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John Hawkins, III[1]

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Suffix  III 
Birth  9 Jan 1680  England 
Sex  Male 
Died  7 Oct 1740  Essex, King Willliam County, Virginia 
Person ID  I11057  Default Tree 
Last Modified  22 Dec 2003 
 
Father  John Hawkins, II, b. 21 Sep 1643, Slapton, Devonshire, England 
Mother  Mary Elizabeth Dewe, b. 1647, Islip, Oxfordshire, England 
Group Sheet  F7333  Default Tree 
 
Family 1  Mary Long, b. 1683, Caroline County, Virginia 
Married  Abt 1700  England 
Notes 
  • Source of information: Hawkins Heritage #22, p.3.
Children 
 1. Joseph Hawkins, Sr., b. Abt 1712, Essex County, Virginia
 2. William "Billy" Hawkins, b. 1699, Islip, Oxfordshire, England
 3. Thomas Hawkins, b. 10 Aug 1704, St. Anne's Parish, Essex Co., Virginia
 4. Elizabeth Hawkins, b. 1705, King William County, Virginia
 5. Nicholas Hawkins, b. 1706, England
 6. Mary "Polly" Hawkins, b. 19 Sep 1716, Prince William County, Virginia
 7. Philemon Hawkins, b. 1717, Gloucester, Virginia
 8. Phoebe Hawkins, b. 1719, King William Co., Virginia
Last Modified  22 Dec 2003 
Group Sheet  F7243  Default Tree 
 
Family 2  Mary Or Sarah Johnson 
Last Modified  22 Dec 2003 
Group Sheet  F7337  Default Tree 
 
Notes  Birth:
  • *John H. Hawkins was born between 1669 - 1680 and died abt. 1742 in Prince William County, Virginia. There was another John Hawkins who died testate in Essex County, Virginia in 1726. His will remains of record and he left a family. This John was a son of Capt. Thomas Trotter who had a land patent 1666 at the falls of the Rappahannock River. They were contemporaries.

  • John Hawkins, a younger son of John and Mary (Dewe) Hawkins, born about 1 680, emigrated to Virginia about 1705, and finally settled in St. Anne' s Parish, Essex County, Virginia. On November 3, 1724, Thomas Chew of S potsylvania Countyk, Gentleman, conveyed to him, describing him as "Joh n Hawkins of St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Gentleman" 1280 acres of l and in St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, which had been granted t o said Chew by patent dated June 12, 1723. And on the same day, Larkin C hew conveyed to him, under the same designation, 501 additional acres, a lso in St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, being part of a patent g ranted to Larkin Chew, June 4, 1722.
    (Ref. Spottsylvania County Records, Deed Book "A", November 3, 1724.)

    In the winter of 1724-5 he seems to have moved over into King William C ounty, Virginia, for on July 6, 1725, Harry Beverly conveyed to him, d escribing him as "John Hawking of King William County, planter" 400 acr es of land on the North East side of Pamunkey River, and on both sides o f the mouth of Terry's Run, alias Jigging River. He died prior to Octob er 7 1740, leaving a wife, Mary (Long) and children:
    1, Joseph Hawkins married Jane Nicholas.
    2. William Hawkins married Margaret _____lived in Essex County.
    3. Philemon Hawkins married Sarah Smith.
    4. Elizabeth Hawkins married George Smith.
    5. Phoebe Hawkins married Charles Smith.
    6. Mary Hawkins married Tallifero (Tolliver) Craig about 1730. The y moved to Kentucky in 1781. They reared 11 children and Mary "Polly" l ived to see 84 of her grandchildren. (The history of this family is fou nd in the "Sanders Family of Grass Hills" by Virginia Parker - also the H awkins part of this family.
    (Ref. Spottsylvania County Records, Deed Book "A" July 6, 1725.)

    The three Smiths married to Eliza, Philemon and Phoebe Hawkins wer e the children of Samuel Smith. (Ref. Page 143 of Hawkins Family in The S anders Family of Grass Hills.) (Also on the same page - the marriage of J oseph Hawkins to Jane Nicholas.)

    Quoting an article in "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, VA, Sunday, June 7 , 1914 (which was found by George Trotter 3/97 at The Filson Club, Loui sville, KY):
    "Hawkins is a name noted in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and all t he way to Texas, for the gallantry of all its members.

    "John Hawkins, a linial descendant of Sir John Hawkins of England, was i n England about 1718. And as soon as he reached his majority (21 years) , he, following in the footsteps of his ancestor, Sir John Hawkins, eng aged in the African slave trade, Sir John Hawkins, having brought to Ja maica the first importation of slaves. It was doubtless true that he wa s a protege of Queen Elizabeth, and was operating in this expedition un der her guidance and assistance; indeed, she was equally interested in t he profits arising from the expedition.

