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Name: Julia Hawks

Burial Number: 0859

Gender: Female

Distinction: Born in Madras, India

Born: 00/00/1838

Died: 24/03/1917

Buried: 27/03/1917


Julia Harriet Bate was born in 1838 in Madras, India, she was the daughter of Lieutenant William Bate, 57th Regiment, later Captain. Julia, 19yrs, married Thomas Spence Hawks, 29yrs, on 26th August 1857 in Rangoon, West Bengal, India. Over the next 20yrs, Thomas and Harriet had 11 children, 1 son died in infancy.

Thomas and Julia returned to England c1880 and lived in Beckenham, Kent, in 1891 they lived in Cheltenham, Gloucester, and in 1901 they were in Guildford, Surrey; at some point Thomas and Julia moved to Worthing, Sussex, where they lived at Holcombe House, Heene Road. Thomas died on 2nd December 1905, aged 76yrs.

Julia was living at St. Vincent’s, Rowlands Road, Worthing, at the time of her death, on 24th March 1917, aged 79yrs. Probate was granted to Edward Percy Smythe, solicitor, effects, £469 4s 1d. Value 2021 – £ 34K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 2 Plot: 15

Exact Location (what3words): bucks.stuff.waters

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



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In ever loving memory of General Thomas Spence Hawks H.M. Indian Army died Dec 2nd 1905 aged 76

Further Information


Name: Julia Harriet Hawks

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1838

Town: Madras

County: Unknown

Country: India


Maiden Name:Bate

Marriage Date: 26/08/1857

Spouse First Name: Thomas

Spouse Second Name: Spence

Spouse Last Name: Hawks

Town of Marriage: Rangoon

County of Marriage: Bengal

Country of Marriage: India

Information at Death

Date of Death: 24/03/1917

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: St. Vincents

Address line 3: Rowlands Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £469 4 s 1 d

Current value of effects: £34000

Census Information


Living at St. Ronan’s, Beckenham, Kent. Thomas S. Hawks, 52yrs, Army Colonel, wife, Julia H. 43yrs, Edward, 21yrs, Solicitor’s Articled Clerk, Jane, 16yrs, Annie, 15yrs, Alice, 13yrs, Clara, 11yrs, Frederick, 10yrs, Jessica, 4yrs, Emily, 2yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Montpellier Grove, Cheltenham, Gloucester. Thomas Spence Hawks, 62yrs, Lt. General, H.M. Army, wife, Julia, 53yrs, Annie 25yrs, Margaret 23yrs, Clara 21yrs, George 16yrs, Jessie 14yrs, Emily 12yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at St. Ronan’s, Edgeborough Road, Guildford, Surrey. Thomas Hawks, 72yrs, General, Indian Army, Staff Corps, Julia, 63yrs, Annie, 35yrs, Alice, 33yrs, Emily, 22yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.

Miscellaneous Information

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