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Nancy Bocking

1765 - 1819

Father Edward Bocking
Mother Martha Oldfield
Husband Robert Bramwell
Children Martha, Mary, Elizabeth, George, William, Robert, Edward, Jane, George, Nancy


Nancy was born in Tideswell in 1765, the youngest daughter of Edward and Martha, and baptised there on 1st November 1765 (1). She had four older sisters - Elizabeth, Hannah, Martha & Mary, her three older brothers were already dead before she was born (2). Her sister Elizabeth died the following spring too (3). Her twin brothers John and Edward were born around the beginning of 1769(4), but both died within a few days of each other nine months later (5)(6).

She married Robert Bramwell on Boxing Day 1786 (7), and their first child Martha was born about a year later (8), followed by Mary in 1789 (11), then Elizabeth in 1791 (12), but she died aged just 2 (13). They also had a son George who died young in 1793 (14), but his date of birth isn't known. Another son William was born in 1795 (15), then Robert in 1797 (16).

Later that year, her father made his will in which he left Nancy a piece of land called Nealow, which her husband was already renting from him (17). She didn't inherit for another five years though (18)(19).

She had another son Edward in 1800 (20), then a daughter Jane in 1802 (21), son George in 1805 (22), and finally youngest child Nancy in 1807 (23).

She died, aged 54, in 1819, and was buried on 1st June (24). Her husband remarried the following year (25), and eventually died in 1829 (26).


Brief details of her children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [November 1765]
    Baptised Nancy the daughter of Edward Bocking of Tideswell & Martha his wife   1
  2. See her father's page.
  3. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [April 1766]
    Buried Elizabeth ye Daughter of Edward Bocking of Tideswell the   10
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [January 1769]
    Baptised John & Edward twin sons of Edward Bocking of Tideswell & Martha his wife   13
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [September 1769]
    Buried John ye son of Edward Bocking of Tideswell   19
  6. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [September 1769]
    Buried Edward ye son of Edward Bocking of Tideswell   23
  7. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Robt Bramwell of the Parish of Tideswell
    and Anne Bockin of the
    same parish Spinster were
    Married in this Church by Banns
    this 26th Day of Decr in the Year One Thousand seven Hundred
    and eighty six By me Richd Shuttleworth Vicar

