Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Eleanor Cole

Female Abt 1649 - 1681  (~ 32 years)


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  • Name Eleanor Cole 
    Born Abt 1649  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1681  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001621  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2020 

    Father Giles Cole,   d. 27 Oct 1675, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Hawkins,   b. 1627, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1699, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1664  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Hawkins,   b. 1665, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1707, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. William Hawkins,   b. Abt 1666
     3. Elizabeth Hawkins,   b. Bef 1672, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1718, Pitchley, Northhampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)
     4. Henry Hawkins,   b. 1675, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1702, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     5. Eleanor Hawkins,   b. 1675, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1723/24, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     6. Thomas Hawkins,   b. Bef Oct 1675, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1701, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F00789  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Henry and Eleanor Hawkins were early settlers. They and their son John were in Charles County by 25 April 1665, when Henry Hawkins purchased 700 Acres there, as recorded in "Charles County Deed Book" B-1: 231-232.

      first wife
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      Shirley [SMTP:AntiqueDish@jps dot net] 6/14/03 8:50 PM
      I didn't think that Francis Wyne's widow Elizabeth married 2nd John Hawkins. So I checked my data, and Elizabeth Holland married to Francis Wyne, and she married 2nd Henry Hawkins. See the abstract of the admn. acct. of Francis Wyne below.
      Henry Hawkins died Bef. May 12, 1699, was the 2nd husband of Elizabeth Holland that died Bef. June 14, 1717 and the father of John Hawkins that married Elizabeth Marshall. John his son was from Henry's first marriage to Eleanor Cole.
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      Hello Sandy and List,
      First off I want to give credit where credit is due.
      Norma Thompson a wonderful researcher that was on many Maryland lists, and a researcher of Maryland ancestors and I did much research together. I admire her greatly, and miss her much.
      The following was Norma's speculative conclusion as to who Henry Hawkins 1st wife "may have been".
      Clearly open to speculation, and based upon his will and the abstracts of his admn. acct's.
      I invite others to put forth their ideas as to what Elinor's maiden name maybe. Who knows we could solve this problem together.

      Sincerely,
      Shirley

      Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 1
      Cole, Giles, Chas. Co., 7th Oct., 1675; 27th Oct., 1675.

      To Stephen Coward (Cawood) and John Lemare, John Hawkins, Jr., and his brother Henry, and their sister Eliza: Hawkins; also to Thomas Hawkins, personalty.
      Henry Hawkins, ex. and residuary legatee.
      Test: Humphrey Jones, Henry Neale. 2. 358.

      Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland 1674-1678 and 1699-1703 (Libers 1-5) Compiled by V. L. Skinner, Jr.
      Brookeville, Maryland 20833 January 1992, p. 38

      Giles Cole 3.108 I #7586 (between entries for Sep 14 and Dec 10 1676)
      Appraisers: James Smallwood, Ralph Shawe (also Ralph Shaw ).

      Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland 1674-1678 and 1699-1703 (Libers 1-5) Compiled by V. L. Skinner, Jr.
      Brookeville, Maryland 20833 January 1992, p. 51

      Giles Cole 4.340 A CH #7586 #9238 Oct 9 1677
      Legatees: John le Mare, Henry Hawkins (son of executor), Elisabeth Hawkins (daughter of executor), Thomas Hawkins (son of executor), widow of Stephen Cawood, Joseph Jessop (shoemaker).
      Payments to: Maj. Rozer, Lidia Solley, Thomas Helgar, Robert Thomson,
      Edward Abbott, Edward Barton, William Barton, Jr. by order of widow Barton's debt on Stephen Cawood.
      Executor: Henry Hawkins.
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      shirley [swarren2@prodigy dot net]

      We know that the first wife of Henry Hawkins died about 1681. I, also, have the birth of Mary Hawkins at about 1681 Proof is found in the Maryland Archives, Vol XV p 382, where Henry is excused from serving on a commission "because of his wife being lately dead".
      Mary Hawkins deposed in 1755, and it was said that she was "seventy four years thereabouts". If this is correct, she would have been born the year that Eleanor died.
      I think that the mother of Mary, Eleanor or Elizabeth, is a toss-up. I lean toward Eleanor thinking that perhaps Eleanor died in childbirth when Mary was born.

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