Hawker and Hall Family Trees

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John Hawker

Thanks to the help of listers last week, I think I might possibly have found
an identity for my ancestor Frederick HAWKER, who married Maria ROBINSON in
1854 in Ross on Wye and gave his age as 21, father's name John, Ag. Lab..
On 23 March 2004 Rebecca Davies wrote in the GLOUCESTER mailing list on Rootsweb:
Thanks to the help of listers last week, I think I might possibly have found
an identity for my ancestor Frederick HAWKER, who married Maria ROBINSON in
1854 in Ross on Wye and gave his age as 21, father's name John, Ag. Lab..
Following the birth of two daughters, he seems to have disappeared off the
scene.
I now have the following from the 1861 GLS census:

The PRO Ref is: RG9/1748 Folio 105 Sch 25
Place Tything of Oldbury in Parish of Thornbury.

John HAWKER Head M 54 Mariner born GLS Thornbury
Priscilla HAWKER Wife M 53 Butterseller? born GLS Thornbury
Frederick K HAWKER Son M 23 Ag Lab born GLS Thornbury
Priscilla K HAWKER Dau U 18 Dressmaker born GLS Thornbury
James K HAWKER Son U 16 - born GLS Thornbury
Jane K HAWKER Dau - 9 Scholar born GLS Thornbury

There is, I'm reliably informed, no doubt that Frederick's status is given
as married here (also, a much later marriage for the same person gives his
status as "widower"). The first marriage I found on the GRO when I checked
backwards from 1861 was the 1854 Ross marriage, but the Oldbury Frederick
would have been only 17 and a half then (he was born March 1837). I'm
inclined to think, though, that this could indeed well be one and the same
person, and that he simply raised his age to get around having to have
parental consent for the marriage which, after all, was a reasonable
distance from his family's home. The margin of difference between 17.5 and
21 is not beyond the bounds of credibility.


Thomas Day Burroughs

Thomas Day Burroughs was Mayor of Sandridge (later known as the Post of Melbourne) in 1877.
Emigrated in June 1853 aboard the "Bothnia" with destination Victoria, Australia


Hannah Hawker

Emigrated in 1858 to Victoria, Australia in the ship "William Jackson" with her daughter Helena to join Hannah's husband, Thomas Day Burroughs.


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