Henry HISCOCK 1821-1893,
James HISCOCK 1825-1900,
Edwin HISCOCK 1830-1906,
Caroline HISCOCK 1833-1912

children of Charles HISCOCK ~1769-1846 & Mary COMPTON ~1792- ..?..

Somerset & Dorset, England; Pyramid Hill, Digby & Hotspur, Victoria, Australia.

Charles HISCOCK ~1769-1846 of Somerset & Dorset :

Charles HISCOCK, b. ~1769 Somersetshire, England was married in 1808 at Barwick, Somersetshire to Mary BUDGEL ~1775-1812 from Barwick. Charles and Mary had one known child, Harriet HISCOCK, b. 1809 in Barwick, Somersetshire who married a Robert SMITH in 1832 at Morden, Dorsetshire and .......?

Mary BUDGELL, the first wife of Charles HISCOCK died in 1812 at Barwick, Somersetshire and Charles HISCOCK then married Mary COMPTON in 1819 at Barwick, Somersetshire and they had 4 known children. Around 1830-33 Charles was a labourer of Organford, Dorsetshire when his last 2 children were born. By 1841 he was living at Stoford, Somersetshire with his wife and 2 youngest children.

Charles HISCOCK & Mary COMPTON had the following known children...

  1. Henry HISCOCK, b. 1821 Yeovil, Somersetshire, England. (details below)
  2. James HISCOCK, b. ~1825 Somersetshire, England. (details below)
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  4. Edwin HISCOCK, b. 1830 Organford, Dorsetshire, England. (details below)
  5. Caroline HISCOCK, b. 1833 Organford, Dorsetshire, England, d. 1912 Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. Some of the key events in the life of Caroline HISCOCK 1833-1912 were...
    • 1833 - b. Organford, Dorsetshire
    • 1841 - aged 7y, with parents Charles & Mary & brother Edwin (10y) at Stoford, Somersetshire
    • 1846 - father Charles died aged 77y, Stoford, Somersetshire
    • 1847 - mother married John GREEN, Yeovil, Somersetshire
    • 1851 - aged 18y, with mother Mary and step-father John Green, at Yeovil, Somersetshire
    • 1858 - married John Wesley TARGETT at Yeovil, Somersetshire
    • 1858 - son Charles TARGETT b. Yeovil, Somersetshire
    • 1860 - dau Bessie TARGETT b. Yeovil, Somersetshire
    • 1861 - at Wagg's Mill, Westbury, Wiltshire
    • 1863 - dau Isabella Mary TARGETT b. Yeovil, Somersetshire
    • 1871 - with daughter Mary in Yeovil, Somersetshire
    • 1879 - remarried at Trowbridge, wiltshire to Thomas William SPERRING, plumber (1st husband probably dead)
    • 1881 - Thomas & Caroline SPERRING, his daughter Rosa SPERRING, Caroline's daughter Isabella Mary TARGETT at Trowbridge, Wiltshire
    • 1889 - husband, Thomas William SPERRING died, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
    • 1881 - Thomas & Caroline SPERRING, his daughter Rosa SPERRING, Caroline's daughter Isabella Mary TARGETT at Trowbridge, Wiltshire
    • 1891 - Caroline SPERRING, aged 55y, District Nurse, at Trowbridge, Wiltshire
    • 1901 - Caroline SPERRING, aged 67y, at Almshouse, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
    • 1911 - Caroline SPERRING, aged 77y, retired district Nurse, at Trowbridge, Wiltshire
    • 1912 - Caroline SPERRING, (formerly TARGETT, nee HISCOCK) died at Trowbridge, Wiltshire
    (looking for any information on the connections with Caroline HISCOCK as summarised above.)
Charles HISCOCK, who had been a mariner in the merchant service, and later a labourer, died in Stoford, Somersetshire in 1846, aged 77y. His 2nd wife Mary (nee COMPTON) who was also at Stoford for the 1841 Census, married again to a John GREEN in 1847, Yeovil, Somsersetshire. By 1851 John & Mary GREEN were in the same household at Yeovil, Somersetshire as Caroline HISCOCK, a house-servant, aged 18y........? (looking for information)

Emigration :

The three brothers, Henry HISCOCK, James HISCOCK & Edwin HISCOCK along with their families left Dorset, England and emigrated in the period 1854-6 and landed at Geelong or Portland on the southern coast of Victoria, Australia. Their sister Caroline HISCOCK remained in England as outlined above.

Henry and wife Sarah, with their three children, came to Australia as assisted immigrants on the "Arabian," sailing from Birkenhead on 29/09/1856, arriving at Geelong on 27/01/1857.

James and wife Jane came to Australia as assisted immigrants on the "Shand," sailing from Plymouth on 27/10/1854 and arriving at Portland on 25/01/1855.

Edwin and wife Elizabeth sailed from Birkenhead as assisted immigrants on 29/09/1856 and arrived in Geelong on 27/01/1857, aboard the "Arabian." After settling in Hotspur where their 7 children were born, Edwin and Elizabeth moved north to the Gymbowen area to be with or near their son James in about 1894.

The three HISCOCK brothers and their families arrived in Victoria, Australia in 1855 & 1857. James and Edwin settled at Hotspur on the Crawford river in S-W Victoria and Henry settled near Geelong, on Port Phillip Bay, and later moved to Pyramid Hill in northern Victoria.


