William Calway


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Amy (Elizabeth) Hawkins

William Calway

  • Born: 1805, England
  • Marriage: Amy (Elizabeth) Hawkins on 12 May 1859 in Hobart Tas
  • Died: 19 Jan 1893, Hobart, Tas at age 88

bullet  General Notes:

Family history handed down by Alan James Calway was that William changed his name to William Jones when he was a convict to avoid family embarisment but changed back to William Calway when he was a free man. He was a short man of 5 ft 2 inches and there is only one photo of him as he never liked getting his photo taken. His wife organised a photographer to take one in the street unknown to him. He spent some time in the goldfields and saved up a bag of soverigns with which he offered to pay for a trip back to England for his wife. It was hidden under the front step. William secretative about his past and England and did not want to go back.

There is one William Calway death recorded and that was 19 Jan 1893 and his age was 87 and he died in Hobart Tas, Registration No 137/ 1893 RGD 35. This indicates his birth date about 1905.


William married Amy (Elizabeth) Hawkins on 12 May 1859 in Hobart Tas. (Amy (Elizabeth) Hawkins was born in 1837 in England and died on 30 Sep 1895 in Hobart, Tas.)

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