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

ond, William Coursey (?-ca. 1717/18); Sarah, who
married first, Michael Turbutt, and second, Jacob
Covington (?-1726). ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Thomas Hawkins did not mention a son named
John in his will, but his son Thomas's will, written
in 1677, stated that the John Hawkins who be-
came a burgess was his brother; John was proba-
bly born after his father's death, which would co-
incide with his first appearance in records; Foster
was definitely his stepfather. MARRIED first, by
1680 Frances. Her brother was John Grosse, of
Anne Arundel County. MARRIED second, by 1691
Judith. CHILDREN. SONS: John; Ernault, who mar-
ried Elizabeth. DAUGHTER: Elizabeth, who mar-
ried Thomas Marsh. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican.

SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1680;

Esq., by 1701. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Queen Anne's County, 1714 (elected to the
4th session), 1716-1717 (died before the 3rd ses-
sion). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES: justice, Pro-
vincial Court, 1697 (refused oath), sitting by Au-
gust 1698-1707 (quorum, 1702-1707). LOCAL
OFFICES: justice, Talbot County, 1694-1695/96,
Kent County, 1696-1697; St. Paul's Parish Vestry,
Queen Anne's County 1711-1712. MILITARY SER-
VICE: captain, 1692; major, by 1708. STANDS ON
PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: opposed the revolution of
1689; he was recommended for appointment to
Council in 1707, but was never commissioned.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: ca. 1,000 acres (gave his son John 2
plantations in 1701). WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
will probated in September 1717. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: TEV, £1,206.5.10 (including 26 slaves and 2
servants). LAND: 1,000 acres, plus 3 plantations of
unspecified acreage.

HAWKINS, JOHN, JR. (1713-1757). BORN: on
August 15, 1713, in Piscataway Parish, Prince
George's County. NATIVE: third generation. RE-
SIDED: at "Hawkins Lot," King George's Parish,
Prince George's County until 1751; on his planta-
tion in St. Paul's Parish, Prince George's County,
1752 until death. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
John Hawkins (ca. 1690-1772), of Prince George's
County, a tobacco inspector in Prince George's
County in 1751. MOTHER. Elizabeth (?-1772).
MARRIED first, on February 17, 1731, Susannah
(?-by 1746), daughter of Rev. John Eraser (?-
1742), rector of Durham Parish in Charles County
from 1705 to 1710 and King George's Parish in
Prince George's County by 1733 to 1742, and wife
Ann Blyzard (?-after 1764); stepgranddaughter of

James Smallwood (ca. 1639-ca. 1714/15). Her
brothers were John (?-by 1742); George Fraser (?-
1764). Her sisters were Mary (by 1709-?), who
married William Magruder; Anne (1718-1779),
who married in 1748 Allen Bowie; and Verlinda.
MARRIED second, between 1742 and 1746 Priscilla
(probably Magruder), widow of Leonard Coving-
ton (?-ca. 1742). Priscilla subsequently married by
1762 Benjamin Fendall, Esq. CHILDREN. SONS:
Giles Blizzard (1732-?); John Stone (1734-1764);
George Eraser Hawkins (ca. 1741-1785); and Alex-
ander Thomas, who was a minor in 1757. STEP-
SON: Levin Covington. DAUGHTERS: Ann Eraser
(1736-1738); Elizabeth Lawrance; Susanna Fraser,
who married William Bayly (ca. 1742-1824). STEP-
DAUGHTER: Rebeckah Covington, who married
Benjamin Mackall, Jr. (ca. 1723-1795). PRIVATE
CAREER. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, King
George's Parish, Prince George's County until
1751, St. Paul's Parish, Prince George's County,
1752 until death. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: a mer-
chant; in 1750 he was appointed attorney, agent,
and factor for a group of merchants of Liverpool,
England. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Prince George's County, 1753-1754
(elected to the 3rd session to fill vacancy), 1754-
1756 (Accounts 1-5; Bills of Credit 5; died before
the 6th session). LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Prince
George's County, 1740-1757 (quorum, 1741-
1757); churchwarden, King George's Parish,
Prince George's County, in office 1746 and 1747;
King George's Parish Vestry, Prince George's
County, in office 1748-1751; St. Paul's Parish Ves-
try, Prince George's County, in office 1752 and

1753. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION: 6,565 acres in Prince George's,
Frederick, and Charles counties (ca. 334 acres by
deed of gift from his parents and inheritance from
his father; 886 acres through his marriage; 5,333
acres by purchase and patent). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION

AND DEATH: purchased 200 acres in Frederick
County, 1757. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: in Feb-
ruary 1757 in Prince George's County, "after a
few hours illness." PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£1,923.19.0 current money (including 35 slaves, 43
oz. plate, and 3 books); FB, £1,122.12.9. LAND:
6,765 acres in Prince George's, Frederick, and
Charles counties.

HAWKINS, JOSIAS (ca. J 735-1789). BORN: ca.
1735, probably at "Hawkins Purchase," Port To-
bacco, East Hundred, Charles County. NATIVE:
third generation. RESIDED: probably at "Hawkins
Purchase," East Hundred, Port Tobacco, Charles

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