Hawker and Hall Family Trees

Notes


Amelia Eyley

Amelia, daughter of Edwin Eyley and Mary Elizabeth Bromley

Amelia Eyley (known as Milly) was born on October 15th 1880 in Castle Gresley and baptised on December 2nd of the same year, the family of Castle Gresley. (Dates are from the records of the Swadlincote Methodist Circuit held at the Magic Attic)
1881 Census -Amelia was aged 5 months and with her parents in Castle Gresley.
1891 Census - Amelia was aged 10, a scholar, with her parents in Castle Gresley.
1901 Census - Amelia was aged 20 and with her parents, now in Burton. No occupation is listed
1909 - Amelia married Ernest Mellor in 1909 JQ, Burton Reg.
Ernest was an ironmonger, having connections with the firm of Mellors, Ironmongers of Station Bridge, Burton, a firm which no longer exists.
Burton Chronicle - May 6th 1909
Mellor - Eyley. On the 28th ultimo, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Sydney Street (by the Rev Jos.Britton) Ernest, second son of E.Mellor of Borough Road, Burton-on-Trent to Amelia (Milly), second daughter of E.Eyley of Derby Road.
1910 - Son Ronald Ernest was born on November 15th 1910 (1910 DQ, Burton Reg.) Ronald married Eileen I.Robinson in 1932 DQ, Wirral Reg. (see further notes)
Just a year and a half after their marriage Ernest Mellor died, aged only 28.
Burton Chronicle - 16.11.1911.
Mellor - On the 9th instant, at 65 Eton Rd, Burton-on-Trent, Ernest Mellor, aged 28.
also
Mrs Ernest Mellor desires to convey her sincere THANKS to the many friends who have so kindly expressed their sympathy with her in her sad bereavement. Their kindly messages have been very helpful to her in bearing her great sorrow and irreparable loss.
65 Eton Rd, Burton-on-Trent.
Stapenhill Cemetery records give that Ernest’s burial took place on November 12th and that he was an ironmonger of 36 Eton Road, Burton-on-Trent.
1920 - Amelia died, aged 40, in 1920 SQ, Lichfield Reg., predeceasing her parents.
Stapenhill Cemetery Records give a burial date of August 27th 1920.
Ernest and Amelia’s graves have no marker.
Ronald Ernest Mellor
Ronald Ernest Mellor was born on November 15th 1910 (1910 DQ, Burton Reg.)
1932 - Ronald married Eileen I.Robinson in 1932 DQ, Wirral Reg.
Eric Eyley provides the following notes on Ronald
“After the death of his mother he lived with his uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs Tye of Shobnall Road, Burton on Trent and around 1926 with his aunts Adeline and Gwendoline at the family house on Belvedere Road, Burton on Trent.
On leaving Burton Grammar School he joined HMS CONWAY, a Training Ship, as a Cadet and then as a midshipman with the Blue Funnel Line.
He then served on various ships until he was called up for the RAF, as they were very short of trained navigators. At this time he was living at Southampton, having married Eileen, a girl from Liverpool.
He was sent to Cross Plains at Burton on Trent, from where he did one operational flight over Europe and was shot down. He then spent the rest of the war in a POW Camp (Non-working)
After the war he went to live at Bebington and obtained shore employment but it is not known in what capacity, except that he later became a Publican at various addresses.
Whilst he occasionally visited Burton, nothing has been heard of him or his family since 1965.”
1986 - Ronald Ernest died, aged 76, in 1986 DQ, Birkenhead Reg.


