VOL. IV - APPENDIX E

Pocock

My great grandmother was Charlotte Edith Pocock who was born on 15 January 1874 and who married James William Veness on 28 February 1900 (Chapter 12).

The following is known about her ancestry: 

Richard Pocock and Sarah Bennett

Richard Pocock is believed to have been the son of Richard Pocock (2)

Richard Pocock (2) had married Elizabeth Hoad on 11 January 1746 at Hooe. Richard was buried on 24 January 1789 at Herstmonceux.

Richard Pocock (2) was born in 1718 in Hooe, the son of Richard Pocock (3). Richard Pocock (3) had been born in 1680 and had married Debra Hummerson. 

Richard Pocock married Sarah Bennett on 26 September 1782 at Herstmonceaux. They had seven children, including:

  • Ann Pocock. Baptised 29 January 1774 in Herstmonceux
  • John Pocock. Baptised 29 October 1776 in Herstmonceux
  • Sarah Pocock. Baptised 26 June 1780 in Herstmonceux
  • Anne Pocock. Baptised 11 July  1785 in Herstmonceux.
  • William Pocock. Baptised 24 September 1787 in Herstmonceux (see below)
  • George Pocock. Baptised 10 October 1789 in Herstmonceux (see below)
  • James Pocock. Baptised 30 April 1793 in Herstmonceux (see below)

 Richard Pocock died on 27 October 1822. Sarah died in 1837.

Nothing more is known about their daughter Ann Pocock, and it is assumed she died in infancy as another daughter was later given the same name. 

Nothing more is known about Richard and Sarah's son John Pocock nor their daughters Sarah and Anne. 

Our line continues through their youngest son James (see below), but first a little is known about the descendants of his brothers William and George. 

  • William Pocock and Dinah Hollands

I have been told that William Pocock married Dinah Hollands on 20 February 1811

William and Dinah possibly had at least nine children:

  • Jane Pocock. Born 11 May 1814 in Hailsham.   
  • Mary Pocock. Born 1816 in Hailsham. 
  • John Pocock. Born 21 February 1821 in Hailsham
  • James Pocock. Born 1823 in Hailsham.
  • Ann Pocock. Born 25 May 1828 in Hailsham.
  • Lucy Pocock. Born 1830 in Hailsham.
  • Peter Pocock. Born 1833 in Hailsham
  • Henry Pocock. Born 1835 in Hailsham
  • Harriett Pocock. Born 1837 in Hailsham
  • Mercy Pocock. Born 1838 in Hailsham

In 1841 the family were living in Harebeating, Hailsham. William and eldest son John were both agricultural labourers. Daughter Mary is not listed and may have been in Eastbourne. 

In 1851 the family were living in Hailsham, where William, aged 63 was an agricultural labourer. Sons James, Peter and Henry were all still at home and all agricultural labourers. Daughter Harriett was also still at home. Also living with them was 8 year old Sarah Pocock, their grandaughter. 

William Pocock is believed to have died in 1860. 

In 1861 Dinah was still at Harebeating, aged 70 she was a laundress. Her daughter Mary, still single aged 45 was also a laundress. Her son James, aged 38, an agricultural labourer was also still single and living with his mother. Grandson William Pocock, a 19 year old spinner was also living with her. 

Dinah Pocock died on 10 April 1864 

Nothing more is known about William and Dinah's daughter Jane Pocock. 

It is possible that their daughter Mary Pocock had predeceased her mother and died on 13 July 1861.

William and Dinah's son John Pocock married Sophia Wratten on 15 October 1843 at Hailsham.  Sophia was the daughter of John Wratten and his wife Ann Brown. At the time that the 1851 census was taken they were living at Back Lane, Hailsham and John was a pauper agricultural labourer. They had a son Frederick Pocock who was born in 1844. John Pocock died on 27 January 1859 in Hailsham. Sophia appears to have remarried on 11 February 1860 at Hailsham. Her second husband was William Milward.  Sophia Milward died in 1888. Their son Frederick Pocock appears to have married Emma Sarah Edye on 23 January 1863 at Putney Parish Church.  On 2 June 1870 Frederick and Emma arrived in Quebec with their three eldest children, John, Cecilia and Kate. They appear to have moved to the USA in 1871 and in 1900 was living at Detroit Ward 8, Wayne, Michigan. They had eight children: 

  • John Pocock Edye. Born 26 June 1862 in England. John appears to have been born before his parents marriage. John Pocock married Maggie Fietts on 11 May 1886 at Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.  They had three children. John Pocock died on 26 June 1932 at Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. Margaret Pocock died on 2 September 1927 at Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. 
  • Cecelia Pocock. Born 1865 in Brentford, Middx. Cecelia married Richard T Hurst in 5 May 1886 at Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. They had at least one son, Richard Thomas Hurst born in 1892. Cecelia and Richard divorced on 18 June 1912. Richard is believed to have remarried on 27 January 1913 and may have died on 26 July 1913. Cecelia Hurst died on 13 May 1917 at Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.  
  • Catherine Pocock. Born 9 April 1869 in England. "Kitty" married Wallanze Alvin Sargent on 27 March 1890 at Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.  They divorced on 13 May 1907 at Wayne. Catherine Sargent died on 5 March 1915 at Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. 
  • Myrtle Pocock. Born 26 May 1871 at Sea, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia. Myrtle married Franklin Byron Ashley on 27 October 1915 at Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. Franklin died in 1927. Myrtle Ashley died on 25 August 1948 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. 
  • Ellen Nellie Pocock. Born 1872 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. "Nellie" Pocock married Thomas W Griffin on 28 June 1894 at Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. They had at least five children. 
  • Frederick Pocock. Born 16 July 1876 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. Frederick married Ella M Andre on 6 September 1908 at Bridge Port, Michigan. Frederick died on 15 October 1924 in Detroit.
  • Emma Pocock. Born 23 March 1880 in Kent, Ontario, Canada. 
  • Miriam Pocock. Born 2 November 1882 in Richtown, Kent, Ontario, Canada. Miriam died on 24 May 1890 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. 

It is not clear when the family moved to Canada, they were living there in 1871 where 30 year old Frederick was a painter. They were back in Detroit when there next three children were born, but back in Canada for the birth of their youngest two children. They had returned to Detroit by 1890 and were living at Detroit Ward 8 in 1900 where Frederick was still a painter. Frederick Pocock died on 18 October 1924 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. Emma Sarah Pocock died on 29 March 1925 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. 

In 1871 William and Dinah's son James Pocock, a 48 year old agricultural labourer may have been lodging with Charles Pope, his wife Mercy and family in Hailsham. In 1891, aged 68 and still an agricultural labourer he was lodging with Harriett Harman, aged 46, a single woman living on her own means. James may have died in 1910.  

It is possible that William and Dinah's daughter Ann Pocock died in 1844.

Nothing more is known about William and Dinah's daughter Lucy Pocock. 

It is believed that William and Dinah's son Peter Pocock died in 1857. 

It is possible that their son Henry Pocock had died in 1856. 

William and Dinah's daughter Harriett Pocock married George Foord in 1858. In 1861 they were living in Fryday Street, Westham where George was an agricultural labourer. In 1871 they were at Harebeating, Hailsham where George was farming 37 acres.  In 1881 they were living at Balsdean, Rottingdean where George was farming 65 acres with eight men and six boys. They had five children:

  • Peter Foord. Born 17 April 1860 in Westham. Peter died on 7 June 1904 at La Center, Clark County, Washington
  • Charles Foord. Born 21 July 1862 at Westham. Died 1862 in Westham.
  • George Thomas Foord. Born 28 September 1865 in Westham. George was resident in Clark County in 1900 and in Portland, Oregan in 1917
  • Fred Foord. Born 14 January 1867 in Westham.
  • Esther Foord. Born 17 January 1872 in Westham. Esther married Jonathan Stacey Hutley in 1893 in Multnoham, Oragon. They had six children.  Jonathan Stacey Hutley died on 19 July 1901 at Astoria, Clatsop, USA. Esther Hutley died on 21 May 1902 at La Center, Clark County, Washington

As can be seen the family moved to the USA, seemingly in 1887. George Foord of La Center, Clark County, Washington, died on 26 September 1895. Harriett Foord, widow of La Center, Clark County, Washington, died on 4 May 1898. Administration of her estate was granted in London to Fred Foord, farmer.

Finally it is possible that William and Dinah's daughter Mercy Pocock died in 1842 in Hailsham. 

  • George Pocock and Harriett Hurst

I have been told that George married Harriett Hurst on 7 May 1812 at Eastbourne. 

It would appear that George had become ill and applied for parochial relief sometime in the spring of 1819. As a result he was issued with a removal order as shown below.

"To the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Parish of the Parish of Eastbourne in the County of Sussex and to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Parish of Hellingly in the said County.

Order of Removal

Whereas complaint hath been made unto us, Two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace, acting in and for the County of Sussex aforesaid (one being whereof the Quorum) by the Churchwardens and Overseers of the said Parish of Eastbourne That George Pocock and Harriet his wife and their five children namely Maria aged about six, George four, Charles two and a half, Harriet sixteen months, and Mary aged one month are now residing in the said Parish of Eastbourne and actually became chargeable to the same:

We the said Justices upon examination of the premises upon Oath, and other circumstances, do adjudge the same to be true, and do adjudge the place of the last legal settlement of the said George Pocock and Harriet his wife and their five children to be in the said Parish of Hellingly.

