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John Hawkes

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: England
Death: July 20, 1628 (49-57)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of . Hawkes
Husband of Margaret Hawkes and Mary Cowper
Father of Margaret Fearing; John Hawkes; Stephen Hawke; Adam Hawkes and Matthew Hawke

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About John Hawkes


There was a John Hawks living in Hingham, Norfolk, England when sons were baptized in 1602 and 1605. On 27 Jan 1612, a John Hawks there married Mary Cowper. A daughter of John was baptized at St. James in Norwich on 3 Sep 1626, and a son Nicholas bpt 21 Dec 1628. A John Hawks died 20 July 1628, and Nicholas Hawks d. 14 May 1629. Since Adam Hawks came on the same ship as [his brother] John, it would seem that they were either brothers or father and son. Ages make more sense if they are brothers, children of John who married Mary Cowper as a second wife and died in 1628.

John [Sr.] died without a will, leaving his wife with 9 children ages 3 to 19.


From Adam Hawkes of Saugus, Mass. 1605-1672, p. 1: Adam Hawke, son of John Hawke, was baptized 26 Jan. 1605 at St. AndrewsChurch, Hingham, Norfolk, England, according to the Parish Register there. An older brother Stephen, son of John Hawke, had been baptized there on 4 Dec. 1602. The parish register was started in 1600, and it contains no record of other children of this family. The marriage of John Hawke and Mary Cowper is recorded on 27 Jan. 1612. This may possibly be a second marriage of the father of Adam and Stephen, although no death is recorded for their mother; or perhaps it is the marriage of an older brother, born before the parish register was started, or born elsewhere. There is no further mention of this family in the register or other records in the Parish Chest.


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John Hawkes's Timeline

Age 27
Hingham, Norfolk, England
January 26, 1605
Age 30
Westbury, Leigh, Wiltshire, England
Age 35
Age 37
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Age 42
Hingham, Norfolk, England
July 20, 1628
Age 53
Norwich, Norfolk, England