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William Hodgkinson

born 1762

Father Thomas Hodgkinson
Mother Martha
1st Wife Mary
2nd Wife Hannah
Children Thomas, George, James, Matthew, Hannah, Elizabeth


William was born in Flagg in 1762 (1), the eldest son of Thomas & Martha. He had an sister Alice 4 years his senior (2). His younger sister Hannah was born in 1765 (3), followed by his brother Thomas in 1767 (4), sister Martha in 1769 (5), and brother Joseph in 1771 (6). Joseph died less than two years later (7). His youngest sister Anne was born in 1776 (8), and finally youngest brother George in 1780 (9).

His movements over the next few years are uncertain, but it seems likely that he married a woman called Mary in the early 1790s, and they moved to Manchester, where they had at least two children - Thomas about 1793, and George about 1801. Mary died in 1804 (10).

William was mentioned in his father's will written in 1800 (12). Even though William was the eldest son, his younger brothers were the main beneficiaries, so it seems that William's inhertence had already come to him, possibly when he married. Other than this however, nothing is really certain of him until his son James was born in 1807 (13), by which time he had married a woman called Hannah, and settled back in Flagg. His father died later that same year (14), and his mother just two years after that (15).

He had another son Matthew in 1812 (16), a daughter Hannah about 1814 (17), and his youngest child Elizabeth about 1825 (18).

