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Query by Grenville

He may have migrated to South Australia in 1849 with his wife and two children. The terminal 'g' was probably added after 1849.

Surnames: HOSKING
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on 2014-08-13 22:58:54

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by tonkin on 2014-08-14 00:07:02

Welcome Granville.

Need a few more details to assist with record searches for your John HOSKIN/HOSKING and family.

The name of John's wife and children will do to start with.
Any birth details you have will also help with record searches.

by Grenville on 2014-08-14 03:30:12

Thanks for the prompt response.

Not sure about the wife's name: one possibility is Jane Dunstone Ralph. Children are: Elizabeth (b. 1836); Richard (b. 1837); Thomas (b. 1840); Edwin (born 1841, supposedly 25 December 1841).

by wizard28 on 2014-08-14 03:56:56

Is this the right family:

1841 England Census
Name: John Hosking
Age: 34
Estimated birth year: abt 1807
Gender: Male
Where born: Cornwall, England
Civil Parish: Gwennap With St Day
County/Island: Cornwall

John Hosking 34
Jane D R Hosking 38
Elizth Hosking 6 ****
Richd H Hosking 4
Edwin Hosking 3
Thos Hosking 9 Mo

England Christenings
Name: Elizabeth Hosking ****
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 31 May 1835
Father's Name: John Hosking
Mother's Name: Jane Dunstone
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C02093-1 , System Origin: England-ODM , GS Film number: 226169

by tonkin on 2014-08-14 04:07:08


Groom: John HOSKING.
Status: Bachelor.
Residence: Mawan.

Bride: Jane Dunstone RALPH.
Residence: St Martin.

Date married: 01 June 1834.
Place: St Martin in Meneage.

Witness 1: John RALPH.
Witness 2: Nicholas HARRY.

by wizard28 on 2014-08-14 04:12:33

Cornwall OPC
Year 01-Jun 1834
Parish Or Reg District Martin in Meneage, St.
Groom John HOSKING
Groom Residence Mawgan
Groom Condition bachelor
Groom Father Name
Bride Jane Dunstone RALPH
Bride Residence St. Martin
Banns / Licence (B/L) B
Witness Fn1 John Ralph
Witness Fn2 Nicholas Harry

by tonkin on 2014-08-14 04:57:40

This appears to be the marriage of your Edwin HOSKING born in 1841.

Groom: Edwin HOSKING.
Age: 31 years.
Status: Single.
Father: John HOSKING.

Bride: Hetty SUCKLING.
Age: 28 years.
Status: Single.
Father: Samuel SUCKLING.

Date married: 21 December 1872.
Place: Residence of James SARRE, Adelaide, South Australia.

Will have a look at the shipping records tomorrow.


by wizard28 on 2014-08-14 05:16:11

This looks like the same family in 1861 / 71. He may have migrated to South Australia in 1849 what makes you think this ?

1851 England Census
Name: John Hosking
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: abt 1807
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Jane Hosking
Gender: Male
Where born: MA??, Cornwall, England
Civil Parish: Maker
Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Maps:

John Hosking 44
Jane Hosking 48
Richard Henry Hosking 14
Thomas Hosking 10
John Hosking 8
Susanna Coulls 37 Sister
William Coulls 11

1861 England Census
Name: John Hosking
Age: 54
Estimated birth year: 1807
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Jane Hosking
Gender: Male
Where born: Mawgan, Cornwall, England

John Hosking 54
Jane Hosking 58
Thomas Hosking 21

by Grenville on 2014-08-14 19:58:19

Thank you for your responses: yes, this is the family that I came across. There are all kinds of unresolved problems, however; as can be seen from the details, my ancestor Edwin appears in some lists and not in others; he seems to have never been christened. If this is the family, then only 4 of them migrated, with the name 'Hoskin' in the shipping records. And I have not been able to find any details about the deaths of the parents in Australia, even though in the newspaper account of Edwin's marriage to Etty in 1872 his father John is described as 'the late'. Lots of cross checking to do!

The detail about migration to South Australia: some family tree work many years ago suggested that 'John Hoskin, wife and 2 children' in a passenger list of the Pakenham, arriving Adelaide 23 March 1849. How can this be if the family is mentioned in the 1851 census!

Perhaps there is another Hosking family with father John and son Edwin. I'll keep checking.

The trouble with this kind of research is that errors keep coming back time and time again.

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