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Re: Robert Brock in 1851
« Reply #9 on: Monday 20 September 21 16:36 BST (UK) »
Both posting at the same time Maureen  ;)


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Re: Robert Brock in 1851
« Reply #10 on: Monday 20 September 21 16:48 BST (UK) »
Both posting at the same time Maureen  ;)


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Thanks,Rosie! At least your eyes and mine are seeing the same info.

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Re: Robert Brock in 1851
« Reply #11 on: Monday 20 September 21 16:51 BST (UK) »
The marriage for Robert Brock Holy Trinity Kingston Upon Hull gives his address as
41 High Street
30 October 1839

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Re: Robert Brock in 1851
« Reply #12 on: Monday 20 September 21 16:53 BST (UK) »
Both posting at the same time Maureen  ;)


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Re: Robert Brock in 1851
« Reply #13 on: Monday 20 September 21 17:28 BST (UK) »
In case the OP isn't aware, below is an 1861 newspaper report relating to Robert Brock. Sorry, I don't have any newspaper access subs, so I can only see the brief blurb.

Hull Advertiser and Exchange Gazette
Saturday 03 August 1861 - page 9
"Accident.—The captain of keel, named Robert Brock, whilst going on board his vessel, accidentally fell overboard about midnight on Monday. He was immediately got out by ..."

And an earlier report from 1840. The OCR text is garbled, as usual.

Hull Packet
Friday 21 August 1840 - page 5,6
"...named Rickard and Matthew XTslirin. were fatly committed toe trial, on charge stealing tops, from stoop belonging Mr. Robert Brock, who had the boys, boat lying near the sloop, with the rope in their possession".

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Re: Robert Brock in 1851
« Reply #14 on: Monday 20 September 21 20:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much, all of you, for all this info.  You might like to know how the story ends, with this piece from my blog:
'Our register records that Robert Brock, aged 81, died on 7 January 1895.  But a note adds: "Presumably; body having been found in the Queen's Dock".  Robert's death certificate and a letter tell us more of the sad story.  7 January was the date he went missing from the Charterhouse.  Presumably there was a search; if there was, it was unsuccessful.  On 26 January, and again on 30 January, it seems that the Master assumed he was dead and was writing to the the council's Charterhouse Applicants Committee asking them to fill Brock's vacant room.  A letter survives from the Town Clerk in reply on 31 January saying that they were deferring a decision "in the hope that some news may be heard of Brock".  His body was not found for more than two months; it was recovered from the dock on 15 March.  There was an inquest, and the verdict was that he had drowned.'
Godden in East Sussex, mainly Hastings area.
Richards in Lea, Gloucestershire, then London.
Williamson in Leith, Vickers in Nottingham.
Webb in Bildeston and Colchester.
Wesbroom in Kirby le Soken.
Ellington in Harwich.
Park, Palmer, Segar and Peartree in Kersey.

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Re: Robert Brock in 1851
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 21 September 21 08:44 BST (UK) »
A very sad ending  :'(

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