Miriam Jane Tucker

Miriam Jane Tucker[1]

Female 1849 - 1918  (69 years)

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  • Name Miriam Jane Tucker  [1
    Born 5 Sep 1849  McClaren Vale, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Sep 1918  Willow Lodge, Warnertown, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Mirriam died at her home, Willow Lodge, Warnertown, South Australia, Australia. [2]
    Buried 28 Sep 1918  Warnertown, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Notes 
    • Marriage details obtain from Digger - South Australian Marriages, Registrations 1842 - 1916 District Wil Symbol A Book/Page Reference 80/194. At the time of the marriage William was 26yrs old and Miriam was 20yrs old.
      Birth details obtain from South Australian Births 1842-1906, Book 12, Page 267 District Code Wil.

      Miriam Jane was born in McLaren Vale only 13 days after her parents and some of her siblings arrived from England. She would scarcely have remembered this town or Callington, as most of her childhood was spen in Inman Valley. She and Clem left the area, when the soil started to deplete (there was no super phosphate in those days), along with many others, to try their luck in the north. They lived in the flat-fronted stone farm house, not far from the hills at Warnertown, currently owned by Mr and Mrs Schutz who run goats and sheep on the property. On the corner of the property was a Methodist Church which the family attended each Sunday. The church ruins are still visible from the main north road. Service was often followed by dinner at their farmhouse for their married children. The house faces west and overlooks the plain and gulf. The walls are an enormous thickness and height. It would have been very cool in summer. There were several underground water tanks. At the front of the house when there was a picket fence, the gateway was decorated with the rib bones of a whale caught in the gulf. The flesh was melted down in Port Pirie. It was quite a memorable event for the town.
      Clem's mother, Harriet (nee Parsons), was married previously to a much older man, Joseph Green by who she had three daughters (one of whom died in the bush) before she was 20. His father William came from Bath England. He and Harriet had two children in Western Australia, Leonore dying as an infant. Clem came to South Australia as a small child in about 1848. As William was a whaler he chose to settle in the Encounter Bay area. He later became a farmer at Inman Valley but also helped build the causeway across to the island at Victor Harbour. Other children were born in South Australia. Some of his mother's relatives (Parsons - originally from Gillingham, England) also came to South Australia after her father died in Western Australia and they also settle in the Victor Harbour Area. Clem and Jane obviously met in Inman Valley were both families lived.
      When Clem died Jane continued to farm the property in Warnertown with the assistance of hired help and is listed in the directories of the time. She was also a mid-wife and capable first-aid giver. Her grand-children thought greatly of her. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I0203  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2019 

    Father John Tucker,   b. 27 Nov 1805, Liddington, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1889, Warnertown, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Eliza Kent,   b. 25 Sep 1812, Childrey, Berkshire England. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1876, Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1831  The parish church of The Holy Cross, Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    • Located Church St Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England
    Marriage of John Tucker and Eliza Kent
    Marriage of John Tucker and Eliza Kent
    John Tucker married Eliza Kent 3 November 1831 at Parish Church, Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England by Banns
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Family ID F0062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Clement Hawkins,   b. 18 Jun 1844, Albany, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1893, Napperby, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1869  St Ann Church Aldinga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    St Ann's Church Aldinga South Australia, Australia
    St Ann's Church Aldinga South Australia, Australia
    St Ann's Church Aldinga South Australia
    St Ann's Anglican Church Aldinga South Australia
    St Ann's Anglican Church Aldinga South Australia
    St Ann's Anglican Church Aldinga South Australia
    Children 
    +1. Clement Friend Hawkins,   b. 16 Apr 1870, Inman Valley District Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1917, Windsor, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +2. Eliza Rosanna Hawkins,   b. 7 Oct 1871, Inman Valley District Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1906  (Age 34 years)
    +3. Arthur Godfrey Hawkins,   b. 4 Jun 1873, Inman Hills, District Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Lilly May Hawkins,   b. 2 Apr 1875, Myponga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1951, Ashford Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Hartly Gladstone Hawkins,   b. 5 May 1877, Willow Lodge, Warnertown, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1939  (Age 62 years)
     6. William John Hawkins,   b. 28 Dec 1878, Napperby, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Ethel Laura Hawkins,   b. 24 Feb 1880, Warnertown, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1955  (Age 75 years)
     8. Emily Hazel Hawkins,   b. 23 Dec 1881, Warnertown, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. William James Hawkins,   b. 20 Oct 1882, Napperby, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Millie Una Hawkins,   b. 22 Apr 1885, Warnertown, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1977, Port Pirie Hospital, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F0712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Miriam Jane Hawkins (n. Tucker)
    Miriam Jane Hawkins (n. Tucker)
    Miriam Jane Hawkins (n. Tucker)
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    The Hawkins Family
    The Hawkins Family
    Back L to R: Ethel, Clement Friend, Godfrey, Hartley
    Front: L to R: Lilly May, Miriam Jane (n. Tucker), Eliza Rosanna
    Seated: Millie

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 308 (Reliability: 3), 1992.

    2. [S559] Recorder Newspaper, Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia, 2 (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 1919.
      See Attached death notice published in the Port Pirie Recorder Newspaper, Friday 27 Sep 1918, page 2.

    3. [S559] Recorder Newspaper, Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia, 2 (Reliability: 3), 28 Sep 1918.
      See attached funeral notice for Miriam Jane Hawkins published the Port Pirie Recorder Newspaper Saturday 28 Sep 1918, page 2.

    4. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 3 (Reliability: 2), Jun 1992.

    5. [S81] General Register Office England (Reliability: 2).
      See Copy of Marriage Register

    6. [S87] Parish Records, The Parish Church of the Holy Cross, Chiseldon, Wiltshire England, Year 1834, Page 43, No. 127 (Reliability: 2), 1834.
      See attached Parish Record


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