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Re: William Hawker on convict ship Adelaide 1849
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 08:41 GMT (UK) »
Another baptism to consider - Wm. Hawker, St Lawrence Evesham, Worcester, 4 Dec 1822, parents John and Sarah

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Re: William Hawker on convict ship Adelaide 1849
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 12:42 GMT (UK) »

Moreton Bay Courier, 22nd June 1850, page 3.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3709462?searchTerm=

Interesting article on Transportation followed by a list of Tickets of Leave recipients for Moreton Bay where William Hawker gets a mention along with many other Adelaide prisoners.

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Re: William Hawker on convict ship Adelaide 1849
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 21:00 GMT (UK) »
I'm currently trying to find the original William Hawker at the beginning of his life c1823 in Castle Morton. There was a Thomas Hawker who was charged for sheep stealing  few years later who received 5 years penal servitude.he was an ancestor.

Thanks for your continued interest.

Judy
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Saxton, Sketchley - Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire
Brown, Green - Rutland
Hawker, Malone, Bradbury, Arnott, Turner, Woodings, Blakemore, Upton, Merricks - Warwickshire, Staffordshire
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Re: William Hawker on convict ship Adelaide 1849
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 02:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi

It looks like William Hawker was in the 1841 census at CastleMorton by himself.

Looking at some of the criminal records available one notes that William was married in England and had two children.

There is this possible marriage

William Hawker mar. Harriett Hodges 2 Jun 1842 at CastleMorton.

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Re: William Hawker on convict ship Adelaide 1849
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 04:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi

It looks like William Hawker was in the 1841 census at CastleMorton by himself.

Looking at some of the criminal records available one notes that William was married in England and had two children.

There is this possible marriage

William Hawker mar. Harriett Hodges 2 Jun 1842 at CastleMorton.

Claire

http://www.connectedglobe.com/family/web/hawkerfam/pafg46.htm
William Hawker married Harriet Hodges in Jun 1842.
Harriet Hodges was born in 1824 in Castlemorton, Wor,Eng.
They had the following children:
William Hawker was born in 1844 in Castlemorton, Wor,Eng.
Henry Hawker was born in 1846 in Castlemorton, Wor,Eng.
Jane Hawker was born in 1849 in Castlemorton, Wor,Eng.


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Re: William Hawker on convict ship Adelaide 1849
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 04:56 GMT (UK) »
You may have already seen this account from Berrow's Worcester Journal, Thursday, December 31, 1846

SHEEP STEALING
On Wednesday last a labourer called William Hawker, living at Welland, was committed by the Rev C. Dunne to take his trial at the ensuing sessions, for sheep stealing.
Some days ago Mr Thomas Price of Castlemorton, lost a sheep from his flock which were feeding on the common but gave no information to the police as it was thought that it had strayed from its fellows.
The active Police officer, Raby, however hearing that this Hawker had been living beyond his means, that is feasting on something when he did not know how to get his salt with it, began to enquire whether some animal had not been missed in the neighbourhood.
Having learnt Mr Price's loss and having obtained a description of the skin from that gentleman, he paid a visit to Hawker's house on Tuesday evening in company with Archer, the Welland constable.
Just as they reached the house Hawker came out with a candle in his hand, and went round to a shed at the back of the premises.
Presently he returned with a bag on his shoulders, and whilst he was depositing this in a cupboard Raby and Archer pounced upon him.
On further searching the house various joints of mutton were found, making in all about a quarter of a sheep.
Mr Price at once identified the skin and so Hawker was sent to spend his Christmas holidays in gaol.


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Re: William Hawker on convict ship Adelaide 1849
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 05:07 GMT (UK) »
Harriet HAWKER (described as married, no occupation given) and her three children are with her parents William, carpenter, and Mary HODGES in 1851 at Eightonkenhill?, Castlemorton

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Re: William Hawker on convict ship Adelaide 1849
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 06:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Burial possibility

Harriet HAWKER
Burial date: 26th July 1855.
Burial Place: Eldersfield, Worcester.
GS Film No, 350636

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Re: William Hawker on convict ship Adelaide 1849
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 22:01 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for your additional information concerning William Hawker.

The newspaper article was fascinating and to hear that William was already married and had a wife and 2 children was unexpected.

I certainly wasn't anticipating such a story when I commenced this thread.

Judy
Blair, Marshall, Williamson - Ayrshire, Wigtownshire
Saxton, Sketchley - Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire
Brown, Green - Rutland
Hawker, Malone, Bradbury, Arnott, Turner, Woodings, Blakemore, Upton, Merricks - Warwickshire, Staffordshire
Silvers, Dudley, Worcs
Deakin - Staffordshire