Edmond Hawes was baptized in Solihull, Warwickshire, England on 15 October 1613, the son of Edmond Hawes. He was apprenticed to a “cutler” (knifemaker) named Edward Warnet, and his records can be found in the London Company of Cutlers according to the Great Migration sketch of his life. Edmond Hawes was a passenger on the James, which left Southampton, England about 5 April 1625. His first residence in Massachusetts was the town of Duxbury.
He was made a freeman in Duxbury on 3 March 1644/5, and then removed to the town of Yarmouth by 1643. He held many offices, which can be found in the Plymouth County Records, such as deputy, auditor, constable, selectman, and various committees. The Plymouth County Records also record many land transactions in Duxbury and Yarmouth, and his will dated 5 May 1692 and proved on 20 July 1683.
The name of his wife is unknown, and he had only one child, John, born about 1636, who married Desire Gorham, the granddaughter of John Howland the Mayflower passenger. All of Edmond Hawes descendants are eligible for membership in the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.
John Hawes died in 1701, after having his leg amputated . As a young man he had been brought before a jury on 5 March 1600/1 for accidentally causing an injury in a friend he had been wrestling. He was found “not guilty” and released. He grew up to also be a cutler, and served as a representative to the General Court.
The best sources for information on Edmond Hawes are The Great Migration, by Richard Charles Anderson, Volume II, pages 247 - 250. Another good source of information is the book Edmond Hawes of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, by James William Hawes, 1914. The Howland books published by the Mayflower Society’s Five Generation Project would also have the descendants of John Hawes and Desire Gorham.
My HAWES genealogy:
Generation 1: Edmond Hawes, son of Edmond Hawes, baptized 15 October 1613 in Solihull, Warwickshire, England; died 9 June 1693 in Yarmouth, Massachusetts; married with one known, surviving child.
Generation 2: John Hawes, born about 1636 in Duxbury, Massachusetts, died 11 November 1701 in Yarmouth; married on 7 October 1661 in Barnstable, Massachusetts to Desire Gorham, daughter of John Gorham and Desire Howland. She was born 2 April 1644 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died 30 June 1700 in Yarmouth. Eleven children.
Generation 3: Elizabeth Hawes, born 5 October 1662 in Yarmouth, died between 25 December 1732 and 13 February 1734 in Edgartown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard; married on 22 January 1684 in Bristol, Rhode Island to Thomas Daggett, son of Thomas Daggett and Hannah Mayhew. He was born about 1658 and died 28 August 1726 in Edgartown. Ten children.
Generation 4: Elizabeth Daggett m. John Butler
Generation 5: Keziah Butler and Reverend Samuel Osborn
Generation 6: Samuel Osborn m. Sarah Wass
Generation 7: Sarah Osborn m. Charles Skinner
Generation 8: Ann Skinner m. Thomas Ratchford Lyons
Generation 9: Isabella Lyons m. Reverend Ingraham Ebenezer Bill
Generation 10: Caleb Rand Bill m. Ann Margaret Bollman
Generation 11: Isabella Lyons Bill m. Albert Munroe Wilkinson
Generation 12: Donald Munroe Wilkinson m. Bertha Louise Roberts (my grandparents)
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