Coralie Hannah Lucy Fookes1,2

#40, (28 January 1877-12 September 1969)
FatherRev. Henry Samuel Cox Fookes (11 Jan 1848-9 Feb 1924)
MotherJane Maria Murray (6 Sep 1850-22 Aug 1903)
Last Edited1 Sep 2022
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Coralie Hannah Lucy Fooks
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Coralie was born at Trafalger on Sunday, 28 January 1877 at the small Tasmanian town of Evandale.1,3 She was the daughter of Rev. Henry Samuel Cox Fookes and Jane Maria Murray. She presumably lived with her parents at Waratah, Tasmania, in 1890.4

Her mother died 22 August 1903 at the age of 52. Coralie was aged 26 when this happened.5

She may have attended the wedding of her sister in the marriage of Charles Leigh Clare Nicholson and Louise Augusta Fookes in a Church of England ceremony at St. Martin's Church on Sunday, 8 December 1907 at Queenstown, Tasmania. Louise and Charles went on to have three children together.6
St Martin's, Queenstown (rear)
Source: National Library of Australia

She married Alfred Wells Ashcroft, at Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday, 15 November 1910 at Launceston, Tasmania. She was 33 and her husband Alfred was 41..7,8

Her husband Alfred died 3 February 1913 at the age of 43, leaving her a widow at age 36.

Coralie emigrated her young son from Australia circa 1914.9 Coralie arrived at New Zealand circa 1914.9
Some of the extended family posed for a photograph in Queenstown, Tasmania, circa 1915.
The extended family posed for a photograph c1915 ('Boy' Nicholson and his mother Louise Augusta Fooks, Albert Fooks, 'Boy's sister Jeanne Nicholson, Vernon Ashcroft and his mother Coralie Fooks)
(source: Julian Hawley)
The extended family posed for a photograph c1915 (Harry Hawley and Louise Augusta Fooks, young Vernon Ashcroft elderly Donald Nicholson, and Coralie Fooks)
(source: Julian Hawley)

She married Henry Ernest Hawley, in 1915 at New Zealand..7

Coralie and her husband Henry emigrated with Coralie's son Bill from New Zealand.9 Coralie and her husband Henry arrived at Tasmania.9
Coralie Hannah Lucy Fookes and Henry Ernest Hawley moved to Sydney.9

Coralie and her husband Henry emigrated with their young son and Coralie's son Bill from Sydney circa 1920.9 Coralie and her husband Henry arrived at England circa 1920.9

Her father died 10 February 1924 at the age of 76. Coralie was aged 47 when this happened.

Coralie died on 12 September 1969 at Newcastle under Lyme Registration District, Staffordshire, at age 92.10,11


1877Birth at Trafalger in the small Tasmanian town of Evandale1,3
1910Married Name7
1910MarriageHoly Trinity Church, in Launceston, Tasmania7,8
1914Immigratn-newNew Zealand9
1915Married Name7
1915MarriageNew Zealand7
Emigratn-newNew Zealand9
1969DeathNewcastle under Lyme Registration District, Staffordshire10,11

Family 1

Alfred Wells Ashcroft (Jun 1869-3 Feb 1913)

Family 2

Henry Ernest Hawley (Dec 1879-30 Jul 1948)


  1. [S810] The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston, Tasmania, 1877 'Family Notices', The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas. : 1835 - 1880), 2 February, p. 2. , viewed 26 Nov 2020,
  2. [S338], (…
  3. [S1184] The Tasmanian, Launceston, Tasmaia, Australia, 1877 'Family Notices', The Tasmanian (Launceston, Tas. : 1871 - 1879), 3 February, p. 13. , viewed 27 Nov 2020,
  4. [S1227] City Directories Australia,Australia (1845-1948), Tasmania PO Directory (Wise) 1890-1891 p.199.
  5. [S565] The Launceston Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 27 Aug 1903.
  6. [S261] Tasmania, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1910 No.1271.
  7. [S712] E-mails from Barrie Ashcroft-Hawley to Tim Hill (e-mail address), 2013- 'ThoseBefore' - 4 December 2013 15:17.
  8. [S728] GEDCOM file created by Donald L. Reid, 17 Feb 2014 (companion to 'Descendents of James MCKENZIE.rtf' p.19) (for exact place).
  9. [S734] E-mails from Julian Hawley to Tim Hill, 2014- ' - Louise Augusta Fooks' - 26 April 2014 02:10.
  10. [S510] FreeBMD (
  11. [S1225] Chestnut Blue ( (for exact date).
  12. [S371] GEDCOM file created by Andrew Kemp, 25 March 2011 GEDCOM 25 March 2011.