|Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 4:51 pm: |
I recently stumbled on your excellent website. I am descended from Sir John Hawkins and hope you can help to establish his exact relationship to Sir Francis Drake.
On http://www.xroyvision.com.au/drake/history/hist28.html is the following:
EDMUND2 DRAKE was born 1514 in Devon, England, and died 1567 in Kent, England. He married ELIZABETH HAWKINS in Crowndale, England, daughter of JOHN HAWKINS. Children of EDMUND DRAKE and ELIZABETH HAWKINS are:
iii. FRANCIS DRAKE, b. June 1545; d. January 25, 1595; m. (1) MARY NEWMAN, July 04, 1569; m. (2) ELIZABETH SYDENHAM, 1584.
But on http://www.xroyvision.com.au/drake/researchs/542.html:
"Edmond traditionally was said to have begun life as a sailor, and was converted early to the Protestant faith. It has been supposed that his wife was sister or cousin to William Hawkins, but recent discoveries shows that her name was Milwaye, and the relationship between the Drake and Hawkins families was through Edmond Drake's mother (Margery Hawkins). He sold his ship and entered into the service of his cousins, John and William Hawkins, sons of William Hawkins of Plymouth, a seaman much esteemed and beloved by King Henry VIII."
Is it known what the true facts are?
Thanking you in anticipation
P.S. Where is the dedicated section to the Elizabethan Admiral, Sir Francis Drake located on the site?
|Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 4:52 pm: |
Hi there George and thanks for your message.
Like a lot of early history there are missing records and various versions of an event.
Various researchers sent me in these articles on the Drake/Hawkins family and somewhere way back then
there was a relationship.
This URL on my site also discusses the Drake/Hawkins story;
1541 - Edmund, John and Margery's second son, is traditionally said to have begun life as a sailor, and to have been early converted to the Protestant faith. The date of his marriage is believed to have been about the year 1541. It has been supposed that his wife was sister or cousin to William Hawkins; but reccent discoveries shows that her name was Milwaye, and it is just as likely that the relationship, which is known to have existed between the Drake and Hawkins families, may have been through Edmund Drakes's mother as through his wife. (He sold the ship, and entered into the service of his cousins, John and William Hawkins, the enterprising sons of William Hawkins of Plymouth, a seaman much esteemed and beloved of King Henry VIII.) Edmund Drake had twelve children.
I think the accepted story is that Sir Francis mother was a Hawkins.