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Hails Family of Durham, England

My Hails family has been traced back to county Durham in England. The spelling of the name has several variations including HALES, HAILES, HAILLS and HAILS. The latter being the most consistent of all the spellings, and the one which has been retained by my branch of this family for well over 150 years. My earliest known Hails ancestors are Thomas and Isabel HALES of Birtley and later Harraton who had five known children. I am a descendant of their youngest son, William whose great-grandson, Robert migrated to Australia in 1876. I would take this opportunity to acknowledge Mr. William Miller in the UK, also a descendant for sharing the results of his Durham research.

My direct line of descent is indicated in bold typeface.

Birtley - a parish, village & seat, with railway station, L.N.E., Durham, 5 1/4 miles SE Gateshead; 1429 acres, population 11,279; post office.

 

First Generation

1. Thomas HALES. Occupation: Wagonman.

He married Isabel JOHNSON, 23 Sep 1754 in St. Marys, Gateshead, Durham, ENGLAND. Isabel died in childbirth on 5 Oct 1766 in Harraton, Durham, ENGLAND. 58

Thomas and Isabel had the following children:

2 i. Robert HALES

3 ii. Elizabeth HALES

4 iii. Ann HALES

5 iv. William HAILS

6 v. Isabel HALES

 

Second Generation

2. Robert HALES. Son of Thomas HALES & Isabel JOHNSON. Born in Birtley, Durham, ENGLAND. Christen 21 Mar 1756. 58

3. Elizabeth HALES. Daughter of Thomas HALES & Isabel JOHNSON. Born in Birtley, Durham, ENGLAND. Christen 22 Oct 1758. 58

4. Ann HALES. Daughter of Thomas HALES & Isabel JOHNSON. Born in Oatside Hall, Durham, ENGLAND. Christen 29 Mar 1761. 58

5. William HAILS. Son of Thomas HALES & Isabel JOHNSON. Christen 10 Jul 1763 in Chester-le-Street, Durham, ENGLAND. Died May 1823 in Forth Banks, Newcastle, Durham, ENGLAND. Buried 25 May 1823 in Ballast Hill Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Durham, ENGLAND. Occupation Potter. 58

He married Isabella WALKER, 7 Nov 1784 in Houghton-Le-Spring, Durham, ENGLAND. Born Circa 175558. Died 24 Apr 1844 in Sheriff Hill, Gateshead, Durham, ENGLAND 58.

It is likely that Isabella is the one that appears on the 1841 Census with John and his family aged 80+ years. She was also born in the county. 16

Isabella died at Sheriff Hill in Gateshead. The informant at her death was Hannah Hails. Research undertaken by William Miller reveals that Isabella's eldest son, Robert was married to Hannah Ayre in 1816, and that she is likely to be the informant. Robert and Hannah were both living in Gateshead at the time of the 1851 Census. 58

William and Isabella had the following children:

7 i. Robert HAILS

8 ii. Elizabeth HAILS

9 iii. Ann HAILS

10 iv. Anthony HAILS

11 v. William HAILS

12 vi. John HAILS

6. Isabel HALES. Daughter of Thomas HALES & Isabel JOHNSON. Born in Harraton, Durham, ENGLAND. Christen 5 Oct 1766. Buried 15 Mar 1767 in Harraton, Durham, ENGLAND. 58

 

Third Generation

7. Robert HAILS. Son of William HAILS & Isabella WALKER. Christen 18 May 1785 in Houghton-Le-Spring, Durham, ENGLAND 58. Occupation Potter 58.

Robert may have been a potter who worked at the Patterson Pottery in Sheriff Hill. It was quite a substantial pottering employing around 50 people with the majority of the produce exported to Norway. 58

He married Hannah AYRE, 2 Dec 1816 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Durham, ENGLAND 58.

8. Elizabeth HAILS. Daughter of William HAILS & Isabella WALKER. Christen 6 Aug 1786 in Houghton-Le-Spring, Durham, ENGLAND. 58

9. Ann HAILS. Daughter of William HAILS & Isabella WALKER. Christen 10 Aug 1788 in Houghton-Le-Spring, Durham, ENGLAND. 58

10. Anthony HAILS. Son of William HAILS & Isabella WALKER. Christen 13 Feb 1791 in Houghton-Le-Spring, Durham, ENGLAND. 58

11. William HAILS. Son of William HAILS & Isabella WALKER. Christen 6 Oct 1793 in Houghton-Le-Spring, Durham, ENGLAND. 58

He married Johanna van der LEE.

Mr. William Miller is a descendant of this family who is also tracing his family history. Please e-mail me should you wish to contact him.

12. John HAILS. Son of William HAILS & Isabella WALKER. Born Circa 1797 in Newbottle, Durham, ENGLAND 18. Christen 8 Aug 1796 in Houghton-Le-Spring, Durham, ENGLAND 58. Died 18 Feb 1862 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Buried 23 Feb 1862 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Occupation Potter 13.

A John Hales, aged 40, a Potter, who was born in the county of Durham, was residing at Waterloo St, Southwick at the time of the 1841 Census that was taken on the evening of 8 June, 1841. Also residing with John were his likely wife, Elizabeth, whose age was also given as 40 who was not born in the county together with their children, Ann, aged 20, John, 15, Robert, 10, Isabella, 8,Thomas, 5, and William, 2. An 80-year-old Isabella was also residing in the family home and it is believed she is most likely to be John's mother. It should be noted that at the time of the 1841 Census, the age of anyone over 15 years of age were recorded to the nearest multiple of five below, meaning both John and his wife were between 40-45 years. 16

John has been identified on the 1851 Census at Waterloo St, Southwick, Durham ( LDS Reel 087076). John was aged 54, described as a Potter (Fireman) and was born in Newbottle, Durham. Also residing with John were his wife, Elizabeth, aged 52 a native of Wales, and four of their children: namely, Ann, aged 31 who was born in Newcastle on Tyne, Thomas, aged 20, also a Potter (White Thrower), Isabella, aged 18 and Thomas aged 11, who was described as 'at pottery'. The three younger children were all born in Southwick. 17

John and his wife, Elizabeth and their youngest child, William have also been identified on the 1861 Census at Southwick, Durham (LDS Reel 0850882). John was married, aged 64 yrs, a Potter, born Newbottle, Durham. His wife Elizabeth was married, aged 62 yrs, born Hollow Heave, Wales and William their son, was unmarried, aged 21 yrs, a Coal Miner, born Southwick. 18

A burial for John HAILS has been noted in the Parish Registers in 1862. 5

There are no HAILS families living in Southwick at the time of the 1871 Census. 19

He married Elizabeth. Born Circa 1799 in Hollow Heave, WALES 18. Died 1861-1881. It would seem most likely that Elizabeth died some time prior to the 1881 Census. She does not appear anywhere on the index in Durham, in fact it is likely she died prior to the 1871 Census, however a burial record has yet to be found.38 They had the following children:

13 i. Ann HAILS

14 ii. John HAILS

15 iii. Robert HAILS

16 iv. Thomas HAILS

17 v. Isabella HAILS

18 vi. William HAILS

 

Fourth Generation

13. Ann HAILS. Daughter of John HAILS & Elizabeth. Born Circa 1820 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, ENGLAND 17. Buried 28 May 1851 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5.

