Sophia Kingdom

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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.[1] 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).