of Thomas Hawkless' three wives
Born in 1802 in Faversham, Kent, England
Married Thomas in 1819 in Preston (near Faversham)
Died in 1835, six years after Thomas' transportation
Three of Mary Ann's children ended up in the Faversham work house
Thomas and Mary Ann married in 1819. They
had four children prior to Thomas' conviction and transportation to Australia in
Margaret was born in 1820 at Luddenham, Kent and died of consumption in
1841 at West Street, Faversham - at the home of the Pordage family.
John was born in 1821 in Faversham. He migrated to Australia
aboard the Florentia in August 1842 and died in Mirboo North,
Victoria on 7 May 1891. Many of John's descendants remain in Victoria and
three children migrated to New Zealand and began the descendancy line there.
Thomas was born in 1823 at Davington, Kent and drowned at Portsmouth
in August 1839 whilst a soldier with the 82nd Regiment of Foot (now part of Lancashire
Mary Ann was born in 1825 at Ospringe, Kent. She married James
Bartlett on 10 March 1844 (the marriage certificate lists her as Mary Ann
Awkley). James and Mary Ann migrated to Australia with their children aboard
Lincolnshire in 1861. Many of Mary Ann's descendants still live in the St Helens,
Yambuk, Mirboo areas of Victoria. For details of this part of Australia see Port Fairy Historical
Society and Port
Fairy touring guide and a similar one on Warrnambool.
Of these four children, John
was the first to migrate to Australia - aboard the Florentia - arriving
in Port Jackson on 13 August 1842. It is not known how long he spent in
Sydney, but some time after, travelled to the Port Fairy (Belfast) area where he
The youngest daughter, Mary
Ann, her husband James Bartlett and their children emigrated to
Australia in 1861 aboard the Lincolnshire and settled in the Port Fairy
(Belfast) district. They had several more children in the colony and an
insight into their lives is described in Pamela Mariott's book A Shamrock
beneath the Southern Cross which can be purchased through the Port
Fairy Historical Society.
Mary Ann Bartlett died in 1883 aged 58 and is
buried in Yambuk Cemetery, Victoria.
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