[ Home Page | First Page | Previous Page | Next Page | Last Page ]

Descendants of Geoffrey Hawkins

Generation No. 3


      5. Roger3 Hawkins (?Geoffrey?2, Geoffrey1) was born Abt. 1639, and died 02 Aug 1689 (Source: Earlham College-Carl Hawkins records..). He married Sarah _?_. She died 20 May 1687 (Source: Earlham College-Carl Hawkins records..).

Notes for Roger Hawkins:
This man is identified as a brother of Jeffrey Hawkins the elder by a record of Falls Monthly Meeting dated 6 9th mo. 1689, shortly after the death of Roger. On 4 7th mo.
1685, Jeffrey Hawkins, planter, conveyed to Roger Hawkins, planter, for L8/15, 100 acres, part of a grant confirmed to Jeffrey Hawkins by William Penn.1 This deed does not call the grantee a brother but on 1 March 1706, Jeffrey Hawkins of Philadelphia, laborer, gave a release to Elizabeth, widow of William Darby, in which he recites that his father Jeffrey had sold to his brother Roger (uncle of the younger Jeffrey) the property mentioned in the deed of 1685. 2* In a deed of Jeffrey Hawkins to his son Daniel dated 1 10th mo. 1687, the mark of Roger Hawkins appears as witness.3* Roger Hawkins was also a witness on 17 4th mo. 1683 to the marriage of Samuel Dark and Ann Knight and again in 1684 to the marriage of Richard Lundy.

From Bucks County Pennsylvania Deed Records, 1684-1763 by John David Davie (Heritage Books, Inc): Page 314, 17 Mar 1706 [?17 May 1706], "Elizabeth Darby, (widow of Willaim Darby of Falls Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania to Thomas Kirkbride, 54 acrew...line of George Biles...purchased of Thomas Dure... and 100 acres... purchased of Roger Hawkins, who purchased of Jeffery Hawkins, who patented 1685. Signed Elizabeth Darby. Wit: Joseph Kirkbride and John Large.
     
Children of Roger Hawkins and Sarah _?_ are:
  7 i.   Susannah4 Hawkins, born Abt. 1667; died Unknown. She married John Collins; died Bef. 11 Oct 1690.
  Notes for Susannah Hawkins:
Susanna is shown on the Welcome list as a daughter of Jeffery and Dorothy Hawkins. As she is not shown in the All Saints Parish (Norton Bavant's Parish) Register, I think that this is a very questionable attachment. Might she have been a daughter of Jeffery's brother Roger, who is carried on the Welcome list as a possible?

Susanna Collins bur 2-6-1698 (6 Apr 1698). Source Hinshaw, Vol II, p 441, a list of "Deaths of Persons Not Friends.)



?Elizabeth is shown on the Welcome list as a daughter of Jeffery and Dorothy Hawkins. As she is not shown in the All Saints Parish (Norton Bavant's Parish) Register, I think that this is a very questionable attachment. Might she have been a daughter of Jeffery's brother Roger, who is carried on the Welcome list as a possible?

Family lived in Elizabeth Town NJ (William Darby purchased 44 acres from Agatha White, widow in 1687, and sold it to John Blanchard in 1701). They moved to Scotch Plains. (Info furnished 10 May 1999, by Melissa McSwain, 8th g-granddaughter of William Darby, whose sources is a book "Clark" by Elmer Sayre Clark of Elizabeth Town, NJ)

From Hinshaw, Vol II, p 992, Falls MM: 1697, 10, 1 [1 Dec 1697] William Darby declared intention of m. Elizabeth Banner.
From Hinshaw, Vol II, p 976, Falls MM: 1697, 11, 5 [5 Jan 1697/98] William Darby gc to m. Elizabeth Banner.
From Hinshaw, Vol II, p 958, Falls MM: John, s William & Elizabeth Darby b. 12-12-1704 [12 Mar 1704/05].
From Hinshaw, Vol II, p 1007, Falls MM: 1707, 9, 25 [25 Nov 1707] Thomas Kirkbride, Bucks Co., m. Elizabeth Darby, wd, Bucks Co., at Falls MH.

From Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Deed Records, 1684-1763, by John David Davis: Page 48, 1July 1686, Jeffrey Hawkins, laborer, of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania to John & Susannag Collins, laborer, of same 9 (English pounds), 110 acres...bounded by John Luff...patented 4 Jul 1685. Signed Jeffrey Hawkins. Wit: Israel Taylor, Robert Lucas, and John Saxby.

