Francis Hawton and Jane Dingle

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Parents   :      James Hawton and Mary Parsons              James Dingle and Elizabeth Mitchell

Francis (Frank) Hawton  (b 1799 Stoke Climsland Cornwall, m Jane Dingle 1820, m Mary Knight 1848)
Jane Dingle (b 1802.Egloshayle Cornwall, d 1841)
    Jane Hawton (b 1822 Stoke Climsland)
    Judith Hawton (b 1824 Stoke Climsland)
    James Hawton (b 1826 Stoke Climsland)
    Robert Hawton (b 1826 Stoke Climsland)
    Margaret Hawton (b 1828 Stoke Climsland, m William Burton Mitchell 1846 Stoke Climsland Cornwall, d 1922 Essendon Vic)
        William Mitchell  (b 1850 Tregorick Cornwall, m Ellen Adelaide Cubit 1880 Sandridge Melb, d 1889 Bethanga, Vic )
               Ernest Harold Mitchell (b 1887 Whiteford, m  Liela Muriel Roach 1914 Kew, d 1960 Wodonga)
    William Hambly Hawton (b 1830 Stoke Climsland, m Mary)
    Francis Hawton (b 1833 Stoke Climsland, m 1866 Eliza Charity Lavers Prouse, d 1877 Devonport Dockyard Devon)
    Robert Hawton (b 1835 Stoke Climsland)
    Dionysia Hawton (b 1839 Stoke Climsland)
    Samuel Hawton (b 1841 Stoke Climsland)

Jane Dingle died in September 1841, three months after her son Samuel was born. While Jane came from  Egloshayle, there are large numbers of Dingles in the Stoke Climsland Cemetery. The Dingles ran a major business in Stoke Climsland. And note her father James came from Stoke Climsland

Mary Knight  (b 1806  Plymstock, Devon.) They were married in Stoke Climsland and we know of three children: John Knight Capt Hallelujah b 1849, Joseph 1850 and Mary Ann Williams Hawton b 1850. Would love to know the story of the name John Knight Captain Hallelujah. (Google gives nothing.). The census taker misspelt his name in 1851/61. He was christened John Knight Hawton
Note from Doug Nichols
I have recently been in touch with a lady in Southampton whose grandfather was the brother of John Knight Hawton's second wife. In fact on the 1901 the 2 families actually shared the same house. She has put me in touch with a cousin of hers who has supplied me with the attached photo from the local paper. You will see from this that John & his family were in the Salvation Army and this is where the "Captain" comes from, and presumably the Hallelujah was a nickname. I am hoping to find some of John's descendants still at Southampton and will keep you posted.

At one stage I had a third marriage for Francis to Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). They had two children: Hester Ann Hawton 1875 and James 1877. (LDS has Hester Ann Hawton b 1875 To Francis and Elizabeth). However this looks like his son Francis. The elder Francis is still married to Mary(ann) in the 1981 Census (below). In fact there is a tree in Ancestry with the younger Francis married to Eliza Charity Lavers Prouse (Edmunds/Ruse Family Tree). This tree states Francis junior died
    Devonport Dockyard

    Occ : Labourer to a Contractor. Accidentally killed by the recoil of the tail of a crane at which he was working on the eighth instant

(ie died 8th December). The tree also has his naval service record.

1841 Census

Parish of Stoke Climsland, all born in Cornwall
Francis HAWTON        40        Ag Labourer  (abt 1800)
Jane HAWTON            35                                    (abt 1805)
Jane HAWTON            18                                     (abt 1822)
Judith HAWTON          16                                     (abt 1824)
Margaret HAWTON    11                                     (abt 1829)
William HAWTON         9                                     (abt 1831)
Francis HAWTON         8                                     (abt 1832)
Robert HAWTON          5                                     (abt 1835)   
Dyonissa HAWTON     2                                      (abt 1838)

1851 Census    

Parish of Stoke Climsland, CON Road :  Stoke Village                   Where Born
Francis HAWTON      Head     Mar                 51         Parish Clarke(sic)     Stoke Climsland (abt 1799)
Maryann HAWTON    Wife      Mar                 45                                         Plymouth, DEV  (abt 1805)
Francis HAWTON       Son                              16(?)     Sailor                       Stoke Climsland (abt 1834)
Robert HAWTON        Son                              15         Miner                       Stoke Climsland (abt 1835)    
Dyonisha HAWTON     Dau                              12        Scholar                     Stoke Climsland (abt 1838)
Samuel HAWTON        Son                                 9        Scholar                     Stoke Climsland (abt 1841)
John Night HAWTON   Son                                 2                                        Stoke Climsland (abt 1848)
Maryann HAWTON      Dau                                 1 mon                                 Stoke Climsland (1851)

1861 Census

Parish of Stoke Climsland, CON  Road :  Stoke Village            Where Born
Francis HAWTON     Head       Mar   61         Labourer at Mines     Stoke Climsland (abt 1799)
Maryann HAWTON    Wife       Mar   55                                          Plymouth, DEV  (abt 1805)
John Night HAWTON  Son                 12         Work at the Mines     Stoke Climsland (abt 1848)
Maryann HAWTON     Dau                 10         Scholar                      Stoke Climsland (abt 1850)
While this is bottom of page, that was the whole family?

