Person:James Waldock (3)

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  • HJames Waldock1828 - 1907
  • WMaria Moles1828 - 1907
m. 10 Feb 1850
  1. Eliza Waldock1851 - 1852
  2. Hannah Waldock1853 - 1874
  3. George Waldock1855 - 1855
  4. Maria Waldock1856 -
  5. James Waldock1859 - 1859
  6. Edward Waldock1861 -
  7. Thomas Waldock1864 -
  8. Elizabeth Waldock1867 - 1867
  9. Mary Waldock1870 -
Facts and Events
Name James Waldock
Gender Male
Christening[1] 27 Apr 1828 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, England
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, England
Marriage 10 Feb 1850 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, Englandto Maria Moles
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire, England
Census[4] 7 Apr 1861 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, England
Census[5] 2 Apr 1871 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, EnglandKeeper's Cottages, Willian Road
Census[6] 3 Apr 1881 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, England
Census[7] 5 Apr 1891 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, EnglandHorn Beams
Census[8] 31 Mar 1901 Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, England
Death[9] 1907 Hertfordshire, England

James Waldock was baptised on 7th April 1828 at Great Wymondley in Hertfordshire, son of Catherine Waldock, formerly Grey, and her husband Thomas Waldock, an agricultural labourer. James appears in the 1841 census living with his parents and siblings in Great Wymondley. His married sister Catherine and her family were living in the same house, as was a nephew, Daniel Watson Waldock, (his sister Ann's son) who was only a year younger than James was.

James was married on 10th February 1850 to a Maria Moles, who was from the neighbouring village of Willian. They married at Great Wymondley, but then moved to another neighbouring village, Little Wymondley, where they appear in the 1851 census, when James was described as a farm labourer.

They had a daughter, Eliza, baptised at Little Wymondley in 1851, but she died the following year. They then had another daughter Hannah, baptised at Little Wymondley in 1853. In 1855 they had a son called George who also died young. Some time between 1853 and 1856 the family moved from Little Wymondley to Great Wymondley, where they had another six children baptised, although two of those died young. Therefore James and Maria had a total of nine children between 1851 and 1870, four of whom died as babies.

Each census from 1861 to 1901 finds the family living in Great Wymondley. James's daughter Hannah was married in 1872 and had a daughter in 1873, but then died in 1874. The 1881 and 1891 censuses find James and Maria bringing up their motherless granddaughter. The 1891 census specified that the family lived at 'Horn Beams'; Hornbeam Cottages is a row of small thatched cottages on the west side of Arch Road in the village, built in 1818.

Maria died in 1907, aged 78. James outlived her, but only just - his death was registered the quarter after Maria's. He was 79.

References
  1. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Registers of Great Wymondley. (Hertford: Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies).
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Great Wymondley in the County of Hertford in the Year 1828
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParent's NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    12827th AprilJames son ofThomas & CatherineWorlockGreat WymondleyLab[oure]rW. Lax

    The parish registers at Great Wymondley appear to generally record this family as 'Worlock' or variants in the first half of the 1800s, before shifting to 'Waldock' and variants around the middle of the century.

  2. England. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA): 1841 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 437; Book 12; Folio 7; Page 8, 6 Jun 1841.

    Address: Much Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Thomas Walduck, male, 55 [1781-6], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], born in county
    Catherine Walduck, female, 45 [1791-6], born in county
    William Walduck, male, 17 [1823/4], born in county
    James Walduck, male, 12 [1828/9], born in county
    Fanny Walduck, female, 8 [1832/3], born in county
    ~ second household in same house ~
    Squire Charles, male, 25 [1811-16], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], born in county
    Catherine Charles, female, 20 [1816-21], born in county
    Catherine Charles j[unior], female, 2 [1838/9], born in county
    James Charles, male, 1 [1839/40], born in county
    Daniel Watson Walduck, male, 11 [1829/30], born in county

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1851 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 1709; Folio 318; Page 10, 30 Mar 1851.

    Address: Village, Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    James Waldock, head, married, male, 23 [1827/8], Farm Labourer, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, wife, married, female, 22 [1828/9], b. Willian, Hertfordshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1861 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG9; Piece 817; Folio 114; Page 12, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    James Waldock, head, married, male, 33 [1827/8], Farmer Lab[ourer], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, wife, married, female, 32 [1828/9], b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Hannah Waldock, daughter, female, 8 [1852/3], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, daughter, female, 4 [1856/7], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1871 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG10; Piece 1366; Folio 68; Page 5, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: Keeper's Cottages, Willian Road, Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    James Waldock, head, married, male, 43 [1827/8], Farm Labourer, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, wife, married, female, 42 [1828/9], Straw Plaiter, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Hannah Waldock, daughter, unmarried, female, 18 [1852/3], Straw Plaiter, b. Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, daughter, female, 14 [1856/7], Straw Plaiter, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Edward Waldock, son, male, 9 [1861/2], Scholar, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Thomas Waldock, son, male, 6 [1864/5], Scholar, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Mary Waldock, daughter, female, 11 months [1870], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1881 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands: . (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG11; Piece 1417; Folio 120; Page 2, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: Village, Great or Much Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    James Waldock, head, married, male, 53 [1827/8], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, wife, married, female, 52 [1828/9], Straw Plaiter, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Edward Waldock, son, single, male, 19 [1861/2], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Thomas Waldock, son, single, male, 16 [1864/5], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Mary Waldock, daughter, single, female, 10 [1870/1], Scholar, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Croft, granddaughter, single, female, 7 [1873/4], Scholar, b. Wymondley, Hertfordshire

  7. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1891 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG12; Piece 1106; Folio 55e; Page 6, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: Horn Beams, Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    James Waldock, head, married, male, 63 [1827/8], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, wife, married, female, 62 [1828/9], b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Thomas Waldock, son, single, male, 26 [1864/5], Carman, employed, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Croft, granddaughter, single, female, 17 [1873/4], Mistress School, employed, b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire

  8. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1901 Census Schedules: also for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG13; Piece 1299; Folio 99; Page 9, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Five or more rooms occupied
    James Waldock, head, married, male, 73 [1827/8], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Maria Waldock, wife, married, female, 72 [1828/9], b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Mary Waldock, daughter, single, female, 30 [1870/1], b. Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    Cecil Lake, grandson, male, 1 [1899/1900], b. Winchmore Hill, Middlesex
    Fred[eric]k J. Welch, boarder, single, male, 24 [1876/7], Gardener, worker, b. Beaminster, Dorset

  9. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. James WALDOCK, December Quarter 1907, Hitchin Registration District, Volume 3a, page 349, aged 78 [1828/9]