Thursday, November 17, 2022

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1678 Marriage Record of William Hawkins and Lydia Gardiner in Providence, Rhode Island

 It's time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings for Treasure Chest Thursday.

The treasure today is the 1678 marriage intentions record of William Hawkins and Lydia Gardiner in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island:

The marriage record is at the top of the Hawkins section:

The transcription of this marriage record is:

"1-450  HAWKINS William, of Providence, and Lydia Gardiner, of Newport (intention), June 1, 1678"

The source citation for this record is:

James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, First Series, Births, Marriages and Deaths : a Family Register for the People (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1891-1912), "Vol.02, Providence County Births, Marriages, Deaths," Providence Marriages, page 90 (image 120 of 440, William Hawkins and Lydia Gardiner marriage intentions entry, 1 June 1678.

This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the marriage of William Hawkins and Lydia (Ballou) Gardiner (the widow of George Gardiner).  The original record is probably in a Providence town record book that is not extant.

William Hawkins (1647-1723) was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of William and and Margaret (Harwood) Hawkins.  Lydia (Ballou) Gardiner was born in about 1649 in Providence, the daughter of Robert and Susanna (--?--) Ballou.  They married after 1 June 1678 in Providence.  They had 4 children.

William and Lydia (Ballou) (Gardiner) Hawkins are my 8th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their son William Hawkins (1679-1712) who married in 1704 in Providence, Rhode Island.


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