01. Son – Henry T Hicks – Northern Illawarra

Acknowledgement – Joan Adams nee Callcott looked after  many Hicks Family photos for almost her entire adult life and collected the family history from the 1980’s with her son-in-law David John Christian.

Henry Thomas Hicks was the oldest child of James and Margaret Hicks. Following their 1861 marriage, Henry and wife Mary Ann Hicks (nee McKenzie – note NSW has it spelled as Mackenzie) had 14 children, although not all survived :

  1. Ann Hicks (1862-1862)
  2. Catherine Hicks (1862-1862)
  3. James Alexander Hicks (1863 Wollongong – 1939 in Burwood ) married in Woonona 1890  Edith Jones (1865 Wollongong- 1939 Burwood) lived in Annandale at time of 1913 Electoral Roll when he was a railway porter. Both he and wife Edith died 8 & 9/1/1939 in Western Suburbs Hospital as a result of an accident – knocked down by a car in Croydon in Parramatta Road  – James died first & Edith died a day later – other articles say the reverse that Edith died instantly – her sister was also seriously injured – reported in Tasmania News as well – they were hurled 15 feet by the impact – Launceston Examiner – Sydney Morning Herald
    1. Leila Mary Elizabeth Hicks (1891 Woonona – 1932 Newtown), a Milliner was living with her parents in Annandale in 1913. She married in Sydney 1927  Cecil James Lock (1893  Waterloo – ?) – no children of the marriage –  according to the Electoral Rolls she was listed as living at 6 Acton St Croydon prior to her death in 1932 – while Cecil James was living at 10 Acton St in 1930 & 1933- as was James Lock – however Leila’s Obituary indicates that they were still together – and her parents  were listed as at 10 Acton St at time of their death in 1939-  so perhaps clerical errors ?
  4. Margaret Minnie Hicks (1865 – 1952 Ballina – refer Northern Star Lismore 3.6.1952 ) married in 1899 Alfred Cook (1869 Avondale- 1930)
    1. George Wilfred Cook (1900 Woonona -1986)
    2. Marjorie Allison Cook (1901 Ballina – 1978 Harbord) married in Lismore 1926 Angus McDonald Rummery (1903 Casino – 1958 Sydney)
      1. Rae Rummery ( – 2012)
      2. Harold Rummery (1927 – 2011) married Margaret Emme Backer (1934 – ?)
    3. Gladys May Cook (1906 Ballina – 1996) married in Ballina 1923 Alexander Saunders (1901-1979)
      1. Noel  Saunders (- ) married in Ballina 1948 Joyce Lowe ( – )
    4. Alfred Edward Cook (1907  Ballina – 1948 Nambour) married in Ballina 1933 Elvie Scott Corderoy (1910 – ?) – no living children at time of Alfred’s death
  5. Alexander Henry Hicks (1866-1957)became a life partner in the mid 1880’s with Esther Mary Armstrong (1864-1918) – Alexander was elected as  Mayor of North Illawarra Council in 1905 and appointed as President of the Illawarra Miners Association in 1903,  and then elected President in 1904 and 1906.
    1. Henry Thomas Hicks (1888-1951 NSW BDM 4278/1951 Rockdale) – may have married Eleanor May Smith & had 4 sons 1 daughter
    2. Ida Hicks (1891 Woonona NSW BDM 38430/1891 Wollongong – 1966 Balgownie) married in Wollongong in 1914 James H Truscott (1886-1922)
      1. Son
      2. Daughter
    3. Mary Elsie Hicks (1893 NSW BDM 39251/1893 –  d 1969 Bulli 11808/1969) married Thomas Claude Bell in 1915? ( b 1892 39061/1892  – died 1964 8176/1964 Helensburgh – living in Helensburgh ? – buried at Woronora Cemetery) son of Ralph and Elizabeth Ann Bell)
      1. Kenneth Bell ( – 1928 20191/1928)
      2. Eric Claude Bell married Doreen Smith in Bulli in 1941 – NSW BDM – 18003/1941
        1. Graeme Carl Bell (1949-2010 in Thailand)
        2. Son
        3. Daughter
        4. Daughter
    4. William Hector Hicks (1900 Woonona NSW BDM 28009/1900 in Woonona –  1969 Burwood NSW BDM 39827/1969) lived in Parkes ?