    The Marriage was solemnized between Us Robt Bramwell
    Anne Bockin X
    In the Presence of Robt Longden
    Thos Alcock
  8. Tideswell parish register includes entries for the baptism of Robert and Nancy's daughter Martha in 1787 (9), and her burial in 1794 (10). This all seems very straightforward, until Robert's will is taken into account when he explicitly mentions his daughter Martha, and indeed makes her his main beneficiary, as seems appropriate if she was the eldest child (although of the course the eldest son being the main beneficiary was more the norm). Her ages in the 1841 & 1851 census, along with that given at her burial, don't tally with each other, and respectively imply a birthdate of 1786-1791, 1784-1785 and 1787-1788. As her parents weren't married until 1786, the earliest end of this range can be discounted. While it was quite common to "re-use" a name when a child died young, for that to be the case here, a second Martha would have to have been born after the burial in 1794 - a number of years after the latest date implied in the documents cited, and as she married in 1807 this can't be the case. Hence it seems most likely that the burial in 1794 is either an error in the parish register or appplies to another unknown Martha daughter of a different Robert. Robert had a cousin called Robert (born 1773, died 1798), the son of his uncle John. Although he is not known to have married, or to have moved from his native Windmill to Tideswell at any time, it could concievably be a daughter of his that died in 1794.
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, December 1787] 25 Martha Dr of Robert & Ann Bramwell of Tideswell
  10. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Burials, May 1794] 30 Martha Dr of Robt Bramwells Tideswell
  11. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, June 1789] 21 Mary ye Daughter of Robt & Ann Bramwell of Tideswell
  12. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, June 1791] 26 Eliz: Dr of Robt & Nancy Bramwell of Tideswell
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Burials, December 1793] 9 Eliz: Dr of Robt Bramwell
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [1793 Burials] March 3 George ye son of Robt Bramwell       Tideswell
  15. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, January 1795] 25 William, son of Robt & *Ann Bramwell of Tideswell     *Nancy
  16. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    *Nancy   [1797] Sept 24 Robert Son of Robt and Ann* Bramwell of Tideswell
  17. Will of Edward Bocking (page 1, page 2, page 3) (ref: B/C/11/Edward Bocking, Tideswell, 1802 @ LRO) reads:
    I Edward Bocking of Tideswell in the County of Derby
    Farmer being of sound and disposing mind memory and
    understanding praised be God, do make publish and declare
    this my last will and Testament in manner and form
    following that is to say, First I will order and direct that
    all my just Debts Funeral Charges and the Expenses of the
    probate of this my will be paid off and discharged by my
    Executor hereinafter named out of my Personal Estate and such
    other fund as is hereinafter provided for that purpose if necessary
    as soon as conveniently can be after my decease. I Give
    and devise unto my Daughter Hannah now the wife of
    Joseph Hill of Tideswell aforesaid Yeoman All that Field piece
    or parcel of Land or Ground or so much thereof as I am
    legally entitled to commonly called and knownby the name of
    The Cris[s]lin Heads containing by estimation three Roods or
    thereabouts as the same is situate lying and being in the
    Parish of Tideswell aforesaid and now in the tenure holding
    or occupation of George Oldfield of Tideswell aforesaid Yeoman
    Together with all and singular the Rights members and
    appurtenances thereunto belonging. To hold the same and
    every part and parcel thereof unto and To the use of the
    said Hannah Hill her Heirs and assigns for ever. I also
    Give and Devise unto my Daughter Martha now the wife of
    John Haigh of Tideswell aforesaid Victualer All that Field piece
    or parcel of Land or Ground commonly called and known by
    the name of The Low Flat containing by estimation three
    Roods or thereabouts as the same is situate lying and being
    in the Parish of Tideswell aforesaid and now in the tenure
    holding or occupation of the said George Ouldfield Together
    with all and singular the Rights Members and appurtenances
    thereunto belonging To hold the same and every part and
    parcel thereof unto and To the use of the said Martha Haigh
    her Heirs and assigns for ever. I also Give and Devise
    unto my Daughter Nancy now the wife of Robert Bramwell
    of Tideswell aforesaid Joiner All that Field piece or parcel of
    Land or Ground cmmonly called or known by the
    name or Nearlow or Nealow containing by estimation Three
    Roods or thereabouts as the same is situate lying and being
    in the parish of Tideswell aforesaid and now in the Tenure
    holding or Occupation of the said Robert Bramwell Together
    aith all and singular the Rights Members and appurtenances
    thereunto belonging To hold the same and every part and
    parcel thereof unto and To the use of the said Nancy
    Bramwell her Heirs and assigns for ever. I aso Give
    Devise and bequeath unto the said George Oldfield the
    Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement situate in Tideswell
    aforesaid wherein I now inhabit and dwell. Togerther with
    all and singular the Rights members Priviledges and
    appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining
    and also all and singular the Household Goods and Furniture
    implements of Household and Husbandry and all other my