Ann was residing with her parents at Waterloo St, Southwick at the time of the 1841 Census. Her age at the time was rounded down to 20 years. 16

Ann gave birth to a daughter Jane in 1847, however other than her baptism, no further record of the child has been found to date. 5

Ann was still residing with her parents at Waterloo St, Southwick, Durham at the time of the 1851 Census. She was aged 31 years and her birthplace was given as Newcastle on Tyne. 17

She died just two months later and is buried at Southwick. It is believed her nephew, William, son of John was baptised on the same day. 5

Children:

19 i. Jane HAILS

14. John HAILS. Son of John HAILS & Elizabeth. Born Before 1826. Occupation: Shipwright 5.

John was residing with his parents, brothers and sisters at Waterloo St, Southwick at the time of the 1841 Census. His age had been rounded down to 15 years, which would indicate he was born some time between 1821 and 1826. 16

John, may be the one who married in the 3rd Quarter of 1846 at Sunderland, however there is no marriage record occurring in the parish of Southwick. At the time, his wife's maiden name was not known and has not been cross-referenced. 22

His wife's maiden surname has since been noted on Parish Register entries at the time of the baptism of their children. 5

Neither John nor his wife were noted on the 1851 Census at Southwick however it would appear they were residing at Monkwearmouth Shore at this time, as this address was given when their son, William was baptised two months later in May 1851. 17

While John doesn't appear on the 1861 Census, his wife, Isabella and children, William and Isabella are both noted as visitors to the home of George and Catherine Cooper of Stafford Street. Isabella was described as being married not widowed, and no record of a death for her husband has been noted in the Southwick Parish Registers. Isabella was aged 33 years and her birthplace given as Elton, Durham. Of their children, both were described as scholars, William was aged 11 and born at Monkwearmouth and Isabella, aged 13 was born at Southwick. No record of their oldest daughter, Elizabeth has been found. 18

It is believed that John may be the one identified on the 1881 Census Index at Southwick as a boarder in the home of William Spoor. 38

He married Isabella THOMPSON. Born Circa 1828 in Elton, Durham, ENGLAND 18. Buried 14 Apr 1867 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5. They had the following children:

20 i. Elizabeth HAILS

21 ii. Isabella HAILS

22 iii. William HAILS

15. Robert HAILS. Son of John HAILS & Elizabeth. Born Circa 1827 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 17. Occupation Shipwright 3.

Robert was residing with his parents, brothers and sister at Waterloo St, Southwick at the time of the 1841 Census. He would have been about 14 years old, but it appears, his aged has been rounded down to 10. 16

Robert married Mary McKENZIE, daughter of John McKENZIE, Jan 1849 in Sunderland, Durham, ENGLAND 3. Born Circa 1831 in Penshaw, Durham, ENGLAND 17.

The 1851 Census indicates that Mary was born in Penshaw, Durham circa 1831, however her marriage indicates she was born circa 1829. A search of the 1841 Census for Penshaw has been undertaken, however Mary and her family were not found.

As mentioned above, Robert and Mary were married at the Parish Church in Sunderland in January 1849, although their marriage certificate does not give the exact date. Robert signed the register with his signature, however Mary signed with her (x) mark. The witnesses to their marriage were George LORD and Page SMITH. 3

Robert and Mary had the following children:

23 i. John HAILS

24 ii. William HAILS

25 iii. Robert HAILS

26 iv. Robert Cornelius HAILS

Robert, his wife, Mary and their young family were residing at Waterloo St, Southwick at the time of the 1851 Census. Robert aged 24 was a shipwright born in Southwick. His wife, Mary, was 20 and born in Penshaw. Their two young sons, John and William were aged 1 and 4 months respectively, both had been born in Sunderland. Robert's parents were living just three houses away also in Waterloo Street. 17 ( LDS Reel 087076).

Robert and his family have also been identified on the 1861 Census at East Murton residing at 24 Cottage Row. Robert is aged 34 years, a joiner and was born at Southwick. His wife's name however, is Annie, she was aged 33 years and born in Durham. Initially it was believed that this was the same person as Mary, whom Robert married in 1849, and that her name was "Mary Ann". However it is possible that she is infact a second wife, as both her age and birthplace also conflict with those given by "Mary" at the time of the 1851 Census. The children residing with Robert and his wife include John, aged 11, a coalminer born Sunderland, Robert, aged 5, a scholar, born Southwick, and Annie, aged 2, born Sunderland. 18 (LDS Reel 0543181).

A search of the St. Catherine's Deaths Indexes between 1855-1861, marriage indexes after 1855, and Births Indexes after 1859 will hopefully further clarify the above.

The 1871 Census for Southwick has also been consulted and there is no record of Robert Hails and his family. In fact, there is only one Hails resident in Southwick at the time and that is a widow, Dorothy, aged 64. 19

Neither Robert, Mary nor Ann/Annie Hails have been identified on the 1881 Census in Durham. However, an entry for Ann HAILES aged 22, born Sunderland who is possibly the daughter mentioned at the time of the 1861 Census has been found at 7 Owen St, East Murton in the home of Thomas HENRI and his wife Ann. It would seem very likely that this is Robert's wife, Ann, however this has not yet been substantiated. Also in the home is 2 year old John Robert HAILES, a likely son of Ann, who is described as a stepdaughter to Thomas HENRI. 38

16. Thomas HAILS. Son of John HAILS & Elizabeth. Born Circa 1831 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 17. Occupation Potter 17.

Thomas appears on the 1841 Census in the home of his parents at Waterloo St, Southwick. He would have been nearly 10, however, his age is given as five, but it is possible that the enumerator has rounded down as he appears to have done this with other child members of this family.

Thomas was residing with his parents at Waterloo St, Southwick, Durham at the time of the 1851 Census. He was aged 20, described as a Potter (White Thrower) and was born in Southwick. 17

Thomas was not residing in Southwick at the time of the 1861 Census. 18

Thomas cannot be positively identified on the 1881 Census Index. 38

17. Isabella HAILS. Daughter of John HAILS & Elizabeth. Born Circa 1833 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 17.

At the time of the 1841 Census, 8 year old Isabella was residing with her parents at Waterloo St, Southwick. 16

Isabella was still residing with her parents at Waterloo St, Southwick, Durham at the time of the 1851 Census. She was aged 18 and was born in Southwick. 17

It would seem most likely that Isabella may have married some time between 1851 and 1861, as she does not appear on the 1861 Census, however there is no marriage for Isabella in Southwick. 5 At this time, the St. Catherine's House Indexes have only been searched up to 1858 - and the only likely entry during that time period is at Tynemouth in 1854. 22

18. William HAILS. Son of John HAILS & Elizabeth. Born Circa 1840 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 17. Occupation Coal Miner 18/ Pitman 5.

