John HAWKINS and Ellen MOODIE
West Lot 1, Concession II, Osgoode Township
50 acres at Manotick Station
also connections to settlers on the Scotch Line (Perth, Ontario area)
May 21, 2003:
1881 Census Place: Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada
Source: FHL Film 1375865 NAC C-13229 Dist 104 SubDist G Div 1 Page 20 Family 82
Sex Married Age Origin Birthplace Occupation Religion
John HAWKINS M M 34 Irish Ontario Farmer C. Presbyterian
Ellan HAWKINS F M 28 Scottish Ontario C. Presbyterian
James HAWKINS M 8 Irish Ontario C. Presbyterian
David J. HAWKINS M 6 Irish Ontario C. Presbyterian
Thomas HAWKINS M 4 Irish Ontario C. Presbyterian
Christenie *HAWKINS F Irish Ontario C. Presbyterian
Born: Nov. *
According to Beldens 1879 map, a Mrs. Hawkins (John's widowed mother?) lives on the adjoining lot, bordering on the Mitch Owens Road,
Today, this is in the center of the village of Manotick Station, within the limits of the City of Ottawa.
March 18, 2004:
Hi Mr. Lewis:
My name is Samantha Hawkins Johnson. I almost fell off my chair when I found the following information and your email address.
I am a newby to researching History and I think that this is my great great grandfather. All the children's names are right
except we believed that James as we know him by was married to a Lucy Webster. Can we talk to each other through this medium
to see if either of us know anything more about this family. Unfortunately, I live in BC and must travel to Abbotsford to do
research at the Family Center and plan on going there in April.
I look forward to hearing from you and am praying that your email address still works.
March 20, 2004:
Al: You are certainly welcome to the information and sure you can add my name to the Hawkins page, although my main interests
are Moore (Manotick Station area), Gamble, Montgomery, Spratt, Moffatt and Brulé.
(Thanks to Bill for the following ... Al):
Hope this will be of some help:
Descendants of John Hawkins (three generations in all)
1 John HAWKINS; 1847-1929; b: 07 June 1847 in Gloucester
Township, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada; d: 27 August 1929 in Gloucester Township, Carleton County, Ontario,
Canada; Burial: Johnstons Corners Community Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario
. +Ellen "Ella" MOODIE; 1854-1941; b: 22 March 1854 in Gloucester Township, Carleton County, Ontario,
Canada; m: 05 April 1870 in Gloucester Township, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada; d: 05 December 1941 in
Carleton County, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Johnstons Corners Community Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario;
Father: James "Big Jim" MOODIE Mother: Christiana MOODIE
... 2 James M. "Jim" HAWKINS; 1873-1961; b: 1873 in Gloucester Township, Carleton County, Ontario,
Canada; d: 1961 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Johnstons Corners Community Cemetery,
....... + Alice A. MULLIGAN; 1882-1979; b: 16 July 1882 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada; m: Unknown
in Ontario, Canada; d: 1979 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Johnstons Corners Community
Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario; Father: E. _____ MULLIGAN; Mother: _____ MULLIGAN-NEE
........ 3 Maynard HAWKINS; 1903-1948; b: 1903 in Gloucester Township, Carleton County, Ontario; d: 1948
in Ontario, Canada; Burial: Johnstons Corners Community Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario
........ 3 Edna A. HAWKINS; 1905-1936; b: 1905 in Gloucester Township, Carleton County, Ontario; d: 1936
in Ontario, Canada; Burial: Johnstons Corners Community Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario
............ + James HEANEY; Unknown - Deceased; b: Unknown in Ontario, Canada; m: Unknown in Ontario,
Canada; d: Deceased in Ontario, Canada
... 2 David John HAWKINS; 1874-1953; b: 1874 in Gloucester Township, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada;
d: 1953 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Johnstons Corners Community Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario
....... +Elizabeth PATTERSON; 1891-1971; b: 1891 in Ontario, Canada; m: Unknown in Township of Gloucester,
Ontario, Canada; d: 1971 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Johnstons Corners Community Cemetery,
........ 3 John Patterson HAWKINS; b: 1918 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada County, Ontario, Canada;
Burial: Johnstons Corners Community Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario
............ +Marjorie Eileen CUMMINGS 1926 - Deceased b:
1926 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada m: Unknown in Carleton
County, Ontario, Canada d: Deceased in Carleton County, Ontario,
Canada Burial: Johnstons Corners Community Cemetery, Ottawa,
........ 3 Gladys Elizabeth HAWKINS; 1914-1999; b: 1914 in Manotick, North Gower Township,
Carleton County, Ontario, Canada d:
1999 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada Burial: Johnstons Corners
Community Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario
............ +Elmer James SCOTT 1911 - 1946 b: 1911 in
Ontario, Canada m: Unknown in Ontario, Canada d: 1946 in Carleton
County, Ontario, Canada Burial: Johnstons Corners Community Cemetery,
........ 3 Eileen HAWKINS 1916 - b: Abt. 1916 in Manotick,
North Gower Twp., Carleton County, Ontario, Canada
............ +G. Bruce MOODIE 1915 - b: 13 October 1915 in
Manotick, North Gower Twp., Carleton County, Ontario, Canada m: Abt.
