Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Collins family ties to Sir Francis Drake's Family and Portuguese

 compiled by
Joseph Newman
  William2 Hawkins (John1) was born Bef. 1490 in prob. Plymouth, Devonshire, England, and died 1554. He married Joan Towne Trelawney, daughter of Roger Trelawney. She was born Abt. 1500 in Launceton, Cornwall, England, and died in England.

    Children of William Hawkins and Joan Trelawney are:

    + 2 i. William3 Hawkins, born Bef. 1530; died 07 Oct 1589.

    + 3 ii. Sir John (Sir) Hawkins, born 1532 in Plymouth, Devon, England; died 12 Nov 1595 in At Sea off Puerto Rico.

    William3 Hawkins (William2, John1) was born Bef. 1530, and died 07 Oct 1589. He married (1) [Unknown] Bef. 1565. He married (2) Mary 'Marie' Halse Bef. 1581, daughter of John Halse and Joan Tothill. She was born in of Kenedon.

    Notes for William Hawkins:

    Mayor of Plymouth, 1567-8, 1578-9, 1587-8, commanded the "Griffin" in the fight against the Spanish Armada.

    Sir John Hawkins erected a monument to the memory of his brother in St. Nicholas Church, Deptford, which was in existence in Thorpe's time (it is now removed), with this inscription: "Sacr~ perpetuaeque memoriae Gulielmi Hawkyns de Plimouth arm igeri; qui verae religionis verus cultor, pauperibus praecipue navicularus inunifleus, rerum nauticarum studiosissimus, longinquas instituit saepe navigationes: arbiter in causis difficilissimis aequissimus, fide, probitate, et prudentia siugulari. Duos duzit uxores, e quarum una 4 ex altera 7 suscepit liberos. Johannes Hawkyns eques auratus, classis regiae quaestor, frater maestissimus posuit. Objit spe certa resurgendi 7 die mensis Octobris anno domini 1589."

    The following is a translation:

    "To the ever living memory of William Hawkyns of Plymouth esquire; who was a worshipper of the true religion; a munificent benefactor to poor mariners; skilled in navigation; oftentimes undertaking long voyages; a just arbiter in difficult cases; and a man of singular faith, probity, and prudence. He had two wives, four children by one, and seven by the other. John Hawkins, Knight, Treasurer of the Queen's Navy, his brother, most sorrowfully erected this. He died in the sure and certain hope of resurrection, on the 7th day of October, in the year of our Lord 1589."

    "Will of William Hawkins

    I WILLIAM HAWKINS of Plimouth Esq. 6th Oct. 1589

    My body to be buried in place & sort as my brother Sr John Hawkins Knt. & my wife Marie Hawkins shall think most convenient

    Concerning my said wife & the children I have now living as well by her as by my former wife, & all my lands I dispose of them as follows -an annuity of £40 to William Hawkins my eldest son for life out of my lands in Plimouth

    I give all my lands so charged & all my other lands whatsoever to my wife Marie for life, with remainder to Richard Hawkins my eldest son by the said Marie, & to his heirs male, with remainder respectively in

    tail mail to Francis my 2"d, Nicholas, my 3,d, William my 4th son &~my own right heirs for ever

    To Judith Whitakers one of my daughters "all that my bargayne of Hindwell"

    To William Whitakers her eldest son, my grandchild £10 & to every of her other children £5.

    To Clare Michaell my daughter £40

    [Several legacies to servants.]

    All the rest of my goods to be divided into 3 equal parts, one 3rd part to be divided among all my Children by my wife Marie, another 3rd part to my wife Marie, & the remaining one to my brother Sir John Hawkins

    I constitute my wife my sole Executrix, and my brother Sir John Hawkins & Anthony Halse gent. my brother in law my Supervisors

    Read, signed & sealed in the presence of Edward Combes, Robert Peterson, W~' Hales, Thos. Nun, James Finche, Ric. Wood, Ric. Hawkins, Ric. Collyns (Collins), Charles Fenton.

