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Thomas Hodgkinson

1730 - 1808


Thomas's mark, on his will of 1800 (27)

Father William Hodgkinson
Mother Alice Micock
Wife Martha
Children Alice, Mary, Jane, William, Hannah, Thomas, Martha, Joseph, Ann, George


Thomas was born in Chelmorton in 1730, the son of William and Alice (1). He had two older brothers, Jospeh (2) and Benjamin (3), and an older sister Hannah (4). His mother died when he was just a year old (5). However his father was married again in a little under six months! (6) Thomas's eldest half brother John was born in 1734(7), followed by Martha in 1736 (8) and William in 1738 (9). His older brother Benjamin died around his 18th birthday in 1745 (10), and his father in 1850 (11).

Thomas married a woman called Martha and they lived in Flagg, where their first child Alice, was born in 1758 (13). She was followed by another daughter Mary in 1760 (14), although she only lived a few months (15). Another daughter Jane was born in 1761 (16), and then the eldest son, William followed in 1762 (17). He was followed by daughter Hannah in 1765 (18)and son Thomas in 1767 (19).

Thomas's mother died in Februrary 1769 (20). His daughter Martha was born later the same year (21), and then son Joseph two years later (22), but he died aged just one (23). Youngest daughter Anne was born in 1776 (24), and finally youngest son George in 1780 (25). One of his daughters, either Anne or Martha, died in 1779, and the other one sometime over the next twenty years (26), before he wrote his will in the summer of 1800 (27). In his will he leaves everything to his wife during her life, then his farm was left to his sons Thomas & George. The major bequest going to his second and third sons implies that had probably already given eldest son William his inheritance.

