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Jane (Hockridge) Martin (1822 - 1855)

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Jane Martin formerly Hockridge
Born in Kilkhampton, Cornwall, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 29 Dec 1842 in Kilkhampton, Cornwall, Englandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Geelong, Victoria, Australiamap
Profile last modified 16 Sep 2019 | Created 1 Aug 2019 | Last significant change: 16 Sep 2019
00:24: Dave Roberts edited the Biography for Jane (Hockridge) Martin (1822-1855). [Thank Dave for this]
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Jane (Hockridge) Martin migrated from UK to Australia.
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Jane Hockridge was born about 1822 and baptised on 28th July 1822 at Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England. She was the daughter of William Hockridge and Jane Gilbert. [1]

Jane appeared in the 1841 UK Census living at Kilkhampton, Cornwall.

William HockridgeMale65Cornwall
Jane HockridgeFemale50Cornwall
Elizabeth HockridgeFemale35Cornwall
Jane HockridgeFemale15Cornwall
Fanny HockridgeFemale7Cornwall

Jane Hockridge married William Martin on 29th December 1842 at Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England.[3]

Jane and William Martin had at least one child in England:

  1. Ann Martin b. 1844

The family was living at Kilkhampton, Cornwall in 1851.

1851 UK Census
William MartinHeadMale28Kilkhampton, Cornwall
Jane MartinWifeFemale28Kilkhampton, Cornwall
Ann MartinDaughterFemale7Kilkhampton, Cornwall
Thomas HockridgeAprenticeMale21Kilkhampton, Cornwall

The family migrated from England to Victoria, Australia on the ship "Nestor", a small sailing ship of 458 tons. They departed on 21st May and arrived 118 days later on 16th September 1854. The family consisted of William Martin(31), his wife Jane(31) and their daughter Ann(10). They were joined on the journey by Jane's sister Mary(44), her husband Thomas Heard(44) and children; John (24) and his wife Ann(26), Mary (22), Elizabeth (17), Eliza (16), William (14), Lewis (11), Thomas (7), and Emma (3) and the Gist family; Thomas(19), Grace(nee Heard)(20) and their baby Oceana(1).[5][6]

Jane and William Martin had at least one child in Australia:

  1. Thomas Martin b. 1855 and d. 1855

Jane Martin died in 1855, aged 32, at Geelong, Victoria, Australia.[7] She was buried in the Geelong East Cemetery, Victoria, plot EAS-UNK-X-325-X.[8]


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch [1], Jane Hockridge, 28 Jul 1822; citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 897,356. Accessed 28 Jul 2019.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch [2], Jane Hockridge in household of William Hockridge, Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast [3]; citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey. Accessed 28 Jul 2019.
  3. "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch [4], William Martin and Jane Hockridge, 29 Dec 1842; citing Marriage, Cornwall, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Cornwall Records Office, Truro. Accessed 31 Jul 2019.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch [5], William Martin, Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England; citing Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England, p. 11, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast [6]; citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey. Accessed 1 Aug 2019.
  5. Assisted Passenger Lists, Public Record Office of Victoria, (1839-1871) Record Series Number (VPRS): 14; [7] Accessed 17 Aug 2019.
  6. Return of Ships and Emigrants dispatched by Public Funds to Victoria, in 1854, 1855, and up to the 31st March 1856; shipslist website; [8] Accessed 19 Aug 2019.
  7. Vic BDM Index Deaths 1855/4824 Jane Martin, age 32, William Hockridge(F), Jane Unknown(M), born Cornwall, spouse at death William Martin; [9] Accessed 31 July 2019.
  8. Find A Grave, database and images [10] accessed 01 August 2019, memorial page for Jane Martin (unknown–1 Aug 1855), Find A Grave: Memorial #164469790, citing Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Geelong, Greater Geelong City, Victoria, Australia ; Maintained by Ron M (contributor 48458376).

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