    Proved in London 20th Oct. 1589 by Marie the relict. [Leicester, 78.]
  3. Sir John (Sir)3 Hawkins (William2, John1) was born 1532 in Plymouth, Devon, England, and died 12 Nov 1595 in At Sea off Puerto Rico. He married (1) Katherine Gonson Abt. 1559, daughter of Benjamin Gonson and Ursula Hussey. She was born Abt. 1540, and died 1591 in Plymouth, Devon, England. He married (2) Margaret Vaughan Aft. 1591, daughter of Charles Vaughan and Elizabeth Baskerville. She was born Abt. 1540 in England, and died Aft. 23 Apr 1619 in England.

    Notes for Sir John (Sir) Hawkins:

    Kinsman, probably cousin of Sir Francis Drake. Leader of ships against Armada. Many good articles and web sites on this man and his son, Sir Richard Hawkins. Also spelled Hawkyns.

    A Trelawney ancestor of Sir John Hawkins had the name Matilda Mynwenyke and was described in the Visitation of Cornwall. The mother of Sir Francis Drake was probably named Mylwaye. Could this be the common name? If so they may be fourth cousins, or more distant.

    "Hawkins also spelled HAWKYNS English naval administrator and commander, one of the foremost seamen of 16th-century England and the chief architect of the Elizabethan navy.

    "A kinsman of Sir Francis Drake, Hawkins began his career as a merchant in the African trade and soon became the first English slave trader. By carrying slaves from Guinea, in West Africa, to the Spanish West Indies, he provoked conflict with the Spaniards, who did not allow unauthorized foreigners to trade with their colonies. Hawkins' first slave-trading voyage, in 1562-63, on behalf of a syndicate of London merchants, was so profitable that a more prestigious group, including Queen Elizabeth I, provided the money for a second expedition (1564-65). His third voyage, with Drake in 1567-69, however, ended in disaster. After selling the slaves in the Caribbean, Hawkins was forced by needed repairs and lack of water to take refuge at San Juan de Ulua, near Veracruz, Mex. A Spanish fleet attacked him in the harbour, and, of the six ships, only the two commanded by Hawkins and Drake were able to escape. This episode marked the beginning of the long quarrel between England and Spain that eventually led to open war in 1585.

    "Hawkins soon avenged himself; by gaining the confidence of Spain's ambassador to England, he learned the details of a conspiracy (the so-called Ridolfi plot of 1571) in which English Roman Catholics, with Spanish assistance, were to depose Queen Elizabeth and install Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, on the English throne. Hawkins notified his government, and the English plotters involved were arrested.

    "In 1577 Hawkins succeeded his father-in-law, Benjamin Gonson, as treasurer of the navy; later (1589) he was to assume the additional duties of controller. His high naval post enabled him to direct the rebuilding of the older galleons and to contribute to the design of faster, more heavily armed ships. It was this new, swift-sailing navy that withstood the Spanish Armada in 1588. Hawkins was third in command during the Armada crisis (during which he was knighted), and afterward he devised the strategy--quite original for that period--of setting up a naval blockade at the Azores to intercept Spanish treasure ships returning from the New World.

    "In 1595 Hawkins and Drake sailed with 27 ships to raid the Spanish West Indies. Hawkins died the night before an unsuccessful attack on Puerto Rico."
 AUTO DE FE, 28th FEB. 1574.

    Englishmen and others from the Fleet of Captain

    John Hawkins, who were taken prisoners at San

    fuande Uluaorpnt ashore in the Gulf of Mexico ,

    north of Tampico, in the year 1568. Vol. 52. No. 3. 158 folios. 1572-1585

    6. GUILLERMO CALENS (William Collins), age 40; a native of
    Oxford. He was a seaman on board the "Jesus of Lubeck", and
    on Hawkins's return voyag-e in the "Minion" was among those
    put ashore to the north of Tampico. In Mexico he was known as
    Miguel Cabello because, as he explained to the Inquisitors,
    Calens (or Collins) means "cabello" (hair) in English. He was
    sentenced to ten years at the galleys in Spain. Collins was the
    subject of enquiry by Queen Elizabeth in 1575. (See Calendar of
    State Papers, Spanish, 1568-1579. pp. 491-492.)

