Hawkins #4022

Anthony Hawkins (1618-1674)

Born in England.  Arrived in Massachusetts about 1630 and later settled in Connecticut and

Isabel Brown (1622-1655)

Born in England. Arrived in Massachusetts about 1630 and later settled in Connecticut.

Hawkins #4022

Anthony’s daughter, Ruth Hawkins (1642-1724), is also the wife of my 9th g-grandfather Thomas Hart (1640-1726).

Not much is known of my immigrant ancestor, Anthony Hawkins.  He was reportedly born in Warwickshire, England about 1618 and died in Farmington, Connecticut on 28 Feb 1674.  He married (1st) Isabel Brown, born about 1622 in England and died about 1655 in Windsor, Connecticut.  He married (2nd) Anne Welles, the daughter of Gov. Thomas Welles (1590-1660)[1] of Connecticut and widow of Thomas Thompson[2].  The date of his arrival in America in unknown, but it was around the time the Winthrop Fleet[3] arrived in Boston, and he may have arrived on one of those ships.  It is believed that his future wife, Isabel Brown and her parents arrived at Boston, Massachusetts with the Winthrop Fleet in 1630.

We are descended from two of the children of Anthony Hawkins and Isabel Brown:

  1. Mary Hawkins was born 16 Jul 1644 in Windsor, Connecticut  and died about 1691 in Farmington, Connecticut.  In about 1665 she married John Judd, born about 1640 (36 years of age in 1676) and died about 1715.  The daughter of Mary Hawkins and John Judd is Ruth Judd, born about 1676 and died about 1751, both in Farmington, Connecticut.  In about 1704 she married Matthew Clark, born about 1674 and died 24 Sep 1751, both in Farmington, Connecticut.  Their lineage is continued under the heading of John Clark (1637-1712).
  2. Ruth Hawkins was born 24 Oct 1649 in Windsor, Connecticut  and died about 9 Oct 1724 in Farmington, Connecticut.  In about 1665 she married Thomas Hart, born about 1640 and died about 27 Aug 1726.  The daughter of Ruth Hawkins and Thomas Hart is Mary Hart, born 5 Dec 1666 and died 5 Apr 1752, both in Farmington, Connecticut.  On 20 Dec 1683 she married Samuel Newell, born 5 Dec 1660 and died 15 Feb 1753, both in Farmington, Connecticut.  Their lineage is continued under the heading of Thomas Newell (1620-1689).

The children of Anne Welles and Anthony Hawkins are: Sarah (1657), Elizabeth (1660) and Hannah (1662), all born in in Farmington, Connecticut.



[1] My 11th g-grandfather, discussed under his own heading.

[2] My 10th g-grandfather, discussed under his own heading.

[3] The Winthrop Fleet consisted of eleven ships carrying approximately 700 passengers sailing from Yarmouth, Isle of Wright to Salem. The ships of the fleet were the flagship Arbella, Ambrose, Hopewell, and Talbot, (which sailed 8 Apr 1630) and Charles, Jewel, Mayflower, Success, Trial, Whale, and William & Francis (which sailed in May 1630).

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  • Sylvia Sebelist

    Been going Crazy trying to sort out Ruth Hawkins and who mother was had down Welles but knew not right thank you for posting this! Printing out my genealogy for a historical society and was hung up on this part today. Thank you very much!

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