Philip Hawn

ID # 6094, (1807-1882)
BirthPhilip Hawn was born in 1807. 
MarriageHe married Asenath Boyd
DeathHe died on 6 November 1882 at Warwick Twp., Lambton County. 
NoteDeath reg. 008577-83 Warwick Twp., Lambton Co.
Phillip Hawn died November 6, 1882. Age 75 years, 4 months. Laborer. Methodist. Born County Grenville, Ontario. Physician Dr. Stanley. Informant William Hawn, Warwick.

The returning clerk, W. H. Stewart, did not return this and a block of other registrations until January 3rd, 1883, so the Archives of Ontario likely have this death registered under 1883.

The death registration for daughter Sarah shows her birth in Warwick Township in 1849. This is possible, but the family was in Blandford Township of Oxford County as of the 1851 census (done in January of 1852). By 1861, the family is in Warwick Township of Lambton County and Philip is shown as a shoemaker. He is also shown as the holder of five acres on the 1st concession.

We have some very conflicting information for the birthplace of Philip Hawn. In the above death registration, son William places his father's birth in Grenville County in Eastern Ontario. The death registration for Philip's daughter Sarah places her father's birth in Boston, U.S.A. William Hawn's son Nelson Hawn places the birth of Philip in Niagara. Some Niagara area marriage and baptism records place the Hawn/Haun family in Bertie and Willoughby Townships, and Rev. Robert Addison of St. Mark's Anglican Church in Niagara Town (Niagara-on-the-Lake) both married and baptized Hawn family members. Philip's name does not appear in the record, however. Rev. Addison does appear to have rescued some records from the destruction by the American forces during the War of 1812.

Care should be taken with the following information.

See Upper Canada Land Petitions, H Bundle 16, 1829-1831, Vol 233(a), microfilm C-2051, image 100, petition nbr. 5. In this, in 1829, a Phillip Hawn, age 21, peititions Lieutenant Governor John Colbourne for land based on his being the son of John Hawn, a United Empire Loyalist. His father John was formerly of Cornwall in the Eastern District, but by then of the Niagara District where Phillip is located. The microfiche has yet to be consulted to follow this through to where Phillip received his land. Since Phillip's (apparently) first born son as recorded in Oxford and Lambton County census information is named John it does seem likely that Philip Hawn of Lambton County, born approximately 1807, is one and the same as Phillip the petitioner for land. Apparently John Hawn, U.E.L., was a member of the King's Royal Rangers of New York during the Revolutionary War. This needs more research. 

Children of Philip Hawn and Asenath Boyd

Last Edited9 Feb 2018