Person:William Hawkins (35)

William Hawkins
b.Abt 1610 England
m. 1642
  1. Edward HawkinsABT 1639 - BEF 1726
  2. John HawkinsBet 1642 and 1643 - Bet 1725 and 1726
  3. William HawkinsBET 1645 AND 1647 - 1723
  4. Madeleine HawkinsABT 1645 -
  5. Madeline HawkinsABT 1647 - AFT 1682
  6. Mary Hawkins1649 - 1724
  7. Edward Hawkins1660 - 1726
Facts and Events
Name William Hawkins
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 20 Jan 1608/09 Quainton, Buckinghamshire, England
Alt Birth? 20 Jan 1608/09 Exon Glour, Devon County, England
Birth? Abt 1610 England
Immigration? 1634 Arrived in Rhode Island
Property? 20 Dec 1638 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United StatesLand Was Recorded In His Name
Marriage 1642 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United Statesto Margaret Harwood
Death? 1699 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Alt Death? 17 Jun 1699 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Occupation? Farmer

The Oct. 1860 edition of NEHGR contains the following, taken out of a book labelled as a listed of those leaving the port of Plymouth in 1634: "A list of the names and surnames of those persons who are bound for St. Christopher and have taken the Oath of Allegiance before me Mr. William Gourney, Mayor of Dartmouth, they being brought before me the twentyeth day of ffebruary in ye year of our lord God 1634: Imprimis William Haukins, of Exon, Glouer aged 25 yeares or thereabouts...Margarett Harwood of Starkgabriell, Devon, aged 22 yeares or thereabouts." (NEHGR 14:341) The problem with this record is that William the immigrant and his wife Margaret had no children until about 1641 or 1642, an unusual gap for the time.

Listed as a founding member of Rhode Island in NEHGR 1:291. This is likely because he was one of the original 52 men to receive land in 1638.

  1.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:384.
Founders of Providence, Rhode Island
Roger Williams was exiled from Massachusetts Bay in June 1636 for his religious beliefs. He settled the area now known as Providence with a few others, and two years in 1638 purchased it from the Narragansett. He then deeded 12/13 of it to twelve other religious dissenters known as the "Original Proprietors." There also exists in City Hall in Providence a manuscript that purports to show the lands of the first settlers, as originally allotted. It is undated, but appears to have been created before about 1650.
First Comers with Williams: William Arnold, John Smith, William Harris, Francis Wickes, and possibly Joshua Verin and Thomas Angell
Original Proprietors: Stukely Westcott, William Arnold, William Carpenter, John Greene, Thomas James, Robert Cole, William Harris, Thomas Olney, John Throckmorton, Francis Weston, Richard Waterman and Ezekiel Holliman.
Other early landowners (from south to north): Robert Williams - Christopher Unthank - William Hawkins - Robert West - Hugh Bewitt - John Lippitt - Matthew Weston - Edward Hart - Thomas Hopkins - Widow Sayer - Widow Tiler - Nicholas Power - William Wickenden - William Man - William Burrow - Adam Goodwin - Thomas Harris - Joshua Winsor - John Field - William Field - Richard Scott - George Rickard - John Warner - Chad Brown - Daniel Abbott - William Reynods - John Sweet - Alice Daniels - Widow Reeve - Benedict Arnold - John Greene Jr. - Edward Manton - Thomas Painter - Matthew Waller - Gregory Dexter
Resources: History of the State of Rhode Island - Lands and Houses of the First Settlers of Providence

Current Location: Newport County, Rhode Island   Parent Towns: Boston   Daughter Towns: Newport