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 15 Nov 18531,2,3,4,5,6,7, was baptised there on 1 Jan 1854 and married John Spratt (a farm labourer with whom she had 12 children: Leonard, Amy, Ada, Ernest, Lillian, May, Harry Dale, George Dale, Ida, Hilda, Ella and Reuben) there at St Mary's Church on 9 Nov 187610.
During her life, she was living in Chartham Hatch, Kent, England on 7 Apr 1861; at Tonford Farm, Thanington, Kent in 1871; at The Street, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent on 3 Apr 1881; at Shuart Cottage, Podden Street, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent on 5 Apr 1891; at 2 Nash Court Cottage, Nash Road, Margate, Kent on 31 Mar 1901; at Nash Court Cottage, Nash Road, Margate, Kent on 2 Apr 1911 and at Way Cottages, Minster, Thanet, Kent on 29 Sep 1939 when she was living with her daughter May following the death of her husband on 4 Aug 1928.
She died on 6 Jan 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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