Villiers, Sarah Sophia Child, Countess of Jersey (1785 -1867)

Sarah Sophia Fane was the eldest daughter of John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland, and Sarah Anne, sole heir of the banker Robert Child, Esq., of Osterley Park in Middlesex. She married, 23 May 1804, George Villiers, 5th Earl of Jersey, and they took the additional surname of Child in 1819. The Countess, who owned the chief interest in Child's Bank by Temple Bar, was a leader of London society and a friend of Lord Byron, and is said to have suggested the character of Lady St Julians in Disraeli's Coningsby and Sybil. Victor Albert George was her grandson the 7th Earl. The Osterley Park Library was sold at auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge 6 May 1885.

Seat / Residence(s): Osterley Park, Middlesex
Library Auction Details: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge (6 May 1885)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Villiers, Sarah Sophia Child, Countess of Jersey (1785 - 1867) (Stamp 1) Monogram: S S C I
Coronet: Countess
Villiers, Sarah Sophia Child, Countess of Jersey (1785 - 1867) (Stamp 2) Monogram: S S C I
Coronet: Countess