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Elizabeth Hocknell (Hockenhull) was born in Hocknell
Plot, Cheshire, England about 1580. Her father
was John Hocknell, mother unknown. So says
an online source, Jacquelyn Bean. However
there is no documentation. So all needs to be
Elizabeth Hocknell wed Anthony
Sweetenham about 1604. He was from
Shadwick Cheshire England. They had one known
1. Mary Sweetenham
born June 1605 in Donegal, Ireland. She wed John
I can find some hints that these assertions are
true. There was a John Hocknell in Cheshire
at the right time to be part of this story. From Marton
Cheshire Extracted Records I find Frances Aston, daughter of Sir Thomas and Dame Elizabeth Aston,wed "John Hocknell, eldest sonne and heyre of John Hocknell of Hocknell in Cheshire". Searching for Hocknell Plot was unsuccessful, but I did find Tarvin, a smallish village just east of Chester with a Hockenhull Lane. and just a few miles north was a village
Why the couple went to Ireland isn't known, but again,
history tells us that in the late 1500s, early 1600s there
was pressure on the nonconformist and there was a movement
of Presbyterians to the north of Ireland where they
displace local Irish. The Caldwells were
leading Presbyterians by the time they emigrated to
America, so this may have been true for our young couple.
It is not known when either Elizabeth or
Anthony Sweetenham died.
Much to learn.
If you know the answer please CONTACT US.
1. Confirm that she was a daughter of John Hocknell of
2. Who was her mother?
3. When did Elizabeth marry Anthony?
4. Where there other children?
5. When and where did she die?
6. Why did they move to Ireland?
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