County Down


The Hawthorne's


Family of Thomas Henry Hawthorne and Emily Hawthorne, nee Hale.
John Hawthorne, born, Banbridge,  Dec. 12th. 1896, Killed in France 1915, John Hawthorne was not married.

Maria Florence Hawthorne, (Flo) born, Banbridge  31st. July, Banbridge, died in Lanark , Scotland 1978. Maria Florence Hawthorne married William James Kelly from Dromore in 1932, they had four children.
Raymond, William James, Phyllis and Irene.

Margaret Jane (Madge) Hawthorne, born, Banbridge 30th. Oct. 1899, died Belfast 1976. Margaret Jane Hawthorne, married Samuel Purdy from Belfast in 1925, they had five children, William, James, Leita, Marina, Irene,

Sarah Hawthorne, born, Banbridge 8th. Feb. 1903, died May 26 1954 in Bangor, Sarah Hawthorne married Reuben Cree from Bangor 1927, they had nine children, Hugh, Lily, Selina, Ruby, John, Margaret, Henry, William, and Herbert.

  Susannah (Ena) Hawthorne, born, Banbridge 12th. April 1905, died ,14th Feb. 1999 in Bangor, Susan Hawthorne married Henry Irvine from Carrickfergus in 1927, they had six children, Thomas, Lily, James, Edna, Edmond and Herbert.

Thomas Henry Hawthorne, (Tommy) born, Banbridge 27th. June 1910, died 16th. Dec.1993, Banbridge, Thomas Henry Hawthorne married Dora Crosgrove from Ballyroney, Katesbridge in 1935, Dora Hawthorne nee Crosgrove died 16th.Jan.2001. They had three children, Thomas, Iris and Dora

Herbert Hawthorne, (Herbie) born Banbridge, 22nd. May 1912, died 10th. August 1992,in Ballynahinch. Herbert Hawthorne married Nancy Orr, from Garnkirk, Lanarkshire, Scotland on 10th.August 1951, Nancy Hawthorne nee Orr died 12th Aug. 1988 in Bangor. They had one child, Allison

Edward Carson Hawthorne, (Carson) born Banbridge, 30th. May 1914, died 1st. March 2007 , married Margreta, (Greta) McDowell from Dromore in 1938, Margreta Hawthorne nee McDowell died April 1976.They had five children, Herbert, Doreen, James, Greta and Reginald.

Hawthorne Notes

Notes for Thomas Henry Hawthorne, husband of Emily Hale
Thomas Henry Hawthorne was born May 6th. 1871 in Loughbrickland, and died in Banbridge 1952, His father John Hawthorne was a linen weaver, in the 1901 census, born in Ballygowan 1845, his mothers name was Susan Hawthorne nee Hamilton, born 1850 in Belevy, Banbridge the daughter of Henry Hamilton, and Priscilla Harper, Henry Hamilton was a Blacksmith in Banbridge.   Grandfather of Thomas Henry Hawthorne was Thomas Hawthorne a weaver from Loughbrickland, born circa 1815

Thomas Henry Hawthorne joined the South Down Malitia at the early age of 17 and at the outbreak of the South African war he went with the Rifles and took part in the relief of Ladysmith, he attained the rank of sergeant, and again when war was declared in 1914 he rejoined the army and served till 1918. In that conflict he lost his eldest son John.
Two of his other sons Thomas and Carson served throughout the 1939/45 war.

