John CAWKER c.1809-1865
&
Elizabeth WARD c.1803-1885

Devonshire, England; Geelong & Queenscliff, Victoria & Casterton S-W Victoria, Australia

John CAWKER c.1809-1865, was born in Exmouth, Devonshire, England, son of Jonathon CAWKER & Elizabeth ..... and probaly married in Devonshire, England to Elizabeth WARD, b. c.1803, England, to John WARD & Elizabeth ......

John & Elizabeth CAWKER had a known family of 5 from c.1833 to 1847, born in Devonshire, England. The family arrived on the "Joshua" at Geelong in 1854 with John settling and working as a carpenter in the Geelong and Queenscliff districts. Before 1865, John & Elizabeth moved to Casterton in S-W Victoria where their sons Thomas and John were involved in Mail Coach driving. John CAWKER, snr., died at Casterton in 1865 and his widow Elizabeth died there in 1885, and both are buried in the old Casterton cemetery.

John CAWKER & Elizabeth WARD had the following known family...

  1. Elizabeth CAWKER b. c.1833, Devonshire, England, d. ...?..., m. ...?... (arrived 1854 at Geelong, Victoria, and ....?...)
  2. Thomas CAWKER b. 1838, Exbourne, Devonshire, England, d. 1926, Casterton, S-W Victoria,
    m.1 1860 to Mary CAMERON c.1840-1870, b. Argyllshire, Scotland, to Ewen CAMERON & Ann McKENZIE, d. Buninyong, Victoria. No children located from this marriage. Mary is buried in the Darlington cemetery, S-W Victoria.
    m.2 1871 to Mary CAMERON 1850-1927, b. Argyllshire, Scotland, to Angus CAMERON & Jane "Jean" CAMERON, d. 1927, Casterton, S-W Victoria. Thomas CAWKER was a very well known Mail Coach Driver, Hotelkeeper & Racehorse breeder... in S-W Victoria & S-E South Australia. Thomas & Mary CAWKER are buried in the old Casterton cemetery.
    Thomas CAWKER & Mary CAMERON had the following...
    1. Mary CAWKER b. 1873, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1934, Melbourne, Vic., m. 1900 to James Erskine WATT 1873-1942, b. Melbourne, Vic., solicitor of Casterton, Vic., d. Phillip Island, Vic.
    2. Thomas John CAWKER b. 1875, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1959, Melbourne, Vic., m. ..?...
    3. Elizabeth Jane "Nettie" CAWKER b. 1875, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1894, Casterton, S-W Vic.
    4. Edith Margaret CAWKER b. 1877, Casterton, S-W Vic., teacher at Carapook SS 1907-13, d. 1968, Melbourne, Vic., m. 1940 to James Thomas "Tom" KERR 1871-1949, b. Hamilton, S-W, Vic., of Macarthur, S-W Vic., d. Melbourne, Vic.
    5. Agnes Hannah CAWKER b. 1880, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1881, Casterton, S-W Vic.
    6. Victoria Martha CAWKER b. 1881, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1885, Casterton, S-W Vic.
    7. Thomas "Allan" CAWKER b. 1884, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1918, Melbourne, Vic., m. 1912 to Hannah Ellen "Nellie" HAMMETT 1884-1953, b. Melbourne, Vic., d. Melbourne, Vic.
  3. Mary A CAWKER b. 1839, Exbourne, Devonshire, England, d. 1902, Wilcannia, NSW, m. 1860 to Alexander LAIDLAW 1836-1884, b. Selkirkshire, Scotland, to William LAIDLAW & Agnes BROWN, d. Wilcannia, NSW.
  4. John CAWKER b. c.1844, Okehampton, Devonshire, England, d. 1876, Merino, S-W Victoria, m. 1868 to Hannah SMITH c.1847-1877, b. Norfolkshire, England, to Henry SMITH & Mary Ann "Sarah" LIVOCK, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria. John & Hannah had 3 children and were hotelkeepers at the "Commercial Hotel" Merino when they died, they were buried in the old Casterton cemetery.
    John CAWKER & Hannah SMITH had the following...
    1. Agnes CAWKER b. 1868, Portland, S-W Vic., d. 1914, Brisbane, Queensland.
    2. John Henry CAWKER b. 1872, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1873, Casterton, S-W Vic.
    3. Mary "Minnie" CAWKER b. 1875, Merino, S-W Vic., d. 1898, Casterton, S-W Vic.
  5. Agnes CAWKER b. 1847, Devonshire, England, d. 1929, Sydney, NSW. m. 1867 to Duncan McKenzie CAMERON 1842-1906, b. Glencoe, Argyllshire, Scotland, to Ewen CAMERON & Ann McKENZIE, d. Hay, NSW.

Links to Pioneer Names at...

Carapook & Muntham : Casterton : Chetwynd : Dartmoor : Digby : Harrow & Balmoral : Hotspur :

Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale


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