London, South Kensington
15 May 2001
English School, 19th Century
Sophia, 5th Vicountess Cullen, head and shoulders, in a low-cut dress and wearing a falling veil in her upswept hair; and the Hon. Borlase Cockayne aged 21, in coat and waistcoat (after Nathaniel Hone)
pencil on card, the latter with initials NH and the date 1762, the former in fitted purple velvet case, the latter with gilt-metal frame
ovals, 1¾ in. (45 mm.) and smaller (2)
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On 10 December 1764 Charles Cokayne, 4th Viscount Cullen married secondly Sophia (d.1802) youngest daughter and co-heir of John Baxter, Storekeeper of H.M. Ordnance at Gibraltar, and by her had an only child.
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