William Hawkins

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William Hawkins, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at England, before 1617.1 He died after 1699.1

William married Margaret (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), say 1650.1,2

Austin notes that he received land in Providence in 1638, so was born probably before 1617. Yet his children do not come of age until nearly 40 years later, in the late 1670's and 80's and were likely born in the 1650's & 60's. By Austin's notes he died after 1699, so was probably at least 85 or so, somewhat older than might be expected. It must be considered (strongly?) that Austin conflated two William Hawkins to one, but until further evidence is found, I leave it as Austin has it.1


Margaret (…) b. say 1620
  • John Hawkins1 b. say 1651, d. 1726
  • Madeline Hawkins1 b. say 1655
  • William Hawkins+1 b. say 1657, d. 6 Jul 1723
  • Mary Hawkins1 b. say 1660, d. Feb 1724
  • Edward Hawkins1 b. say 1665, d. 24 May 1726
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  1. [S913] John Osborne Austin, The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island: Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690 (With Many Families Carried to the Fourth Generation). Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1887, 316-318. CD-ROM reprint, Compendium of New England Pioneers: A Collection of 14 Classic Genealogical Dictionaries of Early New England Settlers (Columbia, Maryland: Archive CD Books USA, 2006), further cited as Rhode Island Dictionary.
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 724, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).