Page family of Clock and Watchmakers 1822-1944
John Hargrave Page born in Sleaford in 1791. Parents Solomon and Elizabeth Page nee Hargrave. John Page married Elizabeth Newton in Sleaford in 1813. Their first son John junior was born in 1814. Second son George was born in Sleaford in 1820.
The family move to Market Rasen, John Page is listed as a Watchmaker in George Street in 1826 directory.
1835 directory John Page listed at the Market Place.
1841 census, John Page, 50 yrs and Elizabeth in the Market Place, children, Watchmaker
son George Page 20 years, is a Watchmaker in Sleaford, and John Page junior, 25 years, in the Market Place, Watchmaker.
1844 John Page junior married Rose (Rosa) King in Market Rasen
1849 directory lists John Page and John Page junior, Market Place, watchmakers
1851 census, John junior, Rose and four children living and working in the Market Place. John senior, clock and watchmaker, listed with his son George a watchmaker in Navenby. Living with him or visiting? Elizabeth is living in Market Place, Market Rasen with sons- James, Charles, Thomas and grandson James.
1856 trade directory, John Page, Market Place, clock and watchmaker
1861 census, John junior and Rose, Queen Street, watchmaker, with William 14 watchmaker, John 12, Thomas 5, Frederick 2 and 3 daughters. John senior and Elizabeth?
John junior and Rosa’s son William died in 1863. A year later, 1864 John senior died aged 74 years.
1871 census, John watchmaker, Rosa and children living and working in Queen Street. Son Thomas is a watchmaker apprentice in Rasen: son John Austin (junior) is a watchmaker in Caistor. Mrs Elizabeth Page is living in Prospect Place, with three grandchildren.
Elizabeth died and was buried on 28th November 1875.
1876 Kelly’s directory listed the following Watchmakers of Lincolnshire
George Page in Navenby and his son George Page in Donnington.
John Page in Market Rasen and his son John Austin Page in Caistor.
1880 Rose (Rosa) died.
1881 census, John widower, Thomas watchmaker, daughter Harriet is housekeeper living and working in Queen Street. John Austin Page is a Watchmaker in South Street, Caistor.
1885 last listing for John Page junior
1889 listing in directory Thomas Page, last listing in Caistor for John A Page.
1891 census, 22 Queen Street, John and Thomas both listed as watchmakers, and Frederick stonemason. John A Page has moved from Caistor to Doncaster, now pub landlord.
1892, John senior died. Thomas married Emma Bocock. They had been together since 1886, their first son Cyril was born on 1887.
1901 census, Thomas watchmaker, wife Emma and four sons, Cyril, Bernard, John, and Louis at 22 Queen Street.
1911 census, Thomas watchmaker, Emma and four sons, 46 Serpentine Street.
1914-1919, Cyril POW, Bernard killed in 1916 at the Battle of the Somme.
1937 Kelly’s directory, shop listed at 22 Queen Street.
1938, Emma died.
1939 census retired watchmaker, with son John (printer) 46 Serpentine Street
1944 Thomas died.
John 1791-1865 clock and watchmaker
Two of his sons were Watchmakers John junior and George. Other sons were Tailors, Joiners and Thomas joined the Army.
John 1814-1892 clock and watchmaker
Three of his sons trained as Watchmakers. But
William, watchmaker, 1845-1863, died young aged 18 years.
John A, watchmaker, then became a Pub Landlord, 1849-1903.
Thomas, watchmaker in Market Rasen 1856-1944
Thomas 1856-1944 clock and watchmaker
Four sons no watchmakers
Cyril Thomas Page Bocock 1887-1969, Tailor
John Austin Page 1892- 1958, Printer
Bernard George 1897- 1916, killed at the Battle of the Somme, Butcher
Louis Redvers 1900-1979, Secretary to Farmer