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Arthur Peters Enock (1772-1808).

Date of birth: Thursday, 11th June, 1772.
Birthplace: Alveston, Gloucestershire, England.
Date of death: Thursday, 28th August, 1808.
Place of death:
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (aged 36 years).
Trosnant, Monmouthshire, Wales.

Father: Joseph Enock (1739-1785).
Betty Enock (nee Woodman) (1735-1806).
Siblings: Mary Enock (1770-?), Joseph Enock (1774-1862), Robert Enock (1777-1817).

Wife: Elizabeth Enock (nee Havard) (?-1808). 
Date of marriage: Thursday, 3rd September, 1801.
Place of marriage: Quaker Meeting House,
Trosnant, Monmouthshire, Wales.
In attendance: James Lewis of Trosnant Farm, George Lewis, Richard S. Harford

Children: James Lewis Enock (1804-?), Jane Enock (1806-1832), Arthur Enock (1808-1809).


1801 Quaker marriage entry - Wellington, Shropshire, England.
1804 James Lewis Enock Quaker birth entry -  Wellington, Shropshire, England.
1806 Jane Enock Quaker birth entry -  Brecon, Wales
1808 Quaker death entry - Merthyr Tydfil,


Friday, 7th December, 1781 - Tuesday, 15th March, 1785 -  Ackworth School, Pontefract Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, England.


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Admit number: 375.
Agent: Charles Lloyd.
Relatives in attendance: Joseph Enock
Left with: his brother Joseph.

Admission: 8 guineas per annum [8.40 in today's money, measuringworth's calculator would say the relative value is 1,008.00.].

Life at Ackworth.

'The dress of the boys in early times was a long-tailed coat, leather breeches, and buckled shoes.'

Arthur remained at Ackworth for the full duration of his education, meaning he had no contact with his family for four-years.

Arthur would have only seen his brother, Joseph, at meeting for worship or other public occasions. 

Scholars studied during the day, and undertook some manual work out-of-hours.

The curriculum between 1781-1785 consisted of:

  • English Language.
  • Reading.
  • Writing.
  • Spelling.
  • English Grammar (upper classes).
  • Arithmetic.

Manual work included: 

  • Waiting the table.
  • Cleaning knives.
  • Helping in the bakery and the dairy.
  • Working in the garden or on the farm.

An essential feature to education at Ackworth was meeting for worship. A small part of every day was devoted to silent and serious thoughtfulness.

Staff at Ackworth during Arthur's schooling:

John Hill.
Masters: Joseph Donbavand (Master of Penmanship), George Lomas (Assistant), Thomas Hodgkin, Jonathan Dalton, Richard Smith (Assistant), Thomas Binns, John Hodgkin (Writing Master), John Johnson.
Housekeeper: Hannah Little, Mercy Wright.
Boys' Matron: Ruth Bramley.
Nurse: Hannah Reay.
Principal Tailor: William Sowden.
Principal Shoemaker: John Neild, William Hodgetts, John Grimshaw.
Baker: Abraham Taylor, John Sergeant.
Husbandman (Farmer): Samuel Goodwin.
Principal Gardener: Matthew Dawnie.

Additional information on Ackworth School can be found here.


1801 Quaker marriage entry - Draper.
1804 James Lewis Enock Quaker birth entry -  Draper.
1804 Jane Enock Quaker birth entry -  Draper.
1808 Quaker death entry - Draper.

Do you have any more information on Robert? Please contact me at adam.c.enock@gmail.com.

Page updated 8th September, 2015.