Monthly Archives: July 2014

Mention of Frank Hawson’s death in book by Edward John Eyre

Explorer Edward John Eyre talks of Frank Hawson’s death in his book Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and Overland from Adelaide to King George’s Sound, in the years 1840-1. This book is available from the University of Adelaide ebooks, a fantastic source. … Continue reading

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Surname Database: Hawson Last Name Origin

Interesting article about the possible origin of the name ‘Hawson’ along with some titbits of medieval people with the name.  (Don’t know anything about the accuracy of the info) Surname Database: Hawson Last Name Origin.

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Death of Henry Hawson

Henry Hawson died from the old-fashioned version of a car accident.  That is, he died from an accident in his horse and cart, when his cart was upturned and he was pinned underneath it.  In the old colonial days with … Continue reading

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Portrait of Mary Tapley, mother of Henry Hawson

Just surfing the net for various family history titbits, doing a bit of googling, you never know what you might find, when I found a page of family history by J Stiles, a fellow member of the Hawson clan, Hawson Family … Continue reading

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