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)
In 1888, at the age of 14 George Frederick Maddock had become an apprentice seaman. By the age of 19 (1893) he had enough experience to earn a certificate as a 2nd Mate. He gave his address as 3 Berkeley St., Douglas, Isle of Man.
He did not appear in the 1891 census as he was probably at sea but by 1901 George F Maddock is
a mariner’s mate living in a boarding house at 1445 St. Bride St. in
Liverpool. The photograph below from his Merchant Marine Record
Frederick Maddock aged 28 (7 Margaret Rd, Walton, Liverpool)
married Ellen Price aged 23, on 30 Jan 1903 at the Welsh Congregational
Chapel, Park Rd. Toxteth Park, Liverpool. At that time, Ellen was
working as a
cook at 26
Information on his Merchant Marine card indicates he had a tattoo on his left arm “friendship”. I was fortunate to find a fairly complete record of G.F.Maddock's Merchant Marine Service on Ancestry.com
My grandfather, G.F.Maddock
1904 Ella Maddock born to George F. and Ellen Maddock.
1905 Margery (Peggy) Maddock born to George F. and Ellen Maddock. Margery died, aged 3, Nov 16th 1909, of diphtheria a year after her mother.
1907 Lily Maddock born to George F. and Ellen Maddock in September, died at 8 mths, in April 1908.
1908 In Nov Ellen (Price) Maddock also died of diphtheria
1911 Liverpool Street Directory G.F. Maddock is listed as a ship's officer, living at 13 Pym Street, Walton. In the 1911 census George (a widower, aged 37) has living with him with his brother-in-law Hughie Hughes (a carpenter aged 25) and sister-in-law Margaret Hughes (aged 23). Margaret was presumably looking after Ella aged 6.
1918 Margaret (Hughes) Maddock died, probably from the Spanish ‘flu. After the death of Margaret Maddock, G.F Maddock was left with a 14 year old daughter and a four year old son. His Uncle Edward (Maddock) and Aunt Bessie (Kelly) moved into his home at 60 Chepstow St. and Bessie became the housekeeper. Edward was 57, Bessie was 33, and George F. Maddock was 44.
is a record of G.F. Maddock, “Chief Officer” on the S.S. Ebol bound for
York from Sierra Leone, Africa. The
detail on the record described him as English, male, aged 44, 5’6”, 160
lbs. This may seem small by today’s
in looking at the height of the other crew members he was about average
and weight. Tallest man was 5’10”.
1938 In the 1938 Directory G.F.Maddock was still listed, as master mariner. This would have been compiled during 1937. In March 1938 G.F. Maddock (aged 63) died of cardiac failure in Walton, Liverpool