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James Pinnock (1838 - 1890) of Melksham, Wiltshire

Journal by Dave Calladine

I am the direct descendant Great great grandson of (Ahnentafel 28) James Pinnock. James was born to my ( Great great great grandfather Ahnentafel 56) Thomas Pinnock (1838- )a few years before his marriage to Anne Helps(on April 23, 1844) around 1838 in Melksham, Wiltshire.

Melksham once had pretensions of being a Spa town. Further on out of town is the Spa itself, now no more that a group of over large houses, built to accommodate visitors that never materialised. Apparently the Melksham waters were even more foul tasting than most, but that did not prevent a local pharmacist from bottling it and selling it as a cure-all for several years. In Spa Road are several fine houses built at the same time and for the same reasons. They are somewhat smaller but have the merit of being rather more elegant in design. Several continue in use as Hotels and Guest Houses.

The town built up a reputation for cloth, which was traded downb the river Avon to Bat and Bristol. James must had made this trip on the way to market, as he met and married Eliza Cook (Ahnentafel 29) from nearby Bradford-on-Avon on August 29, 1859.

they had eight children al together

The family are farmers on the 1871 census
Name Age in 1871 Birthplace Relationship Civil Parish

James Pinnock 33 Melksham; Forest, Wiltshire, England Head Melksham Wiltshire
Eliza Pinnock 36 Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England Wife Melksham Wiltshire
Thomas W Pinnock 11 Melksham; Forest, Wiltshire, England Son Melksham Wiltshire
John Pinnock 8 Melksham; Forest, Wiltshire, England Son Melksham Wiltshire
Ellen Pinnock 6 Melksham; Forest, Wiltshire, England Daughter Melksham Wiltshire
Emma Pinnock 4 Melksham; Forest, Wiltshire, England Daughter Melksham Wiltshire
Eliza Pinnock 1 Melksham; Forest, Wiltshire, England Daughter Melksham Wiltshire

1881 census Melksham, Wiltshire, RG11 2046 / 40 12

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
James PINNOCK Head M Male 45 Melksham Forest, Wiltshire, England Farm Labourer
Eliza PINNOCK Wife M Female 44 Bradford, Wiltshire, England No Occupation
John PINNOCK Son U Male 18 Melksham Forest, Wiltshire, England Farm Labourer
Ellen PINNOCK Daur U Female 16 Melksham Forest, Wiltshire, England Feeder In Cloth Factory
Eliza PINNOCK Daur Female 11 Melksham Forest, Wiltshire, England Scholar
Frederick PINNOCK Son Male 9 Melksham Forest, Wiltshire, England Scholar
James PINNOCK Son Male 5 Melksham Forest, Wiltshire, England
Frank PINNOCK Son Male 3 Melksham Forest, Wiltshire, England

1901RG13/1929 : Melksham : Melksham : 9 Folio: 63 Page: 12 schedule number: 73
James Pinnock abt 1838 Melksham, Wiltshire, England Head Melksham Wiltshire
Eliza Pinnock abt 1837 Bradford Leigh, Wiltshire, England Wife Melksham Wiltshire
Fred Pinnock abt 1873 Melksham, Wiltshire, England Son Melksham Wiltshire
James Pinnock abt 1875 Melksham, Wiltshire, England Son Melksham Wiltshire
Louisa Best abt 1875 Peckham Rye, London, England Visitor Melksham Wiltshire

Surnames: Cooke Helps Pinnock
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on 2007-02-14 09:28:11

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