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Elsa Eileen Walker - and Ida Hawkins - Dartford

Elsa Eileen Walker - and Ida Hawkins - Dartford

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 3:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: walker, hawkins
I'm looking for any trace of Elsa Eileen Walker or her parents,
Her marriage certificate in Sydney Australia lists her birthplace as Dartford in 1903, her father as Robert Dartmore Walker and mother Ida Mabel Hawkins.
I can't find any trace anywhere of all three. Robert walker was listed as a Master Mariner and was dead by the time of her marriage in 1922 in Australia.
It's possible her parents weren't married and apparently she never talked about her family.

According to family stories she may have had a twin brother who was sent to Canada. I have found an Elsie Walker and Fred Walker sent from Middlemore Homes to Canada but have no evidence it was her.




Re: Elsa Eileen Walker - and Ida Hawkins - Dartford

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 6:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
In 1911 census I have found a family of Hawkins with twins Walter & Else with mother Maria.
Could Elsa have got her names muddled ?

Here are there births I think

Births Jun 1901 (>99%)

Hawkins Elsie Medway 2a 668
Hawkins Walter Medway 2a 668

1911 England Census about Walter Hawkins
Name: Walter Hawkins
Age in 1911: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Colchester, Essex
Civil parish: Gillingham
County/Island: Kent
Country: England
Street Address: No 1 Kings St, Old Brompton, Kent
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: skilled Labourer
Registration district: Medway
Registration District Number: 47
Sub-registration district: Rochester and Chatham
ED, institution, or vessel: 20
Household schedule number: 66
Piece: 3904
Household Members:
Name Age
Walter Hawkins 45
Maria Hawkins 43
Hannah Hawkins 16
Jack Hawkins 13
Walter Hawkins 10
Else Hawkins 10
Minnie Hawkins 5
James Hawkins 4


Not sure if this is right as someone has him in their tree. What made me think it might be a clue was that there is a death for Walter Hawkins in 1912 which would tie in with when they were sent away

Re: Elsa Eileen Walker - and Ida Hawkins - Dartford

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 1:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the tip. It could be possible the names she gave were wrong. I'll look into that line of research.
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