From Bucks County Pennsylvania Deed Records, 1684-1763 by John David Davie (Heritage Books, Inc): Page 313, 1 Mar 1706 [?May, the 3rd month], "Jeffery hawkins, bachelor, of Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania to Elizabeth Darby (widow of William Darby), of Falls Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, 100 acres...patented, 1684, by his father. Signed Jeffery (X) Hawkins. Wit: Joseph Kirkbride, Joseph Kirkbride Jr. and Mary Kirkbride."

From Bucks County Pennsylvania Deed Records, 1684-1763 by John David Davie (Heritage Books, Inc): Page 314, 17 Mar 1706 [?17 May 1706], "Elizabeth Darby, (widow of Willaim Darby of Falls Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania to Thomas Kirkbride, 54 acrew...line of George Biles...purchased of Thomas Dure... and 100 acres... purchased of Roger Hawkins, who purchased of Jeffery Hawkins, who patented 1685. Signed Elizabeth Darby. Wit: Joseph Kirkbride and John Large.

  8 ii.   Elizabeth Hawkins, born Abt. 1668; died Unknown. She married William Darby; died Bef. 1706.
  Notes for Elizabeth Hawkins:
?Elizabeth is shown on the Welcome list as a daughter of Jeffery and Dorothy Hawkins. As she is not shown in the All Saints Parish (Norton Bavant's Parish) Register, I think that this is a very questionable attachment. Might she have been a daughter of Jeffery's brother Roger, who is carried on the Welcome list as a possible?

Family lived in Elizabeth Town NJ (William Darby purchased 44 acres from Agatha White, widow in 1687, and sold it to John Blanchard in 1701). They moved to Scotch Plains. (Info furnished 10 May 1999, by Melissa McSwain, 8th g-granddaughter of William Darby, whose sources is a book "Clark" by Elmer Sayre Clark of Elizabeth Town, NJ)

From Hinshaw, Vol II, p 992, Falls MM: 1697, 10, 1 [1 Dec 1697] William Darby declared intention of m. Elizabeth Banner.
From Hinshaw, Vol II, p 976, Falls MM: 1697, 11, 5 [5 Jan 1697/98] William Darby gc to m. Elizabeth Banner.
From Hinshaw, Vol II, p 958, Falls MM: John, s William & Elizabeth Darby b. 12-12-1704 [12 Mar 1704/05].
From Hinshaw, Vol II, p 1007, Falls MM: 1707, 9, 25 [25 Nov 1707] Thomas Kirkbride, Bucks Co., m. Elizabeth Darby, wd, Bucks Co., at Falls MH.

From Hawkins Family, Wilts Co., England to Tipton Co., IN and Related Families, by Harold T. Hawkins: This man is identified as a brother of Jeffrey Hawkins the elder by a record of Falls Monthly Meeting dated 6 9th mo. 1689, shortly after the death of Roger. On 4 7th mo. 1685, Jeffrey Hawkins, planter, conveyed to Roger Hawkins, planter, for L8/15, 100 acres, part of a grant confirmed to Jeffrey Hawkins by William Penn.1 This deed does not call the grantee a brother but on 1 March 1706, Jeffrey Hawkins of Philadelphia, laborer, gave a release to Elizabeth, widow of William Darby, in which he recites that his father Jeffrey had sold to his brother Roger (uncle of the younger Jeffrey) the property mentioned in the deed of 1685. 2* In a deed of Jeffrey Hawkins to his son Daniel dated 1 10th mo. 1687, the mark of Roger Hawkins appears as witness.3* Roger Hawkins was also a witness on 17 4th mo. 1683 to the marriage of Samuel Dark and Ann Knight and again in 1684 to the marriage of Richard Lundy.

From Bucks County Pennsylvania Deed Records, 1684-1763 by John David Davie (Heritage Books, Inc): Page 313, 1 Mar 1706 [?May, the 3rd month], "Jeffery hawkins, bachelor, of Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania to Elizabeth Darby (widow of William Darby), of Falls Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, 100 acres...patented, 1684, by his father. Signed Jeffery (X) Hawkins. Wit: Joseph Kirkbride, Joseph Kirkbride Jr. and Mary Kirkbride."

From Bucks County Pennsylvania Deed Records, 1684-1763 by John David Davie (Heritage Books, Inc): Page 314, 17 Mar 1706 [?17 May 1706], "Elizabeth Darby, (widow of Willaim Darby of Falls Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania to Thomas Kirkbride, 54 acrew...line of George Biles...purchased of Thomas Dure... and 100 acres... purchased of Roger Hawkins, who purchased of Jeffery Hawkins, who patented 1685. Signed Elizabeth Darby. Wit: Joseph Kirkbride and John Large.

