Sophia Blaney Sutherland

Our great great great grandmother, Sophia Blaney Sutherland, the wife of Noah Hickey of Dublin and mother of the Rev. Noah Sydney Hickey was a resourceful women who corresponded with the Duke of Sutherland in February 1833 seeking his financial support for herself and her five grandchildren.

Earlier the Duke had ?put forward? her son (Rev Noah Sydney Hickey) to take religious orders.

At the time of writing to the Duke Sophia was a widow . Her husband had been the partner in a failed business in Calcutta leaving Sophia ?without means to purchase food? for her children.

The Duke graciously came to her assistance.

As yet little is known about Sophia’s pedigree. Her father was Capt William Sutherland of the 45 Regiment. A Blaney family were tenants of the Duke of Sutherland but it is not known if they were related to Sophia.

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2 thoughts on “Sophia Blaney Sutherland

  1. What relation was Sophia Blaney Sutherland of Baymount (d. 1838), if any, to The Duke of Sutherland? See post above.

    1. It seems the email address provided on the website is no longer vallid. I have a great deal of information regarding not only Sophia but her father William and in particular the important role he played in the beginning of the American Revolution.

      In addition it would be wonderful to receive information on the Hickey family that you may have. it would be most appreciated if you could contact me.
      Wilma Hickey (Australia)

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