Full text of "An Englishman and the Mexican Inquisition, 1556-1560 [microform] ; being an account of

  77. Thomas8 Hawkins (Matthew7, John6, John5, William4, William3, William2, John1) was born Bef. 1735, and died Bef. 01 May 1759 in of Lunenburg Co., VA. He married Mary Howard 19 Jan 1753 in Lunenburg Co., VA, daughter of Francis Howard and Diana [Unknown]. She was born Bef. 1739, and died Jan 1787.

    Notes for Thomas Hawkins:

    Thomas Hawkins was a vestryman of Cumberland Parish from 1754-1758. He was a deputy Sheriff under Lyddall Bacon from 1757 to 1759, in which year he died.

    Thomas Hawkins falls ill and makes his will on November 13, 1758. In doing so he names John Clark as a beneficiary of 200 acres on Sandy Creek. There is a Sandy Creek in Pittsylvania County. Halifax County separated from Lunenburg County in 1752 and Pittsylvania County separated form Halifax Co.June 1, 1767. It appears then that the 200 acre tract of land mentioned in the will, was in Halifax Co. in 1758.

    Page 250. Will. I,

    Thomas Hawkins of L, being weak in body To my son Mathew - the plantation I now live on, containing all the lands I bought of William Thomason, James Parish, and John Clarke, except my wife to have her thirds of the same, during her life. To my son John - a plantation in North Carolina on Island Creek.

    To John Clarke - 200 acres on Sandy Creek, when he makes my heir a right to the land I bought of him on the north side of Butchers Creek. The rest of my lands are to be sold, except the child that my wife is with, if a boy, then he should have the land in dispute between Stephen Collins, if I recover it. If not, I leave him 600 acres on Grassey Creek in Carolina. To my wife Mary - 6 Negroes, viz, Great Jemmy, Jack, Phill, Nanny, Bess, and Cate, during her life, and after her death, for my son Mathew to have them. To my son Mathew - Little Jimmy, Lucy, Jude, Little Moll. To my son John - Charles, George, and Little

    Nanny. To my daughter Sarah - Will, Laurence, and Soockey. To the child my wife is big with now - Tim, Frank, and Kezee. To John Petter - 30 £, to collect in my Sheriff's arrears. Executors - my brother Pink. Hawkins and my wife Mary.

    Signed Nov 14, 1758

    - Thomas Hawkins.

    Witnesses - Joseph Dobson, Joseph Rudd (X his mark), Mathew Turner, Martha Jarrot, Jacob Coleson (I his mark).

 146. Joseph9 Hawkins (John H.8, [Unknown]7, [Unknown]6, John Sidney5, Richard (Sir)4, John (Sir)3, William2, John1) was born Abt. 1712, and died Abt. 30 Mar 1769 in Hanover Co., VA. He 146. Joseph9 Hawkins (John H.8, [Unknown]7, [Unknown]6, John Sidney5, Richard (Sir)4, John (Sir)3, William2, John1) was born Abt. 1712, and died Abt. 30 Mar 1769 in Hanover Co., VA. He married Jane Nicholas 1737 in Essex Co., VA. She was born Bef. 1718, and died Bef. Jan 1790 in Richmond, VA.

    Children of Joseph Hawkins and Jane Nicholas are:

    + 241 i. John10 Hawkins, born 14 Feb 1732/33 in Prob. VA; died 19 Dec 1786 in Orange Co., NC.

    242 ii. Joseph Hawkins, born Bef. 1754. He married Margaret [Unknown].


Notes for Joseph Hawkins:
   19 Apr 1775 Deed book J. Spotsylvania Co., VA - Joseph Hawkins of Spotsylvania CO. and Margaret, his wife, to Wm. Plummer THurston of sd. Co. L500 curr. 755a. in Spots Co. Provided, that the title of Jane Hawkins to that part of the above land left her during her natural life by the will of her late husband, Joseph Hawkins, decd., shall not be affected, etc. Witnesses, Beverley WInslow, Wm. Parker, Nichola Taliaferro, John Hawkins, Jr.; John Alcock, Wm. Forson. 15 Jun 1775.

    29 Apr 1775. Joseph Hawkins and Margaret, his wife, of Berkeley Par., Spts. Co. to John Edwards of same par. and Co. L25. 100 a on Plentiful Run, Par. and Co. afsd. Edwd. Collins, John Coleman, Robt. Hutcherson, Beverley WInslow, Thos. Allen, Richd. Allen. 17 Aug 1775.

