Sophie Louisa Ratcliffe later Ketelhodt (née Colleton Graves)

1789 - ????


  1. Sophie Louisa Colleton Graves was baptised 26/10/1789 in Buckerell, Devon, the daughter of Richard Graves and his wife Louisa Carolina. She married Tristram Ratcliffe [II, q.v.], the owner of Exeter estate, 26/08/1813 in Buckerell, Devon. Tristram Ratcliffe II had died by 1826 where in the Slave Register, 185 enslaved people were listed as being in the possession of John Ashley as attorney to Mrs Sophia L.C. Ratcliffe.

  2. Sophia Louisa Graves-Colleton [sic] married Maximilian August Baron of Ketelhodt, 15/12/1830, in St James' Westminster. They had a daughter, Carolina Julia, baptised in the Lutheran Church in Aachen, Prussia, 19/03/1832.

  3. Maximilian Ketelhodt claimed unsuccessfully for compensation for Exeter Estate in 1834. The compensation was awarded to Joseph Brooks Yates, as mortgagee and purchaser under certain indentures and as judgement creditor, October 1825.


  1. batch nos. Familysearch batch nos. M05002-1 and M14751-6. T71/54 pp. 1-2.

  2. Familysearch batch no. C99511-1.

  3. T71/858 Vere claim no. 161 (part) (Exeter).

Further Information

Maiden Name
Colleton Graves
(1) Tristram Ratcliffe (2) Maximilian August Baron of Ketelhodt
With (2) Carolina Julia (1832-)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Wife → Second Husband
Wife → Husband

Addresses (1)

Buckerell, Honiton, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England