George Richard Lockwood


b 4 March 1845

St George in the East, London

d. date unknown

place unknown


son of John William Lockwood and Sarah Cuthbert

father of George Arthur Lockwood [1], Mary Ann Lockwood [4], James Thomas Lockwood [1], John Benjamin Lockwood, Richard Albert Lockwood, Charles Edmund Lockwood



George Richard Lockwood was the first of John William Lockwood and Sarah Cuthbert's 11 children. He was born on 4 March 1845 in St George in the East, London E1 and first appeared on a Census form in March 1851, aged six, while the family were living at 10 Philip Street.

At the time of the next census, in April 1861, George, then 16, was a B2 Class sailor on board HMS Leopard docked in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil . He remained in the Royal Navy for at least 10 more years as is indicated by the following Census in April 1871 that had him included with other Able Seamen on board HMS Racoon in Halifax Dockyard, Nova Scotia. 

George Richard Lockwood did not marry until 1880, aged 35. His wife was Amelia Buck, 12 years his junior, who was born in Stepney in 1857. While George had been with the Royal Navy, her family had moved into 17 Philip Street, next door to George's parents and siblings at number 19. Their marriage took place in Whitechapel. The 1881 Census was held the following year and indicated that George Richard and Amelia had started married life at 15 Martha Street, Shadwell, a home they shared with Amelia's sisters Sarah and Mary, and the latter's two daughters. 


Fifteen months later, in July 1882, George Richard and Amelia had their first child, whom they named George Arthur Lockwood. By this time they had moved out of Martha Street and into the main Lockwood family home at 19 Phillip Street . It is not known how long they stayed at this address. However, following John William Lockwood's death, the 1891 Census indicated that only Sarah, daughter Elizabeth and a grandson, Edward Lockwood, were in residence at Phillip Street . That same 1891 Census indicated that George Richard Lockwood and wife Amelia had moved to Joseph Street within the same location of St George in the East. Living with them were sons George Arthur Lockwood, James Thomas Lockwood [1] (b.1886/7) and John Benjamin Lockwood (b.1889/90) and daughter Mary Ann Lockwood [4] (b.1884). 


The first Census of the new century (1901) saw George Richard Lockwood move his family about 1.5 miles north-east to 51 Aston Street , between Limehouse and Stepney Green. Since the previous Census, his family had grown to include Richard Albert Lockwood (b.1894) and Charles Edmund Lockwood (b.1897). Birthplace for each was in St George in the East.


No date of death has yet been established for George Richard Lockwood. Amelia Buck Lockwood died on 5 June 1940 aged 84.  


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