Sophia SHEPPARD

Sophia SHEPPARD

Female Abt 1811 - 1875  (~ 64 years)

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  • Name Sophia SHEPPARD 
    Born Abt 1811  Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 02 Sep 1875  St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2783  Culpins-to-connect
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2010 

    Family James CULPIN,   b. 1811, Barrowden, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1853  St George Hanover Square, Pimlico, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Henry Hope CULPIN,   b. 1855, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F900  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Fatal Fire near Tottenham Court Road

      Shortly before 10 o'clock on Thursday night a fire took place at Mr J Culpin's, tailor, 54 Howland Street, Tottenham Court Road. Some patterns, wearing apparel, and furniture, in a room on the ground floor, were burned and Sophia Culpin, aged 66 years, was burnt to death. [3]

    • Dr Hardwicke held an inquest on Monday, at the St Pancras Coroner's Court, touching the death of Sophia Culpin, aged 66, of 54 Howland Street, Tottenham Court Road. On the night in question John McArthur, who resided in the house, on coming home observed smoke issuing from deceased's room, and he at once tried to get in by the window, the door being fastened, but failing in this he took a chopper and, smashing the panels of the door, effected an entrance, when he found that the room was on fire. He raised the alarm and with two buckets of water extinguished the fire, when a horrible sight presented itself. On the table were the remains of an exploded paraffin lamp, there being a strong smell of oil in the room. At the side of the room, half sitting and half lying, and with her head against the wall, was the deceased, burnt to death. Her clothes were a mass of smouldering rags, her hair was burnt off, her breast burnt, and one of her legs was frightfully charred. The deceased had suffered from bad legs and rheumatism and could not get about much. A verdict of "Accidental Death" was recorded. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S147] GRO, (Ancestry.co.uk), SQ1875, St Pancras, 1b 32, age 66.

    2. [S147] GRO, (Ancestry.co.uk), MQ1853, SGHS, 1a 245.

    3. [S157] Newspaper Index, British Library, Lloyds Weekly Newspaper (London), 5 September 1875.

    4. [S157] Newspaper Index, British Library, Lloyds Weekly Newspaper (London), 12 Sep 1875.