|Little is known of the early
Hayhoe / Heyhoe family of Norfolk. The International
Genealogical Index (IGI) shows about 400 hundred marriages
and christenings the England during the 1700's and 1800's.
The family trees have been deduced from the IGI entries.
It should be safe to assume that the Hayhoe entries for North
Elmham are all of the same family. We can
be confident about the marriage of James Hayhoe to Mary
Buck as the maiden name carried on through the next few
generations. We can safely assume the family were farm
workers as were more than half the population in those
The spelling seems to have changed from generation to generation. Hayhow is another spelling.
( thanks to Dianne Neilsen for bringing this to my attention, I cannot find a family connection but looking)
Esther and Alexander arrived in Geelong aboard "Aurora" in 1848. Esther worked for Mr Holmes of Barrabool Hills, just out of Geelong, as a dairymaid. She married Ross Davidson in 1849, bears four children of which three survive childhood and in 1858, dies of puerperal fever. The family had moved from Geelong to Hamilton in the intervening time. The children were sent to the care of other family members, probably Esther's brother Alexander
Alexander Ross, married Elizabeth Hutchinson in 1853, in Hamilton, Victoria and went on to head a large family.
Ross Davidson, born Port Glasgow, may have been a conditional exile. A Ras Davidson arrived Williamstown, Victoria on the Stratheden 26 Jan 1846, Conditional exiles had completed a part of their goal term and then sent to Australia as free men so long as they did not return to England until their original sentence was up. His occupation is mentioned as Gold Digger, Blacksmith, Nailer and Miner. After Esther's death he remarried Mary Lowrie in 1873 and died in Hamilton in 1887. Little more is known.
Robert Buck Hayhoe & Margaret Anne Davidson
|The youngest son of
James Buck Hayhoe and Susan Whatley was Robert
Buck Hayhoe. He married Margaret Anne
Davidson the youngest daughter of Ester Ross and
Ross Davidson. Robert & Margaret settled in
Penshurst, in Western Victoria not far from Hamilton. He
was mentioned as a blacksmith and wheelwright. Later he
is noted as a Hotel Keeper of the Victoria Hotel,
Christopher Andrews suggests this was the Victoria Hotel at 100 Bell Street, Penshurst, Victoria.
Recently renovated and now (2021) operating as "The Penny Wine Bar". Thank you Chris and Google
A tragic accident occurred to Robert in 1891. It seems he was either kicked by a horse or hurt when a horse drawn "Junker" tipped over. Serious head injuries occurred and Robert was admitted to the Ararat hospital where he was to remain for the rest of his days. Margaret and the children remained in Penshurst for a while then moved to Ballarat when her youngest daughter Veronica gained a scholarship to the Sacred Heart College. Margaret operated a boarding house for some years at 113 Lyons Street Ballarat. Later she moved with the family to 5 Canterbury Road, Albert Park.
Robert Buck Hayhoe was
a gardener and at times worked at Ripponlea and Mt.
a jockey, died from injuries in a fall during a
steeplechase at Caulfield racecourse in 1908. He was
riding the favorite Envoy
Stephen Hayhoe (also a jockey) perished in Poperinge, Belgium, Oct. 1917 during WW1. See the Australian War Museum site for more detail
Roland Adhelm Ignatius (Bob)
Hayhoe was a drover and horse breaker
and later a gang member with the Victorian Railways at
Ravenswood. He married Rubina Exon in 1914
Veronica and George Holland (centre and left) on their honeymoon at Narbethong, Victoria
|Veronica won a scholarship to Sacred Heart College in Ballarat. The family moved to Ballarat and Susan operated a boarding house. Veronica went on to marry one of boarders, George Richard Holland.|
Found your web site through the norfolk Surname list. I have HAYHOE/HAYHOW on my
tree from a different part of Norfolk and have hit a brick wall. My family is from West Dereham.
This is what I have.
Thomas HAYHOW married 3 times....(i)
Sarah WOODS (ii)Jemima LAMBERT and (iii)
Maria-------.This last marriage is the
one that is my line. From the West
Dereham Parish Registers I note that
they had a family of girls...Mary(b.
1791) Elizabeth(b.1800) Sarah(b.1806)
Maria(b.1808) [and also my GG grandma
Ann(b, 1811) but not in the registers.]
Also Mary died aged 20, Sarah died aged
14,James(a son?) died aged
19......leaving just Elizabeth,Maria and
my Ann. My Ann lived to the end of the
19th century and produced 9 offspring
with her husband Edward BRUCE.
I'm really pleased to finally be in touch with other HAYHOW offspring.
Maybe you have info to help me?
Look forward to hearing from you
in Walsingham Norfolk
I have found your information on the Hayhoe family by chance, and am related to Charles Heyhoe the convict, which is quite unfortunate, but provides a colouful history! He was actually born in 1811 of parents Robert Heyhoe, and Susannah (nee Mayhew). The village he was born at was not Chifdam, but Shipdham, near Norwich....I know because I live near there, and that is the correct name, and could quite easily become mis transcribed. I am actually going to drive out there tomorrow, as I have found a relative in Tucson Arizona who is also interested in the roots of the Hayhoe family, and I want to take some photos for her.
I would like to know how Charles fits into the tree of the Hayhoe family which you have. I also have detailed the same family with the thought that Robert, Charles father could have been a brother of the original Hayhoes, having been born in 1775.
Of our branch, half stayed in Norfolk, and half moved to another county in England..more details if you are interested..and are you related in some way???
Hope to hear from you,Vivien
|And from Maggie,
...This is of interest to us because of the cross-reference ROBERT HEYHOE with SUSANNAH MAYHEW which appears at the top of an inherited Geneology Chart on my Father’s side.