1940 in Manotick, North Gower Twp., Carleton County, Ontario, Canada
Father: John McAndrew MOODIE Mother: Harriet SEABROOK
... 2 Thomas "Tommy" HAWKINS 1877 - 1892 b: 1877 in
Gloucester Township, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada d: Abt.
1892 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada
... 2 Christene "Tena" HAWKINS 1881 - 1970 b: November
1881 in Gloucester Township, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada d:
30 July 1970 in Gloucester Township, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada
Burial: Johnstons Corners Community Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario
As usual, any and all corrections and/or additions are gratefully accepted.
... Bill Sharkey
May 28, 2008:
I believe I have the goods on the John Hawkins of Osgoode - back to County Wicklow!
What do we know about him? Would he have been a Canal worker? His place of birth in
Wicklow was very close to that of Thomas Hawkins, the McCabe List guy.
These are the parents of John Hawkins of Manotick Station/Osgoode, Al:
Thomas Hawkins and Rebecca Dagg.
And, here's the marriage of John Hawkins, s/o John Hawkins and Eliza Moore. He and his
wife Ellen Moodie settled on the Mitch Owens Rd., according to B or B:
Name: John Hawkins
Birth Place: Gloucester
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Father Name: John Hawkins
Mother Name: Eliza Moore
Spouse Name: Ellen Moodie
Spouse's Age: 19
Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Spouse Birth Place: Gloucester
Spouse Father Name: James Moodie
Spouse Mother Name: Christianna Moodie
Marriage Date: 5 Apr 1872
Marriage Place: Carleton
Marriage County: Carleton
Family History Library Microfilm: MS932_6
And here are the baptismal records from County Wicklow for the children of Thomas Hawkins
and Rebecca Dack / Dagg:
ROSTIDUFF alias RUSTYDUFF, Co. Wicklow
THOMAS and REBECCA HAWKINS (DACK alias DAGG).
FRANCES bapt. 7th APRIL 1809
JOHN 20th OCT. 1810
WILLIAM bapt. 21st JUNE 1812
ANNE (1) bapt. 6th FEB. 1814
ELIZABETH bapt. 10th SEPT. 1815
ANNE (2) bapt. 15th JULY 1816
EDWARD bapt. 16th JULY 1816
supposedly married a CATHERINE CONNELL in WEST FLAMBOROUGH
in ONTARIO, CANADA, 10th APRIL 1838, and later died in PEPIN, Wisconsin, USA.
ANNE (2) and EDWARD might be twins?
MARGARET bapt. 29th NOV. 1818
ANN (3) bapt. 15th OCT. 1820
GEORGE bapt. 21st JULY 1822
REBECCA bapt. 24th OCT. 1824
THOMAS bapt.12th FEB. 1826
MARY bapt. 22nd JAN. 1828
And some baptisms for the children of Thomas Hawkins and Mary Moody:
THOMAS and MARY (Moody) HAWKINS
WILLIAM bapt. 24th APRIL 1831
ESTHER bapt. 22nd JULY 1832
CHRISTOPHER bapt. 6th JUNE 1834
... Anne Burgess
Here are some pioneer farming families located near the village of Manotick Station in 1879.
