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Ray Hawkes

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Signed 23 May 2017 | 40,920 contributions | 923 thank-yous | 3,093 connections
Ray G. Hawkes
Born 1960s.
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Biography

Ray Hawkes spent 30 years working in the IT industry and is now retired. He enjoys the intellectual challenge of trying to discover the histories of family members long past from the available records and learning about the histories of the places where they lived and worked.

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  • First-hand information. Entered by Ray Hawkes at registration.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Ray Hawkes and his second cousin. Their most-recent common ancestors are their great grandparents, Frank Westwood and Maggie Knowles. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 2nd Cousins, based on sharing 239 cM across 13 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Ray Hawkes and his third cousin. Their most-recent common ancestors are their great great grandparents, John Wilson and Elizabeth Poynter. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd Cousins, based on sharing 137 cM across 5 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Ray Hawkes and his third cousin. Their most-recent common ancestors are their great great grandparents, Edwin James Cushion and Emma Grubb. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd Cousins, based on sharing 175 cM across 8 segments.

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  • Ray Hawkes: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup R-M198, FTDNA kit #IN122388
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Hi Ray,

I sent you a message a while ago as part of the England Project's annual check-in with project members. I haven't heard back from you. I hope you are well.

If you could send me a quick message to confirm whether you are still interested in the project and wish to remain an active member, that would be great. We ask all project members to reply to our annual check-in as a requirement of membership.

Thank you again for your contributions towards the England Project's goals!

Maddy, on behalf of the England Project leadership

posted by Maddy Hardman
Hi Maddy, I have been away on holiday from the start of June so haven't been able to do much this month.

My circumstances are unchanged, I am usually able to spare a few days a months to work on WikiTree profiles, either creating new profiles of distant relations or reviewing and improving profiles I previously created or ones I come across that need work.

posted by Ray Hawkes
Hi Ray, thanks for getting back to me. Hope you have been having a good break! Thank you again for everything you are doing to improve our combined tree,

Best regards,

Maddy

posted by Maddy Hardman
Hi Ray,

Thank you for contributing towards the goals of the England Project! Over the past year, a staggering amount has been done to improve English profiles on WikiTree and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

The England Project leadership like to check in with all our project members at least once a year. Are you happy to stay in your current project team/s? Or is there another team you would like to join or become more active in?

Please reply to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you. Please also let us know if you have other feedback about the direction of the project.

Many thanks!

Maddy, on behalf of the England Project leadership

posted by Maddy Hardman
Hi Ray,

Thank you for your commitment to the England Project and its goals in 2023! Together we are making English WikiTree profiles the best they can be!

I'd like to share our end-of-year 2023 Newsletter. You can read it here: England Project Newsletters. We hope you enjoy reading about what we have achieved in 2023!

On behalf of all the England Project Leaders, we wish you a peaceful, productive and enjoyable 2024!

Best wishes,

Ian, England Project Leader

posted by I. Speed
Dear Ray,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for your commitment to the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve English profiles!

The England Project Leaders like to touch base with each of our members periodically to make sure everything is going well. This is our formal annual check-in with you.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Would you like to join any other teams?

Also, we would really like to hear which team is currently your highest priority. If you are a member of more than one team, could you please rank them from highest priority to lowest? Thank you! If you don’t see yourself as being part of a team, please let us know.

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message.

On behalf of all the Leaders, thank you again for all you do and we look forward to you continuing to be a part of our collaborative and fun Project!

Kind regards,

Elizabeth, England Project Leader

Dear Ray,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve English profiles!

I'd also like to share our annual Newsletter with you. You can read it here: England Project Newsletters. We hope you enjoy reading a bit about what has gone on in 2022 and what our Project has achieved.

The England Project Leaders like to touch base with each of our members every 6 months just to make sure everything is going well. There's no need to reply to this message unless you have something you'd like to let us know about (e.g. if you would like to change your team choices or provide other feedback). We will be in touch with you again in the middle of next year when we do our annual check-in with project members.

On behalf of all the Leaders, I wish you a peaceful and productive 2023.

Best wishes,

Maddy, England Project Leader

posted by Maddy Hardman
Hi Ray,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals over the past year. Every English profile we improve helps!

The England Project Leaders are currently doing our six-monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message.

Many thanks!

Joan, England Project Leader

Hi Joan, my response is pretty much the same as the last check-in. I don't have as much time as in the past to spend on WikiTree so I am mainly reviewing profiles I previously created to improve them if I can find new information and add missing children and spouses and connect them to the tree if possible.

My main suggestion for the project is to focus on making big improvements to the many truly bad profiles that were uploaded in the early days and have never been improved instead of making small pedantic changes to profiles that are generally pretty good. I have often seen changes where someone in the project has added "United Kingdom" to the end of a place name or changed a Findagrave macro to a longer citation and I wonder why so much time is being wasted on these things when there are so many profiles that really need proper research and bio writing.

Ray

posted by Ray Hawkes
Hi Ray,

Thank you for getting back to me. It does not matter is you cannot do a great deal. Every little bit helps.

I do agree with you that it would be good if everyone worked to really improve profiles, but we cannot make them do it. All we can do is encourage them. Most of the teams in the England Project are aimed at making profiles better and its what our gedcom team does all the time. At present we are in the process of forming an Unknowns Team with the aim of finding the names of the many Unknowns on WikiTree and trying to source them better and write biographies.

Thank you for all you do on WikiTree, especially for the England Project.

Regards Joan

Hi Ray,

May I add a link to your Descendants of Andrew Kernohan genealogy page to the research section of the Kernohan One Name Study. I think it will help a lot of researchers. Thanks, Eleanor Colson

Hi Ray,

I have just been looking at the Westwood branch of your family. I am convinced that they are somehow related to the Westwood's that appear in my husbands line. Unfortunately I cannot find any evidence to make a proper link. Please have a look at the profile of Thomas Corbett. I think Mary, the mother of Timothy Westwood might be the sister of Thomas Westwood. I cannot find any proof. Let me know what you think.

Joan

posted by Joan (Williams) Whitaker
edited by Joan (Williams) Whitaker
Hi Joan

Thanks for getting in touch. It is an interesting theory, but the reason I haven't added Mary Westwood to WikiTree is I know nothing definite about her. She was clearly residing at Tipton in 1807 when her son was baptised but that is all we know. Assuming she was aged between 17 and 27 when he was baptised that means she was born between 1780 and 1790. There were at least 14 Mary Westwoods baptised in Staffordshire not far from Tipton between 1780 and 1790 (none in Tipton) and she could be any of them. By the way, in the profile for your Thomas Westwood you state he was born in 1780 but you don't know that. He married in 1805 and 25 is a reasonable estimate of age at marriage but he could have been born any time between 1760 and 1788. There are no baptisms of a Thomas Westwood at Tipton in that period but there were more than 15 in other nearby Staffordshire parishes and he could be any of those. Unfortunately Westwood is a common name in that part of Staffordshire and it is very difficult to separate the families before the 1820s.

Ray

posted by Ray Hawkes
Hi Joan, I have finally got round to investigating your Westwood question.

You have the wrong 1901 census return for your Thomas Corbett son of Luke. In the 1901 census he was still living at home with his parents. You are correct that his grandmother was a Westwood but I cannot find a connection to my Westwoods. The Thomas Corbett found in the 1901 census with Cornelius Westwood was born in 1889 to Thomas Corbett and Harriet Grice but I haven't yet worked out how they are connected to my Westwoods.

posted by Ray Hawkes

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