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Alfred HAWKES - England to Wellington NZ

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ALFRED HAWKES
- IN ENGLAND -

help for Anastasia re her journal of March 2011
Looking for Alfred HAWKES

From the family tree of Meakin/Jenkins:

Alfred Hawkes
- born 2 September 1853 in Aston the 6th of 9 children
- parents Joseph HAWKES (1819-1894) & Mary ALLART (1814-1901)

- Alfred married Clara Jane NORGROVE on 17 Nov 1881 in the Heneage Street Baptist Chapel

- Clara was born 11 March 1858 in Aston the 2nd of 3 children
- parents were Joseph Corban NORGROVE (1823-1863) & Katharine PRICE (1830-1897)
- she ded in Earlswood on 31 August 1946 aged 88

- Alfred & Clara had 3 daughters:
Kate Margery hawkes (1882-1970)
- born in Erdngton
Mary Ellen 'Nellie' Hawkes (1885-1977)
- born in Erdington, died in Bournemouth
Mabel Kathleen Hawkes (1889-1964)
- born in Rusholme, died in Soliull Hospital

there is a lot of information on that tree, notes, census records etc etc and one comment reads .. "Alfred Hawkes ran away to ? Australia., quoted his daughter Nellie (26) "a watchmaker - a respectable man", one time treasurer of Erdington Baptist chapel


- IN AUSTRALIA -

From Anastasia's journal:
Alfred then appears on a ships passenger list of OROTAVA
Name: Mr A HAWKES
Date of departure: 8 April 1904
Port of departure: London
Passenger destination port: Sydney, Australia
Passenger destination: Sydney, Australia
Date of Birth: 1855 (calculated from age)
Age: 49
Marital status: Married
Sex: Male
Occupation: Watchmaker
Passenger recorded on: Page 5 of 10

... The OROTAVA arrived Sydney 21 May 1904, Alfred is noted on passenger list as going on to Wellington New Zealand

Cannot find the Orotava arriving in Wellington
- did they change ships?


- IN NEW ZEALAND -
(this is possibly 'our' Alfred)

3 November 1904 - the 1st ad to appear for A. Hawkes
An advertisement in the EVENING POST:
WANTED known - Watch Repairing a Speciality. Watches cleaned from 2s 6d; Main Springs 2s; Hands fitted 6d; Glasses 4d; Keys 3d.
All work guaranteed. A. Hawkes, 111 Cuba-street, Wellington

All during 1905 the above ad was still running

On 25 September 1905
In the Evening Post:
WANTED known - That A. Hawkes, Watchmaker, hs removed from 111 Cuba-street, to Morrah's Buldings, 54, Willis-street. Geneva watches cleaned 2s 6d, levers 3s, mainsprings 2s, other repairs at equally fair prices; hands ftted 6d. glasses 4d. All repairs guaranteed

8 September 1906
An advertisement in the N.Z. TRUTH:
WATCH REPAIRS
Popular Prices and Good Workmanship Combined
Geneva Watches cleaned 2s 6d, cleaning and Mainspring 4s 6d
Lever Watches cleaned 3s, cleaned and mainsping 5s
All other repairs quoted for after examnation at equally low prices.
Country orders 5d extra to cover return postage
- A. HAWKES, Practical Watchmaker, 7 Morrah's Buildigs, 54 Willis-street, Wellington

On 5 July 1907
WANTED known - A. Hawkes, Watchmaker, has Removed from Morrah's Buildings to 35, Willis-stret (over Mays Cafe), and thanks his numerous customers for their past support, and trusts, by careful attention to all orders, to receive the same in the future. Geneva Watches cleaned from 2s 6d, Levers from 3s, Mainsprings 2s. All Repairs guaranteed.

On 6 June 1908
REMOVAL
A. HAWKES, Watchmaker adn Jeweller, 35 Willis-street, whilst thanking his numerous customers for past favours, wishes to bring to their notice that he has Removed to more commodious premises at 44, MANNERS-STREET, and trusts to receive their continued support.
WATCH REPAIRS A SPECIALITY

3 July 1908
An advertisement in the EVENNG POST:
WATCH REPAIRS A SPECIALITY
- A. HAWKES -
PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER,
53 MANNERS-STREET
(New Zealander Hotel Buildings)
Every description of Watches and Jewellery Repaired at popular prices, Geneva Watches cleaned from 2s 6d, Levers 3s 6d, Mainsprings 2s 6d
All work guaranteed

On 27 January 1909
From the Evening Post:
An Assigned Estate. Re A. HAWKES, Manners-street
SATURDAY, 30th JAN., 1909 At 1pm
The City Auction mart, Manners-street
BERTENSHAW AND EVENSEN (instructed by the Trustees) will sell by austion, the whole of the stock-in-trade of
Jewellery, fancy goods, etc
Removed to the Mart from the above address for convenience of sale.
Full particulars Friday
H.M. BERTENSHAW, Auctioneer

Friday 29 January 1909
TO-MORROW
SATURDAY, 30th JANUARY 1909 At 1p.m.
THE CITY AUCTION MART, MANNERS-STREET
BERTENSHAW AND EVENSEN (instructed by the Trustees in an assigned estate); will sell by austion -
The whole of the stock-in-trade of
JEWELLERY AND FANCY GOODS,
Including -
Barometers, clocks, watches, alberts, bracelets, gents' and ladies' dressing-cases, jewel boxes, sovereign cases, brushes, razors, purses, pipes, knives, spectacles, cigar and cigarette cases, and a large variety of useful effects
Also, a Milner's safe, 18in x 18in x 24in
ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT RESERVE
- H. M. BERTENSHAW - Auctioneer

In February 1909
His ad ran again then stopped


NOTES
The Alfred HAWKES that married in New Zealand 1900 - 1930 were:
Alfred Hawkes married Margaret Graham TODD (1897-1977) in 1923
Alfred Percival Hawkes married Flora Macdonald Guird BELL (1881-1970) in 1914

The only Hawkes male with Alfred anywhere in his name who is reported to have died in New Zealand after 1908 and was born close to 1850s:
Alfred Hawkes (1861 - 1923)

There is no ALfred Hawkes buried in the Wellington cemteries of Bolton St or Karori

Surnames: ALLART BERTENSHAW EVENSEN HAWKES PRICE
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on 2011-04-09 04:25:19

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by clarkey on 2011-04-10 04:21:21

why would the trustees sell everything. did he die

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