These as "therefore", in his Majesty's Name to require you the said the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Parish of the said Parish of Eastbourne on sight hereof, to remove and convey the said George Pocock and Harriet his wife and their five children from and out of the Parish of Eastbourne to the said Parish of Hellingly and then to deliver unto the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Parish there, or to some or one of them, together with this our Order or a true copy hereof, who are hereby required to receive and provide for them according to the law.

Given under our Hands and Seals this 28th Day of April 1819. Signed J H Willard and John Harvey"

On the same day the Justices of the Peace suspended the order "due to the Pauper at present being unable to travel by reason of sickness and infirmity"

On 12 May 1819 "Order may be executed without danger Three pounds One shilling and Eight pence to be paid on demand. Signed JHW and JH".

(East Sussex County Record Office DE/B/24/128).

In 1841 the family had been living in Eastbourne where George was a butcher. They are belived to have had the following children:

  • Maria Pocock. Born 2 May 1813 at Eastbourne
  • George Pocock. Born 1 September 1815 at Eastbourne.
  • Charles Pocock. Born 1816 at Eastbourne
  • Harriett Pocock. Born 1817 in Eastbourne.
  • Mary Pocock. Born 1819 in Eastbourne
  • Sarah Pocock. Born 1820 in Eastbourne. 
  • Robert Pocock. Born 1822 in Eastbourne
  • Ann Pocock. Born 1824 in Eastbourne
  • Eliza Pocock. Born 1826 in Eastbourne
  • Richard Pocock. Born 1827 in Eastbourne.
  • Jane Pocock. Born 1828 in Eastbourne.
  • James Pocock. Born 1830 in Eastbourne.
  • Louisa Pocock. Born 1832 in Eastbourne.
  • Caroline Pocock. Born 1833 in Eastbourne.

In November 1843, George Pocock, butcher of Eastbourne, on his own petition asks the court to make him insolvent.

In March 1844 at Horsham Insolvent Debtors Court, George has debts of £1, 1747. 7s. 3d and credits of £52 i.e. fixtures and fittings useful for an incoming butcher and the Court makes him insolvent.

In 1851 George and Harriett were still living in Eastbourne where 61 year old George was a butcher. son Richard, aged 24 was also a butcher and the only child still living at home. In 1861 the family were still in Eastbourne, George was a master butcher and son Richard remained at home, a journeyman butcher.  George Pocock is believed to have died on 15 July 1862. By 1871 Harriett had been widowed and was living with her grandson Henry Holloway and his family at 2 New Place, Eastbourne. Harriett  Pocock died in 1874 in Eastbourne. 

I have been told that George and Harriett's daughter Maria Pocock married Edwin Ticehurst on 15 September 1834 at St Nicholas, Brighton.  Edwin and Maria appear to have emigrated to New Zealand (possibly on the Adelaide arriving on 7 March 1840) and they had ten children:

  • William Ticehurst. Born 1836 in Sussex. Electoral registers show William living at Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. William died in 1906 in New Zealand. 
  • Anne Maria Ticehurst. Born 15 October 1838 in Eastbourne. Anne married William Udy on 26 February 1863 in New Zealand. They had four children. Anne Marie Udy died on 3 June 1922 in Greytown, Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. William Udy died on 3 September 1930 in Wairarapa, New Zealand
  • Mary Ann Ticehurst. Born 1 June 1842 in Wellington, New Zealand. Mary Ann married William Greathead. They had twelve children. Mary Ann Greathead died on 30 April 1900 and was buried at Archer Street Cemetary, Wellington.  
  • James Ticehurst. Born 1843 in Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. James married Mary Udy on 11 September 1867. They had six children. Mary Ticehurst died on 29 June 1907 at Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand. James remarried in 1909. His second wife was Florence Holloway.  Florence Ticehurst died on 21 January 1915 at Greytown, Wairarapa. James died on 11 May 1930 at Greytown, Wairarapa.  
  • Eliza Ticehurst. Born 24 August 1844 in Wellington, New Zealand. Eliza Ticehurst died on 10 May 1919 at Carterton, Wairarpa. 
  • Louisa Ticehurst. Born 5 October 1847 in Wellington. Louisa married Richard Bright. They had at least one daughter. Louisa Bright died on 9 October 1911 at Greytown, Wellington. 
  • Emma Ticehurst. Born 4 July 1849 in Wellington. Emma married William Bennett Allen in 1874. Emma Allen died on 2 December 1934 and was buried in Claretown, Carterton, Wellington. William Bennett Allen died on 27 February 1947 in Masterton, New Zealand.  
  • Edwin Ticehurst. Born 14 March 1851 at Petone, Hutt Valley, Wellington. Edwin died on 14 June 1851 aged 3 years old. 
  • Alfred Ticehurst. Born 1 July 1852 in Wellington. Alfred married Mary Jenkins on 20 June 1883 at Cobar, New South Wales, Australia. They had six children. Alfred Ticehurst died on 9 August 1935 at 88 West Street North, North Sydney. Mary Ticehurst died  on 28 October 1950 at 37 Boussole Road, Kingsford, New South Wales. 
  • Thomas Ticehurst. Born 22 January 1854. Thomas died on 8 March 1954 in Petone, Hutt Valley, Wellington. 

 Edwin Ticehurst died on 27 October 1899 aged 87 years old. His wife Maria died on 2 February 1904 aged 91 years old. Both were buried in Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand.  

George and Harriett's son George Pocock married Sarah Wilkins in 1834. In 1841 George and Sarah were living at Crown Street, Eastbourne where George was a butcher. In 1851 they were living in Eastbourne Town. In 1861 they were still in Eastbourne and George was a master butcher. They had eleven children:

  • Walter Pocock. Born 1837 in Eastbourne. Walter married Sarah Jane Bourne on 8 July 1861 at St Nicholas Church, Greenwich.  They had a daughter. Sarah Jane Pocock died in 1897 in Eastbourne. Walter remarried in 1899 in East Preston, his second wife was Rosetta Salmon Willard. Walter Pocock of 15 New Upperton Road, Eastbourne died on 18 September 1910. Probate was granted to his widow Rosetta Salmon Pocock and Frank Biddle, commercial traveller. Rosetta died in 1943 in Eastbourne. 
  • Sarah Pocock. Born 1839. Sarah married Frank Sydney Maynard in 1860 in Eastbourne. They had six children. Frank Sydney Maynard died in 1873 in Eastbourne. Sarah Maynard of 16 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne, widow died on 11 July 1903. Probate was granted to George Edward Maynard and Charles Sydney Maynard, house furnishers, two of her sons. 
  • Maria Pocock. Born 1840. Maria married Edwin Barker in 1865 in Eastbourne. They had six children. Maria Barker died in 1913 in Eastbourne. 
  • George Pocock. Born 1842. George married Frances Balcombe in 1867 in Eastbourne. They had one daughter. George Pocock of Ivy House, Arundel died on 21 June 1928. Probate was granted to Allan Coote, farmer and Ethel Maud Humphrey Lanaway, widow. Frances Pocock had also died in 1928.
  • Emily Pocock. Born 1843. Emily married Benjamin Maynard in 1865 in Eastbourne. They had four children. Benjamin Maynard died in 1907. Emily Pocock died in 1909 in Eastbourne.
  • Albert Pocock. Born 1844. Albert married Rosanna Turner on 24 September 1868 at Eastbourne. They had eleven children. Rose Pocock died on 7 August 1907 at 18 Green Street, Eastbourne.  Albert Pocock died on 29 January 1922 at 123 Church Street, Eastbourne.
  • Joseph Pocock. Born 1846. Joseph married Emily Hudson in 1871. They had eight children. Joseph Pocock died on 5 July 1920 at Eastbourne. Emily died on 11 July 1927 in Eastbourne.
  • Frederick James Pocock. Born 1848. Frederick married Annie Phillips in 1875 in Eastbourne. They had six children. Annie Phillips of 66 Gore Road, Eastbourne died on 26 June 1916 at 32 Clifton Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, the wife of Frederick James, Pocock, butcher. Probate was granted to her husband and Louisa Portchmouth (wife of William Portchmouth), her eldest daughter.   Frederick James Pocock died in 1921.
  • Mary Wilkins Pocock. Born 14 April 1849 in Eastbourne. Mary married Henry Holloway in 1868 in Eastbourne. They had nine children. Henry Holloway died in 1903. Mary Wilkins Holloway died in 1940 in Eastbourne. 
  • Charles Pocock. Born 1851. Charles Pocock married Ellen Sarah Maynard in 1873 in Eastbourne. They had two daughters. The second Ellen Sarah M Pocock was born in early 1878, but sadly both mother and daughter had died by March that same year. Charles Pococklate of Old Town, Eastbourne, widower died on 21  February 1882 in Eastbourne. Administration was given to Walter Pocock of Old Town, an upholsterer, uncle and guardian of Mary Ann Caroline Pocock, an infant, the daughter and only next of kin.  
  • Ellen Pocock. Born 29 July 1855 in Eastbourne.  Ellen Pocock married George Boniface in 1875 in Eastbourne. They had six children. George Boniface died on 27 April 1885. Their last daughter Ada Alice Boniface was not born until after her father's death. Ellen is believed to have remarried in 1887, her second husband was George Cuthbert. Ellen Cuthbert died on 28 June 1891 in Eastbourne.

In 1871 the family was living at 13 High Street, Eastbourne, George was a master butcher employing his two sons, Joseph and Frederick. Charles and Ellen, their youngest children were the only others still at home. George Pocock, butcher, of Old Town, Eastbourne died on 10 June 1877 in Eastbourne. His will was proved by Walter Pocock, cabinet maker. In 1881 Sarah was living with her son Charles, a master butcher at High Street, Eastbourne. In 1891 she was living with her daughter Ellen and her husband  George Edward Cuthbert, greengrocer and dairyman at 63 Cavendish Place, Eastbourne. Sarah Pocock died in 1895 in Eastbourne. 

George and Harriett's son Charles Pocock married Esther Everest Overing in 1852 at St George, Hanover Square, London. In 1861 they were living at 14 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne where Charles was a lodging housekeeper. They had three children:

  • Emily Pocock. Born 17 June 1854 at Kingston Upon Thames. Baptised 6 August 1854 at All Saints, Kingston Upon Thames. Emily Pocock died in 1870 in Eastbourne. 
  • George Pocock. Born 4 January 1856 at Kingston Upon Thames. Baptised 24 February 1856.  George Pocock, fishmonger married Sarah Ann Still on 8 September 1879 at St George, Camberwell. They had four children. George Pocock died in 1916 in Liverpool. 
  • Eliza Pocock. Born 18 October 1857 at Kingston Upon Thames.  Baptised 6 December 1857. Eliza is believed to have married ? Haigh. 

Esther Everest Pocock died in 1863 in Eastbourne.  Charles remarried in 1865. His second wife was Lucy Hook. In 1871 they were still living at 14 Cornfield Terrace where Charles was still running a lodging house. Son George remained at home. In 1881 Charles and Lucy were lodging at The Red Lion, 2 Field House Lane, Eastbourne. Charles was a hall porter and Lucy was the cook at the lodging house. Charles Pocock died in 1889.

George and Harriett's daughter Harriett Pocock married Samuel Smith on 5 May 1847 at St John, Hackney. Samuel, a servant was the son of William Smith, a cordwainer. Both were of full age. In 1851 the family were living in Wanstead where Samuel was a groom and gardener.  In 1861 Samuel and Harriett were living at Leyton, Essex where Samuel was a postman and porter. In 1871 they were living at 2 Esther Road, Leyton, Essex and Samuel was a letter carrier. They had nine children

  • George Snell Smith. Born 1848 in Wanstead, Essex. George married Charlotte Maria Watts on 11 September 1874 at St Phillips, Stephney. They had eight children. George Snell Smith died in 1916 in Billericay, Essex. 
  • Edwin Stephen Smith. Born 1851 in Essex. Edwin Stephen Smith late of the "Red Lion" Public House, Leytonstone died on 22 March 1884 at 1 Grove Villas, Mornington Road, Leyton.  Probate was granted to his father Samuel Smith, next of kin. 
  • Frederick Sidney Smith. Born 1853 in Wanstead. Frederick married Jane Revels on 6 September 1903 at Christ  Church, Crouch End, Haringey. Frederick Sidney Smith died in 1931 in West Ham, Essex. 
  • Caroline Sarah Smith. Baptised 5 March 1855 at Leytonstone. Caroline died in 1936
  • Arthur Simeon Smith. Baptised 5 July 1857 in Leytonstone. Died 1868 in West Ham. 
  • Alfred Sampson Smith. Baptised 5 July 1857 in Leytonstone.  
  • Mary Sophia Smith. Baptised 4 September 1859 in Leytonstone. Mary married Edwin Thomas Paul on 6 June 1875 at St John, Upper Holloway, Islington. 
  • Ann E Smith. Born 1862 in Leytonstone

In 1881 Samuel and Harriett were living at Gardner Street, Leyton, where Samuel remains a letter carrier. In 1891 they were at 1 Grove Villa, Mornington Road, Leyton, Samuel is now a pensioned letter carrier and Harriett is a retired laundress. Daughter Caroline Smith is still living with her parents and is also a laundress. Their 5 year old grandson Frederick C Seagrove was also living with them. Harriett Smith died in 1895 in West Ham, Essex. 

George and Harriett's daughter Mary Pocock is believed to have married Benjamin Bradford in 1845 in Eastbourne. Mary Bradford died on 23 October 1848 in Eastbourne.  

Nothing more is known about George and Harriett's Sarah Pocock. 

In 1851 George and Harriett's son Robert Pocock was a 28 year old servant living and presumably working for Abraham Reynolds, pawnbroker, in Woodford, Essex. In 1861, aged 36, he was a stablekeeper living with George Bird, a 30 year old carpenter and his family at 19 Snakes Lane, Woodford, Essex. In 1871 he was a livery store keeper lodging with 66 year old Sophie Coates, an annuitant. Robert Pocock died in 1872 in West Ham. 

George and Harriett's daughter Ann Pocock married Henry Rollison on 30 March 1853 at Putney Parish Church. Harry was a 28 year old school master, the son of Henry Rollison, gardener. Prior to her marriage Ann had been in service. 

Nothing more is known about George and Harriett's daughter Eliza Pocock, or their son Richard (although he may have died in 1862).

In 1851 George and Harriett's daughter Jane Pocock and her younger sister Caroline Pocock were both servants to Nicholas Cherrington, a 75 year old widower, a retired buyer, in Leyton, Essex. In 1861 Jane was an "upper housemaid"  working for Charles Edward Marlborough, a 75 year old widower, a barrister not in practice, his son Jervoise John Grey, a 32 year old member of the Indian Civil Service (who had been born in Bengal), his wife and children at Marlborough House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 

George and Harriett's son James Pocock married Hannah Crow on 20 February 1859 at St Phillips, Stephney, Tower Hamlets. James, of full age was a butcher. Hannah, also of full age was the daughter of William Crow, a deceased carpenter. James and Hannah had four children: 

  • Richard James Pocock. Born 7 February 1860. Baptised 11 March 1860 at St Mary's, Whitechapel. Richard married Jane Newton on 16 November 1901 at St John's Baptist, Leytonstone. Richard James Pocock of 74 Mornington Road, Leytonstone died on 11 May 1923. Probate was granted to Ernest Henry Crabb, solicitor, Herbert Stanley Robinson, bank manager, and James William Treadway, builders foreman. Jane Pocock died in 1957.  
  • Mary Jane Pocock. Baptised 5 January 1862 at St Mary, Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets. Mary married James William Treadway in 1893 at St Johns Baptist, Leytonstone. They had at least one daughter, Jessie Hannah Elizabeth Treadway. James W Treadway died in 1938. Mary Jane Treadway of Ardough, Station Road, Bramley, Surrey, widow died on 4 August 1940. Probate was granted to Jessie Hannah Elizabeth Lawrence (wife of Vernon John Daniel Lawrence).  
  • Robert Charles Pocock. Born 6 November 1863. Baptised 26 April 1868 at St Mary's, Whitechapel. Robert married Jane Frances Humm on 26 December 1887 at Walthamstow. They had two daughters.  Jane died in 1935. Robert died in 1944. 
  • Caroline Jessie Pocock. Born 10 July 1865. Baptised 26 April 1868 at St Mary's, Whitechapel. Caroline married Henry Thomas Smith on 25 December 1888 at St Mary's, Whitechapel. They had two children. Caroline died in 1911. 

In 1861 James, Hannah and their son Richard were living at 1 Black Lion Yard, Whitechapel, where 30 year old James was a butcher. James Pocock died in 1865 in Whitechapel. In 1871 "Ann" Pocock was living at Old Montague Street, Whitechapel with her three children. She was a laundress.  In 1881 Hannah was living at 54 Old Montague Street, Whitechapel where she was still a laundress. Children Richard, aged 21 an unemployed warehouseman,  Robert, aged 17, a printers pressman and "Jessie", aged 15, a domestic servant  were still living with their mother. In 1891 Hannah was still at 54 Old Montague Street where she remained a laundress. Son Richard, aged 31, a canvesser and daughter Mary, aged 29, a laundress were at home.  

George and Harriett's daughter Louisa Pocock married George Wrapson on 16 February 1867 at Funtington. They had seven children. 

  • William Wrapson. Born 1865 in Portsea Island. William married Mary Elliott in 1899 in Portsea. They had seven children. William Wrapson died in 1933 in Gosport. Mary Wrapson died in 1939 in Gosport. 
  • Louisa Wrapson. Baptised 8 December 1867 at Funington, Sussex. Louisa married William Elliott on 18 April 1891 in Billingshurst. They had three sons. Louisa died in 1914 in Havant. William Elliott of 1 Council House, East Durrants, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire died on 26 December 1936. Administration was granted to William Owen Elliott, gardener, their eldest son.
  • John Henry Wrapson. Born 1870 in Portsea. John married Jessie Jeffrey in 1888 in Portsea. They had two sons. John Henry Wrapson died in 1939. Jessie Wrapson died in 1946
  • Emily Wrapson. Baptised 7 January 1872 at Alverstoke, Elson, Hampshire. Emily married Frederick Owen Newman in 1889 in Portsea.   They had three children. 
  • George Wrapson. Born 1876 in Portsea. George married Eliza Ann Blundell in 1896 in Alverstoke.  Eliza had already had a son and they had three sons of their own. George Wrapson died in  1940 in Gosport, Hants.
  • Charles Wrapson. Born 1878 in Southampton. Charles possibly died in 1944 in Swansea.
  • Harriett Mary Wrapson. Born 1880 in Isle of Wight. Harriett married Walter Edward J Hinks in 1897 in Portsea Island. They had one son. Harriett died in 1905. Walter Edward J Hinks died in 1913.

