NameEdward Woodin HOWKINS , GG Uncle
Birthabt 1833, England, UK
Baptism30 Oct 1833, Holy Trinity, Clapham, Surrey, England
Death31 Aug 1872, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
FatherTheophilus HOWKINS (1801-1882)
MotherMarian GIBSON (1811-1893)
Notes for Edward Woodin HOWKINS
The IGI lists a Edward Wooden Hawkins christened October 30, 1833, Clapham, Surrey, father Theophilus Hawkins, mother Marian

parish Records Holy Trinity Clapham, Surrey
Edward Woodin Howkins baptized October 30, 1833, parents Theophilus and Marian, abode, Clapham, father’s occupation gentleman.

In the 1841 census Leamington Priors civil parish, Knightlow hundred, Warwickshire Binswood Terrace East.
Theophilus Howkins, age 8, born Warwickshire and
Edward Howkins age 7, born Warwickshire.
Both are listed as pupils. The head is a school mistress. There are 13 pupils ages 7 to 10.

In the 1851 census Arnewood Lodge, Downton District, Parish of Hordle, Hampshire.
Wife Marian Howkins, age 39, landed proprietor and fund holder wife, born on the high seas.
Son Edward Howkins, unmarried, age 17, scholar at home, born Clapham, Surrey.
Daughter Marian S. Howkins, age 13, scholar at home, born Warwick, Warwickshire.
Daughter Amy E. Howkins, age 10, scholar at home, born Harbury, Warwickshire.
Daughter Ada A. Howkins, age 8, scholar at home, born, Harbury.
Son Agusta [as spelled] F. Howkins, age 7, scholar at home, born Harbury.
Daughter Anne G. Howkins, age 5, scholar at home, born Harbury.
Daughter Emily Howkins, age 3, scholar at home, born Harrow, Middlesex.
The 7 servants occupations are listed as governess, housekeeper, nursery, cooke, housemaid, schoolroom maid and coach man.

From the Victoria Daily Standard, 1872 death notices
September 1, drowned in Victoria Arm, Edward Hawkins [as spelled], 46, a native of England.

The British Columbia Death index lists him as Edward Hawkins, age 53, died August 31, 1872, Victoria, registration number 1872-09-001145, BCA Number B13077, GSU number 1927287 [Notice the discrepancy in ages, he was 39 but the newspaper lists him as 46 and the index as 53.]

British Columbia Death Registrations.
Edward Hawkins, died August 31, 1872, about 53 years of age, laborer, born England, cause of his death by accidental drowning, informant Richard Copeland, Victoria, registered October 25, 1872, religious denomination Protestant. [This registration is almost 2 months after the death which seems very unusual, but was quite common at that time. The data is very sketchy, with an approximate age which seems way off, born location only a country and his religion specifics are general. even the spelling of his name is off.]

There is an Edward Hawkins listed as being buried at the Old Burying Ground (Anglican Burial Register), located at Quadra and Meares Streets, (known as Pioneer Square, next to Christ Church Cathedral), reference number MC-999. There is only 1 other Hawkins at this same site a Sarah Hawkins. Whether this is Edward Woodin Howkins is unknown, but it might be worth investigating.

England and Wales National Probate Calendar
Edward Woodin Howkins of Victoria British Columbia gentleman died 1 September 1872 at or near Victoria Administration London 19 September 1894 to Emily Walker [his sister] (wife of Daniel Corrie Walker esquire) effects 2313 pounds 4 shillings 11 pence.
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