SANDES, Sophia

1859 - 1929

Sophia Sandes

Sophia Sandes, was born at Sunday's Well, Cork, County Cork, Ireland on 18 March 1859, daughter of Revd Samuel Dickson Sandes (4 November 1822-23 August 1914) and his wife Sophia Julia née Besnard (1833-1 October 1911), who married at Holy Trinity, Cork, Ireland on 4 November 1856. Her father must have been assistant to Revd Henry Browne Longe at Monewden, Suffolk for he was instituted to that rectory on 4 May 1883 but in 1881, Sophia was a 22 year old, living at The Rectory, Monewden, Suffolk with her parents, 58 year old Samuel, clerk in holy orders, and 48 year old Sophia with siblings Mary 19, Fanny Elizabeth 11, both born in Ireland and Flora 5, born in Yorkshire, they had other children including Stephen, John Samuel Dickson and William Besnard. In 1885 her father took over as rector of Marlesford, Suffolk and Sophia exhibited from Marlesford Rectory at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at the Lecture Rooms, Woodbridge in April 1887, an oil painting 'Head from Rembrandt' and a watercolour 'Gateway, Old Hall, Parham'. She married at Marlesford on 31 January 1888, Dr Arthur De Chair Baker (1862-19 April 1923), a medical practitioner, and in 1901, a 42 year old wife of 38 year old Dr Arthur De Chair Baker, living at 30 Liverpool Road, Croydon, Surrey with their three children, Stephen Leonard 12, Gerald Wollaston 10 and Phyllis 4, they had another daughter Dorothy born in 1892 who was living with them at Croydon in 1911. Sophia was of 3 Chimneys, Orford, Suffolk when she died at 2 Sydenham Road, Croydon on 29 March 1929.