THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

Sophia Acres

Born: 15th May 1795 at Mulgrave Place, N.S.W.
Baptised: St Phillip’s Church of England, Sydney, N.S.W.
Status: Free, born in the Colony.
Married: Jeremiah Smith on the 23th September 1811 at St John's Church of England, Parramatta, N.S.W.
Occupation:
Died: 17th July 1874 at Appin Road, Campbelltown, N.S.W.
Buried: 19th July 1874 at St Peter's Campbelltown, N.S.W..
Father: Thomas Acres.
Mother: Ann (Guy) Hinchley.

Profile:
During the Macquarie era the following children was born to Sophia and Jeremiah:-
Eliza born c1811.
Sophia baptised c1812 at Liverpool, N.S.W.
Thomas baptised c1814 at Liverpool, N.S.W.
Ann baptised c1815 at Campbelltown, N.S.W.
John baptised c1817 at Campbelltown, N.S.W.

After the Macquarie era the following children were born to
Sophia and Jeremiah:-
Jeremiah baptised 1821, Campbelltown, N.S.W.
Mary Ann baptised 1824, Campbelltown, N.S.W.
Joseph baptised 1827, Campbelltown, N.S.W.
Margaret bapttised 1829, Campbelltown, N.S.W.
William baptised 1832, Campbelltown, N.S.W.
Henry bapttised 1835, Campbelltown, N.S.W.

In the 1822 Muster Sophia is listed as Sophia Smith, born in the colony, the wife of Jeremiah Smith, a landholder living in Liverpool, the father of 5 unnamed children.

Sophia is listed in the 1823,24,25 Muster as the wife of Jeremiah Smith living at Campbelltown with their children, Eliza aged 13, Thomas aged 11, Ann aged 9, John aged 7, Jeremiah aged 5, Mary Ann aged 2.

The entry in the N.S.W. 1828 Census is Sophia Smith, aged 33, born in the colony, Protestant, living with Jeremiah Smith, Sawyer, at Airds, N.S.W. with their children, Thomas aged 14, John aged 10, Jeremiah aged 7, Mary Ann aged 5 and Joseph aged 2; all the children being born in the colony.

Submitted by Association member, Rex Webb.

Additional information researched & submitted by Association member, F O’Donnell.

References:
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes
: V1795 452 1A; V1795 349 4; V1811 1281 3A; V1811 510 147A and 1874 4346.
General Muster and Land and Stock Muster of NSW. 1822 – ABGR - 1988
General Muster List of New South Wales – 1823, 1824, 1825 – ABGR - 1999
Census of New South Wales 1828 – Sainty & Johnson, eds – 2008(cd)

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