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Re: William Henry Grocock, London ENG 1822
Posted by: David Grierson (ID *****3316) Date: May 03, 2008 at 23:56:47
In Reply to: Re: William Henry Grocock, London ENG 1822 by Reinhart Char of 15

Reinhart,
I've dug out my grandfather's autobiography, which has a little detail, as follows:

Emily Watson was the daughter of a university coach who had been educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. Whilst her father's initials are not known, he apparently had a brother, the Rev Charles Watson who was a master at Clifton College.

According to the 1851 census, she was born Herts, Buntingford, c1824.

None of the other names in the Elizabeth Grocock will mean anything to me. However, it seems to have been substantial. Now, William Henry Grocock came in to money when quite a young man - in my Grandfather's words: "He studied medicine but had the misfortune of being left legacies....." It is not at all clear where these legacies came from, possibly his father, who it seems was well-off and able to retire early, but there may also have been some input from the Watson side.
Regards
David Grierson


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