948. John HAWES
(752) was born about 1635 in Duxbury,
MA, or England. He died on 11 Nov 1701 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. Died after
having his leg amputated. IMMIGRANT - Some references spell his last name "Haws."
"He is not treated as a minor in his trial March 5, 1660-1. He had been wrestling with a friend and caused an injury that proved fatal two days later. John gave himself up to the authorities and was tried by a jury consisting of men who were nearly all from Plymouth or the region north of it. 'These brought in a verdict wherin they expressed that they found that the said John Hawes was not guilty, and soe according to law hee was cleared in the open Court and released.' (3 Plymouth Colony Records, 205) Hawes says, 'That he suffered no discredit on account of the sad affair is shown not only by his subsequent career, but by the fact that seven months after his trial he married a daughter of Capt. John Gorham, of Barnstable.'... John performed many of the civic duties that his father had done: juryman, constable, receiver of excise, surveyor of highways, and so on. "In 1680 he was one of four men who for four or five pounds a whale (according to circumstances), to be paid in blubber or oil, were 'to look out for and secure the town all such whales as by God's providence shall be cast up in their several bounds,' his territory being the western part of the town." He was appointed ensign of Yarmouth's military Company and by 1700 was Captain. The town records show that he was a member of a committee to choose a schoolmaster in 1693. He was a representative in the Legislature at Boston in 1698." (Bonnie Hubbard)
Notes from John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol. 1: John Hawes was a cutler. He served as a representative to the General Court for two years, starting in 1696 [Charles F. Swift, History of Old Yarmouth (1884), 247]. According to Col. John Gorham's Wast Book," Capt. John Hawes of Yarmouth, "having his Leg Cut of Dyed with it." [Mayflower Descendant, 2:207] In his will dated October 15, 1701, probated November 19, 1701, John Hawes of Yarmouth gave his son, Isaac, his house and barn, except that two unmarried daughters, Desire and Experience, were to have liberty to dwell in the east end of the house. He also mentioned his other sons, Ebenezer, Joseph, John and Benjamin, and his married daughters, Mary Bacon and Elizabeth Doggett. Sons Joseph and Isaac were appointed executors. Witnesses were John, Peter and Josiah Thacher. The inventory, taken November 25, 1701 amounted to L629-8-4. Major John Gorham and John Thacher, Esq., were named overseers of the will. [Barnstable Co. Probate 2:124, 126, 134 (Capt. John Hawes).]
He was married to Desire GORHAM on 7 Oct 1661 in Barnstable, Cape Cod, MA.
949. Desire GORHAM
(81) was born on 2 Apr 1644 in Plymouth,
Plymouth Co., MA. She died on 30 Jun 1700 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. Notes
from John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol. 1: When the intestate estate of
her father, Capt. John Gorham, was settled in March 1676/7, Desire was one of
the married daughters who had already received L40 but, if there should be an
overplus, she and her married sisters were to share it equally with the other
children. Desire also shared in the estate of her mother, Desire (Howland) Gorham
in March 1683/4. Her husband was one of Desire Gorham's sons-in-law who agreed
that the children of Desire's deceased sister, Elizabeth, should have their mother's
i. Elizabeth HAWES(194) was born in 1662 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. She died in 1732 in MA. Tim Cushman's data gives place of death as Edgartown, Dukes, MA. Married Thomas Daggett 22 Jan 1683 at Bristol, RI.
ii. Mary HAWES was born in 1664 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. She died in 1725 in MA.
iii. Edmund HAWES was born in 1669 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. He died in 1701 in MA.
iv. John HAWES was born in 1671 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. He died in 1723 in RI.
v. Joseph HAWES was born in 1673 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. He died in 1752 in MA.
vi. Jabez HAWES was born in 1675 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. He died in 1701.
vii. Ebenezer HAWES was born in 1679 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. He died in 1727 in MA.
viii. Isaac HAWES was born in 1680 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. He died in 1731 in MA.
ix. Desire HAWES was born in 1681 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. She died in 1723 in MA.
474 x. Benjamin HAWES.
xi. Experience HAWES was born in 1686 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. She died in 1758 in MA.
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