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Thomas GATES & Frances COKER


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Marriage 1802/1867 GATES THOMAS W - COKER FRANCES S - CAMDEN * 23 Apr

One tree has that at CofE St. John Camden. No notice found in Trove so far.

Bap V18696009 121C/1869 GATES HENRY W - WILLIAM - FRANCES

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Wesleyan Baptisms Solemnized in the Camden Circuit in the County of Camden in the Year 1868-76
No. - When Baptised: February 7 1869 When Born: - Henry William - William & Frances Gates Abode: Camden Quality or Profession: Shoemaker By whom the Ceremony was performed: George Pickering

Bap V18461643 31A/1846 COKER FRANCES S - GEORGE - MARY

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Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of St. John Camden with Narellan in the County of Camden and Cumberland in the Year 1846
No. 115 When Baptised: March 29 1846 When Born: February 22 1846 Frances Sarah - George and Mary Coker Abode: Camden Quality or Profession: Farmer By whom the Ceremony was performed: Robert Forrest
UK Prison Hulk Register & Letter book
George Cuckow age 20 – killing cattle – tried Maidstone Kent 8 Aug 1829 – sentence life 21 Sept 1829 ship Retribution moored Woolwich dept 2 Dec 1829 arrived 7 May 1830 on ship “Mermaid” - death date 31 Oct 1846 age 37
NSW BDM – George Coker 774/1846 V1846774 age 36

George married St John’s Parramatta to Mary Dawson 12 April 1843
had children
Henry Dawson (1844- 1932)
Frances Sarah (1846- 1926)

Mary Coker nee Dawson nee ? remarried 1848 to Thomas Hobbs - District MY – she died 1892 Cootamundra – father John Mother unknown

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/138364902?searchTerm=mary hobbs
mentions 1st husband as John Dawson but no mention of 2nd being George Cuckow/Coker and on her Marriage Banns to George Coker she has stated as Spinster..

Headstone on Findagrave has
Mary Hobbs born at Wellsby England 12 August 1815 died 13 April 1892 buried Cootamundra Gen Cemetery

Mary b 12 Aug 1815 Wellsby Lincs baptised 13 Aug 1815 Grimsby Lincs – parents John & Mary Dawson
Mary and family arrival 8 Sept 1835 on ship “Canton” - NSW Assisted

John Dawson died 1st Aug 1869 at Humberstone Burwood Mr John Dawson formerly of Great Grimsby Lincolnshire in the 86th year of his age. SMH Wed 11 Aug 1869
Mary Dawson’s Mum – Mary Dawson nee Hocknell died 6 March 1844 age 57

So am thinking that info on Mary Hobb’s Orbit is wrong – John Dawson was her father and her 1st marriage was to George Coker...
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Thanks Val.

The pot is stirred. :) And I thought it was already solved.

Yes, error in her obit. Daughter of

17 May 1809 East Ravendale With West Ravendale, Lincolnshire, England

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Marriages solemnized in the Parish of St John Parramatta in the County of Cumberland in 1843
No. 258
George Coker of the Parish of Camden Bachelor
Mary Dawson of this Parish Spinster
married in this Church by Banns with consent of -
Twelfth day of April 1843 By me J. Walker Offg. Minr.
Parties: The mark of George Coker, Mary signed
Witnesses: George Neale of Parramatta, Maria O'Neill of Parramatta

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Marriages solemnized in the Parish of St John Camden in the County of Camden in the Year 1848
No. 2
Thomas Hobbs Widower of this Parish
Mary Coker Widow of this Parish
married in this Parish by Banns with consent of -
Twenty seventh day of September 1848 By me Edward Rogers
Parties: Thomas Hobbs his x mark, Mary signed
Witnesses: Thos. Hanson of Camden, Sarah Tiffen of Camden Park
Burial V1846774 31B/1846 COKER GEORGE AGE 36

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Burials in the Parish of St John Camden with Narellan in the County of Camden with Cumberland in the Year 1846
No. 23 George Coker Abode: Camden When Died: October 31, 1846 When Buried: November 2, 1846 Age: 36 Years Ship's Name: - Quality or Profession: Farmer By whom the Ceremony was performed: Robert Forrest
arrival: ship Canton
Destination: Sydney 1835 Sep 8
Date Item Details Source
background Passenger list provided by Gavan Prendergast
background Due to an outbreak of chicken pox, this vessel spent some time in quarantine
Passenger list
Surname Other names Notes Source
Dawson John
Dawson Henry son of John
Dawson Sarah daughter of John
Dawson Mary
Dawson Mary
Dawson Jane
Dawson Fanny

No burial in 1844 in NSW index and this does not fit for age.

Burial DAWSON MARY 31/1840 V184031 146 AGE 40

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Mary Dawson nee Hocknell died 6 March 1844 age 57 - wife of John Dawson

SMH – Thu 7 March 1844
Yesterday the 6th instant in Sydney after a lingering illness, Mary the wife of John Dawson of Peterborough Lake Illawarra, aged 57 years
Henry Dawson Coker b 14 Feb 1844 baptised 24 March 1844 St John Camden – George Coker & Mary – FHL 993955 – married Mary Davidson 1870 Sydney
Henry’s death
The Daily Telegraph – Sat 20 Aug 1932
COKER – August 17th 1932 at his daughter’s residence (Mrs R Matthews) “Murrumbah”, Quaker’s Hill, Henry Dawson Coker late of Cootamundra, loving father of Gertrude, Herbert, Beatrice, Ruth and Stella – aged 88 years

wife Mary Davidson b 1845 Dunfermline Scotland – died 11 Sept 1929 NSW
Windsor & Richmond Gazette – Fri 20 Sept 1929
COKER – September 11 1929 at the residence of her daughter Mrs Reg Matthews, Quaker’s Hill, Mary Coker, beloved wife of Henry Dawson Coker and mother of Gertrude, Herbert, Beatie, Ruth and Stella aged 84 years – Born at Dunferline Scotland.

Mary's arrival at age 4 with family 9 June 1849 from Deptford Kent on ship “James Gibb” - NSW Assisted Immigrants
Thanks Val.

Burial not in index. Only this one 1841 - 1850.

DAWSON MARY A 703/1845 V1845703 30B INFANT