Tocock, Edward (1822-1897)


Edward was born in 1822 at Chieveley, Berkshire, to parents Edward and Elizabeth. He was baptised on 2 June 1822 at Chieveley.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Edward.

  • 1851 PM minister
  • 1861 in Tyrone, Ireland (based on birth places of children)
  • 1871 book agent (seller) at Rochdale, Lancashire
  • 1881 insurance agent in Paddington, London
  • 1891 Philanthropist

He married Sarah Elizabeth Hunt (abt1834-1887) in early 1853 in the Wycombe Registration District, Buckinghamshire. Census returns identify five children.

  • Edward George (1856-1904)  – a carpet salesman (1901)          
  • Betsy (abt1859-1875)      
  • John (abt1864-1925) – a tramcar driver (1891); electric tram car conductor (1911)
  • William (1866-1877)                          
  • Frederick (Fred) (abt1869-1946) – a house painter (1901)                 

Edward died on 29 January 1897 at Paddington, London.


  • 1847 Petersfield
  • 1848 Banbury
  • 1850 High Wycombe
  • 1852 Newbury
  • 1854 Winchester
  • 1855 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Comments about this page

  • The Rev Edward Tocock was my Great Grandfather – my mother’s mother being a daughter of John Tocock.

    I did some research some years ago but today came across your input. I knew all about the census detail but not about the circuits you refer to. I am very interested in finding out more. Any help would be appreciated.
    With thanks Gabrielle

    By Gabriele Ross (08/03/2021)

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