Hawes (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of April 9, 2020

  • Recruiting additional Hawes for further SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)
  • Predicted to fall under I-M253 based on 37 STR marker test of two descendants.

Still to do as of April 9, 2020

  • NGS/WGS test for subclade under I-M253.



John Hawes was born in Plymouth Colony[1] about 1637, son of Edmund Hawes of Solihull, Warwickshire, England. Edmund was baptized at Solihull on 15 Oct 1612, son of Edmund.[2] The younger Edmund emigrated to Plymouth Colony in 1635, aboard the James. Given the fact he had just been released from his apprentiship (to Edmund Warnett, Cutler) on 9 Dec 1634, it is believed Edmund was still unmarried when he emigrated. Nothing is known about the wife of Edmund Hawes (the mother of John Hawes) except for the fact she died in Yarmouth on the 19 Jul 1689.[3] John appears to be their only child, but they may have had other children who have been lost in the sands of time. The family early moved to Yarmouth (on Cape Cod) where Edmund died 9 Jun 1693.

John Hawes married at Barnstable 7 Oct 1661 to Desire Gorham, the granddaughter of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. The family first lived at Marshfield, but soon moved to Yarmouth. They were later found at Barnstable, but it is unknown if they moved, or whether the town lines had changed. They had eleven children (four daughters and seven sons: Edmond, John, Joseph, Jabez Ebenezer, Isaac & Benjamin).


  1. Likely at Plymouth itself
  2. Edmond's ancestry has been traced back to several Noble Houses. It is beyond the scope of this wiki to document Noble lines.
  3. Even this reference simply calls her the wife of Edmund Hawes.

Second Generation

Edmond Hawes

(Mr.) John Hawes (II)

(Dea.) Joseph Hawes

Jabez Hawes

(Capt.) Ebenezer Hawes

Isaac Hawes

Benjamin Hawes (Esq.)

DNA Results I-M253

Previous Y-DNA testing

37 Y-STR marker testing of two male Hawes descendants give a predicted haplogroup of I-M253. NGS/WGS testing still needs to be done to determine where the family falls under I-M253.

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