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Charles Robert Enock (1837-1900).


  1. Charles - 1880s - Chester
  2. Charles - c1873 - Birmingham
  3. Charles - c1867 - Birmingham

Full name: Charles Robert Enock.
Known as: Charlie.

Date of birth: 1837.[1]
Birthplace: Kings Norton, Warwickshire, England.[1]
Date of death: Thursday, 19th April, 1900 (Aged 63 years).[2]
Cause of death: Died of a paralytic seizure[3]
Place of death:
Hough Green, Chester, Cheshire, England.[2]
Buried/cremated: Buried along with his mother Elizabeth, and children, Ada and Charles Frederick, in Overleigh Old Cemetery, Chester, Cheshire. Grave number 8854.[4] 

Will: Effects 1737 (equivalent to 172k in 2016). Executor: Laura Enock (wife).[2]

Laura Enock will: gross value of estate: 1,935 (equivalent to 100k in 2016), nett value of Personal estate: 1,902 (around 98k in 2016). Executors: Edwin George Derrington (husband of Sophia Elizabeth Derrington), and Maud Muriel Enock

'I hereby give and bequeath unto my daughter Maud Muriel Enock all my Estate and Effects real and personal of which I may die possessed of'. [5]
 
Signature:
[6]



Father: Robert Enock (1811-1855).

Mother:
Elizabeth Enock (nee Doeg) (1810-1867). View Doeg family history site here here.




Siblings:

Arthur Henry Enock (1839-1917)



Amy Jane Dell (nee Enock) (1841-1885)



Robinson Enock (1843-1909)



Frederick Enock (1845-1916)



Emma Enock (1847-1868)

Edwin Enock (1849-1924)



Sophia Elizabeth Derrington (nee Enock) (1853-1933)



Wife: Laura Hopwood Enock (nee Ryder) (1841-1926).


Date of marriage: Saturday, 13th August, 1864.[7]
Place of marriage: Kings Norton, Birmingham?[7]

Children:


Ada Jane Laura Enock (1865-1887)

Mabel Gertrude Ellen Enock (1866-1866)

Charles Frederick Enock (1870-1880)

Maud Muriel Enock (1879-1966).

1841-c1843 - Slade Road, Erdington, Birmingham, England.[8]

The 1841 census shows that the Enocks were living very near to Salford House on the Slade Road. The 1889 Warwickshire OS map shows that the only houses near Salford House were by Gravelly Hill (the Spaghetti Junction end.) There are a few old houses still standing, but it is impossible to say if one of these housed the Enocks in 1841.

Slade Road seen on the 1889 Warwickshire OS map.[9]


c1843-c1846 - 59, Stock Street, Cheetham, Manchester, England.[10]

Robinson's birth certificate states that the family were living on Stock Street in the sub-district of Market Street. Fred's birth entry in the Manchester, England, Non-Conformist Births and Baptisms, 1758-1912, gives the number as 59.

Most of the houses on Stocks Street appear to have been demolished in the 1950's - the area is now an industrial estate.


1851-c1854 - Stratford Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, England.[11]

According to the 1851 census, the Enocks were seven entries away from the Angel Inn Hotel. By tying this information in with the 1889 OS town plan of Birmingham, the Enocks would have lived next-door to Ladypool School. The house was demolished to make way for St. Agatha's Church around 1898.


1861-c1864 -  Balsall Heath Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England.[12]

In the 1861 census, the enumerator lists all the dwellings on the northerly side of Balsall Heath Road between Mount Pleasant and Longbridge Road. The Enock entry is twenty-eight entries from Longmore Road and nineteen from Mount Pleasant. Using this information against the 1889 OS map of Warwickshire, the Enocks appear to be somewhere in the middle; possibly Denmark Place. 

The area is now barely recognisable. Denmark Place was demolished sometime between 1938-1952 and was replaced by council flats in the 1970's.

