- Born: 1612, Solihull, Warwickshire England
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: 9 Jun 1693 at age 81
Edmund Hawes was born in Solihull Warwickshire England and was baptized in the parish church Oct 15, 1612. He was the third and youngest surviving son of Edmond Hawes gentleman of Solihull and Jane daughter of Richard Porter of Bayham Sussex his wife.
The residence of Edmond Hawes was about a quarter of a mile S of the Thacher tablet. It is also said 1890 that Edmond Hawes lived on the lot in the rear of the store of J Knowles & Co. Otis says that the Hawes farm was where Edward W Crocker resided about I860. The house of Edmund Hawes is supposed to have stood near the Lyceum Hall in the NW part of the town. In about 1675 his house burnt and all the town records with it. A new house was built on or near the same spot. The conflagration doubtless took place in 1674 since the new records date from that year. The Yarmouth records mention the death of the wife of Edmond Hawes on July 19 1689 but do not give her name.
Edmund Hawes came passenger in ship James of London, which sailed from Southampton England about the sixth of April 1635. He was described as a cutler doubtless to avoid being detained by the authorities as other emigrants were for similar reasons. He was also set down as late of London. Mr Hawes resided for some years at Duxbury before he came to this town. In 1645 he was an inhabitant of Yarmouth and a Deputy to the Court. He was appointed in 1672 chairman of the Land Committee and for many years was one of the board of selectmen and Assessors. He held the position of Town Clerk succeeding Anthony Thacher at the time of his death. His lands were situated between the lands of the Hallets and the Thachers at the eastern part of what is now called Hallet Street and the highway running to the easterly side of Dennis Pond was long known as Hawes's Lane. He survived nearly all the first settlers in Yarmouth. His death is recorded with great formality in the old records. Mr Edmund Hawes died upon the 9th day of June and was buried the tenth day of June one thousand six hundred and ninety three 1693.