Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Robert CHARNOCK (1831-1878)

Signature of Robert CHARNOCK

BIRTH - Robert Charnock was born on Skelhorne Street in Liverpool, England.  He was christened January 17, 1831 at Saint Peter's Church in Liverpool.  His parents were Robert Charnock and Margaret Bradley.

1831 Baptism Records for Saint Peter's Church, Liverpool
Many records on the Charnock family were found at St. Peter's Church, Liverpool.

From 1831 until around 1854 Robert was in Liverpool, England.  In 1851 he was listed on the England and Wales Census still living on Skelhorne Street in Liverpool with his mother and stepfather.  He was 20 years old and a mason (like his father Robert).

On the 1855 NYS Census, Robert was living with his sister, Mary Jane Croose, and her family in the Town of Barre, Orleans County, New York.  This census indicated that he came to the US in December 1854.  His occupation was "builder".

Robert Charnock married Eliza Scott in Lockport, New York after 1855.

From 1862 until his death in 1878 he was in London, Ontario, Canada.  Robert and Eliza had at least six children: William Henry, Alice, Lillian, John, Emma and Mary Jane (our direct relative).  On several of the children's birth records, Robert is listed as a bricklayer in London, Ontario.  He was listed on the 1871 Canadian Census, age 40, stonemason, religion: Methodist.  In an 1873 directory, he is listed as a bricklayer.  In an 1877 directory, he is a stonecutter.

DEATH - Robert Charnock died October 31, 1878 in London, Ontario, Canada from consumption (tuberculosis).  He was 46-years old. He was buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in London, Ontario. 

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