    "John Hawkins, with his sisters Jane, Mildred, Agnes, and Elizabeth Haw kins, and Colonel Thomas Langford and family, came to Virginia to make t heir future home. Colonel Thomas Langford had been in the naval service s. His daughter, Mary Langford, married John Hawkins in Virginia. Agnes H awkins married Thomas Meux, son of Richard Meux and wife, Elizabeth Lig htfoot. Agnes Hawkins and Thomas Meux had a daughter, Elizabeth Meux [b . c1765], who married Nathaniel Bacon, and had Sarah Bacon, who married C harles Crenshaw. Nathaniel Bacon, brother of John Langston Bacon, had d aughters Elizabeth, married Benjamin Mosby, and Sarah, married Thomas P hilip Bowles. Their son, Lyddall Bacon Bowles' oldest daughter, Sarah A deline Bowles, married Dr. James Russell Hawkins, son of Joseph Hawkins a nd Ann Parker Robinson, and grandson of the above John Hawkins and Mary L angford, his wife. They moved from Henrico Co., VA to KY in 1840.

    "Marriage Bond. Know all men that Nathaniel Bacon, of the County of New K ent, and William Waddill, of the City of Richmond, are held firmly bond u nto Patrick Henry, Esq., Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in t he sum of 60 pounds current money, to which payment will and truly be m ade etc. dated April 1, 1786."

    "The above obligation is such that whenever there is a marriage intende d to be solemnized between the above Nathaniel Bacon and Elisabeth Meux , of Henrico County, Book 1, p. 82, Henrico County records, reads thus:

    "Elisabeth Meux is going to be married to Nathaniel Bacon, and it seems t o be necessary that you should know that she is above the age of twenty -one years. I certify that she is and she has lived in my brother's and m y family ever since the death of her parents, after which my father, Jo hn Hawkins, was appointed guardian, who being dead, I have since acted a s such myself, and I do give my consent to the above intended marriage. [ signed Martin Hawkins]

    "The above Elisabeth Meux was the daughter of Agnes Hawkins and Thomas M eux, son of Richard Meux and Elizabeth Lightfoot, daughter of Sherwood L ightfoot, of Hanover County, VA.

    "Martin Hawkins was the noted Sturgeon (??) rider.

    "On record at the Henrico Courthouse, page 338, is the following: On th e motion of James Royal he is appointed the guardian of Sarah Bacon and L angston Bacon (children of John Langston Bacon). Elizabeth Bacon choose ( sic) as her guardian Allen Williamson. Edmund Bacon was guardian for Ly ddall Bacon.

    "Allen Williamson was Elizabeth Bacon's brother-in-law, having married h er sister, Lucy Bacon.

    "Sarah Bacon Bowles' guardian was James Royal, whose first wife was Sal ly Bacon. Was this Sally Bacon (the) sister of Sarah and Elizabeth and E dmund?

    "James Royal had a son, John Bacon Royal, who married, October 15, 1795 , Mary Smith, daughter of Betsy Povall Burton and Captain Obdiah Smith. T here were married March 4, 1773.

    "Mary Smith Royall or Ryall, sister (of) Elizabeth Smith, married Lydda ll Bacon Bowles.

    "James Royall married second, Lucy Brittain, daughter of James Brittain , whose will, date December 4, 1790, mentions his daughter, Lucy Royall , wife of James Royal

    "Second sister of John Hawkins, the imigrant, married Anthony Waddy, of L ouisa County, Virginia, and is the ancestor of Woodson Waddy.

    "Third sister of John Hawkins, the imigrant, was Elizabeth Hawkins, mar ried Elijah Morton, son of William Morton and wife, Ann Nothershead, of O range County, Virginia. The descendants of John Hawkins and his sisters a re scattered through several states, but chiefly Kentucky.

    "John Hawkins and Mary Langford, his wife, had the following children:
    1. Martin Hawkins, born 1747.
    2. James Hawkins, born 1750.
    3. Edmund Hawkins, born 1754.
    4. Jane Hawkins, born 1757.
    5. Mildred Hawkins, born 1759.
    6. Elizabeth Hawkins, born 1760.
    7. Mary Hawkins, born 1763.
    8. Joseph Hawkins, born 1765."
    (Details about the marriages and children of Martin's siblings are cont inued in this
    article, a very poor copy of which is in my files]

    John Hawkyns Esquire was born about 1430 in Devonshire, England. He di ed before 1490 in Tavistock, England. He was living at Tavistock (Tavis tohe) during the reign of King Henry VII and was said to be a great fav orite of the King. John held lands under the corporation of Plymouth, w here he probably lived. "All evidence," says the Dictionary of National B iography "points to the Hawkynses as being a Devonshire family settled f or many generations at Tavistock." (Vol. 25, p 227, under title William H awkins).

