William George Bernard LEWCOCK

Male 1843 - 1924  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name William George Bernard LEWCOCK 
    Born Between Oct 1843 and Dec 1843  Sandhurst, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 about William George Barnard Lucock
      Name: William George Barnard Lucock
      Registration Year: 1843
      Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
      Registration district: Easthampstead
      Inferred County: Berkshire
      Volume: 6
      Page: 171
    Gender Male 
    Census 1851  Heckfield, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 7y 
    Address:
    Mattingley Green 
    • He is with Sarah nee Hull, wife of George Lewcock 1784-1846. Grandson, William, born Sandhurst, Berkshire c1844 in household. His parents will have been in Canada where Jane and William were born.
    Emigration 17 Sep 1867  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 22y 
    Address:
    Berar 
    • Re: William George Bernard Lewcock b. 1843 Sandhurst
      Heather Hobbis (View posts)
      Posted: 6 Mar 2004 11:34PM
      Classification: Query
      Surnames: LEWCOCK
      Hi Chris
      I'm in Adelaide, South Australia. While in the library a week or so ago I decided to see what I could find re your William George Bernard lewcock, born 1843 in Sandhurst.

      William G.B. Lewcock, aged 22yrs, married, agricultural labourer, English, Mary aged 22yrs, arrived South Australia (Port Adelaide) on aboard the "Berar" which sailed from Plymouth on 222nd June 1867.

      http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/berar1867.shtml

      GE Lewcock William George Bernard 22 Labourer 988/2 B Hartley Wintney, Hampshire b. 1843 Sandhurst, Berkshire
      Mary Louisa (James) 22 of Wiltshire

      http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/39179992
      Into Place: Port Adelaide,, South Australia
    Occupation Nurseryman 
    Died 19 May 1924  Clare, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lewcock — On the 19th May, at his residence, ' Mattingley,' Clare,
      William George Bernard, beloved husband of Eliza Lewcock, in his 81st year.
    Buried 20 May 1924  Clare, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I10081  Caroline's Tree
    Last Modified 29 May 2019 

    Father George LEWCOCK,   b. 1817, Mattingley, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary [UNKNOWN],   b. 1824, ,,Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1865  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Louisa JAMES,   b. Between Oct 1843 and Dec 1843, Cricklade St Sampson, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1887, Clare, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Between Oct 1866 and Dec 1866  Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William George LEWCOCK,   b. 29 Mar 1869, Clare, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1943, Clare, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Alice Emily LEWCOCK,   b. 7 Oct 1870, Clare, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Henry Ernest LEWCOCK,   b. 20 Jan 1874, Clare, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1939, ,Adelaide, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F2968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eliza MITCHELL,   b. 2 Jun 1853, The Burra,, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1940, Clare, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1889  Clare, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ethel LEWCOCK,   b. 3 Feb 1891, Clare, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F2965  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Northern Argus (Clare, SA : 1869 - 1954) Friday 23 May 1924