Mrs. Hawkins and John Hawkins are at the upper left corner, bordering on the Mitch Owens Road.
Map Source: Belden's Atlas of Carleton County, 1879.
May 30, 2008:
Well, that map was SO interesting, Al.
Two lots over from the Hawkins is Henry Tompkins (father Peter from Wicklow) and Henry was
married to Ann Hopkins, d/o the McCabe Lister William Hopkins, ML# 233, from Coolkenna, County Wicklow.
Coolkenna is where John Hawkins Sr.'s mother, Rebecca Dagg, was from.
August 31, 2009:
Hi to all,
I was just perusing the Carleton County GenWeb site, and found the interesting exchange
among you folks on the Hawkins / Moodie families. I believe the Moodies might be the family
that migrated from the Scotch Line, Lanark County ca 1850 to Manotick. Along with this
migration were John Christy and his wife Isabella Wright, whose daughter Mary married
Hugh Blair. I have done considerable research on the Blair family of Bathurst Twp., Lanark
County, and have included information on Hugh and Mary (Christy) Blair as well. Hugh Blair
is the s/o William Blair and Catherine Sym, who emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland to the
Perth, Lanark County area in 1820, Hugh was actually born in Scotland, Gorbals parish, prior to
Hugh and Mary had a son John Blair who married Euphemia Hall in 1878, I have their wedding
picture, but do not have the names of Euphemia's parents. Do any of you have information on
this Hall family? Hugh and Mary owned Lot 18, Rideau Front. He originally had a log house
(as did most of the early settlers there) then at a later time built a brick house, now
called "Honey Gables." Do any of you know where this house is? I have a picture of a
lovely wood frame house, with a picture of Hugh and Mary and two of their daughters, taken
in the front yard, I assume it was on Lot 18, so I don't know when the supposed brick house
The Moodie family in Bathurst township, Lanark County, also married into my Wilson family
on the Scotch Line. There were quite a few Moodie families in those early days in that area. Any help you can offer will be most appreciated,
and if I can provide anything, in return, will be happy to do so. Thanks.
Yes, the Scotch Line is the road from Perth to Christie Lake. It is actually Concession 1
in Bathurst Township, and my Wilson family were among the first group of settlers from
Scotland to be granted land in the new Perth Military Settlement in 1815. They actually
arrived in Perth in April 1816, having spent the winter in the Barracks in Brockville before
making the trek to Perth in the Spring. The Blairs came to Perth area in 1820, and settled
on Concession 4 in Bathurst Twp. Hugh Blair and Mary Christie made the move to Manotick
about 1850, and his brother, Henry Blair, b. 1832 in Bathurst Twp., owned a farm on
Long Island and was a sawyer. Henry retired and sold his farm and was back in Bathurst,
living with his brother James William Blair (my great-grandfather) in the 1891 census.
Henry never married and died in 1903.
I would be happy to make contact with anyone researching these families. One distant
cousin, Muriel Blair Cameron did send me information back in the 1990s on her line from
Hugh Blair, but she did not, at that time, have Euphemia Hall's parents' names.
Thanks again for your help.
November 19, 2009:
My name is Ian J. Hawkins. My grandfather was David John Hawkins born at Manotick Station in 1874.
I am very interested in your research. My great grandfather John Hawkins 1847-1929 also
born Manotick Station I was always told was raised by neighbours because his parents
had died. I would like to confirm this.
... John Hawkins
January 4, 2010:
I have read with interest your research and emails about Moodies, Wilsons etc.
I live in the Perth area, on the Scotch Line and live on a farm that was owned by a Moodie and across the road is another
Moodie farm, likely the original one.
I come from the Shaw, Matheson and Beeman families in Perth on my mother's side.
On my father's side I come from the Stinson family who farmed on now Baseline Road Ottawa, and the Brown family of Huntley Township,
Carleton County. Also come from Rosses of Ross Township near Cobden.
Any information that I might help with, I am reachable at the above email. Would appreciate any information on my background.
Happy New Year
March 19, 2018:
Finding John HAWKINS
It is widely reported on the internet that John HAWKINS (c.1810-1853), who married Eliza MOORE and settled in Canada, was the son of Thomas
HAWKINS and Rebecca DAGG.