    243 iii. Lucy Hawkins.

    244 iv. Sarah Hawkins.

    + 245 v. Mildred Hawkins.

 153. Nathan9 Hawkins (Nicholas8, [Unknown]7, [Unknown]6, John Sidney5, Richard (Sir)4, John (Sir)3, William2, John1) was born Bet. 1716 - 1723 in VA, and died Bef. 04 Nov 1794 in Madison Co., KY. He married (1) Ann Hayden Aft. 1731, daughter of Jarvis Hayden. He married (2) Catherine [Unknown] Aft. 1750.

    Notes for Nathan Hawkins:

    Deposition of Nathan Hawkins, Madison Co., KY Deed Book A, p. 82.

    Deposition of Nathan Hawkins, aged 74, taken before George Adams and Joseph Kennedy, Justices of the Peace; was present about thirty-one or thirty-two years ago in Spotsylvania County, Virginia when John Hawkins married Elizabeth Ellis, daughter of William Ellis, of Spotsylvania. William told John that for his marrying his daughter, he would buy and give him (John) two good negroes and he should have equal share with his other children at his death ; after they were married two negro girls came to the door and Mr. Ellis informed John he might have his choice. Mrs. Ellis answered No, she would not part with either of the girls; she intended one for a milkmaid and the other for a washmaid, but that he might have Millie, a young gir. John, after some conversation, said it was very little odd which of the girls he had; although she was the smallest she might soon grow up. Upon which Mr. Ellis gave John Hawkins the girl, and about four days after Millie was moved to John Hawkins' and there remained until after the decease of said Hawkins. In the administration of his estate Millie was appraised in said estate and the relict had her thirds allotted to her; that her father, Mr. Ellis, wished Millie not to be included in the appraisal but the widow excepted against it and said Millie was John Hawkins' and should be in the appraisal and his children should not be wronged, and her father agreed to it.

    Mr. Ellis was appointed Guardian and hired Millie with the other negroes for the benefit of the orphans. Some time after the widow married Robert Collins who brought suit against heirs of said Hawkins for siad Millie but how it came out of the Court this deponent knoweth not. The matter was submitted to arbitration of Joseph Brook, Edward Hardin and Thomas Colson, Justices of the Peace for Spotsylvania County, and the award was in favor of the orphans; but depondent further sayeth, Robert Collins said in his hearing he would give his bond to stand to the award, and further sayeth not. (Dated) July 42, 1790; Witnesses ...

 158. John9 Hawkins (Nicholas8, [Unknown]7, [Unknown]6, John Sidney5, Richard (Sir)4, John (Sir)3, William2, John1) was born Abt. 1732, and died 1764 in Spotsylvania Co., VA. He married Elizabeth Ellis Abt. 1758, daughter of William Ellis and Lucy Ferguson. She was born Aft. 1735, and died Abt. 1784.

    Notes for John Hawkins:

    1 Jan 1759 John Hawkins of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to his mother, Elizabeth Hawkins, L19 curr. A negro slave. Witnesses: Nathan Hawkins, Randle MacDaniel, William Smith. Recorded 3 Jul 1769.

    Notes for Elizabeth Ellis:

    Elizabeth married 2nd Robert Collins. Robert and Elizabeth gave a deed, 25 Sep 1772, for land held in right of her dower, 1/3 of a tract belonging to John Hawkins, dec'd. Spotsylvania Co. records.

    Elizabeth's father was William Ellis of Gloucester and Spotsylvania; her mother was Elizabeth (according to one source) or Lucy Ferguson (according to another).

    Deed book K. 28 Sep 1784, Spotsylvania Co., VA

    William Gosney and Elizabeth, his sife; Thomas Jones and Ann, his wife, Benja. Haley and Agatha, his wife, of Frederick Co. to Clement Montague, Sr. of Spots. Co., L400 curr., 325a in Spots. CO., being the land devised of Nicholas Hawkins to his son, John Hawkins, descended to his three daughters, Elizabeth, who intermarried with Wm. Gosney; ANn, with THomas Jones, and Agatha with Benja. Haley, etc., except 190a of said land apart to Elizabeth, widow of sd. Jno. Hawkins, decd., who has since intermarried with Robt. Collins, who sold the sd. 190 a to John Waller, K. W., for the lifetime of the sd. Elizabeth, then to revert to the sd. Montague, etc. Witnesses, Sam Clagett, Jr.; Anth. Bartlet, Clement Montague, Ann Haley.

