Mardocks House, Wareside, 19th century
Clare writes: I'm hoping you can help me with identifying a building/location stated on a death cert I have for my gt gt gt grandfather.
Robert Hendry, servant, age 55, died 17th Sept 1848, Mardocks House, Wareside.
The Manor of Martocks or Mardocks goes back to medieval times. The manor house was near Mardocks Mill and was rebuilt in 1814 by George Proctor. From 1818 to 1824 it was occupied by Sir James Macintosh who was a professor at Haileybury College. In 1826 the manor was sold to Dr Abraham Wilkinson who lived there for a short time before letting it to William Tugwell Robins, solicitor who left in 1835 to be followed by Edward Downs and subsequently by Captain Moorson. Then the house was then unoccupied for some time and was demolished in 1863.
The 1846 Trade Directory for Herts lists Edwards Downs at Mardocks House and the 1841 census gave the following occupants, including Robert Hendry.
The 1851 Trade directory list Captain C R Moorson, R.N. at Mardox House and the 1851 census lists the following household at "Mardox House, Ware"
|Isabella||Moorson||Wife||Married||42||Civil Engineers Wife||-|
|Rosalie||Moorson||Daughter||-||6||Scholar At Home||London|
|Maitland||Moorson||Son||-||4||Scholar At Home||London|
|Ann||Pellew||Servant||Unmarried||30||House Serv||Cosgrove, Northamptonshire|
|Mary Ann||Thatcher||Servant||Unmarried||23||House Serv||Surrey|
|Emma||Hitcock||Servant||Unmarried||18||House Serv||London, Middlesex|
|Eliza||Chapman||Servant||Unmarried||24||House Serv||Ware, Hertfordshire|
|William||Pargiter||Servant||Married||52||Bailiff & C||Thornton, Buckinghamshire|
As I have found a reference to Edward Downes being at Mardox House in 1849 and the youngest Moorson children were born in London it is very likely that Robert Hendry died while working for Edward Downs. There is no reference to Robert's death in the Herts Mercury of 23 September 1848, but as a servant his death would not normally have merited a mention.
If you can add to the information given above tell me.
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