He dissapears from the documentary trail after this. He died sometime over the next 26 years (19), having probably been a farmer all his life (20). His wife lived until 1853 (22)(23).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Chelmorton Parish Register contains the following baptism entry:
    [1762] 9ber 26th Bapd Wm Son of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg & Martha
  2. Chelmorton Parish Register contains the following baptism entry:
    [1758] Aug 29th Bap Alice Daughter of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg
  3. Chelmorton Parish Register contains the following baptism entry:
    [1765] April 7 Bapd Hannah Dr of Thomas Hodkinson of Flagg & Martha
  4. Chelmorton Parish Register contains the following baptism entry:
    [1767] May 17 Bap Thos Son of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg
  5. Chelmorton Parish Register contains the following baptism entry:
    [1769] Aug 11th Bap Martha Dr of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg
  6. Chelmorton Parish Register contains the following baptism entry:
    [1771] 10ber 13th Bapd Josh Son of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg & Martha
  7. Chelmorton Parish Register contains the following burial entry:
    [1773] July 6 Burd Jos Son of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg
  8. Chelmorton Parish Register contains the following baptism entry:
    [1776] March 13th Bapd Anne Dr of Thos Hodkinson of Flagg & Martha
  9. Chelmorton Parish Register contains the following baptism entry:
    [1780] Dec 27th Bapd Geo Son of Thos & Martha Hodgkinson, Flagg
  10. Looking at all the Hodgkinson entries in the Chelmorton parish register and the 1841 and 1851 censuses, it is possible to build up a picture of how all the Hodgkinsons at that time were interrelated, although a few connections are only speculative unless or until more evidence comes to light. However, there was a burial of Mary, age 30, the wife of William of Manchester in the parish register in 1804 (11), and this William is the only real candidate husband for her. In the 1851 census, there are two Hodgkinsons, Thomas & George, living in Flagg who both give their place of birth as Manchester (in about 1793 & 1801 respectively). In the 1841 census the elder of these two, Thomas, was living with William's son Matthew from his later marriage to Hannah, which would make Thomas and Matthew half brothers. Finally, Williams age makes it likely that he had already been married, prior to marrying Hannah in his early forties. William's uncle Joseph had moved to Manchester sometime in the second half of the 18th century (sometime after the birth of his daughter Alice in 1748) so William may well have initially followed him there.
  11. Chelmorton Parish Register contains the following burial entry:
    [1804] Dec 24th Buried Mary wife of Wm Hodgkinson, Manchester.
  12. 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
  13. Chelmorton Parish Register contains the following baptism entry:
    [1807] Apr 26 Bapt James Son of Wm Hodgkinson farmer Flagg & Hannah his wife, born March 27th 1807
  14. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the burial of "Thos Hodgkinson from Flagg", on 16th October 1808.
  15. Chelmorton Parish Register lists the burial of "Martha Hodgkinson from Manchester. Aged 71 years", on 19th January 1810
  16. Baptism entry in Chelmorton Parish Register reads:
    When baptized   Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parent's
    Christian Name  
    Parent's
    Surname  
    Abode   Quality, Trade or Profession  
    June
    6th [1819]
    born Sep 12th
    1812
    Matthew
    Son of
    William
    &
    Hannah
    Hodgkinson Flagg Farmer
  17. Baptism entry in Chelmorton Parish Register reads:
    When baptized   Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parent's
    Christian Name  
    Parent's
    Surname  
    Abode   Quality, Trade or Profession  
    June
    6th [1819]
    born June
    29th1814
    Hannah
    Daughter of
    William
    &
    Hannah
    Hodgkinson Flagg Farmer
  18. Baptism entry in Chelmorton Parish Register reads:
    When baptized   Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parent's
    Christian Name  
    Parent's
    Surname  
    Abode   Quality, Trade or Profession  
    June
    12th
    [1825]
    Elizabeth
    Dr of
    William
    Hannah
    Hodgkinson Flagg Labr
  19. I have not found a record of his death yet, but Hannah was a widow at the time of the 1851 census.
  20. He is only mentioned as being a farmer his uncle William's will of 1814 (21), and the baptisms of Matthew & Hannah in 1819 (16)(17). However, as his extended family were all farmers its fair to assume that he always was too, despite being called a labourer at his daughter Elizabeth's baptism (18).
  21. Will of William Hodgkinson of Chelmorton 1814 (top of page 1, bottom of page 1, top of page 2, bottom of page 2) (ref: B/C/11/William Hodgkinson, Chelmorton, 1814 @ LRO) reads:
    In the name of God Amen I William Hodgkinson
    of Chelmorton in the Parish of Bakewell in the County of Derby
    Yeoman being weak in Body but of sound mind memory and
    understanding praised be God for the same do make and publish this my
    last will and testament in manner and form following. First I Give
    Devise and Bequeath unto my Nephew John Hodgkinson of Chelmorton
    aforesaid Farmer Son of my Brother John Hodgkinson of the same place
    all and every my messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments situate
    lying and being at Chelmorton aforesaid for and during the term of his natural Life
    subject nevertheless with payment of all and singular the annuity and Legacies
    hereinafter mentioned. I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Brother John
    Hodgkinson one clear annuity or yearly sum of Twenty Pounds for and
    during the term of his natural life to be paid Quarterly on Lady day Midsummer
