William Hawkins

Brief Life History of William

When William Hawkins was born on 12 May 1815, in Mouth of Keswick, Douglas, York, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, John Michael Hawkins, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Todd, was 30.

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John Michael Hawkins
Nancy Todd
George Wentworth Hawkins
Benjamin Hawkins
James Hawkins
William Hawkins
Stephen Hawkins
Sarah Ann Hawkins
Jemimah Hawkins
Julia Ann Hawkins
John Michael Hawkins
Maria Hawkins
Elenor Hawkins

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    World Events (3)

    1867 · British North America Act

    The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.


    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

    On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Hawkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    English: habitational name, with excrescent -s, from Hawkinge (Kent). The placename derives from the Old English personal name Heafoc or Old English heafoc ‘hawk’ + the placename forming suffix -ing. This name has been assimilated to the patronymic surname in Devon from Sir John Hawkyns (1532–95), victor against the Spanish Armada (1588), who was a member of the Devon family of Hawkins, a branch of a Kentish family from the village of Hawkinge. They held land in Plymouth as long ago as 1480.

    Irish: variant of Haughn .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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