Famous Hawkins'
FAMOUS HAWKINS'
HISTORICAL:
SIR JOHN HAWKINS
Born: 1532, Plymouth, England. English Admiral and 16th Century Seaman.  John begun his carreer as a merchant seaman and soon began carrying slaves from W. Africa to W. Indies. These profitable trips took place in 1562, 64 & 67. This was a violation of Spanish law and in 1568 was attacked off Veracruz, Mexico. He narrowly escaped. In 1571 he entered Parliament and in 1577 he became treasurer and later controller of the Navy. With this new Navy he  withstood the Spanish Armada in 1588 (he was a rear admiral in command of the ship, 'Victory'), during this time he was also 'knighted'. He next devised a blocade at the Azores to intercept Spanish treasure ships returning from the New World. In 1595 he sailed to the Spanish West Indies to raid these ships. The night before a failed attack on Puerto Rico, he died of dysentry. (Nov. 12).
c. 1591
SIR RAYMOND HAWKINS
Born 1560. The only son of Sir John Hawkins (above). Also well known in English Naval history. A Captian in Sir Francis Drake's expidition to the W. Indies in 1585. Commanded ship, 'Swallow' during the Spanish Armada in 1588. In 1593 he sailed to South America's Spanish colonies to make a possible attack. After taking Valparaiso, Chile, he was captured and imprisoned in Lima, Peru and later moved to Spain. A ransom was paid and he was released to England and knighted in 1603. The next year he entered Parliament and also became Vise Admiral of Devonshire.  He died in 1622.
SIR HENRY HAWKINS
Born 1817 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Oldest son of John Hawking. Henry was a well known English lawyer & Judge. Knighted in 1875 and in 1899 he took the title of Lord Brampton after town in Huntingdonshire. Died in London, England in 1907.
CHARLES HAWKINS (American)
POLITICS:
PAUL HAWKINS (British)
PROFESSIONAL:
DALLAS HAWKINS (Canadian Engineer)
DAVID HAWKINS (American Psychiatrist)
NOVELISTS:
SIR ANTHONY HOPE HAWKINS
1863-1933. English novelist and playwright. Born in London, England. Adopted the psuedonym, Anthony Hope. He wrote novels of adventure, intrigue and romance. Best work is said to be, 'The Prisoner of Zenda', (1894). Knighted in 1918 for services in British Ministry of Information during WWI.
MUSIC:
COLEMAN HAWKINS
1901-1969. First great Jazz saxaphonist. First played with the 'Jazz Hounds' in 1920's. Later worked with Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonius Monks.  The single, 'Body & Soul' is said to be his best known work.
RONNIE HAWKINS
Born in Huntsville, Arkansas. Came to Canada in 1958, and has called Ontario his home ever since. Has been performing for the past 40 years and has recorded over 25 albums and has had some Billboard hits, such as, 'Mary Lou'. Known for his early work with 'The Band'. Known by most as Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins.
ROBIN HAWKINS
Son of Ronnie Hawkins. Worked as guitarist for his father's band, 'The Hawks'. Currently has his own band, 'The Robin Hawkins Band'.
SOPHIE BALLANTINE HAWKINS
Sophie B. Hawkins was born Nov 1, 1966 and grew up in New York City. She is signed to Columbia Records and currently has 3 albums. Her hit song is, 'Damn I wish I was your lover'. Said to currently call Los Angeles home.
BRAD HAWKINS
25 year old country singer/ actor. Native Texan. In 1995 signed to Curb Records and has had success with the songs: ' We lose' and 'I'm the one'.  Has also done some work in acting.
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