Hawker and Hall Family Trees

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Samuel Rock

Living in 1891 census at Leamore Lane, Walsall with his wife Mary A Rock previously BIRKS) nee Robertson, with their children John and Charlotte Birks, Sarah, Thomas and Henry Rock. I have found no trace of this Samuel Rock in the 1881 census on CD.


Mary Ann Robertson

In the 1881 census she is shown as being born in Scotland. In a letter from Jean Suffolk to Eric Rock dated 13.AUG.2000, Jean states that the 1891 census shows Mary as born in Walsall.


Enos J Birks

Emaial to Graham George Hawker from Robert J Paynton on 26 April 2003:
Graham;
    I can give you a bit more about Enos Jacob Birks, as he was the brother of my
grandmother. Enos was born18 November 1854 in Bloxwich, Staffs. He married Mary Ann
Robertson 9 April 1873 in the parish church, Wednesbury, Staffs. Enos died 16 June 1883. He
was the son of George Birks and Elizabeth Smith.
Best wishes.
Rob

and

Graham;
    Forgot to mention.
John Robertson Birks baptized 30 June 1875 St. Peter's, Walsall. Married Mary Ann Cliffe 13
June 1898 parish church, Caldmore Walsall, and died 3Q 1917
Charlotte Birks born 18 Nov 1880 Walsall; bapt privately 4 Jan 1881; and then in church 3 Feb
1881.
 
John Robertson Birks & Mary Ann Cliffe  had 2 children:
Sidney John born 12 Feb 1900; bapt 18 March 1900 St. Peter's Walsall; married Elsie May
Parr 29 July 1925.
Horace Edward bapt 2 Oct 1901 St. Andrew's Walsall; died 2Q 1914.
 
Sidney John Birks & Elsie May Parr had 2 children:
Pauline Doreen born 3Q 1927, married Francis Henry Reynolds 26 March 1951.
Malcolm T. born 3Q 1929, married Olive M. Haynes 4Q 1953.
 
Rob


Mary Ann Robertson

In the 1881 census she is shown as being born in Scotland. In a letter from Jean Suffolk to Eric Rock dated 13.AUG.2000, Jean states that the 1891 census shows Mary as born in Walsall.


James Rock

See 1861 census for Windmill Street, Walsall


Henry Rock

Although shown as "imbecile" in the 1881 census, he may have been simply blind. The following comment from the Staffordshire Genealogy mailing list on the Internet, unrelated to this particular case, is illustrative:
"I just followed your advice, Gary and checked out the Lancashire County
Lunatic Asylum. Although I didn't find any ancestors I was struck by the fact
that, although many were described as "lunatic, idiot or imbecile" there
were also a great number described simply as "blind". This would appear to
have been enough to have one committed."


James Smith

Notes on the 1891 census made by Jean Suffolk show the additional children added since the 1881 census.


Robert Wheeler King

Emma-Jane Maddern sent the following to Graham George Hawker by email on 4 April 2005:

Digger - Federation Index. Victoria 1889-1901

Surname: KING
Given Names: Robt Wheeler
Event: B
Sex: M
Spouse Surname/Father: Jno Thos
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Mary Jane HOSKING
Birth Place: ST KILDA
Death Place:
Year: 1890
Reg. Number: 27925


Winifred Cecelia Tapper

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)


Ellen Shakespeare

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


Samuel Rock

Extract from "The Catholic Community in Walsall, 1720-1784" (George Every) Pub. Catholic Record Society, Recusant History Series, Vol 19 No3 page 319:
"in 1801 Joseph brought Samuel for baptism. His brother Samuel, the priest from Kidlington, came as a godfather. This infant Samuel, the third Rock of the name, and his brother James baptised in 1802, were prepared for confirmation by Francis Martyn"


Joseph Rock

A Joseph Rock married Ann at St Matthew Walsall 30 Dec 1837
IGI Batch M010301


Samuel Rock

Extract from "The Catholic Community in Walsall, 1720-1784" (George Every) Pub. Catholic Record Society, Recusant History Series, Vol 19 No3 page 318:
"Samuel Rock in 1767 was a bucklemaker of 41 with two sons, four daughters and three apprentices. We know from his memorial in the church of St Mary on the Mount in Walsall that he was a convert and that his wife came from a Catholic family, the Thornhills who appear in the directories of Walsall but not in the presentments. His eldest son, Samuel, born and baptised in March 1762, went to Sedgley Park School in 1769 and thence to the English Colleges of Lisbon, Portugal and Douai, near Lille in France. He returned to be priest-in-charge at Kidlington in rural Oxfordshire for fifty years from 1788 but kept in touch with his brother, Joseph, who put up the memorial to their father"

