Sir john hawkins by harry kelsey although his cousin sir francis drake is more famous, sir john hawkins (1532-1595) was a more successful seaman and played a pivotal role in the history of england and the emergence of the global slave trade. Sir john hawkins the career of the english naval commander sir john hawkins (1532-1595) touched all aspects of the elizabethan maritime world from the illegal and inglorious to the patriotic and profitable. Famous elizabethans - sir john hawkins - explorer, soldier and privateer additional details, pictures, facts, timeline, history and information about the famous elizabethans and events in elizabethan times can be accessed via the elizabethan era sitemap. Sir john hawkins, or hawkyns, british admiral, was born at plymouth in 1532, and belonged to a family of devonshire shipowners and skippers -- occupations then more closely connected than is now usual.
Admiral sir john hawkins (also spelled as john jawkyns) plymouth 1532 - november 12, 1595 was an english ship builder, naval administrator and commander, merchant, navigator and slave trader.
The hospital of sir john hawkins, knight, in chatham comprises almshouses originally intended to accommodate needy and disabled ex-members of the royal navy and civilians who had worked in the dockyard at chatham, however, since the closure of the dockyard, in 1984, eligibility has been extended to ex-servicemen and women of the army and raf and former merchant navy sailors. Sir john hawkins was a leading mariner and naval administrator in the era of elizabeth i hawkins should be credited with creating the navy that was to defeat the spanish armada in 1588 and that took on the spanish naval might in the west indies and southern america. Although his cousin sir francis drake is more famous, sir john hawkins (1532-1595) was a more successful seaman and played a pivotal role in the history of england and the emergence of the global slave trade born into a family of wealthy pirates, hawkins became fascinated by tales of the riches.
Admiral sir john hawkins was an english naval commander and administrator, merchant, navigator, shipbuilder, privateer and slave trader his elder brother and trading partner was william hawkins he was considered the first english trader to profit from the triangle trade, based on selling. Soon after 1560, john hawkins had moved to london and, after marrying the daughter of the treasury of the navy, formed a syndicate of wealthy merchants and officials including sir lionel duckett and sir thomas lodge, who were already engaged in gold coast trade, benjamin gonson and sir william winter (d 1589. Sir john hawkins admiral sir john hawkins (also spelled as hawkyns) (1532 - 12 november 1595) was an english shipbuilder, naval administrator and commander, merchant, navigator, pirate and slave trader. John hawkins was a 16th century british naval commander and slave trader who entered into conflict with spain born in 1532 in plymouth, england, john hawkins established himself as a merchant and.
Listen to some audio features about the slave trade in devon and how it came to be abolished: slavery in devon sir john hawkins devon's slave traders devon's plantation owners the. Sir john hawkins, (born march 30, 1719, london, england—died may 21, 1789, london), english magistrate, writer, and author of the first history of music in english hawkins was apprenticed as a clerk and became a solicitor. Find great deals on ebay for sir john hawkins shop with confidence.
This site is an attempt to co-ordinate the efforts at tracing genealogical connections with admiral sir john hawkins 1532-1595 [ updated: 1st nov 2003] news. Sir john hawkins or hawkyns (1532-1595), naval commander, second son of william hawkyns (d 1553), and younger brother of william hawkyns (d 1589), was born at plymouth in 1532, a date which seems established by the evidence of the legend on a contemporary portrait, and of the inscription formerly on a tablet in the church of st dunstan's.