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Martin Atock

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Martin Atock (1834-1901)

1834 Martin Atock was born in Preston the son of George Attock (sometimes written Atock), a coach maker[1]

1841 George Attock 29, coach maker, lived in Liverpool with Martin Attock 7, George Attock 3, Alfred Attock 2 Mo, Hephgelah Attock 28, Mary Attock 2[2]

The family moved to Stratford where his father later became Carriage & Wagon Superintendent of the Eastern Counties Railway.

Martin became a locomotive draughtsman at Stratford

1851 George Atock 39, engine builder, lived in West Ham with Hephzibah Atock 36, Martin Atock 16, apprentice, George Atock 13, Fridrick Atock 5, Elizabeth Atock 3, Phebe Ann Atock 1[3]

1861 Marton Atock 26, foreman engineer, lived in West Ham with Mary Eliza Atock 22, Marton Henry Atock 9 months[4]

1861 he became Locomotive Superintendent of the Waterford and Limerick Railway.

1872-1900 He was Locomotive Superintendent of the Midland Great Western Railway in Ireland from 1872 to 1900. [5]

1901 Martin Atock 66, retired civil engineer, widower, lived in Killiney, Dublin with Amy Isabel Atock 30, Florence Bostock Atock 26[6]

1901 He died in Killiney on 28 Novemebr 1901.

Several members of the Atock/Attock family were involved in railway engineering, including his son Thomas Atock on the MGWR and his younger brother Frederick Attock of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway.

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1841 census
  3. 1851 census
  4. 1861 census
  5. [1] Irish locomotive engineers - Steamindex home page
  6. 1901 census