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William Amadas Hawkins (abt. 1519 - 1589)

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Capt. William Amadas "Younger" Hawkins
Born about in Plymouth, Devon, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Plymouth, Devon, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Dartford, Kent, Englandmap
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Hawkins-348 created 3 Jan 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 22 Apr 2017
19:54: J Steinbach edited the Preferred Name for William Hawkins. (Removed Sir from Preferred Name field. Only one name allowed in that field. DB Error 733) [Thank J for this]
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William Hawkins is a member of the royalty, nobility or aristocracy in the British Isles.
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  1. Ship's Captain, commanded the "Griffin" in the fight against the Spanish Armada
  2. Governor of Plymouth; Mayor (1567-8,1578-9, and 1587-80)

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, (daughter of John 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.


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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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