Person:Jeffery Hawkins (3)

Jeffery Hawkins (3)
b.Abt 1633 England
d.Bef 16 Jan 1712 Pennsylvania, United States
  • F.  Hawkins (add)
  1. Jeffery Hawkins (3)Abt 1633 - Bef 1712
  2. Roger Hawkins (2)Abt 1639 -
  • HJeffery Hawkins (3)Abt 1633 - Bef 1712
  • WDorothy MattockAbt 1641 - 1685
m. 1662
  1. Margaret HawkinsAbt 1664 -
  2. Daniel HawkinsAbt 1665 - Abt 1689
  3. Jane HawkinsAbt 1668 -
  4. Jeffery HawkinsAbt 1670 - Aft 1706
  5. Anne HawkinsAbt 1672 - Abt 1681
  6. John HawkinsAbt 1675 -
  7. Roger HawkinsAbt 1678 -
  8. Sarah HawkinsAbt 1680 -
  9. James HawkinsAbt 1681 - 1755
m. 1687
Facts and Events
Name Jeffery Hawkins (3)
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1633 England
Marriage 1662 All Saints, Norton Bavant, Wiltshire, Englandto Dorothy Mattock
Marriage 1687 Neshaminy, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United Statesto Elizabeth Ellen Pierson
Death? Bef 16 Jan 1712 Pennsylvania, United States

Wiltshire, England

    Jeffery Hawkins was probably born about 1633 (average age from birth to first child of his early descendants was 28 years). No record of the where & when of his birth have been found. It is known that he had a brother, Roger.
     Jeffery & Dorothy (Dorythe Mattock, Christening St. Leonard’s, 02 Jan 1641 Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, England), m. 1662 at All Saints, Norton-Bavant in Wiltshire, England. Their children are listed in the parish register as 1663 Margaret, 1665 Daniel, 1668 Jane, 1670 Jeffery, 1672 Anne (d. 1681), 1674 John, 1678 Roger, and 1680 Sarah. The family arrived in PA in 1682 on the ship Welcome with Wm. Penn on his first visit to America.

From: The Revd 1.RllYS-HUGHES THE RECTORY SUTTON VENY Warminster. Wilts.

All Saints, The Parish Church of Norton Bavant, near Warminster, Wilts.

To: Carl Henry Hawkins,1904-1980.

All Saints, The Parish Church of Norton Bavant, near Warminster, Wilts.
Extracts From the Register Concerning the Hawkins Family.

1654	Rogtow, the daughter of John and Rogtow was born the 16th March.
1656	Winyard, the son of John and Rogtow Hawkins was born the 29th December.
1657	Winyard Hawkins was buried the 12th July.
1657 	Winyard Hawkins, the father of the yunger, Broadweaver, was buried March 27th.
1658 	Winyard Hawkins, the son of John Hawkins and Rogtow his wife was born the 20th day of October.
1659 	Winyard Hawkins, the son of John Hawkins and Rogtow his wife, was buried August 8th.
	Edward Hawkins and Elizabeth Bennett were married the 23rd May.
1662. 	Jeffery Hawkins and Dorothy Mattock were married. (No other details)
1663. 	Margaret, the dau of Jeffery Hawkins and Dorothy his wife baptized  Feb 2?. 
         6th Feb 1663/4* (*see note)
1665.  Daniell, the son of Jeffery & Dorothy		baptized Dec 24th.  24th Dec 1665*
1668	Jane, the daughter of Jeffery & Dorothy		baptized Sep 13th.  13th Sep 1668*
1670.	Jeffery, the son of Jeffery & Dorothy		baptized Sep 18th.  18th Sep 1670*
1672.	Anne, the daughter of of Jeffery & Dorothy	baptized Nov 24th.  24th Nov 1672*
1674.	John, the son of Jeffery & Dorothy		baptized Feb 12th.  12th Feb 1674/5*
1678.	Roger, the son of Jeffery & Dorothy		baptized Jul 14th.  14th Jul 1678*
1680.	Sarah, the daughter of of Jeffery & Dorothy	baptized Jan 25th.  1st Nov 1680*
1666.	Thomas Hawkins and Mary Matthews were married.	Oct 21st.
1681.	Anne Hawkins, the daughter of of Jeffery & Dorothy was buried. May 27th. 25th Oct 1681*
1692.	Esther Hawkins was buried.			Aug 20th
1696.	Enoch Hawkins was buried.			Jul 19th.
1751.	Edward Hawkins and Martha Dicks were married.	Sep18th.
 (Extracted by the Revd. J. Rhys-Hughes, Priest-In-Charge, July 1974)

(Carl Henry Hawkins - NOTE -- The records from England are over 300 years old and may have been copied in new books - and thus may have minor errors. We must realize old scripts stored in old Churches, with roofs that sometimes leak, may have sometimes got wet - even the damp climate of England on stored documents adds to the problems of reading said documents. Some pastors in some churches have trouble reading old Church records because of the old manner of script. Even early printing is difficult for many of us to read. However - there are enough identical and parallel facts in the records from England - to prove beyond reasonable doubt "that it is the same family researched in Welcome Claimants Proved, Disproved And Doubtful by Geo. E. McCracken - 1970.)

    1662. According to the Churchwardens' Presentations at the Sarum Diocesan Record Office (Wilts Notes and Queries.iii.537) there were 6 sectaries in Norton Bavant. Three Anabaptists and one Quaker were presented in 1674 with three others who did not attend Church; and in 16(8)8 there were 8 who refused to conform.
     The church of ALL SAINTS', a dedication mentioned in 1364, (fn. 99) stands now just inside the park gates of Norton Bavant house. It consists of a nave and chancel, south chapel off the middle of the nave, north porch and vestry, and western tower; of these only the tower and the arch into the chapel date from before 1838-40, when the rest of the church was rebuilt by William Walker of Shaftesbury. (fn. 1) The old church was on the same plan as the present, which was, however, 'somewhat enlarged'. (fn. 2) The arch into the chapel is of the 14th century, (fn. 3) and there can be little doubt that the chapel itself housed the chantry mentioned above. A piscina survived in it until the rebuilding. (fn. 4) The two lower stages of the tower are also of the 14th century; the upper of them has a moulded fireplace, the flue of which was blocked when a third stage was rebuilt or added c. 1500. The whole is surmounted by a moulded string course, with angle gargoyles and a battlemented parapet. At the north-east angle of the tower is a stair turret projecting to the north. It is carried well above the top stage of the tower, and has its own string course and battlements, crowned with a small stone spire. (fn. 5) The remainder of the church is of ashlar from Tisbury, in a vaguely Perpendicular style. It was built between 1838 and 1840, partly by church rates but mainly by subscription; John Benett, the lay rector, provided for the chancel and the chapel, while his sisters gave largely toward the remainder. (fn. 6) It was restored at the cost of John Torrance in 1868, while his widow restored the tower in 1894. (fn. 7) 
     The most noteworthy internal feature is the pair of 17th-century wrought-iron gates at the entrance to the chapel. In the chapel are many monuments of the Benett family from 1653 to the present century. Brasses of male and female figures with kneeling children below occupy an indented stone in which only the two upper shields survived at the beginning of the 19th century. One of the shields bears a merchant's mark and the initials W.B., and the other two pairs of shears. (fn. 8) In spite of this the present brass has an inscription to John Benett (d. 1461); this was mentioned by Hoare, who is not clear about the state of the brass in his day. (fn. 9) The font in use dates from the rebuilding of the church. Part of a Norman one was found re-used upside down as the lowest of the tower steps in 1894. (fn. 10) [From: 'Norton Bavant', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 8: Warminster, Westbury and Whorwellsdown Hundreds (1965), pp. 47-58. URL: Date accessed: 31 January 2007.]
     In the Church of All Saints, Norton Bavant, Wiltshire, England, there is a list of the rectors that served the parish. Jeffrey Hawkins and Dorothy Mattock were married there in 1662, and checking the list, we see that starting in 1654 until 1663 there was an unnamed, "intruded preacher" listed. During the English Civil War, the established church became not the Church of England, but Presbyterian or something like that. All priests were required to sign or take an oath to conduct services in that mode. In some instances, the priest was replaced by a preacher of the new denomination, who was later called an intruded preacher. The evicted priests were usually required to leave the village and live at least 5 miles away, so that local loyalty did not affect the preacher's grasp on the community. We see that in 1663, the priest replaced in 1654 returns.  A friend of mine (Gene Paul Hawkins) took some pictures for me At All Saints in August (2003). One was of a list of the Rectors and Vicars. The list pictured reads (under 'Vicars')....1635 John Berjex, 1654 An intruded preacher, 1663 John Berjex (again), 1676 Timothy Thorne, ..... 
[Phillip A. Hawkins: 01 October 2009]

Voyage to America

      The passenger list for the ship Welcome, arriving PA in 1682, has never been found. Geo. E. McCracken in his Welcome Claimants Proved, Disproved and Doubtful published in 1970, lists in his analysis of “Proved” the Hawkins’s Jeffrey, Dorothy, Roger, James, Daniel, Jeffrey, Susanna and Elizabeth. Those he considered as proved he had found letters, deeds, meeting minutes, court records, etc. on to confirm their existence. He lists also Hawkins’s Roger [Jeffery’s broher] and Sarah as “Possible” as there are records of their presence in PA in that immediate time frame.
    The Welcome was a bark of 300 tons capable of carrying 110 passengers & a crew of 30. A passenger list has never been found. The bark was carrying 100 passenger and laden near maximum. “One passenger had come aboard at Deal with incipient small pox…burial at sea was an every day occurrence, until 31, or approximately one-third of the passengers died and went to a watery grave…”). [source: An address to the Welcome Society, 25 Oct 1957, by George P. Orr]
      The children in the parish records are not an exact match with the names on McCracken’s lists of Proved, and Possible. We do find that Jeffery, Dorothy, and children Roger, Daniel, and Jeffery from the Parish list are also considered proved by McCracken. But, what about children Margaret, Jane, John, and Sarah? And who are James, Susanna, and Elizabeth? 

     Warrants indicate that six (6) of Jeffery’s children were with him on the voyage in 1682. Anne had died in 1681, and if Margaret, age 19 had married and stayed in England (no marriage records found), there were the five remaining children from the Parish list that were aboard. The sixth would be James (not listed in the Parish records) who was “proved” by McCracken, and whom we have positive records on. James must have been born in 1681 or ‘82 after the family became Quakers (or possibly at sea). [Keep in mind the "if" concerning Margaret marrying in England. Another "if" is if she didn't marry and did board the Welcome with her family, she would have died at sea. The last "if" is a strong indication that our proven line through James, a Yoeman of Moreland, to Jeffery & Dorothy could be in error. He just might have been the son of Roger & Sarah, Jeffery's brother. 


     Margaret, John, and Sarah are not mentioned in any known records in America. Margaret would have been about 19 in 1682; maybe she married and stayed in England (no known record of this). Margaret, John and Sarah could have perished at sea (“one passenger had come aboard at Deal with incipient small pox…burial at sea was an every day occurrence, until 31, or approximately one-third of the passengers died and went to a watery grave…”). 

     Jane, though not listed by McCracken, must have been one of the six children on board. Later Jane, with her husband Thomas Coverdale, as stated in the probate record were the administrators of her brother Daniel Hawkins' estate. 

     Falls MM reported that Roger (son) married out of unity in 1684. He was administrator of father Jeffery’s estate 16 Jan 1711/12. A Roger m. Elizabeth Holman at St. Mary’s, Burlington in 1712. I know of no known descendants of Roger. PAH

     Who were the Elizabeth and Susanna that McCracken “Proved,” that were not listed in the Parish register? McCracken states that a “?” is placed before their names to express doubt as to whether this Elizabeth [and Susanna] was a child of Jeffery…” My belief is that Elizabeth and Susanna were children of Jeffery’s brother Roger. 

     Records indicate that Roger (a brother to Jeffery), and his wife Sarah were classified by McCracken as “Possible” on the Welcome. His death and relationship is recorded in Fall Quaker minutes of 1689. This Roger had named Wm. Darby (Elizabeth’s husband) heir to the land that Roger had purchased from his brother Jeffery. 

     Susanna had married John Collins. A widow, she sold property in 1690 purchased from Jeffery in 1686. “As is the case with Elizabeth, the doubt is as to whether we have correctly identified Susanna as a child of Jeffrey Hawkins.” Welcome Society 

     It seems that almost everyone that has records on Jeffery & Dorothy have bought into the fallacy that Susanna was “baptized” as Margaret, that Elizabeth was “baptized” as Jane, that James was “baptized” as John, and that Sarah was “baptized” as Anne. Peter R. G. Horton, O.B.E., a very respected Wiltshire researcher, in a reply to this information being included in a letter from Ralph Hawkins Bower stated in 1998, “…the theory is an ingenious one, but it can only be met by complete incredulity. I fear there is or was no English custom of differing baptismal and given names such as he suggests. In fact it was probably about 100 years after the baptisms of the Hawkins children that children were given more than one Christian name….”    

     Concerning Jeffery’s sons, Daniel died in probably 1711, Jeffery  the son in 1706 signed a quit claim on land Jeffery the elder had willed to Jane’s husband and no more is know on him, John is not mentioned in American records (maybe died at sea), and Roger the son is recorded as marrying out of unity, and is the probable Roger mentioned as an early New Jersey settler (no known offspring). I have been contacted by possible descendants of Jeffery’s and brother Roger's daughters, but nothing on any descendants of the sons other than James. Is anyone aware of any descendants of Jeffery’s sons or issue of his brother Roger?   Phillip Ardath Hawkins
    The following is from Hawkins Family Wilts Co., England To Tipton Co., IN and Related Families, by Harold T. Hawkins, ©1989, Selby Publishing Co., Kokomo, Indiana. It was researched in the Indiana State Library by Marietta Henry, and permission for copy was granted by the Welcome Society.

Hawkins data from the book about the Ship Welcome, p.219

HAWKINS, DOROTHY, his wife			proved
HAWKINS, ROGER, his son			proved
HAWKINS, JAMES, his son			proved
HAWKINS, DANIEL, his son			proved
HAWKINS, JEFFREY, his son			proved
HAWKINS, ?SUSANNA, his daughter		proved
HAWKINS, ?ELIZABETH, his daughter		proved
	The following certificate was published by W. J. Buck1  who does not say where he saw it:

		These are to certifie all Friends in Truth and others whom these concern, that Jeffry Hawkins of Norton-Bavant in the County of Wilts being desirous to Transport himself Beyond the Seas with his wife and six children, hath behaved himself honestly and that he is under no engagement of Debts nor any other Misdemeanour as far as we know. In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands- this 12th day of the 6th month, 1682.
		Will. Chandler		John Benet, Lord of the Manor of Norton Bavant
		James Hodges		Tho. Holt
		William Forest		Overseers
		Richard Hedge		Timothy Thorne
		John French		William Vew
	I being in the Country and having made inquiry into the Truth of the Contents of the above written Certificate, I do not find anything Contrary thereunto.
						Lawrence Steel

	The wording of the certificate and Steel's endorsement suggest that perhaps Jeffrey Hawkins was not well known to the signers. Perhaps he had only recently come to Norton-Bavant, or perhaps he was of Norton-Bavant and the signers were of some larger place. On the other hand the one who drew up the certificate may have been unusually careful not to commit himself by saying what he supposed, rather than what he knew to be true. The document also bore the following unusual endorsement.
		Tho. Holmes let the within named Jeffry Hawkins have his head-rights set out to him with what speed can be.     13th  8 month '82            Wm Penn.

	It was pointed out by Francis J. Dallett that on the 13th of the 8th month 1682, the Welcome was at sea, so that it may be presumed that Jeffrey Hawkins was on board the ship.2  Though Albert Cook Myers knew of the certificate, he did not put the Hawkins family on List Q. 
	The name of the first wife is derived from the Makefield Monthly Meeting record of her death in 1685, day and month not stated. Jeffrey Hawkins had leave to marry from Falls Monthly Meeting, 2 9th mo.1687, by certificate to Neshaminy Monthly Meeting [i.e. Middletown, Elizabeth [sic] Pierson, and the marriage took place at Middletown, 21 9th mo. 1687, when he is called husbandman and she Ellin Isic] Pierson, spinster. In this period the word 'spinster' meant 'single woman' and included widows as well as women never married, but the word 'widow' is not used in any record found of Ellen Pierson. [Hinshaw: Falls MM, p 1000, Hawkins: 1657, 9, 2 Jeffary gct to Neshaming MM, to m Elizabeth Pearson [sic].]
	Ellin Pearson of Kirklydam in the County of York, aged about 54 years, came on the ShieId, Mr Daniel Foos, to Maryland, arriving at the beginning of 8th mo. 1684.3  Penn's Receiver General in 1692 paid 13/6 to Ellen Hawkins for work done by her husband at Pensberry formerly.4  Ellen Hawkins died 30 12th mo. 1708/9, recorded at Falls Monthly Meeting.
	The land records for Jeffrey Hawkins are as follows: On 25 9th mo. 1683, 288 acres in Bucks County, "at Purchase," were surveyed and laid out to Jeffrey Hawkins, "by Vertue of two Warrant [sic] from the Governor the 1st dated the 13th of the 8th month 1682 (i.e. the endorsement on the certificate], the other the 11th of the 9th mo. 1683," land adjoining John Luff, survey returned 15 of 6th mo. 1685.5 Luff, also a First Purchaser, was from Market Lavington, Wiltshire.6
	Jeffrey Hawkins, planter, conveyed to his brother Roger Hawkins, planter, for [8/15/0, 100 acres, part of a grant confirmed by William Penn to Jeffrey Hawkins and heirs, date of deed 4 7th mo. 1685, signed by mark.7 Jeffrey Hawkins [the son?] conveyed to John Collins and wife Susannah Collins, 1 7th mo. 1686, for £9/12/6, 110 acres, part of the same property as the preceding deed.8  Jeffrey Hawkins, laborer, conveyed to son Daniel Hawkins, 1 10th mo. 1687, for £5, all land on the west side of a run of water on Jeffrey Hawkins' land, 100 acres + (no recital but bounds indicate part of same property), all in Falls Township. The mark of Roger Hawkins appears as a witness but Jeffrey Hawkins was able to sign his own name.9
	On 29 Dec. 11 Anne 1712 Roger Hawkins, late of Bristol, Bucks County, laborer, for 5/-, grants to Jonathan Nutt of Falls Township, a release and quitclaim for 210 acres in possession of Jonathan Nutt, granted to Jeffrey Hawkins, "my father," by William Penn, 7th mo. 1685, 110 acres of which were sold to John and Susannah Collins, 1 7th mo. 1686, sold by said Susannah, widow of John, to John Liddell, 11 10th mo. 1690; the other 100 acres Jeffrey conveyed to son Daniel, 1 10th mo. 1687, confirmed and conveyed by Thomas Croasdale being sole executor to his brother-in-law, said Daniel, to Henry Liddell, 10 7th mo. 1689. Then these two pieces were taken in execution at the suit of Isaac Meritt by Wm Croasdale, then High Sheriff of Bucks County, and sold to Jonathan Nutt.10
	Jeffrey Hawkins had on 6 2nd mo. 1686 witnessed the wedding of Joseph Chorley. Administration on the estate of Jeffrey Hawkins of [blank] was granted 16 Jan. 1711/12 to Rodger Hawkins of Bucks County,11 and on 14 Aug. 1712 administration was granted to Roger Hawkins and two others. 12* Jeffrey Hawkins was an abutter,12 June 1723, of Samuel Dark, Robert Lucas, Richard Hough, Henry Marjoram, and Jonathan Nutt.13 This may pertain to the son Jeffrey but as deeds sometimes name as abutters persons long dead, we cannot be sure.
  Issue: surname Hawkins
	 i. Roger, reported to   have m. out, 4 4th mo. 1684, Falls Monthly   Meeting, wife's name not stated or found; was   admin. of father, 1712; may have m. (2) 11, 14   or 15 June 1712, at St. Mary's, Burlington,   Elizabeth Holman.14 He gave release and   quitclaim to Jonathan Nutt, 29 Dec. 11 Anne
1712; 1712 was also admin. of Jonathan Graves.
	ii. James, first recorded as having leave to m.  Mary Ellot from Falls Monthly Meeting, 4 5th
mo. 1705, which puts him in the family under discussion. Then he moved to Abington Monthly
Meeting which gave a certificate to him with wife Mary to return to Falls, 30 11th mo. 1709; next Mary, wife, not widow, of James, was granted a certificate at Falls, 7 1st mo. 1711; after that in 1734 James was among the landholders of Moreland Manor, with 50 acres of land.15
	iii. Daniel, witnessed 23 3rd mo. 1688 will of Joshua Boare.16 On 1 10th mo. 1687 his father conveyed to him 100 acres. l7*  Upon Daniel's death, date unknown, his brother in-law Thomas Croasdale was sole executor, as stated in the deed quoted above, but no record of this administration has been found. Moreover, who this Thomas Croasdale was is puzzling. The immigrant Thomas Croasdale [see p. 146] died in 1682, had no son Thomas and the grand sons were hardly old enough by 1712 to have married and served as executor of a brother-in-law's estate. 
	iv. Jeffrey, of Philadelphia, laborer, on 1 Mar. 1706 when he gave release to Elizabeth, relict of William Darby, to sell property formerly belonging, in succession, to his father and his uncle Roger.
	v.  ?Elizabeth, m. William Darby (heir to Roger Hawkins the elder on whom see the next sketch) who was dead by 1706. The ? in front of this name is intended to express doubt as to whether this Elizabeth was a child of Jeffrey Hawkins. He undoubtedly had six children with him on the Welcome.
	vi. ?Susanna, m. John Collins who was dead by 11 10th mo. 1690 when as his widow she sold property purchased from Jeffrey Hawkins the elder on 1 7th mo. 1686. As in the case with Elizabeth, the doubt is as to whether we have correctly identified Susanna as a child of Jeffrey Hawkins.
1*    PMHB 8:430.     The principal research for this sketch was done by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr.
2*    TAG 41:220.			3*    PMHB  9:227;  BHBC  678.
4*    PMHB 35:205.			5*    W&S  3:165.
6*    3 PA 3:336.
7*    BD 1:14, ackr. 10 1st mo. 1685/6, rec. 1 3rd mo. 1687.
8*    BD 1:48, ack. 8 7th mo. 1686, rec. 12 7th mo. 1686.
9 *   BD 1:135, ackn. 14 10th mo. 1687, rec. 1 11th mo. 1687.
10*  BD 4:254.        			1l*   PGM 20:50.
12*  PGM 20:51.         		13*  PGSP 6:276.
14*  PGSP 2:245.       		15*  PGSP 1:176.
16*  PGSP 1:220.        		17*  BD 1:135.

*HAWKINS, ROGER the elder		possible
*HAWKINS, SARAH, his wife		possible
      This man is identified as a brother of Jeffrey Hawkins the elder by a record of Falls Monthly Meeting dated 6 9th mo. 1689, shortly after the death of Roger. On 4 7th mo. 1685, Jeffrey Hawkins, planter, conveyed to Roger Hawkins, planter, for £8/15, 100 acres, part of a grant confirmed to Jeffrey Hawkins by William Penn.1  This deed does not call the grantee a brother but on 1 March 1706, Jeffrey Hawkins of Philadelphia, laborer, gave a release to Elizabeth, widow of William Darby, in which he recites that his father Jeffrey had sold to his brother Roger (uncle of the younger Jeffrey) the property mentioned in the deed of 1685.2  In a deed of Jeffrey Hawkins to his son Daniel dated 1 10th mo. 1687, the mark of Roger Hawkins appears as witness.3  Roger Hawkins was also a witness on 17 4th mo. 1683 to the marriage of Samuel Dark and Ann Knight and again in 1684 to the marriage of Richard Lundy.
     Now Jeffrey Hawkins was from Norton-Bavant, Wiltshire, and brought a certificate, which, from William Penn's endorsement made on it during the voyage of the Welcome, proves that Jeffrey, his first wife and their six children, were passengers on that vessel. Roger is not included in this certificate but he may have brought one of his own which has not come to light. There is no proof that he was on the Welcome but he and his wife remain possibilities. No Hawkins can be found in Friends records of Gloucestershire or Wiltshire.
     The Makefield Monthly Meeting records the death of Sarah, wife of Roger Hawkins, 20 5th mo. 1687. On 4 4th mo. 1684, Roger Hawkins had been disowned by Falls Monthly Meeting for marrying out of unity, but it seems most probable that the man disowned was his nephew and not the elder Roger, since Friends seem to have been interested enough to record Sarah's death and also to report on 2 8th mo. 1689 that Roger Hawkins was then dead and buried. In the release by his nephew Jeffrey, cited above, reference is made to a will of this Roger, "dated" but the date is left blank, in which the 100 acres bought from his brother were willed to William Darby. No Hawkins will has been found in the counties of Bucks, Chester or Philadelphia, or in New Jersey. Perhaps Roger Hawkins made a nuncupative will and the witnesses neglected to record it by deposition, hence the need for the release by his nephew in 1706 to clear the title. In any case, no surviving issue of Roger and Sarah Hawkins has been found.
 1*  BD 1:14. The principal research for this sketch was done by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr.
 2*  BD 3:313. 			3*  BD 1:135.    
________  End of material copied from the Welcome book in the Indiana State Library _______                                       