On return to civil life in 1918 Thomas Henry Hawthorne, a staunch loyalist, joined the Ulster Special Constabulary and served with the force for 24 years. One of the oldest members of the Orange Order, he was associated with L. O. L. No. 123 and the Royal Black Preceptory 131 and was a past Master of both Lodges

John Hawthorne and Susan Hamilton were married in Seapatrick Church of Ireland in 1868, witnesses at John Hawthorne and Susan Hamilton's
wedding were Hugh and Essy McCormack, nee Hamilton, the Minister was Wilson George

John  Hawthorne and Susan Hawthorne nee Hamilton's family
Thomas Henry Hawthorne, born Loughbrickland, May 6th. 1871
Margaret Jane Hawthorne, born Loughbrickland, 26th. Oct. 1872
John Hawthorne, born Loughbrickland, 12th. Sept. 1874


Parents of Susan Hamilton

HAMILTON, Henry Marriage
Wife: Priscilla Harpur
Marriage Date: 26 Mar 1847 Recorded in: Banbridge, Down, Ireland
Collection: Civil Registration
Husband's Father: Henry HAMILTON
Wife's Father: John Harpur

In the 1863 Valuation of Tenements for Seapatrick, Henry Hamilton rented a house, forge and small garden from Olivia Crawford

 Parents of  Emily Selina Hale, wife of Thomas Henry Hawthorne

St. John Hale married Mary Crossey, 3rd. Feb. 1854 in Seapatrick, Banbridge,   St. John Hales father was Richard Hale, Mary Crosseys father was John Crossey.

Family of St. John Hale and Mary Crossey

St. John.(Sinjon) Hale, born 1855
Sarah Jane Hale, born 1856
Margaret Hale, born 1860
Catherine Hale, born 1864
Maria Hale, born 18th. Aug 1868
Anna Maria Hale, born 8th. Aug. 1871
Emily Selina Hale, born Dec. 2nd. 1875

Parents & family of Emily Selina Hale

In the 1901census of Ireland Residents of the house 67 Scarva St. Banbridge

Emily Hawthorne, age 25, head of family
Florence Hawthorne, daughter, age 2.
Maggie Hawthorne, daughter, age 1
Mary Hale, nee Crossey, mother, age 54,(This age was a mistake Mary Hale died Dec.1908, age 80 years) widow, wife of St. John. (Sinjon) Hale

In the 1911 Banbridge census at 48 Reilly St.

Thomas Henry Hawthorne, head, age 38, Stoker in Gasworks
Emily Hawthorne, wife, age 36
John Hawthorne, son, age 14, Baker
Maria Florence, daughter, age 12, Scholar
Margaret Jane Hawthorne, daughter, age 11, Scholar
Sarah Hawthorne, daughter, age 8, Scholar
Susannah Hawthorne, daughter, age 6, Scholar
Thomas Henry Hawthorne, son, age 9 Months

In the 1901 census, residents of the house at 2 Meeting House road, Banbridge

John Hawthorne, linen weaver, age 45, Presbyterian, married, born Ballygowan
Susanna, wife, age 55, born Belevy, Banbridge
Margaret Jane, daughter, age 26, Linen drawer, born Ballygowan, single
John Hawthorne, son, age 24, single, linen weaver
John Hawthorne, grandson, age 4
Lizzie McCullough, boarder, age 12

In the 1911 Banbridge census, residents of the house at 6 Meeting House road

John Hawthorne, weaver,  widower, age 58, father of Thomas Henry Hawthorne
Margaret Jane Hawthorne, daughter, age 36, Drawer in
John Hawthorne, son, age 34, weaver

In the 1901 Banbridge census, residents of the house at 24 in Kilpike, Banbridge

Frank Hale, head, age 65, farmer,
Elizabeth Hale, wife, age 60
Mary Ann, daughter, age 30
Hamilton Hale, son, age 22, millwright


Taken from  headstones in Seapatrick Church graveyard

HALE. Three polished granite headstones in a low railed enclosure, family burying ground of Richard Hale, Drumnavaddy, who died 7th.May 1875 aged 80 years, and his wife Jane Hale who died in 1865 aged 68 years. Also of their children. William Hale, born 17th. January, 1829 died 16th.March 1881,Nancy, his wife, born 24th.April 1828, died 2nd. Sept. 1875. St.John Hale born in 1831, died January 1899. Mary his wife died December 1908 aged 80 years. Richard Hale, born 9th. March 1841, died 28th. april 1906, His wife Mary born 31st. May 1840, died 22nd. Sept. 1924. Francis Hale, died 30th. Dec. 1924 age 92 years. Elizabeth, his wife, died 8th. Jan. 1908, aged 74 years.


