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Ann Hawes (Clapp)

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: January 6, 1662 (53)
Roxbury (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Clapp, of Salcombe Regis and Joane Channon
Wife of Richard Hawes
Mother of Anna Clapp Hawes; Obadiah Hawes; Bethia Seward; Deliverance Warner (Hawes); Constant Dewey and 2 others
Sister of William Clapp; Robert Clapp; James Clapp; Jane Humphrey; Deacon Edward Clapp and 5 others

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About Ann Hawes

Richard Hawes and Ann Clapp

Research Notes:

Richard [Hawes], Dorchester, came in the Truelove, 1635, aged 29, with w[ife] Ann, 26; and ch[ildren] Ann, 2½; and Obadiah, 6 mos.; was freem. 2 May 1638; and here had Bethia, b. 27 July 1637; Deliverance, 11 June 1640; Constance, 17 July 1642; and Eleazur, above ment. He d[ied] prob[ably] Jan. 1657, for his inv[entory] was tak[en] 27 of that mo[nth] Perhaps his wid[ow] d[ied] at Roxbury 1662. Constance m[arried] 1 June 1663, Thomas Dewey. [1]

The Great Migration reports [2]:

Richard Hawes Origin: Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire (based on baptism of second child there). Migration: 1635 on the Truelove (on 19 September 1635, "Richard Hawes," aged 29, "Ann Hawes," aged 26, "Anna Hawes," aged 2½, and "Obediah Hawes," aged 6 months, were enrolled at London as passengers for New England on the Truelove [Hotten 131]). First Residence: Dorchester. Church membership: "Richard Hawes" and "Anne Hawes" were admitted to Dorchester church in 1637 [DChR 3]. Freeman: 2 May 1638 (third in a sequence of seven Dorchester men) [MBCR 1:374]. Offices: Dorchester fenceviewer, 16 January 1636/7, 18 March 1636/7, 28 February 1652/3, 10 March 1655/6 [DTR 21, 32, 75, 315]. His inventory included "2 muskets, 2 swords, 1 pair of bandoliers" valued at £1 10s. [SPR 4:83]. Education: His inventory included "books" valued at 3s. [SPR 4:83].

Estate: On 10 September 1637, "it is ordered that Will[iam] Sumner and Goodman Hawes shall have the part of the swamp before their door and end of their lots they paying their part [of] making a sufficient cart bridge over the water" [DTR 24]. On 2 January 1637/8, "Goodman Hawes" was granted one acre "in lieu of the Calves Pasture from the burying place towards John Phillips" [DTR 27]. On 18 March 1636/7, "Richard Hawes" was granted two and three-quarter acres and twenty-six rods in the Neck and three and one-quarter acres and six rods in the Cows Pasture [DTR 31]. On 15 March 1641/2, it was "agreed by a town meeting that Richard Hawes should have one acre of ground added to his first division in the cow walk in consideration of one acre that were given him above the burying place which now he is not to have" [DTR 48].

On 22 January 1656/7, "power of administration to the estate of Richard Hawes late of Dorchester deceased is granted to Major Humphry Atherton and Lieutenant Roger Clap" [SPR 3:63]. The inventory of the estate of "Richard Hawes, of Dorchester, lately deceased," taken 27 January 1656/7, totalled £151 12s. 8d. (against which were debts of £48 18s. 9d.), of which £87 was real estate: "the house, barn, homelot & plot before the house," £35; "a neck of land about 3 acres," £9; "meadow in calves pasture about six acres," £12; "land by Toleman's," £5; "land by fresh marsh upland and meadow about 18 acres," £20; and "land in the division," £6 [SPR 4:83-85]. On 29 April 1662, "Court being informed that Major Atherton & Capt. Clap as friends to the deceased Richard Hawes of Dorchester took some care about the estate binding & placing out the children, the Major being since dead & Capt. Clap tendering to give Obediah Hawes son to the late Richard Hawes an account of said Obediah, the Court judgeth it meet to grant administration to the estate of the late Richard Hawes to Obediah Hawes his son in behalf of himself and the rest of his brothers & sisters" [SPR 4:85].

Birth: Baptized Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, 2 November 1606, son of Richard Hawes [NEHGR 84:336]. Death: By 22 January 1656/7 [SPR 3:63]. Marriage: By 1632 Anne. (Savage stated that "Perhaps his widow died at Roxbury 1662" [Savage 2:380], but this record was for "widow Homes" [RChR 177].)

