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Eliza Sophia Wentworth

Female 1838 - 1898  (60 years)


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  • Name Eliza Sophia Wentworth 
    Born 24 Nov 1838  Vaucluse House, Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Dec 1898  "Frognal Lodge", Hampstead, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I287  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2018 

    Father William Charles (Crowley) Wentworth,   b. 13 Aug 1790, Norfolk Island, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1872, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Sarah Morton Cox,   b. 21 Apr 1805, Albion St, Surrey Hills ,Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1880, Eastbourne, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1829  St Michael's Church, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Nov 1838 - Vaucluse House, Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Dec 1898 - "Frognal Lodge", Hampstead, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The Three Graces [Edith, Eliza and Laura, daughters of Sarah and William Charles Wentworth], by Gruder, Hans Julius, 1824-1890.
    The Three Graces [Edith, Eliza and Laura, daughters of Sarah and William Charles Wentworth], by Gruder, Hans Julius, 1824-1890.
    Eliza, Laura and Edith Wentworth were three of the seven daughters of Sarah Morton Wentworth, nee Cox (1805-1880) colonial born, illegitimate and the daughter of convict parents Although her husband William Charles Wentworth (1790?-1872) was one of the most prominent men in colonial New South Wales his financial and political success was unable to protect his wife and daughters from social ostracism. This exclusion contributed significantly to their decision to take their younger children to England for their education. Sarah and the children sailed from Sydney in February 1853. Although Sarah and her youngest children, including Eliza, Laura and Edith returned to New South Wales in 1861 they left again for England in 1868.
    This portrait of the three daughters, depicted as young women with all the trappings of wealth and respectability, and represented in an allegorical fashion as the Three Graces, can be seen as a direct challenge to the prejudices of the colonial society which had made them social outcasts.