A Family History of William Llewdeth Thomas and Martha Jane Bennett

Descendents
Margaret Thomas and Charles Henry Hatch


1-Margaret Thomas, daughter of William Llewdeth Thomas and Martha Jane Bennett, was born on 5 Apr 1864 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia and died on 8 Mar 1920 in North Sydney New South Wales, Australia at age 55 from tuberculosis. She is buried in Gore Hill Cemetery: St Leonard's

Margaret had a relationship with an unnamed male when she was 24 which resulted in a son: William Claude Kingsley Thomas. After his mother's marriage to Charles Henry Hatch, William CK was given the last name of Hatch.

2-William Claude Kingsley Hatch was born 26 Nov 1888 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and died on 24 Sep 1952 in New South Wales, Australia at age 64. He did not marry or have children. It is interesting to note that in his World War 1 military record (see Document and Article section) as well as his Find A Grave cemetery record he is known as Basil William CK Hatch but his birth and death certificates show him as William Claude Kingsley Hatch.

Margaret married Charles Henry Hatch, son of Thomas Hatch and Matilda Green, on 14 Apr 1890 in Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia. Charles was born on 13 Apr 1852 in London, England and died on 17 Jan 1908 in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia at age 56 due to hear failure. He is buried in the Church of England section of the Dubbo Cemetery in Dubbo. At the time of his marriage to Margaret, Charles was a widower. He had previously been married to Mary Ann Willmott who died in childbirth on 16 Jun 1889. Charles and Mary Ann had three children: Thomas Henry born in 1884, Charles Henry born in 1886 and Matilda Frances born in 1887. (Matilda later married Margaret's brother William Bennett Thomas). Charles had hired Martha  as a housekeeper and when it turned out she was pregnant they were married. The marriage was probably a good partnership for both of them with Margaret getting Charles' protection and support for herself and her son and Charles getting a mother for his children. Charles worked for many years as the Station Master in Newton Boyd in New South Wales giving the family financial security including a pension after his death in 1908.

Charles and Margaret had six children of their own: Isabel, Edwin Boyd, Walter Leslie, Infant Boy, and Arthur.

2-Isabel Hatch was born on 15 Jul 1890 in Newton Boyd, New South Wales, Australia and died on 30 Aug 1988 in New South Wales, Australia at age 98. She is buried in the Wollongong City Memorial Gardens and Crematorium In Wollongong in New South Wales.

Isabel married David Charles Stibbard, son of George John Stibbard and Amy Ida Falconer, in 1934 in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia. David was born on 4 Sep 1895 in Molong, New South Wales, Australia and died on 21 Jul 1977 in New South Wales, Australia at age 81 of prostate cancer. He is buried in the Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium in the Ryde suburb of Sydney. They did not have children.

2-Edwin Boyd Hatch was born on 3 Sep 1892 in Newton Boyd, New South Wales, Australia and died on 27 Sep 1969 in Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia at age 77 of heart disease. He is buried in the Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium in the Ryde suburb of Sydney.

Edwin married Edith Agnes Louisa Bennett, daughter of Charles Stephen Bennett and Marion Harmour, on 26 Dec 1918 in Surrey, England. Edith was baptized on Feb 1894 in Surrey, England and died on 15 Jun 1978 in Parramatta in the western area of Sydney. She is buried in the Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium in the Ryde suburb of Sydney. They had five children: Betty, John D, Elsie M, Gordon B, and Brian.

3-Betty Hatch was born in 1919. 

3-John D Hatch was born in 1921. 

3-Elsie M Hatch was born in 1925. 

3-Gordon B Hatch was born in 1927. 

3-Brian Hatch was born in 1929. 

2-Walter Leslie Hatch was born on 24 Jun 1894 in Newton Boyd, New South Wales, Australia, died on 11 Dec 1933 in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia at age 39 from a long struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). He was buried in Gore Hill St Leonard's. He did not marry or have children.

2-Infant Boy Hatch was born and died on 28 Mar 1896 in Newton Boyd, New South Wales, Australia. 

2-Arthur Hatch was born on 20 Oct 1898 in Newton Boyd, New South Wales, Australia, died on 21 Jun 1969 in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia at age 71. He was buried in Coffs Harbour Historic Cemetery. 

Arthur married Ada Mary Brock, daughter of Simon James Brock and Mary Jane Taylor, on 1 Nov 1922 in Queensland, Australia. Ada was born in 1901 in Bodalla, New South Wales, Australia, died on 2 Feb 1972 in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia at age 71. She was buried in Coffs Harbour Historic Cemetery. They had one son: Walter Kingsley.

3-Walter Kingsley Hatch was born in 1924 in New South Wales, Australia. 

Walter married Agnes Elizabeth (Betty) Dean in Apr 1946 in Canberra, New South Wales Australia. (see newspaper article on their wedding in Documents and Articles section)


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Last Update: February 2016

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