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1817, Private Samuel BOOCOCK — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in Leeds.


1841 Census

Stanningley, Bramley, Leeds.

Samuel and Martha Boocock.

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


1851 Census

242, Bolton Road, Burns Buildings, Bradford.

Samuel and Martha Boocock.

Two children shown, Samuel now a woolcomb maker.



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


Marriage registered

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


1861 Census

30, Portland Street, Bradford.

Samuel Boocock, 23, Whitesmith, born Bramley.

Martha Boocock, 26, born Northampton.


1871 Census

Grotto Square, Mason Place, Hull.

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


1881 Census

24, St James Street, Bradford.

Samuel Boocock, 43, Whitesmith, born Stanningley.

Martha Boocock, 46, born Northampton.

Two children shown.


1891 Census

122, Fitzerald Street, Bradford.

Samuel Boocock, 53, Whitesmith, born Bramley.

Martha Boocock, 56, born Northants.


1901 Census

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


1911 Census

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

Martha, 73, patient.


Death registered

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


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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