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Amended 9.5.11

1817, Private Samuel BOOCOCK - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in Leeds.

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1841 Census

Stanningley, Bramley, Leeds.

Samuel and Martha Boocock.

Four children shown, including 3-year-old Samuel.

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1851 Census

242, Bolton Road, Burns Buildings, Bradford.

Samuel and Martha Boocock.

Two children shown, Samuel now a woolcomb maker.

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Enlistment

Enlisted 19th February 1855 at York.

Age: 18.

Trade: Whitesmith.

Service, discharge & pension

Embarked for the Crimea on the 4th of September 1855 and arrived in the Crimea at Balaclava as part of a draft of 50 men under the command of Lt. Robert MacNeill, on the 29th of September 1855.

Served in Eupatoria.

Discharged 15th December 1856 at Kilmainham, Dublin.

Medals & commemorations

Entitled to Crimean medal without clasp and the Turkish Medal.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

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Marriage registered

Samuel Boocock married Martha Mears in the March Quarter of 1861 at Bradford, Yorkshire.

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1861 Census

30, Portland Street, Bradford.

Samuel Boocock, 23, Whitesmith, born Bramley.

Martha Boocock, 26, born Northampton.

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1871 Census

Grotto Square, Mason Place, Hull.

A Samuel Boocock, 32, Whitesmith, unmarried [sic?] born Bramley, a boarder.

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1881 Census

24, St James Street, Bradford.

Samuel Boocock, 43, Whitesmith, born Stanningley.

Martha Boocock, 46, born Northampton.

Two children shown.

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1891 Census

122, Fitzerald Street, Bradford.

Samuel Boocock, 53, Whitesmith, born Bramley.

Martha Boocock, 56, born Northants.

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1901 Census

Martha, 65, widow, was living wth her daughter and family at 183, Sandford Road, Bradford.

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1911 Census

St Catherine's Home, Bradford Children's Hospital, St Mary's Road, Bradford.

Martha, 73, patient.

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Death registered

Martha Boocock, 79, death registered June Quarter 1914, in Bradford.

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Death & burial

Samuel Boocock died at some point between 1895 - 1897.

References & acknowledgements

Registration of marriage and death, and Census information for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911, kindly provided by Chris Poole.


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