At the time of the 1841 Census, William was residing with his parents at Waterloo St, Southwick. His age at the time was given as 2 years. 16

William was residing with his parents at Waterloo St, Southwick, Durham at the time of the 1851 Census. He was aged 11, and described as being 'at pottery' and was born in Southwick. 17

William was still residing with his parents at the time of the 1861 Census. At the time he was aged 21, a coal miner and his birthplace was again given as Southwick. 18

It is believed that William is the 41 year old William HAILLS who was residing at Monkwearmouth Shore at the time of the 1881 Census. He was born at Southwick. Also residing with him were his wife, Margaret and children, Elizabeth, Margaret, Isabella and Thomas. 20

He married Margaret HENDERSON. Born Circa 1845 in Whitburn, Durham, ENGLAND 38. They had the following children:

27 i. Sarah Ann HAILS

28 ii. Elizabeth HAILS

29 iii. Margaret HAILS

30 iv. Isabella HAILS

31 v. Thomas HAILS

32 vi. John HAILS

33 vii. George Henderson HAILS

34 viii. Joseph Henderson HAILS

 

Fifth Generation

19. Jane HAILS. Daughter of Ann HAILS. Christen 30 Jun 1847 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5.

Jane was baptised as the daughter of Ann HAILES, spinster of Southwick. 5

To date, no further record of the child Jane has been found. She is not listed on the 1851 Census with her mother or grandparents, and no burial for a Jane Hails prior to this date has been identified.

20. Elizabeth HAILS. Daughter of John HAILS & Isabella THOMPSON. Born 26 Sep 1846 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Christen 27 Jan 1847 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5.

Other than her baptism, to date no further record regarding Elizabeth has been found.

21. Isabella HAILS. Daughter of John HAILS & Isabella THOMPSON. Born 20 Jul 1848 in Monkwearmouth, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Christen 1 Jan 1850 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5.

Isabella appears on the 1861 Census with her mother and brother in the home of George and Catherine Cooper at Stafford St, Southwick. She was described as a scholar, aged 13 years and born in Southwick. 18

22. William HAILS. Son of John HAILS & Isabella THOMPSON. Born 26 Aug 1850 in Monkwearmouth Shore, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Christen 28 May 1851 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5.

William appears on the 1861 Census with his mother and sister in the home of George and Catherine Cooper at Stafford St, Southwick. He was described as a scholar, aged 11 years and born in Monkwearmouth. 18

23. John HAILS. Son of Robert HAILS & Mary McKENZIE. Born Circa 1850 in Sunderland, Durham, ENGLAND 17. Died After 1891.

It is believed that John was born c1850, in Sunderland as there is no record of his baptism in the Parish Register for Southwick.

John is listed on the 1851 Census in the home of his parents aged 1 year, his birthplace given as Sunderland. 17

John and his wife, Sarah migrated to Australia with his brother Robert on board the "Windsor Castle" which arrived in Brisbane, Queensland on 10 March 1876. At the time, John was described as married and aged 25 yrs. His wife, Sarah was 23 yrs. 9

It is not known what happened to John or his wife, Sarah, although it is believed they too relocated to the Newcastle district in NSW.

A search of BDM records for both NSW and Queensland has not revealed any birth records for children of this couple.

It is noted, that a Mrs. Hails was the witness at the birth of Hannah Keziah HAILS, daughter of Robert and Isabella, at Adamstown in 1881 - it is possible that this is John's wife, Sarah.

John HAILES is listed on the 1882/3 Electoral Roll at Newcastle, situated at Commonage. He is again listed in 1883/4 in the same electorate. He is not listed on either the 1884/5 or 1885/6 Rolls, but appears on the Electoral Roll for 1886/7 at Stockton in the electorate of Newcastle. He appears in this electorate until 1891/2. A John HALES, miner of William St, Carrington appears on the 1903 Electoral Roll in Newcastle. He appears again in 1906, as does a Sarah HALES.31

A John C. HALE of unknown parentage appears on the NSW Death Index in 1890, however this entry has not been examined.

Sarah HALES of Carrington who died 30 June 1920 appears on the Probate Index however a Certificate of Search for Will did not reveal any further information. 33

24. William HAILS. Son of Robert HAILS & Mary McKENZIE. Born 11 Dec 1850 in Sunderland, Durham, ENGLAND 17. Christen 23 Mar 1852 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Buried 21 Apr 1852 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5.

William appeared on the 1851 Census with his parents at Waterloo St, Southwick. His age of 4 months matches his birth details given at the time of his baptism in the Parish Register of Southwick. 17

It is believed that William is the one who was buried on 21 April, 1852. 5

Whilst it is acknowledged that he had a cousin, William (son of John and Isabella), this William has been noted on the 1861 Census with his mother at Southwick. 18

25. Robert HAILS. Son of Robert HAILS & Mary McKENZIE. Born Nov 1852. Christen 16 May 1853 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Buried 18 May 1853 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5.

26. Robert Cornelius HAILS. Son of Robert HAILS & Mary McKENZIE. Born 9 Nov 1855 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 1. Died 13 Jun 1895 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2. Buried 14 Jun 1895 in Church of England Cemetery, Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2. Occupation Miner 3. Religion Church of England.

Although Robert's birth at Southwick has been confirmed with his birth certificate. There is no record of his baptism in the Southwick Parish Registers. It would seem most likely that his family relocated shortly after this time and that he may have been baptised elsewhere.

Robert was residing with his father at the time of the 1861 Census at 24 Cottage Row, East Murton. He is described as 5 years, a scholar born Southwick. 18 Robert's death certificate indicated that he was born in Murton, rather than Southwick, so it is possible the family moved here shortly after his birth.

Robert migrated to Australia with his brother John (and his wife Sarah) on the "Windsor Castle" which arrived in Brisbane, Queensland on 10 March 1876. At the time, Robert was described as single and aged 20 yrs. His brother John was 25 yrs and married. John's wife, Sarah was 23 yrs. 9

The family travelled as Free Passengers. The following description of Free Passengers as it relates to Queensland immigration has been found:

"Free passengers were granted by the Government to particular categories of immigrants and their families, which were, from time to time, particularly required in Queensland. Applicants were required to pay 1 pound and a similar amount for each member of the family counted as a statute child. To be eligible, they had to be unable to pay their own passage, they could not have resided in any Australian colony, and they must intend to reside permanently in Queensland."

Despite this, Robert made his way to Newcastle in NSW, where he was to meet his future wife.

Robert married Isabella COURT, daughter of John COURT & Isabella BRIMBLE, 19 Feb 1881 in Hamilton, NSW, AUSTRALIA 3. Born 24 Feb 1864 in Hartley Vale, Newcastle, NSW, AUSTRALIA 1. Died 7 Oct 1920 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 14. Buried 8 Oct 1920 in Church of England Cemetery, Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 14. Religion Church of England. Isabella and Robert were married in the home of her brother, William who also consented to the marriage as her guardian, as she was under 21 years of age and her father was deceased. 3

Robert and Isabella had the following children:

35 i. Hannah Keziah HAILS

36 ii. Robert HAILS

37 iii. Mary HAILS

38 iv. Isabella HAILS

39 v. John HAILS

40 vi. Rose HAILS

41 vii. Sarah HAILS

42 viii. Violet HAILS

It appears that Isabella and Robert moved a several times during their marriage between Newcastle and the Illawarra district, most likely in search of employment.

