HAWKINS, Christopher (1758-1829), of Trewithen, Cornw.
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Family and Education
b. May 1758, 1st surv. s. of Thomas Hawkins, M.P., by Anne, da. of James Heywood of Austin Friars, London. educ. ?Eton 1769-73.1 unm. suc. fa. 1 Dec. 1770; cr. Bt. 28 July 1791.
Sheriff, Cornw. 1783-4.
Hawkins stood for Mitchell in 1784 on Lord Falmouth’s interest against that of Sir Francis Basset; a double return was made, Hawkins tying for second place with Basset’s candidate Roger Wilbraham. The issue was ultimately decided in favour of Hawkins, 21 June 1784.
Hawkins does not appear to have spoken in the House before 1790. He voted for parliamentary reform, 18 Apr. 1785; signed the third party circular, 1 May 1788; and on the Regency question, 1788-9, supported Pitt.
He died 6 Apr. 1829.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: M. H. Port
- 1. Etoniana, xciv. 696.