24 May 2010

Tardiness, England, and Walter de Hawksworth

As some of you may have realized, I do not post much anymore on the blog. I've been thinking about why and concluded it is facebook's fault. I am lazy and it is much easier to post our stuff on facebook. Unfortunately what this means is that for those who aren't our friends on facebook you don't get to see this. Sorry. I will endeavor to attempt to post more here.

We just got back from visiting London and just loved it. We definitely want to go back and it also inspired me to go back and look at my ancestry. When I go back I want to do more research.

With that said, I went back to an earlier post I made and it seems that I missed something before. This link indicates that:

The history of the Hawksworth family dates back to the eleventh century when Walter de Hawksworth resided here. His father, John, came over with William the Conqueror from Normandy and was subsequently killed at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

This link indicates that:

John, the father of Walter de Hawksworth, the first possessor of this place [i.e., Hawksworth Hall], came over with the Conqueror, and was killed at the battle of Hastings, where he commanded under Richard Fitzpoint, a Norman Baron, surnamed Clifford, Lord Clifford, of Clifford Castle.
This link also says that William the Conqueror was Lord of the Manor of Hawksworth for eight months and that King James I stayed there. What amazed me about this is that my ancestors are originally from Normandy which is where I live now. Also it is amazing to me because we are hearing about and learning so much about William the Conqueror and to now hear that my ancestor commanded for William the Conqueror and died in the Battle of Hastings makes it all that more interesting and real to me.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Fascinating. I am Richard Hoxworth, living in Killeen, Texas, home of Ft. Hood, the largest military installation in the free world. I'm 80 and piecing together my genealogy for my descendants. Nice to meet a relative on a blog.

Nancy said...

Fascinating! We are Hoxworths in Killeen, Texas, adjacent to Ft. Hood, the largest military installation in the free world. Rick is 80 and piecing together his genealogy for his descendants. So nice to meet you.

jhoxworth said...

I am James Hoxworth. My research into the family genealogy takes me back to Walter de Hawksworth born about 1200. There are several Walters so I suspect the Walter you mention as the son of John would probably be the great grandfather of the year 1200 Walter. Your info takes us back to at least 1066. Where did you find it? I will be happy to share my research with you if you wish. Please contact me at: jhoxworth@cox.net.
Thank you for your help.
Your Cousin, Jim Hoxworth