HAWLEY OF DONCASTER: FAMILY PAPERS

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Comprising: Miscellaneous papers 1764-1883, including militia commission 1775 and copies of wills, 1778 and 1803

Administrative / Biographical History

John Hawley (1723-1785) was a painter who became an alderman and, in 1773, mayor of Doncaster. Several generations succeeded him in the trade up to J R Hawley (1815-1883), who became the first choirmaster of Doncaster, St George.

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