Born: 1534 in Ashill, Somerset England
Died: July 1591 in Deptford England
Buried: 1591 in St Nicholas Chapel, Deptford England
Father: Benjamin Gonson
Mother: Ursula Hussy Gonson
Married: 1557 to Sir John Hawkins
Children: Sir Richard Hawkins & Thomas Hawkins
Katherine Gonson was the daughter of Benjamin Gonson, Treasurer of the Navy. He was the son of William Gonson, Treasurer of the Navy before him. In 1573 he resigned in favor of his son-in-law, Sir John Hawkins who held the office until his death in 1595. Katherine Gonson died after a lingering illness the first week of July 1591. By the special permission of her husband she executed a will on 23 June 1591.