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Sophia Amelia (Potter) Smith (1849 - 1922)

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Sophia Amelia Smith formerly Potter
Born in Shadwell, Middlesex, England, United Kingdommap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Heathcote, Victoria, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Elmore, Victoria, Australiamap
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Categories: Heathcote, Victoria | Elmore, Victoria.


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Sophia (Potter) Smith was born in the United Kingdom.

Born: 5 October 1849, 2 Wapping Wall, Shadwell, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. She was the daughter of George Augustus Potter, a marine store dealer, and Amelia Preston.[1]

Baptised: 4 November 1849, St George in the East, London, England, United Kingdom. [1]

1851 Census: 2 Wapping Wall, St Paul Shadwell, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. [2]

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Sophia (Potter) Smith migrated from England to Australia.
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Arrival: Oct 1855, on the ship 'Statesman' to Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia. Sophia was traveling with her mother (under the name Maryann Potter, marine store dealer), her younger brother James and her elder half-brothers Henry and George. [3] It is believed that her father George arrived in Australia sometime earlier.

Married: Thomas Davey Smith, 8 December 1867, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia. [4]

Died: 20 March 1922, Elmore, Victoria, Australia. [5]

Buried: Runnymede Cemetery, Runnymede, Victoria, Australia. [6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. St George in the East Parish Registers, London Metropolitan Archives, St George in the East, Register of Baptism, p93/geo, Item 021, Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1906. London Metropolitan Archives, London.Name: Sophia Amelia Potter, Gender: Female, Record Type: Baptism, Baptism Date: 4 Nov 1849, Baptism Place: St George in the East, Tower Hamlets, England, Father: George Potter, Mother: Amelia Potter, Register Type: Parish Registers.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 October 2017), Sophia Potter in household of George Potter, Saint Paul Shadwell, Middlesex, England; citing Saint Paul Shadwell, Middlesex, England, p. 1, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  3. Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2009. Series: VPRS 7666; Series Title: Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports) [Microfiche Copy of VPRS 947]. Original data: Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports). Microfiche VPRS 7666, copy of VRPS 947. Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne, Victoria. Name: Sophia Pober [Potter] Estimated birth year: abt 1850, Age: 5, Arrival Date: Oct 1855, Arrival Port: Port Phillip Bay, Australia, Departure Port: London, Ship: Statesman, Nationality: English.
  4. Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Sophia Amelia Potter. Spouse Name: Thomas Smith. Marriage Place: Victoria. Registration Place: Victoria. Registration Year: 1867. Registration Number: 3478.
  5. Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Sophia Smith. Birth Year: abt 1849. Age: 73. Death Place: Elmore, Victoria. Father's name: Geo Potter. Mother's name: Unknown Liticia. Registration Year: 1922. Registration Place: Victoria. Registration Number: 1263.
  6. Transcription of headstone image from Image taken at Runnymede Cemetery (Runnymede, Victoria, Australia) on 28 October 2016. ,> [accessed 30 January 2018].

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