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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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HAW BIOGRAPHIES

and 1780s; accounts show that he ran up high tav-
ern bills. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated
on September 13, 1785, in Prince George's
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £2,210.2.5
(including 29 slaves and books); FB, estate over-
paid £349.5.3. LAND: 547 acres in Prince George's
County, plus unspecified acreage in Pennsylvania.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: After his death claims
against his estate totaled £4,500. His land was
sold to pay his creditors.

HAWKINS, HENRY (?-1699). IMMIGRATED: in
1665 as a free adult with his wife and son. RE-
SIDED: in Talbot County; Port Tobacco Hundred,
Charles County, by 1671. MARRIED first, Eleanor
(?-by 1681). MARRIED second, Elizabeth, widow
of Francis Wynn. Her niece was Elizabeth Teares,
who married William Middle t on (1686-1769).
CHILDREN. SONS: John; Henry (ca. 1667-1702),
who married Susan, daughter of Alexander Smith;
Henry Holland Hawkins (1683-1751), who mar-
ried Jane, daughter of Thomas Greenfield (ca.
1649-1715). DAUGHTERS: Ruth, who married
James Rooch; Mary; and Eleanor, who married
first, Rev. George Tubman, and second, William
Smallwood, son of James Smallwood (ca. 1639-ca.
1714/15). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., by 1669. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE tanner; planter. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE Lower House, Charles
County, 1688 (elected to the 2nd session); As-
sociators' Convention, Charles County, 1689-
1692; Lower House, Charles County, 1692-1693,
1694-1697, 1697/98-1698 (Elections and Privi-
leges 1; died before the 3rd session). LOCAL OF-
FICES: constable, Charles County, 1670/71-1672;
justice, Charles County, 1680-1699 (quorum,
1690-1699); Port Tobacco Parish Vestry, Charles
County, 1693-1697. MILITARY SERVICE: captain,
1694. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: ini-
tially hesitant to support the revolution of 1689.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME, LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION: ca. 2,000 acres; his wife Elizabeth held
2,264 acres from her previous husband's estate.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on May

12, 1699. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £327.18.8

sterling (including 3 slaves and 11 servants).
LAND 2,775 acres.

HAWKINS, HENRY HOLLAND (1683-1751)
BORN: in 1683 in Charles County; youngest son.
NATIVE: second generation. RESIDED at "Hawkins
Purchase," Charles County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER Henry Hawkins (?-1699).

MOTHER: Elizabeth. BROTHERS: John; Henry (ca.
1667-1702). SISTERS: Ruth; Mary; and Eleanor.
MARRIED Jane, daughter of Thomas Greenfield
(ca. 1649-1715); niece of Mary Truman, who mar-
ried Thomas Hollyday (ca. 1661-1702/3); half
niece of Adderton Skinner (ca. 1677-1756); step-
niece of Robert Skinner (?-1713). Her brothers
were Thomas Trueman Greenfield (1682-1733);
Micajah; Truman; and James. Her sisters were
Martha; Elizabeth; and Ann. Her first cousin was
James Hollyday (1696-1747). Her nephew was
Francis Waring (1715-1769). Her niece was Ma-
rianne Truman Greenfield, who married John
Stoddert (?-1767). CHILDREN. SONS: Samuel; Josias
Hawkins (ca. 1735-1789); and Henry. DAUGH-
TERS Elizabeth, who married Richard Marsham
Waring, Sr.; Martha, who married (first name un-
known) Portase (Porteus); Eleanor, who married
George Dent (?-1785); Jane; Susannah; and Ruth.
PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Protestant; his son-in-law, Richard
Marsham Waring, Sr., specified in his will that his
children remain with their mother, Elizabeth Haw-
kins, and "be educated in the Catholic church."

SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1727;

Mr., 1751. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,
Charles County, 1722-1724, 1725-1727, 1732-
1734, 1734/35-1737. LOCAL OFFICE: justice,
Charles County, 1728-at least 1740 (quorum,
1735-at least 1740). WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 300 acres in
Charles County (devised to him by his father,
1699). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN
FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased 1,459
acres in Charles County, 1735-1751; obtained at
least 173 acres in Charles County, through his
marriage. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED will probated
on April 22, 1751, in Charles County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £2,203.8.3 current money (in-
cluding 36 slaves, books, and 55 oz. plate); FB,
£2,115.4.0. LAND: at least 2,757 acres in Charles
County.

HAWKINS, JOHN (ca. 1657-1717). BORN: ca.
1657 in Talbot County; second son. NATIVE, sec-
ond generation. RESIDED: in Talbot County; Kent
County, by 1696; Queen Anne's County, after
1707. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: almost cer-
tainly Thomas Hawkins (?-1656), who immigrated
by 1656 from Westmorland County, Virginia.
STEPFATHER: by 1658, Seth Foster (?-1675).
MOTHER: Elizabeth. BROTHER: Thomas (1645-
1677). HALF SISTERS: Elizabeth (1658/59-1726),
who married first, Vincent Lowe (?-1692), and sec-

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