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Husband: George Nixon Duck
Born: 1 Feb 1831 in Ridgway House, Stapleton, Bristol, Gloucestershire 1 Census: 1841 in Ridgway House, Stapleton, Bristol, Gloucestershire (see note 1) Census: 1851 in Apsley Villas, Bristol St Andrew, Gloucestershire (see note 2) Census: 1861 in Blue House, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham (see note 3) Census: 1881 in Fairlieburne, Largs, Ayrshire (see note 4) Census: 1901 in 16A Longbeach Road, Battersea, London (see note 5) Census: 1911 in 66 Blenheim Gardens, Wallington, Surrey (see note 6) Died: 11 Feb 1919 in Wallington, Surrey 1,2 (see note 7) Occupation: 1851 Ships Draughtsman 3 Occupation: 1861 Iron Ship Builder & Ship Owner 4 Occupation: Shipbuilder Bristol & Stockton on Tees 1 (see note 8) Occupation: 1881 Justice Of Peace Underwriter At Lloyds 5 Occupation: 1901 Retired Ship Builder Iron, JP 6 Father: Nehemiah Duck (1782 - 1842) Mother: Rachel Pole (1791 - 1851) Notes
Wife: Maria Nicholson Married name: Maria Duck Married: 26 Dec 1854 in St Cuthbert, Edinburgh, Scotland 1
Born: ABT 1830 in Edinburgh, Midlothian 5 Census: 1861 in Blue House, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham (see note 9) Census: 1881 in Fairlieburne, Largs, Ayrshire (see note 10) Census: 1901 in 16A Longbeach Road, Battersea, London (see note 11) Resided: 1903 in Ridgeway, Blenheim Gardens, Wallington, Surrey 7 Died: 31 Mar 1903 in Surrey 8,7 (see note 12) Probate: 26 Aug 1903 in London (see note 13) Father: Mother:
1 F Maria Elizabeth Duck | Born: 1856 Stockton-on-Tees, Durham 5,6,2 | Died: 1938 London 9 | Buried
2 F Alice Catherine Duck | Born: 1859 Stockton-on-Tees, Durham 5,8 | Died: 18 Mar 1924 Devon 9,7 | Buried
3 F Amy Rachel Agnes Duck | Born: ABT 1859 Edinburgh, Midlothian 5 | Died: 31 Jan 1933 Exmouth, Devon 7 | Buried
4 F Charlotte Amelia Tolson Duck | Born: ABT 1864 Edinburgh, Midlothian 5,10 | Died: 5 Sep 1956 Devon 9,7 | Buried
5 M George Nixon Arthur Duck | Born: 1871 Kirkleatham, Yorkshire 5,8,11 sp. _____ |Married: 1901 London 8 sp. Florence Louisa Marsh |Married: 1910 London 8 Born: ABT 1887 Died: 1959 | Died: | Buried
Sources: (1) . (2) . (3) . (4) . (5) . (6) . (7) . (8) . (9) . (10) . (11) . Event Notes Note (1) Age 10, with family Note (2) Age 20, born Stapleton, with mother and siblings. Ships Draughtsman Note (3) RG9/3691 f2: Age 30, born Bristol. Iron Ship Builder employing 700 hands & Ship Owner, with wife Maria and children Note (4) Age 50, born England. Justice Of Peace Underwriter At Lloyds, with wife Maria and children Note (5) RG13/457 f46: Age 70, born Bristol. Retired Ship Builder Iron, JP, with wife Maria and daughter Maria Note (6) RG14PN3428 RG78PN129 RD39 SD6 ED8 SN135: Age 80, born Bristol. Retired Naval Architect, widower with daughters Note (7) Mar 1919 Croydon 2a 671 age 88 Note (8) From "The History of Thornaby" at http://www.colinappleby.com/Thornaby.htm : The ship building industry grew and at the turn of the century the two largest shipbuilding firms were as follows : RICHARDSON, DUCK & CO. This yard was opened in 1852 as South Stockton Iron Ship-Building Co. and, as already mentioned, produced the first iron ship on the Tees. They soon began to lose money and so in 1855 Mr. Joseph Richardson and Mr. George Nixon Duck took over. Mr Duck retired from the partnership in 1876. In 1859 they took over Rake Kimber's yard at Middlesbrough, and in 1865 employed 600 people. By 1890 they employed 1,200, and by that time had built some 400 ships most of them being cargo steamers. They also made sailing ships for which they made their own sails. These were said by some to "equal the Cutty-Sark". In 1867 Mr. H. G. Spence, of Messrs. Spence, joined the company as a partner, until his death in March 1905. Other partners in the company were Messrs. C. W. Littleboy, J. A. Richardson and Col. G. C. Spence. Between 1854 and 1920 the company had construced about 670 ships. In 1920 they had four building berths with a total river frontage of 1,140.feet and another wharf erected in 1913 with a river frontage of 600.feet. In March 1912 it was made into a private Limited Company. In July 1919 the old Company was acquired and taken over by a newly formed public Company as a going concern. The Company ceased about 1930. Note (9) Age 30, born Scotland, with husband George Nixon Duck and children Note (10) Age 50, born Edinburgh, with husband George Nixon Duck and children Note (11) Age 70, born Edinburgh Note (12) Jun 1903 Croydon 2a 181 age 72 Note (13) See media files For comments and questions about this family, email Howard Slatter Updated 18 May 2020 Name Index