SANDES, Sophia

c.1859 - 1929

Sophia Sandes was born in Ireland about 1859, daughter of Revd Samuel Dickson Sandes (1822-1914) and his wife Sophia Julia née Besnard, who married at Holy Trinity, Cork, Ireland on 4 November 1856. In 1881, Sophia was a 22 year old living at The Rectory, Monewden, Suffolk with her parents, 58 year old Samuel and 48 year old Sophia and siblings Mary 19, Fanny Elizabeth 11, all born in Ireland and Flora 5, born in Yorkshire. Her father took over as rector of Marlesford, Suffolk and in 1887 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 in 1888 Dr Arthur De Chair Baker, a medical practitioner, and in 1901 a 42 year old wife of 38 year old Dr Arthur De Chair Baker (1862-1923), 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 and living with them at Croydon in 1911. Sophia died at Croydon in 1929.