    5. George Alexander Hicks ( – 1965 Sutherland NSW BDM 30292/1965), Tram Driver m Agnes Mary Jenner in 1914 at Annandale – retired to Leura
  6. Henry William Hicks (1868-1873)
  7. Unknown Male Hicks (1869-1869)
  8. Mary Alice “Biddy” Hicks (9.1.1871-5.9.1945) married in Ashfield 1929 Alexander Cook (1868 ? – 1933 buried Alstonville) – (nb his second marriage was after death of his first wife Alexina McKenzie in Ballina in 1926, when she was aged 73 years) –  more on Alex (Sept 1933 – Death of Alex Cook – history), Mary Alice was living at 598 Forest Rd Penshurst at time of her death.  Alex’s first wife – Alexina (December 1926 – Death of Mrs Alexina Cook wife of Alexander Cook – cousin of Mary Ann McKenzie – born at Fairy Meadow and a teacher at North Bulli School). 
  9. Captain George Hicks (19.1.1873 Wollongong – 1956 Chatswood) married Lucy (Lou) Ann Keene – Australian Light Horse military history
    1. Winifred May Hicks (1902 Paddington – 1974) married in Lismore 1924 Arthur W C Davies (1897-1975)
      1. Son
      2. Son
      3. Bruce Frederick Davies (1926-1993) married Eileen Frances McKeon (1920-2009)
    2. Joyce Allison Hicks (1912 Lismore – 1984) married North Sydney in 1932 Godfrey Keith Weir ( ?-1975)
  10. Christina Ann Hicks (4.2.1875 North Bulli – 26.10.1951 Lismore – buried at Byron Bay Cemetery)  married in Thirroul 26.1.1903 Edward (Edwin ?) Woolley (1870 North Arm Richmond River -1935 Binna Burra buried Byron Bay – CEM BY – 118) –  see extensive Woolley family history website – scroll down to 9th  Generation – No.13 Jacob Henry Woolley & second wife Margaret Stewart.
    1. Unnamed Woolley (1903-1903)
    2. Mary Thelma Woolley (29.9.1907  Tregeagle – 1982 Lismore) married in Bangalow 1929 William Henry Allan Harris (1906 South Lismore – 1985 East Coraki)
      1. Rae Allyn Harris (1929 Lismore – ?)
      2. Neville Edwyn Allan Harris (1931 Lismore – ?)
      3. Patricia Dawn Harris (1932 Lismore – ?)
      4. Thelma Ann Harris  (1933 Lismore – 1935)
      5. Mary Lynette Harris (1937 Lismore – ?)
      6. Douglas John Harris (1939 Lismore – 1983 Lismore)
    3. Muriel Lucy Woolley (6.7.1917 Tregeagle – ?) married in Lismore 1936 Harry Julian (? – 1941) remarried in Byron Bay 1947 David William McKenzie
  11. Henry “Harry ?” Thomas Hicks (28.4.1877 – 1946 Kogarah) a miner (refer his father’s will), married in Newtown 1898 Eva Kate  Bottomly ( – 1944 Woollahra) – he was possibly a soccer player for Thirroul in early 1900’s (see back row 4th from left). – lived at Glen Roy Station St Thirroul and 46 Trevellyan St Cronulla at time of Eva’s death in 1944) – Trove newspaper articles
    1. Elsie E Hicks (1898 Joadja Creek – 1971 Parramatta) married in Bulli 1921 Robert Rankin ( – 1955 Parramatta) – Elsie was living at Brooklyn at time of her mother’s death in 1944
    2. Unnamed Hicks (1900 Woonona – 1900)
    3. Henry “Harry” Marshall Hicks (- ) living at Cronulla at time of his mother’s death in 1944
      1. A grandchild Ian George Hicks at the time of Eva’s death notice in 1944)
    4. Evelyn G Hicks ( – 1920 Bulli – NSW BDM 10879/1920)
  12. Edith Florence Hicks  (25.3.1880 Austinmer– 9.4.1958 Bulli) married (11.9.1901) John Charles Joy (26.12.1873 – 24.2.1910)
    1. Kenneth Charles Joy (1902 Penshurst – 1952 Unanderra) married in 1936 Marjorie Louisa Tollner (1915 – 2002)
      1. Margaret Edith Joy (1937 – ) married in Thirroul 1959 Allan Thomas John Risk
      2. Kenneth William Joy (1942 – ) married in Figtree 1968 Carol Hayes
      3. Kathleen Elizabeth Joy  (1945 – ) married in Thirroul 1963 ? Ryan and remarried to Allan Johnson in Bulli in 1969
    2. “Molly” Mary Constance Joy (1906 Penshurst – 1960 Garrawarra) married in Bulli 1929 Louis Russell Freeman Callcott (1903 Lyndhurst/Carcoar – 1985 Thirroul) – divorced
