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John Hodgkinson

1662 - 1740

Father William Hodgkinson
Mother Margaret
1st Wife Grace
2nd Wife Margaret
Children Margaret, Martha, William, Joshua, Francis, Martha, Rebeckah, Grace, Henry, Charles


John was probably born in Over Haddon (1) in January 1662 (2), the son of William and Margaret. He had an older sister Grace (3), and an older brother Francis (4). His mother died when he was just turned two (5), and his brother later the same year (6).

Nothing more is known of him for over twenty years, other than that he married a woman called Grace (7)(8)(9). and their first daughter Margaret was born in 1687 (7). They had another daughter Martha in 1690 (8), and a son William in 1694 (9). Unfortunately his wife died the following summer (10).

Sometime over the next couple of years he appears to have married a woman called Margaret (24), and their first child was Joshua, born around 1698 (11). There then seems to have been a gap before their next son Francis was born in 1707 (12), then daughters Martha in 1710 (13), Rebeckah in 1712 (14), and Grace in 1716 (15), before his son Francis died the following year (16). He had a son Henry in 1719 (17), but he only lived for just under a year (18), as did his youngest son, Charles (19)(20).

His wife Margaret died in March 1727 (21), followed a month later by his daughter Martha (22), and a just under year after that by his daughter Rebeckah (23). John appears to have moved to Chelmorton towards the end of his life (25), probably to live with his son William. He died there in March 1740 (26).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Where his father lived
  2. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [January 1662] Johannes Hodgkinson filius Gulielmi baptizat [erat] 19no mensis [pest]
  3. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [Sept 1654] Gracia Hodgkinson filia Willm baptiz [erat] decimo
  4. Bakewell Parish Register (transcript by Val Neal) lists the baptism of Francis, son of William Hodkinson, on 29th November 1657.
  5. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [1664] Margareta uxor Gulielmi Hodgkinson sepultat [erat] 22 die Januaris
  6. Bakewell Parish Register includes the entry:
    [8 October 1664] Francis ye son of William Hodskinson was buried Francis ye same day
  7. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [August 1687] 6 Margaret daughter of John & Grace Hodgkinson of Over Haddon baptized
  8. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [November 1690] 22 Martha daughter of John & Grace Hodgkinson of Overhaddon baptized
  9. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [March 1694] 29 William son of John Hodskinson of Overhaddo baptized
  10. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [August 1695] 27 Grace wife of John Hodskinson buryed
  11. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [May 1698] 15 Joshua of John & Margaret Hodskinson of Overhaddon baptized
  12. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [December 1707] 30 Francis son of John & Margarett Hodskinson of Overhaddon baptized
  13. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [January 1710] 27 Martha daughter of John & Margaret Hodskinson of Overhaddon baptized
  14. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [October 1712] 19 Rebeckah daughter of John & Margaret Hodskinson of Overhaddon baptized
  15. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [July 1716] 28 Grace daughter of Jno & Margt Hodskinson of Upperhadd Bap
  16. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [November 1717] 30 Francis son of John & Margaret Hodskinson of Overhaddon Buryed
  17. Bakewell Parish Register (transcript by Val Neal) lists the baptism of Henry, son of John Hodskinson and Margaret his wife, of Over Haddon, on 18th October 1719.
  18. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [September 1720] 6 Francis son of John & Margarett Hodskinson of Overhaddon Buryed
  19. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [October 1722] 12 Charles son of John & Margaret Hodgskinson of Overhaddon Baptized
  20. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [August 1723] 7 Charles son of John & Margaret Hodgkinson of Overhaddon Buryed
  21. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [March 1727] 13 Margaret wife of Jno Hodskinson of Overhaddon Buryed
  22. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [April 1727] 29 Martha daughter of Jno Hodskinson of Overhaddon Buryed
  23. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [February 1728] 14 Rebeckah daughter of John Hodskinson of Overhaddon Buryed
  24. By assuming that John the widower of Grace, is the same John that started having children with Margaret a couple of years later, this leads to the conclusion that he was considerably older than his second wife, and that he fathered his last child at the age of about 60. Whilst this is out of the ordinary, it is by no means impossible, and as there were absolutely no other "candidate Johns" known to be living in the area at the time, it is the only presently viable hypothesis.
  25. There is no burial of a John Hodgkinson in the Bakewell parish register, but there is an unaccounted for one in Chelmorton (26), where his son William lived, so that is most likely this John.
  26. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the burial of "John Hodkinson of Chelmorton", on 5th March 1740.



Notes:

Confirm baptisms of Francis in 1657 and Henry in 1719 in PR or BT


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