Hocton, Mr William Rowling

Maker and role
Photographer: Ernest Wilton
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Object Detail

Head and shoulders studio portrait of a man.
Object type
Media/materials description
Glass plate.
half plate
Credit line
Mr William Rowling Hocton, date unknown. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 317199

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Such a stunning image - I really love it. There is a photo of William, Emily and baby Roseanna in this collection ref # 15424

- Shine Kelly

Posted on 14-04-2022 21:00:43

William Russell Rawlings was born 4 Dec 1849 at Nelson to William Russell Rawlings and Mary Rowe known as Jinifer. William senior died in 1854 of an asthma attack in South America. His mother married Appo Hocton 2 years later. Appo was from Canton, China and raised William as his own. William used Hocton as his surname. Rawlings changed to Rawling or Rowlings and then Rowling. William married Emily Sophia Burnett and had a daughter Roseanna Agnes Hocton

- A Inglis

Posted on 16-07-2018 11:20:50