      Death of Mr. W. G. B. Lewcock.
      One by one the pioneer . business men of Clare have passed away, and Mr. W. G. B. Lewcock is the last to join the great majority. He had been failing for some time, and a few weeks ago, had to lay up, and becoming gradually weaker died on Monday last in his 81st year. Mr. Lewcock was one of Clare's best townsmen. From a small beginning by energy and hard work he established a large and lucrative business as nurseryman, seedsman, and vigneron, the management of which he only relinquished a few years ago to his sons. Mr. Lewcock was born in 1843 at Sandhurst, Berkshire, England, and received his education at a parish school in Hampshire. In the grounds of this institution were several small gaixlen plots . which were cultivated by the boys out of school hours, and here he gained lis first experience in garden work (which was afterwards to stand him in such good stead), and was successoil in carrying off the second prize. In 1867 Mr. Lewcock decided to some to South Australia and embarked on the ship ' Berar,' and after arrival entered the employ of Mr. E. A. Wright at Glenelg. A few months later he came to Clare under engagement to the late Dr. Bain, with whom he remained in the capacity of gardener for nine years. In 1877 he determined to launch out on his own account in a modest way, and met with such success as to enable him to purchase 77 acres of land, now known as Hartley Springs, where he laid out 4. nursery, vineyard, and orchard. Success attended his efforts, and with the assistance of his sons he built up what is practically the best garden and vineyard in the district. Mr. Lewcock took a keen interest in the public affaips of the town aud district. He was a councillor in the Clare Corporation for several years, after wards occupied the mayoral chair for a. term, doing excellent service in both positions. It was in connection with the Clare railway, however, that he did the best work, and he has been styled "the father of the railway.' It was his peristency in pushing the movement amongst the residents of the town and district (who looked upon the effort to obtain a line as a forlorn hope) that finally assisted to bring the proposal to a successful issue, and there was no prouder man than he when the railway was opened. Mr. Lewcock was connected with a great many of the public institutions of Clare. He had been a member of the Clare Oddfellows, M.U., since his first arrival in the town, and a trustee of the lodge, for 40 years being chairman of trustees. He took a keen interest in the B. and F. Bible Society, and was also its president for many years. In 1866 he married Mary Louisa, (daughter of the late Mr. William James, of Wiltshire, England), who died in 1887. Later he married Eliza, (daughter of the Late Mr. William Mitchell of Clare), who survives him. The surviving family are Mr. W. G. Lewcock and Mr. H. E. Lewcock, Clare; Mrs. J. A. Ogilvie, Jamestown; and Miss Ethel Lewcock, Clare.
      The funeral took place at the Clare Cemetery on Thursday, a very large crowd assembling . at the graveside. The burial service was conducted by the Rev. J. McD. Forsyth and the Rev. H.W. Jew, and the Oddfellows' service was read by Mr. H. A. French. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Harder & Forsaith.
    • William George Bernard Lewcock b. 1843 Sandhurst
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      Re: William George Bernard Lewcock b. 1843 Sandhurst
      Heather Hobbis (View posts)
      Posted: 6 Mar 2004 10:34PM GMT
      Classification: Query
      Surnames: LEWCOCK

      I'm in Adelaide, South Australia. While in the library a week or so ago I decided to see what I could find re your William George Bernard lewcock, born 1843 in Sandhurst.

      William G.B. Lewcock, aged 22yrs, married, agricultural labourer, English, Mary aged 22yrs, arrived South Australia (Port Adelaide) on 17th September 1867 aboard the "Berar" which sailed from Plymouth on 222nd June 1867.

      A comment on the passenger list states that William G.B. Lewcock paid One English Poind to the Emmigration Commissioners toward his passage. On this list, his age is given as 22 years, and his occupation is listed as GARDENER.

      CHILDREN BORN TO WM. GEORGE BERNARD LEWCOCK & MARY LOUISA nee JAMES.

      1. Alice Emily 7/10/70 Clare, District Clare b88 p362

      2. Ethel 3/2/91 Clare, District Clare b474 p273

      3. William George 29/3/69 Clare, District Clare ref b72 p304

      (In case you are not aware of it, you would need to quote the above reference nos. in order to get a BDM certificate from South Australia)

      MARRIAGES.

      1. Henry Ernest aged 46yrs, single, son of Wm. G. B. Lewcock married 18/2/1920 to Elsie Tralaggan, aged 38yrs, single, daughter of Edward Tralaggan at Residence of R. Mortimer, Aldgate, Dis. Adelaide. b282 p694

      2. William George, aged 25yrs, single, son of Wm. G.B.Lewcock married 8/1/95 to Edith Emily Mill aged 26yrs, single, daughter of William Mill at Residence of Albert Mill, Jamestown Dis. Clare ref b182 p89 symbol "A" which denotes a) additional information is on the marriage record, or b) an amendment has been made by volunteers in the information on the certificate.

      3. William George Bernard, aged 46yrs, widower, son of George Lewcock married 21/11/89 to Eliza Mitchell, aged 36yrs, single, daughter of William Mitchell at Residence of Mrs. Mitchell, Clare, Dis. Clare b161 p640 symbol "A"

      DEATH.

      Mary Louisa, aged 43yrs of Clare died 6/1/87 at Clare. Wife of William George Bernard Lewcock Dis. Clare ref b160 p122.

      If there's ever anything else I can help you with in the records in South Australia, don't hesitate to ask. Just send the request to my home email address.

      Regards
      Heather
    • http://headstones2.weebly.com/clare.html

      Clare Cemetery

      LEWCOCK, Alice & Edith E & Louisa & William G
      LEWCOCK, Eliza & Ethel
      LEWCOCK, Henry Ernest & Elsie
      LEWCOCK, Mary Louisa & William George

  • Sources 
    1. [S337] FreeBMD.

    2. [S859] Clare Cemetery, (http://headstones2.weebly.com/clare.html).