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

Brean Down Farm

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

James 1748-1832 and Hannah Hawkings

The Family of James and Hannah Hawkinqs (No l in the last Family} ( l ) Ferdinando – Baptised Jan 2nd 1770, Married Ann,Buried Mar 4th 1845􀁱(2) Robert – Baptised Aug 1st 1771, Buried Aug 31st,1852.(3) Jeremiah – Baptised Mar 5th 1773, Married Apr 21st1802 – Mary Harris, Buried July… Continue reading


The Hawkings family was researched by Denis Hawkings and we hope to add his books to the site with the permission of his son, the Rev Tim Hawkings. Most of the information on these pages comes from his books. Denis found the first mention of a Hawkins (the spelling changes)… Continue reading