First Generation

1. John1 Hopwood, son of Hannah ?, was born in Old Malton, Yorkshire January 1824. Date of birth estimated from 1881 Census which records him as aged 57. Birthplace taken from 1881 Census. John died March 1895 in Auckland district, Co. Durham, at 71 years of age. No trace of him in 1901 Census. Free BMD has an entry Ref. Volume 10A Page 125 for a John Hopwood aged 71. He was 66 in the 1891 Census.

He married Elizabeth Megee in Auckland district, Co. Durham, December 1854. Free BMD has an entry for both parties. Ref. 10a 237.

Elizabeth was born in Bowes, Yorkshire about 1828. Date of birth estimated from 1861 Census which records her as aged 32. Birthplace taken from 1881 Census. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Megee and Mary? ?.

Elizabeth died September 1899 in Auckland district, Co. Durham, at 71 years of age. No trace of her in 1901 Census. Free BMD has an entry Ref. Volume 10A Page 137 for an Elizabeth Hopwood aged 71. She was 59 in the 1891 Census.

She was christened in Bowes, Yorkshire, 29 June 1828. Monrmons have an entry showing Elizabeth Magee and parents as John and Mary Magee Batch No.P022111, Source Call No. 0897351, Printout Call No.0820984.

She was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in 26 Bondgate, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham. RG9 Piece 3705 Folio 36 Page 8. John aged 37, Elizabeth 32, Ellenor 6, John 3 and Thomas 2.

She was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Danby Cottages, Escomb, Co. Durham. RG10 Piece 4926, Folio 6, Page 5 shows John aged 47 a labourer, Elizabeth 41, John 12, Thomas 11 and William 7.

She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in William Street, Auckland Park, Coundon, Co. Durham. RG11 Piece 4917 Folio 86 Page 52. John aged 57 a coal miner, Elizabeth 50, John 20 a coal miner and William 17 a coal miner.

She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in 242 William Street, Coundon Grange, Co. Durham. RG12/4069 Folio 125 Page 53. John aged 66 a colliery cartman, Elizabeth 59 & John 33 a coal miner.

He was christened in Old Malton, Yorkshire, 1 February 1824. Copy of IGI sent by Christine Spinks.

He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census in Ling Hall, West Heslerton, Yorkshire. HO 107 Piece 2369, Folio 21, Page 9 shows John employed by Benjamin & William Kirton as a farm labourer aged 26.

He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in 26 Bondgate, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham. RG9 Piece 3705 Folio 36 Page 8. John aged 37, Elizabeth 32, Ellenor 6, John 3 and Thomas 2.

He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Danby Cottages, Escomb, Co. Durham. RG10 Piece 4926, Folio 6, Page 5 shows John aged 47 a labourer, Elizabeth 41, John 12, Thomas 11 and William 7.

He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in William Street, Auckland Park, Coundon, Co. Durham. RG11 Piece 4917 Folio 86 Page 52. John aged 57 a coal miner, Elizabeth 50, John 20 a coal miner and William 17 a coal miner.

He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in 242 William Street, Coundon Grange, Co. Durham. RG12/4069 Folio 125 Page 53. John aged 66 a colliery cartman, Elizabeth 59 & John 33 a coal miner.

John Hopwood and Elizabeth Megee had the following children:

child + 2 i. Eleanor (Ellenor)2 Hopwood was born June 1855.

child 3 ii. John Hopwood was born in Guisborough, Yorkshire about 1858. Information from Christine Spinks. He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in 26 Bondgate, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham. RG9 Piece 3705 Folio 36 Page 8. John aged 37, Elizabeth 32, Ellenor 6, John 3 and Thomas 2.

He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Danby Cottages, Escomb, Co. Durham. RG10 Piece 4926, Folio 6, Page 5 shows John aged 47 a labourer, Elizabeth 41, John 12, Thomas 11 and William 7.

He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in William Street, Auckland Park, Coundon, Co. Durham. RG11 Piece 4917 Folio 86 Page 52. John aged 57 a coal miner, Elizabeth 50, John 20 a coal miner and William 17 a coal miner.

He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in 242 William Street, Coundon Grange, Co. Durham. RG12/4069 Folio 125 Page 53. John aged 66 a colliery cartman, Elizabeth 59 & John 33 a coal miner.

He was listed as head of household in the 1911 UK Census in Union Workhouse, Infirmary & Cottage Homes, 100 Cockton Hill. RG14PN29750 RD547 SD1 ED48 SN9999 shows John 54 former coal miner born Guisborough an inmate. It says he is married but I have not yet found evidence.

child + 4 iii. Thomas Hopwood was born 17 October 1859.

child + 5 iv. William Hopwood was born about 1864.

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