James Hawkins (bishop)

James Hawkins was an Irish Anglican bishop in the 18th and 19th centuries.[1][2]

A former Dean of Emly (1766–1775), Hawkins was the Bishop of Dromore from 1775 to 1780 and Bishop of Raphoe from then until his death on 23 June 1807.[3][4]


He married Catherine, the daughter of Gilbert Keene and niece of William Whitshed; they had four sons and three daughters. His son James adopted the additional surname of Whitshed and was created first Baronet Whitshed-Hawkins. His son Thomas became Dean of Clonfert in 1812.[5]


  1. ^ Tuesday's Post continued, Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), 4 July 1807; Issue 2827
  2. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., (1986), Handbook of British Chronology (Third ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-56350-X
  3. ^ Community Trees
  4. ^ Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries, The Morning Post (London, England), 30 June 1807; Issue 11347, 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  5. ^ Burke, Bernard (1812). The genealogy and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Ireland.
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
William Newcome
Bishop of Dromore
Succeeded by
William Beresford
Preceded by
John Oswald
Bishop of Raphoe
Succeeded by
John George de la Poer Beresford