Benjamin Edwin Hooke, 18231908 (aged 85 years)

Name
Benjamin Edwin Hooke
Given names
Benjamin Edwin
Surname
Hooke
Birth about 1823 34 29
Immigration May 16, 1823 (aged 0)
Text:

Free settler John Hooke of Norton Hall Worcester, justly claimed descent from a Norman knight who accompanied William the Conqueror to England in 1066. Around 1822, John Hooke sold some of his English estates including Norton Hall, Crooke's Park, Croom Park and Netherlands. Then in 1823, John Hooke accompanied by his wife and four sons migrated to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). The Hook sons were John (1817-1878), Henry Guy (1819-1895), Alfred 1821-1881 and baby Benjamin Edwin (1823-1908) who was born at sea off the Cape of Good Hope. However, within a relatively short time, due to having lost a small fortune in Van Diemen's Land, primarily as a result of a large wheat crop being accidentally burnt, John Hooke and his family returned to England. ...Quite quickly they had two sons, James (1825-1912) and Theodore Hooke (1827), the latter baby dying just a few months after his birth.

Citation details:

Hobart Town Gazette Sat 17 May 1823 p. 2

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SHIP NEWS... Yesterday evening arrived from England, which she left on the 15th December, the brig Ann, Captain Frankland, with a general cargo of merchandize, - Passengers, Mrs. Frankland, Mr and Mrs Nowell, Mr and Mrs Hook and 3 children (one having been born on the passage)...

Christening September 28, 1823 34 29 (aged 0)
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Name: Benjamin Edwin Hook Gender: Male Christening Date: 28 Sep 1823 Christening Place: , TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA Father's Name: John Hook Mother's Name: Mary Anne Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C31043-1 , System Origin: Australia-ODM , GS Film number: 1368234

Emigration September 1824 (aged 1 year)
Citation details:

Hobart Town Gazette Fri 24 Sep 1824 p. 4

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Mr. John Hook and family leaving the Colony by an early Opportunity, requests all Clains to be presented.

Birth of a brotherJames Hooke
about 1825 (aged 2 years)

Birth of a brotherTheodore Hooke
1827 (aged 4 years)

Christening of a brotherTheodore Hooke
June 17, 1827 (aged 4 years)
Text:

Gender: Male Christening Date: 17 Jun 1827 Christening Place: Eckington, Worcester, England Father's Name: John Hook Mother's Name: Ann Hook Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I04393-4 , System Origin: England-EASy , GS Film number: 350603 , Reference ID: 33/34

Death of a brotherTheodore Hooke
1827 (aged 4 years)
Immigration March 1, 1828 (aged 5 years)
Citation details:

The Monitor Mon 3 Mar 1828 p. 8

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Shipping Intelligence. Arrivals. - The Brig Courier, Capt. Finnis, from London, via Cape of Good Hope, on Saturday last. She sailed from London on the 9th of August and from the Cape on the 3d of January last. Passengers. - J. Hook, Mrs Hook and five children, and Mrs. Sutton...

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John Hooke drew further capital from the aristocratic family's ample resources and this time made arrangements to migrate to the colony of New South Wales. Hooke's party consisted of himself, his wife, five sons and two servants. Nevertheless, Hooke's plans hit an obstacle when the captain of the designated ship refused to carry the body of the (sixth) deceased son Theodore, to Australia for burial. Not to be deterred, John Hooke simply purchased the brig Courier and hired his own crew. Hooke apparently planned to defray his costs by importing merino sheep and bloodhorses for sale at Sydney. However, little is known of John Hooke's livestock cargo apart from a report that one expensive carriage stallion which cost 800 guineas, unfortunately died within sight of land at Sydney heads. Hooke also imported one very expensive thoroughbred stallion Chilton (GB), which was safely landed. After the Hooke family's arrival at Port Jackson on 1st March 1828, a sale of the brig Courier to merchants Cooper and Levy funded the purchase of Bayly Park at South Creek. The body of deceased baby Theodore 1st was duly buried, apparently near where the former Sydney GPO stands today in Martin Place. A namesake seventh son, Theodore Hooke 2nd was born soon after the Hooke family's arrival in 1828 but he died in 1832 aged 4 years.