    He was married to Joan Amadas, daughter of William Amadas Esquire. She w as born unknown in Devonshire, England. She died unknown in England.

    John Hawkins I and Joan Amadas had the following children:
    i. Captain Williams Hawkyns R.N.
    .ii. Henry Hawkins was born unknown in England. He died unknown in Eng land. Henry
    was "Clerk in orders". He signed a deed on 8 Feb 1554 and therein ment ioned his
    nephew "William Hawkins, son of Joan Trelawny."
    iii. Agnes Hawkins was born unknown in Tavistock, England. She died un known in
    Tavistock, England. She married Walter Trelawny of Tudiford, St. Germa ins, second
    son of John Trelawney and Margaret Boeton, and a grandson of Sir Jo hn Trelawney
    Her will was proved "in the 2nd year of Philip and Mary."

    Abt. 1705 emigrated to VA, settled in St. Anne's Parish, Essex Co.

    May be the father of Nicholas Hawkins, who died 15 Feb 1754 Spotsylvani a Co., VA, who married Elizabeth Long.

    Was he born in Slapton, Devonshire? Did he marry (first) (Unknown) John son bef 1699 inEngland? Did he die in St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania C o., VA?

    (There was another John Hawkins who died testate in Essex County, Virgi nia in 1726. His will remains of record and he left a family. This John w as a son of Capt. Thomas Hawkins who had a land patent 1666 at the fall s of the Rappahannock River. They were contemporaroes.)

    A grant of land was made to John Hawkins of King William County, Virgin ia, in 1731 and in Deed Book A p. 136 Spotsylvania County, Virginia, re corded a deed to him of 400 acres of land on the Pamunky on both sides o f the mouth of Terry's Run, or Gigging River. He is mentioned as recent ly deceased in Deed Book D p. 17 Spotsylvania County, 16 Nov 1742 where i s appears that his wife's name was Mary.

    "A certain John Hawkins of King William County died there testate by 17 27. His will was recorded there but it is now lost. However, there are r ecitations to it in the Spotsylvania County records. His wife was Mary. T he records prove that John and Mary had at least five children:

    Capt. Joseph Hawkins, eldest son and heir of his father, and of age whe n he died, lived in Hanover and Spotsylvania counties and died testate i n 1769, leaving a will mentioning his wife Jane and children John, Jose ph, Lucy and Sarah Hawkins.

    Capt. Philemon Hawkins died testate in 1779 in Spotsylvania County. He m arried Sarah Smith. Elizabeth married George Smith. Mary Hawkins marrie d Taliaferro Craig Sr. Phebe Hawkins married Steven Smith of Louise Cou nty between 1740-1747"
    1 Birth: 14 NOV 1680 in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England Note: *John H. Hawkins was born between 1669 - 1680 and died abt. 1742 in Pri nce William County, Virginia. There was another John Hawkins who died t estate in Essex County, Virginia in 1726. His will remains of record an d he left a family. This John was a son of Capt. Thomas Trotter who had a l and patent 1666 at the falls of the Rappahannock River. They were conte mporaries. Death: 7 OCT 1740 in Essex, King Willliam County, Virginia

    Father: John HAWKINS b: 21 SEP 1643 in Slapton, Devonshire, England
    Mother: Mary Elizabeth DEWE b: 1647 in Islip, Oxfordshire, England

    Marriage 1 Mary LONG b: 1683 in Caroline County, Virginia
    Note: Source of information: Hawkins Heritage #22, p.3.
    Married: 1698 in Scott County, Virginia
    Children
    William "Billy" HAWKINS b: 1699 in Islip, Oxfordshire, England
    Thomas HAWKINS b: 10 AUG 1704 in St. Anne's Parish, Essex Co., Virginia
    Elizabeth HAWKINS b: 1705 in King William County, Virginia
    Nicholas HAWKINS b: 1706 in England
    Joseph HAWKINS b: 1707/8 in Essex County, Virginia
    Mary "Polly" HAWKINS b: 19 SEP 1716 in Prince William County, Virginia
    Philemon HAWKINS b: 1717 in Gloucester, Virginia
    Phoebe HAWKINS b: 1719 in King William Co., Virginia

    Marriage 2 Mary or Sarah JOHNSON b: in bef 1699
    Married:

    Sources:

    Abbrev: Hawkins Family History
    Title: James A. Williamson, Hawkins Family History
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gwt1&id=I210
 
Sources  1. [S719]   Hawkins Family History
 
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