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Obadiah Hawes

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: October 5, 1690 (55)
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Hawes and Ann Hawes
Husband of Mary Hawes and Sarah Hawes
Father of James Hawes; Mary Hawes; Ebeneezer Hawes; Desire Hawes; Richard Hawes and 2 others
Brother of Anna Clapp Hawes; Bethia Seward; Deliverance Warner (Hawes); Constant Dewey; Jeremiah Hawes and 1 other

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About Obadiah Hawes

Buried at Uphams Corner where the ancient stone is still standing in Dorchester Massachusetts

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].

Obadiah Hawes, born as the second child of Richard Haws and Ann Clap 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 Wiswall Holmes, widow of John Holmes [Hawes Gen 26-27].

Obadiah Hawes, married first, probably in 1662, Mary, bapt. in Dorchester 2:1 mo: 1645; died April 21, 1676, daughter of Elder James Humphrey. Her mothers name was Mary. She was admitted to full communion, together with Sarah, the wife of John Holmes, 3:9 mo: 1667. They were Neighbors, perhaps more nearly connected. Mrs. Hawes died the same day the Eleazer Hawes, the brother was killed in battle. She was mother of seven children, the eldest of whom was not thirteen when the mother died.

James Humphrey, his father, Jonas and other members of the family, came with Wendover, Bucks , a short distance from Great Missenden. The Humphrey and Hawes families seen to have been acquainted in the old Country and drawn to Dorchester by a common impulse. (Note will 36, of my Buckinghamshire quotations.) Like his father, James was a tanner and occupied the homestead on Humphrey street, Forchester, so long identified with his family. James was best known as ruling Elder of the church, from 1651 to he death, in 1686 (Gen. Reg. Bol. 2:383). He left a will (Suffolk Probate) which, in the enumeration of bequests first mentions his son-in-law, Obadiah Hawes, and the five living children, Obadiah, James, Desire, Richard, Sarah. It "entreats his loving friends, James Blake and Obadiah Hawes to be the overseers:

Children of Obadiah and Mary (Humphrey) Haws, recorded in Dorchester:

1- Obadiah Haws, born Aug 20, 1663; bapt. 10: 10 moL 1665, between 2 & 3 Years.

2- James Haws, born, Dec 18, 1664; died April 13, 1668

3- Mary Haws, born Oct 3, 1666; died April 13, 1668

4- Ebenezer Haws, born Dec,. 15 1668; bapt. 20: 10 mo: Dec 25, 1668

5- Desireth Haws, (son) born Aug 30,1670; bapt. 13:10 mo: 1671. "Desier" died June 27, 1691 (in his 20th year)

6- Richard Haws, born Dec 19,1672; bapt. 22:10 mo 1672

7- Sarah Haws, born Oct 29, 1674; bapt. 18: 1 mo: 1674-5; died prbably, in Dorchester, April 9, 1697



Robert and Janet Chevalley Wolfe, Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy, "Notes for Richard Hawes and Ann Clapp" Webpage: Richard Hawes of Dorchester, Massachusetts and Some of His Descendants-

James Savage, John Farmer, Orrando Perry, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing three generations, Vol. 2 (Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1860), 380, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive], [HathiTrust].

Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Vol. 3, G-H (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), 250, [AmericanAncestors].

The Dorchester and Weymouth Families of Humphrey, Volume 3- ".... Mary 3; m Obadiah (son of Richard and Ann) Hawes, of Dorchest born about 1 0. e r, . 1 635. Mrs. Mary (Humphrey) Hawes died 21 Apr., 1676 For descendants, , see Sarage ' N w Eng.-

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Obadiah Hawes's Timeline

March 25, 1635
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England
March 25, 1635
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England
March 25, 1635
Great Missenden, Buckingham, England
March 25, 1635
Great Missenden, Buckingham, England
August 20, 1663
Age 28
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
December 18, 1664
Age 29
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
October 3, 1666
Age 31
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
December 15, 1668
Age 33
August 30, 1670
Age 35
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA