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Hawkins

1. Coleman. 1904--69, US pioneer of the tenor saxophone for jazz
2. Sir John. 1532--95, English naval commander and slave trader, treasurer of the navy (1577--89); commander of a squadron in the fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada (1588)
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Loaded to the gunwales, Hawkyns dashed across the Atlantic in an effort to sell off his captives before they perished from disease.
Hawkyns exhibited absolutely nothing of what we today would regard as a moral sense.
Hawkyns's second haul was also considerable, although a third voyage, which he sent out under the command of a deputy (with Hawkyns's probable cousin, the young Francis Drake, as a member of the crew), ended badly when Spanish authorities prevented the ships from unloading their wares.
Since she mentioned "my brother" Hawkins and a "cousin" George Hawkins in her will, she may have begun life as Margaret Hawkins, and the George Hawkyns who was one of her trustees should have been a relative.