Referring to Elizabeth Jane it is my feeling that refernces to Elizabeth beening baptized as Jane are incorrect. Englishmen of that time did not have two names, and for legal purposes the given name was the same as the baptismal name.
Jane was a daughter of Jeffery and Dorothy (Mattock). She married Thomas Coverdale, and they are the administrators of her brother Daniel's estate (in PA) following his death. Beyound reasonable doubt she was on the Welcome in 1682, though not listed (remember that there is no passenger list for the Welcome; the list is constructed from other records, letters, and guesses). My feeling (no proof, but searching) is that Elizabeth and and Susanna (considered as proven passengers) were not the daughter of Jeffery, but daughters of his brother Roger and wife Sarah (who are listed as possible passengers).
[Phil Hawkins]

  Notes for William Darby:
The following information came from a book called: "Clark in Elizabeth Town in New Jersey" by Elmer Sayre Clark:

"William Darby was of a group of English settlers from Elizabeth and vicinity. William married Elizabeth Hawkins and lived for a number of years at Elizabeth, New Jersey, prior to removing to Scotch Plains New Jersey. In 1687 he bought 44 acres of land at Elizabeth from Agatha White, widow, and in 1701 he sold this land to John Blanchard.

William, son of Ezra, settled in Elizabeth Town circa 1684."

The above from > Phillip, As I wrote you before I am a decendant of William and Elizabeth Hawkins Darby. I now have a web page with other decenants of William and Elizabeth. My information is http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/m/c/s/Melissa-Mcswain/ Melissa Received June 1999.




      6. Jeffery3 Hawkins (?Geoffrey?2, Geoffrey1) was born Abt. 1640 in England, and died Bef. 16 Jan 1711/12 in PA (Source: Carl Hawkins files-Erlham College, Richmond, IN.). He married (1) Dorothy Mattock 1662 in All Saints, Norton Bavant, Wiltshire, England. She was born in England, and died 1685 in PA (Source: Carl Hawkins files-Erlham College, Richmond, IN.). He married (2) Elizabeth Ellen Pierson 21 Sep 1687 in Middletown, PA. She was born Abt. 1630, and died 30 Dec 1708.

Notes for Jeffery Hawkins:

The following is from "Hawkins Family Wilts Co., England To Tipton Co., IN and Related Families, by Harold T. Hawkins, 1989, Selby Publishing Co., Kokomo, Indiana. >>>>>>>>>>>>

Hawkins data from the book about the Ship "Welcome" p.219

HAWKINS, JEFFREY                        proved
HAWKINS, DOROTHY, his wife                  proved
HAWKINS, ROGER, his son                        proved
HAWKINS, JAMES, his son                        proved
HAWKINS, DANIEL, his son                        proved
HAWKINS, JEFFREY, his son                        proved
HAWKINS, ?SUSANNA, his daughter                  proved
HAWKINS, ?ELIZABETH, his daughter                  proved

      The following certificate was published by W. J. Buck 1* who does not say where he saw it:

            These are to certifie all Friends in Truth and others whom these concern, that Jeffry Hawkins of Norton-Bavant in the County of Wilts being desirous to Transport himself Beyond the Seas with his wife and six children, hath behaved himself honestly and that he is under no       engagement of Debts nor any other Misdemeanour as far as we know. In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands- this 12th day of the 6th month, 1682.
            Will. Chandler            John Benet
            James Hodges            Tho. Holt
            William Forest            Overseers
            Richard Hedge            Timothy Thorne
            John French            William Vew
      I being in the Country and having made inquiry into the Truth of the Contents of the above written Certificate, I do not find anything Contrary thereunto.
                                    Lawrence Steel

      The wording of the certificate and Steel's endorsement suggest that perhaps Jeffrey Hawkins was not well known to the signers. Perhaps he had only recently come to Norton-Bavant, or perhaps he was of Norton-Bavant and the signers were of some larger place. On the other hand the one who drew up the certificate may have been unusually careful not to commit himself by saying what he supposed, rather than what he knew to be true. The document also bore the following unusual endorsement:

            Tho. Holmes let the within named Jeffry Hawkins have his head-rights set out to him with what speed can be.
      13th 8 month '82 Wm Penn.

