The Mallock Family

Charles Herbert Mallock

Birth: 1802

Father:
Roger Mallock

Mother: Mary (Mudge) Mallock

Married: Maria Champernowne on 8 March 1836, in Dartington, Devon, England. Maria was born in 1812, in Dartington, Devon, the daughter of Arthur Harington Champernown and Louisa Buller. She died in 1893, in Newton Abbot district, Devon, aged 80.
1881: Thornhill Brake, Cockington, Devon
1891: Thornhill Brake, Castle Lane, Newton Abbot, Devon

Children:
Death: 20 April 1873, in Newton Abbot district, Devon, England, aged 70

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John Jervis Mallock

Birth: 1856, in Cockington, Devon, England

Father:
Charles Herbert Mallock

Mother: Maria (Champernowne) Mallock

Education: St Peter's College, Radley, England, and Exeter College, Oxford, where he obtained an M.A. in modern history (2nd class)

Married: Alice Deborah Maconchy in 1888, in Newton Abbot district, Devon, England. Alice's sister, Elizabeth, was married to John's brother, Richard.

Occupation: Clergyman. John took holy orders in 1880. John was curate of Swanton Novers in Norfolk, in 1881 and 1883. He was rector of the united benfices of S. Grade and S. Ruan Minor in Cornwall from from 31 July 1888 until 18 November 1898, and Rural Dean of Kerrier from 1896-98. In 1898 he became rector of East Allington in Devon, a post he held until 1922.

Death: 1922, in Kingsbridge district, Devon, England, aged 65

Notes:
St Peter's College, Radley. Register 1847 - 1904 p93
Mallock, John Jervis ; left 1875
F. xii 1874, viii 1875; M.A. Ex. Coll. Oxf. (2nd Cl. Mod. Hist.); H.O. 1880; m. 1888 Alice Deborah, d. of George Maconchy, Esq., of Co. Longford; Rec. of Grade 1888-98; R.D. of Kerrier 1896-8; Rec. of East Allington from 1898
The Rev. J.J. MALLOCK,
East Allington Rectory, Mounts, R.S.O., South Devon
 

In 1924, the Lady Chapel in East Allington was restored and and furnished, at a cost of over 320 by parishioners and friends, in memory of the Rev. John Jervis Mallock

Census:
1881: The Parsonage, Swanton Novers, Norfolk
1891: Thornhill Brake, Castle Lane, Newton Abbot, Devon
1901: East Allington, Dorset: John Jervis Mallock, Head, M, 44, Clergyman (church of England), Devon: Cocklington  (RG13/2082 fol 47 p7)

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Rawlin Richard Maconchy Mallock

Birth: 18 March 1885, in Newton Abbot district, Devon, England

Father:
Richard Mallock

Mother: Elizabeth Emily (Maconchy) Mallock

Education: Winchester College, and Trinity College, Cambridge

Mallock Machine
The Mallock Machine constructed to solve simultaneous linear equations
photo copyright Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge Reproduced by permission
Occupation: Mathematician and Mechanical Scientist
After completing his studies at Cambridge, Richard served the war effort with the armaments company Armstrong Whitworth. After the war, he worked at HMS Vernon, a research institute of the British Admiralty. In the late 1920s Richard returned to Cambridge University and became involved in the construction of mechanical machines for the calculation of linear algebraic simultaneous equations. In many ways, these analog machines were precursors to computers. In 1931, Richard built his prototype machine which could solve six simultaneous equations, while working at the Cambridge University Engineering Laboratories. An improved model, capable of solving ten simultaneous equations was built in 1933, and licensed to the Cambridge Instrument Company which built a working machine which was presented to the Royal Society and later sold to the university's Mathematical Department. Richard retired from the university in 1937.

Publications:
R. R. M. Mallock. An Electrical Calculating Machine. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Containing Papers of a Mathematical and Physical Character 1933, 140 457-483.

Notes:
Winchester College Register (1907) p578
MALLOCK, RAWLYN RICHARD MACONCHY (?), b. 18 March, 1885, half-bro. of Charles Herbert and bro. of Roger Champernowne, above, pp 517, 553.
Coll. Camb. 1903; 22nd Wrangler B.A. 1906. Address Cockington Court, Torquay.

Agatha Christie was a close friend of the Mallocks and in her youth, the years before the First World War, she often took part in amateur dramatics with the family at their home Cockington Court.