Listed as a Freeman in Ma 02 May 1638


1. Anne Hawes, bp. Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, 17 December 1632 [NEHGR 84]; sailed to New England in 1635 with rest of family; no further record.

2. Obadiah Hawes, bp. Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, 25 March 1635 [NEHGR 84]; m. (1) by 1663 Mary Humphrey (eldest known child born Dorchester 20 August 1663 [DVR 9]), daughter of James Humphrey [Hawes Gen 26]; m. (2) by 7 October 1678 Sarah (_____) Holmes, widow of John Holmes [Hawes Gen 26-27].

3. Bethia Hawes, born Dorchester 27 July 1637 [NEHGR 5:243], bp. there [blank] [blank] 1637 [DChR 150]; m. Milford 31 October 1660 Obed Seward [MilfordVR Barbour 81, citing "1:4"]. (Another source, probably copied from the first, gives the year of this marriage as 1661 [MilfordVR Barbour 81, citing "OL:13"], but since this record is a copy, and the birth of their eldest child is given as 1 November 1661 [MilfordVR Barbour 81, citing "1:5" and "OL:14"], the earlier date is almost certainly the correct one.)

4. Deliverance Hawes, born Dorchester 11 June 1640 [NEHGR 5:243], bp. there 14 June 1640 [DChR 152]; m. (1) Windsor 18 August 1662 John Rockwell [Grant 63 (gives bride's surname incorrectly as "Hayes"); NYGBR 2:99, 102], son of William Rockwell [1630, Dorchester] [GMB 3:1596]; m. (2) Windsor 2 February 1674[/5] Robert Warner [CTVR 13], son of Andrew Warner [1633, Cambridge] [GMB 3:1930-31].

5. Constant Hawes, born Dorchester 17 July 1642 [NEHGR 5:243], bp. there 22 November 1642 [DChR 155]; m. Dorchester 1 June 1663 Thomas Dewey [DVR 21], son of Thomas Dewey [1633, Dorchester] [GMB 1:537-39 ].

6. Eleazer Hawes, bp. Dorchester 9 March 1644/5 [DChR 157]; m. Dorchester 23 February 1669/70 Ruth Haynes [DVR 22].

7. Jeremiah Hawes (probably), born say 1647; on 19 February 1659/60, "was Jeremi Haaws the servant of Mr. Patten and Thomas Lake the servant & kinsman of our brother Tho[mas] Lake called forth publicly & reproved for his misbehaving in the assembly in the former part of this day it being the Sabbath before the day of humiliation for England" [DChR 32]; on 19 October 1664, "Jeremiah Hawes" signed a petition to the General Court [NEHGR 5:395]; in 1673 "Jeremiah Haws" owed the town of Dorchester 1s. 8d. [DTR 237]; no further record.

Comments: In his will of 9 September 1665, "Richard Hawes of Misenden Magna, co. Bucks., husbandman," included bequests to "my grandchild Obadias Hawes in New England twenty pounds," to "my grandchild Hana Annis Hawes in New England twenty pounds," and to "the rest of my grandchildren in New England ten pounds to be equally divided amongst them" [Archdeaconry of Buckinghamshire Original Wills, 1665, #60; NEHGR 83:328-29]. On 2 March 1651/2, "Thomas Lucas complaineth against Richard Hawes, in an action of the case, to the damage of three pounds twelve shillings" [PCR 7:57].

Bibliographic Note: In 1929 and 1930 Frank Mortimer Hawes published a two-part article in which he set forth many English wills and parish register entries which established the English origin of this immigrant [NEHGR 83:312-29, 84:335-39]. In 1932 the same author republished this article, along with additional material, in book form [Richard Hawes of Dorchester, Massachusetts and Some of His Descendants (Hartford 1932)] (cited a

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Ann Hawes's Timeline

Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England
December 17, 1632
Age 23
Great Missenden, Buckingham, England
March 25, 1635
Age 26
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England
May 27, 1637
Age 28
Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay Colony
June 11, 1640
Age 31
Dorchester (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
July 16, 1642
Age 33
Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 35
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Age 36
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 6, 1662
Age 53
Roxbury (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony