The son of a wealthy Exeter merchant, George Hakewill attended St. Alban's Hall Oxford (Fellow 1596-1611; MA 1602, D.D. 1611). He was chaplain to Prince Charles (1612) but was dismissed for opposing the proposed Spanish marriage; afterwards he was archdeacon of Surrey (1617) and rector of Heanton Purchardon during the civil war. Hakewill corresponded with Sir Kenelm Digby, who contributed a commendatory letter to the third edition of Hakewill's Power and Providence of God (1635).
The vanitie of the eie. 1608.
King David's vow for reformation: delivered in twelve sermons before the Prince. 1621.
A comparison between the dayes of Purim and that of the powder treason. 1626.
An apologie or declaration of the power and providence of God. 1627, 1630, 2 pts 1635.
A sermon preached at Barnstaple. 1632.