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Ray Hawkes

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Ray G. Hawkes
Born 1960s.
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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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Hello Ray

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. Thank you for your work on English Profiles and your work in the Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Categories teams.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice, or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the Project Leaders for everything you do.


posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
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.


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.


posted by Ray Hawkes
Hi Ray,

The England Project Leaders check-in with the members every six months to see how people are getting on. How are you doing? I notice you've dropped out of the Orphan Trail. Is there a particular reason for this? I'd love to have your feedback.

One requirement for membership in the project is that you contribute to a team at least once every six months. Are you willing to rejoin the Trail or would you prefer to leave the project for now and focus on other things? If you do the latter you'd be most welcome to rejoin later on.

Please respond to me via e-mail.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

Please see my response to your comment on the page of Edward Pennington. Thanks!
posted by Allen McGrew
Hi Ray, I noticed that you recently created John Archdale which is a pre-1700 profile. You may find it useful to review the Pre-1700 Help page, specifically regarding citing a reliable source when you create a pre-1700 profile. Please could you add a source to that profile as soon as convenient. Thanks so much!
posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi Ray,

Thanks for your note on the profile of William Penn regarding his children. We welcome members to make sourced changes to the profile.

Debi ~ co-leader of the Friends (Quakers) Project

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Ray, every contribution to WikiTree improves the quality of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks you for all your efforts by making more than 1,000 contributions during the month of September.

Pippin Sheppard

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posted by Pip Sheppard
Ray, every one of your more than 1000 contributions for the month of August 2009 adds to the improvement of our Shared Tree. Thanks so much for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

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posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Ray!

The Appreciation Team thanks you for all for your hard work for reaching 1000+ contributions for the month July 2019. Onward and upward!

Pip Sheppard

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posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Ray!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Ray, Good to see you, hope you return. You have this JOhn McManus but I see you didn't list the McManus surname as one you study.

We have a long line back to 1700 and before in Antrim, proved. Wondering if you are interested? Patience is a virtue, wikitree is wonderful but needs perseverance :) Barb

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