In 1881 the family were living at 4 Seymour Place, Brading, Hampshire where George was a labourer. Louisa died in 1886 in Portsea Island. In 1901 George, a 64 year old labourer was living with his daughter Harriett and her husband Walter Edward J Hicks at 13 Brullhead(?) Road, Portsmouth. George Wrapson died in 1910

In 1851 George and Harriett's daughter Caroline Pocock was working with her sister Jane (see above). Caroline Pocock died in 1870 in Eastbourne.

James Pocock and Hannah Foster

James Pocock was baptised on 30 April 1793 in Herstmonceux, the son of Richard Pocock and Sarah Bennett. Later census returns suggested he was born in Hailsham. 

On 22 July 1812 James Pocock married Hannah Foster at Hailsham Parish Church. Hannah Foster was baptised 4 May 1794, the daughter of Thomas Foster and Elizabeth Dunk (Appendix F)

James and Hannah Pocock had eight children:

  • James Pocock. Baptised 31 October 1813 at Hailsham Parish Church. As a further son James was baptised in 1818 it seems likely that this son did not survive. 
  • Thomas Pocock. Baptised 30 July 1815 at Hailsham Parish Church
  • William Pocock. Baptised 24 May 1817 at Westham Parish Church.
  • James Pocock. Baptised 13 September 1818 at Westham Parish Church.
  • Samuel Pocock. Baptised 24 June 1821 at Westham Parish Church.
  • Ruth Pocock. Baptised 8 June 1823 at Westham Parish Church.
  • Richard Pocock. Born 1826 in Westham.
  • Maria Pocock. Baptised 8 May 1832 at Hooe Parish Church. Buried 25 April 1832 (aged 3 weeks) at Hooe Parish Church.

In 1841 James and Hannah were living at The Green, Hooe. Sons George, Samuel and Richard remained at home. All three were agricultural labourers as was their father.

By 1851 all the children had left home and 58 year old James and his 56 year old wife were living alone at Green Farm House, Hooe. James is described as an agricultural labourer. Both were born in Hailsham

In 1861 James Pocock, aged 68, agricultural labourer and Anna Pocock, his wife, aged 67 were living alone at Allscross (presumably Hall's Cross), Hooe.

Hannah died 18 January 1869, aged 74 and was buried at Hooe Parish Church.

James died on 22 January 1871, aged 78 and is buried at Hooe Parish Church (Reg Gen March Qtr 1871 Hailsham 2b 44).

Our line continues through Thomas and Hannah's son Thomas, my great great grandfather and his life is detailed below. 

Nothing further can be said with any certainty about Thomas and Hannah's sons William or James Pocock or daughter Ruth Pocock. 

A little is known about sons Samuel and Richard Pocock, 

  • Samuel Pocock and Fanny Spray 

James and Hannah's son Samuel Pocock married Fanny Spray in 1852 at Battle (Reg Gen March Qtr 1852 Battle 2b 58).

In 1861, aged 39 year old Samuel, an agricultural labourer was living with his 36 year old wife Fanny and their 3 year old daughter. Adelaide Keturah Pocock had been baptised on 25 August 1857 (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1857 Battle 2b 638).

In 1871, 49 year old Samuel, wife Fanny and their daughter Adelaide are living at Kenwards Yard, High Street, Battle. Samuel is a coachman's servant but it now shows he was born in Pevensey!

By 1881 59 year old Samuel and his wife were living at Crowhurst Street, Crowhurst. Samuel was a farm labourer. 

In 1891 Samuel and his wife Fanny were living at The Green, Catsfield.

Fanny Pocock died on 6 September 1900 in Catsfield. 

In 1901, Samuel, a 79 widower was living with his housekeeper 39 year old Emma Crouch at The Green, Catsfield. The census notes that he was born in Westham, and that he had "lost one eye"

Samuel Pocock died in 1905. 

Samuel and Fanny's daughter Adelaide Pocock married Jabez Henry Buss in 1877 (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1877 Battle 2b 79). In 1891 Jabez and Adelaide were living at 3 Derby Cottages, Epsom where 35 year old Jabez was a gardener. They had four children:

  • Esther Adelaide Buss. Born 11 December 1877. Baptised 17 February 1878 in Crowhurst, Sussex
  • Henry Samuel Buss. Born 1880 in Crowhurst, Sussex
  • Fanny Elizabeth Buss. Born 1882 at Epsom, Surrey
  • Albert Edward Buss. Baptised 1 March 1885 at Ewell, Surrey. 

In 1901 they were still at Derby Cottages, Epsom. Son Samuel, aged 21, was now a groom and son Albert, 16 a clerk. Also at the address is Rosalie White, their niece, aged 8 years old. 

Adelaide Keturah Buss died on 17 January 1939 in Surrey. 

Jabez H Buss of Mansfield Cottage, Croydon Road, Reigate died on 15 May 1939 and was buried at Epsom Cemetary

Jabez and Adelaide's daughter Esther Adelaide Buss married William James Redgrave Harris on 26 December 1898,  at Christchurch, Epsom. (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1898 Epsom 2a 29). 

Jabez and Adelaide's son Henry Samuel Buss married Eva Haseman on 20 June 1906 at the Parish Church, Epsom. In 1911 they were living at Kimbers House Stables near Maidenhead. They had two children:

  • Lucy Adelaide Buss. Born 31 May 1907. Married Ivor Sellors in 1937. Lucy died in 1991 
  • Henry Cecil William Buss. Born 3 March 1909. Baptised 18 April 1909 at Christchurch, Epsom. Henry Cecil Buss of 142 Croydon Road, Reigate, Surrey died on 10 June 1983.   

In 1916, Henry Samuel Buss, a 37 year old coachman, of Arvardeness Stables, Wray Common Road, Reigate enlisted in the services for the duration of World War I.  Eva Buss is believed to have died on 16 March 1919. On 20 August 1928, Henry Samuel Buss, a 48 year old planter from Newlands, Rectory Hill Road, Pitsea, sailed for South Africa on the "Barrabool". He was travelling alone and intending South Africa to be his permanent residence. Was this our Henry? It is possible that Henry returned to England. Henry Samuel Buss of Mansfield Cottage, Croydon Road, Reigate died on 23 May 1963 at The General Hospital, Redhill, Surrey. Probate was granted to Margaret Teresa Buss, widow, so if this was our Henry he had clearly remarried. 

Jabez and Adelaide daughter Fanny Elizabeth Buss had died on 6 November 1896 and was buried at Epsom Cemetary.   

Finally Jabez and Adelaide's son Albert Edward Buss married Marion Seaman on 26 June 1911 at St Giles, Ashtead, Surrey. Albert was a 26 year old clerk. Marian was the daughter of Peter Seaman, a deceased carpenter. 

Albert Edward Buss of 37 Marcus Street, St Anns Hill, Wandsworth, Surrey died on 1 January 1931 at St James Hospital, Balham. Probate was granted to Marian Buss, widow.  Marion Buss died in 1967. 

  • Richard Pocock and Caroline Ann Freeman

Thomas and Hannah's son Richard Pocock married Caroline Ann Freeman on 12 January 1851 at St Oswalds,  Hooe. 

Richard and Caroline had nine children:

  • James Pocock. Baptised 14 December 1851 at Hooe
  • Edward Thomas Pocock. Born 1853 in Hooe
  • George Pocock. Baptised 9 September 1855 in Hooe
  • Emma Maria Pocock. Baptised 25 April 1858 in Hooe
  • Charles William Pocock. Baptised 29 June 1860 in Hooe
  • Alfred Pocock. Baptised 31 May 1863 in Hooe
  • Rosa Ann Pocock. Baptised 26 August 1866 in Hooe.
  • Thomas Freeman Pocock. Baptised 29 November 1868 in Hooe
  • William Albert Pocock. Baptised 25 June 1871 in Hooe

In 1861 they were living at New Cottage, Hooe. 38 year old Richard was an agricultural labourer. Their daughter Emma was staying with her uncle Thomas Miller and his wife Phillis at Sidley Green, Bexhill. I assume that these were relatives of Caroline.  

In 1871 they were living at Broad Street Green, Hooe. Sons James, aged 19 and George, aged 15 and Charles are all agricultural labourers. All the other children are still at home apart from Edward Thomas.

Still at Broad St Green in 1881, her brother Thomas is now living next door (see below). Their children George, Charles, Alfred, Thomas and William all remain at home.

By 1891 they are living at The Common, Hooe, Richard, 68 years old, remains an agricultural labourer. All the children had left home.

Richard Pocock died in 1900 aged 77 years old (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1900 Hailsham 2b 53)

In 1901 Caroline Pocock, aged 68, was living at Collins Cottage, Hooe Common . She had a lodger, 37 year old Edwin Knight, a carter on a farm.

In 1911, Caroline was living at Pleasant View Cottages, Hooe, with her grandson, 19 year old Albert Freeman Pocock, a shepherd.

Caroline A Pocock died in 1921 aged 89 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1921 Hailsham 2b 128)

Richard and Caroline's son James Pocock married Harriett Freeman in 1873 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1873 Battle 2b 82). In 1881 they were living at Lunsford Cross, Ninfield where 29 year old James was an agricultural labourer.. They had four children:

  • John William Pocock. Baptised 31 August 1873 at Hooe Parish Church
  • Maria Emma Pocock. Baptised 17 June 1877 at Hooe Parish Church. Maria married Frederick Upton Taylor in 1902. They had a son Walter Frederick Upton Taylor who was born on 20 October 1904 and baptised on 30 October 1904 at Chiswick. By 1911 Maria had been widowed and Maria remarried on 2 October 1915 her second husband was William Thomas Platt.  
  • Alfred Pocock. Baptised 15 August 1880 at Hooe Parish Church. Alfred married Naomi M Follington in 1923. Alfred died in 1954. Naomi died in 1956.  
  • Mabel Pocock. Born 11 February 1887 in Ninfield. Mabel married William Long. Mabel died 1972. 

