(B.1858-D.1935) Frank Maddocks & Emma Robbins (B.1859-D.1923)
Charles Maddocks

Frank Maddocks

Frank was born in Heanton in 1858 and became a policeman (like his elder brother George) joining the force in 1879. Frank in 1881 was a constable at Clifton Police Station Bristol St Augustine, Gloucester (Lodging at the police station while on duly) residing at that time at Argyle House, Argyle Road Bristol. He was promoted to the rank of patrol in June 1882. Frank and Emma married by license in the independent chapel Braunton on the 26 September 1882 and they had two sons. The eldest son was Henry Maddocks born in 1884 in Bristol; Frank Robbins Maddocks was born much later on the 22nd March 1893. Father Frank was promoted to Sergeant in November 1897 and lived at 2, Thorns Building Clifton Bristol at the time. Frank had become the petroleum, explosives and hackney carriage inspector in the Bristol police force. Retiring on a superannuation of £91 17s 4d after 28 years they returned to Devon to live in Ashford Barnstaple, leaving Henry living in Bristol. When Emma Maddocks died she was buried at Trinity Church Barnstaple, Father Frank remarried a girl from Wrafton or Braunton called Louise. Father Frank now lived at Ashford, until his death in April 1935 and is buried in the local church at Heanton burried with him was his second his wife Louise when her time came. He was at the time in the Braunton Nursing Home aged 78 and had been ill for several months. He was a member of the Ye St Brannock's Lodge of the Royal Order Of Buffalos.

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Frank and Emma Maddocks

Emma Maddocks (Nee Robbins)

Emma Robbins born at Braunton in 1859. Her father Charles Robbins (B.1825 in Braunton) who's occupation was Stage Carrier living at Cane Street, Braunton in 1851 with his wife Betsy (nee Hunt B.1931 in at Braunton) who was a Stage Carrier wife and their 6 months old daughter Susan H. Robins. Emma and her brother Charles (B.1864 at Braunton) were staying we assume with her Uncle William Robbins at his farm Borough Barton, Morthoe Devon in 1881. It was a 206-acre farm employing 2 labours. Emma was a servant and the cook on the farm while brother Charles was boarding there and a Farmer. At this time Emma's mother Betsy Robbins was housekeeper on the farm and aged 50. When Emma Maddocks died on the 3rd July 1923 aged she was buried at Trinity Church Barnstaple.

Left is Henry and Lucy, on the trap is Frank and Emma on the Horse is Henry's son Renie and with the Bike Frank Robbins Maddocks.

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