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William Hocking
(ca. 1786-After 1851)
Jennifer Jane Brown
William Hocking
Sarah Johns

Ezekiel Hocking


Family Links

1. Mary Anne Trestrail

Ezekiel Hocking

  • Born: 24 Jul 1836, Redruth, Cornwall, England
  • Christened: 31 Oct 1836, Redruth, Cornwall, England
  • Marriage (1): Mary Anne Trestrail on 31 Aug 1857 in Redruth, Cornwall, England
  • Died: 25 Apr 1887, Harrietville, Victoria, Australia at age 50
  • Buried: 27 Apr 1887, Harrietville Cemetery, Harrietville, Victoria, Australia

bullet   Cause of his death was Miners Asthma, 5 years.

bullet   Another name for Ezekiel was Zake.


bullet  General Notes:

Ezekiel and Mary Ann emigrated to South Australia on the Caucasian a three masted Barque of 536 tons under the command of Capt. W.A. Davidson. She had been built in 1851. She set sail from Southampton on the 10th September 1857, arriving at Port Adelaide on the 26th December 1857. Six weeks into the voyage, Mary Ann gave birth to their first son, John. They had only been married for about 3 months.. Ezekiel is recorded as a Miner on the shipping record.

Many of his family members, including his parents, followed in April of 1858.

A family story tells of the time that Ezekiel Hocking's daughter Elizabeth was born Zake was so thrilled at the birth of a daughter that he celebrated a little over-well at the pub. When he was having some difficulty making it home he met John Bromley and asked his assistance. Bromley agreed on conditon that Zake sign the pledge which he dutifully did. Source: Gold at Harrietville by Brian Lloyd

According to his death certificate he had spent 4 years in South Australia and 25 years in Victoria, indicating that he moved to Victoria soon after William John was born.

His & Mary Anne's grave is adjacent to that for their son Ezekiel Jnr. Their Memorial stone reads:
Erected by / MARY ANNE HOCKING / in loving memory of her husband / EZEKIEL HOCKING / who died 25th April 1887 aged 51 / also our son / STEPHEN / aged 5 years / and daughter / MARY / aged 8 months / "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord" / ALSO / MARY ANNE HOCKING / who died 18th July 1929 aged 94


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a Miner.

He worked as a Miner when Frederick was born on 3 Mar 1864 in Morses Creek now, Bright, , Victoria, Australia.

He worked as a Miner at the time of his death on 25 Apr 1887 in Harrietville, Victoria, Australia.


Ezekiel married Mary Anne Trestrail, daughter of John Trestrail and Mary Ann Andrews, on 31 Aug 1857 in Redruth, Cornwall, England. (Mary Anne Trestrail was born circa Dec 1835 in Redruth, Cornwall, England, christened on 4 Jan 1836 in Redruth, Cornwall, England, died on 18 Jul 1929 in 7 Hawksburn Rd, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia and was buried on 22 Jul 1929 in Harrietville Cemetery, Harrietville, Victoria, Australia.). The cause of her death was Senile Decay, Heart Failure.

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