Sarah Fane, Countess of Westmorland

Sarah Anne Child, Countess of Westmorland in 1786 by Ozias Humphrey

Sarah Fane, Countess of Westmorland (née Sarah Anne Child; 28 August 1764 – 9 November 1793) was the only child of Robert Child, the principal shareholder in the banking firm Child & Co. She married John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland on 20 May 1782 at Gretna Green.

The couple had the following children:

  • John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland (1784-1859)
  • Lady Sarah Sophia Fane (1786–1867), married George Child-Villiers, 5th Earl of Jersey in 1804.
  • Lady Augusta Fane (1786–1871), m. 1. John Parker, Lord Boringdon (later 1st Earl of Morley) in 1804, divorced 1809; m. 2 also in 1809 Sir Arthur Paget (1771–1840), son of the 1st Earl of Uxbridge.
  • Lady Maria Fane (1787–1834), m. 1805 John Ponsonby, Viscount Duncannon, later 4th Earl of Bessborough.
  • Lady Charlotte Fane (1793–1822).


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