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Gregory Hawson, father of Henry Hawson

The oldest ancestor we have managed to find in our Hawson family is Gregory Hawson. He is the father of Henry Hawson, who came to Port Lincoln in 1839. Based on his age at this death (aged 74 in 1835) … Continue reading

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Anniversary – Gregory Hawson

Today is the anniversary of the marriage of: Gregory Hawson and Mary Tapley. Married 1787, in Dartmouth, Devon.

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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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The Hawson Story

The Hawson family were among the first Europeans to settle in the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia. Henry Hawson arrived in the area with his wife Elizabeth Emlyn (nee Cowell) and their children in 1839 aboard their own ship, the … Continue reading

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