Birth: 28 August 1764

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Wyrardisbury, Buckinghamshire or Osterley Park, London

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 9 November 1793

Place or Registered Place of Death: The Lodge, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Father: Robert Child

Mother: Sarah Jodrell

Spouse(s): John Fane

Date of Marriage: 20 May 1782

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Gretna Green, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland


Sarah Sophia Fane (1785-1867)
John Fane (1784-1859)
Augusta Jane Fane (1786-1871)
Maria Fane (1787-1834)
Charlotte Fane (1793-1822)


There seems to be some confusion re the birth place of Sarah. Various locations such as Wyrardisbury, Buckinghamshire, Osterley Park, London, or Lincoln's Inn Field have been mooted. I would surmise that she was born in Buckinghamshire and possibly baptised in London. Osterley Park may have been surmised because Sarah's father, Robert Child owned Osterley Park.

Lord Westmorland married Sarah Anne Child (28 August 1764 - 9 November 1793), the only daughter and heiress of wealthy banker, Robert Child, against her father's wishes, at Gretna Green on 20 May 1782. Child consequently cut his daughter and her sons and their descendants out of his will, and made his daughter's daughters his heirs to prevent the Fanes from benefitting from this elopement. Their eldest daughter, Lady Sarah Sophia Fane (1785-1867), made testamentary heiress of her maternal grandfather, married George Child-Villiers, 5th Earl of Jersey; her husband assumed the additional surname of Child.

Sarah Anne Child