- Born: Cir 1801, Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
- Marriage: STIMSON, Sarah circa 1816 in Denton , Lincolnshire, England
The 1841 UK census shows John Grocock and wife Sarah at Denton, Lincolnshire
John Grookock 40 - Ag Lab born Lincolnshire
Sarah Grookock 40 - born Lincolnshire
Sarah Grookock 20 - born Lincolnshire
Ann Grookock 15 - born Lincolnshire
Thos Grookock 12 - born Lincolnshire
Eliza Grookock 9 - born Lincolnshire
Chas Grookock 7 - born Lincolnshire
Wm Grookock 5 - born Lincolnshire
Robert Edlin - 45 Ag Lab born Lincolnshire
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece 617; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Denton; County: Lincolnshire; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 6; Page: 7; Line: 18; GSU roll: 438757.
The 1951 UK census shows John Grocock and wife Sarah at # 36 Tinkerhouse Lane, Basford, Nottinghamshire
John Grocock 55 - Head Mar Bleacher born Basford, Nottinghamshire
Sarah Grocock 59 - Wife Mar Hose Seamer born Basford, Nottinghamshire
Ann Grocock 32 - Dau Unm Hose Seamer born Basford, Nottinghamshire
William Grocock 15 - Son Unm Bleacher born Basford, Nottinghamshire
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 2127; Folio: 121; Page: 8; GSU roll: 87757
The 1861 UK census shows John Grocock and wife Sarah at House #87 of the census York Houses, Lenton, Nottinghamshire
John Grocock 60 - Head Mar "Hose Bleacher" born Basford, Nottinghamshire
Sarah Grocock69 - Wife Mar born Ilkeston, Derbyshire
William Grocock 26 - Son "Merino Brusher" born Basford, Nottinghamshire
Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 2447; Folio: 46; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542972.
The 1861 UK census shows John Grocock and wife Sarah at House #87 of the census, at Old Church Street, Lenton, Nottinghamshire
John Grocock 75 - Head Mar Bleacher (Hose ???) born Attenborough, Nottinghamshire
Sarah Grocock 79 - Wife Mar born Ilkeston, Derbyshire
William Grocock 33 - Son Unm Bleacher (Hose ???) born Basford, Nottinghamshire
Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 3499; Folio: 11; Page: 16; GSU roll: 839742.
This group of census records, more than most, shows wild variation as to the age of Sarah (Snr) and place of birth of each family member. This is due to rounding of ages at census and to the family members own inaccuracies due to poor literacy. I believe the 1841 enumerator just assumed the family were all born in Lincolnshire and the spelling of "Grocock". I have adjusted Sarah's year of birth to reflect she was about 4 years senior to her husband.
I have found 2 death records which could be our John.
Deaths Jun 1869
Grocock John Age: 69 District: Sculcoates Vol 9dPage 108
Deaths Sep 1871
Grocock John Age: 67 HardingstoneVol 3b Page 23
John married Sarah STIMSON circa 1816 in Denton , Lincolnshire, England. (Sarah STIMSON was born circa 1797 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England.)
Marriage Record from Lincolnshire Marriage Index 1837-1850
GROCOCK John 1816 STIMSON Sarah at Denton, Linconshire.