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This pedigree is based on the pedigree of the Hayward family published in
Familiae Minorum Gentium, Diligentiâ Josephi Hunter, Sheffieldiensis. S.A.S,
Edited by John W. Clay, F.S.A. Published London, 1895, p.484, M.S. 205.

"From Mr D. Dakeyn's Collection & Visit. of London, 1687, where it appeared that
the first Robert was son of Robert Hayward, originally of Somersetshire and after-
wards of Leicestershire by Milicent, dau of .... Stone of Turnditch".

It is not an exact copy as baptisms and burials have been added where they have been found and documents and other records have also been checked.
In addition, it seemed sensible to begin with Robert and Milicent, nee Stone, rather than their son Robert.

Hayward Pedigree

b - born
bap - baptised/christened
bur - buried
d - died
mar or m. - married

Further information about those named on this pedigree:

  • Generation 1:
    No Wills have yet been found for either Robert or Millicent.

  • Generation 2:
    • The first deed to mention Robert Haywood (Heaward) of Carsington was dated 1654.
    • Robert is mentioned, with son Samuel below, in FitzHerbert of Tissington Deeds D239 M/T 49 (Derbyshire RO).
    • He is also mentioned, as Heaward, in the Wolley Manuscripts, Vol 6676, ff.162-172, 174-182.
    • Carsington PR records a lengthy lawsuit between the incumbent, Nathaniel Boothouse, and Robert over tithes on "unprofitable cattle" which Robert eventually lost. Boothouse took his revenge when Robert died and called him "rich but stingy" in Latin ("Churches", Vol 2, J. Charles Cox).
    • Robert founded the Presbyterian Chapel/Meeting House in Coldwell Street, Wirksworth the year before he died. This was to be his final resting place. It later became an Independent (Congregational) Chapel and is now the West Derbyshire United Reformed. J. Charles Cox mentions a lead coffin being found when the old chapel was pulled down about 1865 and the new one erected. He had little doubt that it contained the remains of Robert Haywood, though they were generally supposed to have been the remains of the first minister of the Meeting House ("Churches", Vol 2).
    • The Will of Robert Haywood Gent of Carsington (Probate 1701 14 May, Staffordshire RO), written 8 May 1701.
      Mentions sons Samuel and Benjamin; Ann Haywood my now wife; son Robert; daughters Elizabeth, Hannah (wife of Nathaniel Scholes) and Millicent; sons in law Mr Richard Bateman and Mr. John Davies. Amongst his property were mines in the Liberty of Wensley; groves lead mines meers of ground and mineral possessions whatever; "moiety or half part of all those groves or mines of lead oar called Masson or Gentlewoman's Groves in the pishes of Matlock and Bonsall" to son Benjamin. He also gave the sum of six pounds a year for eight years or longer if meetings continue to the Minister at Wirksworth and money for preaching the funeral sermon at the meeting place at Wirksworth.

    • Ann (nee Coates), Robert's second wife, was one of the daughters of Mr. Peter Coates, the Minister at South Wingfield. Some information about him and his family is included in "The Reliquary", Vol.7 which gives his age at death as 81 but provides the incorrect year, stating he died in 1671 instead of 1675/6.

  • Generation 3:
    • Joseph (eldest son of Robert by his first wife) was baptised (as Josephe Heawood) at All Saints', Derby on 22 Aug 1647.
      He was apprenticed to John Moore, 10 May 1665, of the Grocers' Company, London.
      PCC Will (PROB 11/361/230, writtten 9 Nov 1679, proved 12 Nov 1679, TNA). He was a merchant of St. George, Botolph Lane.
      Will mentions [step] mother Anne Hayward; two brothers Benjamin and Robert; three sisters Elizabeth, Hannah and Millicent Hayward; Mr. Daniell Wigfall; Mr. Robert Williams; Mr. __ Olmens; Thomas Bradley; unto the poore people of Carsington tenn pounds of lawful money to be distributed by father Mr. Robert Hayward; brother in law Mr. Samuel Hayward appointed executor.

