Maddocks of Dublin, Isle of man & Liverpool
Earlier Maddock Ancestors in Dublin
Henry Hutton Maddock, Dublin and Tandregee (Armagh)
Maddocks in the Isle of Man
Arthur Hamilton Maddock and Eliza Birtles
George Frederick Maddock (Liverpool)
Maddock is an English or Welsh name. How did Maddocks get to Ireland?
A Norman invasion in the Middle Ages gave way to English domination by the 1500s. In 1649 The Protestant Lord Protector of England, Oliver Cromwell, landed at Dublin. His troops killed 2,000 men and great part of Irish lands were confiscated and divided among the English. In the 1700s, a system of Protestant English rule was designed to materially disadvantage the Roman Catholic majority and Protestant dissenters. In 1801, Ireland became a part of the United Kingdom
MY GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, GRANDFATHER JOSEPH MADDOCK OF DUBLIN
Although the first Maddock identifiable as one of my ancestors is Joseph Maddock, born about 1772 his actual date of birth is not known but estimated based on several clues: he entered, King’s Inns, in the Easter Term 1788 to become a solicitor when he would have been aged about 16 years; his parents would have been married about 1770/1771 and indeed I found a Henry and Mary Maddock married in 1771 in Dublin although there is no confirmation that these were his parents.
From 1804 (age 34) Joseph Maddock
Attorney at law in the Court of King’s Bench
and then in 1820 he was appointed Deputy Clerk of the Crown for the
for King’s Bench, Common Pleas and the Exchequer and served in this
until aged 65 in 1837. According to a marriage announcement for his
grand-daughter Olivia Maddock in Sept. 1898, he was also Assistant Clerk
of the Peace for the Co. of Dublin
Circuit would have been held
in sessions. It’s possible that some judges would have travelled
In 1842 Joseph Maddock is still
listed in Pigot &
Co's Provincial Directory of Ireland, as “Maddocks. Jos. –
with offices at
The Maddocks lived in St. Peter’s parish, Dublin. Family legend claimed an ancestor was a judge. Although Joseph Maddock (sr.) was not a judge he did have an important position in the court system.
MARRIAGE OF JOSEPH MADDOCK TO MARY GUNNING
Although I have found no record of
the birth of their son
Henry Hutton Maddock there are records
of three other children born to a Joseph and Mary Maddock in Dublin.
Although there are clues that link these baptisms and burials to my Joseph
and Mary Maddock none of these children have yet to be proven to be
related to Henry Hutton Maddock.
- Olivia Maddock 1815 (baptized at Chapelizod). Clues: An Olivia Gracey (as an adult) witnessed deeds for Henry Hutton Maddock in the 1870s. There is a burial record for Olivia Gracey of Rathfarnham, Co Dublin in 1894 at the age of 79 (which means she would have been born in 1815).
- Henry Hutton Maddock was born
about 1821. Date and place not known
- Rebecca Maddock 1824 (baptized at St Werburgh). Mary Gunning's mother was Rebecca Hutton
- Elizabeth Maddock 1825 (baptized at St Werburgh). Mary Gunning's aunt, sister of Rebecca Hutton, was Elizabeth.
- There is a record of a John Maddock (parents unknown), buried in
February 1817, aged 3 years, St Peter's parish. Mary Gunning had a brother named John.
The Dublin directories recorded a Joseph Maddock resident at 21 Richmond Place North in 1846. If this was Henry's father he died before his only son was married in 1851.