Email from Anne Walker to Graham George HAwker dated 19 August 2007:
Samuel Rock Information

1. Gravestone at St Mary’s on the Mount, Walsall
(Transcribed by John Duffy)

Pray for the soul of SAMUEL ROCK
who died 4th September 1788 aged 66 years
In the fortieth year of his age he became from conviction and the force of argument a convert to the Catholic Church and continued a faithful member until his death.
From sincere love of his countrymen and a desire to lead them to the same blessing he while in perfect health under his last will and testament did order this declaration to be inscribed by his son the Reverend Samuel Rock. A Roman Catholic Priest.
May he rest in peace.


2. Extract from Recusant History Vol 19 “The Catholic Community of Walsall”

“Samuel Rock in 1767 was a bucklemaker of 41 with two sons, four daughters and three apprentices. We know from his memorial in the church of St Mary on the mount in Walsall that he was a convert and that his wife Elizabeth came from a Catholic family, the Thornhills, who appear in directories of Walsall but not in the presentments. His eldest son, born and baptised in March 1762 went to Sedgley Park School in 1769 and thence to the English colleges at Lisbon and Douai. He returned to be priest-in-charge at Kiddington in rural Oxfordshire for fifty years, but kept in touch with his brother Joseph, who put up the memorial to their father, and with other relatives in Walsall.” (p.318)

3. Lisbon College Register 1628-1813

ROCK, Samuel [1762-1839]
[Columnar entry, BA 4:] Born Calmore, Staffordshire March 4 1762, son of Samuel Rock and Elizabeth Thornhill; baptised March 13 by Pierce Parry; admitted March 30 1773; confirmed May 24 1777; sent to Douai Aug 8 1779. A4, 230-1; G, 245.
Note: Entered Rhetoric at Douai College Sept 27 1779; left April 1780; back in Logic by Oct 1781; taught Syntax 1786; left for mission Oct 14 1787 (CRS 63: 285, 308, 312, 373-4). Died April 28 1839 (CD 1840, 115).

4. Extract from Douai College Documents

ROCK (Samuel)
D. s. 1779-80, 81-6; p.1786-7
Born 4 March 1762 in Staffs. At Sedgley Park 1769-73. Arrived at the English College, Lisbon, 1773. Left for D., where he arrived, 27 Sept 1779. Left for England, 14 Oct 1787. At Kiddington, Ocon., for many years. Died at Radford, Oxon., 28 April 1839.
(Kirk, Lisbon, 245; T.B., 62; Cath Dir. (1840), 115.)


5. Entry in Birmingham Archdiocesan Archives Card Index (1)

ROCK, Samuel
4.3.1762
To Lisbon later Douay
Son of Samuel & Elizabeth (Thornhill) of Calmore, Staffs
To Lisbon 30.3.1773
Douay 8.8.1779
To England 6.4.1780
Douay 1781
Minor Prod (Syntax) Oct 1786
Ord & left for England 14.10.1787
Kiddington Oxon

Ob Radford 28/4/1839 @76


6. Entry in Birmingham Archdiocesan Archives Card Index (2)

ROCK, Samuel
26.1.1801, son Joseph & Mary Rock of Bloxwich
At S P 1813-1816
Lisbon 11.7.1816 ord. 7.1.1827, to England 11.4.1828
1828/32 Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk


Samuel Rock

Extract from "The Catholic Community in Walsall, 1720-1784" (George Every) Pub. Catholic Record Society, Recusant History Series, Vol 19 No3 page 318:
"Samuel Rock in 1767 was a bucklemaker of 41 with two sons, four daughters and three apprentices. We know from his memorial in the church of St Mary on the Mount in Walsall that he was a convert and that his wife came from a Catholic family, the Thornhills who appear in the directories of Walsall but not in the presentments. His eldest son, Samuel, born and baptised in March 1762, went to Sedgley Park School in 1769 and thence to the English Colleges of Lisbon, Portugal and Douai, near Lille in France. He returned to be priest-in-charge at Kidlington in rural Oxfordshire for fifty years from 1788 but kept in touch with his brother, Joseph, who put up the memorial to their father"


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