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

John Hawkins

Male Abt 1660 - 1718  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name John Hawkins 
    Birth Abt 1660  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 19 May 1718  York County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I82458  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father John Hawkins,   b. Aft 1615, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1675, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F40676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Samuel Hawkins,   b. Bef 1698, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Nov 1741, Elizabeth City County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 43 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Matthew Hawkins,   b. Bef 1704, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Feb 1734, York County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 30 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Thomas Hawkins,   b. Abt 1705, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 May 1744, Charles Parish, York County, Virginia - Executors Bond Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 39 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. John Hawkins,   b. Bef 1714, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F12917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Title Hawkins, John.
      Publication 1718.
      Gen. note Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811)
      Note p. 230. Exors. bond rec. [19 May 1718].
      p. 257-259. will pro. 19 May 1718.
      p. 291. Inv. rec. [21 July 1718].
      p. 298-300. Inv. & appr. rec. 21 July 1718.
      Note Orders, Wills, etc. 15, 1716-1720 (Reel 7)

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      Will of John Hawkins, May 1718

      In the name of God Amen. The one and twentieth day of March in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and fifteen, I, John Hawkins of the county of York in Virginia, Planter, being in health of body & of sound & perfect mind & memory thanks be to God for the same, do make this my last will & testament in manner & form following, that is to say, first I bequeath my soul & spirit unto hands of Almighty God, my heavenly Father by whom of his meere and only Grace, trust to be saved & received into eternal rest through the death of my Saviour & redeemer, Jesus Christ whose precious blood rest the whole and only hope of my salvation, & my body I committ to the earth to be buried in such manner & such place as my Executors hereafter named shall think convenient, & touching the distribution of my temporal estate, I dispose of the same as followeth.

      First I will that all such debts as I justly owe be truly paid.

      Item I give & bequeath unto my son John Hawkins one shilling of lawful money of Great Britain in full of his part or portion of my estate.

      Item I give & bequeath unto my son Thomas Hawkins my Negro man Harry & one Negro boy named James & one feather bed & bolster, which is at John Youngs.

      Item I give & bequeath unto my son Samuel Hawkins my Negro man Lawrence & a Negro woman named Nanney & one feather bed, bolster 1 pillow rugg & blanket with the curtains & vallens belonging to the same bed.

      Item I give & bequeath unto my son Mathew Hawkins my Negro man Bill & my Negro boy Lawrence & one feather bed (with a double tick) bolster pillow rugg & blanket.

      Item It is my will & I do ordain & appoint that all my stock of cattle sheep & hogsgs with their increase run for the sole use & benefit of my said three sons Thomas, Samuel & Matthew Hawkins till they shall attain to the age of one & twenty years & then to be equally divided amongst & between them as they shall arrive to the said age respectively.

      And it is my will and I do appoint that all the rest of my personal estate goods & chattles of whatsoever quality and condition wherere they be to be equally divided amongst & between my three sons Thomas Samuel & Mathew Hawwkins, share & share alike. And that if any of my said three sons should die under age that then the part portion & legacy of him or them so dying shall belong & appertain unto the survivers or survivor of my said three sons.

      Item I give & bequeath all the high land whereon I now dwell commonly called and known by the name of Black Walnut Park unto my son Thomas Hawkins & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such issue to my son Samuel & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, and for the want of such issue to my son Mathew & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such issue to my son John and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever.

      Item I give & bequeath one hundred acres of land adjoining upon the land of John Pa__ns Brices Pond & Chickmans Swamp unto my son Samuel & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten & ofr want of such issue, to my son Thomas & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten & for want of such issue, to my son Mathew & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten & for want of such issue to my son John & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever.

      Item I give & bequeath a ridge of land whereon John Miller now dwells, commonly called & known by the name of Rosses according to the circumscribed bounds thereof & also an neck of land commonly called & known by the name of Rogers Neck unto my son Mathew & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten & for want of such issue, to my son Thomas & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten & for want of such issue to my son Samuel & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten & for want of such issue to my son John & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever.

      And further it is my will & I hereby give & bequeath all the rest & remainder of my land & marshes to my said three sons Thomas, Samuel & Mathew, with equal priveleges of getting timber & fencing off of any of my land (not already bequeathed separately to them) for building & repairing of houses & fencing of ground for the use of their respective plantations likewise with equal liberty & privilege of the whole marsh for the use & benefit of their several stocks without any particular division thereof to be made but under the same limitations & restrictions as I have given & bequeathed their several parcels of land first above mentioned in case either of them die without issue of their bodys lawfully begotten as aforesaid. Desiring my three sons to be contented with this my will so that there be no contention or strife between them by reason of the equal liberty given them of timber & the outlands & marshes aforesaid as they will answer the same before Almighty God to whose grace I humbly recommend & leave them.

      And my will & desire is that neither of my three sons, Thomas, Samuel & Mathew sell nor lease their land by me given them, nor any part thereof without the consent, approbation, & allowance of the other two, and if it should please God that one of my aforesaid sons should die, then not without the consent of the survivor.

      And I do make, order & appoint my three loving sons, Thomas, Samuel & Mathew Hawkins executors of this my last will & testament.

      In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal the day & year above written.

      John Hawkins

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