Haycock, George (1837-1921)
Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’
Mr. George Haycock, who for the past 14 years has held the office of Circuit Steward of the Sheffield 7th Circuit, is a man of considerable versatility, as may be seen from the fact that he has filled nearly every office in the Circuit. He has been Society Steward, Class leader, School Superintendent, and Local Preacher. The duties of these various offices he has discharged with great credit to himself as well as to the advantage of the Circuit. He has been a member of the District Committee and represented his Circuit at the District Meeting. Pious and painstaking, he is a man always to be relied on. Whenever one is required to fill a gap, to lead a forlorn hope, or to inspire timid workers with fresh courage, George Haycock is the man for the occasion. By reason of his quiet force and entire trustworthiness he has long been one of the bulwarks of this Circuit.
Family and other information
George was baptized on 18 June 1837 at Blyborough, Lincolnshire. His parents were Thomas, who worked the land, and Sarah.
Census returns identify the following occupations for George.
- 1871 furnace man and provision dealer
- 1891 crucible maker
- 1901 crucible maker
- 1911 crucible maker
George married Elizabeth Emmenson (abt1836-1905) in the spring of 1861 in the Gainsborough Registration District, Lincolnshire. Census returns identify seven children.
- Sarah Jane (1862-1890)
- William (1864-1940) – a crucible maker (1891); a draper (1901)
- Susannah (b1866) – married George Roger Watson in 1887
- John Thomas (abt1868-1943) – a crucible maker; died in USA
- George Sibley (1870-1944) – head of teacher training college (1911)
- Ann Elizabeth (1872-1948) – married Frederick William Wright, a crucible maker, in 1898
- Clara (1877-1951) – married Harry Ayland, a crucible maker, in 1906
George married Elizabeth Ann Rowen, nee Edwards (1875-1928) in early 1907 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.
George died on 1 March 1921 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910/698
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers