Hawkins, Sir John(i)
- Percy A. Scholes
(b London, 29 March 1719; d London, 21 May 1789). English music historian and antiquary, author of an important early history of music.
Hawkins's father was a carpenter and a Freeman of the Haberdashers’ Company, who described himself as ‘Citizen and Haberdasher’. The family claimed descent from the Elizabethan admiral Sir John Hawkins, but are not included in the elaborate genealogical table in Mary S. Hawkins’s ...