Hawker and Hall Family Trees

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James Farmer

See notes for Harriet (nee Cooper), his wife


Harriet Cooper

From 1881 census, Harriet Farmer was living at 22 Woodgreen with Jane Reaney and the Cooper boys. Albert Eric Rock tells me that Harriet Farmer was referred to as "Aunt Harriet" by my Grandmother Elizabeth Rock (nee Cooper). He says the Farmers eventually moved to 17 Wood Green Gardens, and that he receives a Christmas card each year from Harriet's Grandson, Fred Farmer. I have assumed therefore that Harriet was a daughter of Jane Reaney (previously Cooper, nee Bullock). This fits Eri's recollections but needs to be checked via birth certificates and the 1871 and 1861 census returns. However, in the 1881 census, the Farmers including Harriet are shown as "Lodgers" and Harriet is not shown as "daughter"


Harriet Farmer

From 1881 census, See notes for her mother, Harriet nee Cooper.


Ernest William Tapper

For source of his Christian Names see death source.

The following was received by email by Graham Hawker from Doug Leckie on 19 November 2001:
My mother says that there was another boy born later and that as a result Ernest went to live
with his grandmother. Mum knows nothing of the daughter. Ernest's grandmother wanted to
send him to university to study law but he suffered from a weak chest as a child and was
advised to work outdoors so became a bricklayer. I don't know which grandmother he lived
with. He married Edith Clarke in 1902.
That's about all I can dredge up on the Tappers at present.
Regards
Doug

An email sent to Graham George Hawker by Doug Leckie on 27 November 2001 states:
"We can't remember when Pop - Ernest William Tapper - died. It was in the mid-1960's, probably 1965,
but we don't have a record of the exact date. After Edith died, Pop and the
family sold the house in St.Kilda - the one you have some photos of - and
first moved in with my Grandparents, Win and Roy King, and my mother, Joan,
in Elwood, then moved out of Melbourne to live with his son, Ernest Tapper,
in Broken Hill. Broken Hill is in outback New South Wales and is a mining
town. Pop apparently loved it up there and stayed for the rest of his life,
coming back to Melbourne to visit rarely. I can just remember him. He
visited once when I was four perhaps. I was born in 1959 so he lived until
at least 1964 but that's about as close as I can get at present. I will
apply for the death certificate when I get a chance but it has to come from
Sydney so I want to be as close to the year as possible."


Email from: leonie@vic.australis.com.au
Hi Graham,
Hope you find the following information useful. Kindest Regards Leonie :)

Ernest William Tapper married Edith Clarke.
Edith Clarke born about 1883
died in 1941 age 58 in Elwood, Victoria, Australia.Death Registration 9564
Her parents are listed as :-
John William Clarke and Cecelia Shakespeare.
(Mother's name not listed as Clara)

Children :-
1/ Flor Tapper born 1912 Birth Reg. 24647.

2/ Winifred Cecelia Tapper
Born about 1903
Married Mr.King
Died age 72 in 1975. Death Registration 24587
Died at Prahan, Victoria,Australia.
Mother's name spelt Clark (not Clarke)

Email from Andy Shaw to Graham Hawker on 10 November 2003:
            I'm currently researching my family history and think that there may be a connection to
your tree, but unfortunately my initial evidence appears to contradict that shown on your web
site. I'm particularly interested in Ernest W Tapper who married Edith Clarke in 1902.
 
        On the 1901 census there is an Ernest W Tapper aged 16 occupation given as
Journeyman Bricklayer living with his grandparents Eli and Margaret Sommerfield at 50
Whitehouse St. Walsall.
 
        On the 1881 census I've found Eli and Margaret Summerfield living at No. 77 Long Acre St
Walsall with daughter Emma - aged 14.
 
        On FreeBMD I've got Emma Summerfield marrying John Tapper in Apr-Jun 1884 in
Walsall
 
        John Tapper appears on the 1881 census at 20 ball street Walsall aged 10 with parents
John and Mary A. Tapper.
 
        John and Mary A Tapper are the parents of Elizabeth Tapper who married William Kettle
whose son Sam is my Grandfather.
 
        I've not yet seen the source documents to back this up but the circumstantial evidence is
that Ernest's mother was Emma married to John - not Mary married to Frederick Charles.
 
        It would be a great help if you could double check this and let me know if I'm wrong
 
            Cheers,
                    Andy  Shaw   


Email to Graham Hawker from Andy Shaw on 14 November 2003:
The John Tapper Marriage came today and it was a bit surprising.
The John Tapper getting married is neither of the ones we suspected:

1884 Marriage solemnised at St John's Church in the parish of Walsall in the
county of Stafford.

No. 466
When Married: August third 1884
Name and Surname. John Tapper
Emma Somnerfield
Age. 21
19
Condition. Bachelor
Spinster
Rank or Profession: Looks like 'Poleiler' ?
-
Residence: The Pleck
Binhill?
Father: William Tapper
Eli Somnerfield
Rank of Father. Currier
Blade maker

In the presence of Thomas Gadsby
Sarah Ann Gadsby.

There's a William Tapper at 11 Union Street Walsall - also a Currier
in the 1881 Census - but no sign of a son John.

William also appears in 1901 at 11 Rowley street Walsall. On both
censuses he's said to be from Devon, in 1901 it say's Churdley.

His wife Elizabeth was born in Totnes Devon - My great grandmother -
Elizabeth Tapper was also born in Totnes Devon and I also think my John was.

In 1881 there's also a family headed by Samuel Tapper born in
Devon - all these Tappers were curriers and I think they're related.