In 1891 James and Harriett were still at Lunsford Cross, where James was a 39 year old agricultural labourer.  By 1901 they were living in Bexhill and Alfred and Mabel are the only children listed. James Pocock is believed to have died on 13 October 1939. 

In 1881 Richard and Caroline's son, Edward Thomas Pocock, was boarding with Joseph Shoesmith and his family at Bexhill. Both Edward and Joseph were agricultural labourers.  Edward married Lucy Cramp in 1881. In 1891 they were living at 3 Boxhill Road, Hastings with their daughter Ethel Mary Pocock, who was born in 1888. In 1911 Edward and Lucy were living at Wood Cottage, Levetts Wood, Sidley where 58 year old Edward was a labourer, but 51 year old Lucy Pocock is listed first as a "poultry farmer". Also listed is Edward Augustus Alfred Albion Pocock, aged 4, their grandson. It was not clear who Edward's mother was. Edward and Lucy's daughter Ethel Mary Pocock appears to have emigrated to Canada where she married Edward Augustus Cook. The 1911 Canadian census shows that Edward had arrived in Canada in 1907 whereas his wife had arrived in 1910. They married on 30 April 1910 at New Westmister, British Columbia. Edward and Ethel had three children

  • Charles Bertram John Cook. Born 1 January 1911 in Vancouver. Died  6 January 1982 in San Franscio. 
  • Ivy May Cook. Born 2 July 1912 in Vancover. Married Theodore Temple Hill on 2 July 1935 in Vancouver. They had one son, Donald Hill, born in 1937. Ivy May Hill died on 24 May 2006 in Vancouver. Theodore Temple Hill died on 21 February 2007. 
  • Lucille "Lucy" Cook. Born 26 February 1918 in Vancouver. Lucy married Ralph Charles Slatford on 1 June 1937 at Vancouver.    They had one son Richard Charles Slatford, born 27 June 1938. He predeceased both his parents dieing on 5 April 1998. Ralph Charles Slatford died on 31 January 2003. Lucille "Lucy" Cook died in March 2007 in Vancouver.  

Edward Augustus Cook died on 3 October 1955 in Vancover. His in-laws Lucy Pocock had died in 1924, and her husband Edward Thomas Pocock had died in 1933. 

In 1891 Richard and Caroline's son George Pocock was lodging with his sister Emma and her family in Bexhill. In 1901 he was boarding with Joseph and Jane Clark, licensed victuallers, at Denbigh Hotel, Bexhill Road. He was 45 years old and a carter on a farm. I assume he never married.  

Richard and Caroline's daughter Emma Maria Pocock married James Parks in 1877. They had twelve children: 

  • Kate Parks. Baptised 19 August 1877 at Hooe. Kate married William Henry Whyborn in 1895. They had four children. Kate Whyborn died in 1940. William H Whyborn died in 1952 in Battle. 
  • John Parks. Born 1879 in Hooe
  • Alice Parks. Born 1881 in Hooe. Alice married Ernest Henry Le-Fevre in 1905. They had at least two sons. Ernest Henry Le Fevre died in 1961
  • Albert Parks. Born 1883 in Hooe. Albert died on 4 January 1963 in Battle. 
  • Henry Newington Parks. Baptised 20 June 1886 at Hooe. Henry married Lottie Davis in Godstone, Surrey on 12 July 1913. Henry N Parks died in Hastings in 1940.  Lottie Parks died in 1962 in Hastings
  • Rowland Parks. Born 1888 in Hooe. Rowland Parks subsequently emigrated firstly to Canada and then to the USA. He arrived in Canada in 1907 and left in 1922 to farm in the USA. On 13 April 1924 he returned to Canada. He was certified as being of good health, with £325.00 in his pocket (quite a sum in those days) and he was to be employed as a tractor engineer. Rowland died in 1958 in Saskatchewan, Canada.  
  • Muriel Parks. Born 25 September 1890 in Hooe. Muriel Parks married Albert Tester in 1916. Muriel died in 1982.  
  • Mabel Parks. Born 1893 in Bexhill
  • Newton Parks. Born 1895 in Bexhill. Newton Parks joined the Royal Sussex Regiment on 4 September 1914 when he was 19 years old. He had previously been a labourer. He married Vera A Foord in 1918 in Eastbourne. They are believed to have had a son Albert Newton Parks in 1919. He died in 1958 in Lewes, East Sussex. Vera Foord died in 1979.   
  • Annie Louisa Mary Parks. Born 8 May 1897 in Bexhill. She married Neal Gilbert Whitmarsh in 1926. Neal Gilbert Whitmarsh died on 19 December 1975. Annie Louisa Mary Whitmarsh of 2 Gardeners Hill Cottages, died on 29 December 1975
  • William Ernest Parks. Born 11 May 1899 in Bexhill. William Ernest Parks of 1 Coneyburrow Lane, Bexhill died on 28 June 1978.  
  • Florence Edith Parks. Born 1901 in Bexhill. Florence died on 26 March 1962.  

In 1881 they were living at Barnhorn Lane. In 1891 they were Upper Barnhorm, Bexhill. 38 year old James was an agricultural labourer. It is not known what became of their eldest daughter Kate. Their youngest daughter Muriel was only 6 months old. Emma's brother George was lodging with them. In 1901 the family were still at Barnhorn Lane. James is an agricultural labourer as is sons John and Henry. Albert is a horseman on a farm and Rowland, aged just 13 is a carters boy. In 1911 they were at Middle Barnhorn, Little Common. James, aged 58 was a farm bailiff. The census indicates that they had thirteen children of which twelve were living. Son Albert, aged 28 was a carter and Newton, aged 15 was a farm labourer. Emma Parks died in 1923

Richard and Caroline's son Charles William Pocock married Eliza Elizabeth Vitler in 1882 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1882 Eastbourne 2b 120). Eliza Elizabeth Vitler had been baptised on 24 June 1860 at Hooe. She appears to have been the (illegitimate) daughter of Louisa Vitler. In 1891 they were living at Hooe Common where 30 year old Charles was employed as an agricultural labourer. Charles and Eliza had three children: 

  • Maud Ella Pocock. Born 21 November 1882. Baptised 21 June 1883 in Hooe. Maud married Thomas Newland in 1917. Her husband died of wounds on 3 April 1918 in France and Flanders. He was buried at Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension. Maud remarried on 4 September 1920. Her second husband was Arthur Freeman. Arthur Freeman died on 26 September 1950 at Hailsham. Maud Freeman died in 1971. 
  • Bertha May Pocock. Baptised 9 May 1890 in Hooe. Bertha married Albert J Sinden in 1912. Bertha M Sinden died in 1928
  • Alice Victoria Pocock. Born 7 April 1894 in Hooe. Alice married John Harvey in 1919. Alice Victoria Harvey died in 1970. 

In 1901 the family were still at Hooe Common and Charles was a carter. Living with them were Charles' cousins, Thomas Pocock, a 40 year old carter and his half brother 25 year old George Pocock, carter, the sons of Richard's brother Thomas (see below). In 1911 they were living in Platt Cottage, Hooe where 51 year old Charles was a waggoner on a farm. Also at the address was Dorothy Grace Garford, aged 8, described as an "adopted daughter". Eliza Elizabeth Pocock died in 1919

Richard and Caroline's son Alfred Pocock married Jane Elizabeth Baker in 1885 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1885 Hailsham 2b 165). In 1901 they were living at Hooe Common where 28 year old Alfred was a market gardener working for himself. In 1911 the family was at Hooe Common. They had six children:

  • Florence Maria Pocock. Born 23 October 1885. Baptised 20 December 1885. She married Harry Rouncivell in 1904. They had a son Alfred Harry John Rouncivell in 1910. Harry died in 1960. Florence Maria Rouncivell of Downside Hospital died on 29 April 1973.  
  • Gladys Mabel Pocock.  Born 1888 in Hooe. She married Bertram Laurence Crisford in 1915. Bertram Laurence Crisford of Park Cottage, Watermill Lane, Bexhill On Sea died on 30 December 1948. Probate was granted to Gladys Mabel Crisford. Gladys Mabel Crisford of 2 Manor Road, Southbourne, Emsworth, Hampshire, widow, died on 17 April 1951 at St Richards Hospital, Chichester. Administration was granted to Edgar Ernest Crisford, government official.   
  • William Harold Pocock. Born 21 June 1892. Baptised 14 August 1892 at Hooe. William married Minnie Bertha Clifton in 1925. Minnie Bertha  Pocock of Windy Bank, Hooe died on 1 March 1941 at Bexhill Hospital. probate was granted to her husband, a market gardener. William Harold Pocock died in 1971
  • Reginald Frederick Pocock. Born 1899 in Hooe. Reginald married Isabella Camillia Arnold in 1919 in Eastbourne. Reginald died in 1974. Isabella died in 1983. 
  • Alfred Pocock. Born 1903 in Hooe
  • Lewis Gordon Pocock. Born 3 January 1905 in Hooe. Lewis married Emily Drusilla Pilbeam in 1934. Lewis died in 1970. Emily died in 1995

Jane Pocock died in 1931 in Hastings. Alfred Pocock died in 1937. 