Robert was first identified on the 1882/3 Electoral Roll at Newcastle, as was his brother, John with the spelling of their surname as HAILES, situated at Commonage.

Robert did not appear on the Electoral Roll in 1883/4 in either the Newcastle or Illawarra electorates, although it is known that he was living at Clifton at the time. Robert is listed on the 1884/5 Electoral Roll at Clifton again with the HAILES spelling.

In 1885/86 he is in the electorate of Northumberland at Adamstown, which is consistent with the birth of his third child, Mary. The family appears to have remained in Newcastle, as Robert was included on the 1886/7 Electoral Roll at Stockton in the electorate of Newcastle.

Although it is known the family returned to the Illawarra district as their fourth child, Isabella was born at Clifton in 1887, Robert is not recorded on the Electoral Roll again until 1891/2 at Clifton in the electorate of Illawarra with the spelling HALES. He is recorded here again in 1892/3 and 1893/94, the latter spelling being HAILES. No further listings of Robert can be found on Electoral Rolls.31

The township of Clifton came into being in 1877, when the Coal Cliff Colliery was developed. From a Press Report in 1877 it is learnt that a number of well built weatherboard cottages with galvanised iron roofs had been erected about half a mile from the mine, and the spot was known as "the Village of Clifton." The mine manager, Mr. Hale, had a villa residence almost on the edge of the cliffs. 67

Robert was declared bankrupt twice during the 1890's. The first occurrence was on 3 Mar 1890 when Robert estimated his assets at 4 pound and his liabilities just over 41 pounds. Among the 16 people to whom Robert owed money was his brother-in-law Alfred Ball of Stockton to whom he owed 7 pound in 1886. His only assets were his wearing apparel.

The second occurrence was on 11 Apr 1893 at which time Robert made the following statement:

I have filed my statement of affairs. I don't wish to amend it. I have been bankrupt before that was about 4 years ago I never obtained my certificate I was then living at Clifton was a miner my liabilities were between 30 and 40 pounds that was through slackness of work and pressure of creditors. I have not paid anything of that yet. My present occupation is that of a coal miner at Helensburgh. I kept no books of account. I attribute my present bankruptcy to slackness of work and sickness in my family. 3 at once and one died.

At this time, his liabilities were just over 25 pound.

Construction of the Illawarra Railway between Sydney and Nowra was carried out and used in several stages, and finally completed in 1893. The section from Clifton to Wollongong was opened for traffic on 21st June 1887, the Jubilee Year of the Reign of Queen Victoria, and the Crown Street Bridge over the railway cutting near Wollongong Station was named Jubilee Bridge to commemorate this event. 67

Two years later, Robert was killed after being run over by a train on the Helensburgh Railway line, in 1895. The following appeared in the "Illawarra Mercury" dated 15th June 1895:

A FATAL ACCIDENT - A HELENSBURGH MINER KILLED BY A TRAIN

A miner named Robert Hails was run over by a train and killed early on Thursday morning in one of the tunnels near Helensburgh railway station. He had stayed rather late in the township and on going home had to pass though the tunnel where the accident occurred. The driver of the train, feeling that something had been run over, stoped the train and went back, and found the deceased lying dead and terribly bruised. One leg was cut off and carried about two chains from the body. The stationmaster was roused, and the Helensburgh police communicated with, and the body was conveyed to an hotel for the inquest. The deceased, who was 39 years of age, leaves a widow and six children unprovided for. Evidence was given by Isabella Hails (wife of the deceased), William Hanley, James Gordall, Henry Jeffreys (driver of the engine) Thomas Smith (guard), and the local constable (J.H. Wilkinson).

The jury returned the following verdict -'That deceased came to his death by injuries accidentally received on the 13th of May through being run over by a passing train - No.67 - in No. 2 tunnel on the Illawarra line. We desire to add the deceased was trespassing on the line, and great credit is due to the driver and guard in calling instant attention to the accident and stopping the train.'

Robert was buried in an unmarked grave in the Church of England section at Helensburgh Cemetery. His daughter, Sarah was buried with her father when she died four years later. Several members of the Hails and related families were also later buried alongside Robert, including his daughter, Mary and her family, his wife Isabella, her second husband, Benjamin BATEY and their infant son, Benjamin. 52

27. Sarah Ann HAILS. Daughter of William HAILS & Margaret HENDERSON. Born 22 Mar 1863 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Christen 28 Mar 1863 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5.

28. Elizabeth HAILS. Daughter of William HAILS & Margaret HENDERSON. Born Circa 1864 in Monkwearmouth, Durham, ENGLAND 38.

29. Margaret HAILS. Daughter of William HAILS & Margaret HENDERSON. Born 11 Feb 1866 in Monkwearmouth, Durham, ENGLAND 38. Christen 27 Nov 1867 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5.

30. Isabella HAILS. Daughter of William HAILS & Margaret HENDERSON. Born 3 Nov 1867 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Christen 27 Nov 1867 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5.

31. Thomas HAILS. Son of William HAILS & Margaret HENDERSON. Born Circa 1870 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 38.

32. John HAILS. Son of William HAILS & Margaret HENDERSON. Born 2 Jun 1871 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Christen 21 Jun 1871 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5.

33. George Henderson HAILS. Son of William HAILS & Margaret HENDERSON. Born 12 Jun 1873 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Christen 12 Jun 1873 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Buried 27 Aug 1873 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5.

34. Joseph Henderson HAILS. Son of William HAILS & Margaret HENDERSON. Born 12 Jun 1873 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Christen 12 Jun 1873 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5. Buried 13 Aug 1873 in Southwick, Durham, ENGLAND 5.

Sixth Generation

35. Hannah Keziah HAILS. Daughter of Robert Cornelius HAILS & Isabella COURT. Born 30 Apr 1881 in Hamilton, NSW, AUSTRALIA 11. Died 4 Apr 1955 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Buried 6 Apr 1955 in Helensburgh Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA 14. Known As Annie.

The midwife at Hannah's birth was named Mrs. Hails - it is possible that this was Sarah, the wife of her Uncle John.

Hannah married James JEFFREY, son of John JEFFREY & Elizabeth WEIGHTMAN, 1 May 1897 in Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA 3. Born Circa 1872 in Bedlington, ENGLAND 3. Died 20 Feb 1942 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Buried 21 Feb 1942 in Helensburgh Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA 52. Occupation Miner 3.

Annie was just 17 when she married James JEFFREY at 57 Philip St, Sydney by the rites of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Witnesses to their marriage were Hannah JEFFREY (most likely James's sister) and Robert WALKER. 3

James and Annie had the following children:

43 i. Lily JEFFREY

44 ii. Elsie M JEFFREY

45 iii. Robert JEFFREY

46 iv. James Hugh JEFFREY

47 v. John Benjamin JEFFREY

48 vi. William A. JEFFREY

49 vii. Dorothy Valma JEFFREY

50 viii. Walter JEFFREY

James migrated to Australia in 1880 on the "La Hogue" with his mother, Elizabeth, sisters, Isabella and Mary Ann and brothers, Hugh and Robert. 9

James is buried at Helensburgh Cemetery alongside his father and his mother-in-law. His headstone reads 14

Our dear father

Hannah is buried at Helensburgh Cemetery as Annie Keziah. The headstone reads 14

In Loving Memory of

Our Dear Mother

ANNIE KEZIAH JEFFREY

Died 4th April 1955

Aged 73 years

 36. Robert HAILS. Son of Robert Cornelius HAILS & Isabella COURT. Born 20 Feb 1883 in Clifton, NSW, AUSTRALIA 1. Died 22 Sep 1957 in Bathurst, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2. Buried 24 Sep 1957 in Church of England Cemetery, Woronora, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2. Occupation Miner 3, Labourer 2. Religion Church of England.

