Emma Enock (1847-1868).
13th February 1847.
Birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
Date of death: 1868.
Place of death: King's Norton,
Birmingham, England (aged
Father: Robert Enock (1811-1855).
Mother: Elizabeth Enock (nee Doeg) (1810-1867). Very
interesting site on the Doeg family here.
Siblings: Charles Robert
Enock (1837-1900), Arthur
Henry Enock (1839-1917), Amy Jane
Dell (nee Enock) (1841-1885), Robinson
Enock (1843-1909), Frederick Enock
(1845-1916), Edwin Enock (1849-1924),
Sophia Elizabeth Derrington
(nee Enock) (1853-1933).
- Stratford Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, England.
According to the 1851 census, the Enock's were
seven entries away from the Angel Inn Hotel. By tying this information in with
the 1889 OS town plan of Birmingham, the Enock's would have lived next-door to
Ladypool School. The house was demolished to make way for St. Agatha's Church
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- Balsall Heath Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England.
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 28 entries from Longmore Road
and 19 from Mount Pleasant. Using this information against the 1889 OS map of
Warwickshire, the Enock's appear to be somewhere in the middle, possibly
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.
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Wednesday, 13th February, 1856 - Monday, 5th
School, Pontefract Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, England.
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Admit number: 7674.
Agent: William Southall.
Relatives in attendance: Robinson
Enock (brother), Frederick Enock
(brother), Edwin Enock (brother).
Admission: Graduated scale of payment.
Minimum charge £12 per annum [eqv. £517 in 2005], but parents who could
manage to pay more were asked to contribute £15 [eqv. £647 in 2005] or £21
[eqv. £906 in 2005], according to their means.
Life at Ackworth.
Between the ages of ten and fifteen, Emma was away from family life for eleven-months of the year, only
returning home during the one-month annual summer holiday.
Fred and Edwin, would have only seen one
another at meeting for worship or other public occasions. To spend time
together, the siblings would have congregated on a path running midway between
the two wings known as "The Flags".
Scholars studied during the day, and
undertook some manual work out-of-hours.
The curriculum between 1856-1860 consisted of:
- Religious study (a chapter from the bible
was read before breakfast).
- English language.
- Spelling (one-hour a day).
- English Grammar (in upper classes).
- English History.
- Needlework (sewing and knitting).
- Geography (map instruction and the drilling
of the rudiments of geography).
- Latin (taught to twenty of the most advanced
- French (two highest classes - ninth and
- Art (drawing was taught by a visiting Art
Manual work included:
- Superintendent's Waiter - one girl
for a week in play-hours and about two hours daily in school hours.
- Parlour Waiters - two girls to wait
in the housekeeper's room and assist the housekeeper for a fortnight at a
time. One of them all her time, the other all her play-time and for two
hours daily in school-time.
- Dining Room Waiters - four girls in
play-time for a week.
- Shirt Menders - six girls three days
(three of them four days to assist in the washing) employed both in and
out of school, and two girls who assist them only in play-hours. Change
- Mantua Maker's Assistant - one girl
all her time for a week.
- Constant Menders - two girls five
days for a week.
- Menders - six girls all their school
time and nearly all their play-time, from Fourth Day morning to Seventh
- Room Sweeters - six girls (four of
whom are out of school each Second Day morning till 11 o'clock.) Employed
in play-hours daily about an hour.
- Pie Makers - two girls to assist two
mornings in each week in schooltime.
- Two girls to assist in washing the young
children and in cleaning the Wing, a quarter of an hour every morning and
the whole of two evenings weekly. Play-hours.
- Laundress' Assistants - four girls on
Fourth Day afternoon. Playhours.
- Paring Potatoes - all the girls who
are not in other offices, six mornings in the week, half an hour before
the morning school.
- Occasional Employments - the girls
provide the coals for the school. room fires, which they make and mend.
They keep the school-rooms in order, and some of the older ones
occasionally assist the Wing-maid, chamber-maids, &c. They are much
employed in topping and tailing gooseberries, shelling peas and beans,
cutting and paring apples, &c., during the season. They sweep the
flags of their play-ground once a week in fine weather, and have numerous
other incidental employments of a domestic nature, but which it would be
difficult to particularize.
Staff at Ackworth School during Emma's
Superintendent: Thomas Pumphrey.
Principal Mistress: Mary Ann Speciall.
Mistresses: Maria King, Ann Wood, Sarah Ann Hodgson, Phebe Jane
Bentley, Lucy Knight, Maria Woodhead, Anna Clark, Mary Caroline Pumphrey, Mary
Elizabeth Robinson, Margaret Sarah Fowler, Anna Jesper.
Mistress on Duty: Charlotte Mabel Tuke.
Housekeeper: Sarah Maddocks.
Mantua-Maker: Rebecca Churchus, S. Thorp, Ann Hodgson, Eleanor Rennison.
Nurse: Mary Williamson.
Principal Tailor: George Frederick Linney.
Principal Shoemaker: Isaac Levitt, James Wilson.
Baker: John Walker.
Relatives who also attended Ackworth:
Elizabeth Enock (nee Doeg) (mother).
Robert Enock (grand-father).
Arthur Peters Enock (grand-uncle).
Joseph Enock (grand-uncle).
Mary Robinson Enock
Arthur Gregory Enock
Caroline Wheeler (nee Enock)
Sophia Kenway (nee Enock) (auntie).
James Lewis Enock (1st cousin,
Sarah Enock (aunt).
William Doeg (uncle) - Scholar: 1814-1816, Apprentice: 1816-1823,
David Doeg (uncle).
Robert Doeg (uncle) - Scholar: 1818-1821, Apprentice: 1821-1828,
Henry Doeg (uncle).
Priscilla Doeg (auntie).
Jane Doeg (auntie).
Thomas Gilkes (2nd cousin, 1x removed).
William Gilkes (2nd cousin, 1x removed).
Sarah Gilkes (2nd cousin, 1x removed).
Martha Gilkes (2nd cousin, 1x removed).
Richard Gilkes (2nd cousin, 1x removed).
information on Ackworth School can be found here
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Updated 9th September, 2015.