom

Spouse(s) Sarah Elliott

Country United Kingdom

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

Biography details

James Hunt Sanger , circus assistant director in United Kingdom

Born 1778 in United Kingdom dead about 1849 in United Kingdom .

Reputed to have been a sailor at one time on HMS Victory at Trafalga, he became a travelling showman. He started a circus in 1821 and it was taken over by his son George. 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.

Sanger senior married Sarah Elliott (1787-1852) with whom he had nine children including John (1819-1889) and George. The Sange r children were raised in the fairground tradition.


Total: 4 children

  1. Sara Crockett. Born: ?.
  2. William Sanger. Born: 1826. Dead: † 1901
  3. 'Lord' George Sanger. Born: 1827-12-23. Dead: † 1911-11-28
  4. John Sanger Sr.. Born: about 1815. Dead: † 1889-08-22

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). assistant director James Hunt Sanger in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1011. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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