      It was pointed out by Francis J. Dallett that on the 13th of the 8th month 1682, the Welcome was at sea, so that it may be presumed that Jeffrey Hawkins was on board the ship. 2* Though Albert Cook Myers knew of the certificate, he did not put the Hawkins family on List Q.
      The name of the first wife is derived from the Makefield Monthly Meeting record of her death in 1685, day and month not stated. Jeffrey Hawkins had leave to marry from Falls Monthly Meeting, 2 9th mo.1687, by certificate to Neshaminy Monthly Meeting [i.e. Middletown, Elizabeth [sic] Pierson, and the marriage took place at Middletown, 21 9th mo. 1687, when he is called husbandman and she Ellin Isic] Pierson, spinster. In this period the word 'spinster' meant 'single woman' and included widows as well as women never married, but the word 'widow' is not used in any record found of Ellen Pierson.
      Ellin Pearson of Kirklydam in the County of York, aged about 54 years, came on the ShieId, Mr Daniel Foos, to Maryland, arriving at the beginning of 8th mo. 1684. 3* Penn's Receiver General in 1692 paid 13/6 to Ellen Hawkins for work done by her husband at Pensberry formerly. 4* Ellen Hawkins died 30 12th mo. 1708/9, recorded at Falls Monthly Meeting.
      The land records for Jeffrey Hawkins are as follows: On 25 9th mo. 1683, 288 acres in Bucks County, "at Purchase," were surveyed and laid out to Jeffrey Hawkins, "by Vertue of two Warrant [sic] from the Governor the 1st dated the 13th of the 8th month 1682 (i.e. the endorsement on the certificate], the other the 11th of the 9th mo. 1683," land adjoining John Luff, survey returned 15 of 6th mo. 1685. 5* Luff, also a First Purchaser, was from Market Lavington, Wiltshire. 6*
      Jeffrey Hawkins, planter, conveyed to his brother Roger Hawkins, planter, for [8/15/0, 100 acres, part of a grant confirmed by William Penn to Jeffrey Hawkins and heirs, date of deed 4 7th mo. 1685, signed by mark. 7* Jeffrey Hawkins conveyed to John Collins and wife Susannah Collins, 1 7th mo. 1686, for 9/12/6, 110 acres, part of the same property as the preceding deed. 8* Jeffrey Hawkins, laborer, conveyed to son Daniel Hawkins, 1 10th mo. 1687, for 5, all land on the west side of a run of water on Jeffrey Hawkins' land, 100 acres + (no recital but bounds indicate part of same property), all in Falls Township. The mark of Roger Hawkins appears as a witness but Jeffrey Hawkins was able to sign his own name. *9
      On 29 Dec. 11 Anne 1712 Roger Hawkins, late of Bristol, Bucks County, laborer, for 5/-, grants to Jonathan Nutt of Falls Township, a release and quitclaim for 210 acres in possession of Jonathan Nutt, granted to Jeffrey Hawkins, "my father," by William Penn, 7th mo. 1685, 110 acres of which were sold to John and Susannah Collins, 1 7th mo. 1686, sold by said Susannah, widow of John, to John Liddell, 11 10th mo. 1690; the other 100 acres Jeffrey conveyed to son Daniel, 1 10th mo. 1687, confirmed and conveyed by Thomas Croasdale being sole executor to his brother-in-law, said Daniel, to Henry Liddell, 10 7th mo. 1689. Then these two pieces were taken in execution at the suit of Isaac Meritt by Wm Croasdale, then High Sheriff of Bucks County, and sold to Jonathan Nutt. 10*
      Jeffrey Hawkins had on 6 2nd mo. 1686 witnessed the wedding of Joseph Chorley. Administration on the estate of Jeffrey Hawkins of [blank] was granted 16 Jan. 1711/12 to Rodger Hawkins of Bucks County, 11* and on 14 Aug. 1712 administration was granted to Roger Hawkins and two others. 12* Jeffrey Hawkins was an abutter, 12 June 1723, of Samuel Dark, Robert Lucas, Richard Hough, Henry Marjoram, and Jonathan Nutt. 13* This may pertain to the son Jeffrey but as deeds sometimes name as abutters persons long dead, we cannot be sure.
Issue: surname Hawkins
      i. Roger, reported to have m. out, 4 4th mo. 1684, Falls Monthly Meeting, wife's name not stated or found; was admin. of father, 1712; may have m. (2) 11, 14 or 15 June 1712, at St. Mary's, Burlington, Elizabeth Holman.(14) He gave release and quitclaim to Jonathan Nutt, 29 Dec. 11 Anne
1712; 1712 was also admin. of Jonathan Graves.
      ii. James, first recorded as having leave to m. Mary Ellot from Falls Monthly Meeting, 4 5th
mo. 1705, which puts him in the family under discussion. Then he moved to Abington Monthly
Meeting which gave a certificate to him with wife Mary to return to Falls, 30 11th mo. 1709; next Mary, wife, not widow, of James, was granted a certificate at Falls, 7 1st mo. 1711; after that in 1734 James was among the landholders of Moreland Manor, with 50 acres of land. 15*
      iii. Daniel, witnessed 23 3rd mo. 1688 will of Joshua Boare. 16* On 1 10th mo. 1687 his father conveyed to him 100 acres. l7* Upon Daniel's death, date unknown, his brother in-law Thomas Croasdale was sole executor, as stated in the deed quoted above, but no record of this administration has been
found. Moreover, who this Thomas Croasdale was is puzzling. The immigrant Thomas Croasdale [see p. 146] died in 1682, had no son Thomas and the grand sons were hardly old enough by 1712 to have
married and served as executor of a brother-in-law's estate.
      iv. Jeffrey, of Philadelphia, laborer, on 1 Mar. 1706 when he gave release to Elizabeth, relict of William Darby, to sell property formerly belonging, in succession, to his father and his uncle Roger.
      v. ?Elizabeth, m. William Darby (heir to Roger Hawkins the elder on whom see the next sketch) who was dead by 1706. The ? in front of this name is intended to express doubt as to whether this Elizabeth was a child of Jeffrey Hawkins. He undoubtedly had six children with him on the Welcome.
      vi. ?Susanna, m. John Collins who was dead by 11 10th mo. 1690 when as his widow she sold property purchased from Jeffrey Hawkins the elder on 1 7th mot 1686. As in the case with Elizabeth, the doubt is as to whether we have correctly identified Susanna as a child of Jeffrey Hawkins.
                        NOTES
1* PMHB 8:430. The principal research for this sketch was done by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr.
2* TAG 41:220.                  3* PMHB 9:227; BHBC 678.
4* PMHB 35:205.                  5* W&S 3:165.
6* 3 PA 3:336.
7* BD 1:14, ackr. 10 1st mo. 1685/6, rec. 1 3rd mo. 1687.
8* BD 1:48, ack. 8 7th mo. 1686, rec. 12 7th mo. 1686.
9 * BD 1:135, ackn. 14 10th mo. 1687, rec. 1 11th mo. 1687.
10* BD 4:254.                   1l* PGM 20:50.
12* PGM 20:51.             13* PGSP 6:276.
14* PGSP 2:245.             15* PGSP 1:176.
16* PGSP 1:220.             17* BD 1:135.

