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. The Corley’s… Continue reading
The earliest Hawkings we are confident of being related to. Lived and were buried at Berrow.
The Champion and Hawkings families are only recorded as living at the farm for a short amount of time towards the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries up to the tragic death of Jesse Hawkings on the farm in 1917, the farm is important in the memories of… Continue reading
Robert Championborn: 1791died: ABT 26 JUL 1865Circa 1825 Robert CHAMPION67 was a farmer in Edingworth East Brent SOM, but at some stage lived at Battleborough Farm which is connected to the Harden familyWSMFHS Transcripts Mark. : Ann Hardenborn: 1789died: 05 OCT 1853 1841 census Robert age 50. Ann age 50… Continue reading
Robert Championborn: 1736died: 29 APR 1812 Robert CHAMPION120 was described as overseer in 1767 in St Marys Church. East Brent. SOM..Churchwardens Accounts for parts of 1677-1775 by Rob Sherwood : Joan Symesborn: ABT 1733died: ABT 1810 Marriage 1758 South Brent
Recorded as living at Battleborough Farm, Brent Knoll.
This is the last generation to spell their name without an E – it would be interesting to know why it was changed – but all their children appear on records with the new spelling. John Clarke was a baker in the 1841 census – an occupation taken up by… Continue reading