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Family of THomas HAWKINS d. 1789 Kings Lynn
« on: Tuesday 08 December 09 06:54 GMT (UK) »
Hello
I am trying to find out more about any members of this family- can anyone help please?

THomas HAwkins b.?
Married Sarah unknown pre 1846
Died 1789 and buried All Souls CHurch South Lynn Jan 1789
Some records indicate he was a churchwarden by occupation, but I dont know where or when. He is listed as a genteman in his will dated 1786.
Wife Sarah was also buried at All Souls in South Lynn in Sept 1892.

CHildren include:
Samuel baptised 1756 and died 1787 and buried at All SOuls Church South Lynn
Thomas Abel baptised 1752 married? Died?
Richard baptised ? Married? Died?
Sarah married John Norman (not sure when or where) and children unknown
Elizabeth married Rev. Reginald Bligh- I dont know when they married, if they had a family, or where he was Rev.
Jane baptised unknown, marriage unknown
Mary baptised 1759- marriage and death unknown
George baptised 1762, married 1788 in Tilney to Mary Richardson and died 1822. One daughter Mary.

If anyone can help with any further info on THomas, his wife Sarah or any of the children, I would be very grateful. All children were mentioned in THomas's will exxcept daughter Mary.

Kylie B

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Re: Family of THomas HAWKINS d. 1789 Kings Lynn
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 09 December 09 21:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kylie B

Have you seen all the Hawkins' on http://freereg.rootsweb.com/cgi/Search.pl

tick the soundex box and select Kings Lynn, King's Lynn and South Lynn

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Re: Family of THomas HAWKINS d. 1789 Kings Lynn
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 December 09 06:13 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Yokel- will check that out!
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Re: Family of THomas HAWKINS d. 1789 Kings Lynn
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 19 December 09 03:23 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the advice Yokel- using your suggestions and playing around with FreeReg I have been able to find baptisms for all Thomas and Sarah's children, and burials for a few also.

I cannot find a marriage for them though- the earliest baptism I now have to them is a son Richard in 1844.

Can anyone suggest how I might track down their marriage so I can find our Sarah's maiden name.
I am also keen, of course, to find out more about their families- that is siblings and parents for each Thomas and Sarah....any suggestions at all about what other sources are out there that I can try please?

Thanks
Kylie B

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Re: Family of THomas HAWKINS d. 1789 Kings Lynn
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 19 December 09 15:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kylie,
You really need to check your dates you have posted ;)
eg Richard born 1844

All from Freereg;
THOMAS ABEL HAWKINS;

Baptism;
ANNA SARAH Hawkins
13 November 1777, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Parents, Thomas Abel Hawkins and Anne Hawkins

Also all Baptised same date 04 August 1792 with parents Thomas Abel and Anne/Anna;

ABEL Hawkins, Birth 20 June 1782
MARY Hawkins, Birth 31 August 1787
ALEXANDER, Birth 11 January 1791
GEORGE, Birth 06 June 1792

Marriage;
Thomas HAWKINS
Anne NORMAN
05 April 1776
St Margarets, King Lynn
Winesses Sarah HAWKINS/John NORMAN :)

John NORMAN and Sarah HAWKINS
Marriage;
03 August 1780, St Margaret, Kings Lynn
Grooms Abode, Suffolk
Brides Abode, Kings Lynn
Witnesses, Thomas/Elizabeth and Mary Hawkins

Trish :)
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Re: Family of THomas HAWKINS d. 1789 Kings Lynn
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 19 December 09 16:04 GMT (UK) »
Re Rev Reginald BLIGH are you sure he married Elizabeth??;
Marriage,
21 December 1793, St Margaret, Kings Lynn
Rev Reginald BLIGH to MARY Hawkins
Witnesses, Thomas/Elizabeth Hawkins
Grooms abode Middlesex
Brides Kings Lynn

I ggggled him and there is a Google Book result from 1831 that says a Rev Reginald Bligh was "instituted to the Rectory of Cockfield, Suffolk".
I presume that means he was posted there.
There is a death on Freebmd for a Reginald Bligh, March 1841, Cosford, 12 264. Maybe him ???

EDIT IGNORE the google entry he died Feb 1841 aged 63 so it is not him.

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Re: Family of THomas HAWKINS d. 1789 Kings Lynn
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 19 December 09 23:01 GMT (UK) »
Hi Trish
Yes- sorry, that should have been 1744...easy typo to make though.

Thanks for the info on Thomas Abel Hawkins and his wife Anne.  He is mentioned in his father Thomas's will, but not in friendly tems- his father leaves an inheritance for the children of Thomas Abel, but not him, and places responsibility for ensuring the schooling and proper up-bringing of Thomas Abels children with another brother- George......so would seem they did not see eye-to-eye.I had no names for those children though, or the wife. I am guessing the witnesses to his marriage are his sister and her later husband? Or it could be his mother..

Thank you also for Sarah Hawkins (daughter) marriage to John Norman. As he was from Suffolk- perhaps the couple went back there after the marriage...the will lists them at 'St Cross' but I havent been able to find which one...there were a few when I googled.

Lastly- re the daughter Elizabeth Hawkins marrying Rev Reginald Blyth- that is what it says in the will of THomas Hawkins. His will was written in 1786- which means both daughters (ELizabeth and Sarah) had married their husbands BEFORE that date...so the marriage you found for a Mary HAwkins is quite an incredible coincidence, but must be just that. The will does not give any indication of where Elizabeth and her Rev live unfortunately.

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Re: Family of THomas HAWKINS d. 1789 Kings Lynn
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 20 December 09 12:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kylie,
Here are some of the Christenings from Freereg;
Female HAWKINS, all with Father THOMAS Hawkins.
All christened St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

SARAH , 02 September 1747
ELIZABETH, 03 May 1749
JANE, 28 March 1750
SARAH, 28 February 1754
ELIZABETH, 30 November 1757
MARY, 16 October 1759
( remember that children were often named after deceased siblings)
BURIALS,
ELIZABETH Hawkins, infant, 18 April 1849, All Saints,South Lynn
SARAH Hawkins, infant,12 March 1753 , as above

Do you have the Marriage of Elizabeth to Rev. Bligh?
It is an incredible coincidence .

Trish :)

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Re: Family of THomas HAWKINS d. 1789 Kings Lynn
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 20 December 09 12:58 GMT (UK) »
I just realised 2 siblings could have married 2 siblings ;);

Thomas Hawkins to Ann Norman
Sarah Hawkins to John Norman
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