Thomas died in October 1808 (28), and was buried in Chelmorton (29). His wife survived him by a little over a year (30).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Thomas, Son of William Hodkinson of Chelmorton", on 12th October 1730.
  2. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Joseph, son of William Hodkinson of Flagg", on 3rd February 1718.
  3. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Benjamin, son of William Hodkinson of Chelmorton", on 20th March 1727.
  4. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Hannah, Daughter of William Hodkinson of Chelmorton", on 23rd December 1725.
  5. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the burial of "Alice, Wife of William Hodkinson of Chelmorton", on 21st December 1731.
  6. Marriage entry in Parish register of Holy Trinity, Ashford reads:
    [1732] 12th June Marryed William Hodskinson & Sarah Goyte both of Chelmorton at Ashford.
  7. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "John, Son of William Hodkinson of Chelmorton & Sarah his wife", on 7th May 1734.
  8. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Martha, Daughter of William Hodkinson of Chelmorton & Sarah his wife", on 30th January 1736.
  9. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "William, Son of William Hodkinson of Chelmorton & Sarah his wife", on 8th January 1738.
  10. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the burial of "Benjamin, Son of William Hodkinson of Chelmorton", on 15th March 1745.
  11. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the burial of "William Hodkinson of Chelmorton", on 20th April 1750.
  12. N/A
  13. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Alice, Dr of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg", on 29th August 1758.
  14. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Mary, Dr of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg & Martha", on 22nd January 1760.
  15. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the burial of "Mary, Dr of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg", on 7th April 1760.
  16. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Jane, Dr of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg & Martha", on 7th April 1760.
  17. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Wm, Son of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg & Martha", on 26th November 1762.
  18. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Hannah, Dr of Thomas Hodkinson of Flagg & Martha", on 7th April 1765.
  19. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Thos, son of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg", on 17th May 1767.
  20. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the burial of "Sarah Hodkinson, widow", on 7th February 1769.
  21. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Martha, Dr of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg", on 11th August 1769.
  22. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Josh, Son of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg & Martha", on 13th December 1771.
  23. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the burial of "Jos, Son of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg", on 6th July 1773.
  24. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "Anne, Dr of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg & Martha", on 13th March 1776.
  25. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the baptism of "George, Son of Thos & Martha Hodgkinson of Flagg", on 27th December 1780.
  26. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the burial of "The Dr of Thos Hodgkinson of Flagg", on 25th March 1779.
    This un-named daughter was probably either Anne or Martha, as both were seemingly dead by 1800 when Thomas wrote his will. The other one presumably dying sometime over the next 20 years
  27. Will of Thomas Hodgkinson of Flagg (ref: B/C/11/Thomas Hodgkinson, Flagg, 1810 @ LRO) reads:
    In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Hodgkinson of Flagg in the Parish
    of Bakewell, & in the County of Derby, Farmer, being of sound & perfect mind
    and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, do make
    and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following.
    First I give & bequeath to my wife Martha Hodgkinson the use of all my
    personal Estate whatsoever, for and during her natural life, and it is also
    my Will that she shall have the use of my Farm lying or situate at Flagg
    aforesaid & which I now rent under Thomas Gisborne Esqr which favour
    I hope Mr Gisborne & his Steward will not refuse, and at her decease it
    is my Will that the said Farm shall be equally divided between my Two Sons
    Thomas and George. And with regard to my personal Estate after my
    Wife hath had the use of it during her natural life as before expressed,
    I give and bequeath all the said personal Estate whatsoever, that shall
    remain at my Wife's decease, to be equally divided amongst my six
    Children, Viz William, Thomas, George, Alice, Jane & Hannah, each of
    them to have an equal share thereof as before expressed. I also give to
    my Wife the use of my House where we now dwell & also the use of my
    Barn Shippen & Garden during her natural life, & after her decease I hereby
    give & devise the said House Barn Shippen & Garden to my Brother
    William Hodgkinson of Chelmorton to him his Heirs & assigns for ever in
    trust to sell the said Housing & Garden, and to divide the moneys arising from
    the sale thereof equally amongst my Six Children before named, as soon as
    possible can be done after my Wife's decease, unless One or more of my said
    Children shall agree with the rest to take the said Housing & Garden in lieu of their share
    or shares of my personal Estate, which if that can be done the said House, Barn
    Shippen & Garden needs not be sold as aforesaid. And lastly, I do hereby
    appoint my wife to be sole executrix of this my last Will & Testament,
    In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal theis 26 day of
    September, in the Fortieth Year of the reign of our sovereign Lord King George
    the third, & in the year of our Lord 1800.
                                                                                              Thomas
                                                                                              Hodgkinson's   +
                                                                                              Mark
                                                                                              & Seal
    Signed Sealed published & declared by the
    above named Thomas Hodgkinson, to be his
    Last Will & Testament in the presence of us who
    have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
    in the presence of the Testator.
                                  John Newton
                                  William Maycock Junior
                                  Dorothy Ward
  28. Probate of Thomas Hodgkinson of Flagg (ref: B/C/11/Thomas Hodgkinson, Flagg, 1810 @ LRO) reads:
    At Lichfield 27th January 1810 - Before the
    Reverend Charles Buckeridge DD Canon
    Residentiary

    Appeared personally George Hodgkinson and suggested
    that Thomas Hodgkinson late of Flagg in the Parish of
    Bakewell in the county of Derby and Jurisdiction of the
    Dean and Chapter of the Cathederal Church of Lichfield
    Farmer deceased duly Made and Executed his last Will
    and Testament in writing and thereof appointed his
    wife Martha Hodgkinson the Sole Executrix
    who died before she had taken upon herself the Probate
    and Execution of the said Will and he further suggessed
    that he was the natural and lawful son and one of
    the Residuary Legatees named in the said will of the
    said Thomas Hodgkinson deceased Wherefore he prayed
    Letters of Administration of the Goods and personal
    Estate of the said deceased with his said last will and
    Testament annexed to be granted to him Which the
    Surrogate aforesaid upon his taking the usual oath
    and giving good security Decreed as prayed

    Testator died                               The said George Hodgkinson being duly sworn
    in October 1808                          Also that the deceaseds personal Estate is not
                                                            of the Value of One Hundred Pounds
  29. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the burial of "Thos Hodgkinson from Flagg", on 16th October 1808.
  30. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the burial of "Martha Hodgkinson from Manchester. Aged 71 years", on 19th January 1810



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