John HAWKINS c.1815-1865, born Somersetshire, England, son of John HAWKINS and ____ was married to Frances "Fanny" LAMB c.1810-1858. Frances LAMB may have been the daughter of William LAMB and Mary OSBORN from Corton Denham, Somersetshire, England.

John & Frances HAWKINS emigrated in 1842 from London, England on the "Arab" and arrived at Launceston, Van Diemen's Land on 31 March 1842 with one male child under 3y of age. A daughter was born c.1844 in VDL(Tasmania), another at Portland, S-W Victoria in 1845 and a son at Heywood, S-W Victoria c.1848.

Frances "Fanny" HAWKINS died at Digby, S-W Victoria in 1858 is buried in the Digby Cemetery.

John HAWKINS, Carrier of Digby, made his will on 16 Jul 1865 at Digby in which he left his estate to his 2nd wife wife Jane, daughter Fanny HIDE and sons Eli and John. John Hawkins died the next day at Digby and was buried in the Digby Cemetery. The will indicates John had a second marriage after his first wife Frances died in 1858. This second wife was Jane (nee HORTON) who died at Digby in 1899 aged 88y and is also buried in the Digby Cemetery.

John HAWKINS c1815-1865 & Frances "Fanny" LAMB had the following known children:

  1. Eli HAWKINS b. 1839 England, d. 1910, Digby, S-W Victoria.

  2. Elizabeth HAWKINS b. c.1844, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), d. 1925, Casterton, S-W Victoria, m. 1865, Sandford, S-W Victoria to Thomas Ernest McEVOY 1835-1909, b. Co Wicklow, Ireland, d. Bahgallah (near Casterton), s-W Victoria.

  3. Frances "Fanny" HAWKINS b. 1845, Portland, Port Phillip (Victoria), d. 1928, Digby, S-W Victoria, m. 1864 Digby, S- Victoria to William HIDE 1843-1925, b. Staffordshire, England, d. Digby, S-W Victoria.

  4. John HAWKINS b. c.1848, Heywood, Port Phillip (Victoria), d. 1934, Digby, S-W Victoria, m. 1876 to Catharine Martha FARLEY, b. 1856, MountGambier, South Australia, d. 1942 Merino, S-W Victoria and they had the following family...
    1. Kate Elliott Elizabeth HAWKINS b. 1877, Digby, Vic, d. 1906 m. John Buckley FYFE 1873-1962;
    2. John William Henry HAWKINS b. 1879, d. 1894, Digby, Vic;
    3. Frances Eliza Harvey HAWKINS b. 1882, Digby, Vic, d. 1963, m. Charles Thomas WOOD;
    4. Claribel Alice HAWKINS b. 1885, Digby, Vic, d. 1970, m. Thomas ANDERSON;
    5. Maud Margaret Elaine HAWKINS b. 1888, Digby, Vic, d. 1968, m. James Patrick McDONALD / HICKEY? 1882-1966;
    6. Myra Gladys Clarice HAWKINS b. 1892, Digby, Vic, ...........?;
    7. Ruby Carla HAWKINS b. 1894, Digby, Vic, m. James Aloysius COGHLAN 1888-1949.

E. HAWKINS was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.