Lady Sophia FitzClarence

Brief Life History of Sophia

When Lady Sophia FitzClarence was born in August 1796, her father, King William IV of the United Kingdom and Hanover, was 31 and her mother, Dorothea Bland, was 34. She married Philip Charles Shelley-Sidney on 13 August 1825, in London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Hanover, Hanover, Prussia, Germany in 1819. She died on 10 April 1837, at the age of 40, and was buried in Penshurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Philip Charles Shelley-Sidney
1800–1851
Lady Sophia FitzClarence
1796–1837
Marriage: 13 August 1825
Adelaid Augusta Wilhelmina Shelley-Sidney
1826–1904
Sir Philip Sidney 2nd Baron De L'Isle
1828–1898
Robert Dudley Shelley- Sidney Or Sidney
1829–1830
Sophia Philippa Sidney
1830–1907
Elizabeth Frederica Sidney
1831–1831
Ernestine Wellington Sidney
1834–1910

Sources (16)

  • Charlotte Auguste Louise Von Clarence, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Sophia Fitzclarence Sidney, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sophia Fitzclarence, Lady in entry for Sydney, Lord De L' Isle, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

Name Meaning

From the Greek word meaning ‘wisdom’. The Eastern cult of St Sophia arose as a result of misinterpretation of the phrase Hagia Sophia ‘holy wisdom’ as if it meant ‘St Sophia’. The name became popular in England in the 17th and 18th centuries—the heroine of Fielding's novel Tom Jones ( 1749 ) is called Sophia Weston—and has been increasing in popularity since the 1990s. In Scotland it has been used as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Beathag .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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