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Samuel Cocker

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c.1822 Born in Hathersage, son of Samuel and Sarah Crocker.

1841 Samuel Cocker 50, merchant, lived in Ecclesall Bierlow, with Sarah Cocker 50, Ann Cocker 40, Thomas Cocker 20, merchant's clerk, Elisabeth Cocker 15, Samuel Cocker 15, merchant's clerk, Henry Cocker 10, merchant's clerk, Marcy Cocker 10[1]

1848 of Hunter's House, Ecclesall Bierlow, shared freehold with his brother Thomas Fildes[2]

1849 Married Margaret Kirk in Ashton under Lyne[3]

1851 Samuel Cocker 28, Merchant in steel and file works, lived in Ecclesall Bierlow, with Margaret Cocker 34[4]

1861 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Fildes Cocker and Samuel Cocker, both of Sheffield, Wire Drawers and Steel Manufacturers and Merchants, and Benjamin Thomas Bagshaw, late of Sheffield, Wire Drawer and Steel Manufacturer and Merchant, deceased on the 4th day of June last. Thomas Fildes Cocker and Samuel Cocker, continued the firm as partners.[5]

1861 Samuel Cocker 38, General merchant, lived in Ormskirk, with Margaret Cocker 45, Sarah M Cocker 7[6]

1867 Patent to Samuel Cocker, of Sheffield, Manufacturer, for the invention of "improvements in axles for carriages." — A communication to him from abroad by Frederick William Richter, of Harthan, near Chemnitz, in the Kingdom of Saxony.[7]

1871 Samuel Cocker 48, Steel files wire etc manufacturer and general merchant, lived in Ecclesall Bierlow, with Margaret Cocker 55, Sarah M Cocker 17[8]

1873 Patent to Charles Frederick Terry, of Sheffield, Accountant, and Samuel Cocker, of the same place, Steel Manufacturer, in respect of the invention of "improvements in apparatus for safely and expeditiously detaching ships' boats or any other suspended weights from blocks, cranes, or similar appliances, being also applicable for detaching locomotive engines, railway, or other carriages or trucks."[9]

1881 General merchant, lived in Lambeth, with Margaret[10]

1887 Margaret died in London[11]

1891 Provision merchant, widower, lodging in St Giles North, London[12]

1900 Died in Paddington[13]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. Electoral register
  3. BMD
  4. 1851 census
  5. London Gazette 14 January 1862
  6. 1861 census
  7. London Gazette 10 May 1867
  8. 1871 census
  9. London Gazette 17 June 1873
  10. 1881 census
  11. BMD
  12. 1891 census
  13. BMD