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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 13:03 BST (UK) »
Or maybe NOT.

This appears to be a son Robert's death notice.

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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 13:12 BST (UK) »
The will for Lydia names more children
https://stors.tas.gov.au/AD960-1-52-16518

I can't see a marriage for Richard Gaunt anywhere on the Names Index
https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/

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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 13:15 BST (UK) »
1896 marriage of Robert John Hawkins and Violet Mary Cuthbert
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD37-1-55p288j2k



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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 13:48 BST (UK) »
Thanks matthewj64.

Looks like this family lived on Bruny Island for many years.

Your help greatly appreciated

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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 13:54 BST (UK) »
^you're welcome  :)

1888 marriage notice for MacNaught/Hawkins in St Kilda, Vic
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9144798

and a 1892 Hobart birth for their son Charles
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD33-1-18-p407j2k

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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 14:01 BST (UK) »
Mercury 7 Mar 1864 p1
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8824916?
On 1st March, by special license, at St David's Cathedral, by the Rev. Mr. Hudspeth, William
John Hawkins Mariner, to Lydia Grant, niece of Mr. Robert Burrows, cab proprietor, Macqarie-street.
Melbourne papers please copy. m7


Wills Probate PROV
GAUNT Richard, died 1873, Administration, 1876.........his widow Margaret GAUNT and a daughter Lydia Mrs HAWKINS, Tasmania.

amended between Margaret.......GAUNT....."now Mrs HEALY".......

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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 29 April 20 00:01 BST (UK) »
Thanks again matthewj64 - wonderful stuff.

Also wivenhoe - interestingly the marriage notice appears as GRANT (sic) and also BURROWS.
I am now 99% sure Lydia was Robert Burrows daughter - not niece as stated in the article.

The Probate notice you quote also suggests that Margaret HEAL(E)Y wasn't married to Gaunt or Burrows.
Though she died and is buried at St.Arnaud, Victoria as Margaret GAUNT.

Thanks to your help I have now found this on the Bruny Island Lighthouse Keepers

https://brunyisland.com.au/blog/article/cape-bruny-lighthouse-history

Which among things mentions that William Hawkins, husband of Lydia, wrote a book :)

Thanks again, Dale
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Johns Morris - Glamorgan, Wales

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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 29 April 20 06:41 BST (UK) »

Death certificate for Lydia HAWKINS, died Hobart 1927, would record her birthplace, and, if born elsewhere, her years in the Tasmania.

That would be a clue to her origins, and.....mother....(Margaret?)

Can you list all the information on the death certificate for her mother, Margaret.

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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 29 April 20 07:56 BST (UK) »
Wivenhoe - thanks.

Unfortunately death certificates notoriously inaccurate eg Richard Gaunt

I do not have Margaret's death certificate .
I do have a burial in the St.Arnaud cemetery and the Digger Entry for death which lists only her father as Healey.

Thanks for your help.

Could you post or send me the link to Richard's probate record.

Thanks again, Dale
Watts Westcott Irwin Gammon - Devon
Marchment Gale - Wiltshire
MacLeod MacSwain- Raasay, Scotland
Gazzard Partridge - Essex
Grimmett Harris - Oxfordshire
Brien Poyser- London
Johns Morris - Glamorgan, Wales