The child of George Dale (a farm labourer) and Esther Poysden (a servant), Sophia Dale, the great-grandmother of Nigel Horne, was born in Chartham, Kent, England on Nov 15, 18531,2,3,4,5,6,7, was baptized there on Jan 1, 1854 and married John Spratt (a farm laborer with whom she had 12 children: Leonard, Amy, Ada, Ernest, Lillian, May, Harry Dale, George Dale, Ida, Hilda, Ella and Reuben) there on Nov 9, 187610.
During her life, she was living in Chartham Hatch, Kent, England on Apr 7, 186113; at Tonford Farm, Thanington, Kent in 18712; at The Street, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent on Apr 3, 188116; at Shuart Cottage, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent on Apr 5, 189115; at 2 Nash Court Cottage, Nash Road, Margate, Kent on Mar 31, 190111; at Nash Court Cottage, Nash Road, Margate, Kent on Apr 2, 191112; and at Way Cottages, Minster, Thanet, Kent on Sep 29, 1939 following the death of her husband on Aug 4, 192814.
She died on Jan 6, 1940 at Way Cottages, Minster, Thanet, Kent8,9 (morbus Cordis (i.e. reason unknown - likely heart failure due to old age)).
Mum tells me that Sophia Dale used to enjoy playing cards, but only Dad would play with her. Was taken by Isaac Horne (her son-in-law, my grandfather) to his house from time-to-time by motorbike and sidecar.
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