    From Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Deed Records, 1684-1763, by John David Davis: Page 135, 1 Dec 1687, Jeffrey Hawkins, laborer, of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania to his son Daniel Hawkins, of same, 5 (English pounds), 100 acres...bounded by Thomas Dickerson. Signed Jeffrey Hawkins. Wit: Roger (x) Hawkins and Henry Baker.
    From Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Deed Records, 1684-1763, by John David Davis: Page 48, 1July 1686, Jeffrey Hawkins, laborer, of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania to John & Susanna Collins, laborer, of same 9 (English pounds), 110 acres...bounded by John Luff...patented 4 Jul 1685. Signed Jeffrey Hawkins. Wit: Israel Taylor, Robert Lucas, and John Saxby.
   I am not aware that a plat of  our Hawkins’s early holdings exists, and I have not seen any description of the properties by anyone. I believe that the following information offered here locates it on the west side of Morrisville, PA, across from Trenton, NJ.
    It is 5 miles across the top of Falls Twp. per Google Earth. A likely projection of the Hawkins properties as described could be From the Delaware along the North Falls County line, using the “jogs,” Woods 1.42 mi + 590 acres, Hawkins 1.54 mi + 550 acres, Kirkbride .89 mi. +500 acres, and Lucas 1.18 mi +322 acres. The Hawkins’s 550 acres would require an area of .859% of a 640 acre square mile. A rectangle with a side 1.54 mi., and containing 640 acres would require the squared side to be .654 mi. A Hawkins rectangle requires that the squared side to be 86% or .558 mi.
    From "The History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania by William Watt Davis, published 1905. (Google Digitization)."
    p102 ~ Bucks County, at the September term, 1692, appointed a jury, and directed them to meet at the Neshaminy meeting-house, in Middletown, the 27th to divide the county into townships. They reported at the December term, dividing the settled portions into five townships, viz : Makefield, Falls, Buckingham, now Bristol, Salem, now Bensalem, and Middletown, giving the metes and bounds. 
   The following is the text of the report: "The uppermost township being called Makefield to begin at the uppermost plantations and along the river to the uppermost part of John Wood's land, and by the lands formerly belonging to the Hawkinses and Joseph Kirkbride and widow Lucas' land, and so along as near as may be in a straight line to -- in Joshua Hoops' land.
    "The township at the falls being called - is to begin at Pennsbury and so up the river to the upper side of John Woods' land, and then to take in the Hawkinses, Joseph Kirkbride and widow Lucas' lands, and so the land along that creek, continuing the same until it takes in the land of John Rowland and Edward Pearson, and so to continue till it come with Pennsbury upper land, then along Pennsbury to the place of beginning. Then Pennsbury as its laid out.
    p103 ~ It will be noticed that the report of the jury to lay out these townships leaves the name of Falls, blank, a matter to be determined in the future. But the location gave it the name it bears; and for years it was as often called "the township at the Falls." as Falls township. We doubt whether its original limits have been curtailed, and its generous area, fourteen thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight acres, is probably the same now as when first organized.
    pp 193-194 ~ Within a few years after the settlement of the province, great trouble and inconvenience were found in the transfer of real estate, by reason of the discrepancy between the quantity called for in the warrant, and that returned in the survey. To remedy the difficulty, the commissioners of property ordered a re-survey of all the lands taken up, and a warrant was issued to John Cutler12 surveyor of Bucks county, August 11th, 1702. In the warrant he was directed to re-survey only the lands of Bristol and Falls township,
    Falls [Twp.], Jeffrey Hawkins 555, Joseph Wood 590, and Robert Lucas 322 acres; Makefield [Twp.] ……
                              Phillip A. Hawkins    May 2016
      • --***
    This family line is designated as Family Group 04 in the Hawkins Worldwide DNA Project that I started in 2003. Project information may be viewed at Numerous newsletters are archived on the linked 'HOME' page. [Phillip Ardath Hawkins 27 Jan 2016.]
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