*HAWKINS, ROGER the elder            possible
*HAWKINS, SARAH, his wife            possible
This man is identified as a brother of Jeffrey Hawkins the elder by a record of Falls Monthly Meeting dated 6 9th mo. 1689, shortly after the death of Roger. On 4 7th mo. 1685, Jeffrey Hawkins, planter, conveyed to Roger Hawkins, planter, for L8/15, 100 acres, part of a grant confirmed to Jeffrey Hawkins by William Penn.1 This deed does not call the grantee a brother but on 1 March 1706, Jeffrey Hawkins of Philadelphia, laborer, gave a release to Elizabeth, widow of William Darby, in which he recites that his father Jeffrey had sold to his brother Roger (uncle of the younger Jeffrey) the property mentioned in the deed of 1685. 2* In a deed of Jeffrey Hawkins to his son Daniel dated 1 10th mo. 1687, the mark of Roger Hawkins appears as witness.3* Roger Hawkins was also a witness on 17 4th mo. 1683 to the marriage of Samuel Dark and Ann Knight and again in 1684 to the marriage of Richard Lundy.
Now Jeffrey Hawkins was from Norton-Bavant, Wiltshire, and brought a certificate, which, from William Penn's endorsement made on it during the voyage of the Welcome, proves that Jeffrey, his first wife and their six children, were passengers on that vessel. Roger is not included in this certificate but he may have brought one of his own which has not come to light. There is no proof that he was on the Welcome but he and his wife remain possibilities. No Hawkins can be found in Friends records of Gloucestershire or Wiltshire.
The Makefield Monthly Meeting records the death of Sarah, wife of Roger Hawkins, 20 5th mo. 1687.
On 4 4th mo. 1684, Roger Hawkins had been disowned by Falls Monthly Meeting for marrying out of unity, but it seems most probable that the man disowned was his nephew and not the elder Roger, since Friends seem to have been interested enough to record Sarah's death and also to report on 2 8th mo. 1689 that Roger Hawkins was then dead and buried. In the release by his nephew Jeffrey, cited above, reference is made to a will of this Roger, "dated" but the date is left blank, in which the 100 acres bought from his brother were willed to William Darby. No Hawkins will has been found in the counties of Bucks, Chester or Philadelphia, or in New Jersey. Perhaps Roger Hawkins made a nuncupative will and the witnesses neglected to record it by deposition, hence the need for the release by his nephew in 1706 to clear the title. In any case, no surviving issue of Roger and Sarah Hawkins has been found.
            NOTES
1* BD 1:14. The principal research for this sketch was done by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr.
2* BD 3:313.                   3* BD 1:135.
________________________

