Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Benjamin Hawke[1]

Male 1781 - 1865  (84 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Hawke 
    Born 12 Mar 1781  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting military, pioneer, story 
    Military War of 1812 - contractor for hauling the cannons and supplies passing through Holland Landing 
    Occupation 1851  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1851  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Quaker 
    Occupation 1852  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Quaker 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lot 8 Con 11 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-68263 
    Died 14 May 1865  [3
    Buried Hawkesville Union Cemetery, Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I68263  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Family Mary Lount,   b. 16 Mar 1787, , , Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1876, Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Hawke,   b. 6 Nov 1804, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1882, Burford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Gabriel Hawke, Esq D. D.,   b. 1810, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Arminta Hawke,   b. 1813, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Percifor Hawke,   b. 1814, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Benjamin Hawke,   b. Abt 1818,   d. 12 Nov 1847, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     6. Sarah May Hawke,   b. 16 Mar 1822,   d. 19 Jun 1904, Tillsonburg, Dereham Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. William Hawke,   b. 13 Jan 1826, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1889  (Age 63 years)
     8. Mary Hawke,   b. 1827, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1889  (Age < 61 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F17849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • It is worthy of notice that the first distinct influx of settlers into this township, came in or about the year 1825, and most of those settled in this southeast quarter of the township. Among the names of settlers entering or taking up lands before this period, not already mentioned, we find that of John Connor (1822) who took up lot 19, con. i, and that of William Walker, (1821) on lot 15, con. i.

      The Hawke family were amongst the earliest settlers in this south- east corner of the township. Benjamin Hawke, the head of the family, came to Yonge Street from Pennsylvania about the year 1811, his wife being a sister of Samuel Lount, who was executed after the Rebellion. During the war of 1812-15, Mr. Hawke was the contractor for hauling the cannons and supplies passing through Holland Landing, and across the portage from the Head of Kempenfeldt Bay to the Nottawasaga River. His sons, along with himself, settled in King and Tecumseth Townships in the twenties, when the parts around Lloydtown and Schomberg were opening for settlement. He was one of the candidates to represent the County of Simcoe at the election for the Assembly in 1834, but was not successful. He was appointed a justice of the peace in 1843. He was lame, and in his day had a full share of the rugged experiences of frontier and pioneer life. Periphen Hawke was taken prisoner during the Rebellion disturbances of 1837, and, after five months' imprisonment, was pardoned, according to the list of persons arrested appearing in Lindsay's Life of W. L. Mackenzie. And it is said that Gabriel Hawke, of Tecumseth, was also taken prisoner during the Rebellion, although his name does not appear in that list. Gabriel was a large, powerful man, and well-known in the early days of the Township of Tecumseth. Some part of the Hawke family moved to the Township of Wellesley, County of Waterloo, where the village of Hawkesville is named after them.

      History of Simcoe County, Andrew F. Hunter 1909

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      There are at least 2 children not mentioned as daughters of Benjamin Hawke and Mary Lount. They are: Ann Dunham Hawke who married John PETCH and later Philip CHAMBERS. Ann Chambers died in Caledon Twp. on October 14, 1887. Corrine Hawke married Dennis ROGERS. She died in South Norwich Twp. on June 6, 1874.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 23 Mar 1876.
      Died 9 Mar 1876 In Hawksville, Mary, nee Lount, widow of Benjamin Hawk, died at 89 years of age.

    2. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div 2 pg 83.
      Benjamin HAWK Farmer Pennsylvania Quaker 71 1781
      Mary HAWK Wife Delaware Quaker 65 1787
      Mary WILLSON Daughter Canada Quaker 24 1828
      Charles HAWK Grandson Canada Quaker 20 1832
      Caroline HAWK Canada Quaker 18 1834
      William HAWK Farmer Canada Quaker 26 1826
      Jane HAWK Wife? Canada Quaker 19 1833
      Arastus Norman HAWK Canada Quaker 1 1851
      Nelson HAWK Nephew Canada Quaker 18 1834
      Philadelphia HAWK Canada Methodist 12 1840
      William HAWK Canada Methodist 9 1843
      Araminta HAWK Canada Methodist 7 1845
      Benjamin HAWK Canada Methodist 5 1847

    3. [S120] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley - Hawkesville Union CC#4529 Waterloo Region Branch, OGS.
      Benjamin Hawk / died / May 14 1865 / aged 84 years / 2 mo 2 days

    4. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div. 2 Page 11.

    5. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Sect. 15 Page 97.

    6. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div 2 pg 83.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Mar 1781 - , , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Quaker - 1851 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Quaker - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lot 8 Con 11 - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hawkesville Union Cemetery, Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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