James, son of Francis Hale, died 18th.May 1938. His wife Mary Hale, died 18th. December 1957. William son of Francis and Elizabeth Hale, died 18th. April 1945 aged 74 years. Also their daughter Elizabeth died in infancy. Hamilton, son of Francis and Elizabeth Hale, died 12th. April 1951 aged 73 years, Also his wife Annie died 19th. Oct. 1966 aged 88 years. Francis, son of Francis and Elizabeth Hale died 17th. July 1961 age 100 years. Also his wife Francis Ann died 19th.April 1960 age 82 years


Taken from a tombstone in Seapatrick Graveyard

Richard Hale born 1795, Drumnavaddy, died 7th. May 1875 age 80, married Jane Renshaw ,born 1796, died 1865 age 68,

Family of Richard & Jane

William Hale, born 17th. Jan. 1829, died 16th. March 1881

St. John Hale, born 1831, died Jan. 1899, Mary Crossey his wife died Dec. 1908 age 80.

Richard Hale, born 9th. March 1841, died 28th. April 1906, Mary his wife born 31st May 1840 died 22nd Sept. 1924

Francis Hale, born 1832, died 30th. Dec 1924 age 92. Elizabeth McSpadden his wife died 8th., Jan.1908 age 74.



James son of Francis Hale, died 18th. May 1938, his wife Mary Hale died 18th Dec 1957.
William son of Francis and Elizabeth Hale died 18th. April 1945 age 74. their daughter Elizabeth, died in infancy. Hamilton, son of Francis and Elizabeth Hale died 12th. April 1951 age 73. His wife Annie died 19th. Oct. 1966 age 88, Francis, son of Francis and Elizabeth Hale, died 17th. July 1961 age 100, also his wife Francis Ann, died 19th. April 1960

Notes on the Hale family

There is a connection with the Hamilton Hale Sr. who was granted land at Drummond, Banbridge and farmed land at Drumnavaddy. The Christian name Hamilton has come up in my grandmother, Emily Selina Hales family, also her grandfather was Richard Hale from Drumnavaddy.

Hamilton Hale, born 1788, died 27th. May1881 at Scarva Hill, Banbridge

Comments: BIOGRAPHY: Hamilton Hale Sr. was descended in direct line from Richard Hale who was granted land at Drummond, Banbridge for his services at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. the Dungannon Hales are a junior branch of the family.
He farmed 6 or 7 acres at Drumnavady. This information was given by Robin Slowe, who is also researching the Hale ancestors, Robins email address is,

It has been pointed out to me by Alison Guy, Herbie Hawthorne's daughter, that Hamilton Hale son of Francis and Elizabeth Hale who died 12th. April 1951, signed the Ulster Covenant along with Thomas Henry Hawthorne, Emily Hawthorne nee Hale also signed the Covenant

Hawthorne Photographs

Thomas Henry Hawthorne,1 and his son Tommy 2

R.B.P.131, Banbridge, September 1936

1950's ?

Herby Hawthorne son of Carson & Greta Hawthorne & Iris Hawthorne, daughter of Tommy & Dora Hawthorne

Thomas Henry Hawthorne & son John, John was killed in France 1915, age 18

A link describing the battle in which John Hawthorne was killed,


John Hawthorne, Husband of Susan Hawthorne, nee Hamilton, parents of Thomas Henry Hawthorne

The family at Edinderry Park Banbridge.

Back Row, L to R. Florence  Monk, Nancy Hawthorne, Greta Hawthorne, Florence Kelly, Margaret Cree, Madge Purdy.

