Is your surname Hutchens?

Research the Hutchens family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Thomas Hutchens

Birthplace: St. Levan, Cornwall, England (United Kingdom)
Death: December 27, 1914 (87-88)
Woodside, South Australia, Australia
Place of Burial: Woodside, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hutchens and Sarah Hutchens
Husband of Elizabeth James
Father of John Hutchens; Sarah Ann Hughes and Richard James Hutchens
Brother of John Hutchens; Sarah Rowe Hutchens; Nancy (Nanny) Hutchens and Edwin Hutchens

Occupation: shoe maker, farmer, auctioneer and land agent
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Thomas Hutchens

Thomas emigrated to Australia in 1848, but his siblings John, Sarah, Nanny and Edwin remained in Cornwall. Parish register records of their marriages survive, and in each case their late father's occupation is given "farmer". The Encyclopedia of South Australia (1909) includes a biography of Thomas, which says that his father was John Hutchens, the owner and host of "the Logan Rockin Inn", but also refers to Thomas "working on his father's farm for some years" before emigrating. I presume that this "farm" must have been a small piece of land associated with the Logan Rock Inn, but how John Hutchens acquired this land and the inn is unclear. He surely did not inherit it from his father, who, as we shall see, was a cordwainer (shoemaker), and did not live in St Levan; moreover, John was not the eldest son. It seems more likely that Sarah was the source of this property.

Thomas Hutchins

Thomas HUTCHENS born12 May 1826 in Treen, Cornwall, England, died 27 Dec 1914 in Woodside. His occupations included shoe maker, farmer, auctioneer and land agent. On the 20 Aug 1850 he married Elizabeth JAMES in Adelaide. She was born 9 Jul 1826 in Sancreed, Cornwall, England and died 4 Aug 1883 near Woodside. Her occupation was listed as drefomatter. Thomas arrived in South Australia on 15 Oct 1848 aboard the Santipore and Elizabeth arrived on 23 Mar 1847 aboard the Phoebe. They had 3 children.

view all

Thomas Hutchens's Timeline

June 4, 1826
St. Levan, Cornwall, England (United Kingdom)
St. Levan, Cornwall, England (United Kingdom)
July 23, 1851
Woodside, SA, Australia
June 29, 1853
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
October 5, 1855
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
December 27, 1914
Age 88
Woodside, South Australia, Australia
December 29, 1914
Age 88
Woodside, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia