John Hawks1

#2169, (say 1610 - circa 29 June 1662)
Relationship7th great-grandfather of William David Lewis

Family

Elizabeth Browne b. 1621, d. 1683
Children 1.John Hawks Jr+8 (1643 - )
 2.Nathaniel Hawks8 (1644/45 - s 1646)
 3.Elizabeth Hawks+8 (1646/47 - b 1682)
 4.Anna Hawks+8 (1648 - 1705)
 5.Isaac Hawks8 (1650 - 1659)
 6.Mary Hawks8 (1652 - )
 7. Joanna Hawks+8,9 (1653/54 - 1729)
 8.Dea. Eleazer Hawks+9 (1655 - 1727)
 9.Sarah H. Hawks+8 (1657 - 1751)
 10.Gershom Hawks8 (1659 - )
John Hawks was also known as John Hakes.1 
John Hawks was also known as John Hawkes.1 
Birth*say 1610He was born say 1610 at EnglandB.1 
between 1632 and 1634He migrated to Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MassachusettsB, between 1632 and 1634.1,2 
3 September 1634Was admitted as a freeman on 3 September 1634 at Suffolk Co., MassachusettsB.1 
3 September 1634He was admitted as a Freeman on 3 September 1634 at Dorchester, Massachusetts.3 
Marriage*circa 1642He married Elizabeth Browne, daughter of William Browne and Lydia Ward, circa 1642; est. date.1 
18 April 1659He was a signer of the Agreement on the Removal to Norwottuck (later Hadley) on 18 April 1659 at Nathaniel Ward's House, Hartford, Connecticut.4,5 
between 1659 and 1661He and Elizabeth Browne removed between 1659 and 1661 to Hadley, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsB.6 
Death*circa 29 June 1662He died circa 29 June 1662 at Hampshire Co., MassachusettsB.1 
Burial*30 June 1662He was buried on 30 June 1662 at Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsB; est.date.1 
Probate31 March 1663His estate was probated on 31 March 1663 at Hampshire Co., MassachusettsB.7 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S305] William Richard Cutter, compiler, New England Families Genealogical and Memorial, Volume III, 3rd Series (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915), p. 1476-1477.
  2. [S433] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, original data P. William Filby, ed. (Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012), online Ancestry.com, Source Citation: Place: Massachusetts; Year: 1634; Page Number: 13. PAIGE, LUCIUS R. List of Freemen of Massachusetts, 1630-1691. Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 2002. 60p.
  3. [S305] William Richard Cutter, New England Families III, 3rd Series, p. 1476-7, entry for HULING.
  4. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley, including the Early History of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby Masssachusetts (Springfield, Mass.: H.R. Hunting and Company, 1905), p. 11: "The Agreement or Engagement of those who intended to remove from Connecticut to Massachusetts, is dated at Hartford, April 18, 1659, and is recorded on the first book of Hadley records. The following is a copy of that Agreement and of some proceedings of a later date recorded with the other:
    "At a meeting at Goodman Ward's house, in Hartford, April i8th, 1659, the company there met engaged themselves under their own hands, or by their deputies, whom they had chosen, to remove themselves and their families out of the jurisdiction of Connecticut into the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts, as may appear in a paper dated the day and year abovesaid. The names of the engagers are these [ * indicates did not remove, or stayed but a short time]:
    John Webster [of Hartford]
    John Marsh [of Hartford]
    James Northam [of Wethersfield]

    William Goodwin [of Hartford]
    Robert Webster* [of Hartford]
    Samuel Gardner [of Wethersfield]

    John Crow [of Hartford]
    William Lewis Jr.* [of Hartford]
    Thomas Edwards* [of Wethersfield]

    Nathaniel Ward [of Hartford]
    Nathaniel Standley [of Hartford]
    John Hubbard [of Wethersfield]

    John White [of Hartford]
    Samuel Church [of Hartford]
    Thomas Dickinson [of Wethersfield]

    John Barnard [of Hartford]
    William Markum [of Hartford]
    Robert Boltwood [of Wethersfield]

    Andrew Bacon [of Hartford]
    Samuel Moody [of Hartford]
    Samuel Smith Jr* [of Wethersfield]

    William Lewis [of Hartford]
    Zechariah Field [of Hartford]
    William Gull [of Wethersfield]

    William Westwood [of Hartford]
    Widow Westly* [of Hartford]
    Luke Hitchcock* [of Wethersfield]

    Richard Goodman [of Hartford]
    Widow Watson* [of Hartford]
    Richard Montague [of Wethersfield]

    John Arnold* [of Hartford]
    Andrew Warner [of Hartford]
    John Latimer* [of Wethersfield]

    William Partrigg [of Hartford]
    Mr. John Russell Junior [of Wethersfield]
    Peter Tilton [of Windsor]

    Gregory Wilterton* [of Hartford]
    Nathaniel Dickinson [of Wethersfield]
    John Hawkes [of Windsor]

    Thomas Standley [of Hartford]
    Samuel Smith [of Wethersfield]
    Richard Billings

    Samuel Porter [of Windsor]
    Thomas Coleman [of Wethersfield]
    Benj. Harbert*

    Richard Church [of Hartford]
    John Russell, senior [of Wethersfield]
    Edward Benton*

    Ozias Goodwin* [of Hartford]
    John Dickinson [of Wethersfield]
    John Catling*

    Francis Barnard [of Hartford]
    Philip Smith [of Wethersfield]
    Mr. Samuel Hooker*

    James Ensign* [of Hartford]
    John Coleman [of Wethersfield]
    Capt. John Cullick*, not fully engaged

    George Steele* [of Hartford]
    Thomas Wells [of Wethersfield]
    Daniel Warner

    1st. We whose names are above written do engage ourselves mutually one to another, that we will, if God permit, transplant ourselves and families to the plantation purchased, on the east side of the river of Connecticut, beside Northampton, therein to inhabit and dwell by the 29th of September come twelve months, which will be in the year 1660. [Meaning Sept. 29th, 1660.]
    2d. That each of us shall pay the charges of the land purchased according to his proportion, as also for the purchase of Hockanum.
    3d. That we will raise all common charges, of what sort soever, for the present, upon the land that men take up: mow, plow land and house lot, according to the proportion of land that each man takes of all sorts; and all charges shall be paid as they shall arise and be due, from the date hereof.
    4th. That if any persons so engaging be not inhabiting there by the time aforesaid, then, notwithstanding their payment of charges, their lands and what is laid out in rates shall return to the town: and yet this article doth not free men from their promise of going and inhabiting.
    5th. That no man shall have liberty to sell any of his land till he shall inhabit and dwell in the town three years; and also to sell it to no person, but such as the town shall approve on.
    Agreed that all those persons that will go up within three weeks shall give in their names by this day fortnight, and then those that are so agreed shall take up a quarter together, and so those that follow shall take up another quarter, so they do it together, or so far as their numbers run.
    Agreed also that no persons shall fell any trees upon any lot of ground lotted out, or to be lotted out, but upon his own ground or lot, or against his own lot within ten rods of the same in the highway. The land to be lotted is either what is for the homelots, or between the homelots and the meadow.
    It is agreed also by the said company, upon the 25th of April, 1659, that they will purchase the lands on the west side of the great river, above Napanset, if it can be bought, and that each of the said engagers will pay their several proportions to the said purchase, according to what they have put in to take up lands by, at the time of their said engagement: witness their hands, dated April the 18th 1659.". Hereinafter cited as History of Hadley (rev. ed.).
  5. [S328] Henry R. Stiles, editor, History of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut, Vol. I (New York: The Grafton Press, 1904), p. 163.
    Of the fifty-nine signers, thirty-six or thirty-seven were from Hartford, twenty front Wethersfield, and two or three from Windsor. Those from Wethersfield were:
    John Russell; Sen., Samuel Gardner; Rev. John Russell, Jr.; Nathaniel Dickinson; John Hubbard, son of George; John Dickinson and Thomas Dickinson, sons of Nath'l.; Thomas Edwards, of Hoccanum (Wethersfield); Samuel Smith, son of Rev. Henry, dec'd.; Robert Boltwood; William Gull; Thomas Coleman; Luke Hitchcock; John Colman, son of Thomas; Philip Smith; Thomas Welles, son of Hugh Welles and son-in-law of Thomas Coleman; Samuel Smith, Jr., s. of Samuel, the Felimonger; Richard Montague; James Northam; John Latimer.
    Smith, Montague and Russell had belting-mills at Hadley; Montague was a baker.
    By year end all had moved to Hadley save five who remained in Wethersfield, viz., Edwards, Samuel Smith, Jr., Hitchcock, Montague and Latimer.
    In March of 1661, Nathaniel Dickinson, Jr., Thomas Graves and his sons Isaac and John, Samuel Belden, and Samuel Dickinson (son of Nathaniel) "signed another agreement to remove to the West side of the River at Norwottock."
    . Hereinafter cited as Ancient Wethersfield I.
  6. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley (rev. ed.), "In the same year, 1658, some of the withdrawers desired propositions from Northampton in regard to Capawonk meadow, which belonged to that town. In October, 1658, the town of Northampton voted to "give away" Capawonk, on four conditions:— 1st. The Hartford men are to settle two plantations; one on each side of the river. 2d. They are to maintain a sufficient fence against hogs and cattle. 3d. They are to pay 10 pounds, in wheat and peas. 4th. They are to inhabit here by next May.
    The Agreement or Engagement of those who intended to remove from Connecticut to Massachusetts, is dated at Hartford, April 18, 1659, and is recorded on the first book of Hadley records. The following is a copy of that Agreement and of some proceedings of a later date recorded with the other:
    "At a meeting at Goodman Ward's house, in Hartford, April i8th, 1659, the company there met engaged themselves under their own hands, or by their deputies, whom they had chosen, to remove themselves and their families out of the jurisdiction of Connecticut into the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts, as may appear in a paper dated the day and year abovesaid. The names of the engagers are these: [those marked * did not relocate or stayed just a short time]