The accompanying notes in our records tell us that the Heyhoes were originally 3 Dutch brothers, (diamond merchants) who anglicised their name from HEYHOEUGH when they settled in Shipdham Norfolk. A later descendant George Heyhoe & family still live in Swaffham I believe although I have not yet contacted them.....
...Just to say a big thank you for putting me in touch with Vivien re the Heyhoe family tree. It turns out we do have strong links as her tree extends out from my great grandmother's oldest brother. We're still working on the whole thing but I'll let you know if anything crops up which is of interest to you.
My maiden name is Hayhoe, so I discovered and read the site page about
your Hayhoe forebears with great interest and would love to hear how
your branch of the family tree ties in with my own.
I am a descendant - the great great great granddaughter - of John Hayhow
(born circa 1803 in Shipdham, Norfolk), who I believe to have been the
son of Robert and Susanna Heyhoe (née Mayhew).
John moved to the adjacent county of Lincolnshire fairly early in his
adult life, marrying a Lincolnshire lass (Mary Ann Grasley) in Holbeach
in 1829 and settling there to raise his family.
I also discovered that, interestingly, another Hayhow - William (born
circa 1802 in Shipdham) was living close by at Leake, near Boston, in
Lincolnshire at that same time.
I think that they were most likely brothers, and Robert and Susanna
Heyhoe did indeed also have a slightly older son of that name.
Unlike John though, who remained in Lincolnshire his whole life, William
and his family very soon emigrated to New York in America, where he
founded a new dynasty of the Hayhoe family.
Do let me know if any of this information is of interest to you.
I would love to find out more and be in contact with other Hayhoes
researching the Robert and Susanna Heyhoe branch of the family, and so
would be extremely grateful if you could also pass on (if possible) my
information to Vivien and Maggie.
Hope to hear from you,
With kind regards,
F. HAYHOE KILLED.
The racing at Caulfield on Saturday did not, unfortunatly', pass off without a seri- ous accident, which resulted in tho death ol the jockey Frederick Hayhoe. He resided at Penshurst, and arrived in Melbourne a week or two ago to ride Envoy, a mare owned by Mr. A. Olle. Envoy was successful in the steeplechase at Sandown-park last Wednesday. She had no previoUN public practice as a steeplechaser (thins being her first race over fences), but the Sandown-park course is a mild one, and' she easily got round, winning with lengths to spare. On the strength of her form there she was made favourite at Caulfield, and had just completed a round of the journey when she fell at the log», the last obstacle of the treble In front of tho stand. The accident took place in full view of the spectators. Envoy was. not interfered with in any way, but blundered into the obstacle, mid, coming down awk- wardly, rolled over her rider. The fall looked a very bad one, and when Hayhoe was seen to be stretched out on the ground motionlesss the gravest fears were entertained. These proved to be too well grounded, tis, on being carried into the castittlity-room, the Unfortunate jockey ex- pired. His chest was badly crushed and his head was also injured. V The body was later on removed to the Morgue.
An inquiry into the circuiw)-inces con- nected With the iletith of the jockey will he held by tho coroner to-day. Ifnyhoo was a single man, 23 years of age, and was an experienced horseman, having ridden several winners in the Western district. He met with a serious accident borne lime tigo, his spine being injured, and it wns some time before he could resume riding.
His brother', Stephen Hayhoe, who had a mount on Tattiemoor in Hie Hurdle, Race, earlier in the day, was a witness of the accident. The ileceascd's relatives reside nt Ballarat, und were without delay com- municated with by telegraph, and they ar- rived in Melbourne bv the evening train on Saturday.
VICTORIA. DANGERS OF STEEPLECHASING.
MELBOURNE, Tuesday. — During an inquiry concerning the death of Frederick Hayhoe, the jockey who was' killed at Caulfield on Saturday, Coroner Cole expressed the opinion that if the length of steeplechase races was made greater it would tend to minimise the speed of tho race, which was very fast. He found that death was accidental.
November 1. (1891)
At Warrnambool, yesterday, Samuel Hayhoe, a boy, was accidentally shot dead by David Heltmore, another lad. The Latter works in the gunshop
of his brother, and seeing Hayhoe passing the window he playfully pointed a rifle at him with fatal results.
BROKEN. 1 April 1911
PENSHURST, Thursday. John Hayhoe, 71 years of age, had his neck broken to-day owing to his horse falling. Hayhoe was riding after stock when the accident occurred. He leaves a widow and grown-up family.
'Mr..William Joseph Hayhoe, of Robert Street, South Bundaberg, Queensland, parsed away on January 13th, at the age of 71 years. Mr. Hayhoe, who resided in Morwell for a number of years, went to Mt. Perry in the Northern State, where he managed a mine in the boom days. He later took up residence in Bundaberg, and for twenty-five years conducted a dairy at Rubyanna, from which business he retired in 1942,due to ill-health. Mr. Hayhoe, a veteran of the South African war, is survived by his widow, two daughters and four sons, two of whom are in the A.I.F. Mrs. C. J. McFarlane, Latrobe Road, Morwell, is a sistrr of the deceased. The late Mr. Hayhoe went to the South African war with the late Mr, George Bolding, of Morwell. It will be of interest to Morwell people to know that one of his sons was associated with Bruce Vary during the present war.
- Officially reported, after being wounded four times, died October 23, 1917, at 10th Casualtv Clearing Station of gunshot wounds penetrating chest, after 2 years and 3 months' active service in Egypt and France. Driver Stephen Hayhoe, beloved brother of Bob, Rowl, Reg (on active service, wounded) and Vera, and loving daddy of little Vesie. Queensland papers please copy.
His happy smile and pleasant ways Arc pleasant to recall;
He always had a pleasant word. And died a noble hero.
- (His sorrowing mother Ballarat