Sophia Lewis Swinbourn

Female, (1850 - 1939)
FatherJames Swinbourn (circa 1816 - 1895)
MotherElizabeth Weston Farmar (circa 1816 - 1877)
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Thomas F. Farmar
ChartsFarmar Descendants
BirthSophia Lewis Swinbourn was born 1850 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX AUST Baptism Sophia Lewis Swinbourn. Reg year: 1850. Ref # 12211. Father: James. Mother: Farmer Elizabeth. Place: Melb. State:Victoria. Parish: not stated, Ind. (AVRI.) 
INFO WITNESS for marriage of sister Hannah Maria to Peter Robertson, 3 May 1866, at Sandridge Trinity Church. Sophie Lewis Swinbourn signature on certificate. (VicMarrCert 1866 #1270.) 
INFO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. Certificate of Marriage in the Colony of Victoria, District of Emerald Hill, no. 347. On January 15, 1873 at St. Lukes Church, marriage by license was solemnized … according to the rites of the Church of England. Signature [=name of groom]: Charles Cave Wilkinson, present and usual residence Sandridge, age twentysix, profession Cordial manufacturer, bachelor, born London England. Father Thomas Cave Wilkinson (Master Mariner). Mother Jane Caroline Fudge. Signature [=name of bride]: Sophia Lewis Swinbourn. present and usual residence Sandridge, age twenty three, spinster, born Melbourne. Father James Swinbourn, timber merchant. Mother: Elizabeth Weston Farmar. I. Rev’d Beechcroft Dickinson being incumbent of St.Luke’s duly celebrated marriage between Charles Cave Wilkinson . . . ? [illegible word], and Sophia Lewis Swinbourn . . . ? [illegible word]. Dated 15 January 1873. Witnesses James H. Swinbourn; Thyrza Swinbourn. (VicMarrCert.) 
MarriageShe married Charles Cave Wilkinson, son of Thomas Cave Wilkinson and Jane Caroline Fudge, 15 January 1873 in Emerald Hill, Victoria, Australia. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX AUST Marriage. Swinbourn, Sophia Lewis. Spouse: Wilkinson Charles Carr [sic]. Reg in Victoria 1873 #72. (VICBDMPio.) 
Note NOTE: death of husband Charles Cave Wilkinson in 1877. 
INFO WITNESS on 1 Jan 1892 in Ballaarat for marriage of sister Clara to Wm Foulsum. Note the certificate has a clear signature for Sophia as Sophia Lewis Cave-Wilkinson. (VicCertMarr 1892 #149.) 
INFO LETTER in nephew Herbert Foulsum's World War I military file written by S. L. Wilkinson of 24 Hoddle St. Essendon [Victoria]. She acknowledges receipt of the Croix de Guerre Medal for Herbert and is looking forward to his return home. (WWIServAustr B2455: SERN 231- Barcode 4023656) Note: there are other letters from Sophia in the same military file that update her address as next-of-kin for Herbert while he was on duty. 
INFO FAMILY DETAILS. "Auntie . . . Sofia had a boarding house in Ballarat and that is where my Grandmother Clara went when she returned to Australia with her two daughters when her husband died in New Zealand." (CorresMAGCO email 4Jun2011.) 
INFO INFORMAL PHOTO of Sophia Lewis Wilkinson outdoors. Probably from 1920s. (CorresGNTER email 1Jan2013.)
INFO ADDRESSES for Mrs Sophie Wilkinson in Mamie's address book: Oldest one is Annesley, 39 Schild St. Yarraville W (13) Victoria Australia. Then c/o Miss Seymour, Benson St. Belgrave, Melbourne. One unreadable, then above: c/o Miss Degen, 5 Warner St. Essenden W4, Victoria, Austr. Below: 16 Bundoran Parade Box Hill North E. (12) Victoria Austr. Then c/o Mrs. Sinclair 42 Winter St. Malvern SE (4) St. Next page: Annesley, Yarraville, W13, Vic, Aus. Then The Pilgrim Rest 44 Gilfair St. Fairfield Park, Melbourne Vic. Aus. (MamieAddr.) 
INFO CEMETERY RECORD. Sophia Lewis Cave Wilkinson, #KB00062949. Death 4 Dec 1939, age 90, residence North Fremantle. Grave at Karrakatta, Anglican area, section IA, grave 0072. Grant #K0010708, expired (status in 2005). (WAMetCemBd) NOTE same grave number for brother James H, niece Ethel and Ethel's husband Ethelbert Hiller. 
DeathSophia Lewis Swinbourn died 4 December 1939 in Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia. 
INFO DEATH NOTICE. The West Australian (Perth, WA), 5 Dec 1939. WILKINSON.--On December 4, 1939, at Freemantle, Sophia Lewis Cave, loving aunt of Mrs. J.B. Menzies (Geelong, Victoria), James M. Swinbourn (Wooroloo), William A. Swinbourn (deceased, Bassendean), Mrs. J. Leckie (Claremont), Mrs. E. Hiller (Mt. Lawlwy), Mrs. Proctor Scott (Bunbury) and Will and Bert Foulsom (Victoria): aged 90 years. A colonist of over 80 years. Victorian papers please copy. (WestAustrTro.) 
INFO CIV REG INDEX Australia Western Australia Death Sophia L C Wilkinson, female, Reg. Fremantle district 1939 #325. (WAusBDMOnInd.)