Descendants of William Kettley Hockley
by Denis Hockley

William Kettley Hockley was born 20.1.1843 and baptised at St Anne's Ryde on 12.2.1843.  He married Elizabeth Woolley, widow, at the registrar's office Marrickville on 20.1.1893.  She was the daughter of the Welsh convict, Edward Price, born Aberrhiuw, Montgomeryshire and Catherine Collins nee Brogan born Galway, Ireland.  She was born in the gold mining town of Sofala, NSW.  Both of them died in Orange in the 1920's although George's WW1 army pay books show his father's address as Glenreagh, North Coast and his mother's as Marrickville, Sydney.  This shows his father continued to work for the NSW railways during the manpower shortage at home during the great war when the Coff's Harbour - Grafton line was being built.
1. Ephraim William (k/a Bill) Hockley born 5.8.1883 at Cooronbong NSW, who married Minnie Elizabeth Garner.
2. Arthur Phillip Hockley was born on 17.11.1888 at Bacchus Marsh, VIC. and served with the 38th Bn. in WW1.
3.Minnie Isabel Hockley born in Sydney in about 1890 and married to William Norman Biddles (k/a Norm).
4.Eleanor Catherine Hockley born 13.12.1892 at the Railway Camp Marrickville who married Charles Alfred Hensley (k/a Alf).
5. George Edmund Hockley (registered as Edward George ) was born on 1.11.1894 at the Railway Camp Wardell  road, Marrickville, NSW. He married Florence Maud Emily Bennett on 9.4.1921 at St Silas CofE Waterloo after returning home from service in WW1 with the 13th Bn.
1. Elizabeth Maud Hockley married to Clifford Alexander Shaw
2. Joyce Hockley married to Roy Allen West
3. Mavis Hockley married to Walter William Gordon.
4. Denis George Hockley married to Gillian Carter, born Methley, West Yorkshire.
1. Phillip William George Hockley
2. Emma Anne Elizabeth Hockley

Newspaper  article about Ephraim Hockley's conviction courtesy of Denis Hockley (March 2001):
Cambridge Independent Press
Saturday, 17th March, 1832 (Page 7)

Denis Hockley
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Hockley Family History
Updated:  November 3, 2002