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Francis Hocking

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Francis Hocking (1817-1887) of Manor Iron Works and later of Manor Iron Works, Victoria, Australia

1817 Born in Penzance the son of William Hocking

30 Nov 1839 November 30th. Married in Penzance to Jane Wilson

1851 Living at 11 Manor Street, Chelsea: Francis Hocking (age 33 born Penzance), Smith employing 4 men. With his wife Jane Hocking (age 33 born Penzance) and their four children; Elizabeth A. Hocking (age 11 born Penzance); William H. Hocking (age 9 born Penzance); John F. Hocking (age 6 born Chelsea); and George Hocking (age 3 Born Chelsea). Also at 11 Manor Street are listed Mary (presumably Henry) McColley (age 25 born Redruth), Iron Moulder employing 5 men and four boys, and his wife; and William Watt (age 48 born Phillack), Moulder with his wife and four children.[1]

1855 Emigrated - Unassisted Passengers on ship 'Asia': Francis Hocking aged 35; Jane aged 36; Elizabeth aged 13; William aged 12; John aged 9; George aged 7.

1860 By this date he was resident in Melbourne

1886 His son John Francis Hocking age 40, was hit by a train and died instantly when running to catch it with his brother.[2]

1887 April 29th. Died in Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and buried in Melbourne General Cemetery

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