William Hawker

Cynthia Bean states that "William Hawker  born the 17 January, 1849 at 9 Sherborne Place, Cheltenham.  I have a copy of his birth certificate, now..  Parents:  George Hawker -Groom-  Mother Hannah Hawker, formerly James.
On the copy of the 1851 Census, supplied by the Gloucestershire F.H.S  William age 2 was
living at 1 Oriel Place, Cheltenham.   On the 1871 Census -  copy supplied by Gloucester City
library -  William an iron miner - was living with his parents, brother and sister a 9 The Plump,
(Mitcheldean) East Dean.  By the 1881 Census he was married to Sarah Preece, and they had
2 children.  I am waiting for a reply from the Records Office, hopefully with the marriage date of
Sarah and William. "

Received an email from Cynthia Bean on 13 February 2002 as follows:

"This morning I received the marriage lines of William Hawker and Sarah Priest - that is the way
it is spelt on the Certificate. (Preece on Amos's birth certificate). They were married on 28
September 1876 at The Parish Church of St. Mark, Gloucester. William is shown as a
Widower, and Miner. Sarah a Spinster. Their address was New Street, but........I have
discovered two St. Mark's in Gloucester. One in Church Road, West Cheltenham and one at
Kingsholm, Gloucester.

Now I look for William's first marriage. I wonder if the Rhoda Hawker who appears on the
1881 Census was his child? Living with the Jones/Simmons family. "

Dwelling:
Census Place: (Westbury On Severn) East Dean, Gloucester, England
Source: FHL Film 1341609 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2524 Folio 15 Page 4
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
John JONES M 36 M Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Iron Stone Miner
Sarah JONES M 47 F Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Wife
Daniel SIMMONS U 18 M Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Wife Son
Occ: Coal Miner
Lucy S. SIMMONS U 21 F Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Domestic Servant
Moses SIMMONS U 16 M Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Iron Miner
Rhoda HAWKER U 8 F Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Grand Daur
Occ: Scholar
Emma JONES U 4 F Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar

The GRO index shows a William Hawker marrying an Emma Simmons in Westbury on Severn in the September Quarter of 1871, reference 6a 405.

An email from Cynthia Bean to Graham Hawker on 24 February 2002 states:
"A second certificate for William Hawker.  Age 23 , a miner (Iron mine) he married Emma
Simmons, age 19 in the Register Office,  on 21 August 1871.  

That came as a suprise, as few did that in the 1800's.  His parents were Geroge and Hannah
Hawker.  Hers were Miles Simmons  (deceased) and Sarah  Jones.  I don't know when Miles
died or Sarah remarried.

William and Emma had a daughter in the Dec. Qtr of 1872.  I presume, that was when Emma
died.  Rhoda Emma was brought up by the Simmons family (as on the 1881 Census)  Haven't
yet been able to find a copy of the 1891.  Rhoda also was married in  1893, but again I don't
know who to."


Rhoda Emma Hawker

An email from Cynthia Bean to Graham Hawker on 24 February 2002 states:
"A second certificate for William Hawker. Age 23 , a miner (Iron mine) he married Emma
Simmons, age 19 in the Register Office, on 21 August 1871.

That came as a suprise, as few did that in the 1800's. His parents were Geroge and Hannah
Hawker. Hers were Miles Simmons (deceased) and Sarah Jones. I don't know when Miles
died or Sarah remarried.

William and Emma had a daughter in the Dec. Qtr of 1872. I presume, that was when Emma
died. Rhoda Emma was brought up by the Simmons family (as on the 1881 Census) Haven't
yet been able to find a copy of the 1891. Rhoda also was married in 1893, but again I don't
know who to."

Dwelling:
Census Place: (Westbury On Severn) East Dean, Gloucester, England
Source: FHL Film 1341609 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2524 Folio 15 Page 4
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
John JONES M 36 M Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Iron Stone Miner
Sarah JONES M 47 F Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Wife
Daniel SIMMONS U 18 M Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Wife Son
Occ: Coal Miner
Lucy S. SIMMONS U 21 F Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Domestic Servant
Moses SIMMONS U 16 M Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Iron Miner
Rhoda HAWKER U 8 F Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Grand Daur
Occ: Scholar
Emma JONES U 4 F Eastdean, Gloucester, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar


Sarah

Email from Cynthia Bean to Graham George Hawker on 12 March 2002 stated:
"William Hawker married Emma Simmons.  Emma's parents were Miles Simmons and  Sarah,
whose maiden name I don't know.
Miles died -(I had just found his death date on freeBMD when I lost the connection, and haven't
found it since).  Sarah Simmons, his widow remarried a John Jones see the 1881 census for
East Dean.Sarah brought up Rhoda Hawker, William and Emma's daughter. "


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