The informant of Robert's birth was his grandmother, Isabella GOUNDRY. It is known however that Isabella did not marry Joseph GOUNDRY until 1886. Isabella also stated that her daughter and son-in-law were married in England, when infact they were married in Newcastle, NSW. She also stated that her daughter, Isabella was born in England, when she too was born in Newcastle, NSW. It is not known why she gave false information to the Registrar, except perhaps to cover the fact that she was living with Joseph GOUNDRY without being married, although her husband had died in 1880. Is it possible that she left her husband prior to his death and moved to Clifton with Joseph ?

Robert purchased land at Helensburgh in 1916 from his brother-in-law Charles CAMPBELL. This land is described as Portion 597 and was located on Boomerang St, Helensburgh. He sold the land in 1918. 32

Robert first married Emma Sarah REEKS, daughter of George REEKS & Maria SALISBURY, 6 Feb 1909 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Born 26 Aug 1885 in Bulli, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Died 27 Apr 1978 in Turella, NSW, AUSTRALIA 4. Buried 1 May 1978 in Woronora Crematorium, Woronora, NSW AUSTRALIA 4. They were divorced 23 Nov 1926. Occupation: Domestic 3. Religion: Church of England.

Emma was a widow who was previously married to Bartholomew METCALFE by a Salvation Army Officer in Pertersham. The witnesses to their marriage were Emma's sister, Selina and her husband William WALKER, who also happened to be Bartholomew's step-brother. 3 Sadly, Bartholomew was killed in a mining accident, just 8 months after they were married. 2

Emma and Robert's marriage in 1909 was according to the rites of the Methodist church in the home of Robert's step-father, Benjamin Batey. The witnesses to their marriage were Robert's brother, John and sister, Isabella. Emma and Robert were however divorced in 1926 after 17 years of marriage. 3

Robert and Emma had the following children:

51 i. Olive Isabella HAILS

52 ii. Ivy Sarah HAILS

53 iii. Robert George HAILS

54 iv. Myrtle Annie HAILS

55 v. John Concord HAILS

56 vi. Alfred William HAILS

Hails Children (left to right):

Robert, Myrtle, Olive, and Ivy in front.

Robert's second marriage was to Eileen MOON, daughter of Edward James MOON & Sarah Martha WETHERBY, 31 May 1927 in Canterbury, NSW, AUSTRALIA 3. Born Circa 1896 in Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRLIA 3. Occupation Home Duties3.

Robert and Eileen were married at the Registrar's Office at Canterbury. At the time he was working as a Council Labourer and they were both residing at Lakemba. 3

Robert and Eileen had the following children:

57 i. Robert John HAILS

58 ii. Eileen HAILS

In 1932 Robert and Eileen were residing at 27 Pentland St, Punchbowl. His first wife, Emma and their children were residing at 30 Hannan St, Arncliffe.30

Robert died in 1957 aged 76 years of myocardial degeneration, which he had suffered for several years. The informant at his death was his son-in-law, R. T. Pethybridge. The following funeral notice appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald of Tuesday, 24 September, 1957:

HAILS - The relatives and friends of the late ROBERT HAILS of Waterfall and Bathurst, are invited to attend a graveside service at Woronora Cemetery at 2pm., today, Tuesday. (Full service Bathurst, Monday.)

Letters of administration were granted to Robert John Hails, his son from his second marriage to Eileen Moon on 1 June 1961.

Pictured (left to right): Robert and his sisters, Isabella McCULLOCH, Dorothy WALLBANK and Mary CAMPBELL.

 37. Mary HAILS. Daughter of Robert Cornelius HAILS & Isabella COURT. Born 15 Jun 1885 in Adamstown, NSW, AUSTRALIA 11. Died 30 Jul 1970 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Buried 3 Aug 1970 in Helensburgh Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA 14.

Mary married Charles James CAMPBELL, son of James CAMPBELL & Matilda STAYNES, 20 Dec 1902 in Christchurch, St. Lawrence (Church of England). Born 1873 in Bathurst, NSW, AUSTRALIA 3. Died 22 May 1943. Buried 24 May 1943 in Helensburgh Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA 14. Occupation Miner 3.

Like her sister, Mary was just 17 years old when they married. The witnesses to their marriage were her brother, Robert and sister, Isabella. 3 They had the following children:

59 i. Esbert Robert James CAMPBELL

60 ii. Eileen Amelia CAMPBELL

Charles is buried alongside his wife and children and the tombstone reads 14

My dear husband

Mary is buried with her two children who both died in infancy. Her headstone reads 14

In

Loving Memory

of

ESBERT ROBERT JAMES

Much beloved son of

M & C CAMPBELL

Died 22nd April 1904

Aged 6 months

ALSO

Dearly beloved daughter

EILEEN AMELIA

Died 25th Nov 1911

Aged 3 months

"Two sweet buds in heaven"

Also MARY CAMPBELL

Mother of Above

Died 30th July 1970 aged 85 years

At Rest

The following appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald of 1 August, 1970:

DEATHS:

CAMPBELL, Mary - July 30, 1970, at hospital, late of 45 Chapman St, Gymea, dearly loved sister of Dorothy and fond nephew of Ernest. Aged 85 years. In Gods Care.

FUNERALS:

CAMPBELL, - The relatives and friends of the late Mary Campbell of 45 Chapman St, Gymea, are invited to attend her funeral: to leave the Baptist Church - Corner of Flora & Auburn Streets, Sutherland (Monday) after a service commencing at 2.15pm for the Helensburgh Cemetery.

38. Isabella HAILS. Daughter of Robert Cornelius HAILS & Isabella COURT. Born 15 Sep 1887 in Clifton, NSW, AUSTRALIA 25. Died 18 Aug 1967 in Kogarah, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Buried 21 Aug 1967 in Woronora Crematorium, NSW, AUSTRALIA 25.

The informant of Isabella's birth was her father, Robert. Her grandmother, Isabella Goundry is listed as the nurse present at the birth.1

Isabella married Gavan McCULLOCH, son of John McCULLOCH & Jane BRUCE, 25 Jan 1911 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 3. Born Circa 1886 in Woodburn, Richmond River, NSW, AUSTRALIA 3. Occupation Dairy Farmer 3. Isabella and Gavan were married at the Batey's residence in Helensburgh. Isabella's brother, John, and Gavan's brother, Andrew, were the witnesses to the marriage.

Wedding of Isabella Hails and Gavan McCulloch, 1911

Back row: Jack McCulloch; Isabella Batey nee Court, previously Hails; John Hails; Donald McKay Barnet (Minister); Violet Hails; John McCulloch; Annie McCulloch; Benjamin Batey

Front row: Jane McCulloch nee Bruce; Not known; Gavan McCulloch; Isabella McCulloch nee Hails; Robert Hails; Dorothy Batey.