In 1881 Richard and Caroline's daughter Rosa Ann Pocock was a 14 year old servant, living with and working for Albert Morley, a farmer of 26 acres and his family at Haddoch House, Bexhill. She married George Bryant on 7 April 1883 at Hooe. In 1891 they were living at Hooe Common where 30 year old George was an agricultural labourer. They had four children:

  • Mary Elizabeth Bryant. Baptised 20 January 1884 at Hooe. Mary married in 1904. Her first husband appears to have died and Mary E Bryant remarried in 1923. Her second husband was Charles J Barnes. Mary Elizabeth Bryant died on 16 September 1949 in Catsfield.  
  • Caroline Kate Bryant. Baptised 15 March 1885 at Hooe. Caroline married Arthur Creasey in 1907. They had two sons. Caroline K Creasey died in 1962. Arthur Creasey died in 1983.
  • Eliza Harriet Bryant. Baptised 20 March 1887 at Hooe. Eliza married Leonard Turk Adams in 1913. They had one daughter. Eliza H Adams died in 1967. Leonard Turk Adams died on 30 November 1971 at Biggleswade, Beds. 
  • Alice Emma Rosina May Bryant. Baptised 13 April 1890 at Hooe. Alice married Christopher Bourner in 1912. They had two sons. Christopher Bourner died in 1967. Alice died in 1976

In 1901 they were living at Akehurst Cottage, Hooe where  40 year old George was a labourer on a farm. Only Alice remained at home, their other three daughters were all in service. In 1911 they were living at Millers Farm, Ninfield. George was still an agricultural labourer. Harriett Bryant, a 75 year old widow and Stanley F Russells, a 7 year old scholar was living with them.  George Bryant died in 1928. Rosa Ann Pocock died in 1938

Richard and Caroline's son Thomas Freeman Pocock married Charity Hawkins in 1890 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1890 Hailsham 2b 199). In 1891 they were living Nr Gilberts in Hooe and Thomas was an agricultural labourer. By 1901 they were living at Bridge Cottage, Pevensey and 32 year old Thomas was a "stockman and drover on a grazing farm". They had four children: 

  • Albert Freeman Pocock. Born 1891 in Hooe. Baptised 8 November 1891 at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Mabel Annie Pocock. Baptised 12 March 1893 in Hooe Mabel married George E Burgess in 1917. George Burgess died in 1920. Mabel remarried in 1921. her second husband was Henry Dawson. They had three children. Henry died on 24 August 1945. Mabel died in 1968. 
  • Florence May Pocock. Born 1895 in Hooe. Died 1957 in Hailsham. 
  • Edward William Pocock. Born 1898 in Pevensey. Died 1962 in Hailsham. 

Charity Pocock died in 1934. Thomas Freeman Pocock died on 6 August 1944 in Eastbourne. 

Finally Richard and Caroline's son William Albert Pocock married Sarah Ann Smith in 1892 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1892 Eastbourne 2b 175). In 1901 they were living at 25 Melbourne Road, Eastbourne where 30 year old William was a butchers slaughter man. In 1911 they were living at the Bull Hotel, Boreham Street where William Pocock, aged 40 was the innkeeper. Barmaid Annie Smith, aged 23 was living with them. William Albert Pocock, otherwise William Pocock of Downside, Eastbourne died on 11 March 1959. Probate was granted to Hector Jamrs Hill, omnibus inspector. 

Thomas Pocock and Charlotte Vitler/Mary Lewis

Thomas Pocock was baptised 30 July 1815 at Hailsham Parish Church, the son of James and Hannah Pocock.

On 21 December 1839 he married Charlotte Vitler, daughter of Thomas Vitler, labourer at Hooe Parish Church (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1839 Hailsham 7 511).

Charlotte Vitler was born in 1818. She was believed to have been the daughter of Thomas Vitler Gander and Mary Sinden who married on 18 September 1815 in Hooe. 

Charlotte's father Thomas Vitler Gander was the son of Ann Gander. Thomas Vittler Gander had been baptised on 27 March 1774 at Hooe Parish Church. Ann Gander married William Vitler Prior on 20 January 1777 at Hooe Parish Church. It is assumed that William Vitler was his father and that there was a tradition of combining parents names and it was their son Thomas who married Mary Sinden. 

Charlotte's grandfather William Vitler Prior was the son of Ann Prior who had been baptised on 7 September 1755 at Hooe Parish Church. It is believed that his father was William Vitler. He was presumably born out of wedlock.

Moving forwards Thomas and Charlotte Pocock had four children all baptised at Hooe Parish Church

  • Thomas Pocock, Baptised 10 January 1841.
  • George Pocock, Baptised 19 March 1843
  • Charles Pocock. Baptised 16 December 1849.
  • Mary Ann Pocock. Baptised 9 September 1855. Buried 21 September 1856 (aged 1 year 2 months) at Hooe Parish Church.

In 1851 the family were living at Gilberts House, Hooe. Thomas, aged 37 was an agricultural labourer.

Charlotte Pocock died on 12 July 1857 (aged 39) and was buried at Hooe Parish Church.

At the time of the 1861 Thomas and his son Charles were servants of William Pettitt, farmer living at Court House, Hooe. The entry reads:

  • William Pettitt, head, aged 55, farmer of 170 acres, employing 10 men and 4 boys
  • Maria Pettitt, wife, aged 53
  • James Pettitt, brother, aged 59, farmer
  • Elizabeth White, mother in law, aged 79
  • Thomas Pocock, servant, aged 46, carter, born Hailsham
  • Charles Pocock, servant, aged 11, scholar, born Hooe
  • Mary Lewis, servant, aged 20, general servant, born Hooe
  • William Lewis, servant, aged 18, shepherd, born Hooe (Mary's brother)

On 26 December 1863 Thomas remarried. His bride was fellow servant Mary Lewis. The marriage certificate shows Thomas as a 48 year old widower, a labourer, son of James Pocock, labourer. Mary is described as a 23 year old spinster, a servant from Hooe, the daughter of Henry Lewis, labourer (Appendix G). Neither Thomas or Mary were able to sign the register and both made their mark. The witnesses were William Lewis and Sarah Lewis, Mary's brother and sister.

Thomas and Mary had ten further children, all baptised at Hooe Parish Church , of whom 7 survived

  • Ann Maria Pocock. Born 26 March 1866. Baptised 29 May 1866.
  • Frances Eliza Pocock. Baptised 31 May 1868. Buried 18 May 1875 (aged 7) at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Samuel Henry Pocock. Baptised 31 July 1870. Buried 20 August 1871 (aged 1 year 2 months) at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Mary Louisa Pocock. Born 1 September 1872. Baptised 29 September 1872.
  • Charlotte Edith Pocock. Baptised 22 February 1874.
  • George James Pocock. Baptised 5 March 1876.
  • Emily Pocock. Baptised 25 September 1877. Buried 5 October 1877 (aged 15 days) at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Frederick John Pocock. Baptised 20 October 1878.
  • Spencer Watford Pocock. Born 1881. Birth registered as Spencer Watford, but baptised Watford Spencer Pocock on 18 September 1881. Spencer Watford Pocock died in 1883 aged 1 year old (Reg Gen March Qtr 1883 Hailsham 2b 59)
  • Frank William Pocock. Baptised 20 February 1887

At the time of the 1871 census Thomas and Mary living at 1 High House Cottages, Hooe with daughters Ann, aged 5 and Frances Pocock, aged 3, and son Samuel Pocock, aged 10 months.

In 1881 the family is now living at Broad St Green, Hooe. Thomas, aged 69 was still an agricultural labourer, His wife Mary was now aged 40. Daughters, Ann M, aged 15, Mary A, aged 8, scholar and Charlotte E, aged 7 were still at home, as were sons George J, aged 5 and Frederick, aged 5.

By 1891 Thomas, aged 78 is described as a pauper and is living with his wife Mary aged 50 and sons Thomas aged 50, agricultural labourer, George aged 15 agricultural labourer, Fred aged 12, Scholar and Frank aged 4, scholars at School Farm House, Hooe. 

Thomas Pocock died later that same year aged 77 years old (Reg Gen June Qtr 1891 Hailsham 2b 66)

Mary Pocock died in 1900 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1900 Hailsham 2b 62).

Our line continues through Charlotte Edith Pocock, my great grandmother and her life is detailed below. 

No trace has been found of Thomas & Charlotte's son George after his baptism and it is likely that he died in infancy, although his burial has not been traced. The following is known about Thomas' other surviving children from both marriages: 

  • Thomas Pocock

I can find no trace of Thomas & Charlotte's son Thomas Pocock in either the 1861 or 1871 censuses.

In 1881, 40 year old Thomas, an agricultural labourer was boarding with William Chester, his wife and nieces at the Lamb Inn, Ripe, Sussex.

In 1891, Thomas, a 50 year old agricultural labourer, is back living with his father, Thomas and his step mother Mary at School Farm, Hooe. 

In 1901, 60 year old Thomas was living at The Common, Hooe with his cousin Charles William Pocock and his family (see above)

In 1911, Thomas Pocock, aged 70, a former farm labourer, was an inmate at Hailsham Union, Hellingly

Thomas Pocock died in 1921 aged 81 years old (Reg Gen March 1921 Hailsham 2b 149). 

  • Charles Pocock and Emily Jempson/Annie Every

At the time of the 1861 census Thomas' and Charlotte's son, Charles was an 11 year old servant working and living for William Pettitt, farmer at Court House, Hooe.

