POCOCKE, Edward

1842 - 1905

Born at Newbury, Berkshire in late 1842, only son of Thomas Pocock, a wine cellarman, and his wife Rosanna née Wellman, who married at Rowde, Melksham, Wiltshire in 1838. In 1851, an 8 year old living at 130 Fenchurch Street, London with his parents, 33 year old Thomas and 43 year old Rose but his father died 1859. In 1861 Edward was an 18 year old artist & wood draughtsman living with his widowed mother, still at 130 Fenchurch Street, but his mother died in 1867, age 61. Edward married in the City of London in 1866, Margaret Harrington and in 1871 a 28 year old lithographic artist living at Chapel Road, Bexley, Kent with his 23 year old wife Margaret, and their children, 4 year old Edith and 1 year old Edward, jun.. He did work for the 'Illustrated London News' and supplied illustrations reporting the Turko-Russian war, being present at the siege of Plevnat in 1877 but is best known for his topographical works throughout East Anglia, his favourites being the Ipswich and Norwich areas. As Edward Pococke, in 1886 was living on Parkstone Road, Harwich, Essex but by 1891, a 47 year old architect, was living at 20 Carr Street, Ipswich with his 44 year old wife Margaret, born St Peter le Poer, London with his children, Edith Margaret 24, born Lewisham, Edward 21, born Battersea, Lyndhurst 18, born Bexley Heath and daughter Vivian 16, born Dartford, Kent. Shortly afterwards he left his Ipswich studio for Norwich where his wife died in 1900, aged 52 and the following year, as Pocock, was living at 3 Crown & Star Yard, Timberhill, Norwich with his son Edward. His death, as Pocock, was reported at Norwich on 13 October 1905, aged 59 [sic]. When he added the 'e' to his name is uncertain and he is the same as an Edward Charles Pococke.




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