Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Hawkins, John (fl.1635)

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HAWKINS, JOHN, M.D. (fl. 1635), translator and grammarian, was younger brother of Sir Thomas Hawkins (d. 1640) [q. v.], and of Henry Hawkins the jesuit [q. v.] He probably took his degree of M.D. at Padua. He was a staunch catholic, and appears in Gee's list of ‘Popish Physicians in and about the City of London’ in 1624 as residing in Charterhouse Court. He married Frances, daughter of Francis Power, esq., of Bletchington, Oxfordshire. Besides his son Francis [q. v.], the jesuit, he had probably another son, from whom descend the family of Hawkins of Tredunnock, Monmouthshire.

He published: 1. ‘A brief Introduction to Syntax, collected out of Nebrissa. … With the Concordance supplyed by J. H.,’ London, 1631, 8vo. 2. ‘Discursus de Melancholia Hypochondriaca,’ Heidelberg, 1633, 4to. 3. ‘The Ransome of Time being captive. Wherein is declared how precious a thing is Time,’ London, 1634, 8vo, written in Spanish by Andreas de Soto, and translated by J. H. 4. ‘Particulæ Latinæ Orationis, collectæ, dispositæ, et confabulationibus digestæ,’ London, 1635, 8vo. 5. ‘Paraphrase upon the seaven Penitential Psalms,’ London, 1635, 8vo, translated from the Italian by J. H.

[Gillow's Bibl. Dict.; Wood's Athenæ Oxon. ed. Bliss, iii. 523; Foley's Records, iv. 700.]

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