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Edward Bocking

1715 - 1801

Father Ottiwell Bocking
Mother Emma Swindel
Wife Martha Oldfield
Children Mary, Henry, Elizabeth, Abraham, Hannah, Martha, Mary, John, Nancy, John, Edward


Edward was born in Tideswell in 1715, the son of Ottiwell and Emma (1). He had older brothers John and Robert, and an older sister Elizabeth (2). A younger brother Ralph was born in 1721 (3), but died two years later (4), just a month before their father (5).

Edward's uncle Henry died in 1739 and, having no children of his own, left the majority of his estate to his dead brother Ottiwell's children, and to Edward in particular, who inherited a number of small parcels of land in and around Tideswell (6).

He married Martha Oldfield on 25th August 1743 (7). Their first child Martha was born a year or so later (8), followed by a son Henry in 1747 (9), but he died the following month (10). A second daughter Elizabeth was born in 1748 (11), then another son who died in infancy, Abraham, in 1752(12)(13). Two more daughters, Hannah, Martha and Mary, followed in 1753 (14), 1756 (15) and 1759 (16) respectively, before another son John in 1762 (17), who again died young (18). His youngest daughter Nancy was born in 1765 (19), His daughter Elizabeth died in 1766 (20), then finally in 1769 they had twin sons John and Edward (21), who died within a few days of each other 9 months later (22)(23).

His wife died in 1795 (24). Probably thinking his own death was near, Edward wrote his will in 1797 (25), but then went on to live for another four years, dying in 1801. He was buried in Tideswell on 13th December (26).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [December 1715]
    Bapt Edward the son of Otuell Bocking of Tiddswall   12
  2. See his father's page.
  3. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [August 1721]
    Bapt Ralph ye Son of Ottowill Bocking of Tideswell   10
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [November 1723]
    Bury'd Ralph ye Son of Ottowill Bocking of Tideswell   15
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell (transcript by Val Neal) includes the entry:
    Buried : Ottiwell Bocking, 23/12/1723
  6. Will of Henry Bockin (page 1, page 2) (ref: B/C/11/Henry Bockin, Tideswell, 1739 @ LRO) reads:
    In the Name of God Amen I Henry Bockin of Tideswell in the County
    of Derby yeoman being weak in Body but of sound & disposing mind
    and understanding doe make my last will & testament in manner
    and form following First I will that my just debts funerall charges
    and Legacies herein after named be paid & discharged Item I give
    devise & bequeath the Lands tenements & premises hereafter
    mentioned that is to say One half Acre of Land be the same more
    or less lyeing in Tideswell open field at A certain place called
    Naylor the lands of Thomas Swann lyeing East & West And one
    Rood of Land more or less in A place called Crisp lands the lands of
    Wm Archer Esq lying North and the Lands belonging to the Extors
    of Thos Creswell deced south thereof And One pingle or peice of
    Inclosed Land lyeing At A place called Low Flatt in Tideswell aforesd
    containing half an Acre more or less (paying unto Robt Freeman Esq
    One shilling & Six penie yearly out of the sd pingle) and one other
    Little pingle in Tideswell at a place there called Meddow containing
    One rood more or less unto Edward Bockin (son of my late Brother Ottiwell
    Bockin deceased) and his heires for ever Item I give unto John Bockin
    another of the sons of the sd Ottiwell the severall Goods be now standing
    in his Dwelling House and wch belong to me Item I give the tenant
    right of the farme I hold under Wm Archer Esq unto the said Edward
    Bockin Item I will that the sd Edward Bockin his heires & Assignes
    shall [.] out of the the rents & profitts of the abovesd Lands & premises pay
    unto Robert Bockin another of the sons of the sd Ottiwell
    the sume of Forty shillings yearly for & during the term of his natural
    life by four equall paymts to witt Christmas day Lady day
    Midsummer day and Michaelmas day the first payment to be made
    at such of sd Days as first happen after my decease and further
    it is my will & mind that in default of paymt of any the sd quarterly
    paymts it shall & may be lawfull to & for the sd Robt Bockin & his
    assignes to enter into my Lands aboe bequeathed to the sd Edward
    Bockin & to distrain for the same & all arrearsages thereof
    Item I give unto the sd John Bockin one Cow to be set [...] at the discre...
    of my Executor or three pounds in money wch he pleases Item I
    give unto Edward Barton One Cow to make choice of wch he pleases
    [..] And keeping till the tenth day of May next Item I give unto the
    said Edward barton the Feather Bed whereon He usueally lyes
    Item I give unto Winifred
    Eyre widdow of Robt Eyre late of Hope deicd the sume of five pounds
    Item I give unto Joseph Cook son of Joseph Cook Four Ewe sheep
    to be set [...] at the discretion of my Executor Item I give unto my
    Nephew Stephen Kay the sume of three pounds Item the rest
    residue & remainder of my Estate reall & personall of what value
    or kind soever I give & bequeath unto my Nephew the sd Edward
    Bockin And do nominate & Appoint Richard Hardy of
    Tideswell aforesaid Currier Executor of this my Last will
    revoakeing all former wills by me heretofore made Item I
    give unto Robt Bockin son of my Nephew Robert Bockin the sume
    of Five pounde when & so [..] soon as he shall attain his Age of
    twenty one yeares And doe hereby charge the Lands by me bequeath
    to the sd Edward Bockin with the paymt thereof And Lastly do
    declare this my last will & testament In testimony whereof
    I have hereunto set my hand & seale the sixth day of January
    in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred thirty &
    eight.
    Sealed signed published & declared
    to be the last will & testament of the                   Henry Bockin
    testor in the presence of                                     his mark and seale
                      J Hough
                      Thomas Robinson
                      Thomas Mycoc the yonger
  7. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [August 1743]
    Married Edward Bocking & Martha Oldfield both of Tideswell the   25
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [January 1744-5]
    Baptised Mary the Daughter of Edward Bocking of Tideswell the   1
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [October 1747]
    Baptised Henry the son of Eddward Bocking of Tideswell the   9
  10. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Novembr 1747]
    Buried Henry the son of Edward Bocking of Tideswell the   2
  11. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [November 1748]
    Baptised Elizabeth the Daughter of Edward Bocking of Tiddswell the   18
  12. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [January 1752]
    Baptised braham the son of Edward Bocking of Tiddswell the   23
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell (transcript by Val Neal) includes the entry:
    Buried : Abraham, son of Edward Bocking, 1/10/1752
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [November 1753]
    Baptised Hannah the Daughter of Edward Bocking of Tideswell ye   7
  15. There is no baptism recorded for Martha. However she is mentioned in Edward's will, and her husband is identified as John Haigh of Tideswell, victualler (25). From this her burial can be found in August 1841, where she was said to be aged (a strangely precise) 85 years and 6 months. This tallies with her stated age of 85 in the 1841 census, placing her birth in early 1756.
  16. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [March 1759]
    Baptised Mary the Daughter of Edward Bocking of Tideswell and Martha the   16
  17. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [August 1762]
    Baptised John the son of Edward Bocking of Tideswell & Martha the   5
  18. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [August 1764]
    Buried John the son of Edward Bocking of Tideswell the   19
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [September 1769]
    Buried John ye son of Edward Bocking of Tideswell   19
  23. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [September 1769]
    Buried Edward ye son of Edward Bocking of Tideswell   23
  24. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1795 Burials]
    [April]
    12 Martha, Wife of Edwd Bocking of Tideswell
  25. 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
  26. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1801 Burials]
    [December]
    13 Edward Bocking of Tideswell



Notes:

Confirm transcript entries in original parish register.


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