 199. William Eaton10 Hawkins, Jr. (William Eaton9, Joshua8, Michael7, Edward6, John5, William4, William3, William2, John1) was born 12 Feb 1794 in Greenville Co., SC, and died 14 Feb 1851 in Crawford Co., MO. He married (1) Pamelia Carr Duncan. She was born 12 Mar 1796. He married (2) Hannah Doty.

Notes for William Eaton Hawkins, Jr.:

He may be the son of John Hawkins b 1758 and Catherine, and grandson of Joshua Hawkins. This family moved from Greenville, South Carolina to Phelps County Missouri in 1822.

Children of William Hawkins and Pamelia Duncan are:

+ 429 i. Lemuel Berry11 Hawkins, born 29 Oct 1816; died Bet. 1870 - 1880.

430 ii. Perry Eaton Hawkins, born 04 Sep 1819; died 12 Nov 1871. He married Joan Ann Martin 02 Sep 1841.

+ 431 iii. Wilbert Ashley Hawkins, born 28 Jan 1821 in Greenville Co., SC; died Abt. 1875 in Hall Co., GA.

+ 432 iv. Elbert Emberson Hawkins, born 24 Dec 1822; died 1861.

433 v. William Riley Hawkins, born 09 Jul 1826. He married (1) Catherine Sanders 25 Feb 1852; born Aft. 1826. He married (2) Julia Ann Wright Aft. 1853.

434 vi. Robert Duncan Hawkins, born 30 Jun 1828. He married Mary Elizabeth Collins 28 Nov 1849.

435 vii. Harry Hamilton Hawkins, born 12 May 1830.

436 viii. Terisa Missouri Carr Hawkins, born 23 Jan 1833. She married George Fisher 15 Jan 1852.

437 ix. James Elias Lafayette Hawkins, born 31 Mar 1835.

438 x. Permelia Cardina Hawkins, born 13 Jan 1838. She married Martin Thrailkill 30 Sep 1885.

439 xi. Roena Millicent Hawkins, born 23 Feb 1839; died 12 Jul 1873    

 2688. Mary13 Cook (Frances12 Wilcoxson, Sarah11 Faulconer, Joyce "Jossie"10 Craig, Mary9 Hawkins, John H.8, [Unknown]7, [Unknown]6, John Sidney5, Richard (Sir)4, John (Sir)3, William2, John1) was born Abt. 1810 in KY, and died 1880 in Anderson Co., KY. She married David W. Montfort 24 Sep 1832 in Shelby Co., KY, son of Francis Montfort and Geertjie Montfort. He was born 12 Dec 1806 in Shelby or Henry Co., KY.


Children of Mary Cook and David Montfort are:

    4082 i. James Francis14 Montfort, born 1833.

    4083 ii. Lorinda "Laura" Montfort, born 25 Apr 1835 in Anderson Co., KY; died 06 Feb 1893. She married Judge James M. Posey 11 Sep 1855 in Anderson Co., KY.

    4084 iii. Israel Christopher Montfort, born Aft. 1835; died Abt. 1921 in Louisville, KY. He married Kate E. [Unknown] Abt. 1864 in Fayette Co., KY.

    4085 iv. Martha Jane "Jennie" Montfort, born 1843 in Anderson Co., KY; died 1927 in Anderson Co., KY. She married (1) J. W. Satterwhite 1865. She married (2) Seren Jensen Bef. 1884; born in Aarhus, Denmark.

    4086 v. William Berry Montfort, born 17 Oct 1846 in Ohio Co., KY; died 31 Oct 1939 in Oklahoma City, OK. He married (1) Dorah Munday 13 Apr 1870 in Anderson Co., KY; died Bef. 1880. He married (2) Affair Allen Collins Aft. 1880.

    4087 vi. Nancy Elizabeth Montfort, born 16 Nov 1852 in Anderson Co., KY; died 10 Feb 1901. She married Zack W. Taylor; born in of Shelby Co., KY; died 1892.

