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Dorcas (Knowling) Hawkins (1677 - 1757)

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Dorcas Hawkins formerly Knowling
Born in South Pool, Devon, Englandmap
Wife of — married in Aveton Gifford, Devon, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kingsbridge, Devon, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Jan 2015
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Categories: South Pool, Devon.


birth date above is actually baptism date

Birthdate is unlikely to be forthcoming, as there were no birth certificates at that period, and only the baptism was recorded.


  • Parish baptism register (South Pool) via findmypast
  • Devon Marriages; Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Archive ref: 328A/PR/1/1
  • Devon Burials; Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records; Archive ref: 3077A/PR/1/2

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On 21 Jan 2017 at 18:56 GMT Eric Henderson wrote:

Knowling-15 and Knowling-12 appear to represent the same person because: The birthdate of 1685 for Dorcas is an estimate without evidence. However, a baptism record exists for a Dorcas Knowling for 1677 in South Pool, about 8-10 km from Kingsbridge where Dorcas and Richard Hawkins were married in 1706 and about 5 km from Kingsbridge where they died. Given that the 1685 date is unsubstantiated and the 1677 is documented, the profiles should be merged. Eric

Dorcas is 22 degrees from SJ Baty, 22 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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