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Roger Hodgkinson

circa 1590 - 1658


Roger's mark (just the big R in the centre), on the letters of administration for his father's estate in 1637 (18)

Father William Hodgkinson
Mother Alice
Wife Elizabeth (?)
Children Isabella, Alice, Mary, William, Margaret, Elizabeth


Roger was probably born in Over Haddon sometime around 1590 (1), the eldest son of William and Alice. He had two younger brothers, Richard and Francis. Nothing is known of his early life, but he may have married a woman called Elizabeth (2).

He first appears in the parish register when his twin children, born premature, were buried in 1615 (3). However the parish registers haven't survived from before then, so they may not have been his first children. His daughter Isabella was born in 1616 (4), followed by Alice in 1621 (5) and Mary in 1623 (6), but she only lived a few months (7). His mother died during Mary's short life too (14).

Roger's only son William was born in 1624 (8), followed by two more daughters, Margaret in 1628 (9), who only lived a couple of months (10), and Elizabeth in 1629, who also died an infant (11).

His father died in May 1637 (15), leaving all his estate to Roger (except a shilling to his brother Richard) (16). Roger had to go to Bakewell (17) on 20th June to claim his inheritence (18), which came to between 3 and 4 after the cost of the funerall etc (17).

In 1641 he was named as a beneficiary in his niece Joane's will, who left him two shillings and sixpence (19).

Roger's stepmother died in 1653 (20). He died in March 1658, and was buried in Bakewell (21).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. His father lived in Over Haddon later in life, and there's no reason to think he hadn't always lived there. The estimated year of Roger's birth is simply a rough guess based upon the dates of the (known) births of his children (1815-1829). This would make him just under 70 at death which seems feasible.
  2. The only likely unaccounted for burial of a female Hodgkinson in Bakewell parish register, in the years after the birth of Roger's children, is Elizabeth in 1656, just two years before Roger's death. The next ones are Joane or Dorothy in 1673 and 1675 respectively, which would be 60 years after the baptism of his first (known) child. One of Rogers daughters was named Elizabeth, but none were named Joane or Dorothy.
  3. Bishop's transcript of Bakewell Parish Register contains the entry:
    "Genetti abortini Rogeri Hodgkinson sepultus exant 28 die" [June 1615].
  4. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [July 1615] Isabella Hodgkinson filia Rogeri baptiz [erat] 19 die
  5. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [1620/21] [Alicia] Hodgkinson filia Rogeri Baptiz [erat] 11 ...
    (The edge of the page is missing, but the preceding and following entries make it clear that this was in February)
  6. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [1623] Maria Hodgkinson filia Rogeri Baptiz [erat] 28 die Sept
  7. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [1623/24] Maria Hodgkinson filia Rogeri sepulta [erat] 9 die Jan
  8. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [1624] Gulielmus Hodgkinson filius Rogeri bapt: [erat] 20 dec
  9. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [1627/28] Margareta Hodgkinson filia Rogeri baptiz [erat] 20 die Jan
  10. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    Margareta Hodgkinson filia Rogeri sepulta [erat] [*sodum] die
    *Meaning "same day" - above entry was dated 2nd March 1628
  11. There is no record of a baptism for Elizabeth in the parish register (transcript), but there appears to be two burial entries on the same day(12)(13), so I am assuming one of these is in error, and should be her baptism
  12. Bakewell Parish Register (transcript by Val Neal) lists the burial of Elizabeth, daughter of Roger Hodgkinson, on 31st October 1629.
  13. Bakewell Parish Register (transcript by Val Neal) lists the burial of a premature daughter of Roger Hodgkinson, on 31st October 1629.
  14. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [1623] Alicia Hodgkinson uxor Gulielmi sepulta [exat] 25 Die Novembris
  15. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    Willm Hodgkinson Sepult [erat] 21 die May 1637
  16. "Verbal Will" of William Hodgkinson (ref: B/C/11/William Hodgkinson, Over Haddon, 1637 @ LRO) reads:
    June the 20th 1637
    These are to Certefie whom it maie Conceyrne these wourds on hearing
    weare the last will & testament of Willm Hodgkinson late of
    Overhaddon deceased published ^ before Richard Taylor & Humfrey
    Broadhurst as Followeth : about a week before his death

