'Watkinson1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Watkinson of Brampton, Watkinson of Hansworth Woodhouse, Watkinson of Ilkley, Watkinson of Leeds, Watkinson of Sheffield

Godfrey Watkinson of Brampton, near Chesterfield
1. Godfrey Watkinson of Brampton (b 1611, bur 07.09.1668)
  A. Godfrey Watkinson of Brampton
  m. (04.08.1664) Elizabeth Wood (dau of Robert Wood of Monk Bretton)
  i. Godfrey Watkinson of Brampton (bpt 15.10.1668, bur 07.02.1739-40)
  m. Mary Green of Cheshire (bur 27.09.1711)
  a. Godfrey Watkinson of Brampton, Sheriff (bpt 11.01.1703-4, d 26.10.1757)
  m. (1736) Elizabeth Scollar (dau of Robert Scollar of Rowsley (by Elizabeth, dau of John Calvert of Bealey), m2. Capt. Thomas Bourne of Rowsley)
  (1) Ann Watkinson
  m1. Jonathan Birch of Ardwick (possibly grandson of Eliezer Birch of Manchester)
  (A) Robert Birch of Holme Hall
  m1. _ Birch of Stockport (dsp)
  m2. _ Birch of Stockport (sister of 1st wife)
  (i)+ issue - Robert, Charles (cleric)
  m2. Stephen Melland of Youlgrave (surgeon)
  (B) William Melland of Brampton
  m1. Ann Etches (dau of William Etches)
  (i) Stephen Melland
  m2. _ Holehouse (dau of William Holehouse of Darley)
  (ii)+ other issue - William, Elizabeth
  (C) Anne Melland (dsp)
  m. Isaac Blore of Youlgrave
  (D) Elizabeth Melland
  m. Abel Holmes of Darley
  (i) daughter
  (E) Mary Melland
  m. George Nuttal of Matlock
  (2) Ruth Watkinson (dsp 1768)
  m. Richard or Francis Barker (surgeon)
  (3) Jane Watkinson
  m1. John Barker of Bakewell
  m2. John Beaumont of Gracedieu
(4)+ other issue (d unm) - Godfrey (dvpsp bur 07.01.1741-2), Elizabeth (d 1751), Mary (d 1763)
  b. Mary Watkinson (bpt 30.01.1698-9)
  m. (15.10.1717) Nicholas Bright of Chesterfield
  c.+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 07.10.1709), Paul (bpt 26.09.1711, bur 23.06.1723), Elizabeth (bpt 12.01.1696-7, bur 16.01.1696-7), Ann (bpt 29.06.1705, bur 29.07.1705), Susan (bpt 02.09.1707)
  ii. Jane Watkinson (bpt 30.11.1665)
  m. Joseph Fern (rector of Matlock)
  a. Ann Fern
m. John Morewood (clerk)
  b. Sarah Fern
  m. Paul Webster
  c.+ issue - Henry, Godfrey (clerk), others (dvp? - Matthew, Samuel, Joseph, Elizabeth, Susan, Elizabeth)
  ii. Susan Watkinson (bpt 03.01.1666-7)
  m. (28.03.1695) John Southorn of Hull
  iv. Elizabeth Watkinson (bpt 30.03.1671)
  m. Godfrey Stubbing of Whittington
  B. Alice Watkinson
  m. (1655) Edward Wood of Chesterfield (son/heir of Richard)
  C. Susan Watkinson
  m. (28.06.1665) Paul Webster of Chesterfield



Godfrey Watkinson of Hansworth Woodhouse (d 07.06.1711, formerly vicar of Clown)
m. Ann Stacie (dau of John Stacie of Ballifield (not Robert of London))
1. Godfrey Watkinson of Hansworth Woodhouse (d 03.02.1752)
  m. Mary Hardcastle of Hardcastle
  A. James Watkinson of Hansworth Woodhouse (b 09.05.1724)
  i. daughter
  m. _ Oldale of Hansworth Woodhouse
ii.+ 2 sons
  B. Thomas (or John) Watkinson of Sheffield (b 14.07.1726, dsp)
  m. ?? of Whiston
  C. Jonathan Watkinson of Sheffield (b 12.09.1724, master cutler)
  m. _ Almond of Sheffield
  i. Sarah or Mary Watkinson
  m1. William Watson of Sheffield (dsp c1796)
  m2. Thomas Newbould of Sheffield
  ii. Hannah Watkinson
  m. Samuel Broomhead Ward of Mount Pleasant
  D. Mary Watkinson (b 29.05.1719)
  m. David Davy of Whitley Head
  E.+ other issue (d infant) - Godfrey, Elizabeth, Lydia
2. Mary Watkinson
  m. (27.07.1709) Azarias Williams of Fishlake
3. Elizabeth Watkinson possibly fits here (dau of Godfrey of Clown), generation earlier?
  m. Hercules Clay of Sherbrook (b c1640, a 1707)



Henry Watkinson of Ilkley
1. Henry Watkinson of Leeds (bur 02.11.1638)
  m. (16.10.1625) Bridget Lodge (dau of William Lodge of Leeds)
  A. Henry Watkinson (bpt 24.04.1628, d 22.04.1712, Chancellor of York)
  m. Elizabeth Jennings (d 01.04.1712, dau of Jon. Jennings, widow of Christopher Hodgson of New Hall)
  i. Mary Watkinson
  m. William Pearson a 1712, Chancellor of York, Rector of Eolton Percy)
  a.+ issue - Henry, Christopher, Mary, Elizabeth, Ann, Katherine
  ii.+ other isuse - Henry (a 1712), Edmond, William
  B. Christopher Watkinson, Mayor of Leeds (bpt 11.08.1630, d 1676)
m. Mary Foxley (dau of William Foxley, Mayor of Hull)
  i. Mary Watkinson
  m. David Hockstetter of London (a 1712)
  a.+ issue - David, Christopher, Mary, Ann
  ii. Bridget Watkinson (b 04.1670)
  m. (24.04.1688) Richard Thornton (Recorder of Leeds)
  iii.+ other issue (a 1712) - Christopher, Elizabeth
2. Joseph Watkinson of Ilkley
  m. Mary Bins
  A. Elizabeth Watkinson
  m. Godfrey Lawson of Leeds
  B. Mary Watkinson (b c1634, d 23.10.1704)
  m. Wilfrid Lawson of Wakefield
3. Edward Watkinson (minister of Scruton)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (first uploaded on 12.02.14 to WZmisc07, moved here 23.04.16) : FMG (vol 2, MS205, 'Watkinson', p481+)
(2) For middle section (uploaded 23.04.16) : FMG (vol 2, MS293, 'Watkinson', p722+)
(3) For lower section (uploaded 30.03.24) : 'Ducatus Leodiensis' (Ralph Thoresby, 1715, p77)
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