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 →
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 →
Information on the on-line cenotaph for New Zealand
Went to New Zealand in 1913, next of kin listed as Mrs I.K. Andrew (mother), Buckland House, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England
In 1916 he was back on a ship coming back to Europe to fight in WW1 (on joining up was … Continue reading →
Born at Great Torrington
Moved with family to Wales
1901 census was a boarder in a house in Caerleon, Wales
By 1911 had moved to Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Married Ethel Brownlie in 1928
Settled in Waimarino, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Died 1965 in Taunarunui, New Zealand
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Tim was born at Northam Farm. He went to New Zealand after the first world war and met Iris and they were married in 1927.
Tim was at home when his father died, and talked about the incident at the inquest. He then went to the war, joining the Worcester … Continue reading →
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