The following is from "The Families - Hawkins, Mills, Confer, & Gillett witth Related Lines," 1975, by Patricia Confer Spencer (Her source was not stated):
Had the high-priest of Puritanism, Cotton Mather, had his way "The Welcome" passengers would have fared badly indeed. Here is what he wrote:
"To the Aged and Beloved John Higginson.
There be now at sea a shipp (for our friend Elias Holcroft of London did advise me by the last packet that It would be some time in August) called Welcome, which has aboard it a hundred or more of the hereticks and malignants called Quakers, with William Penn the scamp at the head of them. The General Court has accordingly given secret orders to Master Malachi Haxett of the brig Porpoise to waylay said Welcome as near the end of Cod as may be and make captives of the Penn and his ungodly crew, so that the Lord may be glorified and not mocked on the soil of his new country with the heathen worshipps of these people. Much spoil may be made by selling the whole lot to Barbadoes, where slaves fetch good prices In rumme and sugar, and we shall not only do the Lord great service by punishing the wicked, but shall make good gayne, for his ministers and people.
Yours in bonds of Christ, Cotton Mather." [This letter was a hoax - PAH.]
_______________________

From Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Deed Records, 1684-1763, by John David Davis: Page 135, 1 Dec 1687, Jeffrey Hawkins, laborer, of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania to his son Daniel Hawkins, of same, 5 (English pounds), 100 acres...bounded by Thomas Dickerson. Signed Jeffrey Hawkins. Wit: Roger (x) Hawkins and Henry Baker.
From Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Deed Records, 1684-1763, by John David Davis: Page 48, 1July 1686, Jeffrey Hawkins, laborer, of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania to John & Susanna Collins, laborer, of same 9 (English pounds), 110 acres...bounded by John Luff...patented 4 Jul 1685. Signed Jeffrey Hawkins. Wit: Israel Taylor, Robert Lucas, and John Saxby.


Notes for Elizabeth Ellen Pierson:
Elizabeth Ellen Piersonwas from Kirklydam in the County of York, arrived from England on the "Shield," in Aug 1684.
     
Children of Jeffery Hawkins and Dorothy Mattock are:
  9 i.   Margaret4 Hawkins, born Abt. 06 Feb 1663/64; died Unknown.
  10 ii.   Daniel Hawkins, born Abt. 24 Dec 1665 in England (Source: Hawkins Family from Wilts Co., England to Tipton Co., IN..., by Harold T. Hawkins, 1989); died Abt. Sep 1689 in PA.
  Notes for Daniel Hawkins:
From Bucks County Pennsylvania Deed Records, 1684-1763 by John David Davie (Heritage Books, Inc): Page 313, 1 Mar 1706 [?May, the 3rd month], "Jeffery hawkins, bachelor, of Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania to Elizabeth Darby (widow of William Darby), of Falls Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, 100 acres...patented, 1684, by his father. Signed Jeffery (X) Hawkins. Wit: Joseph Kirkbride, Joseph Kirkbride Jr. and Mary Kirkbride."

From Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Deed Records, 1684-1763, by John David Davis: Page 278, 11 Sep 1689 [ ?Nov?], Thomas & Jane Coverdale, (executor of the estate of his brother-in-law Daniel Hawkins), laborer, of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania to Henry Seddall, tailor, of same, 14.75 (English pounds), 100 acres...purchased of his father Jeffrey hawkins...line of John Collins and Thomas Dickerson. Signed Thomas (X) Coverdale and Jane (X) Coverdale. Wit: William Beakes and Henry Baker.

  11 iii.   Jane Hawkins, born Abt. 13 Sep 1668 (Source: Norton Bavant baptisms..); died Unknown. She married Thomas Coverdale; died Unknown.
  Notes for Jane Hawkins:
From Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Deed Records, 1684-1763, by John David Davis: Page 278, 11 Sep 1689 [ ?Nov?], Thomas & Jane Coverdale, (executor of the estate of his brother-in-law Daniel Hawkins), laborer, of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania to Henry Seddall, tailor, of same, 14.75 (English pounds), 100 acres...purchased of his father Jeffrey hawkins...line of John Collins and Thomas Dickerson. Signed Thomas (X) Coverdale and Jane (X) Coverdale. Wit: William Beakes and Henry Baker.

