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Date of birth:
Saturday, 21st May, 1808.
1841 - Hunton Hill, Gravelly Hill, Birmingham, England.
1851 - Vicarage Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England.
1871 - 62, Belgrave Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (demolished between 1946 and 1955).
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Tuesday, 15th June, 1819 - Monday, 10th June, 1822 - Ackworth School, Pontefract Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, England.
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Admit number: 4196.
'The circumstances attending the application of Sophia Enock appearing to this committee to render hers a special case, it is agreed to admit her with her elder sister (Caroline Enock, 1807-1842)' - Ackworth School Committee minutes.
Admission: 10 guineas per annum [£10.50 in today's money, measuringworth's calculator would say the relative value is £921.30.].
Life at Ackworth.
Sophia remained at Ackworth for the full duration of her education, meaning she had no contact with her family for three-years.
Sophia, Caroline, Sarah, Thomas Enock, Thomas Gilkes and Sarah Gilkes, would have only seen one another at meeting for worship or other public occasions. To spend time together, the relatives 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 1819-1822 consisted of:
Manual work included:
An essential feature to education at Ackworth
was meeting for worship. A small part of every day was devoted to silent and
Relatives who attended Ackworth in the past:
Thomas Robinson Will.
The will of Thomas Robinson (Sophia's maternal grandfather) is detailed in the 'Reports of Cases Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery - Volume 3.' Pages can be seen here or by clicking the image below.
A devise of land to trustees in fee, upon trust to pay the rents to Sarah (Sophia's mother), for life and after her death to apply them in the maintenance and education of all and every child and children during their minority, and when and as soon as all such children, if more than one, should have attained twenty-one, upon trust to sell, and to pay the proceeds of such sale "to and amongst all and every such child or children, share and share alike if more than one, and if but one, then the whole thereof to such only child".
Thomas Robinson's will (click to enlarge).
Page updated 9th September, 2015.