My Hopkinsons were from Bury. Here are some Hopkinsons in Bury, Lancashire. Based on the YDNA study, Francis Hopkinson, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was closely related to the Hopkinsons in Bury. Francis’ line is traced back to 1600 London, while the Hopkinsons in Bury go back to the early 1600’s. No common ancestor is yet known for the lines.
There earliest Hopkinsons christenings I find in Lancashire were Burnley. I find BMDs as early as 1605. I find the following christenings from the Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project:
Edward Hopkinsone had: 1) John Hopkinsone , c 22 DEC 1605, St. Peter, Burnley, Lancashire; 2) Edwarde Hopkinsone, c 23 SEP 1610, St. Peter, Burnley, Lancashire; 3) Thomas Hopkinsone c 9 DEC 1613, St. Peter, Burnley, Lancashire; 4) Daniell Hopkinsonn c 11 OCT 1616, St. Peter, Burnley, Lancashire.
The earliest marriage in Lancashire I find is a Margaret Hopkinson who married Richard Knowle 18 JUL 1595, ST. Peter, Bolton, Lancashire.
The earliest burial in Lancashire I find is for Thomas Hopkinson, sonne of Edward Hopkinson, buried 11 FEB 1613/14, St. Peter, Burnley, Lancashire. This Thomas is likely the same Thomas listed as a son of Edward 2 paragraphs above. There is another child of Edward that is buried at Burnley: child of Edward Hopkinson, bur 29 APR 1620, St. Peter, Burnley, Lancashire.