From the foregoing, I believer that Jane was aboard the Welcome with her family. Phillip A. Hawkins, 18 Mar 2002.
Jane Hawkins, with her husband Thomas Coverdale, as stated in the probate record were the administrators of her brother Daniel Hawkins estate. Their parents were Jeffery and Dorothy (Mattock) Hawkins that arrived with Wm. Penn on the Welcome in the fall of 1682.
Jane Hawkins was baptized 13 Sep 1668 at All Saints, the parish church of Norton Bavant in Wiltshire, England. She is not listed with her parents as a proven passenger on the Welcome. As there is no surviving list of Welcome passengers that does not mean that she was not on board with her parents. I would contend that she was.
The late Carl Hawkins of Richmond, Indiana stated that Elizabeth was baptized as Jane (he also stated that Susanna was baptized as Margaret, and that James (my line) was baptized as John). Mr. Peter Horton, Wiltshire genealogist states that in the 17th century and prior to, there was no custom to be baptized with a name different than the given name, that quite to the contrary, any legal proceedings must use the baptized name. It was a hundred years later that first and middle names begin to come into practice.
Roger Hawkins, brother of Jeffery, and his wife Sarah are listed as possible passengers on the Welcome. I contend that Roger and Sarah were aboard, and that proven passengers Susanna and Elizabeth Hawkins were daughters of Roger. I am currently searching parish records for that possibility in the hopes of also identifying Roger and Jeffery's parents.
How do we account for the other children baptized at All Saints, and when was my James born? Margaret, the first born, was maybe likely to be married, and stayed in England. John, eight years old, in 1682 maybe died during the voyage; small pox ravaged the ship and 2/3 of the passengers did not survive, being buried at sea. James maybe/probably in my mind was the youngest, born after the family became Quakers, in late 1681 or 1682. Phillip A. Hawkins

An E-mail received 7 Dec 2002

Hi,
I saw your web page on the Family Tree Maker site. I am very excited to find it. I am interested in the Jane Hawkins, daughter of Jeffrey Hawkins and Dorothy Matlock, who married Thomas Coverdale. I believe they are my ancestors.
Thomas Coverdale and his wife, Jane Hawkins, settled in Buck's County, Pennsylvania prior to 1687 when they are each mentioned in court records of Buck's County, Pennsylvania.
In 1687, a complaint was filed by Jane Coverdale against Philip Conway. "Jane Coverdale attested doth Say that Philip Conway about 3 months ago: came to her bed side & did Say he had sworn he would fuck her either by night or by day & about A month after that he Came to the house & said he had Sworn about 4 years [earlier] he would fuck her & she Said She was so afraid lest he Should lay violent hands on her that She was forced to Call back A youth that was newly gone out of the house to Stay until said Conway was gone."
Elliza Hickman, a neighbor of both parties testified as a character witness against Conway. "Elliza Hickman Attested doth say that about the going away of the last frost, Philip Conway Came in to the house of Rich Ridgway drunk & was very abusive & threw Several things into the fire & Swore severall oaths, four at
least, by the name of god & once cursed the Quakers."
Philip Conway evidently was an evil tempered man whose outbursts in court led to contempt charges being leveled against him also. He subsequently was fined twenty-five shillings for "his oaths & Curses on the house of Rich Ridgway" whereupon the "said Conway behaved himself contemptously toward ye Court & for his Contempt the Court fines him in five pounds. For his attempting to lie with Coverdale's wife, the Court orders him to give security for his good behavior & appearance at next Court & that he Shall pay fees of Court in all the said Cases."
Philip Conway was committed to the Sherrifs custody until the fines and fees were paid. Evidently these fines were paid since he was indicted a few months after this for selling rum to the Indians.
Thomas Coverdale is mentioned twice in the records of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Once in 1689 when "for coming in Court before the bench drunk, the Court fines him five shillings."
The other time Thomas is mentioned is a couple of years later when Daniel Garner claimed he was "abused, beaten and assaulted by Richard Thatcher, Thomas Coleman & Thomas Coverdale." The case was referred to William Biles to investigate and evidently could never be proven for the entry was subsequently crossed out in the original records.
Shortly after this, the Coverdales moved to Sussex County, Delaware, where Thomas paid 6 shillings of tax in 1693. It is not known when either Thomas or Jane died.
The only child of Thomas and Jane Coverdale discovered so far is Richard Coverdale.
Richard Coverdale was born circa 1688 in Buck's County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Thomas Coverdale and Jane Hawkins. In a court deposition given in Maryland in 1759, Richard states he was "aged 75 or thereabouts and was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and that he was brought by his Parents into the County of Sussex [Delaware] when he was a Sucking Child, in the which County he hath lived the Greatest Part of his Lifetime and for about 60 years thereof in Cedar Creek Hundred."
There is, admittedly, a problem with Richard's testimony. If he was indeed was age seventy-five in 1759, his birth would have been in 1684. He obviously would not have been a "sucking child" when his parents brought him to Sussex County, Delaware, since they were involved in court cases in Bucks County, Pennsylvania as late as 1689 and 1690. As Richard testified he was "age 75 or thereabouts" he was more likely born circa 1688 or 1689.
Richard was brought to Sussex County, Delaware when he was still an infant. Very little is known about him. He married Elizabeth ________. Richard died in 1770 in Sussex County, Delaware. Elizabeth died circa 1777 also in Sussex County, Delaware. They were the parents of eight children. This researcher has not attempted to determine the spouses of these children.
1. John Coverdale (b. circa 1706 d. unknown)
2. Richard Coverdale (b. circa 1708 d. unknown)
3. Israel Coverdale (b. circa 1710 d. unknown)
4. Matthew Coverdale (b. circa 1712 d. unknown)
5. Mary Coverdale (b. circa 1714 d. unknown)
6. Rosannah Coverdale (b. circa 1716 d. unknown)
7. Elizabeth Coverdale (b. circa 1718 d. unknown)
8. Jean (Jane) Coverdale (b. circa 1725 d. circa 1795 in Sussex County, Delaware) married circa 1740 in Sussex County, Delaware to William W. Mullinax (b. circa 1705 in Sussex County, Delaware d. 1762 in Sussex County,
Delaware), son of John Mullinax and Penelope ________ (Anderson?) (see below)
Jean (Jane) Coverdale was born circa 1725. She was married circa 1740 in Sussex County, Delaware to William W. Mullinax (b. circa 1705 in Sussex County, Delaware d. 1762 in Sussex County, Delaware), son of John Mullinax and Penelope ________ (Anderson?). She died circa 1795 in Sussex County, Delaware.
Jean Coverdale and William Mullinax were my fifth great grand parents. I would be happy to give you what information I have on their descendants if you would like it. Have you found anything farther back on Thomas Coverdale? (I know that's not your main line, but maybe you have come across some information in your research.)
Looking forward to hearing from you. Mark Mullinax mmulli8905@aol.com



