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Lewis and Sophia Fraser

Lewis and Sophia Fraser

A carte-de-visite portrait of Lewis Fraser (1811-1868) and his wife Sophia.

Lewis Fraser was born on 8 September 1811 at Forres on the Moray Firth, the son of Lewis Fraser and his wife Anne (née Gearie).

Lewis Fraser married Sophia Cumming on 26 July 1845 at St Andrew's Cathedral Church, Singapore. Their first four children were all baptised in Singapore.

The couple appear on the 1861 census, living at 23 Oxford Square, Paddington. He gave as his profession ‘East India Merchant’. At the time of the census, he was 49 and she was 34. They were both born in Scotland. Also present on the night of the census were six children and eight servants, including a governess, a butler and a page.

Lewis Fraser died, aged 56, at 6 Montagu Square in Marylebone on 27 February 1868 and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery. He left an estate valued at £20,000 (later resworn at £14,000).

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 28 June 1862.


Code: 125699
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