    • Samuel (eldest of Robert's children by his second wife, Ann). Mentioned in FitzHerbert of Tissington Deeds D239 M/T 49/50 (Derbyshire RO). He was a Freeman of the City of London.
      PCC Will of Samuel Hayward, Merchant, of London (PROB 11/587/282) written 5 June 1718, Codicil 16 Dec 1719, probate London 19 October 1722.
      His Will mentions dear and loving wife Mary, gives her Messuage or Tenement in Bedford Bury near Covent Garden, parish of St. Martin in the Fields late or now in possession of John Winstanley and two others, one in possession of Daniel Labordeyde? and the other in possession of Edward Abbott (in wife's jointure) to Mary then to son William; Little Wynns or Wyndons farm [Kniveton] recently purchased from brother Robert first to wife and then son Joseph and if he has no issue then to dau Katherine; daur Mary wife of David Jones Apothecary (she mar London St Mary Magdalene Old Fish St); brothers Robert and Benjamin; Aunt Fletcher; servant Martha Waite; loving friends Mr. Samuel Crouch and Mr. Thomas Prime who were overseers of Will; Jones children; wife Mary and son William executors. Children William, Joseph and Katherine not shown on above pedigree.
      More info about Wynns Farm can be found amongst the DRO Title deeds - 17th-19th century: D157/MT/5153-5163

    • Benjamin Hayward (sometimes of Cromford) and his wife Elizabeth.
      • He built, with three others, the first bath at Matlock Bath (see Water Cures).
      • He is mentioned in the Wolley Manuscripts, Vol.6677, f.197; Vol. 6680, f.80 and ff.111-114; Vol 6681 f.168-177.
      • Mentioned, along with some of his children, in the Will of his mother in law Mrs. Millicent Wigley of Senior field, p. Matlock[1]. See Pre 1858 Wills, surnames W.
      • Also mentioned in the Will of Francis Clay of Hillhouses, Northwingfield, 1709 "... bequeath All such sume and sumes ... that Mr. Benjamin Hayward of Cromford doth now owe me".
      • The Land Tax Assessment of 2 May 1712 shows Mr. Benjamin Hayward paying £1-16-0, a further £0-15-0 for Willersley and £1-1-4 for Senior Field[2].
      • Deed to lead to a common recovery, 31 Mar 1713 (William Salt Library: SD Pearson/890) mentions Benjamin Hayward sen. of Semerfield (Senior Field), Matlock gent and his sons Joshua, Benjamin and Wigley.
      • No burial has been found at Matlock for Benjamin, nor a Will. Ince pedigrees, held by Derby Local Studies Library. state that "Benjamin Haywood of Matlock parish Gent dead 2 Feb 1713". As his name appears in a deed dated for the end of the following month this may or may not be correct, depending whether or not the date Ince provides was dated using the ecclesiastical year of Lady Day to Lady Day. For another reason it is unlikely to be correct see immediately below.
      • Benjamin was still alive, according to the Will of his brother Samuel, in 1718 thus making the Ince date almost certainly incorrect.
      • Madam (Mrs.) Hayward is listed in Matlock Glebe Terrier, 1722
      • There is a memorial in St. Giles' Churchyard for Elizabeth and their son Robert (ref R79 in MIs Surnames list, but no transcript)

    • Robert. There is a burial at Chesterfield on 26 Apr 1722 for a Mr. Robert Haywood but it is not known if he is this Robert. This Robert was alive, however, in 1718, when his brother Samuel made his Will.

    • Hannah married Nathaniel Scholes, who died at Macclesfield where he had been the Minister. FMG states that his father, Jeremiah of Salford, had been ejected as Minister at Norton. (Jeremiah's Will dated 1685)
      Will with Inventory of Hannah Scholes, widow of Carsington (1708 8 Oct) mentions my mother Mrs Ann Hayward; loving brothers Samuel, Benjamin and Robert Hayward assisted by my kind brother in law Mr Richard Bateman. Benjamin was to be guardian of Samuel and Nathaniel Scholes, her children.

