1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lady Sophia Burrell

Stephen Jones, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1812) 1:79.



LADY SOPHIA BURRELL was daughter of Sir Charles Raymond, Bart. of Valentines, Essex. She married, in 1773, with a fortune of 100,000 pounds, Sir William Burrell, who died in 1796, and by whom she had two sons and two daughters. After his death, she married, May 23, 1797, the Rev. William Clay, Esq. of Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Her Ladyship died at West Cowes, in the Isle of Wight, June 20, 1802; having published, in 1793, two 8vo. vols. of poems, including, 1. Comala. D. P. 2. Maximian. Trag. 8vo. 1800. 3. Theodora. Trag. 8vo. 1800.