She was born in 1856 in Strensall, North Yorkshire; died 18 Aug 1945.
She married twice.
(1) Henry Woodliffe on 25 Nov 1878 in Moreton cum Moxby; he was born 20 Sep 1855 in Ulceby, Lincolnshire; died 29 Oct 1908 in Primrose Hill Farm.
(2) Albert Edward Palk on 24 Dec 1914 in Register Office, York; he was born 1862 in Clevedon, , Somerset, England. He was an Army Surveyor
Her niece Daisy recalled;
Of my aunts on my fathers side I knew my Aunt Sophia, Mrs. Polk the best. She was married to Henry Woodliffe, a farmer and they had Henry, Annie, Lena, Lily, Mary, Luke. Ruth, William, John and Olive Then her husband died and she married again in her 60's to a Mr. Polk who lived on the next farm - Primrose Hill Farm, at Stamford Bridge, so I knew her and all the little Woodliffe's. She used to do 'Pricky Hearth Rugs' non stop.
I don't remember her first husband. She was always Aunt Polk as I remember her first. Carries Mum never thought she ought to have married again. She met her when she was in York and she said, "Why, aren't you OK as you are?" And she said, "I'm old enough to do as I like!"
Pictured above; the Woodliffe family outside Primrose Hill Farm in the early 1900’s, Sophia is seated in the centre.
Several of the Woodliffes are also shown on the Threshing Photo with James Midgley
At the 1881 census she was visiting Crayke
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability William DENNIS Head M Male 54 Wombleton, York, England Farmer Of 57 Acres Elizabeth DENNIS Wife M Female 44 Sutton On The Forest, York, England Farmers Wife Mary DENNIS Daur U Female 21 Sand Hutton, York, England Farmers Daur John DENNIS Son U Male 18 Sand Hutton, York, England Farmers Son Elisabeth DENNIS Daur U Female 16 Sand Hutton, York, England Farmers Daur Sarah E. DENNIS Daur U Female 14 Sand Hutton, York, England Farmers Daur Christopher DENNIS Son Male 11 Crayke, York, England Farmers Son William DENNIS Son Male 9 Crayke, York, England Scholar Luke A. DENNIS Son Male 4 Crayke, York, England Henry WOODCLIFFE Visitor M Male 25 Wheeby, Lincoln, England Farmer Sophia WOODCLIFFE Visitor Wife M Female 25 Strensall, York, England Farmer Wife Henry WOODCLIFFE Visitor Son Male 1 Little Ouseburn, York, England Hannah HORNER Mother In Law W Female 79 Tholthorpe, York, England Annuitant
Sophia (left) next to her sister Selina on a day out at the seaside.
She died in 1945 at the age of 89 and was buried at Buttercrambe with her first Husband.