Emily Mercy Lawrence

FatherShrubsole Lawrence Jr (c 1840-1923)
MotherMercy Hogbin (1838-1921)
Emily Mercy Lawrence
(Src: Wes Hooper)
Emily Mercy Lawrence, daughter of Shrubsole Lawrence Jr and Mercy Hogbin, was born in Margate, KentG, in 1874.1,2 She married in 1900, John Hender Hooper.3 John was born in 18674 and died in 1945.4
     In 1881 Emily was living at 50 High Street, MargateG, in the household of her parents Shrubsole and Mercy, and was recorded in the census as Emily M Lawrence, a scholar, aged seven and born in Margate.5
     In 1891 she was living at 50 High Street, MargateG, in the household of her parents Shrubsole and Mercy, and was recorded as Emily Mercy Lawrence, aged 16 and born in Margate.6
     Emily entered the Salvation Army Office Training College in 1896. She was the Salvation Army Officer at the Glastonbury Corps for a period.4
     John and Emily moved from Victoria to North Rocks, Sydney, in 1922, and established a citrus farm there. Emily travelled by train with their six chilldren. John made the journey by horse and cart, carrying their furniture and other possessions. The 900-mile trip took him three weeks. They remained on this farm until 1940 when they moved to a farm at Toongabbie, also on the then outskirts of Sydney.

Children of Emily Mercy Lawrence and John Hender Hooper

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Mar qtr 1874. Lawrence, Emily Mercy. Mother: Hogbin. Thanet. 2a:829."
  2. Census.
  3. Email from Wes Hooper to Terri Carlson, Mar 2019.
  4. Email from Wes Hooper to Chris Sackett, Mar 2019.
  5. 1881 England census, RG11, piece 985, folio 128, p. 37
    50 High St, Margate, Kent
    Shrubsole Lawrence, head, married, 40, confectioner, b. Margate
    Mercy Lawrence, wife, 42, b. Margate
    Henry W Lawrence, son, 10, scholar, b. Margate
    Emily M Lawrence, dau, 7, scholar, b. Margate
    Florence M Lawrence, dau, 2, b. Margate
    Ellen Esther Amos?, servant, unm, 20, general servant, b. Faversham.
  6. 1891 England census, RG12, piece 728, folio 27, p. 11
    50 High St, Margate, Kent
    Shrubsole Lawrence, head, married, 73, baker, b. Kent, Woodnesboro'
    Harriet Lawrence, wife, 74, b. Margate
    Shrubsole Lawrence, son, 49, baker, b. Margate
    Mercy Lawrence, dau-in-law, 50, b. Margate
    Herbert William Lawrence, gson, single, 20, b. Margate
    Emily Mercy Lawrence, gdau, 16, b. Margate
    Frances Mary Lawrence, gdau, 12, b. Margate.
    [The names Herbert, for Henry, and Frances Mary, for Florence Mabel, are puzzling. They may have been an enumeration error, or perhaps the family weree experimenting with preferred names. There is little doubt that these were the children of Shrubsole and Mercy Lawrence.]
Sackett line8th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsPhoebe Sackett descendant chart
Sackett Family Association descendants
Wes Hooper.
Last Edited27 Mar 2019

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