They had the following children:

61 i. Gavan Hails McCULLOCH

62 ii. Dorothy Isabella McCULLOCH

The following Death and Funeral notices appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald of 21 August, 1967:

DEATHS:

McCULLOCH, Isabella - August 18, 1967, at her residence, 15 Burgess St, Kogarah, dearly beloved wife of Gavan, loved mother of Gavan and Dorothy, fond mother in law of Evelyn and Ron, and dear grandmother of Gavan and Cheryl, aged 79 years.

FUNERAL:

McCULLOCH - The relatives and friends of the late Mrs ISABELLA McCULLOCH of 15 Burgess St, Kogarah, are invited to attend her funeral to leave the Metropolitan Funeral Home corner Princes Highway and Bestic Street, Rockdale. This day, after service commencing at 2.45pm for the Woronora Crematorium.

39. John HAILS. Son of Robert Cornelius HAILS & Isabella COURT. Born 29 Aug 1889 in Clifton, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Died 4 Jun 1948 in Melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA. Buried in Springvale Cemetery, VIC, AUSTRALIA. Occupation Mechanic 3. Religion Methodist.

The informant of John's birth was his father, Robert. A surgeon, nurse and witness are all named on his birth certificate, the nurse being his grandmother, Isabella Goundry. It is noted that his father has stated there were 2 boys and 3 girls living at the time of John's birth. However, no evidence of the birth of another son to this couple can be found and it is considered that the information given included John. 1

He married Martha HARRIS, daughter of Joseph Barclay HARRIS & Ellen BELL, 30 Mar 1922 in St. Kilda, VIC, AUSTRALIA 3. Born Circa 1894 in Stawell, VIC, AUSTRALIA 3. Known As Matt.

At the time of his marriage, John was described as a bachelor. He gave his residence as Federal Coffee Palace, and his usual residence as Lithgow, NSW. The witnesses to their marriage were Ellena McADAM and Joseph Arthur HARRIS, who was likely Martha's brother. 3

They had the following children:

63 i. John HAILS

64 ii. John Robert HAILS

John died in 1948 as the result of a stroke. 2

40. Rose HAILS. Daughter of Robert Cornelius HAILS & Isabella COURT. Born 10 Sep 1891 in Clifton, NSW, AUSTRALIA 1. Died 25 Nov 1892 in Clifton, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2. Buried 26 Nov 1892 in Bulli Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2. Religion: Church of England.

Rose died at 14 months of age. The cause of death was given as collapse of lungs, moapena cough, which she had suffered for 2 months prior to her death. 2 Her father made reference to her death when he was declared bankrupt.

41. Sarah HAILS. Daughter of Robert Cornelius HAILS & Isabella COURT. Born 24 Oct 1893 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 1. Died 3 May 1899 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2. Buried 4 May 1899 in Helensburgh Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2. Religion: Church of England.

Sarah was born at Cawleys Creek near Helensburgh. The midwife's name was Sarah Stork !

She died at 6 years of age, after suffering Lobar Pneumonia sympta for 12 days. The informant of her death was her Uncle John Hails. 2 She was buried with her father at Helensburgh Cemetery. 52

42. Violet HAILS. Daughter of Isabella COURT. Born 1897 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39.

Violet's birth certificate has not been sighted, and the BDM indexes do not include the name of a father. She was born two years after the death of Robert Hails. 11

She married Richard Stanley SMITH, son of Richard SMITH & Elizabeth, 1914 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Born 1896 in Narrabri, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Known As Stanley. They had the following children:

65 i. Sidney Eric SMITH

66 ii. Stanley SMITH

67 iii. Freida SMITH

68 iv. Patsy SMITH

 Pictured: Violet with her husband Richard Stanley Smith and son, Sidney.

Seventh Generation

43. Lily JEFFREY. Daughter of James JEFFREY & Hannah Keziah HAILS. Born 1898 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Died After 1965. Known As Lily.

She married John Reynaullt LEWIS, son of John LEWIS & Sarah, 1916 in Waverley, NSW, AUSTRALIA 40. Born 1892 in Lithgow, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Died 26 Mar 1965. Known As Jack. They had the following children:

69 i. Lewis Richard LEWIS

70 ii. Elsie LEWIS

44. Elsie M JEFFREY. Daughter of James JEFFREY & Hannah Keziah HAILS. Born 1900. Died 1984.

She married Archiblad MOORE, 1917 in Waverley, NSW, AUSTRALIA 40. They had the following children:

71 i. Archibald MOORE

45. Robert JEFFREY. Son of James JEFFREY & Hannah Keziah HAILS. Born 1902. Died 16 Mar 1946 14. Buried 18 Mar 1946 in Helensburgh Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA 14.

He married Margaret WATSON, 1925 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 40. Died 8 May 197514. Buried 13 May 1975 in Helensburgh Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA 52. They had the following children:

72 i. Shirley JEFFREY

73 ii. Lila JEFFREY

Robert is buried at Helensburgh Cemetery together with his wife, Margaret. Their headstone reads 14

My dear husband and our father

Our dear mother

46. James Hugh JEFFREY. Son of James JEFFREY & Hannah Keziah HAILS. Born 1904. Died 18 Jun 1951. Buried 19 Jun 1951 in Helensburgh Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA 52.

He married Daphne HUGHES/HODSON, 1923 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 40.

Family gave James's wife's maiden name as Daphne HODSON, however, the only marriage found on the BDM Indexes for James was to a Daphne HUGHES. Although there were 8 births registered in the name of Daphne Hughes between 1889-1918, the most likely related to Daphne E. Hughes daughter of David and Elsie at Bulli in 1914.

They had the following children:

74 i. Elsie JEFFREY

James is buried at Helensburgh Cemetery near his brother, William who died two years earlier. His headstone reads 14

A dear husband and father

47. John Benjamin JEFFREY. Son of James JEFFREY & Hannah Keziah HAILS. Born 1909 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Died 17 Jul 1984. Buried 19 Jul 1984 in Helensburgh Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA 14. Known As Jack.

He married Violet M. BURN, daughter of Frederick L. BURN & Emma M., 1932 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 40. Born 1915 in Wollongong, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. They had the following children:

75 i. Norma JEFFREY

Jack is buried at Helensburgh Cemetery next to his mother. 14

48. William A. JEFFREY. Son of James JEFFREY & Hannah Keziah HAILS. Born 1911 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Buried 31 May 1949 in Helensburgh Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA 14.

He married Emily M.E. BURN, daughter of Frederick L. BURN & Emma M., 1931 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 40. Born 1914 in Wollongong, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. They had the following children:

76 i. Sheila JEFFREY

77 ii. William JEFFREY

William is buried at Helensburgh Cemetery and the headstone reads 14

My dear husband and our father

49. Dorothy Valma JEFFREY. Daughter of James JEFFREY & Hannah Keziah HAILS. Died Jan 1984. Known As Valma.

She married William SIMPSON. Known As Bill.

