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.
Children: Thomas Hawley born about 1847 Ireland. Died 1869 ref 4491/1869 WEST MAITLAND
Michael Hawley born about 1849 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 2657/1870 MAHER JOHN HAWLEY MARY MAITLAND son of Jeremiah Maher
Julia Hawley [indexed as Hanley] born 1855 ref 2453/1855 V18552453 72 HANLEY JULIA MICHAEL ANN. Married 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: 5784/1905 HAWLEY MICHAEL THOMAS ELLEN MORPETH Maitland Mercury 22nd April 1905 LARGS.' 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. De ceased 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 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.