Sophia Hozapha Besquante Wood was born circa 1797 in San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain and died 5 March 1868 in Millfield, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married Thomas Budds (1788-1833) circa 1813 in Spain. She married William Sweetman (1805-1885) 9 April 1835 in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia.

She was known as "Sophia" in Australia.


Offspring of Thomas Budd and Hozapha Besquante Wood (c1797-1868)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Budd (1817-1874) 14 February 1817 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 5 October 1874 10 Hill Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Sophia Budd (1826-1913) 19 December 1826 Chatham Barracks, London, England, United Kingdom 23 June 1913 Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia Thomas William Collyer (1824-1904)

Elizabeth Budd (1829-1908) 22 July 1829 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia 16 August 1908 Sweetmans Creek, New South Wales, Australia William Benjamin Mitchell (1824-1919)

Matilda Budd (1830-?)
Benjamin Budd (1832-1873)
Thomas Budd (1833-1860)


Offspring of William Sweetman and Hozapha Besquante Wood (c1797-1868)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Wellington Sweetman (1835-1890) August 1835 Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia 28 March 1890 Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia Harriet Harris (1840-1865)
Sarah Jane Douglass (1849-1940)

George Sweetman (1837-1886)

Footnotes (including sources)

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  • AWT:db: clogscon, id: I18104 — no longer available
  • AWT:db: leahb, id: I08864 — no longer available
  • AWT:db: ned-1971, id: I322 — no longer available


  Robin Patterson

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