James Lewis Enock (1804-?).
20th December, 1804.
Birthplace: Wellington, Shropshire, England.
Date of death: ?
Place of death: ?
Peters Enock (1772-1808).
Mother: Elizabeth Enock (nee Havard) (?-1808).
Siblings: Jane Enock (1806-1832), Arthur
Date of marriage: ?
Place of marriage: ?
1804 Quaker birth entry - Wellington,
1806 Jane Enock Quaker birth entry - Brecon, Wales
1808 Arthur Peters Enock Quaker death entry - Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.
Monday, 2nd May, 1814 - Friday, 31st July,
1818 - Ackworth School,
Pontefract Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, England.
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Admit number: 3586.
Agent: Joseph Reynolds.
'Application having been made that James
Lewis Enock, an orphan boy at Shrewsbury, who is only 8 1/2 years of age, be
put on the list for admission. This committee, after considering all the
circumstances of the case, deems it a special one, and requests that he now
entered to take his turn, if the sub-committee in London do not disapprove'. -
School committee minutes in 1813.
Admission: 10 guineas per annum [£10.50
in today's money, measuringworth's calculator would say the relative value is
Life at Ackworth.
'The dress of the boys in early times was a
long-tailed coat, leather breeches, and buckled shoes.'
James remained at Ackworth for the full
duration of his education, meaning he had no contact with his family for
Scholars studied during the day and and
undertook some manual work out-of-hours.
The curriculum between 1814-1818 consisted of:
- Religious study (a chapter from the bible
was read before breakfast).
- English language.
- Reading (the rules for punctuation, learning
sounds of the vowels).
- English Grammar (in upper classes).
- Geography (taught only to sixty of the upper
boys - map instruction and the drilling of the rudiments of geography).
Manual work included:
- Waiting the table.
- Cleaning shows and 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 James' schooling:
Superintendent: Robert Whitaker.
Masters: Joseph Donbavand (Master of Penmanship - Caligraphist), John
Donbavand (Grammar Master), John Gott (Writing Master), Thomas Beavington.
Housekeeper: Hannah Whitaker.
Boys' Matron: Elizabeth Preston.
Nurse: Mary Dumbledon.
Principal Tailor: Leonard West.
Principal Shoemaker: Samuel Whalley.
Baker: Isaac Wormall.
Husbandman (Farmer): Robert Graham.
Principal Gardener: Matthew Dawnie.
Relatives who attended Ackworth in the
Peters Enock (father).
Joseph Enock (uncle).
Robert Enock (uncle).
information on Ackworth School can be found here.
1843 Ackworth Old Boy Survey - Upholsterer.
1843 Ackworth Old Boy
In 1843, the various monthly meetings
were asked to conduct a survey of the fortunes of Ackworth old boys, who had
been at the school between 1799 and 1843. James' survey was as follows:
Ackworth number: 3586
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Name: James Lewis Enock
From what place sent: Late of Shrewsbury
Time of leaving Ackworth: 1818
Is he now living; if deceased, in what
year or about? Yes deceased
To what trade was the boy apprenticed:
What trade did the man follow when a
Has he married: Yes
Has he entered into business on his own
account, or remained an assistant to others: On his own account
Has he failed in business or become
dependent on his friends: Not known
Is he now in membership with the Society
of Friends: Uncertain
If disowned, state whether for immoral
conduct, failure in business or marriage contrary to rule: Is disowned, it was
for marrying and a misconduct. Died a member
Has he emigrated and if so, to what
country: Emigrated to America where he ?married?
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