    John Webster
    William Goodwin
    John Crow
    Nathaniel Ward
    John White
    John Barnard
    Andrew Bacon
    William Lewis
    William Westwood
    Richard Goodman
    John Arnold*
    William Partrigg
    Gregory Wilterton*
    Thomas Standley
    Samuel Porter
    Richard Church
    Ozias Goodwin*
    Francis Barnard
    James Ensign*
    George Steele*
    John Marsh
    Robert Webster*
    William Lewis Jr.*
    Nathaniel Standley
    Samuel Church
    William Markum
    •/ Samuel Moody
    Zechariah Field
    Widow Westly*
    Widow Watson*
    Andrew Warner
    Mr. John Russell Junior
    Nathaniel Dickinson
    Samuel Smith
    Thomas Coleman
    John Russell, senior
    John Dickinson
    Philip Smith
    John Coleman
    Thomas Wells
    James Northam
    Samuel Gardner
    Thomas Edwards*
    John Hubbard
    Thomas Dickinson
    Robert Boltwood
    Samuel Smith Jr*
    William Gull
    Luke Hitchcock*
    Richard Montague
    John Latimer*
    Peter Tilton
    John Hawkes
    Richard Billings
    Benj. Harbert*
    Edward Benton*
    John Catling*
    Mr. Samuel Hooker*
    Capt. John Cullick* (not fully engaged)
    Daniel Warner"
    pp11-12.
  7. [S499] e-mail address, compiler: Turn the Hearts, online http://larkturnthehearts.blogspot.com/, ESTATE:
    On 31 March 1663, "John Hawkes of Hadley dying intestate the inventory of his estate was presented to this Court & is in [illegible], and in reference to settlement of the said estate the Court ordered with the advice of friends & the widow's free consent & desire that her son John shall when he comes to the age of 22 years have a third part of her homelot, her housing only excepted & a third part of all her lands in Hadley & a young horse, and that her daughter Elizabeth shall have the sum of twenty pounds at her day of marriage in such pay as the estate will afford, and that her son Elezur shall have twenty pounds when he attains the age of one & twenty years in such pay as the estate will afford, and that her son Gerson shall have the sum of twenty pounds at the age of one & twenty years in such pay as the estate will afford, and that the next four daughters shall have the sum of fifteen pounds apiece to be paid to each of them as they shall attain the age of one & twenty years, and power of administration is granted to said widow Hawkes in reference to the said estate" [HamCCR 1:25].
    On 28 September 1669, "John Hawkes late of Hadley deceased, dying intestate, there was an order of the Court at Northampton in March 1663 settling the estate in respect of the widow Hawkes & portions for the children, but there being no security ordered for payment of the children's portions, this Court ordereth upon the desire of Robert Hensdall & his wife the mother of the said children that the housing & lands at Hadley which were the estate of John Hawkes shall stand as security for the children's portions excepting those lands that young John Hawkes hath received as his portion by the former Court order" [HamCCR 1:113].
    On 27 September 1681, "the widow Elizabeth Hindsdall administratrix to the estate of her former husband John Hawks, as by the Court act March 31: 63 appears presenting a petition to this Court wherein she shews how she would dispose of her remaining estate by her former husband Hawks in Hadley which by God's Providence she is again come to live upon, that is to say that her sons Eliezur & Gershom Hawks who are yet unmarried & have their portions to receive should have the said portions paid them out of some of her husband Hawks lands, she declaring that the other children's portions are paid them according to the Court's settlement, and signifying that she with her two sons Eliezer and Gershom Hawks have come to this agreement, that they shall improve the whole remainder of estate or lands as abovesaid in Hadly together with their own shares for the yearly maintenance of their mother while she shall live & so have conditioned mutually that the said Eliezer & Gershom shall have the whole betwixt them at her decease, as by writings drawn & signed & sealed between them appears, and the widow mother signifying her desires that the said lands may be confirmed to them as aforesaid by this Court they performing the agreement to her this Court likes well of the petition and appoint the lands to her said sons after her decease" [HamCCR 1:127].

    Citation: "The Great Migration Begins" Newsletter 11 July 2003 by New England Historic Genealogical Society. [unable to lpcate]
  8. [S291] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
  9. [S305] William Richard Cutter, New England Families III, 3rd Series, p. 1477.