Sophia Page was born 27 October 1858 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia to James Page (1814-1877) and Susanna de la Force (1817-1898) and died 13 December 1940 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married Albert William Eggins (1851-1929) 30 May 1884 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Offspring of Albert William Eggins and Sophia Page (1858-1940)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elsie May Eggins (1885-1954) 1885 Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia August 1954 Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia John William Penn Blick (1879-1958)

Gordon Holford Eggins (1887-1957) June 1887 Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia 21 September 1957 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Linda Hotchkiss (1886-1971)

Ruby de la Force Eggins (1889-1966) April 1889 Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia 1966 Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Harold Baker (?-?)

Linda Jane Eggins (1891-1951) 30 May 1891 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia 20 September 1951 The Entrance, New South Wales, Australia
Bertie Clarence Eggins (1894-1977) February 1894 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia 2 April 1977 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Catherine Elizabeth Albert (1899-1991)

Myra Christmas Eggins (1896-1972) 30 March 1896 Bromley Pound Street Grafton, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia 21 February 1972 27 Hayle Street, Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia William Ernest Albert (1894-1979)

Eldred James Eggins (1898-1952) 7 April 1898 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia 28 January 1952 Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia Jessie Edith Slogrove (1902-1985)

Baden Robert Eggins (1900-1907)
Frieda Sophia Eggins (1903-1973) June 1903 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia February 1973 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Stanley Handcock (?-?)


GRAFTON, Friday.

Mrs. Sophia Eggins died this evening at the residence of her son, Mr. B. C. Eggins, Grafton. The deceased, who was aged 82 years, was the widow of the late Mr. Albert Eggins, who for many years was prominently associated with the public life of the district and who died at Grafton about 11 years ago. The late Mrs. Eggins was born in 1858 in Prince Street, Grafton, at the corner of Victoria-street, where the Bank of New South Wales now stands. She was a daughter of the late Mr. James Page, the first schoolmaster at Grafton and the first town clerk. She was the youngest and last member of this branch of the family, which included the late Mr. Robert Page, one time Mayor of Casino, and the late Mr. Harold Page[sic], father of Sir Earle Page, M.H.R., and a former Mayor of Grafton.
The late Mrs. Eggins was married in 1884 and for many years lived at Southgate and subsequently at Alumny Creek, after which she and her husband went to Grafton and settled at Dovedale. Her husband took an active interest in the public life of the community and Mrs. Eggins supported him in the services which he rendered to different organisations. She was a staunch supporter of the Methodist Church at Grafton and for many years was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the church choir, of which her late father was the first conductor. Three sons and five daughters survive. The sons are Messrs. G. H. and B. C. Eggins (Grafton) and E. J. Eggins, M.L.C. (Lismore); the daughters are Mrs. H. Baker (Bundanoon, near Moss Vale), Miss L. Eggins (Cessnock) and Mesdames W. E. Albert (Burleigh Heads), Stanley Handock (Wee Waa) and J. W. Blick (Canterbury). The funeral will leave the Methodist Church, Grafton, after a service commencing at 2 p.m. to-day for the Grafton cemetery.

Northern Star, 14 December 1940, page 4

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • AWT:db: :3083796, id: I606232916 — no longer available
  • AWT:db: murraya1, id: I2356 — no longer available
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: 7454/1858
₪ Wedding
  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 4891/1884
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 27139/1940

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