 2735. Margaret Ann13 Craig (John H.12, Elijah11, Lewis10, Mary9 Hawkins, John H.8, [Unknown]7, [Unknown]6, John Sidney5, Richard (Sir)4, John (Sir)3, William2, John1) She married James Collins.

    Child of Margaret Craig and James Collins is:

    4147 i. Thomas14 Collins.
 77. Thomas8 Hawkins (Matthew7, John6, John5, William4, William3, William2, John1) was born Bef. 1735, and died Bef. 01 May 1759 in of Lunenburg Co., VA. He married Mary Howard 19 Jan 1753 in Lunenburg Co., VA, daughter of Francis Howard and Diana [Unknown]. She was born Bef. 1739, and died Jan 1787.

    Children of Thomas Hawkins and Mary Howard are:

    103 i. Mathew9 Hawkins, died Bef. Feb 1787 in Granville Co., NC.

    + 104 ii. John Hawkins, died 1788 in Rutherford Co., NC.

    + 105 iii. Sarah Hawkins.

    106 iv. Pinkethman Hawkins, born Abt. 1759.
      Susannah COLLINS was born 27 Feb 1738 in Rutherford Co, NC., and died 01 May 1832 in Rutherford Co. She married William DOBBINS on 1763 in Granville County, North Carolina.

    Children of Susannah COLLINS and William DOBBINS are:

    James Ballard DOBBINS, b. 1762, Granville, North Carolina, d. 28 Mar 1843, Cleveland, NC1.
    William DOBBINS, Jr., b. 1765, Granville, NC1, d. 24 Mar 1852, Carroll, OH1.
    Mary (Molly) DOBBINS, b. 1767, York, SC1, d. 14 Oct 1854, New Pleasant Church, Stateline, SC1.
    +Frances (Fanny) DOBBINS, b. 1765, Granville, North Carolina1, 1, d. 1863, Rutherford, North Carolina1, 1.
    +Reverand Drury DOBBINS, b. 14 Apr 1776, Spartanburg District, SC1, d. 19 May 1847, Rutherford, NC1.
    Susannah DOBBINS, b. 27 Feb 1783, York, SC1.
    Drucilla DOBBINS, b. 30 Mar 1783, York District, S1, d. 18701.
    Jonathan Dobbins, b. Abt. 1773, York Dist., SC, d. Aft. 1870, Rutherford County, NC.
    Ezekiel Dobbins, b. Bet. 1775 - 1784, York District, South Carolina, d. 03 Nov 1857, Spartanburg Co., SC.
 143. Col. Philemon9 Hawkins II (Philemon8, [Unknown]7, [Unknown]6, John Sidney5, Richard (Sir)4, John (Sir)3, William2, John1) was born 28 Sep 1717 in Near Chickahominy River, Todd's Bridge, Charles City Co., VA, and died 10 Sep 1801 in Pleasant Hill, Warren Co., NC. He married Delia Martin 1743 in Brunswick Co., VA, daughter of Zachariah Martin. She was born 15 Dec 1721 in Brunswick Co., VA, and died 20 Aug 1794 in Raleigh, Wake, NC.

    Notes for Col. Philemon Hawkins II:

    1757 for several terms High Sheriff of Granville Co., NC

    1776 member of the Continental Congress at Halifax, NC

    He raised and commanded a battalion of cavalry.

    144. John D.9 Hawkins (Philemon8, [Unknown]7, [Unknown]6, John Sidney5, Richard (Sir)4, John (Sir)3, William2, John1) was born 08 Apr 1720 in Gloucester Co., VA or Charles City Co., VA. He married Mary Wyatt Abt. 1744 in Probably Bute Co., NC, daughter of Henry Wyatt and Mary Wynne. She was born 20 Sep 1726 in Caroline Co., VA.

    Children of John Hawkins and Mary Wyatt are:

    + 237 i. Mary10 Hawkins, born 1746; died Sep 1830 in Oglethorpe, GA.

    + 238 ii. Philemon Hawkins V, born Aft. 1748.

    239 iii. Wyatt Hawkins, born Abt. 1752; died Aft. 1782. He married Frances Burford; born Abt. 1750.