50. Walter JEFFREY. Son of James JEFFREY & Hannah Keziah HAILS. Died 6 Mar 1984. Buried in Helensburgh Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA. 14

He married Patricia JAGQUAR. They were divorced. They had the following children:

78 i. Robert JEFFREY

Walter is buried next to his mother at Helensburgh Cemetery, however his headstone is no longer readable. 14

51. Olive Isabella HAILS. Daughter of Robert HAILS & Emma Sarah REEKS. Born 30 May 1909 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Died Oct 1980.

She first married Reuben Preston LOVEDAY, son of William LOVEDAY & Dinah HILL, 27 Jun 1936 in Rockdale, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Born 14 Aug 1890. Died 14 Jun 1967. They had the following children:

79 i. Albert Arthur LOVEDAY

80 ii. John Preston LOVEDAY

She second married John HOWSON.

Olive was killed in a car accident.

Pictured: Ivy, Olive and their cousin Marg Hausknecht.

 52. Ivy Sarah HAILS. Daughter of Robert HAILS & Emma Sarah REEKS. Born 21 Nov 1910 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Deceased.

She married Lionel Kenneth Lewis DAVIES, son of Philip H. DAVIES & Clara NELSON, 23 Dec 1944 in Rockdale, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Born 1910 in Rockdale, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39.

They had the following children:

81 i. William DAVIES

82 ii. Kenneth DAVIES

53. Robert George HAILS. Son of Robert HAILS & Emma Sarah REEKS. Born 18 Jun 1912 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Died 12 Feb 1958 in Orange, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Buried in Orange Crematorium, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Occupation Labourer. Religion Church of England.

He married Doris May ANSHAW, daughter of Wilfred J. ANSHAW & Catherine S. ALLEN, 5 Dec 1931 in St. Davids, Arncliffe, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Born Private in Waverley, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39.

They had the following children:

83 i. Shirley May HAILS

84 ii. James Frederick HAILS

85 iii. Ronald George HAILS

86 iv. Leslie Allen HAILS

87 v. Richard John HAILS

88 vi. David Arthur HAILS

54. Myrtle Annie HAILS. Daughter of Robert HAILS & Emma Sarah REEKS. Born 28 Aug 1914 in Coledale, NSW, AUSTRALIA. 1 Died 12 Sep 1915 in Coledale, NSW, AUSTRALIA. 2 Buried 14 Sep 1915 in Church of England Cemetery, Bulli, NSW, AUSTRALIA. 2

Myrtle died at just 15 months of heart failure as a result of broncho pneumonia, which she had for 4 days. She was buried in the General Cemetery at Bulli by the rights of the Church of England. The witnesses were F. Dellaca and her uncle George Reeks.

55. John Concord HAILS. Son of Robert HAILS & Emma Sarah REEKS. Born 2 Jul 1917 in Concord, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Occupation Labourer. Religion Church of England. Deceased.

He married Dorothy Ada SALT, 24 Mar 1939 in Rockdale, NSW, AUSTRALIA. They had the following children:

89 i. Barry John HAILS

90 ii. Beverley Ann HAILS

56. Alfred William HAILS. Son of Robert HAILS & Emma Sarah REEKS. Born 25 Oct 1918 in Concord, NSW, AUSTRALIA 1. Christen 14 Sep 1919 in Holy Trinity, Concord West, NSW, AUSTRALIA 5. Occupation Retired Textile Worker.

Alf was in the Royal Australian Navy during WWII. He was serving on the HMAS Canberra when it was lost in action off the Solomon Islands in August, 1942. Of the 816 officers and men, casualties included 10 dead of wounds; 74 missing believed killed and 109 wounded. Alf then served on the HMAS Wagga.

He first married Esther Rose Lillian RAKE, daughter of Arthur Samuel RAKE & Clara Lillian PHIBBS, 20 Jul 1935 in Marrickville, NSW, AUSTRALIA 12. Born 18 Aug 1916 in Redfern, NSW, AUSTRALIA 1. Died 21 Sep 2001 in Westmead, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Buried 26 Sept 2001 at Castlebrook Crematorium, Rouse Hill, NSW, AUSTRALIA. They were divorced 1940. Esther and the children lived at 2 Third Ave, Berala. They had the following children:

91 i. Trevor William HAILS

92 ii. Colin Frederick HAILS

He second married Lillian Mary TAPP. Died 22 May 1978 in Cabramatta, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Alf and Lily lived at Cabramatta.

He married Esther Rose Lillian RAKE again on 14 Dec 1980 in MacMasters Beach, NSW, AUSTRALIA 3.

After being reunited and living in Esther's home for some time, Alf and Esther both sold their homes and built a new home at MacMasters Beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales in 1980. They lived there up until Jan 2000 when they decided to return to Sydney and purchased a property at Pendle Hill to be nearer to their family. Esther became ill with pneumonia in July 2001 and while she recovered, she had become very frail and was discharged to a nursing home, as Alf was no longer able to care for her. Esther was again admitted to hospital in September and passed away in Westmead Hospital on 21 Sep and was cremated at Castlebrook Crematorium.

The following was published in the Sydney Morning Herald of 25 September, 2001:

HAILS, Esther Rose Lillian

Passed away peacefully on 21st September 2001. Beloved wife of Alfred, much loved mother of Trevor and Colin and mother-in-law of Heather and Carol. Loved sister of Florence, George (deceased) and June. Adored Nanna of Steven, Jeffrey, Sandie, Vicki and Joanne. Great grandma and Nanpop of eleven great grandchildren.

Aged 85 years

The relatives and friends of ESTHER are kindly invited to attend her funeral service to be conducted at Castlebrook Crematorium, Rouse Hill on Wednesday 26th September commencing at 9:30am

In The Care of

White Lady Funerals

4 East Pde, Eastwood 2122

Ph: 9874 4714

 57. Robert John HAILS. Son of Robert HAILS & Eileen MOON. Born 4 Aug 1927.

He married Rose Evelyn GUNNING, and they had the following children:

93 i. David Robert HAILS

94 ii. Ian Richard McAuley HAILS

95 iii. Peter Rodney HAILS

58. Eileen HAILS. Daughter of Robert HAILS & Eileen MOON.

She married R PETHYBRIDGE.

59. Esbert Robert James CAMPBELL. Son of Charles James CAMPBELL & Mary HAILS. Born 1903 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Died 22 Apr 1904 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Buried 23 Apr 1904 in Helensburgh Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA 14.

Esbert Robert is buried in the same grave as his sister and mother. He was aged 6 months when he died. The burial record shows his name as Edward. 52

60. Eileen Amelia CAMPBELL. Daughter of Charles James CAMPBELL & Mary HAILS. Born Sep 1911 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Died 25 Nov 1911 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39. Buried 27 Nov 1911 in Helensburgh Cemetery, NSW, AUSTRALIA 14

Eileen was just 3 months old when she died. She was buried with her mother and brother.

The children's mother was buried in the same grave nearly 60 years later. 14

61. Gavan Hails McCULLOCH. Son of Gavan McCULLOCH & Isabella HAILS. Born 3 May 1916 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 25. Died Nov 1986.

