When Roger Wallwork was born on 7 June 1747, in Clifton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Wallwork, was 39 and his mother, Ann Jackson, was 35. He married Alice Grundy on 4 August 1774, in Eccles, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters.
English (Lancashire): habitational name of uncertain origin. Thomas de Wallerwork was living in Lancashire c. 1324. Throughout the Middle Ages English forms in -work alternate with ones in -worth, and the surname may derive from places in County Durham or Greater London called Walworth .