However, my 4 x gr. Grandfather, John HAWKINS (c.1810-1900), is likely to have been the son of Thomas HAWKINS and Rebecca DAGG.
This document examines the evidence for each claim.
John HAWKINS of Manotick Station / Osgoode (c.1810-1853)
At http://www.bytown.net/hawkins.htm it is suggested that the emigrant named John HAWKINS, who lived in the Osgoode area, was the son of
Thomas HAWKINS and Rebecca DAGG. I understand from email correspondence with Ann BURGESS in 2016 that this suggestion arose because
(a) a birth record had been identified for John HAWKINS, son of Thomas HAWKINS and Rebecca DAGG, in Wicklow at about the right date, and
(b) other DAGG emigrants were recorded in the Osgoode area.
I believe that this suggestion is in error.
On the same page, it is suggested that John is associated with "Thomas HAWKINS, the McCABE list guy".
We know from the McCabe list, compiled in 1829 and reproduced at http://www.dippam.ac.uk/ied/records/22293.pdf that
Thomas HAWKINS came from Kiltegan in Wicklow, and had a brother, William HAWKINS of Colvinstown. Thomas would have been an adult at the time the
list was prepared, and so b.c.1800.
At http://www.bytown.net/hawkinsthomas.htm a descendant of the Colvinstown HAWKINS family gives the following line of ancestry. She cites a
family Bible, but has no other references :
Generation 1 : Richard HAWKINS of Devon, England
Generation 2 : Roger Thomas HAWKINS of Enniscorthy, Wexford, the son of Richard HAWKINS and Agnes ROBINS
Generation 3 : William HAWKINS b.c.1808 in Enniscorthy, the son of Roger Thomas HAWKINS and Elizabeth GRIFFITH.
Generation 4 : Thomas HAWKINS b.c.1832 in Colvinstown, son of William HAWKINS and Mary Ann GRACE.
Assuming this lineage is correct, then the brothers Thomas (b.c.1800) and William (b.c.1808) would both have been sons of Roger Thomas HAWKINS and
Elizabeth GRIFFITH of Enniscorthy. This would be consistent with the fact that Anne locates him on the 1852 census living next door to a
It seems likely that, if John HAWKINS was connected to this family at all, then - given his birth date of c.1810 - he also would be brother to
William and Thomas. His parents would thus be Roger Thomas HAWKINS and Elizabeth GRIFFITH of Enniscorthy, and not Thomas HAWKINS and
Rebecca DAGG of Kiltegan.
John HAWKINS of Cranareen (c.1810-1900)
My 4 x gr.grandfather, John HAWKINS, was born c.1810, probably in the Wicklow area, and I believe that he was the son of Thomas HAWKINS of
Rustiduff and Killibeg by his first wife, Rebecca DAGG. My reasons are these :
1. John farmed at Cranareen, which is adjacent to Rustiduff and Killibeg, where Thomas HAWKINS and his wife, Rebecca, lived.
He is recorded at Cranareen in (i) a newspaper clipping from The Evening Packet dated 5 August 1848 (FindMyPast),
(ii) the Griffiths http://www.dippam.ac.uk/ied/records/22293.pdf
valuation of 1854, (iii) his daughter's marriage record in 1863, and (iv) his wife's death record in 1867.
2. John named his eldest daughter (my 3 x gr.grandmother) Rebecca, presumably for her grandmother, since many families seemed to follow
this traditional naming pattern.
3. When John died in 1900, his death was registered by Edward ALLEN of Ballymooney. I believe that Edward was the son of Edward ALLEN (Sr)
and Elizabeth HAWKINS (daughter of Thomas HAWKINS and Rebecca DAGG).
4. I have DNA matches to 2 confirmed descendants of Thomas HAWKINS and Rebecca DAGG. I also have a match to another possible descendant;
in this person's case, the earliest known ancestor has the right name and birthdate to be a son of Thomas and Rebecca, but we acknowledge
that coincidence of names and dates are not always sufficient evidence.
This is all strongly suggestive that my 4 x gr.grandfather was, after all, the son of Thomas HAWKINS and Rebecca DAGG.
... Gina Meyers
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