Just thought I would follow this up aprpos of nothing in particular.My Mattocks caste frustrating glimpses of themselves in the Portbury area but are mostly missing from the parish registers of before the 1730's
A John Mattock was in Portishead in 1700 as he was in the Portishead Parsh registers in a column included in the burial register that was either for the next of kin or for the informant.Later on that year a son of John and Hannah (Hods) called William is christened.This is very like the birth date of 1703 that we have for our William.There were no Mattocks during the early part of the 1600s in Portishead
There is a William born at the time in Axbridge.WILLIAM MATTICK - International Genealogical Index Gender: Male Christening: 14 JUL 1707 Axbridge, Somerset, England.His parents were William and Catherine.However there is also a William buried there in 1727.
In Portbury a James Mattock was buried in 1719.It is going to be hard to trace it very much further back because the Portbury parish registers do not exist between 1638 and 1719.
A Rachel Mattock married Thomas Thatcher in Portbury in 1758 making her contemporary with John son of William and Mary, and thus possibly a sister.
In 1629 in Portbury there was the following marriage Oct 5 Robert Grayle to Juliana Magothes.
There were no Mattock or Maddock christenings in Easton in Gordano 1760-1775.
There is a PCC will for Richard Mattock of Easton in Gordano written in 1567 and he leaves most of his property to his two young children and if they died, to the children of one of his sisters they were called Botthinge?.There were specific gifts also to those sisters Gyllyan, Ann and Jonte? jane? Joan? and their children.Probate was in 1584.
A Julian? Matlock? married a Robert Grayle in 1561 in Easton in Gordano
In Easton in Gordano an Ann Maddox married a John Robins 19 June 1663, botp
There were obviusly Mattocks in Portbury during C17 evidenced by these wills - Wells wills (Bishops Court 1660-1739 )
William Mattocke Portbury (1679) 125 Mattocke Lewry? Portbury ((1685) 55
Unfortunately these were part of the WW2 destroyed wills but luckilya calendar had been prepared in the C19th (Manuscript Calender of wills proved in the Wells registry 1529-1858 published by Society of Genealogists London)
There were a lot of Mattocks around the Henbury in Gloucestershire area and also Westbury and some christened in Bristol in the C16th & C17th.
In Somerset in Wedmore John Mattock marriedJoane Hilpe on 20 Oct 1651 (Hilpe was a Wedmore family)In the C18th there were some in Bedminster and some in Axbridge as well as the Bath and Pitminster ones.There were some Non-conformists in Pitminster