William Kimberley Hockley

1843–1921 (Age 77)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Kimberley

When William Kimberley Hockley was born on 6 April 1843, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Hockley, was 65 and his mother, Ann Whitworth, was 27. He married Christana Priddy on 11 March 1866, in Bordesley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom for about 50 years. He died in 1921, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 78.

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William Kimberley Hockley
Christana Priddy
Marriage: 11 March 1866
Christiana Hockley
William Hockley
Mary Ann Hockley
John Hockley
Carrie Hockley
Jack Hockley

Spouse & Children

11 March 1866
Bordesley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom


  • Christiana Hockley


  • William Hockley


  • Mary Ann Hockley


  • John Hockley


  • Carrie Hockley


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World Events (5)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 11

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 37

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 41

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English (mainly Essex): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Essex and West Midlands. The former is so called from the Old English personal name Hocca or hocc ‘mallow’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; the latter from the personal name Hucca + hlāw ‘hill’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William Hockley, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Hockley, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Hockley, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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