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08.31.10

MY HAWKINS ANCESTORS OF ESSEX CO., ENGLAND

Posted in Collateral Ancestors at 12:17 pm by admin

(Hawkins lineage of Anne Hawkins wife of Matthew Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts.)

First Generation

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…)

06.02.10

MY CROSBY ANCESTRY, CA 1510

Posted in Collateral Ancestors at 8:09 am by admin

I began my search for my Crosby family ancestors on a visit to York County, England and the community of Holme Upon Spaulding Moor (herefater Holme) in 1998 where my great (11) grandfather Thomas Crosby and his family lived. Holme is an extensive parish about 22 miles southeast of the city of York. I took the accompanying picture of All Saints Church in Holme at that time. It was where the Crosby’s worshiped and dates to the year 1250.

All Saints Church. 1250 to present.


Thomas was born ca 1510 and was buried 16 March 1558-59. The first reference to him in York is on a muster-roll of 30 Henry VIII (1538) where he is identified as an archer with a bow living at Shipton, a parish adjoining Holme. His name also appears on the Yorkshire lay subsidy 303-322 in 36 Henry VIII (1538). (more…)