Middle Row, L. to R. Samuel Cantley, Doreen Hawthorne, Doris Hawthorne, Selina Cree.

Front Row, L. to R. Dora Hawthorne, Robin Lindsay

Tommy Hawthorne, Ballyedmund Camp, 1949

William James Kelly (Billy) (Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers) and Florence (Flo) Kelly, nee Hawthorne

Getting ready for the walk, 1 Tommy Hawthorne, 2 Young Tom, 3 Billy Quail


Tommy Hawthorne, son of Thomas Henry & Emily Hawthorne, husband of Dora Hawthorne, nee Crosgrove

Emily Hawthorne, Selina Cree, Iris Hawthorne, Doris Hawthorne and Robin Lindsay in the pram


Herbert (Herby) Hawthorne, son of Thomas Henry & Emily Hawthorne, husband of Nancy Hawthorne, nee Orr.

Craig Guy, grandson of Herby Hawthorne & Nancy Hawthorne, nee Orr, Charity match, Glasgow Rangers

  Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Carson Hawthorne,1,  husband of Greta Hawthorne, nee McDowell, & Billy Kelly,2,  husband of Florence Kelly, nee Hawthorne, Ballykinler, 1940's

L. To R. Herby Hawthorne, Harry Irvine, Carson Hawthorne, Reuben Cree, Billy Kelly and Tommy Hawthorne

Carson Hawthorne

The wedding of Samuel Cantley and Doreen Hawthorne, daughter of Carson & Greta Hawthorne.

Emily Hawthorne and Raymond Kelly

Grandmother Emily Hawthorne, Raymond and his mother, Florence Kelly, nee Hawthorne

Iris Percy, nee Hawthorne, me and Cathie, Benidorm

Harry Irvine and Enid Irvine, nee Hawthorne.

Jim Hawthorne, son of Carson and Greta Hawthorne, with his wife Mary Hawthorne, nee Bain

Herbert (Herby) Hawthorne and his father, Carson Hawthorne

Tommy Hawthorne, Sen. and daughter Dora

Herbert, (Herby) Hawthorne and mother Emily Hawthorne

Iris Percy, nee Hawthorne, Lily Irvine, Kathleen Irvine, Edmund Irvine's wife, Enid Irvine, nee Hawthorne, and Edmund Irvine

King Street Bangor, Coronation Day, Far right, Nancy Hawthorne with baby

Emily Hawthorne, wife of Thomas Henry Hawthorne, 80th. birthday

Herby Hawthorne, Husband of Nancy Hawthorne

Herby Hawthorne, Husband of Nancy Hawthorne

Selina Cree, Carson Hawthorne, Eva Giffin

A young Herby Hawthorne, son of Thomas Henry and Emily Hawthorne

Aggie Darragh, Thomas Henry Hawthorne and Selina Cree, at factory

Selina Cree, Enid Irvine, Elizabeth Cree, Ruby Cree.

Carson & Greta's family

Back row, L to R. Herby,son, Greta, (mother), Emily Hawthorne, Greta (daughter), Carson, (father)

Reggie and Doreen

Emily Hawthorne and young Tom Hawthorne,

Herby Hawthorne and his brother Reggie

Trevor Hawthorne and son, Orange Hall Banbridge.

Herby Hawthorne, Irene Allan, nee Kelly and Nancy Hawthorne

Ian Guy, Adam Guy and Alison Hawthorne Guy

Iris Hawthorne, Henry Irvine (Harry), Enid Irvine

Jim and Mary Hawthornes family

Carson Hawthorne, (far right)

Herby Hawthorne,1. Carson Hawthorne, 2

Herby Hawthorne, middle

Herby Hawthorne,1, Carson Hawthorne, 2

Back Row, L. to R. Herby Hawthorne
Front Row, L. to R. Carson Hawthorne, 4

Carson Hawthorne, Back Row, Centre