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Adam Hawkes

Also Known As: "Hawks"
Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Westbury, Leigh, Wiltshire, England
Death: March 13, 1671 (66)
Saugus, Essex, Massachusetts Colony, New England
Place of Burial: Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hawkes and Mary Cowper
Husband of Ann Hawkes, widow Hutchinson and Sarah Wardwell
Father of John Hawkes; Susanna Cogswell; Adam Hawkes; Moses Hawkes; Benjamin Hawkes and 2 others
Brother of Stephen Hawke and Matthew Hawke
Half brother of Margaret Fearing and John Hawkes

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About Adam Hawkes

Hawks can be spelled Hawkes.

From cousin Nancy B. Edmands Allen:

"Prankers Pond (Lily Pond), situated almost in the center of town [Saugus, MA] is bounded by Central Street and on the west by Broadway, Route 1. The pond has had a long history, dating back to the early 1640s. It was a man-made pond, fed by the Saugus River, whose headwaters start at the northerly end of Lake Quanopowett. Coinciding with the founding of the Saugus Iron Works in 1646, a dam was erected as a result of their successful activity, and the pond was created by the damming of the river. This was the beginning of a constant series of legal involvements, sources of economic stability for the town, business successes and failures, disappointments, frustrations, and recreational enjoyment.

"The first legal litigation occurred in 1652, when the height of the dam was increased, thus enlarging the pond, creating a buildup of water that flooded the lands of Adams Hawkes in North Saugus and thus the pond's controversial history began.

"With the closing of the iron works and possibly as a result of the Hawkes' litigation in 1671, the dam was cut away and the great pond was emptied of its waters. It remained that way for 100 years.

"In 1770, Ebenezer Hawkes, a descendant of Adam Hawkes, built a rude dam at the present site to power a grist and saw mill. Once again the pattern was repeated, for he now became the defendant in the lawsuits instituted by the land owners whose properties were being flooded [see ]."

--from The Saugus Advertiser, October 7, 1976, included in the compilation of Nancy Allen.

Ref: Susan E. Roser, "Mayflower Increasings" 2d ed. (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997), a secondary source citing various primary sources

Adam Hawkes was the great-great-great grandfather of second President of the United States John Adams.

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Adam Hawkes's Timeline

January 26, 1605
Westbury, Leigh, Wiltshire, England
January 26, 1605
St. Andrew Parish, Hingham, Norfolk, England
January 26, 1605
St. Andrew's Church, Hingham, Norfolk, England
January 26, 1605
St. Andrews Church, Hingham, Norfolk, England
January 26, 1605
St. Andrew's Church, Hingham, Norfolk, England
January 26, 1605
St Andrews Churh, Hingham, Norfolk, England
January 26, 1605
St. Andrews Chur,Hingham,Norfolk,England
August 13, 1633
Age 28
Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony
August 13, 1633
Age 28
Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America