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)
Arthur and Eliza Maddock had three children:
- George Fredrick Maddock my grandfather was born at 44 Naylor St, St Helens, Lancs. 1874
- Henry Arthur (Harry) Maddock was also born in St. Helen's. 1877. He was christened in the Isle of Man on the 12th Aug 1877.
- Emily Grace Hutton Maddock was born in 1879 in Douglas, Isle of Man after Eliza Maddock left her husband Arthur, and
to the Isle of Man to live with her mother. Emily Grace was christened on the 8th Feb 1880.
Arthur Hamilton Maddock
On the marriage certificate Arthur states his father's name was James Henry Maddock and that he was deceased, neither of which was true. Perhaps this was done to conceal his identity as this marriage was bigamous.
- 1887 - Arthur and Rachel had a son, Arthur Hamilton Maddock (Jr.).
1948 - Arthur J Maddock married Marjorie Jones in Liverpool.
- 1892, some time before the 24th July,
Arthur Hamilton Maddock (Sr.) and Rachel have a second son, Edward. No record of his birth have been found. On
the marriage certificate of Edward Maddock
in 1918 he states his father is Arthur Hamilton Maddock and that he had
been a doctor. Although Arthur was a medical student and then a medical
assistant he never qualified as a doctor.
- 1901 Census Edward Maddock (Maddox), aged 9, is living at the District Industrial School in South Everton where he is listed as a "paper bag maker".
he was about 13 he went from the
orphanage/industrial school to work in the mines in Yorkshire. In
the 19011 census he is living in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, aged 19 his
occupation is listed as "Hurrier underground" (A Hurrier is a youth
employed to haul coal, often a girl as young as 5 year's old);
Birthplace - Liverpool.
- He married Mary Hannah Croft in 1918. They had three children: George Arthur, Barbara and Dorothy.
- He died, aged 72 in Darton
Maddock, for the photos Edward and Arthur (Jr.)
1892 - Rachel (Sagg) Maddock died on the 27th of July 1892 of phthisis (TB) aged 24. The informant was Annie Lee, Rachel's sister. Arthur was described as a herbalist's assistant. Rachel's brother, George Hodgson Sagg, also died in July 1892 aged 21. Rachel died the same year her son Edward was born. Rachel was buried in The West Derby Cemetry on July 30th.
Following Rachel's death in 1892 Arthur was left with an infant son (Edward) and an eight year old son (Arthur).
1895 - Arthur Hamilton (Sr.) is listed as a Drug Dispenser, living at 64, Radcliffe Street, Liverpool. In July 1895 Arthur Hamilton Maddock died due to excessive drinking and an inquest was held 16th July 1895. He was buried in West Derby Cemetery on July 17th 1895. His occupation is listed as Apothecary; his address as 3 St Jude's Place N, West Derby (that address cannot be located today but there is a St Jue's Church in West Derby so it possible that the street was adjacent to the church).
Eliza Ann Johnson (Birtles) Maddock
In September 1878 Eliza and her two sons returned to the Isle of Man where Eliza later gave birth to her daughter Emily. In the 1881 census she is living with her mother Mary (Johnson) Birtles at 36 Fort St. and her 3 children: George (7), Harry (4) and Emily (2). She describes herself as a widow although her husband was still living in Liverpool.
In Nov 1878 Arthur returned to the Isle of Man and threatened his wife, so she took out a peace bond against him.
By 1891 the Eliza Maddock's family appears to have scattered.
year old student at Casterton School, Westmoreland. She is listed in
the 1911 census visiting relatives (named Harrison). Emily was
mentioned in a court proceeding in 1916 when she swore to have
witnessed a will (Mona's Herald). She died in 1920,
Isle of Man, aged 39, in the Poor House (a.k.a. Lunatic Asylum). She was buried on the 23rd July 1920.
Harry, at 14 year's of age is recorded as an assistant to a butcher Mr. Kelly in the 1891 census. There were two other butchers at the same premises (64 Duke
St. Douglas) and five assistants to the butchers, one of whom was
Harry. Although the census records Harry as being born in Douglas (he was born in Liverpool but christened in Douglas), he is most probably Eliza and
George Maddock would have been 17 years old in 1891, but was already an apprentice seaman so was probably at sea.
Eliza Ann Maddock cannot be found in England or in the Isle of Man using 1891 census information (she would have been 35 years old).
searched both Isle of Man and the English censuses for 1901 and 1911
looking for Eliza Maddock but found no-one of that name. However,
found an Elizabeth Gawne in Douglas, Isle of Man, who was born in
Bendigo, Australia in 1856 (which is when and where Eliza was born).
She married Thomas Gawne in 1891/92 at the age of 36. Thomas Gawne had
been a master mariner
and in the 1901 census is "retired ". In his obituary of 1917 it
mentions that Thomas Gawne had retired early due to ill health before
the age of 40.
As it is highly unlikely that there was another female living in the Isle of Man who was born in 1856 in Bendigo I can only assume that Eliza Ann decided to call herself Elizabeth. Perhaps this was to mask her true identity as she was still legally married to Arthur H. Maddock, who did not die until 1895. Regretably I can find no record of the marriage for Eliza/Elizabeth and Thomas Gawne either in England or the Isle of Man.
Thomas Gawne died in 1917. His obituary was recorded in the Manx Notebook. There is a death record for Elizabeth Gawne in 1923 (aged 70),
but I cannot confirm that this is my great grandmother.