1871 Census 

Stoke Village
Frances HAWTON    Head     Mar       71         Labourer Sexton            Stoke Climsland (abt 1799)
Maryann HAWTON    Wife    Mar        66                                              Plymouth, DEV  (abt 1804)
Maryann HAWTON    Dau                    19                                              Stoke Climsland (abt 1851)
Elizabeth Russell         Visitor                    5                                              Plymouth ,
3 houses away in the schedule was:Jjames Mitchell's family
The visitor could be related to Maryann, as they are both from Plymouth

1881 Census

Bulsworthy Cottages, Lawhitton, Launceston
Thomas NEWBURY    Head               Mar   30     Farm  Labourer  St Giles in the Heath, Devon (abt 1860)
Maryann NEWBURY   Wife                Mar   29                               Stoke Climsland (abt 1851)
Phoebe NEWBURY      Dau                            5     Scholar              Stoke Climsland (abt 1851)
Francis HAWTON         Father in law    Mar   82                              Stoke Climsland (abt 1798)
Maryann HAWTON       Mother in law   Mar   72                              Stoke Climsland (abt 1808)
This is Francis Hawton and Mary Knight living with daughter Maryann

Some Notes on Francis and Jane's children from Doug Nichols

Judith Hawton 
Posibly married a Dugald McTaggart and lived in Deptford, London. In 1871 half-brother John Knight staying with her - his wife was still in Stoke Climsland with her parents.
James Hawton
Not on 1841 census with family - possibly working at nearby farm. A James of  this age went into the navy and lived at Devonport - died 1903.
Robert Hawton
May have emigrated to Australia.
Dionysia Hawton
Birth Reg - Launceston Q3 1839 9/153
May have married a Robert Lavers Prouse at Plymouth Q3 1861 - 5b/394.
Francis Hawton
Married Eliza Charity Lavers Prouse in 1866.
Samuel Hawton
May have emigrated to Australia. A Samuel Hawton arrived at Melbourne on the Prince of Wales in Dec 1861 - the same voyage that sister Margaret and her family travelled on.


1841 Census hawton francis
1841 Death Jane Hawton (Dingle)
1851 Census hawton francis
1861 1867 Hawton Unassisted Immigration to Victoria 1852 1923
1861 Census Hawton Francis
1871 Census hawton francis
1871 Census Hawton Francis Junior
1873 Francis Hawton Service Record
1877 Death Hawton Francis Junior
1881 Census hawton francis


Jenny Mitchell obtained a lot of Hawton material in England.. There are links from Margaret Hawtons page
Thanks to Doug Nichols for his input. He has a thirty page document on the descendants of James Hawton. Some information has been extracted where it refers to our direct line (Francis)

Research Notes

Genes Reunited checked fror Francis and Jane
Checked Local History site for Graveyard Stoke Climsland for deaths of wives but found nothing.
LDS  funable to find d of Francis, or any of his wives
Good candidate for Jane Dingle's birth is on 07 Nov 1802. Egloshayle (20 miles W of Stoke Climsland, but date is spot on), parents James and Elizabeth .Another try is on 21 Apr 1799 at South Petherwin (20 miles N of Stoke Climsland), parents David and Jane (in FHO). Egloshayle looks better, as for South Petherwin, she would have understated her age by six years in the 1841 census. Go with Egloshayle as an 80% chance. Upgrade that, as  the Egloshayle James Dingle was born in  Stoke Climsland. Also Elizabeth was a Mitchell, and their grandaughter married a Mitchell
LDS has a christening for James Dingle in Stoke Climsland (1774) dying in Elgoshayle in 1863
Elizabeth Mitchell is difficult A search of Cornwall  1769-79 gives a list of 102 entries. One of the most promising is from St Agnes in 1775, but it is in the too hard basket
Census records. In 1851 James is a widower living with daughter Rebecca. This census confirms the Elgoshayle/Stoke Climsland tie
At one stage I had Mary Ann Hawton (b Stoke Climsand July 1820) as a child of Francis and Jane, but I believe that was an error.
There is a photo of Jane Hawton in Ancestry with grandson Robert in the Edmunds/Ruse family tree, but I have my doubts as Jane died in 1841 (OPC database)

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