Ann HAMMONDS , 1821–1869 (aged 48 years)
On board the "Oriental" with son James as assisted migrants.
Deborah Macfarlane has written:
"This information was provided to me by my mother's cousin, Fay Blackwell, who researched the Hookway family in the 1980s. Ann was born about 1820. Information provided on arrival in the country (ship's records etc.) states that she was a farm servant from Kinsland Herefordshire and couldn't read or write. She had no relations in the colony and her health was good at the time. She was paid one pound from immigration board on arrival in the colony on the 17th April 1850 on the "Oriental". William and Ann lived in Hunter Street (Now Buchanan Street), Merewether (see William). THey had a second son, George, born at Maitland Gaol during a Maitland Flood in 1856. After Albert was born in 1860, Ann became unwell and died on 8 November 1869 aged 48. She was buried in Newcastle Cathedral grounds (Film 205 reg. no. 6905154) (NCLE Library photo of grave in the Cathedral Cemetery No. 109). One brother, Edmund came to Australia. His daughter was "Aunty Mary Lund", born about 1864, and her daughter was "Aunty Lena Anderson, born 8 July 1898 died 1990) who both lived in Stockton. After Ann died, William sent to England for his niece, Elizabeth TUcker' to come and 'keep house' for him and care for Albert who was then only nine years old. She was born in 1852-3. After Albert's death, she became the owner of the family home in Patrick Street. When she married, she lived there until she died on 28 April 1936. She was "Granny Taylor" to Albert's family."