Henry HISCOCK 1821-1893 & Sarah HAYNE 1817-1858 & Mary DORRINGTON 1820-1881

Henry HISCOCK b. 1821 Yeovil, Somerset, England, son of Charles HISCOCK & Mary COMPTON, married in 1845 at Lychett, Dorsetshire to Sarah HAYNE b. 1817, Tintinhull, Somersetshire, daughter of Thomas HAYNE & Sarah ___ and had the following children:

  1. Eliza HISCOCK, b. 1847 Lytchett, Dorsetshire, England, d. 1860, Geelong, Vic.
  2. George Edwin HISCOCK, b. 1848, Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, d. Balranald, NSW, m. Margaret Cecelia DEVELING 1850-1943, b. Redbank (Pyrenees), Victoria, d. 1943, Braybrook, Vic.
  3. Charles HISCOCK, b. 1852, Poole, Dorsetshire, England, d. 1926, Henty, NSW, m. Julia SPIER 1955-1934, b. 1855, Sandhurst (Bendigo), Vic., d. 1934, Melbourne, Vic.
Henry HISCOCK of Pyramid Hill, Vic., died at Bendigo in 1893. His first wife Sarah HAYNE died at Geelong, Vic., in 1858 and his 2nd wife Mary DORRINGTON of Pyramid Hill, Vic., died at Bendigo in 1881.

James HISCOCK 1825-1900 & Jane COBB 1832-1917

James HISCOCK b. 1826 Somerset, England, son of Charles HISCOCK & Mary COMPTON, married in 1854 at Poole, Dorsetshire to Jane COBB b. 1833 Wimborne, Dorsetshire, daughter of Samuel COBB & Arabella BROWN, and had the following children:

  1. Mary Arabella HISCOCK b. 1859 Grassdale, near Digby, S-W Vic., d. 1941 Hotspur, S-W Vic.;
  2. Eliza Caroline HISCOCK b. 1861 Grassdale, near Digby, S-W Vic., d. 1893, Heywood, Vic.;
  3. Sarah Augusta "Gus" HISCOCK b. 1872 Hotspur, Vic., d. 1922, Digby, S-W Vic., m. Andrew Charles CAMPBELL 1870-1930, b. Scotland, d. Bendigo, Vic.

James HISCOCK was listed as an early landowner at Lower Crawford on the Glenaulin Parish map and he died at Lower Crawford, S-W Victoria in 1900 and his wife Jane died at Heywood, S-W Vic in 1917.


Edwin (Edmund) HISCOCK 1830-1906 & Elizabeth TERRY 1830-1905

Edwin (Edmund) HISCOCK b. 1831 Lytchett, Dorsetshire, England, son of Charles HISCOCK & Mary COMPTON, married in 1855 at Poole, Dorsetshire to Elizabeth, TERRY b.1831 Poole, Dorsetshire, England, daughter of Thomas TERRY & Mary BROMBY, and they had the following children:

  1. Edwin Thomas HISCOCK b. 1857, Hotspur, S-W Vic, d. 1913, Hotspur, S-W Vic., m. Ann TAYLOR 1861-1910, b. 1861 "Woodburn" station, near Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1910, Greenwald, S-W Vic.;
  2. Mary Louisa HISCOCK b. 1859 Hotspur, S-W Vic, d. 1949, Wallaroo, SA., m. Thomas O'NEIL 1856-1927, b. 1856, South Australia, d. 1927, Wallaroo, SA. (5 children);
  3. Henry Hiscock m 1894 Martha Brindley Henry HISCOCK b. 1861 Digby, Vic, d. 1946, Casterton hospital, m. Martha Ann BRINDLEY 1873-1934, b. 1873, Hotspur, S-W Vic, d. 1934, Hotspur, S-W Vic. (9 children);
  4. Arthur John HISCOCK b. 1863 Hotspur, Vic., d. 1945, Mount Gambier, SA., m. 1900, Perth, WA, Emily Jane BROOKSBY 1865-1949, b. 1865 Port MacDonnell, SA, d. 1949, Mount Gambier, SA.;
  5. Charles HISCOCK b. 1865, d. 1874 Hotspur, S-W Vic.;
  6. Elizabeth Jane HISCOCK b. 1867 Digby, S-W Vic, d. 1934, Swan Hill, N-W Vic., m. George Edward SAVILLE 1870-1934, b. 1870, Melbourne, Vic., d. 1934 Vinifera, near Swan Hill, N-W Vic. (9 children);
  7. James HISCOCK b. 1870 Hotspur, S-W Vic., d. 1918, Horsham, Vic., m. Jane DIXON 1883-1954, b. 1883, Edenhope, S-W Vic., d. 1954, Horsham, Vic. (5 children).

Edwin HISCOCK was listed as an early landowner on the Hotspur Parish map.

H. HISCOCK was listed as an early landowner on the Hotspur Parish map.

H. HISCOCK was listed as an early landowner at Lower Crawford on the Glenaulin Parish map.

Edwin HISCOCK died at Nurcoung, near Goroke in western Victoria in 1906 and his wife also died at Nurcong in 1905, and both are buried in the Goroke cemetery.



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