HATFIELD – George Royal Marines Woolwich Division 16th Company

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NameHATFIELD – George
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Woolwich Division 16th Company
Regiment Number (s) 5203
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th June 1828 / 22 years /  Woolwich  England
possibly Blacksmith
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationEmbarked 3 years 10 months and 26 days
Length of Service9 years 9 months 5 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate/ 30th March 1839 / Woolwich Kent
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not yet known
Pension Districts1850 Woolwich
1851-1855 Western Australia
1855-1888 Victoria
Pension Paid£4/12/0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth28th September 1806 Dewsbury  West Riding  Yorkshire  England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
HATFIELD William
B 1784 Dewsbury Yorkshire England
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
BLAKELEY  Sarah
B 1784 Dewsbury Yorkshire England
1805 Dewsbury Yorkshire  England
SiblingsWilliam Edward  B 1808 Dewsbury  Yorkshire  England
Sarah Ann  B 1810  Dewsbury Yorkshire England
Henry  B 1812  Dewsbury Yorkshire England
Robert  B 1816  Dewsbury Yorkshire England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HAWKINS Ann
1814 Devon England
Date/Place of Marriage2nd May 1839  Greenwich  London  England
Children by 1st WifeSarah  B 1840 Woolwich  Kent  England
D1842 Woolwich Kent England
Elizabeth Caroline B  21st October 1841 Plumstead Common  Lewisham  Kent  England
M  BALL Edward Abraham 13th April 1859 Prahan Victoria Australia
D 1915 Victoria  Australia
William Edward  B  20th January 1843 Greenwich Kent England
M LAURIE  Elizabeth  6th February 1868  Richmond  Victoria
D  3rd April 1931 Richmond  Victoria
bur 4th April 1931 Boroondara Cemetery  Melbourne  Victoria
Henry Hawkins B 1845 Greenwich  Kent England
M  BLOOD Emma 31st December 1871 Box Hill  Victoria
D  2nd November 1925  Box Hill  Victoria
George  B 1847 Greenwich Kent England
M CALVERT Alice Mayo  9th November 1869 Collingwood Victoria
D 27th November 1912 Hawthorne Victoria
bur 28th November 1912 Boroondara Cemetery  Melbourne
David B 1849  Woolwich Kent England
M  MASON Mary  7th April 1870 Richmond Victoria
D 26th November 1911 Richmond Victoria
Bur 28th September 1911 Boroondara Cemetery Melbourne  Victoria
Marin (Mary Ann) B 1851 Fremantle Western Australia
M RENOUF Philip 7th April 1874 Richmond Victoria
D 1900 Melbourne Victoria
bur 30th June 1900 Boroondara Cemetery Melbourne
(Not mentioned in the death notices for either Ann or George Hatfield and may not be their child)
Susan Ann Maria B 1853  Fremantle  Western Australia
M  JOYCE Thomas Caleb 24th November 1875  Richmond Victoria
D 1941 Malvern Victoria
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
HAWKINS William
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
UNKNOWN Mary
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
1853  Appointed as Night Warder to Convict Establishment  –  dismissed 24th July 1854
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer 7th November 1855 – page 2
The Age (Melbourne Victoria) 14th June 1888 – page 1 – death notice and funeral notice
The Age (Melbourne Vic) 1st September 1883 page 1 Death notice Ann Hatfield
Departure from Western
Australia
1st Nov 1855  Wife and 3 children to South Australia  per “Vivid”
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th June 1888 Richmond Melbourne  Victoria
Boroondara Cemetery Kew Melbourne Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
10th August 1883 Kew  Melbourne  Victoria
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1829-1836 twice tried by Divisional Courts Martial – TNA ADM 157/672/8 and had received corporal punishment (150 lashes)
Discharge due to a hernia
1831 British Royal Navy Personnel Records – a Private at  Woolwich with the 16th Company
1841 Census – Plumstead Kent – HO 107, Piece 484, folio 19, page 22 George age 30, is living with his wife Ann age 25 and their one year old daughter Sarah at Farm Yard Plumstead and working as a blacksmith. Also living with them is the 25 year old George Hawkins a carpenter. (All ages are rounded.)
After settling at Kew Melbourne George set up business as a blacksmith.
Alex Kilroy the Surgeon Superintendent listed the children of George and Ann Hatfield as follows:
William age 7 years
Catherine age 9 years -?Elizabeth Caroline
Henry age 6 years
George age 4 years
Richard age 2 years -? David