William HAWES (1531 – 1611) was Alex’s 12th Great Grandfather; one of 8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line.
William Hawes was born 1531 in Solehull, Warwickshire, England. His parents were Thomas HAWES and Elizabeth BROME. He married Ursula COLLES in 1562 in Leigh, Worcester, England. William died 29 Oct 1611 Solihull.
Ursula Colles was born 1545 in Leigh, Worcestershire, England. Her parents were William COLLES (b. 1500 Leigh – d. 1558 Leigh) and Margaret HITCH (b.1505 in Leigh – d. 1511 in Leigh) Ursula died 26 Oct 1611 in Solihull, Warwickshire, England
St. Alphege Church is medieval. The previous spire was 59m and collapsed in 1757: the current spire is 57.34m The Church, dedicated to St. Alphege, is a large cruciform structure. The tracery mouldings and corbels in the interior are extremely elegant; there are also some fine specimens of screen work: it consists of nave, chancel, side aisles, and an embattled tower, surmounted by an octagonal spire, and contains a peal of thirteen good bells.
Children of William and Ursula Given in Order of the Visitation of Warwickshire:
|1.||Thomas Hawes||bef. 1611|
|2.||William Hawes||bef. 1611|
|3.||Edmund HAWES Sr||1567 in Hillfield Solihull, Warwickshire, England||Jane PORTER
1599 in Bayham, Sussex, England.
|1653 in Solihull, Warwickshire, England|
|5.||Elizabeth Hawes||William Sheldon
16 Oct 1588
|6.||Ursula Hawes||Raphael Hunt
8 Nov 1595
|7.||Constance Hawes||George Dalby
btw. 1615 – 1619
|8.||Thomas Hawes||bef. 1653|
More recently, it became a nightclub (1964) and then a restaurant (1974), and now it has been converted into apartments. The main house was divided into 3 units with a total asking price of 2 million pounds. To the left, with a side entrance, is The Tower.
Perpendicular to the main house, these existing buildings were also converted into 3 residences. Back when the house was a restaurant, at least some of this property was a bar called The Stable, so you can probably guess its original use.
New housing was built on the rest of the land, for a grand total of 19 units. It would be fun to live there now, but it would be even more exciting to go back in time and see Hillfield Hall in 1576!
The present house was built by William Hawes in 1576 and descended through the Hawes Family to the Fieldings and then the Greswoldes. The south front of the Hall was destroyed by fire in 1867 but was rebuilt. The Hall became a restaurant in 1974 and was recently converted into three apartments.
William Hawes Will
Ursula Colles’ Ancestors
Ursula’a great grandfather 1. Richard COLLES( – 1440) of Powick m. Margaret, daughter of Thomas HALL, Esq. of Suckley
Ursula’s grandfather 2. William COLLES of Bransford in Leigh m1. Isabell, duaghter of Richard TUBERVILLE; m2. Alice, daughter of William Romney
Ursula’s father 3. William COLLES (1500 Leigh – 1558 Leigh) m, Margaret HITCH (b.1505 in Leigh – d. 1511 in Leigh) sister and co-heiress of John Hitch of Gloustershire.
Ursual (Coles) Hawes Will
Children Given in Order of the Visitation of Warwickshire
1. Thomas Hawes
Died without issue before his father
2. William Hawes
Died without issue before his father
3. Edmund HAWES Sr. (See his page)
5. Elizabeth Hawes
Elizabeth’s husband William Sheldon was born in Bromsgrove, Warwickshire
6. Ursula Hawes
Ursula’s husband Raphael Hunt was born in Stoke Green, Hambury Parish, Warwickshire
7. Constance Hawes
Constance’s husband George Dalby was born in Milcombe, Boxham Parish, Oxford
Edmond Hawes of Yarmouth, Massachusetts: an emigrant to America in 1635, his ancestors, including the allied families of Brome, Colles, Greswold, Porter, Rody, Shirley and Whitfield; and some of his descendants By James William Hawes 1914 —
A genealogy of this immigrant and his descendants, with extensive information on the English origin, including the apprenticeship in London, and with full transcripts of many important documents
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Margaret Hitch death date cannot be 1511, was living 1558 as mentioned in husband’s will and anyway if b. 1505 could not have m’d and had issue by 1511!