On 25 December 1869 he married Emily Jempson at Hooe Parish Church. Charles aged 20 is described as a labourer. Emily aged 21, a servant, the daughter of John Jempson, labourer. (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1869 Hailsham 2b 143)

The 1871 census shows Charles, aged 21, an agricultural labourer, living with his wife Emily, aged 22, born Whatlington and her daughter Louis(?). The census describes her as a 'bastard daughter'. Esther Louisa Jempson the daughter of Emily Jempson had been baptised on 23 February 1868 at Hooe. 

Charles and Emily had seven children all baptised at Hooe

  • Tom Pocock. Baptised 28 August 1870. Buried 8 February 1871 (aged 9 months) at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Charles George Pocock. Baptised 27 August 1871.
  • Charlotte Ann Pocock. Baptised 29 September 1872. Buried 22 December 1872 (age 4 months) at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Mary Ann Pocock. Baptised 26 October 1873.
  • Samuel Henry Pocock, Born 2 December 1874. Baptised 31 January 1875.
  • William Pocock. Baptised 3 March 1876. Buried 12 March 1876 (aged 23 days) at Hooe Parish Church.
  • Sarah Jane Pocock. Baptised 17 June 1877

Emily Pocock died  on 24 February 1878 at the age of 29 and was buried at Hooe Parish Church.

Charles remarried in 1879. His second wife was Annie Errery on 6 April 1879 in Catsfield (Reg Gen June 1879 Battle 2b 77).

By 1881 Charles and Annie were living at Skinners Lane, Catsfield with his children, Charles G, aged 9, Mary A, aged 7, Samuel H, aged 6 and Sarah J, aged 4 and they had two children of their own:

  • Edith Pocock. Born 1879 at Catsfield
  • Ada Pocock. Born 1880 at Catsfield

Emily's daughter Esther Louisa Jempson, now a 13 year old scholar was living with her grandparents John Jempson and his wife Esther at Elphicks Farm, Hooe.  

The 1891 census return shows the family still at Skinners Lane, Catsfield. Charles, aged 41 was a carter. In addition to Edith and Ada, Charles and Annie had six more children:

  • Annie Pocock. Born 1882 in Catsfield
  • Arthur James Pocock. Born 1884 in Catsfield
  • Amy Catherine Pocock. Born 1885 in Catsfield
  • Lena Pocock. Born 1887 in Catsfield
  • Bertha Pocock. Born 1889 in Catsfield
  • Edward Thomas Pocock. Born 1890 in Catsfield

The 1901 census return shows Charles Veness, a Carter on farm, aged 52, born Hooe living with wife Annie aged 57 born Bexhill and children Arthur J aged 17, carter boy on farm born Catsfield, Bertha aged 12 born Catsfield , Edward aged 11 born Catsfield, and two further children:

  • Herbert William Pocock. Born 1892 in Catsfield 
  • Harold Ernest Pocock. Born 1896 in Catsfield

In all I believe that means Charles fathered 17 children, 8 boys and 9 girls!!!

In 1911, Charles Pocock was a 61 year old stockman living at Burnt Barns, Frickley Hollow, Catsfield with his 60 year old wife Annie and sons, Arthur, a 27 year old clerk, Edward, aged 21 a farm labourer and Herbert, aged 18 a milkman. Also living with him was his 14 year old grandson Ernest Pocock.

Charles Pocock died in 1919. Annie Pocock died in 1931

In 1891 Charles and Emily's son Charles George Pocock was boarding with George Bailey, a 33 stable helper at The Stables, Park Gate, Catsfield. Charles, aged 19 was similarly employed. 

In 1891 Charles and Emily's daughter Mary Ann Pocock was a 17 year old servant living with and working for John Streeter, a 22 year old caretaker at 1 Kings Road, Hailsham. In 1901 Mary Ann was a 29 year old domestic servant living and working for George J Vincent, a 34 year old traveller in silk and his family at Vincent Cottage, Grosvenor Rise, Walthamstow. 

In 1891 Charles and Emily's son Samuel Henry Pocock was a 16 year old luggage porter, boarding with George Hobden, 30 year old luggage porter and his family at the Pages Cottage, Collington Lane, Bexhill.  Samuel married Susan Crouch on 2 July 1898 at St Phillips, Camberwell. Samuel was a 23 year old drayman, son of Charles Pocock, carter. Susan, aged 23 was the daughter of Edward Crouch, labourer.  

In 1901 Samuel and Susan were living at 16 cn block, Peasbody buildings, Old Page Street, St John, London. In 1911 the family were living at 27 Peabody Boulevards, Orchard Green, Westminster where 27 year old Samuel was a brewers drayman.  Samuel and Susan had six children: 

  • Charles Henry Pocock. Born 19 September 1898. Baptised 23 October 1898 at Camberwell Corpus Christi Mission Church. Private Charles Henry Pocock of Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment died on 5 November 1918 in France and was buried at Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
  • Alfred Sidney Pocock. Born 10 February 1901 in Westminster. He married Josephine Ann Lapper in 1927 at St George, Hanover Square. Alfred died in 1980 in Bracknell, Berks. 
  • Dorothy Grace Pocock. Born 25 November 1903 at St George, Hanover Square. Dorothy married Richard J Young at St George, Hanover Square. Richard J Young died in 1970. Dorothy Grace Young died in 1974.  
  • Reginald Patrick Pocock. Born 17 March 1905 at Westminster. Reginald married Florence M Mansell in 1931 in Chelsea. Florence died in 1981 in Sutton, Surrey. Reginald died in 1993
  • Lillian Elizabeth Pocock. Born 7 May 1906 at St Georges, Hanover Square. Lilly married James McGrath in Sevenoaks in 1931.  James died in 1980 in Eastbourne. Lillian died on 31 August 1998 at Inglewood Nursing Home, Brassey Avenue, Eastbourne.  
  • George Stanley Pocock. Born 16 April 1909 in Westminster. He married Betty E Large in 1939 in Westminster. He died in 1979 in Hillingdon, London. 

Susan Pocock died on 5 December 1919 at 2k Peabody Buildings, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria. Samuel remarried on 4 October 1922 at St George, Hanover Square, His second wife was Elizabeth C E Barnes. Samuel Henry Pocock died in 1943 in Maidstone, Kent. 

In 1891 Charles and Emily's daughter, Sarah Jane Pocock was a 14 year old general servant living with and working for Ann Brett and her sister Mary, both spinsters in their forties at 157 Devonshire Road, Bexhill.  In 1901 Sarah, aged 23, was a general servant living with and working for Henry Wheeler, aged 77, a retired surveyor and his family in Hastings. In 1911 she was a 33 year old servant living with and working for David Parry Jones, a 35 year old hotel manager at 11 Kimberly Road, Cardiff. Sarah may have died in 1929 in Battle.  

In 1901 Charles and Annie's daughter Edith Pocock was a 22 year old general servant living with and presumably working for William King, a lodging house keeper. She married James Henry Creasey on 25 December 1903 at Hailsham. In 1911 they were living at Church Road, Catsfield and 27 year old James was a carrier's carter. They are believed to have had three sons:

  • James Henry Creasey. Born 1 May 1904 in Ninfield. James served in the Royal Navy between 16 November 1920 and 6 February 1927. The first ship he served on was "Ganges". The last ship he served on was "Vernon". In 1949 he sailed from Southampton with the rest of the crew of the "Caronia" arriving on 18 July 1949. James Henry Creasey of 59 Bosham Road North End, Portsmouth died on 1 December 1960 at Milton Hospital, Portsmouth. Probate was granted to Edith Emily May Creasey, widow.
  • Frederick Horace D Creasey. Born 7 November 1913. Frederick died on 11 August 2002 in Bexhill 
  • Sidney George Creasey. Born 12 February 1915. Sidney married Constance May Ballard on 3 October 1940. Constance died on 15 December 1989 in Ninfield. Sidney died on 13 January 2001 in Andover, Hampshire.

Edith Creasey died in 1930. John Henry Creasey died in 1961

In 1901 Charles and Annie's daughter Ada Pocock was 20 years old and a general servant to Tom Brown, aged 71 and his four daughters at Dytchling, Billericay, Essex 

Charles and Annie's daughter Annie Pocock married Levi Robert Foord in 1900. In 1911 they were living at 36, Brooklyn Road, Seaford where 31 year old Levi was an L B S E R (London, Brighton and South Coast railway) carman. They had a daughter Edith Ada Foord who was born on 18 April 1902 and was by this time 9 years old. Levi Robert Foord died in 1924. Annie Foord died in 1932 in Hollingbourne. Edith A Foord married William T Harris in 1928. Edith A Harris died in 1973

In 1911 Charles and Annie's son Arthur James Pocock was a 29 year old carter, still living with his parents at Burnt Barns, Frickley Hollow, Catsfield. Arthur James Pocock of 29 Sewell Avenue, Bexhill on Sea died on 14 January 1945. administration (with will) was granted to Violet Emma Dawson, spinster. 

In 1901, Charles and Annie's daughter Amy Pocock, aged 15 was a general servant living and working for Sydney Cohen , aged 33, a house, land and estate agent at Western Road, Bexhill. nothing more is known about Amy.   

In 1901 Charles and Annie's daughter Lena Pocock was a 14 year old servant, living with and working for William Goodwin, a 36 year old publican and his family at the Kings Arms, Ninfield. I expect the photograph below from Ninfield Local History Group predates the time when Lena was working at the pub, but it is of more interest than a current photograph of the Kings Arms.  

