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BLOXHAM, Sophia Caroline – emigrated 1850s

Sophia Caroline Bloxham (1829-1899) was born at Badsey Vicarage in 1829, the eighth of ten children of the Reverend Charles Bloxham and his wife, Mary Hope (née Ouchterlony).  She was baptized in St James’ Church, Badsey, on 15th August 1829.  Her mother died in 1836 when she was seven years old.  Her whereabouts at the time of the 1841 census are unknown (although very young, she was not in Badsey with her siblings) but, in 1851, she was boarding with the Fitzjohn family at 8 Dover Place, Lambeth.  She was a witness at the wedding of her brother, Horace, on 6th May 1851.

Sophia emigrated to Australia some time in the early 1850s; four of her brothers had already emigrated by this time.

In 1854 she married Arthur Kemp at Albury, New South Wales.  They had four sons and three daughters:  Gaston Ouchterlony (1856-1920), Agnes Ouchterlony (1857-1923), Robert Ouchterlony (1861-1920), Sophy Ouchterlony (1864), John Ouchterlony (1867), Alice Mary Ouchterlony (1869) and Walter (1873-1955).

Sophia died on 10th September 1899 at Ascot Vale, Victoria, aged 70.