Most of the information on this page comes from the 1742 will of Robert HOBKIRK located by Glenys Bolland.
Extracted from copy wills of the court of the Archbishop of York for the years 1746-48(Volume number 91, LDS film number 0099712).
Robert Hobkirk, Marton, Cleveland. Bricklayer. dated 5.3.1746, proved 7.5.1747 (f.249)
Following is information from the will: sons John & David Hobkirk, wife (unnamed), daughter Elizabeth, Samuel Howlet of Stokesley, Grocer & John Mathews, Stokesley, Gent (trustees), 6 children of my son William Hobkirk, son Samuel Hobkirk, [messuage etc in occupation of William Allen the younger], [dwelling house etc in occupation of Ann Appleby, widow], shop next to Market Place in Stokesley late in possession of Richard Appleby decd], dwelling house in possession of Mr Clement Simpson], son Robert Hobkirk & his son & daughter Thomas & Frances, son Isaac Hobkirk, wit: Mary Clay, John Clay, Eliz. Dixon
Given the above, Robert was a Bricklayer and had the following children:
We will assume that Robert listed his children in the order of birth, therefore his children would be as follows:
William HOBKIRK, and his 6 children (William may have passed away prior to the creation of the will)
Robert HOBKIRK (born about 1709)and his son Thomas & daughter Frances
Note: an Isaac HOBKIRK married a Martha CLAY on 20 March 1758 at "Marton In Cleveland", Yorkshire. You will notice above that witnesses for the will were Mary Clay and John Clay. On 29 January 1739 a Martha CLAY was christened at Marton In Cleveland, Yorkshire and her parents are listed as John CLAY and Mary CORNFORTH.
This page was last updated on 17 September 2010