So William John and Samuel could be brothers or cousins who've all
relocated as a family from Devon to Walsall.

As the Emma in the marriage looks like being your Ernest's mother
then I still think there's a chance we're connected

Cheers,
Andy Shaw


Edith Clarke

There is a photo in the Scrapbook entry for Edith Clarke which shows Edith with three other girls outside her house in the Melbourne area. Edith wrote on the back (without any punctuation, as usual) "they say this is the best of me I was cooking the dinner when I had to come out for this a couple of my own roosters I wish you could have seen them clear the lot 10 of us".

In an email on 27 April 2001 to Graham George Hawker, Doug Leckie wrote:
"Cecelia Clarke, your grandmother, was the sister of Edith Clarke, my great-grandmother. You
have some good photos of her and their house at Hood Street, St.Kilda. (that house was
knocked down only recently) "

Email from: leonie@vic.australis.com.au
Hi Graham,
Hope you find the following information useful. Kindest Regards Leonie :)

Ernest William Tapper married Edith Clarke.
Edith Clarke born about 1883
died in 1941 age 58 in Elwood, Victoria, Australia.Death Registration 9564
Her parents are listed as :-
John William Clarke and Cecelia Shakespeare.
(Mother's name not listed as Clara)

Children :-
1/ Flor Tapper born 1912 Birth Reg. 24647.

2/ Winifred Cecelia Tapper
Born about 1903
Married Mr.King
Died age 72 in 1975. Death Registration 24587
Died at Prahan, Victoria,Australia.
Mother's name spelt Clark (not Clarke)


Henry Barber

Telecon between Graham George Hawker and Albert Eric Rock on 22 August 2000.
AER stated that Mrs Jinks, living at 29 Wood Green Road, Wednesbury in the 1920s, was referred to by AER's father as his "cousin" and her maiden name was Barber. She introduced AER's father to his wife Mary Barber. AER was sure that the James Rock shown at the Barber household at 78 Sandwell Street Walsall in the 1881 census was AER's father's brother, known to AER as Uncle Jim. It is on this basis that the parents of Mary Barber have been assumed to be the Barbers at 78 Sandwell Road.


Silas Malpass

Occupation: Spade Moulder


John Hawker

Society of Genealogists, London, England
Microfilm 932: Staverton Parish Registers


Sarah

Society of Genealogists, London, England
Microfilm 932: Staverton Parish Registers


John Hawker

Society of Genealogists, London, England
Microfilm 932: Staverton Parish Registers


Ann Hawker

Society of Genealogists, London, England
Microfilm 932: Staverton Parish Registers


Henry Hawker

Society of Genealogists, London, England
Microfilm 932: Staverton Parish Registers


James Shakespeare

Information on this family provided by Jean Tomkins (nee Hawker) in a letter to George and Rubbinnia Hawker dated 16 February 1992.
John Hawker, son of Reginald Thomas, said that Jim Shakespeare lived in Ludlow.


Phoebe Fellows

Information on this family provided by Jean Tomkins (nee Hawker) in a letter to George and Rubbinnia Hawker dated 16 February 1992.

The most likely candidates in the IGI index would be:
Phoebe FELLOWS Sex: F
Event(s):
Christening: 3 Aug 1806 Dudley, Worcester, England
Parents:
Father: Phillip FELLOWS
Mother: Sarah ONIONS

In the 1881 UK census we find:
Dwelling: 27 Church St
Census Place: Dudley, Worcester, England
Source: FHL Film 1341690 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2877 Folio 43 Page 30
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
John SMART M 61 M Dudley, Worcester, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Shoemaker
Martha SMART M 60 F Dudley, Worcester, England
Rel: Wife
Joseph COOK W 76 M Dudley, Worcester, England
Rel: Lodger Handicap: Blind
Phoebe SHAKESPEARE W 78 F Dudley, Worcester, England
Rel: Lodger

There is a SMART family later in the Shakespeare tree. Frances SMART grandmother of Frances Moore who married Phoebe's grandson John Shakespeare in Illinois. It seems possible therefore that the Phoebe Shakespeare living with John Smart and hiswife in 1881 is Phoebe Fellows. This would cast doubt on the idea of a second marriage.


Phoebe Shakespeare

Information on this family provided by Jean Tomkins (nee Hawker) in a letter to George and Rubbinnia Hawker dated 16 February 1992.


Eliza Shakespeare

Information on this family provided by Jean Tomkins (nee Hawker) in a letter to George and Rubbinnia Hawker dated 16 February 1992.


Lydia Shakespeare

Information on this family provided by Jean Tomkins (nee Hawker) in a letter to George and Rubbinnia Hawker dated 16 February 1992.


James Shakespeare

Information on this family provided by Jean Tomkins (nee Hawker) in a letter to George and Rubbinnia Hawker dated 16 February 1992.


Sarah Shakespeare

Information on this family provided by Jean Tomkins (nee Hawker) in a letter to George and Rubbinnia Hawker dated 16 February 1992.


Jemima Shakespeare

Information on this family provided by Jean Tomkins (nee Hawker) in a letter to George and Rubbinnia Hawker dated 16 February 1992.


Aaron Shakespeare

Information on this family provided by Jean Tomkins (nee Hawker) in a letter to George and Rubbinnia Hawker dated 16 February 1992.


Charles Dyke

Witness to the marriage of Anne Dyke and Samuel Lockley in 1847


Emma

Witness to the marriage of Anne Dyke and Samuel Lockley in 1847


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