Penelope Wentworth Sober of Upper George Street Bryanstone Square

???? - 1833


Daughter of John Sober II (q.v.) and Penelope Blake, and aunt of Penelope Wentworth Wickham (nee Sober) (q.v.).

  1. Penelope Wentworth Sober, along with her brothers Hope Elletson Sober, Abraham Cumberbatch Sober and John Sober were left legacies in the will of their father’s second wife Martha Bersheba Sober, dated 26/04/1795. A later codicil of this will leaves the Barbadian estates to Hope Elletson Sober “for his life only, as I believe his attachment to the Indian is not legal and his chn are illegitimate in justice to the rest of my family.” The will also mentions Hope Elletson’s “handsome legacy from his grandmother and aunt”. Hope Elletson worked for the East India Company in Madras and his will, dated 1807, divided his assets between his three children Abraham Evans Sober, Penelope Sober and Maria Caroline Sober; disputes over his estate must have followed as the assets were not distributed to his legatees until 1846. Penelope Sober, daughter of Hope Elletson, married Captain M.R. Mabon in 1814 and died prior to the distribution of the estate in 1846. As Penelope Wentworth Wickham nee Sober was not the daughter of Hope nor of Abraham, it seems most likely her father was John Sober the younger, brother of the Penelope Wentworth Sober of this entry, and of Hope Elletson Sober and Abraham Cumberbatch Sober.

  2. Will of Penelope Wentworth Sober, Spinster of Upper George Street Bryanstone Square, Middlesex proved 26/06/1833.


  1. James C. Brandow, Genealogies of Barbados families: from Caribbeana and the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1983) p. 512. Email from Grahame Taylor, 04/06/2014.

  2. PROB 11/1818/96.

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Relationships (5)

Grand-daughter → Grandfather
Aunt → Niece
Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother

Addresses (1)

Upper George Street, Bryanstone Square, London, Middlesex, London, England