The Corley Family
Denis Hawkings, in his books about the family from which most of this information comes, suggests the name may be Irish, or from Corley in Warwickshire.
The connection with our family was created when Jesse Hawkings married Annie Corley in 1885 in Highbury Wesleyan Chapel.
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Little is said about Fred in Denis Hawkings book on the family except he was a farmer.
In the 1914 Kelly’s Directory he is farming at Berrow.
Frederick William Champion joined Highbridge Freemasons in 1921 age 36. Bural (Rural) Philanthropic Lodge. Died age 62 in 1947. Effects £2334 15s 7d to … Continue reading →
Arthur Haris was the son of Phillip Harris, a cousin of Jesse Hawkings. They farmed at Brean
They were married in 1902 in Blackford, Wedmore – where Helen came from, daughter of George and Rosa Maria Duckett, farmers.
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Edgar grew up at Northam Farm with his family, though he is not at home for the census of 1881.
The story in the family is that when Edmund Hawkings died Jesse and Edgar tossed a coin to decide who would take over Northam Farm and Jesse won. Edgar … Continue reading →
William married Tyley in 1884. She came from a family from Edithmead, from a different family despite the similarity in the name.
They did not have any children and looked after Anne Hawkings after the death of her mother, Annie, by which time. 1901, he was … Continue reading →
They were cousins, Mary Anne being the daughter of George Hawkings.
In the 1881 census he is listed as farming at Paradise Farm, with Mary Anne, George aged 2 and his daughter who had not yet been named at the age of 2 days. In the 1883 Post Office Directory … Continue reading →
Farmed at Stoney Causeway, Berrow (voters list 1885), which he was left by his father. Never married.
1883 Land registry entry for Berrow – 112 acres, estimated rental value £38 6s
The earliest Hawkings we are confident of being related to.
Lived and were buried at Berrow.
Maurice Robert Champion born Heywood Wilts Aug 18th 1880
Son of Edward Champion and Martha Board.
Died 10th April 1956. Effects £7539 10s 2d. To Claude Board Champion and Muriel Joyce Clapp.
Married Gladys Hicks in 1913.
Birthdate: July 25, 1890
Immediate Family: Daughter of Henry Morse HICKS and Sophia HICKS, … Continue reading →
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