He first married Myrtle Rose OSMOND, 1940 in Marrickville, NSW, AUSTRALIA 40. Known As Rose. They had the following children:

96 i. Gavan Bruce McCULLOCH

97 ii. David John McCULLOCH

He second married Evelyn DARKE, 21 Apr 1967.

62. Dorothy Isabella McCULLOCH. Daughter of Gavan McCULLOCH & Isabella HAILS. Born Private.

She married Ronald Henry Edward MANN, son of Joseph R. MANN & Mary M., in Kogarah, NSW, AUSTRALIA 40. Born Private. They had the following children:

98 i. Cheryl Dorothy MANN

63. John HAILS. Son of John HAILS & Martha HARRIS. Born Private. Occupation Retired Personnel Officer.

He married Lorna Denise MILLARD, in Gardiner, VIC, AUSTRALIA. They had the following children:

99 i. Heather Denise HAILS

64. John Robert HAILS. Son of John HAILS & Martha HARRIS. Born 28 Mar 1929 in Armadale, Victoria, AUSTRALIA. Died 3 Feb 2002. Occupation Retired Company Director. Known As Bob.

He married Dawn Rica WATT, in Gardiner, VIC, AUSTRALIA. They had the following children:

100 i. Robert Noel HAILS

101 ii. Douglas John HAILS

102 iii. Donald Shane HAILS (Twin)

103 iv. Vernea Joy HAILS (Twin)

104 v. Moya Dawn HAILS

65. Sidney Eric SMITH. Son of Richard Stanley SMITH & Violet HAILS. Born 1915 in Helensburgh, NSW, AUSTRALIA 39.

66. Stanley SMITH. Son of Richard Stanley SMITH & Violet HAILS.

67. Freida SMITH. Daughter of Richard Stanley SMITH & Violet HAILS.

68. Patsy SMITH. Daughter of Richard Stanley SMITH & Violet HAILS.

Eighth Generation

91. Trevor William HAILS. Son of Alfred William HAILS & Esther Rose Lillian RAKE. Born in Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Occupation Carpenter, Farmer.

He married Heather Jessie McLEOD, 19 Apr 1958 in Bankstown, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Occupation Retired Clerk.

They had the following children:

143 i. Steven Trevor HAILS

144 ii. Jeffrey Colin HAILS

145 iii. Sandra Lorrayne HAILS

Trevor Hails, Heather McLeod, Caroline Martin and Colin Hails, 1958.

 92. Colin Frederick HAILS. Son of Alfred William HAILS & Esther Rose Lillian RAKE. Born 24 Dec 1939 in Merrylands, NSW, AUSTRALIA 1. Christen in Baptist Church, South Granville, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Occupation Retired Senior Technical Officer, Telstra, Previously Motor Mechanic. Known As Col. Religion Baptist.

Colin was born at 11 Baker St, Merrylands. In 1946 his mother purchased a home at 2 Third Avenue, Berala where he lived until 1963.

He married Caroline MARTIN, daughter of Robert Conway MARTIN & Helen Forrest McDOUGALL, 14 Jan 1961 in Bankstown, NSW, AUSTRALIA 3. Born 2 Apr 1941 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 1. Occupation Retired Shop Assistant, Food For Less (Woolworths). Known As Carol. Caroline migrated to Australia in 1951 with family on board the "Ormonde". Returned to Scotland in 1955 on the "Seven Seas", returning to Australia in the same year on the "Strathaird".

Carol and Colin were married at the War Memorial Presbyterian Church at Bankstown. At the time Colin was living at Berala and Carol at Riverwood. The witnesses to their marriage were Colin's brother, Trevor, and Carol's sister, June Bancroft. 3

They had the following children:

146 i. Vicki Lee HAILS

147 ii. Joanne HAILS

In 1963, Colin and Carol purchased their first home at 149 Smithfield Rd, Smithfield. They lived in the house for many years, but decided to sell once it was known that their street was to become a major highway. They sold their house in 1987 and purchased a property at 4 Bismark Rd, Northmead where they still reside.

Ninth Generation

143. Steven Trevor HAILS. Son of Trevor William HAILS & Heather Jessie McLEOD.. Occupation Truck Driver.

He married Sandra McNABB. They had one daughter:

i. Bianca Elsie Esther HAILS

He and Jenny have the following children:

i. Kyle (Twin)

ii. Joel (Twin)

iii. Lillian Rose HAILS

144. Jeffrey Colin HAILS. Son of Trevor William HAILS & Heather Jessie McLEOD. Occupation Truck Owner/ Driver.

He married Leanne SLOANE, in All Saints, Parramatta, NSW, AUSTRALIA. They had the following children:

i. Renee Louise HAILS

ii. Samantha HAILS

iii. Jenna Lea HAILS

145. Sandra Lorrayne HAILS. Daughter of Trevor William HAILS & Heather Jessie McLEOD. Occupation Animal Technician.

She married Alexander BEIRACH, in All Saints, Parramatta, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Occupation Motor Mechanic/Truck Driver. They had the following children:

i. Heather-Marie BEIRACH

ii. Ellena Jessie BEIRACH

146. Vicki Lee HAILS. Daughter of Colin Frederick HAILS & Caroline MARTIN. Born 6 May 1962 in Bankstown, NSW, AUSTRALIA 1. Occupation IT Training Manager, NSW Department of Community Services.

When Vicki was born, her parents were living in rooms at the back of 2 Third Ave, Berala the home of her paternal grandmother Esther Hails.

In 1963, Vicki moved with her parents into their new triple fronted red brick veneer house at 149 Smithfield Rd, Smithfield. Both Vicki and her sister attended Smithfield Public School. Vicki later attended Fairfield Girls High School where she completed her Higher School Certificate.

Vicki left school in 1979 and worked briefly with Australia Post before commencing work in the Public Sector as a Clerk in 1980. Vicki has continued to work in the same Department and held various administrative positions and is now employed as the Department's Information Technology Training Manager.

147. Joanne HAILS. Daughter of Colin Frederick HAILS & Caroline MARTIN. Born 15 Oct 1965 in Auburn, NSW, AUSTRALIA 1. Occupation Mother/Wife - Previously Clerk, Waterboard. Known As Jo.

She married Mark Richard KALEBIC, son of Nick KALEBIC & Margaret PEACOCK, 17 Jan 1987 in Croydon, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Born 24 Jun 1964 in Darlinghurst, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Occupation Engineer. They had the following children:

                                                                                                                                 i.            Bronte Lee KALEBIC (pictured right)

                                                                                                                               ii.            Georgia Page KALEBIC (pictured left)

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Shipping Records (Archives Office of NSW)

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NSW BDM Indexes

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Child's Birth Certificate

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Census (1841)

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Census (1851)

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Census (1861)

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Census (1871)

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Census (1881)

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St. Catherines House Indexes

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Oral History

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Memorial Card

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Sands Directory

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Land Titles Office

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1881 Census Index

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NSW Pioneers Index - Federation Series 1889-1918

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NSW Pioneers Index - Between The Wars Series 1919-1945

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Helensburgh Cemetery Records - IFHG 1997

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Research by William Miller, UK.

Reference Note 67

"200 Facts About Historic Illawarra" by Hilde J. Shaw, 1980.

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