    day Michaelmas day and Christmas day the first payment thereof to commence
    and be payable on the nearest day of payment next after my Decease. And I do
    hereby charge all my said Real Estate at Chelmorton with payment thereof with
    power to [Dispain] for the same if not regularly paid and all costs and charges
    attending such nonpayment. I also Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Nephews
    and Nieces the Children of my late Brother Thomas Hodgkinson as hereinafter
    mentioned. To William Hodgkinson of Flagg in the said Parish of Bakewell
    Farmer, to Thomas Hodgkinson of Low in the Parish of Hartington in the said
    County of Derby Farmer, to George Hodgkinson of the same place Farmer to Alice
    Coe wife of Matthew Coe of Manchester Sawyer, to Jane the wife of Robert Barber
    Hopkins of Flagg aforesaid Cooper, to Hannah [Coasne] widow of Manchester
    aforesaid the sum of Fifty Pounds each. I Give Devise and Bequeath unto the
    Grand Children of my late half Brother Joseph Hodgkinson viz William
    Hodgkinson near Sheffield in the County of York Cutler. George Hodgkinson near
    the same place Grinder. Joseph Hodgkinson near the same place Cutler the
    sum of Ten pounds each and to their mother widow of the said Thomas
    Hodgkinson the sum of Twenty Pounds. Also I Give devise and Bequeath
    unto my Nephews Sons of my Brother Joseph Hodgkinson viz to George
    Hodgkinson of Flagg aforesaid Farmer, Matthew Hodgkinson of King Sterndale
    in the said County of Derby Farmer the sum of Fifty Pounds each all which
    said several Legacies hereinbefore by me Devised I order and direct shall be
    paid within Twelve months next after my Decease and I do hereby charge
    all my Personal Estate and Effects with payment thereof and in case my said
    Personal Estate and Effects shall fall short in payment thereof Then I charge
    all my Real Estate with payment thereof that shall be deficient in my Personal
    Estate and Effects and I give my Executors hereinafter named full power and
    authorityto Sell or Mortgage such part of my said Real Estate as shall be
    wanting to pay off all the said Legacies as my my said Personal Estate shall fall
    short of paying. Also I Give Devise and Bequeath unto all and every of the
    Children of my Nephew John Hodgkinson (except William Hodgkinson)
    who shall be living at their Father's Death the sum of Thirty Pounds to be
    paid in Twelve Months next after the Death of the said John Hodgkinson
    and I hereby charge all my said Real Estate at Chelmorton aforesaid with
    payment thereof. Also I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my said Executors the
    sum of Forty Pounds In Trust to be placed out on Real Security
    for the use of the Poor of Chelmorton aforesaid and the Interest arising
    therefrom to be paid on Christmas day and Candlemas day in every
    year for ever by the then overseers of the Poor of Chelmorton aforesaid
    and I charge my Personal Estate and Effects with payment of the said
    Sum of Forty Pounds And from and immediately after the death of
    my said Nephew John Hodgkinson to whom I have Devised a Life
    Estate only in all my said Real Estate Then I Give and Devise the
    same Real Estate immediately on his Death to his son William
    Hodgkinson and his heirs for ever But in case he should Die in
    the life time of his father without lawful issue Then I Give and
    Devise the said Real Estate to the then Eldest Son of my said Nephew
    John Hodgkinson that shall be living at the time of his decease and
    to his heirs for ever I Give Devise and Bequeath unto Sampson
    Marsdon of [Dower] in the Parish of Hartington aforesaid Farmer and
    Samuel Marsdon of Ox Close in the Liberty of Baslow in the said County
    of Derby Farmer the sum of Five Pounds each for their trouble in and
    about the Trusts of this my will. I humbly request that my worthy
    Landlord the Reverend Thomas Gisborne will accept of my Nephew
    Matthew Hodgkinson as tenant to the farm I now hold of him
    I hereby charge all my Real Estate with payment of all my just Debts
    Funeral Expences and the Expences of proving this my will All the
    rest residue and remainder of my Personal Estate and Effects not
    hereinbefore by me Devised I Give Devise and Bequeath the same unto
    my Nephew William Hodgkinson of Flagg Son of my Brother Thomas
    Hodgkinson of Flagg aforesaid And it is my mind and will that
    my Executors shall have the possession and produce of all my lands
    till Lady day after my Decease and the money arising therefrom
    to be in aid of payment of my said Legacies And Lastly I hereby
    nominate constitute and appoint them the said Sampson Marsdon and
    and Samuel Marsden joint Executors of this my will In Witness
    whereof I the said William Hodgkinson the testator have hereunto
    set my hand and seal to the last sheet hereof and my hand to the
    first sheet the Twenty seventh day of September One thousand eight
    hundred and fourteen.
    Signed Sealed Published Pronounced
    and Declared by the said William Hodgkinson
    the Testator as and for his last will and                       his
    Testament in the Presence of us who at           William Hodgkinson
    his request and in the Presence of each                         Mark
    other have Subscribed our Names as
    Witnesses hereto
    John C Browne
    Georgiana Browne
    Saml Smith
  22. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Tenth
    December
    1853, Flagg
    Hannah
    Hodgkinson
    Female 74 years Widow of
    William
    Hodgkinson
    a farmer
    Natural Decay
    no
    medical attendant
    The mark of
    James Hodgkinson
    in attendance
    Flagg
    Thirteenth
    December
    1853
  23. Burial entry in Chelmorton Parish Register reads:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Hannah Hodgkinson Flagg [1853]
    Decr18th
    75



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