Looking for parents of Rev. Dudley Rockett Snr. b.1729c. d.1803 York, UK.

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He was the Sub-Chanter of York Cathedral for 47 years, as well as several other titles. He had 2 wives: (1) Susannah Walker (b.1726, Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, d.1761, York). (2) Sarah Heald (b.1732c. Otley, Yorkshire, d.1777 York). He had 2 children by 1st wife: Susannah Rockett (b. 1756 Bingley, Yorkshire, d.1759 York) & Rev. Dudley Rockett Jnr. (b. 1757, York, d. 1797 York).

He is probably from the Rockett clan of the Yorkshire area, but there is a possibility that he is from the Somerset clan of Rockett's, as he left his nephew Thomas Rockett of Taunton, Somerset, UK a large part of his Estate in his Will, as both his own children & wive's were deceased.
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You will find quite a LOT of biographical data on the good Reverend at the Clergy of the Church of England database:


Person: Rockett, Dudley (1752 - 1804)

Education Events

Ordination Events

  • show detailsdeacon : 24/09/1752 (Hutton, Matthew/York 1747-1757)

  • show detailspriest : 23/09/1753 (Hutton, Matthew/York 1747-1757)

Appointment Events

Death Events

hide detailsDeath (07/04/1804)

Name Date Cause Type Full Record
Rockett, Dudley 07/04/1804 Death Vac View

Sadly, his parents are not named, and, as he did not attend a University and obtain a degree, his parents  are not found through that means, either.

Good luck!

Thank you very much Dale Gatherum-Goss ! I'll have a look at the link now.
You are very welcome and good luck!

By the way, here is the notice in the Gazette in relation to his estate:



I've already found many newspaper articles about him (& 2 about his son) on "Findmypast". But they didn't have that one, so thanks again !

I've also bought a copy of his Will from the National Archives, which helped me piece together a fair bit. I know it's a long shot, but do you know anywhere I can look to see if a portrait was ever painted of him ? Have Googled it with no luck ! Sorry to be a bother.

Best Wishes,


1 Answer

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Baptism record , Sheffield, Yortkshire,West Riding. Baptism date

March 5 1728. Fathers name Thomas,no mothers name on record.

Marriage record Bingley,West Riding ,Yorkshire.Married SusannaWalker,

November 6 1754.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (915k points)
Thank you Wayne Morgan. I did already find that baptism record, but am still not sure if it's him, as it says his father was a Shoemaker - I wondered how likely it was for his son to become so well established/ educated ?

Maybe he was a very successful shoemaker !

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