Category Archives: Norton

Susan Hawkins and John Finch of Grovehurst

In recent posts I’ve been exploring the lives of the children of the recusant Sir Thomas Hawkins the elder of Boughton-under-Blean, Kent, who died in 1617. In this post, I’m turning my attention to Thomas’ daughter Susan or Susanna. The … Continue reading

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Henry Hawkins, Jesuit priest and author (1577 – 1646)

Henry Hawkins, the Jesuit priest and author, is probably the best-known of the children of Sir Thomas Hawkins of Boughton-under-Blean. The Boughton parish register for the year 1577 includes the following entry: The 8th of Octobr was bapt. Henrie Haukyns the sonne … Continue reading

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