1896. Edmond (of London) HAWES
(951) was born before 15 Oct 1612 in England. He was baptised on 15
Oct 1612 in Solihull, Warwick, England. He died on 9 Jun 1693 in MA. He was
buried on 10 Jun 1693 in MA. IMMIGRANT (1635 on the James) - "From Solihull,
"He was the third and youngest surviving son of Edmond Hawes... He had on Feb. 14, 1626-7, bound himself to Edmond Warnett, citizen and cutler of London, for the term of eight years from Feb. 2 preceding. He completed his apprenticeship, and was sworn free cutler Dec. 9, 1634. His grandfather, Richard Porter, had iron works and the family was thus probably brought into relations with the Cutler's Company. He had been the beneficiary of his relative, Francis Hawes, and after selling these estates and being through with his apprenticeship decided to emigrate to America. 'He must have been among the well-to-do of the early settlers.' He came on the ship James of London, 300 tons, leaving Southampton about April 5, 1635 and arriving at Boston June 3. ... Between that time and Oct. 2, 1637, when he was granted land in Duxbury, we do not know where he was or what he was doing. From then on he is mentioned in the records a number of times in various land transactions. He was sworn as constable of Duxbury June 7, 1642, and was surveyor of highways there in the same year. By 1644 he moved to Yarmouth and several times over the years was appointed receiver of excise for Yarmouth. He also represented Yarmouth in various trade and land affairs and was often one of the auditors of the Colonial Treasurer's accounts. He was constable in 1659 and was appointed a member of Yarmouth's Council of War by the Council of War for Plymouth Colony both in 1667 and 1675-6, the latter time as its head. That same year he was one of the rate makers for Yarmouth. His name occurs in a great many wills as witness, overseer, executor, trustee, etc. In short, he was a very active civic leader. ... He was town clerk and treasurer from 1667 till his death, 27 years, succeeding Anthony Thacher, the first incumbent, upon the latter's death." (Bonnie Hubbard)
He was married to Eliony or Lucy ? ?.
or Lucy ? ?(81) died on 19 Jul 1689
in MA. "Yarmouth records say that the wife of Edmond Hawes died on July
19, 1689 but do not give her name. One historian says it was Lucy but gives
no authority (Winsor, 'History of Duxbury,' p. 266). It is not known if this
was his first wife, nor whether he was married in England or America, nor if
there were any other children besides his son John." (Bonnie Hubbard)
948 i. John HAWES.
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