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Thomas Hawkins (1610 - 1675)

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Captain Thomas Hawkins
Born in Kent, Englandmap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married [date unknown] in Rappahannock, Essex, Virginiamap
Husband of — married after in Rappahannock, Essex, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock county, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jan 2011 | Last significant change: 13 Mar 2019
16:12: Janne (Shoults) Gorman deleted a message from Teresa Downey on the page for Thomas Hawkins (1610-1675). [Thank Janne for this]
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Captain Thomas Hawkins, Sr. was born in Kent, England after 1610. He came to the Virginia Colony in 1632 on board the ship the James which left England on July 31, 1632 [1] and settled in Old Rappahannock county. Thomas was a vestryman of Sittingbourne Parish, Rappahannock county, in 1665 and a justice of Rappahannock in 1670 or earlier.

Thomas married first Mary Elizabeth Lucas and their children were John, Thomas, Elizabeth and Hannah. After her death he married Francis (Frances) and their children were Thomas Jr and John. There are on record in Essex deeds in 1659 and 1662 from Thomas Hawkins and Mary, his wife.

His Will, dated February 8, 1675, was proved in Rappahannock county, in November, 1677. (Note: "Old Rappahannock" County was founded in 1656 from part of Lancaster County, Virginia and became extinct in 1692 when it was divided to form Essex County and Richmond County, Virginia) His legatees were his wife, Frances, his sons Thomas and John. He gave to his daughter, Elizabeth, his former wife's diamond ring and pearl necklace, and if she died, gave them to his daughter, Hannah.

The eldest son, Major Thomas Hawkins, Jr. commanded a force raised in several counties along the Rappahannock River. Major Hawkins probably died without an heir, prior to 1696. In 1696 and 1698, the lands that weren’t patented by Captain Thomas Hawkins in 1662 and 1666 were conveyed from John Hawkins, only son and heir of Captain Thomas Hawkins. The Will of John Hawkins, dated February 1725/26 was proved in Essex county, June, 1726. His legatees were his sons, Thomas and William, and daughter, Mary.

Researcher's Notes

  • Will of Thomas Hawkins dated February 8, 1675, proved Rappahannock, VA Nov 20, 1677, legacy to wife, Frances, names daughters Elizabeth and Hannah, brother Samuel
  • Will of Thomas Lucas Sr, states "...son-in-law Captain Thomas Hawkins, granddaughter Mary Hawkins, son Thomas Lucas, Executor...", Oct 14, 1669, VA County Records, pg 9


  1. Ferrar MS400
  • The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 4, by Philip Alexander Bruce and William Glover Stanard, published by the Virginia Historical Society, 1896, page 151
  • Hawkins DNA Project, William Lattimer Hawkins
  • Moseley Book 2 of 2, Appendix Book 1
  • John Boddie, 1957, Historical Southern Families, Vol IV, Married Well and Often
  • D'Aiutolo, Forsythe, Mitton & Hutton, Moseley Book 2 of 2, Appendix to Book 1 of 2
  • William Lattimer Hawkins DNA Hawkins Project
  • Family Tree DNA, Moseley/Mosley Project

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On 29 Dec 2018 at 20:29 GMT Seely (Kenny) Foley wrote:

I do not believe this Thomas Hawkins should be added as the father of the John Hawkins who died in AA Co. MD in 1675. Both men appear to be the same generation, the bio states there was still a John Hawkins living in the VA county in 1725, and there is no proof showing any of this Hawkins family to MD.

On 26 Dec 2018 at 07:13 GMT Janne (Shoults) Gorman wrote:

Hawkins-2504 and Hawkins-349 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate

On 26 Dec 2018 at 07:03 GMT Janne (Shoults) Gorman wrote:

Hawkins-8175 and Hawkins-349 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate

On 29 Nov 2018 at 02:49 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

I've posted some comments on this page that appear to pertain to this Thomas.

On 29 Nov 2018 at 02:13 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hawkins-8175 and Hawkins-2504 appear to represent the same person because: same dates/locations & both married to Mary Lucas. Please merge. Thanks!

On 2 Jan 2018 at 18:28 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

You might want to explain why he had two sons named Thomas.

On 3 Oct 2016 at 01:08 GMT David Hughey Ph.D. wrote:

Hawkins-5061 and Hawkins-2504 appear to represent the same person because: Seem to be the same son of Thomas Hawkins, mother uncertain. Same birth years.

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