William Hawes

William HAWES (1531 – 1611)  was Alex’s 12th Great Grandfather; one of 8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line.

I found it!  Hayes of Little Leigh  -- Arms: Sable, a chevron Argent between three leopards' faces Or (Harl 1424)(In Harl 1505 the leopards' faces are Argent)

I found it! Hayes of Little Leigh — Arms: Sable, a chevron Argent between three leopards’ faces Or (Harl 1424)
(In Harl 1505 the leopards’ faces are Argent)

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.

Copy of William Hawes Brass from a copy in the Solihull library that was easier to read, primarily because we could get closer to it!

Copy of William Hawes Brass from a copy in the Solihull library that was easier to read, primarily because we could get closer to it!

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, Solihull

Edmund was baptized in St. Alphege Church, Solihull

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:

Name Born Married Departed
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
4. Ursula Hawes Young
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
Hillfield Hall

Hillfield Hall was built for William and Ursula Hawes in 1576. It remained in the family until the 1660s, at which time it was owned first by the Feildings, and later by the Greswolds.

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.

Above the main doorway remains the Latin inscription Hic Hospites in Caelo Cives (Here we are guests, in Heaven citizens), along with the initials of William and Ursula Hawes, and 1576.

Above the main doorway remains the Latin inscription Hic Hospites in Caelo Cives (Here we are guests, in Heaven citizens), along with the initials of William and Ursula Hawes, and 1576.

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.

Hillfield Hall Site Plan

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!

William HAWES

Hillfield Hall in 1904

Hillfield Hall in 1904

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.

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Hillfield Hall

Hillfield Hall 1911

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Martydom of St Thomas Becket, Solihull

Martydom of St Thomas Becket, Solihull

St Alphege Church - Between the north porch (right) and the north transept (left), you can see 2 nave windows. The one on the left looks into St Thomas a Becket's Chapel (below). This used to be the location of the Hawes' family pew. It was not the ideal place to view a service - the stained glass panel on the right was formerly a small opening through which to look. However, it was the ideal place - in front of all the other pews - to emphasize your wealth and status.

St Alphege Church – Between the north porch (right) and the north transept (left), you can see 2 nave windows. The one on the left looks into St Thomas a Becket’s Chapel (below). This used to be the location of the Hawes’ family pew. It was not the ideal place to view a service – the stained glass panel on the right was formerly a small opening through which to look. However, it was the ideal place – in front of all the other pews – to emphasize your wealth and status.

Above the stained glass panel is a Jacobean monument containing a brass, dated 1610, to William and Ursula Hawes. It was restored in the 1990s by American relatives.

Above the stained glass panel is a Jacobean monument containing a brass, dated 1610, to William and Ursula Hawes. It was restored in the 1990s by American relatives.

Copy of William Hawes Brass from a copy in the Solihull library that was easier to read, primarily because we could get closer to it!

Copy of William Hawes Ursual Colles Brass from the Solihull library. The Hawes’ coat of arms is on the left, and the Colles’ coat of arms is on the right.

William Hawes Will

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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.

Colles 1
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Ursual (Coles) Hawes Will

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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

Sources:

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

http://londonbink.blogspot.com/2008/06/hillfield-hall.html

http://www.dickcoveney.us/Chris’%20Ancestry/Chris’%20Ancestry-p/p84.htm#i1969

 

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  4. Lawrence Graves says:

    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!

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