Death: 2 January 1959

Census & Addresses:
1891: Cockington Court, Newton Abbot, Devon
1959: Huccaby, Long Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (London Gazette 23 January 1959 p618)

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Richard Mallock

Richard Mallock
Richard Mallock
Cockington Court and Church, Torquay
Cockington Court and Church (1936)
Birth: 28 December 1843, in Cockington, Devon, England

Father:
Charles Herbert Mallock

Mother: Maria (Champernowne) Mallock

Married (1st): Mary Jones Dickson in 1876, in Marylebone district, Middlesex, England. Mary died in 1878, in Newton Abbot district, Devon, aged 22.

Children:
Married (2nd): Elizabeth Emily Maconchy on 19 June 1880, in Newton Abbot district, Devon, England. Elizabeth's sister, Alice, would later marry Richard's brother, John.

Children:
Occupation: Army Officer. Member of Parliament.
Richard served in the Royal Artillery. He was promoted from Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military Academy to lieutenant on 18 July 1865, and assigned ot the Bengal Staff Corps (London Gazette 18 July 1865 p3578) He resigned on 30 December 1876 (London Gazette 29 December 1876 p7144), having succeeded to Cockington Court upon the death of his elder brother in 1875. Richard was then absent from Cockington, studying agriculture, until 1878, when he returned and started making a number of improvements to the estate. Richard stood for Parliament, unsuccessfully, in the new constituency of Torquay in 1885, but won election the next year and represented Torquay as a Conservative until 1895, when he retired from politics. His speeches and comments in Parliament are recorded in Hansard. Richard was also appointed as a Justice of the Peace and later Deputy Lieutenant for Devonshire on 2 May 1893 (London Gazette 2 May 1893 p2555)

In his book Memoirs of Life and Literature p209-10, Richard's cousin, William Hurrel Mallock, describes Richard's initial election campaign:
My cousin, Richard Mallock of Cockington, had been asked, and had consented, to stand as Conservative candidate for the Torquay division of Devonshire. His local popularity, which was great, depended mainly on the engaging and somewhat shy simplicity of his manner, on his honesty, which was recognized by all, and on his generosity and sound sense as a landlord. These latter qualities had lately been made conspicuous by his administration of those parts of his property which were now, one after another, being quickly covered with buildings. He was no student, however, of statistics or political theory; as a speaker his practice had been small, and he and his advisers asked me to give what assistance I could. ...
  The following evening at a village on Richard Mallock's property, his political campaign was to be inaugurated, and I was to be one of the orators.
  When the time for the meeting came I found myself erect in a wagon, with a world of apple trees in front of me and a thatched barn behind, and heard myself discussing the program of "three acres and a cow," of which my listeners understood nothing, and I not more than a little.


The New House of Commons, July 1892, with Biographical Notices of its Members p23
TORQUAY. 9,404.
MALLOCK RICHARD (C.) of Cockington Court, near Torquay, eld surviving s. of the late Mr. Charles Herbert Mallock, of Cockington Court, by Maria, youngest d. of the late Mr. Arthur Champernowne, M.P., of Dartington House, b. 1843, educated at Harrow and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and served in the Royal Artillery from 1865 to 1875. J.P. for Devonshire, Lord of the Manor of Cockington, and patron of the living of Tormohun-with-Cockington. M., first, in 1876, Mary Jones, youngest d. of Mr. Thomas A.H. Dickson, of Liverpool, and, secondly, in 1880, Elizabeth Emily, third d. of Mr. George Maconchy, of Rathmore, county Longford. Unsuccessful candidate 1885 for the Torquay division; M.P. from 1886.  4,157 votes.
HAYTER, SIR ARTHUR DIVETT, Bart. (G.).  3,763 votes
1885 - L. M'Iver (L.),  3,509;  R Mallock (C.)  3,161.
1886 - R Mallock (C.), 3,135;  L. M'Iver (L.U.),  3,055.

The Popular Guide to the House of Commons p55 (1892)
DEVONSHIRE-TORQUAY
*Mr R Mallock - ? ...... 4,157
 Sir A Hayter -  L .... 3,763
Conservative majority -----   394
Electorate: 9,404
1885 poll: MacIver (L), 3,509; Mallock (C), 3,161 - Liberal majority, 348.
1886 poll: Mallock (?) 3,135; MacIver (LU), 3,055 -  Conservative majority, 80.
Mr Richard Mallock, who is a cousin of the "Is Life Worth Living?" Mr Mallock, is an old soldier. Was educated at Harrow, and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and served for some ten years in the Royal Artillery. Is Lord of the Manor of Cockington and patron of one Church living. Was formerly in favour of "an extended system of self government in Ireland," and of giving to that country "every privilege that England and Scotland possess," and is presumably of that opinion still. Is 49.
  Cockington Court, Torquay. Carlton.