      1. Ian McKenzie Callcott (1930 Enfield – ) married in Bulli 1951 Lola Elspeth Martin (1932 – 1993)
      2. Joan Lois Callcott (1932 Hornsby – 2o12 Wollongong) married in Bulli 1953 Cyril Ross Adams (1923-1990)
      3. Enid Josephine Callcott (1935 Penshurst – ) married in Wollongong 1952 Keith Lambert Gorton (1927-2012) – note NSW BDM has her surname entered as Callett
      4. John Alfred Callcott (1936 Lambton – ) married in Victoria 1960 Patricia Lynnette Barrand (1944 – )
      5. Joy Callcott (1938 Thirroul – ) married in Brownsville 1959 Victor James Parks (1934 – )
  13. Ida McKenzie Hicks (10.9.1883- 1967) married in Sydney 1912 Arthur Frederick ” A F” Webb (? – 196 6 at Sea) – lived at Chatswood, Hunters Hill & had family property “Ellengowan” at Manildra near Molong
    1. Gwyneth Mary Emily Webb (1912 – 1996) married in Chatswood 1939  Douglass Bradford Stuart
    2. Enid Rhys Webb (1914 – 1938)
    3. Ida McKenzie Webb (1917 -1999 ) married in Chatswood 1941 Gerald Robert Bruce Knox (1912-1968)
    4. Frederick Henry Webb (1918 Thirroul – 1975) married in Drummoyne 1947 Betty Adele George – lived at Ellengowan property at Manildra near Molong
      1. Julie Ann Webb (1950 Orange – )
    5. Lois Joy Webb ( – ) married in Drummoyne 1949 John Willis Godwin (Jnr) (1923 – 1974 )
  14. Richard Ernest Hicks (4.9.1887 – 11.4.1953 Kogarah), a teacher, married 1913 Teresa Catherine Creevey (1885-1963) in Tamworth – also lived in Goulburn and  Urana before returning to Mt Gilead, the family farm in Thirroul in 1937, and then onto the Rockdale area
    1. Marjorie Mary Hicks (- 1975)  – married in Bulli 1939 James Alexander Morley (-) from Redhill Boree Creek – they took over the Redhill farm of James’ father Thomas Morley
    2. Daphne Josephine Hicks (1913 Tamworth ? – ) married in Paddington 1939 Victor George Callaghan ( – 1975) – note was his second marriage – was  the Paddington Taxi Driver in this accident 
      1. Kevin John Callaghan ( – 1961)
    3. John Henry Hicks ( – 1954 Redfern) married in Bulli 1942 Yvonne Philomena Webb ( – ) – was a dairyman on the Hicks Family Farm Mt Gilead in Thirroul in 1937, after being a labourer at Urana living at his parents home until 1936
      1. Maree Philomena Hicks ( – ) married in Sydney 1960 Laurence Clay Richards ( – )
    4. Thelma Hicks ( – 1967 Sydney ) married  in Parramatta 1938 George Little ( – ) who was in the military – they moved to Sydney’s eastern suburbs

Henry Thomas and Mary Ann Hicks had a farm called Mt Gilead in Thirroul in the area of Hicks Road, Mt Gilead Rd, Seaview Terrace, Phillip St – near to Fords Rd and Soudan St – zoom out to see all these streets and to get an idea of where their farm was


Henry Thomas Hicks was active in local affairs from the 1880’s being elected as an Alderman for the North Illawarra Council in 1887 and 1888, still there in 1889 lobbying for the creation of North Bulli Shire Council with Mr Farraher. Henry did not re-contest the elections in 1891. And Bulli Shire Council would not be formed until 1905. Henry Thomas Hicks was possibly one of the earliest elected political representatives from Thirroul ? And over the years, some of his descendents would follow in his political footsteps.

Sometime after Henry’s death in 1909 and before 1917, Mary Ann moved from the Mt Gilead Farm to Everest in Seaview Terrace – here’s  a link to a photograph of what the area might have looked like around 1917. Below shows a backyard picture of Everest around 1917.


and below shows a view of 1-3 Seaview Terrace Thirroul which is near to or where Everest was

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