Charles BALDOCK, from whom we are descended, connects to the Squires
family via the marriage of his daughter Charlotte Foden to James SQUIRES. (See Ancestral Tree)


Charles was born around 1794 in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

Although we have yet to find an official record of his birth and baptism, or details of his parents, we do know that Charles had a younger brother Ralph BALDOCK born around 1796 in Market Bosworth.


Charles married Mary FODEN on 25 July 1814 at St. Botolph's Church, Sibson, Leicestershire.

Both were living in Upton at the time of their marriage.

Ralph Baldock is a witness to the marriage.

Charles and Mary had five children:

1817    George - baptised 19 May, at St. Botolph's, Sibson

1819    Charlotte FODEN who appears to have been baptised twice:
             8 Aug        St. Botolph's, Sibson.
            10 Oct        Kingsbury, Warwickshire

1823    Charles - born in Castle Bromwich and baptised 20 January,
             in the private chapel of the manorial lord, the Earl of Bradford

1825    Stephen

1831    Harriet

Both Stephen and Harriet were born in Water Orton and baptised at St. Nicholas & St. Peter ad Vincula Church, Curdsworth

Living in Upton

This is a small village roughly four miles north east of Atherston.
age 25
Living in Castle Bromwich 1823age 29
Living in Water Orton

This is a small village roughly one mile south of Curdsworth.
1825age 31
Living in Water Orton 1831age 37
Tollgate Keeper
Leek Wootton, Warwickshire

This is a small village roughly two miles north of Guy's Cliffe.
1838age 44
Tollgate Keeper
Shenstone - Wood End, Staffordshire

This is a hamlet roughly three miles south of Lichfield.
1839age 45
Tollgate Keeper
Stivichall, Coventry

This turnpike was on the Stivichall estate which belonged to the Gregory family from the 16th century until the early part of the 20th century.

Although a responsible job, a tollgate keeper was described as a labourer on the census.
age 47
Tollgate Keeper
Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire

This is a village roughly two miles south-west of Tamworth.

His employer initially was Sir Robert Peel, who owned the Drayton Estate until his tragic death on Constitutional Hill when he fell from his horse.
age 57

The Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard, Saturday 18 May 1839, records a court case against Joseph Gee for non-payment of tolls

Details to be added later


Charles died in 1852 in Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire and was buried on 8th August, aged 58 years.

  • The British Newspaper Archives
  • UK Censuses (Ancestry
  • Warwickshire, England Burials 1813-1910 (Ancestry
  • Warwickshire England Baptisms 1813-1910 (Ancestry
  • England, Births & Christenings 1538-1975 (Ancestry
  • IGI
  • England & Wales Free BMD Death Index
  • England Select Marriages 1538-1973 (Ancestry
  • GRO Certified BMD records