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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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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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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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Book – Abeona and the Hawson Family

Abeona and the Hawson Family is a small book published in the 1990s by Mary D Carrick, which outlines some history of the Hawsons, going back to ancestry in England. It is very much a pre-desktop publishing book, typed up … Continue reading

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Frank Hawson

Frank Hawson was the 12 year old son of Henry Hawson who became a victim of the inevitable clash between the British invaders and the indigenous inhabitants of South Australia. In the very early days relations between the British settlers … 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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