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Thomas Bocking

1708 - 1749

Father Dennis Bocking
Mother Alice Timperley
Wife Deborah Barber
Children Matthew, Dennis, Mary, Thomas, Deborah


Thomas was born in Abney Grange around Janaury 1708, the eldest son of Dennis and Alice (1). His elder sister Elizabeth had died before he was born (2). A brother Robert was born in 1711 (3), but he only survived for a few days (4). Three younger sisters followed - Maria, born in 1712 (5), Anne four years later (6), and Elizabeth three years after that in 1719 (7).

His father died in 1723 (8), leaving Thomas as the "man of the house" aged just 15. Nothing is known of him for the next eight years, but in 1731 he paid 1s 1d land tax, and 4d headborrow tax (9).

Two years later, on 30th September 1733, he married Deborah Barber (10). Their first child, Matthew, was born a year later (11), followed by Dennis in 1736 (12). Later that year he, and the other men of Abney, took part in a "beating of the bondary" of the manor (13).

His first daughter, Mary, was born in 1738 (14), but she only lived for a couple of days or so (15). Another son Thomas was born in 1739 (16), then daughter Deborah in 1742 (17). He would have no more children, as his wife died the following summer (18).

Thomas died in 1749, and was buried on 3rd March at St Peter's in Hope (19).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [February 1708] Thomas fil: Dionysii et Alicia Bocking de Abney grange   1
  2. See his father's page.
  3. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [April 1711] Robertus fil: Dyonisyi et Aliciae Bocking de Abney: Grange   3
  4. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [April 1711] Robertus fil: Dyonisyi Bocking de Abney grange   8
  5. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [May 1712] Maria fil: Den: at Alicia Bocking de Abney grange   11
  6. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [May 1716] Anna fil: Den: et Alicia Bocking de Abney grange   13
  7. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [April 1719] Elizabetha fil Diony: et Alicia Bocking de Abney grange   26
  8. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [May 1723] Dennis Bocking de Abney Grange   10
  9. Proceedings of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1903. "Accounts of John Bagshaw of Abney Grange", p220, contains a transcript from the accounts, which reads:
          LAND TAX AND HEADBORROW TAX IN 1731
          Abney Grange:   Land Tax.       Headborrow.
     
    s
    d
    s
    d
          John Bagshaw        
    4
    3
    2
    0
          Thomas Hall        
    2
    0
     
    7
          Robert Drable        
    1
    2
     
    4
          Hugh Bagshaw        
    1
    5
     
    5
          Barsila Barber        
    1
    9
     
    6
          Thomas Bockin        
    1
    1
     
    4
  10. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the marriage entry:
    [September 1733] Tho: Bocking & Deborah Barber both of this parish   30
  11. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [September 1734] Matthew fil: Thos & Deborah Bocking de Abney Grange   26
  12. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [May 1736] Dennis Son Thos & Deborah Bocking Abney Grange   20
  13. Jornal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, Vol XXIX, 1907. "The manor of Abney: its Boundaries and Court Rolls" contains an extract from a note of the "beating of the boundaries" of Abney dated 30th September 1736, which lists the 33 men who took part. This includes :
    Thos. Bocking - aged 27
  14. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [September 1738] Mary Dau: Thos & Deborah Bocking Abney Grange   7
  15. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [September 1738] Mary Dau: Thos Bocking Abney Grange   9
  16. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [August 1739] Thos fil: Thos & Debora Bocking Abney Grange   12
  17. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [November 1742] Deborah fil: Thos & Deborah Bocking Abney Grange   14
  18. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [July 1743] Daborah Uxor Thos Bocking Abney Grange   11
  19. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [March 1749] Thos Bocking Abney Grange   3



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