Burial of a brotherTheodore Hooke
after March 1, 1828 (aged 5 years)
Census November 1828 (aged 5 years)
Text:

Hooke, John, 34, came free, Courier, 1828, Protestant, tenant, Cabramatta Hooke, Mary Ann, 28, came free, Courier, 1828 Hooke, John (Jun), 11, came free, Courier, 1828 Hooke, Henry, 9, came free, Courier, 1828 Hooke, Alfred 7, came free, Courier, 1828 Hooke, Benjamin, 5, came free, Courier, 1828 Hooke, James, 3, came free, Courier, 1828

Birth of a brotherAugustus Hooke
1832 (aged 9 years)
Text:

NAME: Augustus Hook MOTHER: Mary A FATHER: John Hook BIRTH: 1832 - Sydney, New South Wales

Birth of a sisterAdelaide Hooke
October 31, 1833 (aged 10 years)
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NAME: Adelaide Hook MOTHER: Mary A FATHER: John Hook BIRTH: 1833 - Sydney, New South Wales

Citation details:

The Australian Mon 4 Nov 1833 p. 3

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On Thursday, at the Dolphin Hotel, Mrs. John Hook, of a daughter

Birth of a sisterEmily Isabella Hooke
1836 (aged 13 years)
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NAME: Emily I Hook MOTHER: Mary A FATHER: John Hook BIRTH: 1836 - Sydney, New South Wales

Birth of a sisterFrances Leonora Hooke
1839 (aged 16 years)
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NAME: Francis L Hooke MOTHER: Mary A FATHER: John Hooke BIRTH: 1839 - Sydney, New South Wales

Birth of a brotherCharles Albert Hooke
1840 (aged 17 years)
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NAME: Charles A Hooke MOTHER: Mary A FATHER: John Hooke BIRTH: 1840 - Dungog, Eldon, Stroud, Uffington, New South Wales

Death of a fatherJohn Hooke
May 21, 1845 (aged 22 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Mon 2 Jun 1845 p. 3

Text:

On Tuesday 21 May 1845 at his residence, Crooks Park, John Hooke, sen., Esq,m after a long and painful illness, aged 55 years.

Death of a motherMary Ann Beale
November 12, 1864 (aged 41 years)
Citation details:

Maitland Mercury Thu 17 Nov 1864 p. 1

Text:

At her residence, Wire Gully, near Dungog, on the 12th instant, Mrs. Hooke, relict of the late John Hooke Esq., aged 70 years - leaving a numerous family to lament their loss. Mrs. Hooke was a resident of the district for nearly 40 years, and the first white woman on the river.

Death of a brotherJohn Hooke
1878 (aged 55 years)
Text:
5645/1878 	HOOKE	JOHN	JOHN	DIED DUNGOG	DUNGOG
Death of a brotherAlfred Hooke
1881 (aged 58 years)
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8740/1881 HOOKE ALFRED JOHN DIED PHOENIX PARK MORPETH

Death of a brotherHenry Gray Hooke
1895 (aged 72 years)
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NAME: Henry G Hooke MOTHER: Mary A FATHER: John DEATH: 1895 - Dungog, New South Wales

Death of a brotherAugustus Hooke
1906 (aged 83 years)
Text:

12337/1906 HOOKE AUGUSTUS JOHN ANNE DRUMMOYNE

Death 1908 (aged 85 years)
Text:

NAME: Benjamin E Hooke MOTHER: Mary A FATHER: John DEATH: 1908 - Dungog, New South Wales

Family with parents
father
17891845
Birth: about 1789
Death: May 21, 1845New South Wales, Australia
mother
17941864
Birth: about 1794
Death: November 12, 1864Dungog, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: October 13, 1817Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
3 months
elder brother
18171878
Birth: about 1817 28 23
Death: 1878Dungog, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
18191895
Birth: about 1819 30 25
Death: 1895Dungog, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
18211881
Birth: about 1821 32 27
Death: 1881Morpeth, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
himself
18231908
Birth: about 1823 34 29the high seas
Death: 1908Dungog, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18251912
Birth: about 1825 36 31
Death: 1912Dungog, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18271827
Birth: 1827 38 33
Death: 1827England, United Kingdom
6 years
younger brother
18321906
Birth: 1832 43 38Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1906Drummoyne, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
younger sister
18331922
Birth: October 31, 1833 44 39Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1922Wingham, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18361919
Birth: 1836 47 42Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1919Dungog, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
18391915
Birth: 1839 50 45Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1915Woollahra, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
1840
Birth: 1840 51 46Dungog, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
ImmigrationBinney, Keith Robert. 'Horsemen of the first frontier (1788-1900) and the serpent's legacy'. n.p., Volcanic Productions, n.d.
Text:

Free settler John Hooke of Norton Hall Worcester, justly claimed descent from a Norman knight who accompanied William the Conqueror to England in 1066. Around 1822, John Hooke sold some of his English estates including Norton Hall, Crooke's Park, Croom Park and Netherlands. Then in 1823, John Hooke accompanied by his wife and four sons migrated to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). The Hook sons were John (1817-1878), Henry Guy (1819-1895), Alfred 1821-1881 and baby Benjamin Edwin (1823-1908) who was born at sea off the Cape of Good Hope. However, within a relatively short time, due to having lost a small fortune in Van Diemen's Land, primarily as a result of a large wheat crop being accidentally burnt, John Hooke and his family returned to England. ...Quite quickly they had two sons, James (1825-1912) and Theodore Hooke (1827), the latter baby dying just a few months after his birth.

ImmigrationNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Hobart Town Gazette Sat 17 May 1823 p. 2

Text:

SHIP NEWS... Yesterday evening arrived from England, which she left on the 15th December, the brig Ann, Captain Frankland, with a general cargo of merchandize, - Passengers, Mrs. Frankland, Mr and Mrs Nowell, Mr and Mrs Hook and 3 children (one having been born on the passage)...

ChristeningChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Familysearch. [database on-line]: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2008
Text:

Name: Benjamin Edwin Hook Gender: Male Christening Date: 28 Sep 1823 Christening Place: , TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA Father's Name: John Hook Mother's Name: Mary Anne Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C31043-1 , System Origin: Australia-ODM , GS Film number: 1368234

EmigrationNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Hobart Town Gazette Fri 24 Sep 1824 p. 4

Text:

Mr. John Hook and family leaving the Colony by an early Opportunity, requests all Clains to be presented.

ImmigrationNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

The Monitor Mon 3 Mar 1828 p. 8

Text:

Shipping Intelligence. Arrivals. - The Brig Courier, Capt. Finnis, from London, via Cape of Good Hope, on Saturday last. She sailed from London on the 9th of August and from the Cape on the 3d of January last. Passengers. - J. Hook, Mrs Hook and five children, and Mrs. Sutton...

ImmigrationBinney, Keith Robert. 'Horsemen of the first frontier (1788-1900) and the serpent's legacy'. n.p., Volcanic Productions, n.d.
Text:

John Hooke drew further capital from the aristocratic family's ample resources and this time made arrangements to migrate to the colony of New South Wales. Hooke's party consisted of himself, his wife, five sons and two servants. Nevertheless, Hooke's plans hit an obstacle when the captain of the designated ship refused to carry the body of the (sixth) deceased son Theodore, to Australia for burial. Not to be deterred, John Hooke simply purchased the brig Courier and hired his own crew. Hooke apparently planned to defray his costs by importing merino sheep and bloodhorses for sale at Sydney. However, little is known of John Hooke's livestock cargo apart from a report that one expensive carriage stallion which cost 800 guineas, unfortunately died within sight of land at Sydney heads. Hooke also imported one very expensive thoroughbred stallion Chilton (GB), which was safely landed. After the Hooke family's arrival at Port Jackson on 1st March 1828, a sale of the brig Courier to merchants Cooper and Levy funded the purchase of Bayly Park at South Creek. The body of deceased baby Theodore 1st was duly buried, apparently near where the former Sydney GPO stands today in Martin Place. A namesake seventh son, Theodore Hooke 2nd was born soon after the Hooke family's arrival in 1828 but he died in 1832 aged 4 years.

CensusCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
Text:

Hooke, John, 34, came free, Courier, 1828, Protestant, tenant, Cabramatta Hooke, Mary Ann, 28, came free, Courier, 1828 Hooke, John (Jun), 11, came free, Courier, 1828 Hooke, Henry, 9, came free, Courier, 1828 Hooke, Alfred 7, came free, Courier, 1828 Hooke, Benjamin, 5, came free, Courier, 1828 Hooke, James, 3, came free, Courier, 1828

DeathAncestry.com. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Text:

NAME: Benjamin E Hooke MOTHER: Mary A FATHER: John DEATH: 1908 - Dungog, New South Wales