    Goods Chattels and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever
    whereof I shall die siezed possessed of or entitled unto To
    hold the said Messuage or Dwellinghouse and premises
    Goods Chattels and Effects unto the said George Oldfield his
    Heirs Executors administrators and assigns To the intent and
    purpose and upon this special trust and confidence
    nevertheless That he the said George Oldfield his Executors or
    administrators do and shall as soon as conveniently can
    be after my decease enter upon and take possession of the same
    and frthwith to sell and dispose thereof to any person or
    persons whomsoever and out of the Money arising from such
    Sale or Sales as hereinbefore directed and such other Money
    as I may die seized or possessed of in the first place do and
    shall pay and discharge all my just Debts Funeral Charges
    the Expenses of the probate of this my last will and all such other
    reasoable costs charges and expenses
    as he or they may be putunto in the execution of the trust
    hereby in him and them reposed. And as for and concerning
    the residue of such Money so to be remaining in the hands of
    the said George Oldfield his executors or administrators after such
    last mentioned payments and deuctions shall be made these out
    I do hereby will order and direct that he the said George Oldfield
    his Executors or administrators shall forthwith devide the same into
    four as equal parts as can be and pay or cause to be paid one
    fourth part thereof to my said Daughter Hannah Hill one other
    fourth part thereof to my said Daughter Martha Haigh one other
    fourth part thereof to my Daughter Mary now the wife of Henry
    Dicken of Litton in the Parish of Tideswell aforesaid Farmer and
    the remaining one fourth part thereof to my said Daughter
    Nancy Bramwell to and for their several and respective
    use and as to the residue of my estate and effects whatsoever
    I do hereby Give Devise and bequeath the same unto and to the
    use of my said four Daughters their Heirs Executors administrators
    and assigns respectively in equal shares and proportions for ever
    Provided always that the said George Oldfield his Executors or
    administrators shall and may from time to time deduct and
    retain out of the monies which by virtue of this my will shall
    come to his or their hands not only all such costs charges and
    expenses as he or they may be put unto But also all such sum
    and sums of Money as he or they shall reasonably deserve for
    his or their trouble and loss of time in executing the trusts
    aforesaid and shall not be chargeable for any more Money
    than shall actually come to his or their hands nor for any
    loss or damage to happen or arise in the execution of such
    trusts or any of them provided such loss or damage shall
    happen without his or their wilful default or neglect and
    lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said
    George Oldfield Sole Executor of this my will hereby revoking
    all wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I the said
    Edward Bocking the Testator have to this my last will and
    testament contained in one sheet of paper set my hand and
    seal this seventh day of September in the Year of our Lord
    one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven.
    Signed Sealed published and declared
    by the said Edward Bocking the Testator as
    and for his last will and Testament in
    the presence of us who in his presence at                       Ed Bocking
    his request and in the presence of each
    other have subscribed our names as
    witnesses hereto. Peter Skidmore
                                  Thomas Leech
                                  Thos Swan
  18. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1801 Burials]
    [December]
    13 Edward Bocking of Tideswell
  19. Probate of Edward Bocking (ref: B/C/11/Edward Bocking, Tideswell, 1802 @ LRO) reads:
    At Tideswell the 23d Day of April 1802
    Let a Probate of this Will be granted
    to George Oldfield the sole Executor herein
    named he being sworn as well to
    faithfully Discharge this Office, as
    that the personal Estate of the Testator
    doth not in Value amount to
    20 before me.
                                  Thoss Brown
                                  Surrogate
  20. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, February 1800] 5 Edward, Son of Robt & *Ann Bramwell of Tideswell     *Nancy
  21. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, August 1802] 10 Jane, Daugr of Robt & Ann Bramwell of Tideswell
  22. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, May 1805] 1st George, Son of Robt & Nancy Bramwell of Tideswell
  23. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, August 1807] 23 Nancy, Daugr of Robt & Nancy Bramwell of Tideswell
  24. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Ann, Wife of
    Robt Bramwell
    Tideswell June 1st
    [1819]
    yrs
    54
  25. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Robert Bramwell of this Parish
    of Tideswell, Widower
    and Hannah Marshall of the same Parish
    widow
    were married in this Church by License
    this twenty first Day of
    December in the Year One thousand eight hundred and twenty
    By me Jno Duncalf Off. Minister

    This Marriage was solemnized between us Robt Bramwell
    Hannah Marshall
    In the Presence of Josh [Leech]
    Hellen Newton
  26. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Robert Bramwell
    Parish Clerk
    Tideswell April 26th
    [1829]
    yrs
    65



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