John Benjamin HAWKINS, b. ca 1828, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, son of Joseph HAWKINS & Elizabeth ___ was married to Mary Ann HENRY, b. ca 1843 ____, daughter of James HENRY & ___.

John Benjamin HAWKINS arrived in Victoria on the on the "Joseph Somes" in 1847. John and Mary had children born at Casterton from 1861 to 1875.

A John HAWKINS paid rates on property at Carapook in 1875 and it may have been this John HAWKINS as he was living in the area. John HAWKINS died in 1878 and Mary Ann remarried in Mt Gambier, South Australia in 1888 to Hermann Bruna GRANITZ. She died there in 1891.

John & Mary Ann HAWKINS had the following known family:

  1. female HAWKINS b. 1861, Casterton, Vic, .
  2. Frances HAWKINS b. 1863, Casterton, Vic, m. Michael WATERS.
  3. Margaret Grace HAWKINS b. 1864, Casterton, Vic, m. ___ PINE.
  4. Ellen HAWKINS b. 1866, d. 1868, Casterton, Vic.
  5. John Benjamin HAWKINS b. 1869, Casterton, Vic.
  6. Joseph HAWKINS b. 1872, Casterton, Vic.
  7. James HAWKINS b. 1873, d. 1874, Casterton, Vic.
  8. George HAWKINS b. 1875, d. 1875, Casterton, Vic.
  9. Richard Henry HAWKINS b. 1875, Casterton, Vic.