    first the said Willm said that he have three pounds in money out of
    the which his funerall expenses should be Discharged. And out of
    the remainder did geve & bequeath unto his sonne Richard Hodgkinson
    twelve pence in full satisfaction of his Childs parte or portion
    & all the rest of his goods he did fullie & freelie geve & bequeath
    them unto Rodger Hodgkinson his eldest sonne & to Grace his now
    wife.
                                            Richard Taylor
                                            Humpfrey + Broadhurst
                                                his mark
  17. Inventory of William Hodgkinson (ref: B/C/11/William Hodgkinson, Over Haddon, 1637 @ LRO) reads:
    A true & perfect Inventory of [all the]
    goods & chattells of William Hodgkinson
    deceased
     li - s - d
    Imprimis his purse & apparell4 - 0 - 0
    Item 3 sheets & two pillowes4 - 0 - 0
    Item 1 bolster & 1 pillowe0 - 3 - 0
    Item 1 pair of Blanketts0 - 3 - 6
    Item 2 [C...blets]0 - 13 - 4
    Item 1 [Stock..ll]0 - 5 - 0
    Item 1 [pur. or pot...cke]0 - 0 - 3
    Item 1 Chere0 - 0 - 4
    Item one Chest0 - 1 - 6
    Item one Cushion0 - 0 - 4
                  Summa 5li - 10s - 11d
    [pr..... being Br...house]
    Wm Lockton
    Roger Myllner
    Charge on the funerall - 1 - 15s - 2d
    & for the moutuary - 3s - 4d
    Exhibit fuit .... ........ apud Bakewell xxmo
    Junii 1637
                      Reginaldus Lynder
                        notarius public..
  18. Standard form of administration of estate of William Hodgkinson (ref: B/C/11/William Hodgkinson, Over Haddon, 1637 @ LRO) dated 20th June 1637 grants letters to Roger Hodgkinson, yeoman of Over Haddon (along with Humfrey Broadhurst, husbandman), concerning the estate of William Hodgkinson of Over Haddon, his late father.
  19. "Verbal Will" of Joane Hodgkinson (ref: B/C/11/Joane Hodgkinson, Over Haddon, 1641 @ LRO) reads:
    Memorandum that on the 4th day of August anno domini
    1641, Joane Hodgkinson late of Overhaddon in the parish
    of Bakewell in the county of Derby Spinster being weak
    in body but of good and perfect Remembrance, did there declare
    her selfe concerninge her wordly goods or to this effect in
    the presence of Richard Heathcote and james Hadfield
    vizt. I give to Roger Hodgkinson my Uncle twoe shillings
    and sixe pense, Item I give to mary Hall my Aunt green
    pettycote, And to every one of her three children a2d
    Item I give to my Aunt Buxton my Godmother the peticote
    which I weare now and to WIlliam Buxton her sonn my
    middlemost potte. To my coosen John Buxton 12d and to
    my coosen Ann Buxton one cher which was my Grandmothers
    Item I give unto Roger Mylner my Uncle five Sheepe, and to my
    Aunte Margeria Mylner a little potte a kettle and a whtye aprone
    Item I give to my Aunte Maud Riddiard my green apron
    I give to my coosen Humpfrey Riddiard my great potte. Also
    I give to Geoirge Riddiard my coosen my panns, I give to
    Elizabeth Chapman 12d. The remayneder of all my
    goods I give to my uncle Francis Riddiard.
    Also the above said Joane Hodgkinson did put her hand and seale
    to a wrighting to ye effect in the presence of the witnesses above
    named
  20. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    Gracia Hodgkinson sepulta erat secundo die mensis May 1653
  21. Bakewell Parish Register (transcript by Val Neal) lists the burial of Roger Hodgkinson, on 17th March 1658.



Notes:

Confirm transcript entries apparently from 31st October 1629 in PR (note Bakewell BT from this period missing, and PR from this era is difficult to read on film, so will have to confirm in original. However what can be read on film appears to show that these two entries DO NOT exist on the date given).
Also confirm entry for Roger's burial in 1658. Again the film is difficult to read here, so the original will need to be checked.


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