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Capt. Thomas Hawkins

Male Abt 1609 - 1648  (~ 38 years)


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  • Name Capt. Thomas Hawkins  [1
    Born Abt 1609  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 20 Oct 1647 and 7 Nov 1648  At sea Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I21339  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2018 

    Family Mary Welles,   b. Abt 1610,   d. Aft 11 Jan 1671, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1628  St. Dunstan's, Stepney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Hannah Hawkins,   b. 8 Oct 1644, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1676, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F12653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "At his death in the autumn of 1648 aboard his own ship, the Peregrine, on a voyage from England to Boston, Capt. Thomas Hawkins, formerly a shipwright in London's Stepney district, was a successful Boston shipbuilder and merchant. James Savage called him 'a man of distinction, a captain and merchant of more enterprise than discretion.' Oliver A. Roberts in his history of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston described Hawkins as 'a busy, restless ship-builder, who owned a ship-yard near his house, made many voyages, was cast away three times, and, at length, as if determined to show that he was not born to be hanged, lost his life by shipwreck.'" [Wilcox, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Wayne Howard Miller Wilcox, "The Ancestry of Katherine Hamby, Wife of Captain Edward Hutchinson of Boston, Massachusetts." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 145:99, 1991; 145:258, 1991.

    2. [S1068] Wayne H. M. Wilcox, "Captain Thomas Hawkins, Shipwright, of London and Dorchester, Massachusetts, and Three Generations of His Descendants." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 151:193, 1997.