Clues have also been found suggesting there may have been a sisterly bond similar to that of Daphne and Eloise (Claudia Jessie).
Lucy and Charlotte Bridgeman made their society debut in 1846. Born only a year apart, they dressed similarly and were recorded as both wearing a ‘train of blue glace’.
Ellie Overthrow-Jones, from Findmypast, said: “A particular highlight for me was the level of detail available through combining historical records and newspapers – even down to the clothes the Bridgemans wore.
“Regency era newspapers are a goldmine for both family history and general history research.
“It saddened me to find that Orlando’s daughters, Charlotte and Lucy, met such a tragic end. But every story is worth telling.
“That’s the great thing about family history: it doesn’t just help us remember those who make the history books. It allows us to explore the stories of everyday people in vivid detail.
“In many ways, newspapers were the social media of the 19th century. They’re jam-packed with local and society gossip.”