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Robert LockeAge: 49 years18501899

Name
Robert Locke
Given names
Robert
Surname
Locke
Birth calculated 1850
Citation details: Marriage: Robert LOCKE and Charlotte Maria PEARCE (1873), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FM%2F770513684%2F1 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Citation details: Census: Robert LOCKE and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0015914953 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 7 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 11 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Note: American Civil War: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 23 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a son
#1
Robert Arthur Locke
August 12, 1876 (Age 26 years)
Text:

BET 1877 AND 1879

Citation details: Baptism: Robert Arthur LOCKE (1876), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F765818853%2F1 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Citation details: War register: Robert A LOCKE and household (1939), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=TNA/R39/4033/4033G/027/24 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Baptism of a sonRobert Arthur Locke
September 13, 1876 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: Baptism: Robert Arthur LOCKE (1876), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F765818853%2F1 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
MarriageCharlotte Maria PearceView this family
December 14, 1876 (Age 26 years) Husband: 23 years Wife: 20 years
Citation details: Baptism: Robert Arthur LOCKE (1876), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F765818853%2F1 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Citation details: Marriage: Robert LOCKE and Charlotte Maria PEARCE (1873), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FM%2F770513684%2F1 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Birth of a daughter
#2
Laura Locke
calculated 1879 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: Census: Robert LOCKE and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0015914953 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Birth of a daughter
#3
Julia A Locke
calculated February 1881 (Age 31 years)
Citation details: Census: Robert LOCKE and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0015914953 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 30 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Census April 3, 1881 (Age 31 years)
Citation details: Census: Robert LOCKE and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0015914953 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 2 years)

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902 (Age 4 years)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province
Economic Event 1865 (Age 15 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 17 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution
Economic Event 1881 (Age 31 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area
Economic Event 1886 (Age 36 years)
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 49 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Death before December 25, 1899 (Age 49 years)

  1. Generation 1
    1. Robert Locke, son of Robert Locke, was born calculated 1850 in Norfolk, England and died before December 25, 1899. He married Charlotte Maria Pearce, daughter of John Pearce, on December 14, 1876 in Chelford, Chesire, England. She was born calculated 1853 in Norwich, Norfolk, England.

      Children of Robert Locke and Charlotte Maria Pearce:

      1. Robert Arthur Locke (18761948)
      2. Laura Locke (1879)
      3. Julia A Locke (1881)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Robert Arthur Locke, shoemaker and repairer (in 1901) and leather Merchant (in 1911), son of Robert Locke and Charlotte Maria Pearce, was born on August 12, 1876 in Macclesfield, Chesire, England and died on August 10, 1948 in Penzance, Cornwall, England at the age of 71. He married Laura Stubbs, daughter of Joseph Stubbs and Emma Lawrinson, on December 25, 1899 in St Michael, Macclesfield, Chesire, England. She was born on January 21, 1883 in Macclesfield, Chesire, England and died between April 1967 and June 1967 in Garstang, Lancashire, England.

      Children of Robert Arthur Locke and Laura Stubbs:

      1. Esmeralda Locke (19061985)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Esmeralda Locke, daughter of Robert Arthur Locke and Laura Stubbs, was born on April 17, 1906 and died between January 1985 and March 1985 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. She married James Arthur Skeggs, son of Thomas Skeggs and Emma Hewitt, on April 3, 1929 in St Michael, Macclesfield, Chesire, England. He was born on June 23, 1896 in Woolwich, Kent, England.

      Children of Esmeralda Locke and James Arthur Skeggs:

      1. Keith Robert Locke Skeggs (19312010)