Arthur Peters Enock (1772-1808).
11th June, 1772.
Birthplace: Alveston, Gloucestershire, England.
Date of death: Thursday,
28th August, 1808.
Place of death: Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
(aged 36 years).
Father: Joseph Enock (1739-1785).
Mother: Betty Enock (nee Woodman) (1735-1806).
Siblings: Mary Enock (1770-?), Joseph
Enock (1774-1862), Robert Enock
Wife: Elizabeth Enock (nee Havard) (?-1808).
Date of marriage: Thursday, 3rd September, 1801.
Place of marriage: Quaker Meeting House, Trosnant,
In attendance: James Lewis of Trosnant Farm, George Lewis, Richard S.
Children: James Lewis Enock
(1804-?), Jane Enock (1806-1832), Arthur
1801 Quaker marriage entry - Wellington,
1804 James Lewis Enock Quaker birth entry - Wellington,
1806 Jane Enock Quaker birth entry - Brecon, Wales
1808 Quaker death entry - Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.
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
Left with: his brother Joseph.
Admission: 8 guineas per annum [£8.40
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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
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.
- English Grammar (upper classes).
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
Staff at Ackworth during Arthur's schooling:
Superintendent: 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.
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.
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