    + 240 iv. Ann Hawkins, born Abt. 1755 in Granville Co., NC.

    230. Col. John10 Hawkins (Philemon9, Philemon8, [Unknown]7, [Unknown]6, John Sidney5, Richard (Sir)4, John (Sir)3, William2, John1) was born 1745 in Bute Co., NC, and died 11 Apr 1808 in Warren Co., NC. He married Sarah 'Sally' Macon 27 Feb 1765 in Bute Co., NC, daughter of Gideon Macon and Priscilla Jones. She was born Abt. 1747 in Macon Manor, Granville Co., NC, and died 1813.

 "In my research I find a small group of Saponi Indians in Granville County, North Carolina (now Vance County) who lived in that region between 1743 and sometime in the 1760’s. In the early 1760’s Indians, as families, began to move out of the Granville County area. Many went south into the region of Cumberland County, North Carolina around Fayetteville and then into present day Robeson County. (These were simply the first Indian settlers in Robeson County. They were later joined by the Hatteras from the coast and Cheraw from South Carolina. Robeson County became a refuge for “loose” Indians and Indian families from all over that region congregated there over the years.) Theses Granville County families who went south into Robeson County were the Chavis’, Locklears, Gibsons, Collins’, Goings’, etc. These are families that we are sure came from the area of Granville County, North Carolina. Some of these families may have been composed of a black or white man with an Indian wife, although there is fairly good evidence that Collins is a Saponi family name. The Gibsons moved on further south from Robeson County so that name is no longer found in Robeson County among the Indians there who are officially now called the Lumbees. A large body of Indians from Granville County very early started moving straight west. In the 1760’s we pick up Collins, Gibson, and Bunch in Orange County, North Carolina which was just immediately to the west of Granville County. These families are listed in the records as Mulattoes. In the Carolinas in the 1700’s and 1800’s Mulatto meant a person with one white parent and one non-white parent, either Indian or black. Thus, by 1760 Indians of this stock were beginning to push west. If one goes west from Orange County there is a little community of people in Rockingham County, North Carolina made up primarily of two family names, Goings and Harris. Harris is found widely among Indian groups in the Carolinas. So it is probable that this was a group of Indians which dropped off here in the main migration west. By 1810 these families were beginning to come together in the present day northern Hancock County, Tennessee and southern Lee County, Virginia on a mountain known as Newman’s Ridge, near Sneedville, Tennessee and Blackwater Virginia. This became the core community of these Granville families in the west by 1810. In this community one finds that Collins, Gibson, Mullins, and Goings are predominate and most numerous family names; other family names are Minor, Odell, Delph, etc. However, on the way west this stream of migration left behind the Goings and Harris families in Rockingham County, North Carolina and the Goings’ in Patrick County, Virginia." Robert K Thomas Cherokee communities of the south

     Sir Francis Drake was off the coast of Roanoke Island with a mighty fleet of 23 ships. Richly laden with booty from his attack on the Spanish West Indies and Florida, Drake's fleet anchored next day partly in the port near Roanoke Island (probably Port Ferdinando) and partly in a "wilde roade" at sea 2 miles from the shore. Second in command to Drake

    on this expedition was Capt. Christopher Carleill, Secretary Walsingham's stepson and son-in-law, who had been interested in American exploration since 1574.

    1586 - Sir Francis Drake's West Indian Voyage
    the fleet attacked the Spanish around the Spanish West Indies and Florida

    On returning to England they anchored off the coast of Roanoke Island with a mighty fleet of 23 ships.

    Drake's fleet evacuated the military colony, in their rush many records were lost overboard and three men out foraging were left behind.

    Fortescue, George Captain - ship Bark Bonner, by William Hawkins, ship offered to Lane (Captain George Fortescue, died during voyage) -

    Drake, Francis Sir Commander of the fleet- General and Admiral - ship Elizabeth Bonaventure, the Queen's ship and Drake's flagship

    Hawkins, Richard Captain -- Drake's 1586 West Indian Voyage, stopped at Roanoke

    Hawkins, Sr., William Captain -- withdrew from voyage

    Hawkins, Jr., William Captain -- Drake's 1586 West Indian Voyage, stopped at Roanoke

    Frobisher, Martin Captain Vice Admiral - ship Primrose part-owned by John Hawkins

    Moore, Thomas Captain - ship Francis, owned by Drake, offered to Lane driven out to sea by storm

    Drake intended to lead Sir Walter Ralegh's second squadron to Virginia, but the Queen ordered him to Newfoundland instead.

