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William Amadas Hawkins (1530 - 1589)

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CAPT. William Amadas (Sir William) "Younger" Hawkins
Born in Plymouth, Devon, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Plymouth, Devon, Englandmap
Died in Dartford, Kent, Englandmap
Hawkins-348 created 3 Jan 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 20 Oct 2016
21:20: Andrea (Stawski) Pack edited the data for Sir William Hawkins. [Thank Andrea for this]
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Occupation: Ship's Captain, commanded the "Griffin" in the fight against the Spanish Armada

Hawkins, William (c.1519–1589), merchant and sea captain, was the elder of two sons of William Hawkins (b. before 1490, d. 1554/5), merchant and MP, and his wife, Joan, only child of Roger Trelawny, of Brightor, Cornwall, the older brother of John Hawkins.

  • His first wife, whose identity is unknown, Hawkins had a son, William Hawkins, and three daughters.
  • His second wife was Mary Halse,, (by his second wife, Joan, daughter of William Tothill), he had four sons - Richard, Francis, Nicholas, and William, and three daughters-Frances, Mary, and Elizabeth.
  • His widow survived him and became the first wife of Sir Warwick Hele, of Wembury, Devon.
  • William Hawkins's three youngest sons were baptised at St. Andrew's Church, Plymouth, in 1582, 1584, and 1587. A daughter (Grace) was buried in 1582, and another daughter (Clare) was married there, in 1587, to Robert Michell.


Find A Grave Memorial# 80478465 -
Burial: St Nicholas Churchyard, Deptford, London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, England -
Occupation - Governor of Plymouth; Mayor (1567-8,1578-9, and 1587-80)
Religion: Protestant

England Births and Christenings - Name Jane Hawkins Gender Female Christening Date 02 Jan 1633 Christening Place SAINT ANDREW,PLYMOUTH,DEVON,ENGLAND Father's Name William Hawkins Citing this Record - "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014), William Hawkins in entry for Jane Hawkins, 02 Jan 1633; citing SAINT ANDREW,PLYMOUTH,DEVON,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 0896648 IT 2.

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COUGHLAN Family Connections -

Basil Morgan, ‘Hawkins, William (c.1519–1589)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004

Life History - Photos and Stories Capt William Hawkins — FamilySearch.org

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On 8 Sep 2016 at 21:06 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

Hawkins-6409 and Hawkins-348 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate William born 1530

On 8 Oct 2014 at 15:47 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

Hawkins-1534 and Hawkins-348 appear to represent the same person because: Cleaning up a recently merged profile and these two are the same person.

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