There are no Hawksley baptisms prior to 1742 in the register of South Wingfield. A search for baptisms of Roger Hawksley in the period 1697 – 1737 revealed three entries at North Wingfield. These were a birth of 26 May 1703 to Robert, a birth of 1707 to James and Mary (died 14 May 1707) and a baptism of 20 May 1709 to James and Mary.
Roger’s wife was Mary, from the baptisms of their children in South Wingfield.
There is no marriage of a Roger Hawksley to a Mary at South Wingfield, but there is a marriage of a Roger Hawksley to Mary Sutton 20 June 1742 at Chesterfield. The licenc (a printed form completed by the text in bold) for this marriage is as follows:
Know all Men by these Presents, That We Roger Hawksley of the Parish of South Wingfield and Wm Sutton of the Parish of (crossed out) in the County of Darby are held and firmly bound unto Thomas Smalbroke Clerk Master of Arts Vicar general of the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry in the Sum of One hundred pounds of good and lawful Money of Great-Britain; To be paid unto the said Thomas Smalbroke or to his certain Attorney, his Executors, Administrators or Assigns: To which Payment, well and truly to be made, We oblige ourselves; and each of us by himself for the whole our and each of our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, firmly by these Presents, sealed with our Seals. Dated the twentieth Day of June in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, and so forth: And in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and 42.
The Condition of the above-written Obligation is such, That if there shall not hereafter appear any lawful Let or Impediment, by reason of any Pre-Contract, Consanguinity, Affinity, or any other just Cause whatsoever; but that Roger Hawksley of the Parish of South Wingfield, & Mary Sutton of the Same Parish both in the County of Darby may lawfully marry together: And that there is not any Suit depending before any Judge Eccesiastical or Civil, for, or concerning any such Pre-Contract: And that the Consent of the Parents, or others the Govenors of the said Parties, be thereunto first had and obtained, and that they cause their said Marriage to be openly solemnized in the Face of the Parish Church of Chesterfield between the Hours of Eight and Twelve of the Clock in the Forenoon, And do and shall save harmless and keep indemnified the above named Thomas Smalbroke Clerk his Surrogates and all others his Officers, and Successors in Office, for, and concerning the Premises: Then the said Obligation to be Void, or else to be and remain in full Force and Virtue.
Sealed and Delivered (being first duly Stamped) in the Presence of
(signed) Wm _?_, Rodger Hawksley and Wm Sutton (X)
Roger was buried 10 April 1771 at South Wingfield.
Mary may have been buried 1 January 1788 but this burial may have been that of her daughter.
Roger and Mary’s children were:
2. Ann, baptised 15 August 1747, at South Wingfield. She (spinster) married William Platts, framework knitter, 30 April 1765 at South Wingfield after banns. They were both of South Wingfield and the witnesses were John Wharton and Mathew Platts. William and Ann’s children were:
A. James Platts, baptised 1 November 1765, at South Wingfield, a son of William and Anne Platts.
B. Joseph Platts, baptised 19 April 1767, at South Wingfield, a son of William and Anne Platts.
C. Mary Platts, baptised 25 June 1769, at South Wingfield, a daughter of William and Anne Platts.
D. Martha Platts, baptised 7 April 1771, at South Wingfield, a daughter of William and Anne Platts.
E. Ellen Platts, baptised 11 May 1773 at South Wingfield, a daughter of William and Anne Platts. She was probably a witness at the marriage of her cousin George Hawksley and Sarah Turner in 1810.
F. Hannah Platts, baptised 28 March 1774, at South Wingfield, a daughter of William and Anne Platts.
G. Bridget Platts, baptised 19 August 1776 at South Wingfield, a daughter of William and Ann Platts.
H. James Platts, baptised 25 June 1778, at South Wingfield, a son of William and Ann Platts.
I. Robert Platts, baptised 14 May 1780, at South Wingfield, a son of William and Ann Platts.
J. Rebecca Platts, baptised 3 November 1782, at South Wingfield, a daughter of William and Ann Platts.
3. Robert, baptised 7 March 1749 at South Wingfield. He was buried 18 August 1751 at South Wingfield (son of Roger Hauxsley).
4. Elizabeth. She was baptised 10 June 1752 at South Wingfield, daughter of Roger and Grace Hauksley4, 5
She married Thomas Stop(p)ard 31 July 1769 at South Wingfield after banns. They were both of South Wingfield and the witnesses were John Kirk and John Bostock.
There were no Stoppards (variously spelt) listed in the index to the 1841 census.
Thomas and Elizabeth’s children were:
A. Hannah Stoppard, baptised 31 January 1770 at South Wingfield, daughter of Thos and Eliz Stoppard. On 23 September 1773 at South Wingfield, a Hannah Stoppard, child, from Heage, was buried (Heage’s registers start in 1819, and before this it seems to have been part of the parish of Duffield, and the church of South Wingfield was nearer).
B. Moses Stoppard (1771 – 1772), baptised 18 September 1771 at South Wingfield, son of Thos and Eliz Stopport. Moses Stoppard, infant, was buried 30 November 1772 at South Wingfield.
C. Thomas Stoppard, baptised 1 November 1773 at South Wingfield, son of Thos and Eliz Stopport. In the 1841 census is a Thomas Stoppard aged 67 a blacksmith at Woodthorpe, North Wingfield, with Joseph Stoppard aged 36 also a blacksmith. They were both born in the county. In 1851, at Woodthorpe, Tupton, Joseph was a blacksmith aged 48, a widower born at Woodthorpe.
5. Mary, baptised 14 Feb 1755 at South Wingfield. She may have been buried 1 January 1788 but this burial may have been that of her mother.
6. Robert baptised 5 August 1759 at South Wingfield.
7. Hannah, baptised 2 November 1762 at South Wingfield. She married Thomas Mellor of Derby (Darley?), by licence, 24 August 1783 at South Wingfield. The witnesses were Robert Hawksley and John Kirk.