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Who's Who 1900 p684
MALLOCK, Richard, J.P., D.L., Devonshire; County Councillor, Devonshire; b. 28 Dec. 1843; 2nd s. (e. surv.) of late Charles Herbert Mallock of Cockington Court, and Maria, d. of Arthur Champernowne of Dartington, Devon, M.P.; m. 1st, Mary Jones, d. of T.A.H. Dlckson of Liverpool; 2nd, Elizabeth Emily, d. of G. Maconchy of Rathmore, Co. Longford. Educ.: Harrow and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Lieut. Royal Artillery, 1865-76; M.P. Devonshire (Torquay Division), 1886-95. Address: Cockington Court, near Torquay. Club: Carlton.

Western Times November 31 July 1888 p2
       TORQUAY
  Once a year the Tories of the Division hold a fete ostensibly for the amusement of the party, but having also in view the advancement of the cause. Last year the scene of operation was at Waddington Court when adverse weather resulted in a lost of 40. On Wednesday last a similar gathering at Cockington Court was also spoilt by a heavy downpour of rain. The great attraction was an individual described as the “African Blondin,” but the dusky one disappointed the fine tastes of the spectators by getting his hand smashed with a hammer, just before the time announced for the performance to commence. Athletic sports and the drinking booths divided honours during the afternoon, and a friend informs us that he never saw more drunkenness even on a race course. The surroundings appeared to have a very distressing effect upon Mr. Mallock M.P., and his principal supporter, both gentlemen announcing to the meeting which was held in the evening that although they had speeches in their pockets they should not deliver them. This frank admission was much appreciated by a portion of the audience, and the whole affair ended in a frizzle. Probably after this sad experience our Tory friends will consider that their lot is not altogether a happy one.

Cockington School in Old Mill Road was built in 1892 and paid for by Richard Mallock.

Torquay Memorial Clock Tower
Clock Tower in Torquay erected as a memorial to Richard Mallock
Death: 29 June 1900, in St Andrews, Scotland. Richard collapsed and died whilst on a cycling holiday, aged 56
A memorial clock tower was erected in Torquay in Richard's memory. The plaque on the base reads:
In testimony to the life and public services of Richard Mallock of Cockington Court Esquire J.P, D.L. Died June 29 1900, aged 56, late of the Royal Artillery, MP for the Torquay Division 1886-1895. Erected by his many friends and former constituents 1902.

Obituary:
Report and Transactions - The Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art (1901) p35
RICHARD MALLOCK of Cockington Court, Torquay, was born 20th December, 1843; the son of Charles Herbert Mallock and Maria, daughter of Arthur Champernowne, of Dartington. He was educated at Harrow, and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and was for a short time in the Royal Artillery. In 1885 he made an attempt to enter Parliament, standing as Conservative candidate for the newly constituted Torquay Division, but was defeated by Mr., now Sir Lewis, McIver; but in 1886 the tables were turned, Mr. Mallock being successful, and Mr. McIver at the bottom of the poll. He continued to represent the division until 1895, when he did not seek re-election. He took part in all matters of local administration in West Devon; was a Justice of the Peace and a County Councillor, and a generous supporter of all charitable objects. During the last year of his life he took a leading part in establishing at Torquay a Convalescent Home for soldiers invalided from South Africa. He married, first, Mary Jones, daughter of Thomas Ashton Hodgson Dickson, of Liverpool, and secondly, Elizabeth Emily, daughter of George Macouchy, of Rathmore, co. Longford, by both of whom he had issue. He became a life member of the Association in 1877. He died quite suddenly at St. Andrews, while cycling in Scotland, July, 1900.

Census:
1881: Cockington Court, Cockington, Devon
1891: Huccaby, Tavistock, Devon

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Roger Champernowne Mallock

Birth: 1 September 1881, in Cockington, Devon, England

Father:
Richard Mallock

Mother: Elizabeth Emily (Maconchy) Mallock

Education: Winchester College, and Trinity College, Cambridge

Notes:
Winchester College Register (1907) p553
MALLOCK, ROGER CHAMPERNOWNE (C), b. 1 Sept., 1881, half-bro. of Charles Herbert, above, p. 517, being the e.s. of Richard Mallock, Esq., by Elizabeth Emily, his 2nd wife, d. of Geo. Maconchy, Esq., of Rathmore, co. Longford (bro. of Rawlyn Richard Maconchy, below, p. 578).
Address Cockington Court, Torquay.


Agatha Christie was a close friend of the Mallocks and in her youth, the years before the First World War, she often took part in amateur dramatics with the family at their home Cockington Court.

In 1947, Roger was awarded a patent for an appliance for picking fruit from trees or picking up fruit or small articles from the ground.

Death:  1956

Census & Addresses:
1891: Huccaby, Tavistock, Devon
1944: Nately Hatch, Hook, Basingstoke, Hampshire (patent application)

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