||John Hawkins was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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John Hawkins was born to a prominent family in Plymouth in the county of Devon. He was the second son of William Hawkins (b. before 1490, d. 1554/5) and Joan Trelawny, daughter and sole heir of Roger Trelawny of Brighton, Cornwall. William Hawkins was a merchant, shipowner and sea captain who successfully avoided permanent entanglement with either of the religious factions in the English Reformation, serving in Parliament under both Henry VIII and Mary I. William was especially well known in the court of Henry VIII as one of the principal sea captains, dating from his voyage to the New World in about 1527 (a first for an Englishman). The young John and his older brother grew up following their father's trade.
John Hawkins was a 16th century British naval commander and slave trader who entered into conflict with Spain.
Born in 1532 in Plymouth, England, John Hawkins established himself as a merchant and slave trader, eventually having hostile encounters with Spanish naval forces. He later became treasurer and controller of the English navy and oversaw the creation of more technologically advanced vessels. He died on November 12, 1595 while en route to a raid in Puerto Rico.
Buried: Somewhere off the coast of Portobelo
b. 1552, 2nd s. of William Hawkins (ante 1490 - 1554/5) and Joan Trelawny (Father: Roger Trelawny of Brighton, Cornwall). m. (1) c.1559, Katharine (d.1591), da. of Benjamin Gonson, treasurer of the navy, 1s.; (2) Margaret (d.1619), da. of Charles Vaughan of Hergest Court, Herefs., s.p. Kntd. 1588.
According to the history of Parliament, he had one child by Katherine Gonson, a son.
The Hawkins family of Plymouth - http://www.devonheritage.org/Nonplace/History/TheHawkinsfamilyofPlymouth.htm
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