Michael Hawley and Ann Fogarty

- From Ballycapple Tipperary -
Michael Hawley born about 1825, son of Thomas Hawley and Judith Behan.

Ann Fogarty was born about 1828, daughter of William Fogarty and Mary.

Marriage: 30th September 1846, Cloughjordan, Tipperary. Witnesses Daniel Flaherty and
Mary Forgarty

Immigration: Michael arrived on the John Knox in 1850 aged 25 with wife Ann Fogarty
aged 22 and children Thomas aged 3 and Michael aged 1.


Thomas Hawley baptised 18th September 1846, Cloughjordan, sponsors John Kennedy
and Mary Hawley.
 Died 1869 ref 4491/1869  WEST MAITLAND

Michael Hawley baptised 4th October 1848, Cloughjordan, sponsors John Fogarty Judy
Ireland. Died 1874? ref 6096/1874 MORPETH

William Hawley born 1851 ref: 616/1851 V1851616 68  Possible death 1852 ref:
1192/1852 V18521192 118 HAWLEY WILLIAM INFANT

Mary Hawley born 1852 ref 1364/1852 V18521364 70. Married John Maher ref
Jeremiah Maher

Julia Hawley [indexed as Hanley] born 1855 ref 2453/1855 V18552453 72 HANLEY JULIA
Jeremiah Byron 1882 Morpeth

Ann Hawley born 1857 ref: 8317/1857  MAITLAND. Married Joshua J Morris 1884.

Honorah Hawley born 1859 ref 9711/1859  MORPETH. Married Richard Comerford 4th
August 1885 [FS]

John Hawley born 1861 ref: 9722/1861  MORPETH. Married Jane?

Ellen Hawley born 1864 ref:  11042/1864  MORPETH . Married James Duff 1886

Margaret Hawley born 1868 ref 11641/1868  MAITLAND. Married Henry Bailey 1900  

Publicans License: Michael Hawley was granted a publicans license in 1874 for the
Caledonian Hotel.

Deaths: Michael Hawley aged 80 died in 1905 and is mentioned on the headstone in the
Hiland Crescent Cemetery where sons Thomas, Michael and William are buried. Ref:
Maitland Mercury 22nd April 1905
One of the oldest and best known of our residents in the person of Mr. Michael Hawley died
at his residence, Narrowgut, on Monday morning last at the advanced ago of 80 years from
senile decay. Deceased had been a resident of tho district for over half a century, and by his
honesty, industry, and straightforward monad gained the respect and esteem of the
community. He was a native of Ireland, and possessed those characteristics of grit and
industry which the early pioneers of this State required to succeed. The funeral on Tuesday
was largely attended, the remains being interred in the Roman Catholic cemetery, East
Maitland, The Rev. Father Sullivan officiated in the Church and at the graveside. A widow
and a large grown-up family are left to morn their loss.
'Annie' Hawley aged 94 died in 1916 ref 5964/1916  HAWLEY ANNIE 94 YRS MORPETH  
Maitland Mercury 8th May 1916
Death of Mrs. Michael Hawley.
One of tho oldest and most highly respected residents of the district, in the person of Mrs
Hawley relict of the late Michael Hawley of Narrowgut passed away at her daughter's
residence, Mrs H Bailey of Hinton. The deceased lady had attained the honoured age of 94
years and up to within a couple of weeks of her death had enjoyed remarkably wood health,
and could knit and sew without the aid of glasses. The cause of death was senile decay. The
deceased was born in Tipperary, Ireland, 'and came to this country 73 years ago with her
husband and two children. They took up farming pursuits on the Hunter and  settled in
Narrowgut over 40 years ago and were most successful. She was widely known and with her
loving disposition had gained the highest respect of those who had the pleasure of coming
into contact with her.  Her husband pro-deceased her eleven years ago.  She left a family of
one son and five daughters; John Hawley Narrowgut, Mrs Byron, Dungog, Mrs Morris
Phoenix Park, Mrs Comerford Mt Marris, Mrs Duff, West Australia and Mrs Bailey. There are
33 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The remains were laid to rest in the east
Maitland Roman Catholic cemetery, the rev Father O'Gorman officiating at the graveside

Note: Who was Michael Hawley aged 29 of  Cloughjordan/Ballycapple who arrived on the
Star of Bruswick in 1865, deposit paid by John McShane? Did Michael, like his brother
Patrick, return to Ireland and come out again as an assisted immigrant?