    Pirate prizes:

    Name unknown Captain - ship Lion of Viana, a Portuguese fishing vessel


    The seven-vessel fleet sailed from Plymouth on 9 April 1585

    Fernandez, Simon - chief pilot and master - ship Tyger the admiral of the fleet

    Cornieles, Alonzo , captain - ship Santa Maria de Vincente

    Lane, Ralfe Master -- 1585-86 Military Colonists, was in charge of the colony
  Simon Fernandez (Portuguese: Simão Fernandes; c.1538–c.1590) was a 16th century Portuguese navigator and sometime pirate who piloted the 1585 and 1587 English expeditions to found colonies on Roanoke island, part of modern-day North Carolina but then known as Virginia. Fernandez trained as a navigator in Spain at the famed Casa de Contratacion in Seville, but later took up arms against the Spanish empire, preying upon Spanish shipping along with fellow pirate John Challice. Charged with piracy in 1577, he was saved from the hangman's noose by Sir Francis Walsingham, becoming a Protestant and a subject of the Queen of England. In 1578 Fernandez entered the service of Sir Humphrey Gilbert and later Sir Walter Raleigh, piloting the failed 1587 expedition to Roanoke, known to history as the "Lost Colony".

    Fernandez was born Simão Fernandes in c.1538 in Terceira in the Portuguese colony of the Azores.

    The Archipelago of the Azores (UK /əˈzɔrz/ ə-ZORZ, US /ˈeɪzɔrz/ AY-zorz; Portuguese: Açores, IPA: [ɐˈsoɾɨʃ]) is composed of nine volcanic islands situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, and is located about 1,500 km (930 mi) west of Lisbon and about 1,900 km (1,200 mi) southeast of Newfoundland. The islands, and their Exclusive Economic Zone, form the Autonomous Region of the Azores, one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal.

 First voyage (1555–1563)

    John Hawkins formed a syndicate of wealthy merchants to invest in trade, including that of slaves. In 1555, he set sail with three ships for the Caribbean via Sierra Leone. They hijacked a Portuguese slave ship and traded the 301 slaves in the Caribbean. Despite having two ships seized by the Spanish authorities, he sold the slaves in Santo Domingo and thus augmented the profit made by his London investors. His voyage caused the Spanish to ban all English ships from trading in their West Indies colonies

    Third voyage (1567–1569)

    His third voyage began in 1567. Hawkins obtained many more slaves, and also augmented his cargo by capturing the Portuguese slave ship Madre de Deus (Mother of God) and its human cargo.
  As relations between England and Spain grew even worse, Queen Elizabeth unleashed Drake on the Spaniards in 1585 and 1586. Drake captured several Spanish cities and inflicted great damage on Spanish morale. Now there was no avoiding formal war. Philip II (1527–1598) began assembling his
    Armada (a fleet of warships) in Portugal, which had been in his possession since 1580.

    Queen Elizabeth appointed Lord Charles Howard of Effingham commander of her fleet and gave Drake, Hawkins, and Martin Frobisher supporting posts. Drake called for a strong blow at Philip's unprepared Armada and received permission to strike. In April 1587 he recklessly sailed into Cadiz and destroyed or captured thirty-seven enemy ships. He then occupied the Portuguese town of Sagres for a time and finally, in the Azores (a group of islands in the North Atlantic), seized a large Portuguese carrack (ship) with a rich cargo bound homeward from Goa.

    Drake met with his first major defeat in 1589, when he commanded the naval expedition sent to take Lisbon, Portugal. Drake did not go to sea again for five years. He concerned himself mainly with Plymouth matters.
 This information is more of a box of puzzle pieces ...you just have to organize them and put them together to make a working big picture.....but if put together right. You can get a connection from the Collins family all the way to direct connections with Portugal and Portugal people. It is a work in progress...there also needs to be double checking with the genealogy,  since it was from the Hawkins family genealogist.

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