The Hawley Family

- From Ballycapple in Tipperary -
The following children of Thomas Hawley and Judith Behan immigrated to
Australia and settled in the Maitland and Morpeth area of New South Wales.

Michael Hawley born about 1825 arrived aboard the John Knox in 1850

Judith Hawley born about 1825 arrived on the Garland in 1851 aged 27. Brother Michael
at Maitland. Married as Julia Hawley to
Patrick Hickey, son of James Hickey in 1852 at East

1346/1852 V18521346 69 HICKEY THOMAS
1347/1852 V18521347 69 HICKEY JOHN
2072/1853 V18532072 70 HICKEY JULIA
1937/1854 V18541937 71 HICKEY JAMES  
2528/1855 V18552528 72 HICKEY MICHAEL  
Thomas Hickey born 1863 ref 10102/1863  HICKEY THOMAS  MORPETH. Died 1863.

Ellen Guilfoyle nee Hawley born about 1825 arrived aboard the Garland in 1851 aged
26 with husband
Daniel Guilfoyle aged 31 and sons Thomas aged 3 and Michael aged 1

Marriage: 21st April 1846 at Cloughjordan, Tipperary, witnesses John Guilfoyle and Mary
Dwyer [as Eleanor]

John Guilfoyle
born about 1845 Ireland arrived Golden Era in 1855 aged 10 with Uncle
John Hawley. Parents at Morpeth. Died 1880 Newcastle
Thomas Guilfoyle born about 1848 Ireland arrived Garland
Michael Guilfoyle born about 1850 Ireland arrived Garland. Died 1886 Morpeth.
James Gilfoyle [sic] born 1855 ref 2420/1855 V18552420 72 GILFOYLE JAMES DANIEL
Edward Guilfoyle born 1856 according to headstone details but birth registration shows
1860 ref: 9113/1860   MORPETH . Died 1892 West Maitland.
William Guilfoyle born 1857 ref: 8583/1857 MAITLAND
Ellen Gilfoyle [sic] born 1863 ref: 10028/1863 MORPETH. Died 1876 Morpeth.
NOTE: There is a second couple named Daniel and Ellen who marry in 1867 in Maitland and
have subsequent children.

Daniel Guilfoyle buried  2nd July 1888 aged 69 at Morpeth
Ellen Guilfoyle buried 3rd December 1891 aged 67 at Morpeth

Honora Duggan nee Hawley born about 1822 arrived aboard the Earl Grey in 1851 aged
29 with husband
Robert Duggan aged 37 with children Alice aged 9, Judith aged 7, John 4
and Maurice 10 months.  Brother Michael Hawley at Maitland and sisters Judith Hawley and
Ellen Gilfoyle in colony.
Marriage 15th Feb 1843 at Cloughjordan, bride of Ballycapple.
Witnesses Thomas Fahy and Honora Fitzgerald.

John Hawley born about 1833 arrived on the Golden Era in 1855 aged 22. Sister Ellen
Kilfoyle[sic] at Maitland. Married
Margaret Maher in 1858 East Maitland ref 2110. Margaret
was the daughter of
James Maher and Patience Grace

Thomas Hawley
born 1860 ref: 9074/1860   MORPETH. Married Catherine Bourke 1888 at
Morpeth ref 5953/1888
Agnes Patience Hawley born 1862 ref: 11262/1865 MORPETH Died 1867 ref: 6223/1867  
MORPETH. Buried Hiland Crescent Cemetery.
James Hawley born about March 1862 [as per headstone] died December 1862 aged 9
months. Buried Hiland Crescent Cemetery with mother Margaret and sister Agnes.  ref:

Margaret Hawley died 1872 ref: 4963/1872  HAWLEY MARGARET JAMES PATIENCE
MORPETH. Buried Hiland Crescent Cemetery with Agnes and James.
John Hawley died 1908 ref: 6231/1908  HAWLEY JOHN THOMAS JULIA MORPETH
Maitland Mercury 16th May 1908:
Death at Phoenix Park.
Mr. John Hawley, a very old resident of Phoenix Park, died at the residence of his son, Mr. T.
Hawley, yesterday. Deceased had resided lit Phoenix Park for very many years, and had
reached patriarchal years. Up to the time of his retirement some years ago, deceased followed
farming pursuits, been ailing for some time. The funeral took place this afternoon and was
very largely attended. The remains were interred in tho Roman Catholic Cemetery, at East

Patrick Hawley born about 1839 arrived on the Abyssinian  1859, mother dead, father
living at Tipperary. Cousin William Gleason at Morpeth. Did Patrick leave Australia to return
home and marry?
A second immigration is Patrick Hawley aged 28 of Grahnorish who
arrived on the
Ida in 1864. Both parents dead, wife Mary aged 19 also on board, brother
Michael at Morpeth.
Marriage 19th April 1863 Patrick Hawley and Mary Neil at

Mary A Hawley born 1864 ref: 14253/1864   RAYMOND TERRACE, Patrick Mary
Thomas James Hawley born ?His wedding announcement says only son of the late Patrick
Hawley of Maitland.

Death: Patrick Hawley died 1867 Ref: 6208/1867  HAWLEY PATRICK THOMAS JULIA
Maitland Mercury 12th September 1867:
SUDDEN DEATH.—An inquest was held on Tuesday by the coroner, in a hut at Phœnix Park,
on the body of Patrick Hawley, late a farmer there. The deceased had for the last twelve or
fifteen years been subject to epileptic fits, for which, believing there was no remedy, he
obtained no medical advice. On Friday and Saturday he was seized with fits. On Monday he
complained of a headache. At about midday his wife left him with
two young children to go
to Morpeth. About four o'clock a neighbour, calling, found him sitting on a stool, with his
body leaning forward, and his hands on the ground, either dying or actually dead. Dr. Getty
was of opinion that death had bean caused by congestion of the brain while suffering from an
epileptic fit. The jury returned a verdict to that effect.

Mary Hawley - unconfirmed. No record found of her birth or arrival, but she married John
Hickey in 1856 at West Maitland. Death in 1894 at East Maitland shows her parents as
Thomas and Julia.

Ann Hawley   indexed as Hanly at FMP baptised June 1833 at Cloughjordan, Tipperary,
sponsors Henry Fitzgerald and Ann ??uly.
Note: Ann is the only baptism I have found for
this family. Cloughjordan parish registers are only available from 1833