1889 OS map of Warwickshire.[9]


1864-c18718, The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, England.[13]


The Groves taken on Sunday, 7th September, 2014. (Click to enlarge).[14]

1871-c1881 - 18 Eaton Road, Handbridge, Chester, Cheshire, England.[15]


Eaton Road taken on Sunday, 7th September, 2014. (Click to enlarge).[14]

c1881-c1891 - 47 Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, England.[16]


c1892-1900 - 15 Hough Green, Handbridge, Chester, Cheshire, England.[2] 

Charles' probate records state that he was living at 15, Hough Green. The odd numbered houses must have originally been on the northern side of the road as there were only 5 houses (1, 3, 5, 7, 9 or 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) on the southern side (see 1899 Flintshire OS map below.) The current number 15 was built in the early 1900's so this is definitely not it!

1899 Flintshire OS map showing what I believe was number 15.[9] 


1851 census - Accountant's Assistant.
1861 census - Accountant.
1871 census - Professional Accountant.
1881 census - Public Accountant.
1891 census -
Chartered Accountant.

Charles was a member of the well-known firm of charted accountants, Messrs. Wakefield, Enock & Jackson. Charles had worked with Mr. Wakefield from c1864. 

1892 - Wakefield & Enock were based at 16, Corn Exchange Chambers, Eastgate Street, and is now a branch of Next.

London Gazette - 1892.[17]


Charles held the following public appointments:[17]

  • Clerk to the Governing Body of the Chester School of Science and Art.

  • Secretary to the Grosvenor Hotel Company.

  • Secretary to the Chester and North Wales Building Society.

  • Secretary to the Halkyn Mines Drainage Company.

  • Secretary to the old Chester Race Company.


Cheshire Observer - March 20th, 1875.[17]


Cheshire Observer - December 18th, 1897.[17]

On Monday, 8th October, 1899, Charles suffered a paralytic seizure leaving him in a precarious state of health. 

[17]

On Thursday, 19th April, 1900, Charles passed away from another paralytic seizure.  

Article from the Cheshire Observer dated Saturday 21st April, 1900.[17]

Funeral.

Charles' funeral took place on Monday, 23rd April, 1900, at St. Mary's Parish Church in Chester. Relatives in attendance were Laura Enock (Charles' wife), daughter Maud Muriel, brothers Robinson, Frederick and Edwin and sister Sophia.

Article taken from the Cheshire Observer dated Saturday, 28th April, 1900.[17]

Article taken from the Cheshire Observer dated Saturday, 21st April, 1900.[17]

Charles Robert Enock's grave taken on Sunday, 7th September, 2014. (Click to enlarge).[14]

Charles Robert Enock's grave taken on Sunday, 7th September, 2014. (Click to enlarge).[14]

St. Mary's Church where Charles's funeral took place. Picture taken on Sunday, 7th September, 2014. (Click to enlarge). [14]

1. England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 - Name: Charles Robert Enock - Registration Year: 1837 - Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep - Registration district: Kings Norton - Inferred County: Worcestershire - Volume: 18 - Page: 253.

2. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 - Name: Charles Robert Enock - Probate Date: 9 Aug 1900 - Registry: Chester, England - Death Date: 19 Apr 1900 - Death Place: Chester, England.

3. Information taken from article in note 

4. Information provided by Cheshire Crematorium.

5. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 - Name: Laura Hopwood Enock - Probate Date: 18 Aug 1926 - Registry: Birmingham, England - Death Date: 22 Jul 1926 - Death Place: London, England.

6. Taken from Charles' will (purchased from Cheshire Archives and Local Studies). Image added by Adam Enock.

7. England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915 - Name: Charles Robert Enock -  Registration Year: 1864 - Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep - Registration district: Kings Norton - Inferred County: Worcestershire - Volume: 6c - Page: 581.

8. 1841 English census.

9. Taken from www.old-maps.co.uk

10. Robinson and Fred's entries in: Manchester, England, Non-Conformist Births and Baptisms, 1758-1912 - www.ancestry.co.uk.

11. 1851 English census.

12. 1861 English census.

13. 1871 English census.

14. Taken by Adam Enock.

15. 1881 English census.

16. 1891 English census.

17. Newspaper article found via www.findmypast.co.uk. Public posts found via newspaper articles.