  12 iv.   Jeffery Hawkins, born Abt. 18 Sep 1670 in England (Source: Norton Bavant baptisms..); died Aft. 1706.
  13 v.   Anne Hawkins, born Abt. 24 Nov 1672 (Source: Norton Bavant baptisms..); died Abt. 24 Oct 1681 (Source: All Saints, the Parish Church for Nortan Bavant Register..).
  More About Anne Hawkins:
Burial: 25 Oct 1681, Norton Bavant, Wiltshire, England (Source: All Saints, the Parish Church for Nortan Bavant Register..)

  14 vi.   John Hawkins, born Abt. 12 Feb 1674/75 (Source: All Saints, the Parish Church for Nortan Bavant Register..); died Unknown.
  15 vii.   Roger Hawkins, born Abt. 14 Jul 1678 in England (Source: Norton Bavant baptisms..); died Unknown.
  Notes for Roger Hawkins:
Baptized 14 Jul 1678; administrator of father's estate in 1712; married one or two times; believe he married "out of unity" the first time; believe he 2nd married Elizabeth Holman on 11 Jun 1714/1715.
From the book 1st Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodsridge Olde East New Jersey: " HAWKINS The great English Rear Admiral, Sir John Hawkins, definitely stating, in his own will of 1594, that he was a kinsman of Sir Francis Drake, made important here because of the fact that the Hawkins family came early into New Jersey. Roger Hawkins,of this lineage, was a settler of Woodbridge, New Jersey in 1709, and appears in earlier New Jersey records, along with William Hawkins locating Gloucester County. It is an assumption that Joseph Hawkins, who was of Middlesex County, 1725-1726, was a son of the Roger Hawkins. In 1684, Roger Hawkins was a planter and called ' of Crookhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.' It also should be noted that in the register of St. Mary's Church at Burlington, New Jersey, is an entry of marriage, June 11 or 14 or 15 1712, of Roger Hawkins and Elizabeth Holman. (Gen. Soc. of Penn., Vol. II, 1900-1903, p. 245)"

  16 viii.   Sarah Hawkins, born Abt. 25 Jan 1679/80 in England (Source: Hawkins Family from Wilts Co., England To Tipton Co., IN & Related Families by Harold T. Hawkins); died 25 May 1681 (Source: Hawkins Family from Wilts Co., England To Tipton Co., IN & Related Families by Harold T. Hawkins).
  Notes for Sarah Hawkins:
Baptized as Anne 25 Jan 1680

+ 17 ix.   James Hawkins, born Abt. Aug 1681 in England; died 1755 in Philadelphia Co., PA.


[ Home Page | First Page | Previous Page | Next Page | Last Page ]
Home | Help | About Us | Biography.com | HistoryChannel.com | Site Index | Terms of Service | PRIVACY
© 2009 Ancestry.com