(Hawkins lineage of Anne Hawkins wife of Matthew Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts.)
1. John Hawkins, son of John Hawkins (my great (10) grandfather) of Braintree, Essex Co., England was born in Essex Co. about 1570 and died there in 1619 at 49 years of age. He married twice. (1) Unnamed. (2) Mary Levitt 21 February 1603/04 in Essex Co. She died 3 May 1635 in Bocking, Essex Co., at 54 years of age. He was the oldest son and heir. His title was Gentleman and he was a Trustee for the poor. It is believed he lived in a fine mansion in Great Square in Braintree. A tablet identifying his tomb is in the north Chancel Wall of St. Michael the Archangel Church which dates from 1199. Unfortunately the Church Register only dates from 1660
John Hawkins and his unnamed first wife had the following children:
2 i. Eleanor Hawkins baptized in Bocking 6 March 1595 and buried there in 1609.
+ 3. ii. John Hawkins III
4 iii. Francis Hawkins.
5 iv. Mary Hawkins born abt 1590 and married Matthew Wright 8 November 1610.
John Hawkins and Mary Levitt had the following children:
+ 6 v. Anne Hawkins born abt 1604.
7 vi. Sarah Hawkins born abt 1605 and married William Coppin 26 September 1622. (more…)