James Henniker born 4 December 1826 in Westwell, Kent, England
- Maria Henniker born 10 October 1828 in Westwell, Kent
- Harriet Henniker christened 3 July 1831
- Ann Henniker born 1833, christened 19 March 1833, Westwell, Kent
- Catherine Frances born 12 April 1835 Westwell, Kent
- Thomas Henniker ch: 2 July 1837
- William born 1840
- George born 10 Dec 1843 First Creek, South Australia
- Robert born 23 Jan 1845 First Creek, South Australia
- Henry born 6 Oct 1846 at Magill, South Australia
First Creek in South Australia
“Fall of the First Creek near Glen Osmond S.A. by E.V. Guerard, jpg. This image, which was originally posted to Flickr.com, was uploaded to Commons using Flickr upload bot on 08:21, 28 July 2011 (UTC) by Abu-Dun (talk). On that date it was licensed under the license below, from: – commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/file:Fall_of_the_first_creek_near_Glen_Osmond_S.A.-by_EV_Guerard_.jpg”
First Creek flowing through Hazelwood Park, Adelaide, Australia in 1925.
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After landing in South Australia in June 1839 Thomas and his family initially lived for probably a month (usually as long as settler’s could stay) at Emigrant Square. A seemingly rough and tumble place, with few necessities, very basic living and open to the elements, but at the same time offering some shelter and supplies and a chance for the settlers to get their bearings after such a long and arduous sea journey. After this, Thomas took his family to Magill and then later to an area along the First Creek. Where is not known exactly, but the First Creek runs from the River Torrens, and today when driving from Magill along Montacute Road and Old Norton Summit Road you can see signs which let you know you are crossing over First Creek. Some of his later children were born at First Creek. It is known that Thomas and Jemima eventually settled at Gawler, South Australia, with both dying in this area as well.