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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

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Henry
Holland Hawkins(1683- 1751), son of Henry Haw-
kins (?-1699). MOTHER: Jane, daughter of Thomas
Greenfield (ca. 1649-1715). UNCLE: Thomas True-
man Greenjield (1682-1733). BROTHERS: Samuel;
Henry. SISTERS: Elizabeth; Martha; Eleanor, who
married George Dent (?-1785); Jane; Susannah;
and Ruth. FIRST COUSINS: Francis Waring (1715-
1769); Thomas Greenfield (ca. 1715-1774); Ma-
rianne Greenfield, who married John Stoddert (?-
1767). NIECE: Anne Dent, who married John
Parnham (ca. 1748-1813). MARRIED by 1777 Ann.
CHILDREN. SONS Thomas; Francis Waring; Henry
Holland; Caleb; and Samuel. DAUGHTERS. Martha
Porteus; Eleanor; and Mary Holliday, who mar-
ried (first name unknown) Hanson. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., by 1770. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower
House, Charles County, 1771 (discharged on Oc-
tober 14, 1771 for "treating" at the election; re-
elected to session), 1773-1774 (Public Offices 1, 2,
3; Claims 2, 3); Conventions, Charles County, 1st,
1774, 2nd, 1774, 4th, 1775, 5th, 1775 (elected, but
did not attend), 6th-8th, 1775-1776; Lower
House, Charles County, 1783 (Claims), 1784
(elected, but did not attend). LOCAL OFFICES: jus-
tice. Charles County, 1762-at least 1777 (quorum,
1770-at least 1777); Committee of Observation,
Charles County, elected 1774; justice, Orphans'
Court, Charles County, commissioned 1777, 1779,
1782, and 1783; commissioner of tax, Charles
County, 1777-at least 1783; trustee, Charlotte
Hall School, 1778; judge, Court of Appeals for
Tax Assessment, Charles County, appointed 1786.

MILITARY SERVICE: colonel, 1778. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed

value £2,018.8.4, including 40 slaves and 1 oz.
plate, 1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 3,161
acres in Charles and Prince George's counties (in-
herited 629 acres from his father in 1751, and
1,628 acres, which were his brothers' shares of
their father's estate, by 1770). WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED on October 30, 1789, in Charles County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £2,104.12.8 current
money (including 33 slaves and books); FB,
£1,985.6.4. LAND, at least 2,415 acres in Charles
and Prince George's counties.

HAWKINS, RALPH (?-ca. 1669/70). IMMI-
GRATED in 1652 as a free adult from England.
RESIDED in Broad Neck Hundred, Anne Arundel
County. MARRIED first, (name unknown). MAR-
RIED second, Margaret. CHILDREN. SONS: William;

Ralph. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Quaker. SOCIAL STATUS

AND ACTIVITIES: no title on arrival; no record of
any office besides burgess. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: planter; merchant. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Anne Arundel
County, 1662. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: after
September 19, 1669; will probated on January 4,

1669/70. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, 26,780

pounds of tobacco (including 1 servant). LAND:
probably 350 acres.

HAWLEY, JEROME (1590-1638). BORN: in
1590 in Middlesex, England; younger son. IMMI-
GRATED: in 1633 as a free adult with his wife and
family. RESIDED: in St. Mary's County; moved to
Virginia, 1637/38. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FA-
THER: James Hawley (1558-1622), of Brentford,
Middlesex, England. MOTHER: Susann, daughter
of Robert Tuthill, of Amersham, England. BROTH-
ERS: William Hawley, Esq., of Grossment, Mon-
mouth, England; James Hawley, Esq. (?-by 1667),
of New Brandford, Middlesex, England; Henry (?-
1679), governor of Barbados; and Gabriel (1609-
by 1636/37). MARRIED first, (first name unknown)
Hawkins. MARRIED second, Eleanor, widow of
Thomas Courtney. CHILDREN. STEPSON: Sir Wil-
liam Courtney, of Newhouse, Wiltshire, England.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Catholic. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: his family was very active in colonizing
both Virginia and Barbados; he was a one-eighth
partner in the Ark , 1633; returned to England in
1635-1637, where he successfully lobbied for high
appointments in Virginia; coauthored with John
Lewger (1602-1665), A Relation of Maryland,
1635; "gentleman server" to Queen Henrietta Ma-
ria, 1637. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: colonial inves-
tor; merchant; placeman. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Assembly, 1637/38. OTHER
PROVINCIAL OFFICES: commissioner, 1633-1637;
Council, 1637-1638. OUT OF COLONY SERVICE:
councilor and treasurer of Virginia, 1636/37-1638.

STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: accused of

weakly defending Lord Baltimore's claims to Kent
Island and of being excessively avaricious, 1638.

WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED, prior to August 2,

1638. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £944.13.0 ster-
ling; most of his estate went to satisfy his credi-
tors. LAND: rights to 6,000 acres.

HAY (KEY, HEY), JAMES (?-by 1717/18).
BORN: of age by 1699. NATIVE: origins uncertain,
but definitely in Maryland by 1699; possibly sec-
ond generation. RESIDED: in St. Mary's County.

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