1. John MADDOCK was born about 1590 in England. John Maddock, Jr. may have been born on 29 Jan 1572/3 and died 7 May 1639 in St. John's Parish, Chester, Cheshire, England. He may have married Jane Brooster or Broster b.20 Dec 1579 in St. John's Parish. She died before 1622 in the same parish. There may be another generation between this and Thomas because most of the people being researched in the time period marry and have their children at a younger age. That doesn't mean this is not the right person.
John and his spouse had the following children:
+ 2 M i. Thomas MADDOCK was born on 30 Mar 1619 and died about 1690.
2. Thomas MADDOCK (John) was born on 30 Mar 1619 in Chester, Cheshire, England. He died about 1690 in Chester, Cheshire, England. Alice (Nicholls) Maddock, daughter-in-law of Thomas mentions sister-in-law Sarah Maddocke, and brother-in-law Joseph Madock. This Joseph Maddock of Chester also appears in the Cheshire Friend's records, where several children are recorded for he and his wife, Amy. (I don't know who did this research or I would give them credit for it). Thomas married1 Elisabeth SIMCOCK, daughter of Richard SIMCOCK, on 24 Jun 1641 in St. John, Chester, Cheshire, England. Elisabeth was born on 15 Dec 1620 in Middlewich, Cheshire, England and was christened on 30 Mar 1623 in Tarvin, Cheshire, England. She died on 10 Apr 1685 in Chester, Cheshire, England and was buried in Apr 1685 in St. John's Parish, Cheshire, England. Elisabeth may have been the daughter of Richard Simcock of Burton in the parish of Tarvin. In Richard's will (Consistory Court of the Bishop of Chester, 1647) he names daughter Elisabeth, wife of Thomas Maddocke. This Elisabeth was christened 30 Mar 1623 in Tarvin.
From Jill Carter Knuth's Web page: According to family records, "Thomas Maddock and Elizabeth Simcock were the ancestors of Joseph Maddock. There is little documentary evidence about the lives of this couple and their children, but the information that has been handed down is not unreasonable, .... In 1636 a Thomas Maddock baker, was admitted to the bakers' Guild in Chester. He was probably in his early 20s at the time. In 1639, John Maddock, baker of Chester, died and left his bakery and a sizable estate to his son named Thomas. In 1641 Thomas married Elizabeth Simcock, probably in the church of St. John the Baptist which stands just outside the city walls. The Maddock bakery was a few blocks away from the church. The young couple probably looked forward to a happy life. But in 1642, when the first Maddock child was born, Chester was preparing for war against the Parliamentarian army led by Oliver Cromwell. In 1643, all able-bodied men living in Chester were called to bear arms, and in July they successfully defended the town from the first Parliamentarian attack. By 1645, there had been several indecisive skirmishes in the area. In the fall of that year, the eastern suburbs where the Maddocks may have lived, were taken by surprise; the city fathers ordered that all buildings outside the wall be burned to prevent the Parliamentarian forces from taking cover there. This was the beginning of a siege that lasted for several months. There was a severe shortage of food and the weakened population succumbed to an outbreak of plague in 1647. It was not until 1648 that the town began the slow process of recovery from the war. In the first seven years of their marriage during which several children were born, Thomas and Elizabeth endured a war, the destruction of their business, their church and possibly their home. Even if the Maddock bakery had not burned, Thomas would have had trouble getting flour; the mills had also been destroyed. The Maddock church, St. John the Baptist, was occupied by the Parliamentarian Army. The soldiers threw out all the religious images and used the building as a cannon station from which to bombard the city walls. The Maddocks had survived war, famine and plague, but had no doubt suffered the deaths of many family members and friends. Family stories say that Thomas and Elizabeth Maddock joined the Quaker movement in 1650s or 1660s. There is reference to a Quaker meeting at Chester as early as 1653, and by 1670 they had built a meeting house. George Fox, the founder of the Quaker movement, visited the area in 1657 and 1660. However, the earliest Quaker meeting minutes for Chester date from the early 1670s, and these are fragmentary. They do not mention Thomas Maddock or Elizabeth Simcock Maddock."
Thomas and Elisabeth had the following children:
+ 3 M i. Nathan MADDOCK was born about 1642 and died on 10 Oct 1680.
4 M ii. Henry MADDOCK was born about 1644 in Chester, Cheshire, England. Henry was born in St. John's Parish, Chester.
5 M iii. Joseph MADDOCK was born about 1646 in Chester, Cheshire, England. Joseph was born in St. John's Parish, Chester.
6 F iv. Sarah MADDOCK was born about 1648 in Chester, Cheshire, England. Sarah was born in St. John's Parish, Chester.
7 M v. Daniel MADDOCK was born about 1650 in Chester, Cheshire, England. Daniel was born in St. John's Parish, Chester.
1. ancestry world tree search, Ancestry.com.
3. Nathan MADDOCK (Thomas, John) was born about 1642 in Chester, Cheshire, England. He died on 10 Oct 1680 in Newton, Cheshire, England. Nathan was born and died in St. John's Parish. There may also be other children not mentioned in their mother's will, Mordecai b.10 Jul 1672, Caleb b.14 May 1677 and Deborah (1) b.30 Jun 1664. (information of Bruce Dale, internet) The records of St. John's Parish and the Society of Friends for the Cheshire should be searched to verify the vital information for the children.
Nathan and Alice had the following children:
8 M i. Nathan MADDOCK was born1,2 on 30 Dec 1660 in Chester, Cheshire, England. Nathan was born in St. John's Parish, Chester.
9 F ii. Esther MADDOCK was born on 16 Feb 1661/1662 in Chester, Cheshire, England. She died in 1709 in , Chester Co., Penn. Esther was born 16th day 12th month 1661 in St. John's Parish. She married 2nd John Mendenhall in 1708.(Families and Persons History of Chester County, Pennsylvania with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches by J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope) Esther married Peter DICKS, son of James DICKS and Phyllis, on 1 Sep 1681 in Frandley, Chester, England. Peter was born in 1657 in England. He died in 1704 in Birmingham, Chester Co., Penn. (SEE DICKS FAMILY)
10 F iii. Deborah MADDOCK was born on 30 Jun 1666 in Chester, Cheshire, England. Deborah married [-?-] Reece before 3 Mar 1684/5, the date of her mother's will. She is called Deborah Reece.
11 M iv. Abel MADDOCK was born on 1 Sep 1668 in Chester, Cheshire, England. Abel was born in St. John's Parish, Chester.
12 F v. Rachell MADDOCK was born3,4 on 30 Sep 1670 in Chester, Cheshire, England. Rachell was born in St. John's Parish, Chester.
13 M vi. Ezechia MADDOCK was born5,6 on 30 Sep 1673 in Chester, Cheshire, England. Ezekiah was born in St. John's Parish, Chester.
14 F vii. Alice MADDOCK was born7 on 23 May 1675 in Chester, Cheshire, England. Alice was born in St. John's Parish, Chester.
2. will, FHL #164845. Consistory Court of the Bishop of Chester, original will.
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