Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – John Hooton

This week I am featuring articles for my ex-husband’s 3x great grandfather, John Hooton.

John Hooton, his wife Eliza, and son Henry had travelled to Australia on the “John Bull”, arriving in Port Phillip in January 1840.  The first article I am featuring is about the arrival of the “John Bull”.

Arrival of the John Bull
Domestic Intelligence. (1840, January 22). Port Philip Gazette (Vic. : 1838 – 1845), p. 3. Retrieved June 27, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225007061

John Hooton served as a juror in 1847

Larceny Joseph Hodges and Mary Anne Hodges
JUDICIAL INTELLIGENCE. (1847, October 16). Port Philip Gazette and Settler’s Journal (Vic. : 1845 – 1850), p. 2. Retrieved June 27, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223151121

And again in 1848.

Supreme court
SUPREME COURT. (1848, October 19). The Melbourne Daily News and Port Phillip Patriot (Vic. : 1848), p. 3. Retrieved June 27, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225693539

In 1850, John was one of those who proposed that Collingwood be made an independent Ward of the City.

2017-06-27 John Hooton Collingwood Ward top

To William Kerr Esq
Advertising (1850, May 16). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 2. Retrieved June 27, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4771564

This following article details the location of land John owned.

Transfer of Land Statute
Advertising (1871, March 16). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 1. Retrieved June 27, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203015447

I couldn’t find a death notice for John, but I did find an article where Probate of John’s estate was granted.

John Hooton Probate
PROBATES AND LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION. (1887, September 24). Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 – 1918), p. 30. Retrieved June 27, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196495585

I also found the death notice for his wife Eliza.

Eliza Hooton death notice
Family Notices (1888, September 24). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 3. Retrieved June 27, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196003919

Her death notice was also in The Leader on Sat 29 Sep 1888.

Background of featured image is from Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/new?photo=T8-kfC8W4b8 Photo by Samara Doole

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