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to

A Sea Dog of Devon: A Life of Sir John Hawkins

by

R.A.J. Walling

London: Cassell & Company Ltd (1907). illus. 318pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

The author is best known for his History of Plymouth. Here he recounts in some detail the life of Devon's famed Admiral Sir John Hawkins (also spelled John Hawkyns), shipbuilder, naval administrator and commander, merchant, navigator, and slave trader. As treasurer (1577) and controller (1589) of the navy, he rebuilt older ships and helped design the faster ships that withstood the Spanish Armada in 1588. He later devised the naval blockade to intercept Spanish treasure ships. One of the foremost seamen of 16th-century England, he was the chief architect of the Elizabethan navy. In the great battle in which the Spanish Armada was defeated in 1588, Hawkins served as a vice admiral. He was knighted for gallantry. An original copy of the text is held at the University of Toronto Library and a complete electronic copy may be accessed at :
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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ix
CHAPTER I.
THE AGE 1
CHAPTER II.
THE FAMILY OF HAWKINS 17
CHAPTER III.
THE YOUTH OF JOHN HAWKINS 29
CHAPTER IV.
THE TRADE IN NEGRO SLAVES 38
CHAPTER V.
THE SECOND VOYAGE TO THE WEST INDIES        54
CHAPTER VI.
ON THE SPANISH MAIN 69
CHAPTER VII.
THE RETURN TO ENGLAND 83
CHAPTER VIII.
THE AFFAIR OF SAN JUAN 99
CHAPTER IX.
THE AFFAIR OF SAN JUAN (continued) 111
CHAPTER X.
THE AFFAIR OF SAN JUAN (concluded) 127
CHAPTER XI.
AFTERMATH 143
CHAPTER XII.
THE FERIA PLOT 153
CHAPTER XIII.
THE FAVOUR OF THE QUEEN 170
CHAPTER XIV.
ELIZABETH'S BOARD OF ADMIRALTY 181
CHAPTER XV.
AN ADMIRALTY MEMORANDUM 199
CHAPTER XVI.
THE ARMADA 210
CHAPTER XVII.
THE FIGHT WITH THE SANTA ANNA 224
CHAPTER XVIII.
FIGURES 236
CHAPTER XIX.
THE DAINTY 249
CHAPTER XX.
THE BITTER END 261
CHAPTER XXI.
CHARACTERISTICS 277
NOTE A. THE FAMILY OF HAWKINS 284
NOTE B. AUTHORITIES 285
NOTE C. HAWKINS AND THE ADMIRALTY 286
INDEX 287

INDEX

Achilles de Plimua, 8
Alva's Genoese ducats, 14, 15, 146
America, The first English expedition to, 20
Armada, The, 204, 210
    Hawkins's preparation for, 212
    his account of the fighting, 219
    his duel with the Santa Anna, 227
    knighted on deck, 229
Brille seized by de la Marck, 172
Burchet, James, wounds Hawkins, 176
    hanged for the murder of his keeper, 177
Catholic seamen, Proposal to destroy 20,000, 177
Challoner, Sir Thomas, 52, 53
Cockeram, Martin, 23, 24
Command of the seas asserted, 6, 7, 97
Conde, Prince of, 34
Dainty, The, Gallant fight of, 252-254
De Silva's diplomacy, 93, 96
    his remonstrances, 97
Drake's Island, 33
Drake, Sir Francis, 3, 32
    joins Hawkins in the Judith, 100
    leaves San Juan, 135
    the expedition of 1585, 200-202
    the Cadiz expedition, 209
    last expedition, 259
    his death, 271
Elizabeth, Queen, 53, 56
    her liking for Hawkins, 55, 92, 170, 176, 177
    her hesitation and parsimony, 192, 206, 209, 214, 216, 225, 233-235
Feria Plot, 153-109
    Fitzwilliam received by Mary Queen of Scots, 163
    release of Hawkins's sailors, 166
    details of the scheme, 168
Freedom of the high seas, 55
Frenchmen in Florida relieved by Hawkins, 86
Greenwich Hospital, 242
Hartop's Narrative, 105, 107. 116, 130
Hawkins, Sir John, 1
    compels respect for the flag, 7, 97
    called Achines de Plimua, 8
    his boyhood, 31
    education and habits, 35, 128
    his marriage, 45
    his first slaying voyage, 47
    at Hispaniola, 48
    his cargoes confiscated by Spain, 51
    his second expedition, 1564, 56
    sailing orders to his men, 14, 58
    a check at Bymba, 62
    at Burboroata, 71
    Rio de la Hacha, 77
    the King'treasurer of the Indies, 81
    he relieves distressed Frenchmen in Florida, 86
    at Padstow, 90
    his reception by Elizabeth and popularity, 91
    the Swallow's voyage, 96
    his third expedition, 1567, 103
    attacks Taggarin, 107
    Rio Grande, 108
    fights seven Portuguese caravels, 108
    strong measures at Rio de la Hacha, 109, 113
    a vast treasure, 113
    forced to run into San Juan, 117
    a treacherous attack, 129
    only two ships saved, 135
    famine on the Minion, 137
    many choose to land, 139
    their fate, 148
    succour at Vigo, 141
    his letter to Cecil, 141
    losses of the expedition, 149
    as agent of the Feria Plot, 153-169
    Comptroller and Treasurer of the Navy, 1573, 175-181
    wounded by Burchet, 176
    his labours, 183
    at Chatham, 185
    slanders, 185
    his inventions and improvements, 188
    his illness, 191, 201, 267
    his great plan to sweep the Spanish seas, 192
    advocates open war, 206, 208
    his preparations to meet the Armada, 212
    his account of the fighting, 219
    his duel with the Santa Anna, 227
    knighted by Howard, 229
    unworthy treatment, 233, 241
    founding of Greenwich Hospital, 242
    unproductive expedition, 246
    his will, 257
    sails on his last voyage, 259
    bad fortune and illness, 267
    his death, 268
    his characteristics, 277-283
Hawkins, Richard (son of John Hawkins), with Drake and Frobisher, 200
    the fight of the Dainty, 253
    King Philip's letter concerning him, 273
    ransomed, 275
    his death, 275
Hawkins, William (father of John Hawkins), leads the first English expedition to the American Continent, 1528, 20
    his death, 26
Hawkins, William (brother of John Hawkins), 33
    his fleet of privateers, 34
    commissioned by the Prince of Conde, 34
    his letter to Cecil concerning the Genoese ducats, 145
Hawkins County, Tennessee, 89
Hawkins's Maidenland, 252
La Rochelle, Relief of, 174
Lok, John, first English slave trader, 39
Margate tragedy, The, 234, 237
Mary Queen of Scots and the Feria Plot, 162, 163
    her death and last testament, 205
Mexican Gulf, First visit by Englishmen to the, 99, 116
Naval adventures, Beginning of, 9, 19
Naval policy and organisation, Beginning of a, 6
Plymouth past and present, 29
    the Hoe, 30
Plymouth men as leaders, 10
    as Puritans, 24, 34
Potatoes, 68
Protestant privateer fleet in the Channel, 147, 150, 171
Reformation, The, and England's isolation, 5
San Juan, The affair of, 99-142
Slavery, 38
    first English slave trader, 39
    in Elizabethan eyes, 41
    Treaty of Utrecht, 42
    English monopoly for thirty years, 42
    in Hispaniola,
Sparke, John, The log of, 57
Tobacco, 89
Trelawny, Sir John, 26