This advertisement appeared in The Bunyip – The Local paper for Gawler on 24 February 1866. As Thomas Henniker Senior died in 1867 I am not sure if the Thomas Heneker to apply to is Snr or Jnr who was also living in the Gawler area at the time. Note that in this advertisement, the Heneker name is spelt how is appeared to be spelled once they became more settled in South Australia, whereas when in the United Kingdom and on the Ship Manifest of the Hooghly on emigration it is also spelt Henniker. However, this cannot verify whether it is the elder Thomas or his son. Is Thomas selling the family cottage? or is the younger Thomas selling a cottage, or is he selling his father’s cottage as his father is very ill by this time? On further checking the SALIS (SA Land titles office) I can find no mention Thomas Henniker/Heneker or any other spelling being the owner of a property in 1858-1866. The records do not go back any later than 1858.
TO BE SOLD, in the Township of
Willaston, a HALF-ACRE ALLOT*
MENT of land, No. 57, with a two-roomed
COTTAGE, and Out House, also a WELL of
SPLENDID WATER thereon. Apply for particulars to Mr. Thomas Heneker, on the
Price Fifty Pounds. £50.
24 Feb 1866 from The Bunyip (local paper of Gawler area)
The map below is a layout of the township of Willaston provided by the Gawler Heritage Survey, 1998. According the advertisement for the sale of the property of Thomas Heneker, the land was lot no. 57 and states it is in the “Township of Willaston”.