1852–12 November 1879
Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Sophia

When Sophia SHEPHERD was born in 1852, in Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, James SHEPHERD, was 37 and her mother, Anne Bennett, was 31. She married William Holloway on 16 April 1878. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She was buried in Stanton St John, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Holloway
Marriage: 16 April 1878
William Charles Holloway
Gladys Hilda Holloway
Horace Hector Holloway

Spouse and Children

16 April 1878
Stanton Harcort,Oxon,ENG


    William Charles Holloway


    Gladys Hilda Holloway


    Horace Hector Holloway


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (2)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 2

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

Age 15

The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schepherde ‘shepherd’ (composed of words meaning ‘sheep’ + ‘herdsman’ or ‘guardian’), hence an occupational name for a shepherd. This English form of the name has absorbed cognates and equivalents from several other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sophia Holloway in household of William Holloway, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Sophia Shepherd in household of James Shepherd, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Sophia Shepherd in household of James Shepherd, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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