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Joseph Hawley (1603–1690), born in Parwich, Derbyshire, England, was the first of the Hawley name to come to America in 1629. He settled at Stratford, Connecticut in 1650, becoming the town's first town clerk or record keeper, tavern (ordinary) keeper and a shipbuilder.
Joseph settled at Stratford, Connecticut in 1650, becoming the town's first town clerk or record keeper, and a shipbuilder.
According to the Hawley Society, his parentage is still unknown.
- ↑ Joseph Hawley (Captain), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Jacobus, Donald Lines. History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. (New Haven, Conn.: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932), 1:264.
Joseph Hawley. Deputy for Stratford, May 1658, Oct 1665, Oct. 1667, May and Oct. 1668, May and Oct. 1669, May and Oct. 1670, May and Oct. 1671, Oct. 1673, May and Oct. 1674, Oct. 1675, May 1677, May 1678, Oct. 1680, May and Oct. 1681, May and Oct. 1682, May 1683, May and Oct. 1684, Oct. 1685, May and June 1687. Commissioner for Stratford, 1682-87, 1689-91. He was named as uncle in will of Ephraim Booth, 1683; perhaps he m, a sister of Richard Booth, or vice versa. His sister Hannah m. (1) John Ufford of Milford, whom she divorced, and (2) Capt. John Beard. A bro. was prob. Thomas of Roxbury, whose dau. Dorothy, bapt. 20 June 1658, m. John Booth of Stratford. "J. H." d. at Stratford 20 May 1690 (g. s.). Will 17 Sept. 1689, of Joseph Hawley, yeoman, sometime Justice of the Peace; wife Katharine; sons Samuel, Ephraim, John; Samuel's son Joseph; gr. children John and Joseph Chapman at Saybrook; daus. Hannah Nichols and Mary Coe; land at Woodbury ; Capt. John Beard to put a final issue to any difference; Mr. Israel Chauncey, £5. Inv. 4 June 1690.
- ↑ The Hawley Line, in Holman, Mary Lovering; Winifred Lovering Holman; and Helen Pendleton Winston Pillsbury. Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and his wife, Frances Helen Miller: Compiled for Helen Pendleton (Winston) Pillsbury. (Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press, 1948), 414-16.
Joseph1 Hawley, born in England, about 1603, died in Stratford, Conn., 20 May 1690. … This (date of birth) seems erroneous. His first child of record was b. 9 Jan. 1649-50. and his son older than this child was b. about 1647-48. This would date his marriage as about 1645. and if he were b. in 1603, he would be at least 42 when he was m. While this is possible, it is improbable. Unless some family tradition has come down 3 centuries stating that he was b. in Parwich, in 1603 (since the registers of Parwich do not begin until 1630), it is difficult to see how this has become established. His will shows that he owned land in Parwich, but he may not have been b. there. … Joseph Hawley is said to have come from Parwich, Derbyshire, arriving in Boston, about 1629, according to statements by various authors. It is not clear how this is known and as there was apparently but one settler in Boston before 1630, it seems possible that this also is an unsubstantiated tradition. He appeared in Stratford before 1649, when his first [recorded] child was apparently born there.
- Hawley, Elias S. (Elias Sill). The Hawley Record. (Buffalo, N.Y.: Press of E. H. Hutchinson & Co., 1890), 429-34.
- ↑ The reason for the title of "Captain" is not evident. Mr. Jacobus did not include any military title in his narrative, and Elias Hawley did not use the title in his narrative.