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Sophia Kingdom, Lady Brunel (c. 1775 – 1855) was the daughter of William Kingdom, a contracting agent for the navy and the army, born in Plymouth. Sent to France to improve her knowledge of the language, she met Marc Isambard Brunel (1769–1849) at Rouen in the early 1790s. She married him on 1 November 1799. They had two daughters, Sophia and Emma, followed by a son, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, born on 9 April 1806.
Sophia's sister, Elizabeth Kingdom (1761–1856), married Thomas Mudge, a writer on horology. Sophia Kingdom was the youngest of sixteen children. When she was eight years old, her father William died (1783).
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