  • Generation 4, children of Benjamin and Elizabeth Hayward:
    • Joshua, Benjamin and Elizabeth's eldest son, is mentioned in the Wolley Manuscripts, Vol 6689 ff.260.
    • He and his brothers are mentioned in deeds held by the William Salt Library dated 9 Nov 1714, 10 Nov 1714 and 2 Oct 1716.
    • Widow Hayward paid tithe for the Seniorfield Estate in 1722 (Matlock Glebe Terrier). She would have been Joshua's widow.

    • Benjamin son of Benjamin, Cromford, Derbyshire, gentleman was apprenticed to William Byrch 8 Jan 1705/6, Grocers' Company (this info © Cliff Webb).

    • Wigley.
      Mentioned in Will of Joshua Bradley of Matlock Mason (1739 29 Aug). See Pre 1858 Wills, Surnames B.
      He is also mentioned in the Wolley Manuscripts, Vol. 6680 f.80.
      His age at death is recorded as 66 in 1756, but no baptism has been found for him. When he married Jane Nix (Nicks on the licence) at Duffield in 1732 the ages of both of them were given as 36.
      An advertisement in the Derby Mercury of 4 March 1757 announced that the Senior Field Estate at Cromford Bridge, owned by Wigley Hayward, was for sale. It included a large stone house, with a pleasure Garden in front of the house and the grounds had several steps down to the River Derwent.

    • Elizabeth. FMG record her husband as Robert Mower, junior, of Winster but other records show him as Robert Moore. Steer (The History of Matlock Bank, 1897) states he was born in 1686, which conflicts with the PR. He had a considerable estate and resided at Winster Hall. He also tells us that Moore was an ancestor of the mother of John Smedley, the owner of Lea Mills who became a hydropathist.

  • Generation 4, children of Hannah (nee Hayward) and Nathaniel Scholes:
    • Samuel Scholes
      A lease and release deed, dated 1715 (Derbyshire RO, D239 M/T 135-136), by Samuel Scholes of Chesterfield apothecary (son and heir of Nathaniel Scholes deceased) to Richard Bateman of Hartington gent. and Benjamin Hayward of Chesterfield gent upon trust to the use of Nathaniel Scholes of Wirksworth ironmonger (brother of Samuel) for life. See Nathaniel below.

    • Nathaniel Scholes was apprenticed to Edward Buxton of Wirksworth, ironmonger, in 1714 (from © Society of Genealogists information).

  • Generation 5, children of Joshua Hayward:
    • Benjamin was apprenticed in 1724 to Samuel Kook, Apothecary, City of London. His father's name was transcribed as Joseph (from © Society of Genealogists information).

  • Generation 5, children of Wigley Hayward:
    • Elizabeth Hayward, who married Edmund Hodgkinson.
      The couple had 7 children, all christened at Matlock. The eldest was Wigley Hayward Hodgkinson and their youngest child was Sarah in 1768. See Matlock St. Giles' Baptisms.
      • Edmund Hodgkinson was a tenant of the Willersley estate. In 1778 he purchased the Manor of Willersley from Edwin Lascelles, Esq, afterwards Lord Harewood. Hodgkinson sold it, soon afterwards, to Thomas Hallett Hodges. In 1782 Richard Arkwright, Esq., later Sir from Lysons' "Magna Britannia").
        Eighteenth Century Lists: Matlock Land Tax, 1780 records Edmund Hodgkinson at Oxpring and Thomas Hedges Esq. as the owner of "Willersley land".

Additional note:

[1] Senior Field House became Bridge House and is now known as Bridge Hall. It is a late 17th century house and Grade II listed. It was included under Matlock Bath until the 1860s (see Kelly's Directory, 1864) but by 1870 it was included under Cromford (see Harrod's Directory, 1870). It is on Lea Road. It was sold in 1925 as part of a sale of properties belonging to the Nightingale family (see Marchant Brooks Sale Rooms, Causeway Lane, 1946).
[2] Land Tax, 1712.

Image and Hayward pedigree created, provided by and © Ann Andrews.
With grateful thanks to Gillian Turner who provided the original from Familiae Minorum Gentium.
Written and researched by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.