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Solomon Mycock

1719 - 1803

Solomon's signature as a witness to a wedding in 1773 (24)

Father Solomon Mycock
Mother Mary Taylor
Wife Mary Gyte
Children Solomon, Mary, Matthew, Elizabeth, George, George, James, Samuel, Martha, Joseph, Molly, Hannah, Benjamin


Solomon was born in 1719 in Flagg (1), the seventh of nine children of Solomon and Mary. His eldest sister Elizabeth had died about 7 years earlier aged just 10, leaving George as his eldest living sibling aged 14 at the time. Francis was 11, Richard 8, Anne 6 and Mary 3. Solomon was baptised at St John the Baptist's in Chelmorton on 15th October 1719 (1). His younger brother Matthew was born in 1722, and younger sister Hannah in 1726. His father died in February 1733 (2).

Solomon was still living in Flagg when he married Mary Gyte of Chelmorton Ditch on 6th February 1744 (3). His mother died the following October (4). He and Mary obviously lived in Flagg after their marriage, as all their children were born there (5) - (18), starting with Solomon in 1746 (5). He was followed by Mary in 1749 (6), Matthew in 1751 (7), Elizabeth in 1752 (8) and George in 1753 (9). George must have died young, because Solomon's next son, born about two years later was also named George (10). Next was James in 1756 (11), then Samuel in 1759 (12) and Martha in 1760 (13). Their eldest daughter Mary died in 1761 (14), just before the birth of their next child Joseph (15). He was followed by Molly in 1764 (16), Hannah in 1765 (17) and Benjamin in 1768 (18). Hannah died in 1771 (19).

In 1773, he was witness to the marriage of Robert Heathcote and Sarah Hawley (24), but he is not known to have been related to either of them, In 1776, Solomon was amongst a panel of jurors in Buxton, where he was listed as being a constable at the time (20). Another Flagg man on the same list of jurors was Thomas Burdekin, to whose will Solomon was a witness 5 years later in 1781 (21).

His wife Mary died in 1782 or 1783 (22), but Solomon survived her by more than 20 years, dying in 1803 (23). He was buried in Chelmorton on 31st March 1803 (23).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Baptism entry in parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    [1719], 9ber 15th Bapd: Solomon Son of Solomon Mycocke of Flagg
  2. Burial entry in parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    [1732/33, Feb] 20 Burd: Solomon Mycock of Flagg
  3. Marriage entry in parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    [1743 *, Feb] 6th Married Solomon Mycock of Flagg & Mary Gyte of Chelmorton ditch
    * Note: The date is from the Julian calendar, so for 1743, read 1744. See note in glossary.
  4. Burial entry in parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    [1744] October 21st Burd: Mary Mycock of Flagg widow
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [1746] July 3rd Bapd Solomon Son of Solomon Mycock of Flagg & Mary his wife
  6. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [1749] April 30th Bapd Mary Daughter of Solomon Mycock of Flagg & Mary his wife
  7. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [August 1751] 25th Bapd Matthew Son of Solomon Mycock of Flagg & Mary his wife
  8. Baptism entry in Parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    [1752, 10ber] 19 Bapd Elizabeth Daughter of Solomon Mycock of Flagg and Mary his wife.
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [1753] Janry 14th Bapd George Son of Solomon Mycock of Flagg & Mary his wife
  10. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [1755] Janry 12th Bapd Geor Son of Solomon Mycock of Flagg & Mary
  11. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [August 1756] 31st Bapd James Son of Solomon Mycock of Flagg & Mary his wife
  12. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry dated 16th March 1759 :
    Bapd Samuel Son of Solomon Mycock of Flagg & Mary his wife
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [1760] 8ber 25th Bapd Martha Dr of Sol Mycock of Flagg & Mary
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [1762] Feb 5th Burd Mary Dr of Solomon Mycock of Flagg
  15. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [1762] Jun 30th Bapd Joseph Son of Solomon Mycock of Flagg & Mary
  16. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [1764] April 1 Bapd Molly Dr of Solomon Mycock of Flagg & Mary
  17. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [1765] Nov 21st Bapd Hannah Dr of Soln Mycock of Flagg & Mary
  18. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [1768] June 24th Bapd Benjn Son of Solomon Mycock of Flagg
  19. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [1771] 8ber 14th Burd Hanh Dr of Solomon Mycock of Flagg
  20. Transcription of Derbyshire Jurors Lists 1775-1841 at www.wirksworth.org.uk/JURORS.htm taken from documents at Derbyshire Record Office. The following note also appears there: These names are taken from the Jurors lists. To appear on a jury, the qualification was dependant on property. Men aged between 21 and 70 who possessed freehold or copyhold land were eligible to serve, at later dates persons aged between 21 and 60 would be eligible and property qualifications altered. Jurors lists can be found at County Record Offices. The Constable was a local man who went about his business, serving for a year basically doing his best to keep law and order and collect the names for the Jurors list. He was unpaid.
  21. Information from a researcher of Thomas Burdekin, who states that his will dated 1781 has 3 witnesses, one of which was Solomon Mycock Snr, who apparently had a very flamboyant signature.
  22. There were 2 Mary Mycocks buried within a few months of each other, so it is not possible to say which was Solomon's wife. The first burial entry from the Parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    [1782, Apr] 24 Burd Mary Mycock      Flagg
    The second entry reads:
    [1783] Jan 12 Burd Mary Mycock      Flagg
  23. Burial entry from the Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    [1803] March 31 Burd Solomon Mycock of Flagg
  24. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    Robert Heathcote and Sarah Hawley
    both of Flagg in this Parish were
    Married in this Church by Banns
    this fourteenth Day of June in the Year One Thousand seven Hundred
    and seventy three By me Richard Chapman vicar
    The Marriage was solemnized between Us Robert His+mark Heathcote
    Sarah Her+mark Hawley
    In the Presence of Solomon Mycock
    Saml [Moe]



Notes:

Confirm 1776 Jurors list.


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