Descendants of John Hake of Devon, England (alive 1606)
This tree probably contains many inaccuracies due to the vagueness of the
original source material and the loss of early Wills in 1942 which
were quoted by the originator of the first five generations of this tree.
The direct line to Libby is
(1) John Hake & Grace
(2) Robert Hake
(3) Robert Hake & Mary Keene
(4) Richard Hake & Elizabeth Wills
(5) RIchard Hake & Grace Trethewy
(6) George Hake & Ann Hoyle
(7) Robert Hake & Ann Bedford
(8) Robert Hake & Frances Marsh
(9) Sidney Hake & Charlotte Helen Hemsley
(10) Dora Beatrice Hake & Percival Serle (goes to SERLE tree)
(11) Katharine Beatrice Serle & John Sampson Grierson (goes to GRIERSON tree).
OF THE NAME
An online surname database describes the name as follows: "Recorded as Hake and Hakes, this is an English surname, but one of early Scandinavian origins. It is well recorded in the eastern counties of England, those areas under pre 9th century Danish Viking influence. It derives from the Danish word 'hake', meaning a hook, and may have been originally used as a nickname for a person with an interesting profile, or alternatively, as an occupational name for a merchant or trader. The ultimate derivation is probably from the German word 'hoken', which had the early meaning of 'to carry things about (on one's back)'. The English word 'hawker' comes from a medieval adaptation of this term. The following examples illustrate the name development following the Norman Conquest of 1066 (see below) and include Leuiua Filia Hacke in the Assize Rolls of the city of London in the year 1214, Gilbert Hake in the tax rolls known as the Feet of Fines for the county of Suffolk in 1257, and Robert Hakkes of Norfolk in 1375."
Other examples of its use are as follows.
A Walter Hake of Plympton, Devon, was mentioned in a document relating to water rights in 1361.
There is a monument in St. Mary's Church, Whittlesey, Isle of Ely, to members of the Hake family dated 1508, and there was an Edward Hake, Churchwarden of Bishop's Stortford in 1576.
Between 1550 and 1614 there were Hakes at:- Plymstock, Honiton, Whimple, Sheldon, Otterton, Ottery St. Mary (all in Devon), and at Whitestaunton (Somerset). See Parish registers and wills for more information. The Blitz on Exeter City Library destroyed many parochial and legal documents.
|More about William Champion Cosens on generation 9 added 7 Aug 2012|
|Details of unconnected Hake baptisms at Broad Clyst added to generation 1 on 30 Apr 2012|
|Photo of Robert Hake (generation 8) added 27 Apr 2012|
|Photos of Charles Hake and Charlotte Hake nee Hemsley (generation 9) added 9 Apr 2012|
|The amazing journeys of Charles Hake on generation 9, added 26 Mar 2012|
|Certificate of acknowledgement of a deed by a married woman, for Caroline Hake on generation 9, added 21 Mar 2012|
|Obituary for George Hake on generation 9 added 1 Mar 2012|
|Various newspaper references added in generation 7 and generation 8, added 30 Jan 2012|
|Edward Hake, newspaper references from Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 1852 - 1868 from J. Treanor on generation 9 added 18 Jan 2012|
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