Lena married Horace Creasey in 1906. In 1911 they were living at Ninfield Green, Ninfield where Horace was a waggoner on a farm. They had a son Edward Horace Creasey who was born on 30 May 1910 and was 10 months old at the time that the census was taken. Private Horace Creasey of the 2nd Battalion of East Surrey Regiment died on 19 October 1917 in Salonika. He was buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery in Central Macedonia, Greece. Lena Creasey, widow, of 1 Flora Villas, Ninfield died on 11 February 1956. Administration was granted to Edward Horace Creasey, waterworks attendant. Their son Edward Horace Creasey married Barbara M Campbell in 1935. Edward Horace Creasey of Kinnaharid, Upper Street, Ninfield died on 25 December 1972

In 1911 Charles and Annie's daughter Bertha Pocock was a 21 year old domestic servant, living and working for William Edward Shaw, a 53 year old Presbyterian minister and his family at 21 Chapel Park Road, St Leonards. 

In 1911 Charles and Annie's son Edward Thomas Pocock  was a 21 year old farm labourer still living with his parents at Burnt Burns. He married Daisy S Potter in 1920. Edward Thomas Pocock died in 1952. 

Charles and Annie's son Herbert William Pocock married Kate V J Pitt in 1912 in Steyning. Herbert William Pocock of 2 Clarendon Road, Hove died on 25 December 1959. Probate was granted to Kate Victoria Jubilee Pocock, widow. Kate Victoria J Pocock died in 1977 in Hounslow, Middx.  

Finally there is Charles and Annie's son Harold Ernest Pocock. It is unclear what became of him. It is possible that  he died on 29 March 1918  and was buried at Beaumont-Hamel, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France. 

  • Annie Maria Kenward nee Pocock

Annie Maria Pocock married Henry Charles Kenward in 1884 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1884 Battle 2b 94)

In 1891 Henry  and Annie were living at 3 Bulverhithe Villas, St Leonards, Hastings and 37 year old Henry was working as a general labourer.

Henry and Ann had eight children:

  • Arthur Charles Kenward. Baptised 16 August 1885 at Hooe.
  • Harry Spencer Kenward. Born 21 December 1888 in Bexhill,
  • Beatrice Kenward. Born 1890 in St Leonards
  • Wallace Thomas Kenward. Born 1896 in St Leonards
  • Frederick John Kenward. Born 10 August 1898 at St Leonards
  • Louisa Annie Kenward. Born 13 March 1901 at St. Leonards
  • Nora Ruby Kenward. Born 5 October 1904 in St Leonards.
  • George William Kenward. Born 9 July 1907 in St Leonards

In 1901 Henry and Anna Marie were living in Bexhill Road, Hastings and Henry gives his occupation as a "Navvy gent".

In 1911 they were living at 409 Bexhill Road, St Leonards. Their youngest son George was just 3 years old. Henry aged 47 was a gas work labourer, son Arthur, aged 25 was a butcher, Harry, aged 22 was a butcher and 15 year old Wallace was an errand boy.

In 1939 Henry and Anne were living at 477 Bexhill Road, St Leonards Henry, aged 64 was a retired co-operation labourer. Anne, aged 66 was on "domestic duties unpaid". 

"Harry" and Ann are pictured below:

Henry and Ann's son Arthur Charles Kenward is believed to have died on 7 August 1917 in France and Flanders. Corporal A C Kenward of Royal Fusiliers was buried on Aubigny-en-Artois, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.  

Henry and Ann's son Harry Spencer Kenward married Alice Louisa Marchant in 1913 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1913 Eastbourne 2b 124). Harry and Alice are believed to have had at least two children: 

  • Kathleen W Kenward. Born 11 September 1916
  • Doris A Kenward. Born 8 November 1920

In 1939 Harry and Alice were living at 29 Bohemia Road, Hastings where Harry was a locomotive fireman. Their two daughters Kathleen W Judge, a bookkeeper and cashier for a tailor and  Doris A Layton, a child's nursemaid were living with them. Alice Kenward died in 1972 in Okehampton, Devon. 

In 1911 Henry and Ann's daughter Beatrice Kenward was 20 years old and a servant living with and working for Caroline Wills, aged 49 of "private means" and her 47 year old sister Anna Wills at "The Furngate", 2 St Saviours Road, St Leonards. She married Albert King in 1919 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1919 Hastings 2b 87). In 1939 they were living at 28 Preston Road, Bexhill where Albert was a general labourer. Beatrice's aunt Mary L Hamilton (see below) was also living with them, as well as Betty M Coleman who had been born on 27 February 1931

Henry and Ann's son Wallace T homas Kenward, a Sapper in the Royal Engineers died on 21 March 1918 and was buried at Arras, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. 

Henry and Ann's son Frederick John Kenward married Edith M Quaife in 1924 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1924 Hastings 2b 29). In 1939 Frederick and Edith were living at 29, Southern Road, Eastbourne and Frederick was a locomotive driver. Frederick died in 1972 in Eastbourne. 

Henry and Ann's daughter Louisa Annie Kenward married Wallace Richard Sayers in 1922 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1922 Battle 2b 112). In 1939 Wallace and Louisa Sayers were living at 21 bodle Crescent, Bexhill where Wallace was a heavy lorry driver. They had at least two children and their son Francis was an errand boy. 

  • Francis Wallace Sayers. Born 2 March 1924. Died 1982.
  • Arthur C Sayers. Born 2 April 1926.

Wallace Sayers died in 1971. Louisa Sayers outlived her husband and son Francis and died in 1983 in Hastings. 

Henry and Ann's daughter Nora Ruby Kenward married Nobbie Harold Greenaway in 1927 (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1927 Hastings 2b 59). In 1939 they were living at 477b St Leonards Bexhill Road, Hastings where Nobbie was a carpenter. Nobbie died on 25 December 1987. Nora died in July 1992.

Finally Henry and Ann's their son George William Kenward married Phyliss Kathleen Elgar in 1931 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1931 Battle 2b 104). In 1939 George and Phyliss were living at 66 Windsor Road, Bexhill where George was a bus conductor. George died in 1984 in Hastings. Phyliss died in 2000

  • Mary Louisa Hamilton nee Pocock.

In 1901 Mary Louisa Pocock was living at 3 Cambridge Gardens, Hastings with Thomas A Noakes, aged 49, ironmonger, his wife Marie and their 9 year old grandson. Mary is described as a companion.

In 1911 she is living at 8 Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings. She is described as a housekeeper. The only other person listed was 72 year old Hephzibah Newton who is described as a visitor. The property is shown as having 8 rooms. I assume that the family she was working for were away at the time that the census was taken.

Mary married James Henry Hamilton in 1922 (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1922 Battle 2b 131).

"Jim" and Mary are pictured below with Mary's sister Charlotte Edith Veness. their nephew William Douglas Veness and their niece Agnes Charlotte Veness (Chapter 12).  


James H Hamilton died in 1937. In 1939 Mary was living with at 28 Preston Road, Bexhill with her niece Beatrice King (see above). Mary L Hamilton died in 1951

  • George James Pocock.

In 1901 George James was a 25 year old carter living with his cousin Charles William Pocock and his family at Hooe Common (see above). His half brother Thomas was also living with them.

I have been unable to trace him after that date.

  • Frederick John Pocock and Sarah Mitchell

Frederick John Pocock married Sarah Mitchell, daughter of David Mitchell, artiste, on 20 October 1900 at Wartling Parish Church.

In 1911 they were living at 3 Chapel Cottages, Battle, where 32 year old Frederick was a "general car man". They had four children

  • Gladys Mary Pocock. Born 4 October 1902 in Battle
  • Phyllis Hilda Pocock. Born 13 April 1905 in Battle
  • Clifford John Pocock, Born 24 August 1906 in Battle
  • Frank Pocock. Born 11 January 1910 in Battle.

On 3 November 1915 Frederick enlisted in the Royal engineers for the duration of the war. He was 38 years old and 1 month. He gives his occupation as "car man" and indicates that he previously served as a volunteer for 3 years.

Sarah Pocock died in 1929 aged 54 years. Frederick John Pocock died in 1968 in Battle. 

Frederick and Sarah's daughter Gladys May Pocock married Frederick G Carter in 1925 (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1925 Battle 2b 101).

Frederick and Sarah's son Clifford John Pocock married Christine Hilda Howard in 1928. Clifford died in 1979. Christine died in November 1987

Frederick and Sarah's son Frank Pocock died in 1965. 

  • Frank William Pocock

By 1911 Frank William Pocock had enlisted in the 1st Royal Sussex Regiment and in 1911 was stationed in India. 

Private Frank William Pocock died at Connaughat Hospital, Aldershot on 2 December 1919 aged 35 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1919 Hartley Wintney 2c 207). He is buried in Hooe churchyard

Charlotte Edith Veness nee Pocock

Charlotte Edith Pocock was born on 15 January 1874 in Hooe. 

She was with her parents at Broad Street Green at the time the 1881 census was taken.

By 1891 she was in service. Living at Boreham Street, Wartling, she was servant to Samuel Lade, aged 40, his wife Elizabeth Ann and their 4 sons and 3 daughters.

On 28 February 1900 she married James William Veness at Hooe Parish Church (Chapter 12)

The couple had four children all baptised at Hooe Parish Church:

  • Margaret Mary Veness. Born 17 March 1901 at Hooe (Reg Gen June Qtr 1901 Hailsham 2b 89).
  • William Douglas Veness. Born 24 July 1902. (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1902 Hailsham 2b 94). Baptised 28 September 1902 at Hooe Parish Church
  • Agnes Charlotte Veness. Born 21 April 1904 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1904 Hailsham 2b 91)
  • Edith Annie Veness (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1906 Hailsham 2b 84).

Their lives are detailed in Chapter 12 .

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