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Matthew Bocking

1734 - 1807

Father Thomas Bocking
Mother Deborah Barber
Wife Mary Archer
Children Ann, Deborah, Thomas, Mary, Joseph, Martha, Matthew, Betty, Sarah


Matthew was born in Abney Grange in 1734, the eldest child of Thomas & Deborah (1). A brother Dennis was born in 1736 (2), then a sister Mary in 1738 (3), but she only lived for a couple of days (4). Another brother Thomas was born the following year (5), and finally a sister Deborah in 1742 (6).

His mother died in 1743 (7), then his father in 1749 (8), leaving Matthew as head of the family at just 15.

In 1760 he married Mary Archer from Eyam (9). They remained on his family farm at Abney Grange where their first child Ann was born the following year (10). They had another daughter Deborah in 1763 (11), then a son Thomas in 1766 (12), a daughter Mary in 1768 (13), and a son Joseph in 1771 (14), before daughter Martha was born in 1773 (15). Unfortunately Martha only lived for a little over a year (16). Youngest son Matthew was born about 1776 (17), before two final daughters - Betty in 1778 (18), and Sarah in 1780 (19).

His wife Mary died in 1784 (20), but Matthew lived for another 23 years, dying in August 1807 (21).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [September 1734] Matthew fil: Thos & Deborah Bocking de Abney Grange   26
  2. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [May 1736] Dennis Son Thos & Deborah Bocking Abney Grange   20
  3. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [September 1738] Mary Dau: Thos & Deborah Bocking Abney Grange   7
  4. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [September 1738] Mary Dau: Thos Bocking Abney Grange   9
  5. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [August 1739] Thos fil: Thos & Debora Bocking Abney Grange   12
  6. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [November 1742] Deborah fil: Thos & Deborah Bocking Abney Grange   14
  7. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [July 1743] Daborah Uxor Thos Bocking Abney Grange   11
  8. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [March 1749] Thos Bocking Abney Grange   3
  9. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the marriage entry:
    [October 1760] Matthw Bocking Hope parish & Mry Archer Eyam parish &nbap; 2
  10. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [August 1761] Ann Dau: Matthw & Mary Bocking Abnet Grange   6
  11. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope (transcript by Val Neal) includes the entry:
    Baptised : Deborah, daughter of Matthew & Mary Bocking of Abney Grange, 2/4/1763
    I wasn't able to confirm this from the microfilm of the register, because the page covering that date was not in its appropriate sequential place in the film and/or register, I have no reason to doubt that it can be found somewhere else in the register out of sequence.
  12. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [August 1766] Thomas Son of Matthew & Mary Bocking Abney Grange   10
  13. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [November 1768] Mary Dau: of Matthew & Mary Bocking Abney Grange   5
  14. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [February 1771] Joseph Son of Matthew & Mary Bocking Abney Grange   14
  15. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [October 1773] Martha Dau: of Matthew & Mary Bocking Abney Grange   24
  16. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [November 1774] Martha Dau: of Matthew Bocking Abney Grange   3
  17. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [January 1776] Matthew Son of Matthew & Mary Bocking Abney Grange   6
  18. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [March 1778] Betty Dau: of Matthew & Mary Bocking Abney Grange   26
  19. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [July 1780] Sarah Dau: of Katthew & Mary Bocking Abney Grange   11
  20. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [June 1784] Mary Wife of Matthew Bocking Abney Grange   19
  21. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [August 1807] Matthew Bocking Abney   22



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